Local & Visiting Teachers

who offer classes & workshops at Lakshmi

 Kelly Caraher

Kelly Caraher, RYTKelly was introduced to Yoga and Pilates as a complement to competitive tennis and running. While in recovery from illness and injury, her practice deepened and she was able to invite a more conscious awareness to the healing properties of Yoga and Pilates. As her mind, body, and spirit grew stronger, she wanted to share that deep healing connection with others. Her classes are both challenging and nurturing, while fostering a holistic awareness and appreciation for the meditative flow of Yoga. Kelly completed Shiva Rea’s Vinyasa Flow Teacher Training program, along with Power Pilates Mat Certification in New York City, Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training in Washington, D.C., and Children’s Yoga training in Baltimore, Maryland and Alexandria, VA. Kelly teaches Vinyasa Flow, Prenatal Yoga, Power Yoga, Yoga for Athletes, Mat Pilates and Children’s Yoga.


Denise Hatch

Denise is a Certified Anusara® Yoga teacher, E-RYT 500, with an education inDenise mind sciences. She specializes in yoga, bio mechanical alignment, rehab and yoga therapeutics, as well as mental focus for sports performance, and performance in general. Bringing mind science and movement together, Denise harnesses the power of the mind and heart and weaves it into the body.Denise has studied and taught in the fields of exercise physiology, kinesiology, nutrition and mind sciences since 1980.
Denise teaches at Athletes Performance Institute where she works with MLB players, US soccer team, NFL,motorsports, and pro golfers. Yoga Sports Performance offers teacher trainings specific to performance.

Sara Worden

Sara’s mother introduced her to yoga whenSara Worden Yoga Picture she was in high school and it has been an important part of her life ever since. As a guiding practice it has helped her tap into her heart’s desire and stay limber while doing physical work in agriculture. Sara enjoys working with students of all abilities who want to go deeper into the natural world through experiencing their own body, mind, and breath in relationship to the environment around them.

Sara, RYT is a certified Restorative and Anusara Elements Yoga Teacher. She teaches a monthly restorative class at Rasa Spa and a Wednesday morning class at Lakshmi Living Arts in Trumansburg. She also offers seasonally themed workshops and Restorative Therapeutic private sessions. sarawordenyoga.com


Daniel Hill

immersion40resizedDaniel began practicing yoga regularly with his sister Elaine in January 2010. Initially drawn to yoga for its physical benefits, he quickly realized a much deeper experience was to be found in this practice. Daniel now practices yoga to explore and enhance the connection between mind, body, and spirit. He completed his 200 hour teacher training in August 2015 at Lakshmi Living Arts with his teachers Rachel Bush, Amy Abelson, and Denise Hatch. Daniel finds Anusara Yoga to be an incredibly rich style of yoga to practice and teach, and feels he is just brushing the surface of its potential as he is in the process of acquiring the Anusara Elements Certification. In his own practice Daniel loves to be challenged and find his edges. As a teacher, he intends to offer his students the experience of finding their edges and being supported in growing beyond them!



Jaclyn Eisman (formerly Loberg- She got married!)

Jaclyn Loberg has been practicing and studying energyIMG_0364 healing modalities for 14 years with an emphasis on the clearing and healing of imbalances in the physical body and chakras.  Initially trained as a massage therapist at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Tempe, AZ, she continued her energy studies at the Pennsylvania School of Spiritual Healing.  She has studied shamanism and plant spirit medicine in Ecuador and is a Certified Herbalists studying under 7song and Rosemary Gladstar. She now has a private practice in Lodi, NY doing energy healing for clients and teaching energy and chakra workshops for beginners and more advanced students who wish to incorporate energy healing into their work. Her commitment is to help people align more fully, body and soul, and manifest their true path on this planet.


Kathy Lucas

kathy-dancing-05Kathy is the founder and movement coach of MUVZ to Inspire. With 30 years of combined experience in dance, pilates and fitness coaching, Kathy strives to guide her clients toward a creative experience in movement transformation. With years of experience and a passion for cultural dance and movement forms, Kathy brings a global perspective to her classes and sessions. Whether she’s working with an individual client or in a group setting, Kathy is devoted to facilitating a supportive and inspiring experience.


Helen Tseng

HelenTsengHelen Tseng, BA, LMT, graduate of Finger Lakes School of Massage, began her studies in Thai Yoga Massage at Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY. She studied in depth in Thailand with Mr. Therdchai Chumphonpong (Mac) and in the States with Jonas Westring of Shantaya Yoga and Bodywork. Because of her love of the work, she began almost immediately to teach it
and has taught for over 10 years. She also enjoys tablework, Qi-gong
Healing and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy in her private practice.