Yoga Teacher Training Instructors

Paul Menard – Principal Instructor / Director

Paul Menard began studying yoga in 2002 and has maintained a passionate practice ever since. His background in classical dance gives him profound appreciation for the intricacy of the form that the Iyengar tradition of yoga affords. His elegance and grace shines though his postures and the execution of his teaching. Paul’s pursuit of a more spiritual practice led him to Karuna, where he feels blessed to have found such an open and welcoming community. In addition to yoga, Paul has a fervor for education. He completed his master’s degree in Adult Education and Training in early 2011 to complement his career as a workplace learning and development professional. He has completed the 300-hour advanced yoga teacher certification program at Karuna and is seeking other professional credentials as an educator. Paul is excited to connect his love of education and passion for yoga at Karuna.

Paul Sherbow- Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Yoga Philosophy

Paul H. Sherbow was senior Sanskrit editor for Bhaktivedanta Book Trust during the 1970s. He studied Sanskrit at several universities and with monastics and scholars from India. Currently, he is senior researcher at the International Secretariat of the World Conference of Religions for Peace (WCRP), a global, multi-religious organization. He also teaches Hinduism at Rutgers University in New Jersey, and holds a BA in Middle Eastern Studies from Columbia University. His papers and articles have been included in scholarly publications from Oxford and Columbia Universities, the Journal of Vaisnava Studies, and Nama-Rupa Journal.

Mark Hart – Insight Meditation

Mark Hart has practiced Insight Meditation since 1981, studying primarily at Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA. Since 2000 has also studied with teachers of non-dual awareness, including Adyashanti, and has incorporated that into his teaching. He is guiding teacher of the Bodhisara Dharma Community in Amherst, Massachusetts, on the teacher’s council at Insight Pioneer Valley in Easthampton, and is the adjunct religious advisor to Buddhist students at Amherst College. Mark holds a PhD in theology and an MA in counseling and has a private practice of psychotherapy in Amherst.

Terry Coe – Yoga Philosophy

Terry Coe has studied Vedanta and Sanskrit at the Arsha Vidya Gurukulam Institutes for Vedanta and Sanskrit in Saylorsburg, PA (www.arshavidya.org) and in India. He conducts YTT and private classes on Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, and beginning Sanskrit.