INSTRUCTORS

Dale Curtis RYT200

Dale has been active in athletics and coaching throughout his life. He has been a certified personal trainer, tri-athlete, tennis enthusiast, youth football coach and has completed a marathon.


After a severe athletic injury in 2009, Dale discovered that yoga was the only “exercise class” that would allow him to participate on crutches.  

 

The teacher welcomed him and suggested he do any of the postures that felt good for his body and not to push himself too hard. From his first yoga experience he discovered there was something he loved about the physical postures yet he also realized there was so much more to holistic practice than the postures.

 

Dale has nine years of practice in many disciplines of yoga including Ashtanga, Kundalini, Kripalu Bikram and is a certified Y12SR (Yoga of 12 Step Recovery) facilitator. He graduated from a 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training at Sharing Yoga in Concord studying under David Breen. Dale keeps his teaching vibrant by participating in various yoga workshops, trainings and annual week-long yoga and meditation seminars at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.

 

Dale enjoys practicing every day and sharing his practice with others. Dale will meet you where you are in your practice. All of his classes incorporate suggestions and modifications for the beginner but invites the more advanced student to find their own full expression of a posture. Dale strives to bring the eight limb path – posture, yogic breathing, self-restraint, self-study, looking inward, concentration, meditation, and relaxation -- together in every class.

 

Venerable Lama Naomh Tomas OCBM

Lama Tomas lives by the motto “May I serve to be perfect.  May I be perfect to serve.”

 

As we might expect of a Buddhist monk, Lama Tomas wears colorful robes and multiple strings of prayer beads.  But he is also heavily tattooed, and he enjoys the occasional cigar.  He claims over 2700 Facebook friends and sports a unicorn hood ornament on his little car.  And he lives among residents in the Riverbank House recovery neighborhood, weeding the Buddha garden, leading meditation, and aspiring only to be of spiritual service to the men and families of Riverbank House.  

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A life-long seeker and student of Buddhism, Lama Tomas received ordination on June 26, 2014.  His spiritual lineage stems from the Order of Celtic Buddhist Monastics.  His commitment to a simple life of service has taken him to an eclectic mix of communities.  He has ministered to the elderly and dying homeless in Panama.  He has led outreach and Refuge Recovery meetings at the Anadaire Celtic Buddhist Center in Saxtons River, VT.  In the tradition of simple service, for years Tomas traveled from Vermont to regularly guide the Riverbank House recovery community in Buddhist practice.

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You may reach Lama Tomas at zenboi65@gmail.com or at 413-824-1945.

Kim Corsack, RYT200

I began yoga for the physical practice, but soon realized it was more than just that. The more I practiced, the more I wanted to know, the more I wanted to share with others. I thought if it could affect my life, then perhaps it could do the same for others. This motivated me on my path to teaching.

 

For me, yoga became the balance of the physical body and the energetic body, with the breath becoming the bridge between the two. I learned that yoga is for everyone and that my practice on the mat could translate to my everyday life. It became apparent this was my route to empowerment. 

 

I enjoy teaching traditional Hatha yoga, incorporating slow flow and holding some postures for a moderate length of time. Having completed my RYT200 training, I have also trained for Traumatic Stress, Healing and Resiliency with Yoga. In addition to teaching classes I am open to private practice sessions as well. I welcome all levels to my class!

Patrick Steacie

I was born and raised in a small town in MA where I spent the majority of my childhood exploring the woods. I studied Psychology at Champlain College in Burlington VT and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2012. 


Yoga found me during a tumultuous time in my life and gave me the tools to overcome stress, build self-esteem, and develop a sense of spirituality that was missing in my life. I am trying to pay that forward and allow people to overcome their own obstacles on and off the mat.

 

I am a certified recovery coach at the Riverbank House, helping guide men through their recovery from substance use disorder, as well as overseeing the crisis stabilization unit. I also teach yoga to men in recovery at the Riverbank House, exposing me to a wide array of skill levels.

 

I will be teaching an intermediate level yoga class to the public but I would love to help you reach whatever goals you may have on the mat!

Copyright 2018 Giving Tree Yoga

Full Service Yoga and Meditation Studio in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire

Copyright 2018

Giving Tree Yoga 

72 Church Street

Laconia, New Hampshire 03246   

603-759-2895