Instructors


Allan Cooper
Allan Cooper has practiced Insight Meditation since 1974. His primary teachers are the Burmese meditation master Sayadaw U Pandita, his student, Sayadaw U Vivekananda, Abbott of Panditarama International Meditation Center, and Joseph Goldstein, co-founder of Insight Meditation Society. Allan is a retired hospice and mental health RN, and has been teaching meditation and leading retreats in North America and Asia for almost 15 years.

Allan is the creator of HouseholdersVinaya.com, which offers clear suggestions and instruction to transform one’s everyday life into a proactive and workable home retreat practice. Anna Dye
Anna is from Helsinki, Finland. She began her T’ai Chi training in 1998, in Helsinki, as a student of Rami Salo, a student of Grandmaster Tung Kai-Ying. Now living in Pinos Altos, New Mexico, Anna maintains her training by attending Grandmaster Tung’s intensive trainings at various locations in the US and Europe, and through practicing and teaching with her husband, John.

Anna has a master’s degree in Ethnology from the University of Helsinki, and worked for many years as a museum curator. She is a certified Rosen Method Bodywork therapist, with a practice here in Silver City. Annie Jones
Originally from Denver, Colorado, Annie has always felt a connection with the natural world. She has lived many places and has traveled extensively in the study of yoga, natural therapeutics, and herbal medicine. Her main educational background is in traditional and therapeutic yoga, herbalism, Vedic chanting, and Ayurveda. She is a Clinical Herbalist with more than 35 years’ experience, and is a Yoga Therapist and Teacher in the linage of T, Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar. Annie is a registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance, E-RYT 500, YACEP, RCYT, and is a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) with the International Association for Yoga Therapists. She is also Certified as a Vedic Chanting Teacher by the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai, India. Annie has been studying herbs and herbal medicine for more than 30 years. She has a Masters in Herbal Medicine from the American College of Healthcare Sciences. Most of all, she feels blessed to have studied with some great teachers. Annie believes in an individualized, energetic, holistic approach. One that works with each person’s unique nature, background, and goals. Annie continues her study in yoga therapy with yoga therapist Anita Claney of Arizona Healing Yoga in the healing tradition of T. Krishnamacharya. Becky Glenn
Becky is a registered yoga teacher (RYT) by Yoga Alliance in the vinyasa (flow) style of yoga – receiving her initial teacher training from Stephanie Keach at the Asheville Yoga Center in Asheville, NC, in 2006. Ever since, Becky has been consistently teaching multiple yoga classes each week – first at the popular intown yoga studio in Atlanta, Yoga Samadhi, then in Silver City after moving here in 2009.

Becky teaches various classes, ranging from gentle to vigorous. In all classes, Becky emphasizes listening to one’s own body and following the breath. Becky brings a tender-hearted, playful spark to the yoga practice, creating an environment to support each student’s intentions and needs . . . while having FUN!
Beth Cable
For Beth, yoga has been a journey of self-discovery. She started exploring and studying yoga basics in 1995 and attended her first public class in 1997. Her interest, participation and studies continued to grow as she completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Kripalu Center of Yoga and Health in 2009. She has complemented this with additional trainings and workshops, including Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda at the Rocky Mountain Institute of Yoga and Ayurveda, hands-on assisting and adjustments at the Shambhava School of Yoga, three week-long Anusara immersions at Akasha Yoga and Yoga Tejas and teaching inspiration with Elena Brower at North End Yoga in Boston.

