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New York


Adirondacks (Southern), Warren County, NY

Susanne Murtha, RYT

  • Contact:
  • Location:
    • Southern Adirondacks, Warren County, NY
  • Professional Certifications and Continuing Education:
    • Integrative Yoga Therapy Professional Yoga Therapy Program (1000 hrs.)
    • Kripalu Yoga Teacher (200 and 500 hrs.)
    • Adaptive Yoga for MS with Karen O'Donnell Clarke
    • Richard Miller's iRest Level 1 
    • Positional Yoga Therapy
    • Color Me Yoga for Kids
    • Muscular Activation Techniques Jumpstart Program
    • ACSM Wellcoach
  • Member:
    • Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association (KYTA)
    • Yoga Alliance RYT500
    • International Association of Yoga Therapists
  • Services:
    • Group classes in Bakers Mills, Blue Mountain Lake and Chestertown, NY
    • Private and semi-private sessions for wellbeing, healing or personal practice
    • Experiential presentation for organizations and conferences
    • Workshops for fun and growth
    • Climate-controlled yoga studio with mountain view

Albany, New York

Linda Della Porta, RYT, OTR/L, CHT

  • Contact:
  • Location:
    • Boston, MA
    • Albany, NY (capital district / Albany region)
  • Professional Certifications and Continuing Education:
    • Kripalu Yoga 200 hour certification
    • Occupational Therapist
    • Certified Hand Therapist

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Binghamton, New York

Kristen Keuter, RYT

  • Contact:
  • Location:
    • Ballys Gym
    • Karate Dojo
      • Call for schedule and location
  • Professional Certifications and Continuing Education:
    • Frog Lotus, 200 hours, 2005
    • Continuing education:
      • Radiant Child Yoga I & II
      • Teaching Adaptive Yoga for MS with Karen O'Donnell Clarke, 2007
  • Services:
    • Presently, I am a 6th grade special education teacher in a middle school.  After school I teach yoga at Ballys Gym as well as at a Karate Dojo.
    • I teach children's yoga classes at a local school in the fall and spring.
    • I plan to teach adaptive yoga classes for students who have MS and other health conditions.

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East Norwich, New York

Sally Schwartz, RYT

  • Contact:
    • 3 Richard Place, East Norwich, New York 11732
    • 516.922.3074
    • scap11@aol.com
  • Location:
  • Professional Certifications and Continuing Education:
    • Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, 200 hours, 2005
    • Continuing education:
      • Iyengar yoga, studied for 20+ years
      • Teaching Adaptive Yoga for MS with Karen O'Donnell Clarke, 2007
    • Other training:
      • Certified reflexologist
  • Services:
    • Kripalu yoga classes and private lessons
    • Chair yoga for seniors and anyone who is unable to practice on the floor
    • Reflexology sessions and workshops

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Johnson City, New York

Paulette Placek, RYT

  • Contact:
  • Location:
    • Yoga Time, Lemon Plaza
      345 Harry L Drive, Right Rear
      Johnson City, NY  13790
  • Professional Certifications and Continuing Education:
    • Chinnamasta Kundalini Yoga, 200 hours, 2007
    • Continuing education:
      • Teaching Adaptive Yoga for MS with Karen O'Donnell Clarke, 2007
  • Member:
    • Yoga Alliance
  • Services:
    • I have a yoga studio, "Yoga Time," offering many different classes:
      • stretching
      • beginners yoga
      • advanced yoga
      • children's yoga
      • couples yoga
      • mantra/meditation/relaxation. 
    •  I also have a store offering Yogi teas, CDs, DVDs, books, clothes and more.
    • Coming soon - adaptive yoga for ms.

New Hartford, New York

Barbara H. Klein, RYT

  • Contact:
    • 6 Upper Woods Road, New Hartford, New York 13413
    • 315.797.6379
    • dexterbj@aol.com

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New York City, New York

Shirley (Santoshi) Doon, RYT

  • Contact:
  • Location:
    • New York City, NY
  • Professional Certifications and Continuing Education:
    • Certified Integral Yoga
      • Hatha I & II
      • Chair
      • Gentle
    • Yoga of the Heart with Nischala Joy Devi
    • Therapeutic Yoga with Cheri Clampett
    • Teaching Adaptive Yoga for MS with Karen O'Donnell Clarke, Sioux Falls, SD, 2009
  • Memberships:
    • IYTA
  • Services:
    • Group classes
    • Private and Semi-private lessons

