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The YogaNurse Academy is proud to introduce…
Our Growing Family of CYN's
Certified YogaNurses®
Handpicked Holistic Nurses on a Mission
To Transcend the Current State of Nursing & Health Care .

The Yoganurse Academy has over the years carefully selected and trained excellent nurses with a passion for integrating therapeutic yoga and medicine. Their mission is to releive suffering and create a more conscious, healthful and peaceful lifestyle for healthcare professionals and patients alike. Each of our CYN’s are authorized to facilitate the YogaNurse Model of Care and the YogaNursing process and to teach our official trademarked ™ YogaNurse® program.

With rising healthcare costs, because of chronic illness, stress, accidents, absenteeism and burnout, people are in need of solutions. Many of our CYN’s work with nurses and other professionals either one-on-one or in large groups and communities such as hospitals, churches, colleges, government and businesses with the aim to provide solutions for wellness in the workplace. Combined with their own unique skillsets, every CYN on our list has something special to offer. We hold each of them in high esteem and trust them fully to deliver quality care for your individual needs or the needs of your community.

OUR CERTIFIED YOGANURSES
encouraging wellness, inspiring innovation
CYN since 2019
Dr. Lauren Anne Acosta
Dr. Lauren Anne Acosta
Tucson, AZ, USA
PhD, BSHS, MS, SANE- A (certificate), 200 hr YTT, CYN

Current: Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing for Northern Arizona University. Lauren Anne Acosta qualified as a CYN in 2019 with the YogaNurse Academy.

You may contact her at the following details:

Email: Lauren.Anne.Acosta@gmail.com

CYN since 2019
Robin Ciochetty
Robin Ciochetty
Bowling Green, KY, USA
MSN, RN, YTT, CYN

Current Occupation: Yoga Teacher. Robin Ciochetty qualified as a CYN in 2019 with the YogaNurse Academy.

You may contact her at the following details:

Email: rciomom2@gmail.com

CYN since 2019
Dr. Carmen McDonald
Dr. Carmen McDonald
Sewell, NJ, NY
PhD, RN, YTT, CYN

Current Occupation: Full time Faculty for MSN Program at Rowan University.

Carmen McDonald qualified as a CYN in 2019 with the YogaNurse Academy.

You may contact her at the following details:

Email: yogacarm@comcast.net

CYN since 2018
Maire Alexander
Maire Alexander
Hillsborough, NC, USA
ANP, MSN, AAS, CYN, RYT 200

RN since 1994, Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management * Registered Nurse 14+ years, 10 years RN/NP, Currently Nurse Practitioner 10+ years

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CYN since 2018
Susan Wenzinger
Susan Wenzinger
Vestal, NY, USA
FNP, RN, ANP, CYN, RYT 200

Practice Holistic Nurse, RYT 200-hour YTT * RN 5 yrs, 25+ years practice in home health, staff development, rehab, long-term care, rheumatology, pain management and private practice, continuing education in integrative aromatherapy, Reiki, healing touch, guided imagery, breath work, meditation and mindfulness, Currently Nurse Practitioner 23+ yrs *

Email: suzw13@stny.rr.com 

CYN since 2018
Elizabeth Sheen
Elizabeth Sheen
West Henrietta, NY
RN, HNB-BC, HWNC-BC, CYN, RYT 200

Elizabeth Sheen qualified as a CYN in 2018 with the YogaNurse Academy.

You may contact her at the following details:

Email: Lsheen46@gmail.com

CYN since 2017
DD Travers
DD Travers
Manchester, NH, USA
RN, CYN, RYT 200

Specialties: Urgent care and healthcare for the homeless. Email: ddtravers@rocketmail.com

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CYN since 2018
Annette Watson
Annette Watson
Bow, NH, USA
ASN, CYT, CYN, RYT-500

BS in Psychology and Sociology, MBA in Leadership. Reiki Master Teacher.

Retired Navy Nurse since 1994, working various professional nursing and family caring roles since

Annette Watson qualified as a CYN in 2018 with the YogaNurse Academy.

You may contact her at the following details:

Email: annette@annettewatson.com

CYN since 2018
Kimberly Hall
Kimberly Hall
St. Charles, MO, USA
BSN, MSN, RN, CYN, RYT 200

ACE Group fitness instructor certification * Veterans Yoga Project Mindful Resilience for Trauma training. Currently RN @ St Louis VA Senior Veterans Mental Health.

Kimberly Hall qualified as a CYN in 2018 with the YogaNurse Academy.

You may contact her at the following details:

Email: Kimhall005@gmail.com

CYN since 2017
Kathleen Behan
Kathleen Behan
Sacramento, CA, USA
RN, CYN, RYT 200

Kathleen Behan qualified as a CYN in 2017 with the YogaNurse Academy.

