Yoga Connections is a Jewish Federation trip that is part of the P2G initiative bringing people from Israel and the US together to form bonds. Yoga Connections sends a delegation of yoga teachers from the Metrowest area to our sister city of Ofakim, Israel.  In 2015 Jacki was part of that delegation, and the trip proved to be a life changing event! Here are just some of the highlights.

 Yoga Connections Trip 2015

Karen Meislik is a registered RYT- 500 Yoga Alliance Teacher.   Two hundred hours of her training were under the direction of nationally acclaimed, senior certified Iyengar teachers focusing on body alignment.  In addition, Karen holds a 50 hour certificate in Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors from the Duke University School of Integrative Medicine. She has additional training in teaching yoga to recovering cardiac patients. In addition to providing instruction at Keter Yoga, Karen leads yoga classes at several area hospitals, an assisted living home, and a senior day center.  Karen’s more than 30 year’s as a family lawyer has given her insight into an entire range of human problems and emotions.  One thing she learned is that yoga can be a calming and positive influence on everyone’s life and can lead to long term, good health.​


Jacki Routhenstein MA E-RYT 200 YACEP is an American Yoga Academy graduate and has been a student of Iyengar yoga with Theresa Rowland for the last 3 years..  Jacki also has a BFA from Tyler School of Art and a MA in Education from Villanova University.   Some of Jacki's best influences have been the teachers who have inspired her, including Theresa Rowland, Abijata Iyengar, Baron Baptiste, Kofi Busia, H. S, Arun, and more. She is also inspired by the charity work she has done in Israel. Jacki finished the Yoga Teacher Prep Course for Iyengar teachers with Theresa Rowland and now continues to study monthly in Theresa's Teacher Workshop. Jacki has a Reiki 1 certification and training in Ayeurvedic healing from Alana Greenberg MA E-RYT 500.​ Jacki's style of teaching is alignment based though she often adds a Tibetan bowl meditation in the end.

YOGA & HEALING

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