The Yoga Teacher Training program at Ananda Ashram is led by experienced hatha yoga instructors and by Ashram teachers who were trained directly by Founder Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati. All of our YTT faculty members have been practicing and teaching for many years. Senior staff instructors have lived in residence at the Ashram, studying and integrating the teachings in their daily life for thirty years or more. This program is designed so that the expertise of each faculty member is transmitted to students in a direct, inspiring, encouraging and transformative way.
Laurice D. Nemetz
Laurice D. Nemetz, MA, BC-DMT, LCAT, E-RYT, Applied Anatomy & Physiology, Prenatal Yoga – Lauri is a certified and registered experienced-level yoga teacher, a member of the Academy of Dance/Movement Therapists Registered, a Board Certified Movement Therapist and a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist. She is co-president of the YTA (Yoga Teachers’ Association) and serves as an adjunct professor at Pace University and a guest faculty member at the College of New Rochelle. In addition, she teaches and works in a number of public and private therapeutic settings where she specializes in teaching accessible anatomy workshops for the yoga and movement community.
Lauri has been influenced by many teachers and traditions and is particularly grateful to Karin Stephan, David Hollander and Kim Schwartz. In her free time, she leads yoga and kayaking trips on the Hudson River, in Canada and Costa Rica. Author of A Place of Balance: Yoga Practice for the Kayaker (Sea Kayaker Magazine, Oct. 2010), she has also published writings on movement therapy and yoga in several books and journals. Lauri has degrees from Wellesley College and a Master’s degree in Dance/Movement Therapy from Goucher College. She has continued to deepen her proficiency in the field of anatomy through intensive full-body dissection work with Gil Hedley, several courses in Functional Anatomy for Movement and Injuries at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and a 200-hour course in Body Language with anatomist Tom Myers, with whom she continues her studies. She is also a graduate of Leslie Kaminoff's year-long Yoga Anatomy course and is currently teaching as an associate teacher for Tom Myers' Anatomy Trains work ®. Visit www.wellnessbridge.com and www.ytayoga.com for more information.