Women instinctively know the power of gathering in community.
It is with that thought that the following women have been asked to share their unique knowledge & wisdom with the Prenatal Kriya Yoga Home Study Course. Each has wonderful insights to offer, that round out this in depth training.
Astrologer, Artist, Yoga Teacher
Amy’s formal study of astrology began in Goswami Kriyananda’s courses at the Temple of Kriya Yoga in Chicago. For Amy, astrology is not just data, but a living science that is meant to be experienced breath-by-breath, day into night, season after season. She understands natal charts as a symbolic map of our karma, and an opportunity to understand ourselves and others more objectively and compassionately. Amy is married with three children and lives north of Minneapolis. She is an artist with a degree in fine arts from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design. She is a student of Swami Enoch Dasa Giri, is participating in Steven Forrest’s Apprenticeship Program, and Noel Tyl’s Master Course in Astrology. She has completed the Robert Zoller Certificate of Medieval Astrology.
C.A.S., C.Y.T, Mindful Mama Yoga & Ayurveda Founder
Grace Kendrick is a Certified Ayurveda Specialist, Yoga Teacher and Mindful Mama. She is the founder of Mindful Mama Yoga & Ayurveda, focused on helping moms who are depleted, overwhelmed or anxious, find sustained energy, radiant health and happiness in their daily lives. She has been teaching yoga in the South Bay for over ten years. She completed her Ayurveda training at the California College of Ayurveda and holds yoga certifications through Whole Birth® Prenata lYoga and Support , the White Lotus Foundation, and Kundalini Research Institute. She is on faculty for the Yoga Teacher Training program at Mind Body Zone in Fremont, CA. Grace is passionate about bringing mindfulness to everyday life experiences, especially with her children and family. She most enjoys sharing the heart-opening wisdom of Ayurveda and Yoga to help others awaken to the radiant health, harmony and joy within.
Laurice D. Nemetz
MA, BC-DMT, ERYT, LCAT
is a certified and registered experience-level yoga teacher, a member of the Academy of Dance/Movement Therapists Registered, and a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist. She is co-president of the YTA (Yoga Teachers’ Association) and is also an adjunct professor at Pace University and a guest faculty member of the College of New Rochelle. She has been influenced by many teachers and traditions, and is particularly grateful to Karin Stephan, David Hollander and Kim Schwartz. In addition to teaching yoga, anatomy and working as a dance/movement therapist, Laurice leads yoga and kayaking trips on the Hudson River, in Canada, and in Costa Rica. She is the author of "A Place of Balance: Yoga Practice for the Kayaker". She is a graduate of Leslie Kaminoff's Yoga Anatomy course, and is currently, an associate teacher since 2011, for Tom Myers to teach his Anatomy Trains® work to the movement world. Additionally, she has been the anatomy teacher in Ananda Ashram’s teacher training program since 2010 and is the co-director and anatomy head of Sage Yoga’s teacher training program. She is the mother of 2 wonderful boys.
Doula, Childbirth Educator, Writer, Life Coach and Lover of Mamas, Babies and Families
As a grandmother of 5, mother of 5, and auntie to all, she has devoted the last 40 years of her life to supporting and teaching natural family living ideals, especially around conscious conception, gestation, birth and bonding. Most recently, she was the Director of Perinatal Education at North Hawaii Community Hospital where she also was in practice as a birth and postpartum doula and served over 800 families. Mary's gifts for teaching, mentoring and being present allow her to meet each of her students and clients whole heartedly and to lovingly inspire them as new parents to "get it right from the start", because when it comes to our babies, "first impressions last".
CYT, Business Manager
Nancy has been teaching yoga for 10 years. It is the variety of classes and students that she teaches that keep her inspired. Classes range from a gentle chair yoga class to vigorous vinyasa classes. Nancy has a strong belief that you do not have to be on a yoga mat to find your communication with something greater than yourself. She feels that Nature gives us the best opportunity to connect to our true selves.To bring this into a reality, she has created several businesses: Yoga Hikes and Full Moon Yoga for Goddesses. It is through the experience of her 30 years of business management, that she is able to utilize those same principles to building successful yoga businesses. She now partners with Camella Nair to organize and develop yoga programs, co-host retreats and lead special events. She is the Business manager for Aqua Kriya Yoga and Prenatal Kriya Yoga. She loves blending her business background with yoga and vice versa.