Karen Allgire, MFA, RYT, CIYT, is a Level3 Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. She has been teaching yoga since 1998.
Karen’s teaching and practice have been profoundly influenced by Mary Dunn, and she continues to study with Dean and Rebecca Lerner and Laurie Blakeney. Karen completed the Yoga for Scoliosis training program created by senior Iyengar teacher Elise Miller. Study of Sanskrit and chanting with Leslie Freyberg have been a special area of engagement and enjoyment. Karen specializes in blending anatomy, imagery and philosophy to nurture transformation in our yogic practices and our lives. She is an avid supporter of the performing arts and enjoys dance, theater, film and music. Karen loves to chant, sing rounds and croon American standards. She studies jazz piano with Greg Slawson.
Amy Runnels, E-RYT-500, RPYT, has been teaching yoga since 2006 and is a Level 1 Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher. She is an Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher and Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance.
Evelyn DeLiso, MA, PhD, CIYT, received her Level I Iyengar Yoga certification in 2018. The precise alignment in Iyengar asanas resonated with Evelyn’s classical ballet training. After attending her first class with Karen at Green Tara Yoga in 2008, she felt she had arrived at her yoga home.
She finds joy with helping students learn new aspects of the asanas. Evelyn studies regularly with Dean and Rebecca Lerner, Laurie Blakeney and Joan White for pranayama. Evelyn is married with two grown sons who live in Boston and New York. She enjoys her participation in local community theater productions where she performs as an actress/dancer/singer.
Charlotte did teacher training to become an active learner and that led to her discovery of the Iyengar method. She is a devoted student and a true believer in the teaching of Mr. Iyengar. She studies regularly with wonderful senior teachers including Dean and Rebecca Lerner, Laurie Blakeney and Mary Reilly. Charlotte finds the subject profound and absorbing, and the practice liberating and fun. As a student and a teacher, her curiosity is always renewed.
Charlotte lives in Cleveland Heights, with her husband (an Iyengar yoga practitioner as well), two lively children and a dog (who she believes has a lot of lessons to teach us). Her other passions are literature and film; she has a Master’s in the former and a Ph.D in the latter. Charlotte teaches French at Case Western Reserve University.
In 2014, Julie attended Yoganusasanam, Geeta Iyengar’s intensive course in Pune, India and was deeply inspired by Geeta’s refined and brilliant teaching. She is grateful to many wonderful teachers, and for B.K.S. Iyengar’s profound devotion to the subject of Yoga, and Yoga’s transformative methods. In addition to teaching at Green Tara Yoga & Healing Arts, Julie teaches private classes at her home studio in Beachwood.
One of her favorite places is the Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center, where she gets to spend time with courageous women and their wonderful children every week. Julie has three grown children and lives in her empty nest with her husband Steve and her dog Millie.