Currently, she primarily practices Kundalini yoga. By combining pranayama, asana and feeling through quiet stillness, she aims to provide individual physical, emotional and mental growth, joy and relaxation. This combination encourages witnessing one’s true nature more deeply and the connection to the world around us.
Cate Bradley
Cate was introduced to yoga classes in the 1970’s. Her first Hatha yoga teacher training was in 2003 at the Providence Institute in Tucson, and has a broader background from further study with a variety of masters: Mukunda Stiles, Rama Joyti Vernon, Joseph LaPage, Sarah Powers, and others. Her yoga teaching style is eclectic with a focus on raising understanding of anatomy and breath in the poses, and connecting the pose to mental and emotional clarity about “what’s up now.” She believes self-care on the mat makes living yoga off the mat easier. Recently retired as a Landscape Architect from the National Park Service, Cate is new to Silver City and excited to immerse in this community and enjoy the magic of New Mexico. Corri Broner
Corri is a holistic therapist and yoga teacher whose mission and joy is to raise awareness about how we heal and grow towards expression of our full potential as human beings. She has been using integrative holistic healing methods to empower people, nurture animals and heal our earth for over 20 years. In yoga classes and private sessions, she teaches a system of breath awareness and inner listening based on Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy. In nurturing mind and body, we unwind trauma and tune into our inner guidance system. As pain decreases, we can deepen our experience and expression of our true, authentic Self.

As a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Licensed Massage Therapist, Natural Therapeutic Specialist, and Certified Health Facilitator, she supplements individual wellness plans with the use of her, essential oils, and foods to provide personalized home remedies. She also creates organic plant-based body care products that encourage daily self-nurturing rituals. She teaches Yoga for Healing and Resiliency Yoga at Lotus Center in Silver City, New Mexico. Upon request she offers salve-making, pain relief, and ‘food-as-medicine’ workshops in New Mexico and surrounding areas. Glenn Henderson
Glenn Henderson has practiced Qigong & Tai Chi for over thirty years and presently teaches Eight Silken Brocades Qigong, Six Healing Sounds Qigong, & Taoist Energy Exercises. His classes offer a holistic approach promoting relaxation, inner-stillness, breath awareness, physical, mental, emotional balance & focused intent. Glenn recognizes the clear connection between qigong and a higher quality of life. Jeff Goin
Jeff has been teaching and leading non-denominational meditation in Silver City, on a volunteer basis, since 2008. His classes provide practical ideas and methods for improving relationships, overcoming anger, dealing with stress and, in general, establishing and maintaining a peaceful state of mind.

Jeff is a co-founder of Single Socks, a non-profit thrift store in Silver City that donates hundreds of thousands of dollars to anti-hunger programs in Grant County, New Mexico. He is a practicing Mahayana Buddhist since 1999. John Dye
John is a 20-year student of T’ai Chi Ch’uan Grandmaster Tung Kai-Ying whose school is based in Los Angeles. Grandmaster Tung, inheritor of a long T’ai Chi family tradition, travels extensively and has students in North America, Europe and Asia. He teaches Yang-style and Tung family-style T’ai Chi Ch’uan as taught in Grandmaster Tung’s school. The repertoire begins with the Yang-style Long Form (Slow Set) as the core practice, but includes many other forms and training (e.g. Fast Set, Tung-family Set, push-hands, and weapons forms).

John’s initial mind-body discipline was yoga; he studied Iyengar-style yoga for many years and taught it for 7 years at UCSD, and other venues in San Diego. While he remains deeply appreciative of its benefits (and practices it still), he gradually aligned his efforts as a student and teacher toward T’ai Chi Ch’uan. While T’ai Chi is traditionally defined as a martial art, it has, for John, proven to be a profound, nuanced, spiritual practice, and a source of unending self-discovery.

John Dye has a doctorate in neurophysiology from the UCSD Department of Neurosciences. Since moving to Silver City in 2007, he and his wife have taught T’ai Chi classes in town and at WNMU. Judith Kenney
Judith Kenney started practicing yoga at age 17 and it has been a source of joy, stability, and confidence in her life ever since. She trained and taught in the Iyengar tradition, which was the core of her practice for many years, and is now fully engaged in Kundalini Yoga and Meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Judith’s teaching focuses on the principle of experiencing the body as a field of non-violence and integration. She is continually learning and growing on this path and wishes to share this wonderful technology with others.

Judith has worked at the Silver City Food Co-op for many years, and loves walking in the woods with her dogs and reading. Juniper Bowers
Juniper Bowers is the creator of Myssage, a technique of self-massage based on the principles of deep myofascial tissue release. Juniper was trained as a Rossiter Coach and in Thai Massage and worked for many years as a body worker before synthesizing her expertise into a form of self-massage that can be taught in a class. Juniper has been a teacher for 20 years and a Yoga instructor for 15 years.

