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WHO WE ARE

The instructors at Iris are an amazing group of devoted and experienced teachers. We share the common vision of a world of peace and joy by the means of self-expression and community.

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Sibylle Jud

Co-Founder, Yoga Instructor, Transformational Coach

Sibylle Jud co-founded Iris with her husband Paul Lichtenberg in 2009. Born and raised in Switzerland, her journey of self-discove...

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Paul Lichtenberg, PhD is co-founder of Iris with his wife, Sibylle. Clinical psychologist in full-time private practice in Manhatt...

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ShivaRam

Yoga Instructor

ShivaRam sees his teaching and practice as therapeutic teaching students to honor the physical body and respect its desire to find...

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Shawn DeRyder

Yoga & Sound Meditation, Storyteller

Shawn DeRyder is a inspired individual hailing from the hills of New York State. When he is not chopping firewood, or gathering wi...

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Susan DeRyder

Sound Meditation

Susan DeRyder is originally from Edinburgh, Scotland. Now settled in the Hudson Valley, Susan is excited to offer her enriching yo...

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Julie Lyon Rose

T'ai Chi

Julie Lyon Rose has been practicing T'ai Chi for 40 years. She also studied Aikido for several years and has a 2nd degree black be...

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Barbara Fornal

Plant Spirit Healer

Barbara is a certified herbalist, plant spirit healer, plant communication educator, experienced drummer and a facilitator of wome...

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Hollis Dannaham

Yoga and Meditation Instructor

Hollis Dannaham started her yogic journey 35 years ago practicing Kundalini Yoga. She then developed a strong Vinyasa Practice and...

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Pepper Monroe

Wildfire Women's Breathwork

Pepper is an intuitive healer, a nurturing believer, and a compassionate creator. The environment she creates is warm, welcoming a...

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Alison Abruzzi

Yoga Instructor

Ali is a life-long seeker who has discovered that the greatest gifts of healing and peace lie within. With a light-filled and open...

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Jessica Caplan

Sound Practitioner

Jessica Caplan is a vocalist, certified sound practitioner,  and yoga teacher. She is passionate about creating heart-centered ex...

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Judith Schafman

Dreamworker

Dream worker, artist, spiritual counselor, and Gestalt Practitioner, Jude offers “soul medicines’, deep dream work, creative s...

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Beatrice Ehrsam

Movement Improvisation Teacher

Come dance with the growing Hudson Valley Movement Improvisation community and add your unique movement signature.  We love pra...

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Valeria Gheorghiu

Kundalini Yoga

Valeria A. Gheorghiu is a certified yoga instructor of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan....

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Diana

Body Worker

Diana has a private massage practice in New Paltz, NY and has worked at the Wellness Center at the Omega Institute for Holistic St...

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Debra Simmerly

Energy healer

Deb is a certified Metatronic Healing® Practitioner, Reiki Master, graduate of the Art of Energy Healing School and a retired Reg...

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