Ed Dailey and Laura Tyree: (Primary E-RYT 500)
Yoga Therapy, Vinyasa Krama, Urban Zen Modalities, Yoga Props and Alignment, Mudra, Mantra, Practical application of yogic practices to a contemporary western lifestyle
Ed Dailey: RN, RYT, RNPA, a nurse for more than 19 years, has worked in several clinical settings, including psychiatry, post-surgical, oncology, HIV medicine, and the operating room. He is a graduate and Master Teacher of the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (UZIT) Program, offered by the Urban Zen Foundation, and spent 18 months implementing yoga therapy at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City and programs at Kent State, OH. Dailey is one of fewer than 100 nurses in the nation who has received extensive training as the RN Patient Advocates™ (RNPA) program. He has also spent more than a decade studying yoga with acclaimed teacher Rodney Yee. Recently, Daily implemented a pilot program utilizing the UZIT modalities at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Connecticut. Ed Dailey has also studied under Ramanad Patel, a longtime student of BKS Iyengar. As an RN and an RNPA, Dailey continues to work in the operating rooms in hospitals in both Manhattan and Connecticut, and his yoga teaching takes him across the country.
Laura Tyree: first trained with Jan Campbell and the rigorous Iyengar Yoga Method in 1986, while recovering from a sports related injury from college. She began teaching in 1990 after meeting teachers Erich Schiffmann and Rodney Yee. Internal awareness, breath, and compassionate purpose lead her to deepen her practice and her studies. Co-founder of Yoga Source in Nashville TN (1996), she began to teach in earnest and found an even deeper love in the continued sharing of the yoga knowledge. After many years of practice and study with Rodney, Erich and other dedicated and renowned teachers, she continues to hone her teaching skills and explore her personal growth. Laura opened the Florida doors of Dragonfly Yoga Studies January of 2001, consolidating her training programs into one, 13 month long teacher’s course. With her love of adventure and nature, she now travels to facilitate yoga asana workshops and teacher trainings throughout the Southeast, and enjoys teaching public classes and her year-long teacher training programs in Florida, Mississippi and Tennessee. Her current studies in yoga are with Rodney and Colleen Yee, as she and her partner Ed Dailey plan the 2014 Urban Zen Integrative Yoga training program to launch in Ft Walton Beach. Her personal approach to the eight-limb path, japa and meditation practice, and the study of ayurveda, anatomy, physiology, and psychology all blend beautifully with her life experience and teaching skills. Introspection and sincerity along with her warm humor encourage students to utilize the practice to deepen their awareness, and to open to their unique beauty and strengths. Her favorite teachers include: Erich Schiffmann, Rodney Yee, Colleen Yee, Jan Campbell, JJ Gormley, Doug Keller, and Swami Jaya Devi Bhagavati.
S. Ashley Hunt: (Primary E-RYT 500)
Owner of YogaHome, Director of Teacher Training @ YogaHome E-RYT-500, Urban Zen Integrative Therapist
Ashley has her Bachelors of Arts in Hinduism and Buddhism from Trinity College, CT. She continues her graduate studies at The Goddard College in the Individualized Masters of Arts program with a concentration in Consciousness Studies and Transpersonal Psychology. Ashley has been teaching yoga, in yoga studios and within academia. In 2010 Ashley taught her own Yoga Philosophy curriculum to Trinity College undergraduates. A class formatted to the setting of a liberal arts New England college where the academic study of yogic ideology is coupled with the practice of yogic techniques. Ashley is also an Urban Zen Integrative Therapist and has contributed to UZIT programs over seas. Urban Zen is a movement founded by Donna Karen headed by Rodney and Colleen Yee that brings therapeutic healing modalities into medical spheres. In 2009 she completed a 1,500 hour Yoga Development Course, immersed in the teachings of Swami Sivanada Radha at Yashodhara Ashram. Ashley has also studied yoga therapy at KYM while studying with Erica Kaufman, in Chennai, India. Ashley is a Reiki practitioner and continues to deepen her own understanding through her work with essential oils. She has taken many a master training with Para Yoga-Rod Styker, and deeply respects the authenticity and clarity of Rodney Yee, Colleen Yee, Roshi Joan Halifax, Richard Freeman and Richard Rosen’s teachings through her work with Urban Zen Integrative Therapy. Blessings and love to Turner Hunt, Tracy Hunt and Ducky Hunt, Ashley’s family will forever be in her heart.
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