Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor
Roseanna Rich knew from a very young age that she was destined to work in the health care industry; it seemed the best way to help people. Roseanna received her MSN from Catholic University of America and an MBA at Tulane University. She managed nursing intensive care units for 13 years, overseeing three cardiac intensive care units at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Eventually, Roseanna came to believe that the Western medical system focused too much on illness, and not enough on supporting constitutional health. Recognizing there were limited options for health care other than the surgery/prescription routes, she vowed to set up a practice that supported and encouraged people to be healthy. She became a certified clinical herbalist, ultimately forming her own holistic health care philosophy and practice encompassing Native American, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic practices and Homeopathy.
For 30 years, Roseanna has personally used homeopathic remedies as a cornerstone of her own health care. In 2010, she formalized her homeopathic studies through intense education and mentoring. She studies with Kathleen Slonager,RN, DiHOM, ADS, AE-C, CCH, President of Homeopathic Nurses Association.. "Homeopathy is up to speed with today's modern world," Roseanna believes in case management and giving homeopathic support to "peel the onion." Samuel Hahnemann taught that practitioners are here to relieve pain and suffering.
Roseanna counsels and teaches individuals how to be healthy using herbal medicine and Iyengar yoga. She pursued the teachings of B. K. S. Iyengar and studied with him and his daughter, Geeta in Pune, India. She recognized that the therapeutic benefits of yoga were deeply healing and life altering. Roseanna became a certified Iyengar yoga teacher in 1990. Roseanna is a constant student of BKS Iyengar's medical work and feels strongly that people make their own choices about the quality of their personal health. "Yoga's self-empowering tools enable us to transform our own personal health – physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and psychologically."
Roseanna founded The Yoga Place in Ellsworth, Maine 2006 where yoga classes are offered daily. Roseanna believes that connecting to a teacher is one of the most important steps to maintaining a regular practice. "Find a teacher you can relate to and be consistent about attending class. Then work on establishing your own independent practice."
Certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor
Molly has been a yoga student, practicing Kripalu and Iyengar
yoga, for over twenty-five years. In the spring of 2010, she went
to the Kripalu Yoga Institute and became a certified yoga teacher.
Since then Molly has been teaching classes at The Yoga Place that
combine the flow of Kripalu yoga with Iyengar alignment. Her
goal is to help others realize and enjoy the physical, mental, and
spiritual benefits of a regular yoga practice.
When not teaching yoga, Molly’s days are filled with teaching
children to read. She is an avid gardener and hiker. When time
allows and she is not in her gardens, you will find her hiking in the
mountains of Maine.