Bridget Rolens MA, BSOT,teaches mind-body medicine classes at the St. John’s Center for Living. In addition to an undergraduate degree in occupational therapy and masters in liturgical theology, she has formal training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, a mind-body medicine model developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine. Bridget has taught this method of stress management since 2005.
As a co-leader for the St. Louis Insight Meditation Group, Bridget has facilitated meditation groups, taught classes and led retreats since 1997. Bridget’s deep passion is to help people attain freedom from the forces that bind the mind and heart in suffering.
Carol Dunaway is a former nurse who has been a student of yoga since the 1970’s. In 2003 she began studying to teach yoga, in 2007 she received her 500 hour yoga teacher certification through the American Viniyoga Institute with founder Gary Kraftsow. She has also studied extensively with Parayoga founder Rod Stryker. Other teachers Carol has certifications from include, Judith Hanson Laseter, restorative yoga, Paul Grilley, yoga anatomy, and Saul David Raye, Thai Yoga. In 2009 Carol completed a 2 year yoga therapy certification from the American Viniyoga Institute, and in 2011 she completed a month long study of yoga philosophy in Chennai India at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandrim (KYM). The KYM is devoted to the teachings of Krishnamacharya who was an influential teacher of Gary Kraftsow. Carol is a member of The International Association of Yoga Therapists.
In addition to yoga, Carol is fully certified in Pilates mat and equipment work through Stott Pilates. She specializes in working with individuals who have injuries or special needs.
Lisa Wilson has studied and practiced yoga since 2002. She began her yoga practice with stress management in mind; experiencing many benefits from the practice. In 2009 she started her teacher training program. In 2010 Lisa received her 500-hour yoga teacher certification through the Yoga and Meditation Center of San Diego, California with founder Purushothaman (Shashi) Pottathil. In 2012, Lisa traveled to Kerala, in South India to train with her teacher.
Lisa teaches classical hatha yoga. Her style is non-competitive and focuses on body and mind connection with movement and breath. Lisa also obtained a Laughter Yoga Certification with Guru Yogi Ramesh Pandey, a living Himalayan Yoga Master and founder of Universal and Laughing Yoga in California.
Lisa has practiced Korean style Yoga, Tai Chi and Meditation including magnetic meditation at the Dahn Yoga Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.