CYN since 2017
Mary Sanders
Mary Sanders
Cecilia, KY, USA
BSN, RN, CYN, RYT-500

Retired Navy Nurse since 1994, working various professional nursing and family caring roles since

Mary Sanders qualified as a CYN in 2017 with the YogaNurse Academy.

You may contact her at the following details:

Email: sandersmjrn@gmail.com

CYN since 2017
Dr. Nathania Bush
Dr. Nathania Bush
Clay City, Kentucky, USA
DNP, PHCNS, BC, CYN, RYT 200

21 years of nursing practice including medical – surgical, ICU and Hospice nursing. Currently Associate Professor of nursing at Morehead State University. Research Interests: End-of-life care and geriatric nursing.

Email: n.bush@moreheadstate.edu

Phone: 606-481-0553

CYN since 2017
Julie Cohen
Julie Cohen
San Rafael, CA, USA
RN, CYN, RYT 200

Julie Cohen qualified as a CYN in 2017 with the YogaNurse Academy.

You may contact her at the following details:

Email: jcohenrn4u@yahoo.com

CYN since 2017
Robin Wilson
Robin Wilson
Durham, NC, USA
RN, CYN, RYT 200

Robin Wilson qualified as a CYN in 2017 with the YogaNurse Academy.

You may contact her at the following details:

Email: granalama@gmail.com

CYN since 2017
Victoria Amato
Victoria Amato
Seattle, WA, USA
BSN, OCN, CYN, RYT 200

Victoria Amato qualified as a CYN in 2017 with the YogaNurse Academy.

You may contact her at the following details:

Email: amato.victoria@gmail.com

CYN since 2016
Dr. Lacie Couzin
Dr. Lacie Couzin
Jeffersonville, IN, USA
PhD, RN, CYN, RYT 200

Nursing bedside practice @ Pediatric ICU. Currently Dean of the School of Health Sciences at Ivy Tech Community College, Sellersburg, IN *

Lacie Couzin qualified as a CYN in 2016 with the YogaNurse Academy.

You may contact her at the following details:

Phone: 812-987-6344

Email: laciecouzin@gmail.com

CYN since 2016
Teri Travis
Teri Travis
Nantucket, MA, USA
BSN, RN, CYN, RYT 200-hr

12+ years in Family Medicine, Currently, 18 months as Office Nurse at Nantucket Cottage

Teri Travis qualified as a CYN in 2016 with the YogaNurse Academy.

You may contact her at the following details:

Phone: 508-951-1330

Email: teritravis@gmail.com

CYN since 2017
Carlene Mazarelli
Carlene Mazarelli
Lisbon, CT, USA
LPN, CYN, RYT 200

Reiki Master Teacher

My goals are to:

Apply yoga nursing techniques privately or in groups.
Assess and identify clients goals to create measurable results and plan and implement remedies and evaluate outcomes.
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CYN since 2016
Shirley Class
Shirley Class
Georgetown, DE, USA
MSN, RN, PHCNS-BC, CYN, RYT 200

I offer a unique blend of holistic spa and wellness services. Wellness offerings include YogaNursing®, Svaroopa®Yoga, Embodyment®, Health Coaching, and AromaTouch. Supported by the energies of ancient Ayurvedic principles, spa services seek to illuminate inner beauty and provide deep and sustainable relaxation. 

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CYN since 2016
Sarah Brostowicz
Sarah Brostowicz
Mint Hill, NC, USA
RN, CYN, RYT 200

11+ years Surgical Unit as operating room nurse, Perioperative nurse

Sarah Brostowicz qualified as a CYN in 2016 with the YogaNurse Academy.

You may contact her at the following details:

Phone: 972-822-3872

Email: Sarahbrosto@yahoo.com

CYN since 2016
Cheryl Spicer Vonderheide
Cheryl Spicer Vonderheide
Mechanicsburg, PA USA
BSN, RN, CYN, RYT 200

Nurse home visitor for Nurse-Family Partnership

Cheryl Spicer Vonderheide qualified as a CYN in 2015 with the YogaNurse Academy.

You may contact her at the following details:

Phone: 717-810-6009

Email: Clspicernfp@gmail.com

CYN since 2015
Kimmy Darling
Kimmy Darling
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
RN, CYN, ERYT 200, RYT-500

Kimmy is a nurse who wishes to live in a world where before a person reaches for a pill to fix a pain or food to fill a void other than physiological hunger, people stop, center and do yoga. She believes yoga puts us back in touch with our core being, broadens our awareness to the point of re-connection, reorientation and restoration to a better place in health whether it be physical, spiritual or psychological.

