Yoga Connections Trip 2015

Jacki Routhenstein MA RYT 200 is an American Yoga Academy graduate and is currently student of Iyengar yoga with Theresa Rowland.  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, Baron Baptiste, Kofi Busia, Claire Diab, and Susan Herman and the charity work she has done in Israel. Jacki is currently taking the  Yoga Teacher Prep Course for Iyengar teachers with Theresa Rowland. 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 adds a Tibetan bowl meditation in the end.

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.​

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.