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Evelyne Noel

TriYoga Teacher Profile: Evelyne Noel

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Evelyne in Tree Posture

On the mat or off, alone or in community, indoors or out, Evelyne has developed a steady companionship with yoga, first as an Iyengar practitioner and now as a TriYogi.

She likes alignments in the body to create stability, expansion and ease. She likes harnessing the mind to chosen points of focus. She loves to build the courage of an open heart and see how far the soul can reach.

Most precious, is her discovery that a magnificent inner guiding system emerges when we create stillness within.


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Michele Marchetti

TriYoga Teacher Profile: Michele Marchetti

Michele in Tree 2 Posture

Michele in Tree 2 Posture


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

Caye in Triangle 2 Posture

Caye in Triangle 2 Posture


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

Meghan in Extended Tree Posture

Meghan in Extended Tree Posture

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 in Side Crow Posture

Theresa in Side Crow Posture

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 in Runner Posture

Jill in Runner Posture

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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Jennifer Tucker

TriYoga Teacher Profile: Jennifer Tucker

Jennifer in Extended Tree Posture

Jennifer in Extended Tree Posture

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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Mary Klingensmith

TriYoga Teacher Profile: Mary Klingensmith

Mary in Bridge 3 Posture

Mary in Bridge 3 Posture

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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Joanne Cahill

TriYoga Teacher Profile: Joanne Cahill

Joanne in Palm Tree Tortoise Posture

Joanne in Palm Tree Tortoise Posture

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

Sandy in Swan 1 Posture

Sandy in Swan 1 Posture

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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Anne Haynes

TriYoga Teacher Profile: Anne Haynes

Anne in Free Seat Posture

Anne in Free Seat Posture


Anne first encountered yoga as a teenager many years ago in a drafty community hall in Scotland. Little did she know then that decades later she would end up teaching yoga in Central Pennsylvania. As a regular student of TriYoga, Anne's need to deepen her own practice led her to Basics and Level 1 Teacher Trainings. As a TriYoga intern and substitute teacher, she then certified to teach Basics in August 2018. TriYoga has helped Anne create balance in her own life and she looks forward to helping others discover the life-changing benefits of the practice. She is especially interested in how yoga can help those affected either directly or indirectly by trauma, addiction and depression.


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Linda Egelhoff

TriYoga Teacher Profile: Linda Egelhoff

Linda in Side Warrior 1 Posture

Linda in Side Warrior 1 Posture


Linda lived in 13 places before she was 8 years old, and grew up (mostly) in St. Louis. She was planning to move to Colorado when a visit to family in Central Pennsylvania ("GORGEOUS") turned her life's course. She came to TriYoga® in 2010, inspired by its beauty and poetry of movement. Armed with a wry sense of humor and a fierce desire to help people and bring more good into the world, she is setting out as a certified Basics teacher to help others find the flow.


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Kami McWilliams

TriYoga Teacher Profile: Kami McWilliams

Kami in Warrior Posture

Kami in Warrior Posture

TriYoga found Kami in 2011.  On a whim, she attended a Basics class in her hometown of Howard, PA.  She fell madly in love with Yoga’s discipline and structure. Never thinking herself an athlete, she first became captivated by the changes in her physical ability.  Next came the challenge and ongoing commitment of quieting the mind. She is excited to take others on this journey and share with them all that she has learned. She truly believes Yoga transcends all stereotypes.   

Yoga exemplifies the principles Kami lives by: holistic healing, honoring Mother Earth, seeking knowledge in all things, centering of oneself, and always, always forward progress.

Kami currently co-teaches the Thursday 5:50 pm Basics class in Bellefonte.


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