Dharma House School of Yoga

Yoga Teacher Training
Meet the Instructors

Christy Harris, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP, C-IATY, Lead Trainer

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Christy Harris, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP, C-IATY, Lead Trainer

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Meet the Instructors

Christy Harris, E-RYT500, AYS, C-IAYT, YACEP, Lead Trainer

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Christy, (Dharana Shakti), practices and teaches yoga and Ayurveda with great love and sincerity from her small goat farm in Kansas. She desires to teach these self-healing practices in a way that is easily obtainable for everyone.

Christy is a certified yoga therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists, Certified Ayurveda Specialist with the Himalayan Institute, and Certified Archetypal Consultant with the CMED Institute. She earned her Level 3 CPD Award in Animal Assisted Therapy and also holds a Certificate in Therapeutic Art. She is currently under the tutelage of Swami Premajyoti Saraswati.

Christy is the Director and lead teacher of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Yoga Studies, IAYT accredited yoga therapy training program RYS 300/500. She is a co-founder and lead trainer at the Dharma House School of Yoga, RYS 200 Christy guides and supports her students with humor and compassion. She combines her knowledge of Ayurveda and yoga with the ability to interpret archetypal patterns to identify patterns in the body, mind, and psyche that contribute to presenting symptoms in daily life. Christy enjoys preserving the beauty and integrity found in the artistry of living close to the earth, growing food, working with herbs, creating natural products, and caring for her beloved goats.

Deborah Geiger, RYT500, CPS, C-IAYT

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Deborah (Sraddha Devi) is a back care yoga therapist specializing in posture correction to alleviate low back pain.  She is an RYT 500 and Certified Yoga Therapy graduate of The Institute of Interdisciplinary Yoga Studies, studying under Renee DeTar and Christy Harris's direction. She is a Certified Postural Specialist and Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant. In 2019 she began studying classical Yoga Nidra with Swami Premajoyti Saraswati and holds a Yoga Nidra guide certification. She is a co-founder and administrator of the Dharma House School of Yoga and teaches yoga at the Muchnic Art Gallery & yoga therapy at LifePoint Yoga Therapy Center.

Deborah works with conditions of the low spine, including spondylolisthesis, stenosis, bulging and herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, and Lumbosacral transition vertebrae. She has first-hand knowledge of the chronic discomfort these conditions produce; she has them all.  Deborah shares her natural ability to perceive structural imbalance, giving students key tools to restore and improve posture and range of motion to live pain-free.  She helps students privately or as supportive care for those who have undergone low spine surgeries. Deborah loves working in the arts and living on her certified organic family farm with her husband Jack and three children.  

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Casey is an RYT 200 Registered with Yoga Alliance.  She is also an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant, Reiki Master, Sound Healer, Quantum Touch Healer & Creatrix.  She had an occasional yoga practice prior to 2016.  In 2016 yoga dropped in for her as a serious practice of devotion and also as an addition to her healing modalities.  She completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in December 2017 with Dharma House School of Yoga and is currently on her way to her 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Dharma House IIYS.  She is grateful to have training from her Yoga Teacher Trainers Christy Harris, Maylo Epperson, & Heather Rama.  And she is also grateful to have done study and workshops under Rama Jyoti Vernon & Ray Long.  She teaches a yoga practice with mixed levels of flow, yin, restorative, barre, and chair.  She believes that yoga should be all inclusive and that yoga is a practice for healing body, mind, & spirit.

 

In Casey’s spare time she enjoys travelling, being outdoors – camping, hiking, and kayaking (even spending it with her dogs, Rayna & Luna) gardening, hand making malas & fiber wall hangings, massages, offering healing, reading, and maybe one day she will get back into her natural soap & body product making. 

Casey Lesmeister, RYT200, ALC