New York City, New York

Thea (Tripti) Pratt

  • Contact:
  • Location:
  • Professional Certifications and Continuing Education:
    • Certified Integal Yoga Hatha I, Gentle Yoga, and Raja Yoga.
    • Teaching Adaptive Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis with Karen O'Donnell Clarke, 2008
  • Member:
    • IYTA
  • Services:
    • Group classes:
      • Children and senior citizens in the New York City area
      • Gentle Yoga class at Integral Yoga Institute
      • Yoga for MS class at Integral Yoga Institute

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Potsdam, New York

Don Borsh, RYT

  • Contact:
  • Location:
    • SUNY Potsdam
  • Professional Certifications and Continuing Education:
    • Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, 200 hours, 2005
    • Teaching Adaptive Yoga for MS with Karen O'Donnell Clarke, 2007
    • Other training:
      • MFA Dance / Lighting Design, Bennington College
  • Member:
    • KYTA
    • Yoga Alliance
  • Services:
    • I presently teach Kripalu style yoga through the dance program at SUNY Potsdam

Schenectady, New York

Jean Sefcovic, RYT

  • Contact:
    • 232 Fourteenth Street, Schenectady NY  12306
    • 518.527.6070
  • Location:  I teach @ 
    • Trinity Reform Church, Curry Road, Rotterdam (Gentle and Chair Yoga)
    • Mohonosen HS Continue Education, Rotterdam (Gentle and Chair Yoga)
    • Best Fitness, Schenectady (Gentle Yoga)
    • offered Gentle Yoga Gatherings @ my home &  Rotterdam Sr. Center. 
  • Professional Certifications and Continuing Education:
    • Yoga Fit Teacher Training - Levels 1 & 2 in 2003.  
    • Kripalu Yoga Teacher Certification in 2005.
    • Teaching Adaptive Yoga for MS Workshop with Karen O'Donnell Clarke, 2007.
    • Certified Mindfulness Yoga Teacher Training with Frank Jude Boccio, 2010. 
    • Lakshmi Chair Yoga 2012.
    • I have taken workshops @ Kripalu in Lenox MA, including:
      • Anusara w/Anne Green
      • Chakra Yoga Workshop @ Kripalu in Albany
    • I have been in personal practice and reading  of yoga for approximately 10 years.
  • Services:
    • I am available to travel to you for  personal classes, gatherings @ your home w/friends, or any space that you find to practice, days or evenings.

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Vestal, New York

James Holley, RYT

  • Contact:
  • Location:
    • American Family Fitness, Vestal, New York
    • Yoga @ the Library, Vestal Public Library, Vestal, New York
  • Professional Certifications and Continuing Education:
    • Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, 200 hours, 2006
    • Continuing education:
      • Teaching Adaptive Yoga for MS with Karen O'Donnell Clarke, 2007
  • Member:
    • Yoga Alliance
  • Services:
    • Kripalu gentle yoga, hatha yoga, vinyasa flow.
    • Adaptive Yoga for MS

Westchester County, New York

Linda J. Caldwell, ERYT

  • Contact:
  • Location:
    • Westchester County, NY
  • Professional Certifications and Continuing Education:
    • Kripalu Yoga 500 hour certification
    • PreNatal
    • Restorative
    • Adaptive Yoga for MS
    • Positional Yoga Therapy
    • Reiki Master
  • Member:
    • Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association (KYTA)
    • Yoga Alliance E-RYT500
  • Services:
    • Linda believes Yoga to be therapeutic and transformational. Her positive approach offers students the opportunity to gain flexibility, strength, explore breath awareness, mental focus using meditative techniques and enhance the spirit in daily living.

White Plains, New York

  • Contact:
  • Location:
    • Sports Center
      • Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
      • 785 Mamaroneck Avenue
      • White Plains, New York
  • Services:
    • Adaptive Yoga Classes
    • Adults, 18 and older, who are physically challenged and who are interested in learning adaptive yoga in a supported setting are invited to attend the free workshop. Participants must complete a health survey and be independent with their personal care and transfers or bring an aide with them (transfer to a mat is not necessary). 

This information is being provided on behalf of Alexandra Oudheusden, M.S., CTRS, Recreation Therapist at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. 
Alexandra participated in Teaching Adaptive Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis with Karen O'Donnell Clarke in Hartford, CT June 2009.


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Windsor, New York

Jen Compton, RYT

  • Contact:
  • Location:
    • Windsor, New York
  • Training:
    • Bliss Yoga Center, Woodstock, NY 200 hour, 2003/4
    • Continuing Education:
      • Anna Forrest, 78 hours
      • Kripalu, 38 hours
      • Teaching Adaptive Yoga for MS with Karen O'Donnell Clarke, 2007
  • Services:
    • Provide centering and a sense of wellness in weekly or private classes.  Observing the individual, making yoga accessible while staying true to authentic yoga traditions.  Helping the student catch a glimpse of the union with the "Self."  Asana, preparing the body for breath and meditation.