Kim Leibowitz, Yoga Therapist, E-RYT-500, YACEP, teaches Level 1, Level 2, Tibetan Rites and Ageless yoga. Kim developed Glenmore’s Yoga for Chronic Pain program based on her personal experience with chronic pain and how yoga can mediate its effects. Kim first came to the mat in 2001 after years of trying many unsuccessful remedies to ease muscle and joint pain and fatigue. Now she is committed to helping others find significant pain relief through yoga. Kim is a certified E-500-hour instructor and a registered member of Yoga Alliance and a certified Yoga Therapist offering private consultations. She is also a program manager and lead trainer in Glenmore’s 200-hour and 300-hour teacher training programs. Since 2000, Kim has also owned and managed MarketWorks VA, LLC, a boutique marketing and advertising agency.
Sarah Thacker, MA, Yoga Therapist, ATR-BC, E-RYT-500, YACEP, is a 500 Hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher and has been teaching yoga with Glenmore since 2005. Sarah has been faculty in the Glenmore Yoga & Wellness Center Yoga Teacher Training Programs since 2011 and is a program manager and lead trainer. Sarah is a Holistic Health Coach trained by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and offers an integrative approach to wellness through her unique combination of training and skills, helping others create a healthy, balanced life through stress management, coping skill development, mindfulness, creative expression and nutrition awareness. She is also a registered and board certified art therapist. After college Sarah began using yoga as part of the therapeutic process while working with homeless women in Brooklyn, NY. Returning to Richmond, she worked as an art therapist with emotionally disturbed children and adolescents.
Carolyn Hazel, E-RYT-500, YACEP, CMT originally came to yoga as a busy mom of three boys, looking for a way to relieve stress. The moment she set foot in the studio she knew it was where she belonged. Wanting to deepen her own knowledge as well as share with others, Carolyn enrolled in Glenmore’s very first teacher training program. Now as a busy grandma she continues to teach, working mainly with more gentle populations and older adults both at the studio and assisted living facilities in the area. Carolyn is also a massage therapist as well as a co-teacher in Glenmore’s Teacher Training Program.