Teachers

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Wes Tudor has been practicing yoga since 1992 and became a Himalayan Institute trained yoga teacher in 2006. Prior to that, he studied meditation and biofeedback in San Francisco, while also completing a masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego. In 2001, he traveled to India for the Maha Kumba Mela festival and did intensive practices on the Ganges for one month. He teaches in the Hatha yoga style, and brings an expertise in meditation and guided relaxation to his classes. Wes has an undergraduate degree in cello performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of music.

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Cindy Harkins began practicing yoga for the physical benefits, but soon the mat became a place of solace, a beacon of balance, and an opportunity for the cultivation of awareness, presence and peace.  After nearly a decade of practice, Cindy certified through Dhyana Yoga in Philadelphia. She aims to make the practice accessible as well as to create a space for individuals to come as they are, challenge limitations and foster a lifestyle of compassion and potential.    

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Kathy Revelle completed her 500 hr certification through Yoga on Main in 2012. Her Hatha classes are an artful balance of asanas, pranayama, philosophy, mantra & meditation. Kathy has a gentle style which emphasizes staying present, through the breath, while surrendering to your own sense of calm & relaxation. She is also an artist, works as a nanny, and teaches yoga to children.

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Olivia Padovan was born into a folk dancing family, and has been exploring movement and dance her whole life. She has an accessible teaching style and strives to bestow all her students with a feeling of tranquility and well-being throughout every class. Olivia has a Ph.D. in physics, and is working as a pediatric cancer researcher at CHOP.

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Kathryn (Kat) Ruddy found a love for yoga during her time at the University of Missouri, and then completed her yoga teacher training at Raja Yoga after moving from Kansas City to Philly.  Her classes are an artistic combination of breath, asana, relaxation seeking to meet students where they are on the mat.   You might find her in an airport with a yoga mat in tote,  as she travels the country for her job in agriculture. 

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Patty Kelly has been practicing yoga since 1994 and teaching since 2000, having completed teacher trainings with Laughing Lotus Yoga Center and Karma Kids in NYC and an advanced teacher training with Rodney Yee. Her classes are a blend of meditative flow and safe alignment. Patty also has a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology and writes and teaches about Mexico and the United States.

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Raevon Pulliam grew up playing competitive soccer and after a battle with injuries turned to yoga and never turned back. She completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in Rudraprayag, Himalayas with the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre. Raevon’s degree is in engineering and she enjoys the balance of yoga. Her hatha yoga class is taught in the classic Sivananda tradition with an emphasis on breathing and relaxation.

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Joanna Schlicher was introduced to yoga through a college course in 1999, quickly embraced the practice, and has found it to provide a helpful constant through the ups and downs of life over the years. She completed her 200 hour training at Golden Buddha Yoga in Ocean City, New Jersey under the guidance of Cailin Callahan and Sarra Kauffman. Joanna is thrilled to share the practice that has transformed her from the inside out while she continues on her own spiritual path.

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Erica Cheslock has been practicing yoga since 2005 after 12 years as a long-distance runner.  She found yoga to provide the healing she needed for running-related injuries as well as an opportunity for emotional and mental wellness.  Erica completed her teacher training at Hotbox Yoga in West Philadelphia and is trained in the Baptiste method of vinyasa.  She is a full-time non-profit fundraiser and part-time vegetarian personal chef.

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Victoria Guidi began seriously practicing yoga in 2005 when in El Salvador.  What began as a very physical practice for her has evolved over time more in the direction of self-awareness, calming the monkey mind, taming the ego, healing, and connecting to something much larger than oneself. Victoria is particularly captivated by breath, sound, and subtle energy. After her 200 hour certification, she continued on and did another 100 hours of supplemental training. She provides a very special space for students to be supported on their journey.

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