Lynda Barrow comes to Evergreen with over ten years experience teaching yoga, previously having taught in Connecticut. With a background in public school teaching , she is skilled in differentiating her instruction to meet the various needs of her students. She has her Yoga Alliance RYT – 500 certification, representing 500 hours of formal training in the instruction of yoga. Beyond this, she has numerous hours spent with yoga teachers from various disciplines and backgrounds. Lynda has developed a personal yoga practice that continues to evolve. With her years of experience and training and a lifetime of practice, she is able to offer a number of different classes, from advanced to beginners, athletes to philosophers. Lynda believes that each of us has a personal practice, and her goal is to help you find “Your Yoga”.
Freya Farley is an Acupuncturist and Reflexologist at the Wellness Center at Evergreen. Her practice focuses on Women’s Health and Fertility, which at its essence is the manifestation of balance and health within the body. The presence of yoga throughout Freya’s life has influenced and informed her ongoing path of health and wellness.
Howard Parks teaches All Levels Yoga as well as Tai Chi at Evergreen. Howard’s interest in martial arts started at age of ten, learning judo under the tutelage of the late Robert Smith. In addition to judo, Smith had a broad knowledge of other asian martial arts and was the primary collaborator with Cheng Man Ch’ing of one of the first books about Tai Chi (taiji quan) in the west. Smith also had an extensive collection of knock-knock jokes, which Howard to his chagrin has mostly forgotten.
S.D. Swan met her teacher, Dr. Vijayendra Pratap, at age 20 and began a lifelong study of Classical Yoga, practicing and teaching under his continued guidance through the Yoga Research Society in Philadelphia. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist with extensive training in Movement and Kinesiology, Ayurveda, and Body–Mind Therapy, having studied with other preeminent teachers, Ilana Rubenfeld, Wataru Ohashi, Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. David Frawley, Bri Maya Tiwari, Robert Svoboda. Swan is a Founding Board Member of Evergreen.