FAYE BERTON MA | Teacher & Studio Founder
Faye has been teaching yoga since 1988. She is Yoga Alliance certified at their highest level and is an Ayurvedic Lifestyles Consultant through the Ayurvedic Institute. She is trained in traditional yoga philosophy through The Himalayan Tradition as taught by Swami Nijananda and Swami Veda Bharati.
Paralleling her teaching of yoga was her training in The Feldenkrais Method®. The neuro-motor approach to learning of The Feldenkrais Method strongly influences her approach to yoga. She is a FGNA certified Feldenkrais® practitioner and a certified Bones for Life® practitioner – both of which are neuromotor learning methods.
Faye’s teaching of yoga emphasizes body/self-awareness as a basis for accessing and living the wisdom of yoga philosophy. After 23 years of teaching traditional asana she developed the Fluid Strength Yoga Practice™. Fluid Strength uses yogic, ayurvedic and neuromotor principles for cultivating whole body, whole person strength and integration. Download Faye’s Fluid Strength brochure PDF here.
Faye has extensive experience with chronic pain including two years in a major hospital environment.
Faye founded the Laurel Yoga Studio in 1991. In 1999 she moved to Mexico and created Casa Lalita, a retreat center for yoga and somatic awareness. For 13 years she taught between Mexico, USA and Canada. She now lives in St. Paul, where she currently teaches the Fluid Strength Yoga Practice, does private sessions in The Feldenkrais Method, and teaches health and spiritual development workshops.
Private Sessions with Faye Berton ~ $90/55 minutes
The Feldenkrais Method
The Feldenkrais Method is a life-changing tool that uses movement and self-awareness for resolving pain, transforming problems and enhancing life. The Method is rooted in a profound understanding of how to engage the plasticity of the brain for healing and transformation.
To make an appointment, email or call Faye at 651-646-1544
JEAN FRASER | Teacher
Currently Jean is on sabbatical from teaching.
Over 30 years of experience in therapeutic movement, dance, and yoga inform Jean’s teaching. Her current interest is in refining movement practices into accessible tools for addressing anxiety and stress. She began her yoga education with Faye Berton in 1994. Her influences include somatic work with Nancy Topf and yoga teacher training with Donna Farhi. Jean’s personal journey led her back to Faye where she continues her study of Fluid Strength. Jean has extended her work into community health and wellness organizations by training health care professionals to incorporate movement-based skills into their work with clients.
Jean designed and teaches the yoga component of Dr. Henry Emmons’ Pathways to Resilience courses. She authored the yoga portion of Dr Emmons’ book Staying Sharp. In 2016 Jean released her Moving Meditations CD, featuring the movement sequences she uses in her trainings. She speaks regularly at conferences for social services organizations and government agencies. Jean is a member of the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association, and her programs are endorsed for continuing education by the Minnesota Board of Social Work. She now joins Faye in teaching Fluid Strength at the Laurel Yoga Studio in St Paul, and is committed to sharing the Fluid Strength Yoga Practice more widely.
COLLEEN DOOLEY RYT-1000, LMT | Teacher
Colleen began her yoga studies with Faye in the early 90s and is grateful to be able to now share in the Laurel Yoga Studio community as a teacher. She is a licensed yoga and massage therapist with over 15 years of experience.
Colleen weaves together yoga, mindfulness and Ayurveda therapy to re-educate, nourish and strengthen the whole body. She thoughtfully works with people to help them befriend the calm, resilient aspect of themselves. She supports people in unwinding pain patterns and guides them into relishing the present moment.
Her certifications include 200 hr- of AtmaYoga, 500 hr Devanadi Yoga, 1000-Yoga North International Soma Yoga Institute, and as an Ayurveda Yoga Specialist through the Himalayan Institute. She has been further inspired by her studies with Rod Stryker, Aadil Palkhivala, Judith Lasater Matthew Sanford, Bo Forbes, Tanya Sowards.
SARAH BAUMERT | Teacher
Sarah Baumert is known for her thorough and diverse instruction and her dedication to holding space for individual personal discovery. She has over 1000 hours of yoga training, studying with master teachers Barbara Benagh, Patricia Walden, Cyndi Lee, Richard Freeman, and Tias Little.
With hands on adjustments she helps her student gain a greater sense of ease and body awareness. She facilitates whole body alignment in her students as a way for them to access balance, strength, mobility and physical clarity. Through sensory rich movement experiments, she guides students in cultivating mindfulness and deepening their learning process.
Her experience includes working with people suffering from chronic pain, injury, illness, and other forms of dis-ease. She works with a variety of populations including athletes, seniors, artists, dancers, children, and those recovering from injury, using pain management, and alignment.
Sarah is certified Yoga Therapist and is currently training to become a Feldenkrais practitioner. Her objective is to acquire the most effective skills for helping her students.
For more information about Sarah's teaching visit sarahbyoga.com