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Cristie Newhart

Guest Teacher, Former Dean of Kripalu School of Yoga  

Cristie Newhart is the Dean of the Kripalu School of Yoga.  She is a Reiki Master with an intuitive approach to healing gleaned from her more than 20 years of practicing and teaching yoga, shamanism, and biomechanics. Soulful, accessible, and compassionate, Cristie is an insightful guide into the inner world; she empowers her clients by helping them tap into their innate wisdom for well-being. 

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Erin Casperson 

Guest Teacher, Dean of Kripalu School of Ayurveda 

Erin Casperson is the Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, an Ayurvedic Health Practitioner, and a 500-hour Kripalu Ayurveda-Yoga teacher. She is a graduate of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda and has continued her studies in Ayurveda both at Kripalu and in India. A passionate, heartfelt, and enthusiastic teacher, Erin loves sharing how the ancient practices of Ayurveda can be applied to modern-day living. An outdoor devotee, Erin has many years of hiking and backpacking experience in the New England woods and has summited all 48 4,000-foot mountains in New Hampshire.

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Jurian Hughes

Guest Teacher, Founder of the Yoga of Voice

E-RYT 500, YACEP, MFA, is founder of the Yoga of Voice; co-creator of The Yoga of Yes; a Let Your Yoga Dance® teacher trainer; voice coach; personal mentor; writer; speaker; and theatre performer known for her passionate, playful and engaging teaching style. As a senior faculty member of the Kripalu School of Yoga, Hughes has led thousands of workshops and programs and trained more than 1,000 Kripalu yoga teachers since 2006. In addition to her extensive teaching experience, Hughes has a long theatrical resume spanning Broadway, off-Broadway, Europe, film, television and the voice-over industry. 

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Lee Albert

Guest Teacher, Founder of Positional Therapy

Lee Albert is the author of “Live pain free” He has developed a unique system to deal with painful conditions in the body which are caused by muscle imbalances. He implements his ” positional therapy and teaches how to recognize and correct these imbalances through proper selection of yoga poses can reduce or eliminate many painful conditions. When the body is in balance many conditions such as low back and neck pain, sciatica, knee pain, and other ailments simply melt away.