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1200 West 11th Street Suite 106 , Traverse City, Michigan 49684, United States
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Libby began her yoga studies with Dr. Ron Chalfant, Iyengar teacher, in 1978. A few years later she began teaching yoga at Northwestern Michigan College, and has since studied with many renowned teachers and various yoga schools, becoming certified as a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist and certified Yoga teacher. As a long time yoga specialist, Libby is a Yoga Teacher Trainer and Continuing Education Provider for Yoga Alliance Teacher Registry and the National Ayurveda Medical Association. She has been training teachers in a unique, in-depth style since 2001 when she started Yoga for Health Education Mentoring Academy, a lengthy training with highly individualized components. Libby is also a board certified Ayurveda Health Counselor and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist with the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, as well as a board certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Libby studied Ayurveda for over sixteen years with mentor Patricia Hansen of University of Denver, and learned Ayurvedic Pulse Reading and Marma Point Therapy with Dr. Vasant Lad, BAMS at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM. Libby teaches a wide array of classes from Beginning and Beyond, Continuing, Yin, Kundalini, Sunrise Flow, and therapeutics for backs and arthritis, along with Ayurveda classes, children’s’ yoga and workshops. She facilitates programs locally and beyond, and offers Yoga Retreats. Libby spent many years as a public school, regular and special education teacher, and as Integrative Arts Therapist for TBAISD, where she combined Art and Yoga Therapy for healing emotionally challenged children. She feels her educational background has enhanced her Yoga Therapy practice and sees yoga as a way of life. Libby is passionate about helping people find their inner strength through their creative spark within.