© Ben Dorenfeld 2015

© Ben Dorenfeld 2015

For me, yoga is an on-going journey. .

of self-inquiry, meditation, study, noticing the sensations of breath and movement in my body, appreciating the earth and the interconnectedness of all life. Many experiences throughout my life have informed my teaching. Sometimes, the most difficult ones have grounded me in ways I could not have imagined, and inspired my teaching in profound ways.

It is a gift for me to practice yoga with my yoga community. When we practice with compassionate self-awareness, then the boundary between teacher and student blurs and we share a sense of gratitude, ease, and acceptance for what is. It brings me joy to see my students drop into stillness, to discover their creativity with breath and movement and the peace that this brings to them. To observe their commitment to the practice, and to experience the energy of practicing in community is a constant source of inspiration for me.

About Nancy

In 1999, after completing a degree program, along with being a mom, Nancy completed Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness and Stress Reduction Program. Soon after, she was drawn to yoga as a way of complementing the benefits she experienced through the practice of meditation. She then went on to complete her yoga teacher training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA. Nancy has been graced with the opportunity to study with: Shiva Rea, Angela Farmer, Jillian Pransky, and Jennifer Reis, and been inspired by many other wonderful teachers and students. She has additional training in vinyasa, Five Element Yoga, restorative, and therapeutic yoga.

 Nancy’s background includes 20 years in a corporate environment, and advocacy work with victims of domestic violence. She is a graduate of F.I.T (SUNY), holds a B.A. in philosophy, is a certified yoga instructor, registered with the National Yoga Alliance, and a member of the Kripalu Yoga Teacher’s Association. She has been practicing yoga for over 16 years.

"If Nancy's class could be described in a word, it would be "balance". Her mindful teaching combines physical and spiritual awareness and centering breathwork with active poses. She offers physical modifications to honor and challenge your body. Most importantly, her gentle instruction provides a comfortable environment for making the practice of yoga your own."- Cameron H.