Sue Rose, RYT
After many years of dabbling with various kinds of yoga classes, Sue found true inspiration when she met her teacher, Francois Raoult. She continues to study with Francois and Eleanor Goldfarb locally and travels near and far to various yoga teachers. She began teaching yoga when employed in the Criminal Justice System and used her Probation Officer colleagues (in a healthy way) to hone her teaching skills. After teaching at the YMCA for 2 years, Sue came to the realization that a “gentle yoga” practice will let a person soar along the yogic path. Her faith in yoga lies in its strength to teach us how to live a mindful, active and joyful life.
Becky Lyons, RYT
Always an active and energetic person, Becky was first drawn to the physical and athletic aspects of Yoga, and the practice of Vinyasa. Through the guidance of talented teachers, she has found a deeper connection to her Yoga practice, and the path of Iyengar-Influenced Hatha Yoga. Becky completed teacher training with Francois Raoult at Open Sky Yoga Center in Rochester. She has a passion for health and wellness, and is excited to share her love of Yoga with others. Prior to teaching Yoga, Becky taught snowboarding to students of all levels for 14 years, and she brings her understanding of alignment and movement of the body to her Yoga practice.
Mary Aman, M.A., E-RYT 500
Mary began her yoga practice in 1993, and shortly after became drawn to the clarity and accessibility of the lineage teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar. She has completed both Advanced and Essential Teacher Trainings under the direction of Francois Raoult, senior yoga teacher and direct student of B.K.S. Iyengar. Mary has also studied with Arthur Kilmurray, Elise Browning Miller (scoliosis), and Judith Hanson Lasater (anatomy and restorative yoga). In January 2009, she spent two weeks in southern India where she visited the Great Temple of Madurai, practiced Kathakali (theater) and bathed an elephant in the backwaters of Kerala. Mary holds degrees from SUNY Geneseo and Columbia University. When not teaching yoga, Mary can be found carting her five kids all around Rochester to their various activities.