Lauren Kosinski, MD, Founder

Lauren is a sub specialty surgeon whose work has carried her from Alaska to international volunteer work to medical school faculty appointment. She has expertise in minimally invasive surgery of the digestive tract and special techniques in rectal cancer care. She is a yoga teacher and student, writer, and bit of an anthropologist who is committed to healing the culture of medicine and wounded practitioners.  Lauren had her first Hatha and Iyengar yoga classes in San Francisco and Berkeley, California in the 1980’s, but it was during a New Year’s snowshoe/yoga retreat in 2001 with a Kripalu yoga teacher that the foundations for practice were laid as she began to discover a home in yoga and inspiration for reorganizing her work as a physician and colorectal surgeon.  The connection grew stronger at Yoga Shanti in Sag Harbor then New York City, first on retreats beginning in 2013, then in regular practice which she intensified with teacher training in 2015-2016 followed by Urban Zen Integrative Therapy training (also at Yoga Shanti).  The Iyegar-based practice focuses on intelligent sequencing and relationship to the subtle body.  She is particularly grateful to her teachers Heidi Fokine, Joyce Englander Levy, Rodney Yee, and Colleen Saidman Yee.

Our Teachers and Practitioners

Anne Ledbetter
Yoga

Anne began practicing yoga ten years ago, and became a certified Kripalu yoga teacher in 2013. She has completed additional training in Chair Yoga, Yoga for Special Populations, and Let Your Yoga Dance®. Anne focuses on conscious breathing as the foundation of practice, and believes, that yoga, like life, is all about the journey.

Anya Jones
Massage & Acupuncture

Anya’s knowledge of the body’s interdependent systems informs her approach to treatment and makes her an effective practitioner who is committed to supporting her clients’ wellbeing.
Carrie Evans
Yoga & Sound Healing

Carrie has been teaching since 2009 after her training from the luminous Siri Narayan Kaur Khalsa Fuda in Buffalo, NY.  Her 7 years experience as a board certified massage therapist informs her private services & classes with a background in anatomy, physiology and an intuitive relationship with the mind/body.  Combining sound science and kundalini yoga technologies, she is passionately committed to raising your frequencies so you can reach your highest potential and engage fully in an awesome life.
Catherine Molz
Talk Therapy

Catherine is a counselor working with families, individual adults, parents, children and adolescents.  She specializes in effective communication and listening without judgment to offer compassionate feedback and direction.
Catherine’s educational background began with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. Her LCSW-C license, issued by the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners, is Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical.
Dr. Jacqueline Buscemi Richards
Yoga & Physical Therapy

As a physical therapist, Dr. Richards has a passion for biomechanical analysis, especially relating to running, sports mechanics, yoga, and Pilates. She enjoys helping motivated people meet their recreational or functional goals through stopping the injury cycle and treating the cause of the dysfunction.  
John Macleod
Yoga

John took his first yoga class in college and was immediately hooked. He traveled to Uvita, Costa Rica to complete his 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Infinite Source Yoga. John has studied and practiced various types of yoga including Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Ashtanga, and Restorative, all of which have played an integral role in creating the foundation for his dynamic and alignment-based classes.
Kate Moncrief, Ph.D.
Yoga

Kate Moncrief (Ph.D., RYT-200) is trained in Iyengar-based Hatha yoga. She focuses on healthy alignment and the creative, thoughtful sequencing of postures, combined with breath, for a complete and inspiring practice.
Katie Warrington
Reflexology & Reiki

In early 2006 Katie began a new and different journey, joined by her mom, in learning about and training in the Usui system of Reiki. This education in healing helped to open her eyes to the vast connection between mind and body.  It was again from the support of her mother that she was pointed in the direction of Reflexology, and discovered a new passion to follow.  Katie became a Certified Reflexologist in 2017 through the Baltimore School of Reflexology. In December 2018 she became a Nationally Board Certified Reflexologist through the American Reflexology Certification Board.
Stav Livne
Yoga

Stav is an actress, mom, & cat lover— moonlighting as a child whisperer, is a three-time Certified Yoga Teacher & Founder of Mindful Start LLC. Starring in “My Little Yogi”on YouTube, Stav has been practiced in yoga & childcare for nearly a decade. Stav began teaching kids mindfulness when she saw how easy it was for children to feel stressed at school & at home. Previously an Off Broadway performer & teacher in NYC, Stav’s own yoga journey gifted her with a nonjudgmental approach towards a healing lifestyle.