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Yoga Instructors at the Center

Dean Lerner, M.S.:  co-director of the Center and advanced Jr Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor, has been practicing Yoga since the mid-1970's, teaching since 1980 and in the State College area since 1985. He has studied with Shri B.K. S. Iyengar on numerous occasions both in the USA and in India.  Dean also teaches workshops nationally and abroad.
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Rebecca Rebecca Lerner: co-director of the Center and an Intermediate Senior III Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor, has been practicing and teaching yoga since the 1970's. Rebecca continues her studies in India with the Iyengars on a regular basis.  In addition to public classes at the Center, Rebecca conducts private yoga therapy sessions giving students individualized yoga programs to suit their personal needs.  Rebecca has been the resident yoga teacher at the State College Friends School (k-8) since 1992.  Rebecca is also a professionally trained in the Bradley Method as a Natural Childbirth educator.
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Jean Sanders
Jean Sanders , an art professor at PSU, has been studying Yoga with Dean and Rebecca and with other senior teachers as well, since 1993.  She began teaching yoga in 1995 and has completed Introductory II level training for certification.  Jean is known as a very competent, generous, and caring teacher.
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Kelly Kennedy

Kelly Kennedy is an enthusiastic student of yoga. He has been studying Yoga with Dean and Rebecca since 1997, and has been teaching at the Center and other locations since 2000. He brings a wealth of understanding and insight to his classes and has completed Intermediate Jr I level training for certification.
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Becky Rumbel
Becky Rumbel is an Introductory II level certified Iyengar Yoga instructor. She is a long time student of Dean and Rebecca and has been practicing yoga since 1997. She brings tremendous practical experience to her classes.   Becky has been teaching yoga at the Center and other locals since 1999. In addition to teaching, she is an environmental educator and team-builder facilitator and has a great passion in helping connect people to the natural world.
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Kate Marshall-Chase

Kate Marshall-Chase, MS, LMT - a co-owner of the CWB, Kate has been practicing and studying Iyengar yoga for 35 years. Certified at the Intermediate Junior I level, Kate's teaching style is both lively and informative as she eagerly supports her students in finding the many ways Iyengar yoga can transform their lives. Kate's yoga practice has been influenced by continued study with Senior teachers and the Iyengar family in Pune. She is has travelled three times to the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI).
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Amy Rumbel

Amy Rumbel is an Intermediate Jr I level certified Iyengar Yoga instructor. She is a long time student of Dean and Rebecca and has been practicing yoga since 1998. She continues her yoga teacher training and practice focusing on alignment, integrity, opening and balance in poses. Amy's background includes massage therapy, social work and health education and she brings a compassionate, loving energy to her teaching. When not doing yoga or massage, Amy is outdoors - hiking, running or cycling - or reading a book somewhere!
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Peg

Peg Spear

Peg Spear is an Introductory level II Iyengar yoga instructor who has studied at the Center for Well-Being with Dean and Rebecca Lerner since 1997.  Peg ‘s yoga practice, study and teaching is informed in part by her lifelong work as a primary care physician.  She is interested in the ways in which yoga contributes to physical, emotional and spiritual health and well-being.  She also has a special interest in the ways in which a holistic yoga practice can help individuals dealing with various chronic health conditions maintain wellness, energy and a positive outlook. 

Brucie Serene

Brucie Serene, a retired physician, is an Introductory level II Iyengar yoga instructor who has practiced yoga for 25 years. Her knowledge of anatomy and physiology gives her insight into the how-to's of practicing the asanas, and help her adjust asanas for students with special needs. She can often be found on her bicycle or on a long walk outdoors. Brucie's deep love of and respect for our environment fuel her interest in studying the philosophy of a yogic life. She is an enthusiastic substiute teacher for our CWB classes.