Our Faculty

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Sue Parsley

Owner M.Ed Instructor

Sue Parsley is the owner of Lenox Yoga and a long time educator. She is a certified master yoga instructor specializing in Corporate Wellness, and has trained with many amazing people over the years. Her practice and teaching is most influenced by David Swenson and his Ashtanga Roots.  In addition to teaching and lecturing at many WORLD CLASS facilities  including Canyon Ranch Lenox , Club Westmoor in Nantucket and Equinox in Vermont. Sue also serves as the Wellness Director at The Center for Motivation and Change in the  Berkshires. As a former athlete and coach, Sue quickly found her way to the forefront of yoga teachers.  With the precise instruction and athletic edge she adds to each of her classes, it makes them palatable to both the seasoned practitioner and the weekend athlete. Sue works with many celebrities and high profile clients sculpting their bodies naturally.and her approach has landed her respective Awards for Outstanding Guest Service at Canyon Ranch for 10 years in a row. In 2015 and 2016 Sue was named Ambassador to The Canyon Ranch Institute, an honor reserved for those who embody the highest standards of wellness,  both personally and professionally. She brings a light , fun and creative energy to every class she teaches.
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Sue Shook

Instructor

From her work as a landscape and floral artist, Sue has fine tuned her craft in a way that weaves her love of earth, air, water and essence into her practice of yoga. Utilizing every sense, she teaches in a nurturing way to help you find the same warm connection to mother earth in every pose.
 
Sue has been a yoga practitioner for more than 18 years, influenced initially by Rodney Yee. She immersed herself in workshops and teacher trainings throughout the Berkshires. A graduate of the Yoga Institute of the Berkshires and a Yoga Alliance member, Sue recommitted herself three years ago to teaching and practicing full time, and now offers classes at Lenox Yoga. Those who practice with Sue find that she offers clear direction and encourages long, deep poses to achieve a sense of tranquility.
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Laura Wentzel

Instructor

Laura Wentzel received her 200-hour yoga certification from Alchemy of Yoga and is pursuing her 500-hour certification through Asheville Yoga Center. She has taken additional training to provide yoga for people experiencing the physical and mental manifestations of trauma and PTSD, and has a background in public health, nutrition, and disaster response. Laura is also a 6-time marathon runner based in the Berkshire mountains in western MA where she can often be found hiking, running, snowboarding, and enjoying the outdoors.
 
email:laura.wentzel@gmail.com 
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Terri Flynn

 Instructor

Terri Flynn is a certified AFFA group instructor , Nasm Personal trainer, 200 hour yoga instructor, and Certified Stott Pilates instructor. Terri has been in the fitness industry for over 30 years and is known for her hard work ethic and compassionate approach to her clients.  She has formerly worked at Canyon Ranch in The Berkshire for over 20, training with the best and pushing herself outside the box when it come to movement. She earned an award for exceptional customer service while working there. With over 15 years of Pilates mat and private appartus classes her mission and passion is to provide clients with proper knowledge of the body and movement.  She resides in the beautiful Berkshires and loves all things outdoor.  Family time include her partner and 2 adult children, along with her granddaughter and one on the way. 
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Nora Fenner

Instructor 

Nora Fenner is a 500hr Kripalu Yoga teacher, Reiki attuned and shamanic energy healer. She has attended workshops with Manju Jois, David Swenson, Angela Farmer, Bryan Kest, Yoganand Michael Carroll, Ray Crist and others. Nora works at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health for over 10 years. She brings a light cheer, peace and a well-balanced physical and mental practice to her classes. She feels the practice guides her to inner peace and strength, which she offers to her classes.
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Mary Keator

Ph.D. Instructor, and Spiritual Director  and Teacher Trainer

Mary Keator, Ph.D. has been teaching yoga for over 25 years. She sees yoga as a practice of self discipline to: heal the body, train the mind, embody compassion, and build healthy  communities. Mary believes passionately in helping her students to learn about and deepen  their relationship with themselves and one another. She sees the human condition as a  complex, diverse, and beautiful mystery filled with endless possibilities. One of her many gifts is  her ability to see the whole person and guide them to realign—body, mind and spirit—through  yoga, spiritual direction and Reiki. 
Mary’s training includes Hatha, Iyengar and Anusara yoga (for which she was the first certified teacher). She studied both in the US and India. Mary has taught yoga classes, workshops and  teacher trainings both nationally and internationally. She is a member of RYTA - 500 level),  Contemplative Mind in Society and Spiritual Directors International (specializing in yoga,  contemplative and Christian methods and practices). In addition to yoga and spiritual direction,  Mary is also a Reiki Master. 
Mary has a Ph.D. in Humanities, and Masters in both Teaching and Theology as well as a B.A. in  Communication Studies. A native to Lenox, Mary spent her young adult life raising her two  daughters (Sophia and Madeleine), while living and teaching in the Texas and Mexico. 
In addition to teaching Foundations of Yoga and Vintage Yoga, Mary also offers private sessions  in her office located within Lenox Yoga for Yoga, Mindfulness/Meditation and Spiritual  Direction and Appointment for private sessions can be made by emailing  marymagdalayoga@gmail.com
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Antoinette Simms

 Instructor

Antoinette Simms has been in the Health, Wellness and Fitness industry for over 25 years.  Her passion for fitness as a bodybuilder, fitness trainer (including celebrities such as 50 cent and other recording artists) fitness instructor and dancer eventually brought her to her discovery of yoga. Over her career she has worked with organizations like Kripalu and Canyon Ranch instructing meditation & yoga, workshops, Journey Dance, innovative fitness classes, SUP and aquatics. Antoinette offers her presence with each student she encounters while encouraging them to gain their own body/mind awareness.  One of her skills is to allow people to feel comfortable in their own skin, start right where they are and give themselves the permission to always begin again.

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