ABT Yoga Staff
Ken Lidden, RYT, PRYT
Ken is a resident of Topsfield and a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner. He is an Australian who has completed the International Yoga Teachers’ Association 500 plus hour 12 month Training Program, and is still a member of that organization. As a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner, he completed their 650 hour Training Program commuting from Australia to the USA. During his time teaching in Australia, he attended many workshops and sat at the feet of many qualified practitioners and yoga teachers. Ken looks forward to developing ABT Yoga and continuing his ongoing commitment to his own practice. As part of that commitment to Yoga as Therapy, Ken is a member of Yoga For Health Australia, and the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
Cinde has been guiding meditation practice for students for 5 years and began as a student at ABT Yoga in the late 90s. At the age of 6, Cinde suffered a stroke which has led to her keen interest in meditation and yoga and their relationship to trauma. She believes strongly that recognizing gratitude leads to an integration of mind, body and spirit. In her classes there is a focus on developing/awakening authentic self and being present to all aspects of self discovery. There is an integration of the Yoga Yama and Niyamas in her classes and a fostering of daily meditation practice for students. She is also a photographer/artist who teaches healing through creative process.
Donna Larkin, RYT
Donna is a resident of Topsfield, and is the mother to three of her greatest teachers. Her own yoga practice began at ABT YOGA in 2007 and has changed her life in extraordinary ways. She received her 200 hour yoga training with ABT Yoga and is registered with Yoga Alliance. Donna is also a graduate of Institute of Integrative Nutrition and appreciates their teaching of bio-individuality. The connection of mind, body and spirit fascinates her, and has learnt that meditation is the porthole to this connection and practices regularly. It is the deep felt gifts of yoga that Donna wishes to share with others for the growth, healing and strength, in whichever form it comes to them, in their own practice.
Jennifer Lauro, RYT
Jennifer Lauro is a Topsfield resident, and a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. Jennifer’s yoga practice seriously began 10 years ago, although she does remember practicing yoga poses at the age of 4 from a book that her mother bought in the grocery store!
As a full-time mother, lawyer and multi-tasker, Jennifer was initially drawn to yoga as a means both to reduce stress and to get into shape. Her practice has evolved over time: Iyengar, to Bikram, to Power, but for the moment, Jennifer focuses on Hatha-style yoga. She has come to appreciate the spiritual benefits of yoga, and believes strongly that yoga and meditation are essential to her own health.
Jennifer lives with a chronic illness, and is motivated to teach yoga so she can share the gifts of wellness and peace that yoga gives to her and offers to us all.
Wyndee Egan, RYT
Wyndee has been practicing yoga and meditation for many years, but seriously returned to the mat after a physical injury in 2007. This motivated her to do the 200 hr teacher training program with Kim Valeri at Yoga Spirit. She particularly enjoys working with people who are new to yoga and adapting the postures to the needs of each person. Wyndee works with people who are facing major health issues teaching how the asanas can help you find the stillness among the challenges and chaos in their lives.
Kelley Rae Unger, RYT
Sarah Shea, RYT
Lesley McCormick, RYT
Lesley lives in Boxford and is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. She first turned to yoga after the birth of her first daughter – 13 years ago – in search of some relaxation and to provide a balance to some of the other fitness activities in her life. Even in those early days she remembers having thoughts of teaching yoga. Yoga for Lesley is “like coming home to yourself”. Through the practice of asanas, with the focus of the breath and through meditation she has discovered a deeper awareness that she finds helps her deal with the challenges of life. It is this gift of yoga that she would like to be able to share with others.
Karen Johnston, RYT
Karen is a resident of Beverly, MA. Her journey into yoga began slowly over 13 years ago. Karen decided to make changes in her life, so after 25 years in the corporate world, she began focusing on the healing arts.
Karen completed the 200 hour yoga teacher training offered by yogaspirit Studios as well as other healing modalities.
Karen’s teaching style offers a relaxed atmosphere where the focus is on releasing blocks within the body and mind to enable her students to get in touch with and explore themselves