Michele Marchetti

TriYoga Teacher Profile: Michele Marchetti


Michele Marchetti is a mother, writer, TriYoga Basics teacher and lover of central Pennsylvania food. More than ten years ago she discovered TriYoga of Central Pennsylvania, a nonprofit that has made a profound impact on her life and taught her to sit down while she eats her local food. The practice helps her close all the open windows in her brain, and gives her the energy needed to juggle multiple passions. While she hasn't yet managed to get her kids to a yoga class, she has spotted her daughter doing mudras at the kitchen table.

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Caye Gummo

TriYoga Teacher Profile: Caye Gummo


In 2015 when Caye began attending regular classes at TriYoga of Central PA, she couldn’t touch her toes. Working as a cardiac sonographer, the repetitive actions of working with patients had taken a toll on her own body. Four years later, she is a certified Basics TriYoga teacher who happily places her hands flat on the floor.

A resident of Boalsburg, Caye is an avid cook and gardener, who finds contentment in a newly mulched yard. She teaches leg stretch to her husband, practices patience with her sweet dog, and relishes summers and other extended stays with her step-daughter.

Transformed by TriYoga, she is inspired to share the benefits in body , mind and spirit with her family and community.

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Meghan McGinty

TriYoga Teacher Profile: Meghan McGinty

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Meghan McGinty’s life on the mat has spilled over into her personal and professional life.

A former Peace Corps Volunteer and Advanced English teacher at State College Area High School, she has introduced the breathing practices known as Prana Vidya to both her students and colleagues at the high school. She opens her classes with the lights off, leading students through a 2-minute meditation. “They get to hear the silence in their own heads—and they’re really unfamiliar with that silence.”

 For her fellow teachers, she leads weekly after-school guided meditations, “an eye in the hurricane” that helps them get through to Friday. 

 She credits TriYoga for strengthening her relationship with her colleagues, students and partner.

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Theresa Shay

TriYoga Teacher Profile: Theresa Shay

Theresa is the Founding Director of TriYoga of Central Pennsylvania and a senior TriYoga® teacher who introduced the practice to Central Pennsylvania in 2000. She has taught yoga since 1996 in the U.S., India and Venezuela and has studied closely with TriYoga founder Kali Ray for over 20 years. Formally trained with a Master's degree in Education, she works directly with students and trains others to teach TriYoga. Her passion for TriYoga and loving presence invite others into an awareness that brings a fuller flow to life.

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Jill Buchanan

TriYoga Teacher Profile: Jill Buchanan


Jill is a founding member of TriYoga of Central Pennsylvania, having been a weekly student since the first class ever taught in the area in 2000. Jill joined the teaching effort in 2006 and was a member of the board of directors when non-profit status was established. A women's-health nurse practitioner with a current emphasis on HypnoBirthing, Jill believes in a wellness approach that connects body, mind and spirit. On the mat, Jill works with a wide range of students, honoring each individual and their needs. She is certified to teach Basics through Level 2, and finds great joy in offering classes and events to support women through pregnancy and parenthood. She and her husband Scot Paterson live in East Penns Valley, where they raised their three children.

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Morgan Ilgen

TriYoga Teacher Profile: Morgan Ilgen


Morgan Ilgen has been teaching TriYoga as a certified instructor since 2007, studying with Theresa Shay since 2004. She became a registered hatha yoga instructor through The Mount Nittany Institute of Natural Health’s Yoga Teacher Training program in April 2003. With a Master’s Degree in Education and PA teaching certification, Morgan teaches project-based curriculum full-time to middle school students. Morgan credits the practice of TriYoga with helping to guide and manage her longstanding journey with anxiety. Through compassion and awareness, she finds joy in sharing her knowledge and love of yoga flow and is particularly interested in the connection between yoga and athletics. 

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Jennifer Tucker

TriYoga Teacher Profile: Jennifer Tucker


Jennifer is a teacher, photography artist, herbalist and flower-essence practitioner. She discovered TriYoga and Theresa in 2002, finding the “perfect bridge” to a supple, athletic body and her intuitive, creative professional work. In 2011, she became a certified TriYoga Basics teacher, inspired to share TriYoga's transformative practice as part of a holistic pathway to self-awareness, self-care, and resiliency through trauma, injury and life’s inevitable challenges and changes. In addition to teaching Basics in Spring Mills, Jennifer works with individuals with health concerns and teaches healing workshops that combine yoga and herbal knowledge. Jennifer lives and collaborates with her husband Gerald Lang on their Georges Valley farm. Look for their donated artwork at each of the TriYoga studios.

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Kerri Zelman

TriYoga Teacher Profile: Kerri Zelman

Kerri's experience on the path of yoga brought her to teaching as a way of sharing her love of TriYoga. She has been teaching since 2011 and enjoys creating an environment of relaxation and fun in her classes. An experienced massage therapist in practice for over 10 years, Kerri has witnessed many of the challenges life presents to our bodies and minds. Her knowledge and skill in the world of therapeutic bodywork complement her interest in helping others deepen and expand into the healing potential of conscious movement and breath.