Juniper began her training in the tradition of Iyengar Yoga, which places a heavy emphasis on correct alignment. She has since then gone on to study Vinyasa flow and Anusara Yoga and Feldenkrais, hoop for health and balance auditory visual exercises (Bal-a-vis-x). Her style is a unique combination of all of the above. She has taken the best parts of all of the modalities that she has studied to create an experience that is deeply transformative and informative. Juniper expertly blends and offers, an awareness physiology, traditional Yoga poses, correct alignment, techniques for brain and body balancing with a light hearted and playful approach to creating lifelong wellness skills that are accessible for everyone. At the Lotus Center Juniper offers a weekly Myssage class and occasional workshops of Hoop for health and Bal-A- Vis -X. myssage.com Natalie Hall
Natalie is a registered yoga teacher in the Sivananda school of yoga. She was attracted to Sivananda yoga for its medical foundation (the guru, Swami Sivananda Saraswati, was a medical doctor), its consistent and structured asana and pranayama components, and its strong attention to yoga’s traditional roots. A typical Sivananda yoga class incorporates opening and closing chants (Bhakti yoga), pranayama (breathing exercises), and asana practice built around 12 basic postures with variations, and with relaxation between postures.

In addition to Sivananda yoga Natalie is a member of a growing movement of rehabilitation professionals working to “bridge the gap” between traditional allopathic or Western medicine and the ancient knowledge of yoga. She brings this intention to her work as a physical therapist for Gila Regional Medical Center’s outpatient rehabilitation department. Likewise, she is able to help her yoga students work with sensitive or injured areas in their yoga practice in order to achieve more complete movement. Patricia Stone
Patricia Grijalva Stone was born in Silver City, raised in Bayard, and has recently returned home after 30 years. Her discovery of yoga has positively impacted all areas of her life, so much so that she became a registered yoga instructor in the Vinyasa flow style. Her passion is to share the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of a regular yoga practice.

On a physical level, yoga helps improve flexibility, strength, balance and endurance; and on a mental level, yoga teaches how to cope better with stress by cultivating a sense of ease in both active and passive poses. On a spiritual level, yoga helps to cultivate awareness by allowing the space to connect deeper within yourself. She creates a warm, welcoming environment for students of all levels to come unwind, relax, energize, heal, and strengthen their body, mind, and spirit. Her classes incorporate breath (pranayama), movement (asanas) , core strength (bhandas), flow, and music.

Shivani Ma
Shivani Ma grew up surrounded by the prairies of North Dakota. Her interest in the healing arts began in her teens. Most of what she first learned was through self-study and apprenticeship. She received formal training at the Supreme Science Qigong Center and Mesilla Valley School of Therapeutic Arts. She was initiated into the Siddhi Yoga lineage in 2006. Each step of her learning has built upon what came before in her healing and education, which inspires her integrative approach to teaching. Shivani brings her variety of experiences of energy, movement, and the body to her Yin class. Trish Buerger
Trish is YogaFit I and YogaFit II certified, receiving her training in 2001 and 2003 in Wilmington NC. Trish has her B.S.E in Recreation and Leisure Studies and her M.S.E. in Health Education from SUNY Cortland in NY. Since 1992 she had taught Community Health (now Public Health) classes (Nutrition, Stress Reduction, First Aid, Health and Aging etc.) and various exercise classes ( yoga, step aerobics, water aerobics, weight training etc. ) for the Physical Education program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Trish also developed and taught exercise classes in Wilmington and surrounding counties for the aging population and disease- specific functional movement classes in various exercise studios, churches, senior centers and wherever else there was a need.

Health and fitness has always been a huge part of her life. In 1982 she was involved in a traumatic auto accident which resulted in a brain stem injury, various fractures and over a month in the ICU. She credits great Doctors, the love from family and friends and the fact that she practiced a healthy lifestyle. It is through the journey of recovery that she feels that she can understand and relate to the various abilities of those participating in her classes.

Trish and her husband both retired from UNCW in 2015 and are now loving their life in Silver City. She is very excited and happy to be teaching at the Lotus Center.