Regina is passionate about yoga, healthy living, and enjoying life to the fullest. Her yoga practice and teaching focuses on the therapeutic benefits of yoga (improved posture, a healthy back, stronger bones and muscles, better balance, core strength and greater relaxation), to counter the effects of technology and modern living, as well as a way to connect more deeply to oneself.
She believes that yoga is for everyone and helps students to explore postures in a way that speaks to their own inner wisdom, offering modifications and alignment options for all levels. Classes also incorporate meditation and breathing practices. They are a full experience for the mind, body and spirit!
Regina is a volunteer with the Pittsfield Farmers Market, Berkshire Lightscapes, and on the board of the Downtown Pittsfield Cultural Association. She loves her community and embraces the opportunity to help people live happier and more meaningful lives through yoga, healthy eating and buying local. When not on her mat, she is the principal of RB Design Co., a graphic design agency assisting businesses with print and online marketing materials.
She is a certified 500-hr Kripalu Yoga Teacher and trained in Yoga for Osteoporosis. She makes her home in the beautiful Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.
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Karen has been practicing yoga in the San Francisco Bay area since 1996, and has been so lucky to meet and take classes with amazing teachers like Betty Roi, Leslie Howard and Judith Hanson Lasater.
She has taught yoga and pilates on and off since 2006, and assisted Leslie Howard in her workshop in 2010 at the Yoga Journal Conference in San Francisco. She received her 200-hr certification through Frog Lotus Yoga, and is a certified Level 2 Advanced Relax and Renew Restorative teacher with Judith Hanson Lasater.
In her own journey of discovery about the connection between body and the psyche she has found that deep relaxation is the key to reach within and start a healing process in which the body is restored and the psyche is renewed. Since this revelation, she has been passionate about helping students to relax deeply in restorative poses so that they can enjoy the amazing benefits of this practice.
Lawrence (Laurie) Carroll is a 500 hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher. He has been practicing yoga since 2005 and teaching since 2016. He is also a personal trainer.
He is an author and has produced a Meditation CD called – Stillness to Greatness – Nine Short Guided meditations.
He is a native born Australian who grew up as a surfer and long distance runner, including two 100 mile ultra-marathons. Laurie is a veteran educator who was nominated for the Distinctive Educator of the Berkshires after introducing meditation into the classroom.
Laurie is passionate about supporting others’ physical / mental health, fitness and well-being. He teaches meditation and breathing techniques around the world at such prestigious places as Oxford University (England), Columbia and SUNY (New York).
He is thrilled to be working alongside Regina for the 2024 trip to Suryalila.