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Mary Klingensmith

TriYoga Teacher Profile: Mary Klingensmith

A retired educator with more than 35 years of teaching experience, Mary continues to fulfill her love for the classroom by teaching TriYoga to students and groups in Mifflin and Centre counties. Mary embodies the benefits of the practice, crediting TriYoga for the start of her new, healthier life. She is a regular presence at TriYoga Teachers Trainings in Central Pennsylvania and received her Level One certification through TriYoga Santa Cruz. When she isn’t teaching or studying TriYoga, you can find her connecting with her family, decorating the studios or keeping TYCP flowing in her role as Assistant to the Director.

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Justine Andronici

TriYoga Teacher Profile: Justine Andronici

Teaching yoga is the last thing Justine ever thought she would be doing. In her early 30s she was diagnosed with depression and several autoimmune diseases, the byproduct of unrelenting stress and a demanding professional life as a social justice attorney. Justine found wellness, calm, and joy with the help of TriYoga practices. She became a teacher in 2011 so she could help students bring those benefits into their own day-to-day lives. Certified in Basics and the breathing, concentration and meditation practices known as Prana Vidya, Justine teaches as a sub, works with individuals and offers group workshops.


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Matt Beigle

TriYoga Teacher Profile: Matt Beigle

Matt started teaching TriYoga in Philadelphia in 2007. Eight years later he relocated to Boalsburg, where he also works as an acupuncturist and Zero Balancing practitioner. Matt has worked extensively with schools and companies, and enjoys bringing mindfulness and stress-reduction tools to anyplace that can benefit. He is particularly interested in how the body awareness developed through regular yoga practice or holistic treatment helps people understand and heal the symptoms that trouble them. Matt offers Yoga and Acupuncture Detox Class on a monthly basis.


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Joanne Cahill

TriYoga Teacher Profile: Joanne Cahill

Joanne discovered TriYoga later in life. Seeking strength, balance, and stress reduction, she found a practice that simultaneously provides an avenue for self-discovery. Joanne grows more comfortable and confident in her body and spirit as she ages. With a teaching style described by students as down-to-earth, intuitive, and gentle, she especially enjoys working with those wishing to remain healthy, flexible, calm and focused in their wisdom years.  She is the mother of 3 adult children, grandmother of 5 grandchildren and a recent Penn State University retiree.

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Sandy Vandeven

TriYoga Teacher Profile: Sandy Vandeven

In 2013 Sandy fell in love with the calming flow of TriYoga. Ever since, she’s been enjoying and exploring the embodied wisdom that’s revealed through the power of peaceful focus accompanied by a conscious breath. After studying with TriYoga teachers Theresa Shay, Citrini Ware, and Matt Beigle, Sandy received her TriYoga Basics certification in the spring of 2016. A native of Annapolis, Maryland, she lived and worked in Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia before moving to Boalsburg. With its abundance of nature and local food, Central Pennsylvania has captured her heart. She is happy to call it home, and excited to share the gifts of TriYoga with her new community.

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Ann Wilken

TriYoga Team Profile: Ann Wilken

Ann supports TriYoga of Central Pennsylvania as the Business Manager, creating spreadsheets that track everything. Inspired by a love for numbers and deep personal connections, she has led and created a variety of cooperative ventures including a family business, the Julian Woods Community where she lives and raised her family, and the Land Trust that holds the community's land deed for future generations. When she needs a break from numbers, she finds joy in Pennsylvania-woodland birding trails, organic home gardening, TriYoga classes, and Co-counseling.

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Michele Marchetti

TriYoga Team Profile: Michele Marchetti

Michele is the Communications Coordinator for TriYoga of Central Pennsylvania, a job that links two of her passions: writing and TriYoga. After years of rushing around, she's trying something new: approaching her world from a place of calm. She loves to tell stories through writing, promote Friends & Farmers Co-op and other sources of local food, play with her family and dog Buster, and learn new TriYoga moves.  Her 8-year-old daughter is currently obsessed with Side Crow.

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Mairi Sim

TriYoga Teacher Profile: Mairi Sim

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Mairi Sim received her TriYoga Basics Certification in May 2013 and served as a TriYoga of Central Pennsylvania teacher before taking a break. She returned to the TriYoga teaching team early in 2018 to offer Chair Yoga, bringing well-being to a new group of students and expanding the practice beyond the traditional image of yoga on a mat. A Centre County transplant from Glasgow, on the West Coast of Scotland, she found TriYoga exactly 6 months after landing in State College and never looked back. Mairi’s personal journey with TriYoga continues in Therapeutics, where she finds the right amount of movement for her body and mind. She is a firm believer that every body can do yoga.

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