Teachers and Staff

Jennifer Steckler

Jennifer Steckler is the founder of and runs Twin Pond Retreat, Center for Wellness and Sustainable Living.

Jennifer created Twin Pond Retreat because she appreciates the value of holistic care. She aims to create an environment where a person’s entire being is nurtured and is able to experience…[read more]

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Dr. Christopher Hollis

Dr. Hollis received a Bachelor of Science in Psychophysiology from Pennsylvania State University. After college he completed a six-year nationally accredited medical program and received a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from the National College of…[read more]

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Anjali Budreski

Anjali Budreski has been in love with yoga since taking her first yoga class in 1994. Anjali’s practice blossomed from doing yoga on a small Southern Vermont farm in a one room cabin to teaching at a Burlington yoga studio. Passionate about sharing her love of yoga with others, she enrolled in…[read more]

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Lydia Russell-McDade

Lydia Russell-McDade is a certified Anusara-inspired Yoga Teacher, as well as a practicing herbalist and whole foods nutrition educator. She has been practicing yoga since 1996 and since 2001 has spent many hundreds of hours studying with various renowned Anusara teachers. Deeply influenced by…[read more]

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Lisa Mase

Lisa Mase is a whole foods cooking teacher who enjoys creating meals with others, gardening, writing, and walking in nature. Her wellness-focused consultations and classes are informed by her experience in healing a variety of conditions with the help of food, herbs, and harmonious life…[read more]

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Sandra Lory

Proprietress of Mandala Botanicals, keeping the ancient art and science of Herbalism alive and in the people’s hands, where it belongs. Sandra offers Natural Health Consultations at Twin Pond Retreat Center. Consultations may include: spirit baths with herbs; astrology; art, gardening, food and…[read more]

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Sarah Shapiro

Sarah Shapiro practices Integrative Bodywork, massage which is both deep and relaxing; informed by Swedish massage, trigger point therapy, and deep tissue modalities. Integrative massage addresses and releases muscular, energetic, and emotional blocks and integrates the body on all levels. After…[read more]

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Flower Kotkes

Flower Kotkes Body & Soul Therapeutics Flower has been a Certified Massage Therapist for 14 years offering Swedish/Esalen, Deep Tissue, Prenatal massage and Reiki
802-236-7791 flowervt@myfairpoint.net

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Emily Harvey

Emily Harvey has been practicing massage for 5 years. She had her training in Integrative bodywork at the Green Mountain Institute for Integrative Therapy in Bennington, Vermont and the Algarve, Portugal.

Integrative Bodywork addresses and integrates the physical, energetic and emotional levels….[read more]

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Joann Darling

Joann Darlings life work is the growing and nurturing of plants. A Vermont Native, she stays close to the land where she continues to learn and teach about the amazing gifts we receive from the plant world.

Joann Darling
gardens7gables@gmail.com 802-476-3350

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Kate Smith

Kate Smith of Marshfield, Vermont has been dyeing yarn and weaving fabric for over 30 years. In 1979 she came to study with master-weaver, Norman Kennedy, at the Marshfield School of Weaving and spent the next 10 years as his apprentice and assistant instructor. In 1992, Kate started her own…[read more]

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