Elizabeth Kerwin, M.A. Counseling Psychology, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a certified Iyengar yoga teacher and psychotherapist, holds her practice and teaching as a path inviting compassion towards self and other, as well as embodied self-reflection. While the physical aspect of yoga is both meditative and healing for the body, Elizabeth engages deeply also with the devotional and philosophical aspects of the form, which is centered in Patanjali's yoga sutras. The sutras serve as the classical and seminal explication of yoga as a spiritual path, and way of being in the world, reflecting teachings thousands of years old.
She has practiced with the inspired guidance of Senior teachers and the Iyengars themselves for more than 20 years. She has studied extensively with Ingela Abbott and Felicity Green her original mentors, and currently studies primarily with John Schumacher and Patricia Walden among other Senior teachers in the Iyengar tradition. Elizabeth honors the depth and scope, as well as the meticulous refinement and care at the heart of Iyengar yoga. Her path with yoga seeded itself strongly when in her twenties, Elizabeth discovered the need for a strong and flexible body in order to be able to sit well in meditation. She has found that the internal nourishment on all levels of body and being in her practice stands as a solid foundation in her life, and finds profound satisfaction in sharing yoga's practical and inspirational tools with others. In shaping her work with counseling clients, Elizabeth is delighted to weave in elements of yoga that can help clients to ease anxiety and depression, as well as to discover more fully a sense of self, meaning and purpose in life. In teaching yoga and in her therapy work, Elizabeth hopes to make a small contribution toward our world finding its way towards health and justice as we wake up to the collective responsibility for compassion, and the truth of interdependence.
Jillian Froebe, M.A., A.T.R., is an ordained Interfaith Minister, Chaplain and Officiant, Expressive Arts Mentor and Counselor and Spiritual Guide. She is committed to honoring the connections among the body, mind and spirit, the sustainable and the relational, and the creative realms of our lives.
She teaches classes and facilitates groups in embodied practices of Authentic Movement, Expressive Arts modalities and Dream Tending. She guides others in the cultivation of the compassionate witness and in deepening the reciprocal connection with Self and others in relationship. Jillian companions students and clients in their pursuit of calling and Soul honoring. She is passionate about designing and officiating ceremony, rituals and rites of passage as people cross through the many thresholds of significant transitions throughout life.
Authentic Movement, a practice of deep listening, is often coupled with Jillian’s passion for tending dreams as gifts arising from the Mystery. Synchronicity emerging in community through movement, image, and word reflects the truth of our interdependence and is central to Jillian’s passion for these intersections. A weaving of ritual and contemplative practices contributes to the ever-deepening root system of Jillian’s inquiry that arises in playful, emotive, creative, energetic and silent expression.
Jillian holds a BS degree in Theatre Arts, Communications and Education from Syracuse University and an MA degree in Psychology, with a concentration in Expressive Arts from California State University, Sonoma. She has pursued post graduate studies in Expressive Arts, Psychotherapeutic, and Jungian practices at various institutions and has taught Authentic Movement within Expressive Arts Therapy undergraduate and graduate level seminars and university courses. She completed her Interfaith Ordination training in 2012 at the Chaplaincy Institute in Berkeley, California.