Emily Garrett, Owner

The owner of Laughing River Yoga, where she co-directs the Laughing River Yoga Teacher Training, Emily is grateful to be part of a loving and supportive community of teachers and students.

Devin Russell, Studio Manager

As studio manager, Devin has the privilege of integrating her love and passion for yoga and for Laughing River into her daily life. Devin works closely with the LRY community with the hope of fostering a sense of belonging and fellowship for all who come to practice.

Weezy Newbold

Weezy started practicing yoga with her mother many many years ago. Since then she has been fortunate to practice and study with some remarkable teachers. She is honored to be teaching at Laughing River Yoga.

Sofi Dillof

Sofi is an advanced certified Jivamukti Yoga instructor who has been teaching Yoga since 1997.
Often described as a “teacher’s teacher”, Sofi brings to her classes the wisdom and psychology of yoga philosophy derived from her many years of scriptural study.

Candace Taylor

I provide a supportive space for you to show up honestly with yourself. A space where you are guided through a reflective, gentle practice where you are urged to move at your own pace and explore the whole self mind, body and spirit.

Julia Howe

Julia is a certified Jivamukti and Kripalu Yoga teacher. Whether it’s your first time stepping onto the mat or something you do daily, Julia’s priority is to create a safe and sacred space for your practice.

Gabrielle Goldberg

Gaby’s teaching passions include gentle and restorative yoga, pranayama, mantra, and core yoga. These practices bring us to life! She looks forward to connecting, sharing, and supporting your process of learning and self-inquiry.

Deb Sherrer

Deb enjoys helping anyone who wants to experience yoga to try it. Deb has additional training in therapeutic yoga, including completing a trauma-sensitive yoga certification program.

Mike Conway

Mike is a certified Kripalu teacher who has also trained in Ananda Yoga. Through yoga, Mike hopes to lead students towards a place of self-discovery and self-love. He is a firm believer in Yoga’s ability to unite and heal the mind,body, and spirit. Expect a dynamic class featuring asana, pranayama, chanting, and meditation.

Miv London

Miv London, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, therapist, meditation instructor, and yoga teacher. She worked as a psychologist at UVM Counseling and Psychiatry Services from 1994 to 2015, where she founded and coordinated the UVM Mind-Body Wellness Program.

Pam Clark

Pam’s classes integrate nourishing restorative and yin poses with meditation and inquiry prompts to invite students to turn inward, be still, and listen deeply. Her intention as a teacher is to create a safe, sacred space for a journey of self-exploration. She guides you to gently tend to your body, mind, and heart and welcome what you discover with compassion and grace.
All levels and all bodies are always very welcome.

Rebekah Tinker

Lakshmi Tinker specializes in meditation and yoga for both teen and adult Eating Disorders, Addiction, and mood imbalances. She emphasizes breath-based movement from within the subtle body; through instruction in rooting, core integration and energetic expansion. Meditative and investigative stillness, along with slow, steady, rhythmic Vinyasa awaken us to breath, body, the inherent web of love, and our own essential emptiness.

Malaika DosRemedios

Malaika DosRemedios (E-RYT-500) is a full-time teacher of the tantric tradition of Hatha Yoga, group fitness instructor and personal trainer. She holds certifications in the Tantric tradition Hatha Yoga, Yoga Nidra, TRX-Suspension Training, Aerial Yoga, H2OM (SUP Yoga) and is an ACE certified personal trainer. She has been practicing yoga since 2002 and has been leading and guiding others since 2009.

Lauren Godes

After 20+ years of studying and participating in the practice, the intelligence and practicality of Katonah Yoga continues to inform Lauren’s practice, how she teaches and approaches life. The practice creates a framework for Lauren to blend with her education as an MSW, the insights she’s gained through parenting, and her work as an executive recruiter.

Kelly Skinner

Kelly is a certified Vinyasa Yoga teacher, and holistic health coach. She runs the mindfulness program at Dealer.com on their Wellness team. Kelly’s intention is to inspire those around her with positive energy, laughter, and compassion.

Kristen Hindes

Kristen feels she will always be a student of the practice and strives to teach classes that enable students to feel grounded, balanced, and more connected to their breath and body on and off the mat.

Kate Floyd

Kate Floyd has 500+ hours of training and is a certified Hatha Yoga Teacher. In Kate’s classes you can expect to explore classical Hatha poses, guided meditation, breath work, chanting, and to invoke your own imagination. You will be nurtured and challenged.

Adam Bluestein

Adam’s classes emphasize safe and precise alignment, grounded strength, a focus on the breath, humor, and playful curiosity. A freelance journalist and father of two, Adam uses yoga as a practical means to “conquer the self by means of the self” in the face of life’s daily challenges.

Grace Corapi

Grace came to yoga after a mild traumatic brain injury and has since incorporated the practice into every facet of her life.
Grace completed a 200-hour training at Laughing River and has received training with the Love Your Brain Foundation and Veterans Yoga Project. She believes the practice of yoga is a lifelong practice and insights gained on the mat can translate into the practice of daily life.

Julie Serow

Julie’s classes incorporate breath with fluid, intuitive movement and yogic philosophy to create an experience that goes beyond pure physical practice. With a sense of humor and emphasis on the fact that all bodies are different, Julie’s classes, even the vigorous ones, are accessible to everyone regardless of ability and experience.

Christina Fornaciari

Christina creates an inclusive and non-judgmental space for students to explore their own embodied experience and layers of self, using the breath as a tool of curiosity and compassion. Christina’s style balances effort and ease with a focus on providing a complete and nourishing practice of asana, pranayama, and meditation.