WORKING WELLNESS INSTRUCTORS

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Gaby Evers completed her yoga teacher training in 2017 at the YogaLife Institute and immediately began teaching classes.  Gaby brings her love of sports and fitness to her classes through static and dynamic poses with a focus on strength, flexibility, mobility, balance and breath.  She is especially interested in the mind-body connection and reducing stress and anxiety through yoga.  Gaby enjoys teaching yoga to kids, teens, and adults, and believes that yoga is instrumental in leading a healthy, injury-free lifestyle.  She is devoted to consistently increasing her knowledge of yoga through practice, study, and additional teacher training, and bringing that knowledge to her practice and her students.   Gaby lives with her husband, Jeff, two children, Cooper and Maddie, and their beagle, Gussie.

Amy Orcutt loves yoga and loves sharing yoga with her students. She started practicing in 1998, as a compliment to her training as a player on the University of North Carolina Women's Lacrosse team. The benefits of incorporating yoga into her athletic life as a player at Chapel Hill were immediately apparent, and started a lifelong love affair with yoga that she’s carried into every part of her life since.  In addition to teaching yoga, Amy is the Head Coach of the nationally ranked Conestoga High School Girls Lacrosse team, and has led them to District, Regional, and State Championships.  She was named Coach of the Year in 2016 by PhillyLacrosse, and was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at her alma mater, Conestoga High School.  Amy channels her love of athletics, energy and enthusiasm to create challenging yoga sequences that will build strength, flexibility, and confidence in all who take her classes. Amy lives with her husband Chad, her 3 children, Jackson, Price, and Tilly, 3 big dogs, 1 little bunny and 5 chickens.

Regan Marscher has been practicing various methods of yoga for over 20 years. In 2013 her increasing awareness of how beautifully powerful yoga is led to studying and receiving her 200 RYT certification through Dancing Foot Yoga in Red Bank, NJ. With a friendly emphasis on a strong foundation and proper alignment within the postures, she seeks to build strength while creating space in the body. Mindfulness, seeking balance, and acting with kindness are at the core of her teachings. Regan believes whole-heartedly in the power of yoga to transform people and change their lives in radically positive ways and is delighted to be able to share this practice with others. 

A former division one athlete, Regan has been coaching girls lacrosse at all levels from preschool to college for 20 years. She is the Head Coach of field hockey, and an assistant lacrosse coach at her alma mater, Conestoga High School. She lives with her husband Rob, their two daughters Maryn and Roxy, dogs Marley and Mazzy, cat Zeus, and Speedy the tortoise.

 

Erin Sibley Doerwald, LCSW, CMT-P is a psychotherapist, mindfulness facilitator and mindfulness program developer based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. For twenty years, Erin has been a committed practitioner of mind-body practices that fundamentally shifted her perspective on how to live a life in balance. Having experienced profound transformation through practices that supported her through grief and loss, illness, and injury, a personal mission grew to share the benefits of these practices in service to others. She is a certified mindfulness teacher with the International Mindfulness Teachers Association and an Affiliated Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) Teacher for UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC). Erin received her training in mindfulness facilitation from UCLA Semel Institute MARC. She also serves as a mentor for students receiving training in the Long Distance Intensive Practice Program at UCLA's MARC.

 

Lindsey O’Neill is a nutritionist whose passion lies within wellness. For the past 6 years and counting, she has dedicated her studies to nutrition and wellness. Lindsey graduated from West Chester University in 2018 with a B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics. Following graduation she went on to complete her dietetic internship with Sodexo , where she completed 1,000 supervised practice hours in all areas of nutrition including clinical, food service, community and a concentration in wellness. Lindsey is experienced in offering nutrition recommendations and group or one-on-one education. She is committed to viewing all aspects of wellness when offering nutrition advice and views the body as a whole. Through her energy and commitment to the field, Lindsey helps people feel confident around food and guides them in making consistent lifestyle changes.

Yoga has always been a light in Erin Kras' life. Full of self-expression, possibility and opportunities for growth, Erin was drawn to yoga at the young age of 16. She was hooked by the physicality of the practice which strengthened into a full mind-body experience well into her twenties. Erin was naturally called to deepen her practice and completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at Verge Yoga Center in 2015. In 2016, Erin went on to complete an 8-Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course at Thomas Jefferson University, using meditation to heal her own anxiety and recover from a running injury. Since then, Erin started a Corporate Wellness Program teaching daily meditation to Real Estate Agents in Philadelphia and has been teaching Vinyasa Flow classes on the Main Line ever since. Erin's goal is to create a safe, non-judgmental space for self exploration. By balancing effort with ease, Erin believes yoga, meditation, and mindfulness to be the catalyst for building physical and mental strength, confidence, compassion and better relationships with ourselves and others. She looks forward to giving back and serving you on your own yoga and wellness journey! 

Allegra Dotson began taking yoga classes regularly in 2016 when a back injury prevented her from doing many other forms of exercise. She played lacrosse at Drexel University and was used to the rigorous work outs of a college athlete. A skeptic in the beginning, she began to fall in love with yoga after realizing it can in fact be an extremely challenging and versatile workout. She found that yoga offered a complete workout encompassing flexibility, balance, and strength, as well as helping with her chronic back injury. Allegra completed her yoga teacher training in 2018. She began teaching yoga in the winter of 2020. Since then, she has received her certificate in meditation as well. Allegra is a special education teacher who specialized in working with students with emotional and behavioral needs. Allegra lives in Berwyn with her husband, James, and their golden retriever, Flash. Allegra incorporates her athletic background into her powerful yoga classes with upbeat and fun music!

After Jen Mihok took her first Pilates class many years ago, she immediately recognized this method of physical movement was something special. The movements were extremely precise and calculated, and the more classes she took, the better she felt.   Jen knew she wanted to bring this feeling to as many others as she could.  Since 2017, Jen has been teaching the classical method of pilates, and has received her full comprehensive certification including Mat Pilates through all equipment: Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrel. She is also a member of the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA).  Jen takes pride in being as educational as possible, teaching students why they are doing certain movements and how it affects their bodies. She enjoys matching her students to whichever style, apparatus, and learning method works best for their physical needs. Jen enjoys seeing students improve week after week in their flexibility, body awareness, connection to the breath, and hearing the benefits that have come with these improvements. Hearing how Pilates has positively affected so many of her clients’ bodies and minds is Jen’s true motivation, and exactly why she became a teacher. She is so excited to bring her enthusiasm for the power of Pilates to Working Wellness.

As the daughter of a Pilates instructor, Kelly Bergh grew up in the studio setting but began her own fitness journey in college. After discovering how naturally breath-to-motion exercise came to her in her first power yoga class, she began to practice daily and quickly learned that the coping mechanisms she learned on her mat helped her navigate life off it, too. Kelly completed her yoga teacher training with Allison Sobel in 2018 and continued her education with a meditation teacher training in 2019. Since then, she has taught yoga to Main Line adults and children both in the studio and out in the community. Her alignment-based style of teaching features thoughtful sequencing that feels like play and can be easily modified to any practitioner’s ability level.

 

Amanda Ferraioli began her yoga journey in her first year as a 2nd grade teacher. After her first class, she was immediately inspired to make yoga a part of her daily life. Fourteen years and three children later, yoga remains a crucial tool for her inside and outside the classroom. In 2018, Amanda completed her yoga training and began teaching immediately. Since then, Amanda has also taken prenatal yoga training and led a mindfulness summer camp for children ages 7-12 for three consecutive years. She is thrilled to continue educating and inspiring people of all ages to incorporate yoga, meditation, and mindfulness into their lives.