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The Centered Place
Yoga Studio

286 Bridge Street
Warren, Massachusetts
01083-1210

(413) 436-7374
info@thecenteredplace.com

Our teachers do not practice in front of the class and expect everyone to do what he or she does. Instead, each teacher does everything possible to honor and support you where you are.

 

   "All of the instructors are nurturing, highly trained, and excellent communicators. The yoga classes and individual Embodyment sessions are outstanding." 
      
~ Susan Bellows
       Management consultant, sales trainer, national speaker and author
       Susan Bellows & Associates


Nancy Nowak, co-director, The Centered Place yoga studio Phil (Krishna) Milgrom, co-director, The Centered Place yoga studio Yoga Instructor Patty Sayre Yoga Instructor Shanti (Ellan) Catacchio
Nancy Phil Patty Shanti (Ellan)
Nancy Nowak, RYT, CSYT, MA
Founder and Co-Director
Nancy has been practicing yoga since 1980 and teaching since 1986. She has studied a variety of yoga styles and began devoting her practice and teaching of Svaroopa yoga in 1997. She founded The Centered Place and co-directs with her life partner, Phil. She is in the Svaroopa Yoga Advanced Teacher Training Program and is certified to teach Bliss Yoga, Deeper Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Yoga for Pregnancy, and Yoga for Your Back. Nancy is also certified to provide Embodyment yoga therapy.
Email Nancy (nancy@thecenteredplace.com)
"We look into that mirror of yoga and see the places in our body that need support, that need to open. Each breath, each movement, reflects who we are. We regard our own geography like archeologists unearthing hidden treasures.."
(a quote I like; not sure who the author is)


Phil (Krishna) Milgrom, RYT, CSYT, CSMT, Co-Director
Phil has been practicing yoga since 1970 and teaching since 1974. He has studied a variety of yoga styles and received his first yoga teacher's certificate in 1976. He became certified to teach Svaroopa yoga in 1997 (700 hours) and has since taught Svaroopa yoga exclusively. Phil is certified by the National Yoga Alliance. He is in the Svaroopa Yoga Advanced Teacher Training Program and is certified to provide Embodyment yoga therapy and to teach Svaroopa Meditation, Bliss Yoga, Deeper Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Yoga for Pregnancy, and Yoga for Your Back. Besides teaching yoga at The Centered Place, he teaches in Westford, MA and taught classes for employees at HP (and formerly, Compaq and Digital Equipment Corporation) for over 15 years. (He has been an employee at HP and subsidiaries since 1980.) He is also a certified Laughter Yoga Leader (he teaches a workshop of his own design entitled Laughter Is a Good Stretch, Too). He is a motivational speaker and stress management consultant and has his own website at www.philmilgrom.com.
Email Phil
(phil@thecenteredplace.com)
"Yoga has been such a great blessing for me and my life; it's only natural that I teach yoga so that I might hopefully bring some of that blessing to others' lives."

Patty Sayre, RYT
Patty has practiced yoga at The Centered Place since 1990 and began teaching classes in 1999. She completed training sessions with Rama Berch at Master Yoga Academy in 1999 and 2000, where she earned her Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) Certification at the 200-hour level. Patty is also trained in Embodyment Therapy and continues to take professional development courses to maintain her teaching certification.
Email Patty (patty@thecenteredplace.com)
"Whether
I'm teaching
a class
or doing
my own practice, yoga continues to lead me toward balance and harmony."

Shanti (Ellan) Catacchio, RYT, CSYT

Shanti has retired but she will be teaching as a substitute or for special classes once in a while. Shanti has been practicing yoga for many years. She has found the benefits to be helpful for managing stress and physical tension that seems to go hand-in-hand with (a) a career in the corporate environment and (b) a busy family life.
              
Shanti found Svaroopa yoga at The Centered Place in 2000. She began teacher training in 2003 and now knows that as a life-long endeavor. She is a RYT (at 500 hours training level) and Certified Svaroopa Yoga Teacher, and a Certified Embodyment Therapist. Along with teaching at The Centered Place, she teaches private classes for individuals and small groups.

About the name Shanti.
"A great day
is one in which I both teach
a class and
take a class."
   
     
 
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