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CYN since 2015
Laurie Schaeffer
Laurie Schaeffer
Kenai, Alaska, USA
HN-BC-RN, CYN, ERYT-500

Laurie is an RN Quality Reviewer by day, and a Yoga Teacher by evening. Laurie’s focus is advocating for optimal patient care.  Laurie wishes to gratefully serve in community offering the gift of the holistic practice of yoga. She works with infants through adults. She has the privilege of working with diversity in community including individuals who are disabled and/or developmentally delayed, prenatal, college, gentle to moderate adult class, and very gentle chair class in her humble Mindful Yoga studio. Her intention is to create an environment for individuals to promote their own well being based on the holistic science of Yoga.

Email: imagine1@alaska.net

CYN since 2016
Claudean Oakley
Claudean Oakley
Hazard, KY, USA
RN, CYN, RYT 200

Claudean is a Hope Author, and Speaker, Director of Nursing, Rehab Nurse, Owner of Natural Health Treasures, Nutritional Consultant, LifeCoach and Yoga instructor.

You may contact her at the following details:

Email: itsalifestyleoakley@gmail.com

CYN since 2015
Deborah Kurtz
Deborah Kurtz
Simpsonville, South Carolina, USA
RN, CYN, RYT 200

Deborah Kurtz qualified as a CYN in 2015 with the YogaNurse Academy.

You may contact her at the following email address:

debrakurtzrn@gmail.com

CYN since 2015
Dr. Kelly Johnson
Kelly Johnson
California USA
 DNP,RN, CCRN, CEN, NE-BC, CYN, CYT 200

Nursing leadership/critical care and emergency nursing.

Kelly Johnson qualified as a CYN in 2015 with the YogaNurse Academy.

You may contact her at the following details:

Phone: 904-699-2708

Email: kellyshawnjohnson@gmail.com

CYN since 2015
Tiffany Martin
Tiffany Martin
Newark, Delaware, USA
BSN, RN, CYN , CYT 200

I combine my nursing education, yoga training, and guidance from the Holy Spirit to deliver a yoga class, that will not only nourish your mind, body, and spirit but ultimately help you come to know the Lord and experience healing that only he can bring.

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CYN since 2015
Susan Turnage
Susan Turnage
Lanexa, Virginia, USA
RN, CYN, E-RYT500

Susan brings her compassion, empathy and humor to help nurses deal with the unique stresses they encounter daily.  Her mission is to address nurse burnout by bringing this Sacred Remedy to nurses and nursing students worldwide.

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CYN since 2015
Becky Ellis
Becky Ellis
Asheville, NC, USA
RN, CYN, RYT 200

Becky Ellis qualified as a certified YogaNurse in 2015 with the YogaNurse Academy.

CYN since 2014
Lindsay Pemble
Lindsay Pemble
MONROE, MICHIGAN, USA
ANP-BC, MSN, CYN, RYT 200

12 years nursing, 7 years NP practice * Area of Expertise: Cardiology, preventative and heart failure, certified yoga teacher, Currently at Beaumont. Offering healing yoga programs in person and online.

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CYN since 2014
Laura Zimmerman
Laura Zimmerman
Longbranch, New Jersey, USA
MSN, RN, ONC, CYN, RYT 200

Laura Zimmerman qualified as a Certified YogaNurse in 2014 with the Yoganurse Academy. She is an oncology nurse naviagator.

You may contact her at the following email address:

zimlaura@comcast.net

CYN since 2014
Amy Decker
Amy Decker
Indiana, USA
RN, CYN, RYT-200

Amy Decker qualified as a certified YogaNurse in 2014 with the YogaNurse Academy.

You may contact her at the following email address:

optgeek@comcast.net

CYN since 2013
Beth Ireton
Beth Ireton
Philadelphia, PA, USA
RN, CYN, RYT 200

As Director of  Integrated Health Delivery, I combine yoga principals with the science of nursing to develop a custom, safe nurse-designed practice for individuals suffering from pain, stress, and other physical ailments or limitations.

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CYN since 2014
Rachel Sandra
Rachel Sandra
Lemoyne, PA, USA
RN, CYN, RYT 200

Healthcare professional embarking on a journey into energy healing, aromatherapy and lightwork. Currently practicing at Alta View Wellness in Harrisburg, PA.

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CYN since 2014
Terry De La Vega
Terry De La Vega
Potsdam, New York, USA
NP, ANP, CYN, RYT 200

I specialize in Women’s health and reproductive health. I offer therapeutic yoga sessions for deep relaxation, pain management, and medical challenges. Workshops and training for stress relief.

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CYN since 2013
Angela Sisk
Angela Sisk
Houston, Texas, USA
MSN, RN, OCN, AHN-BC, ONN-CG, CYN, RYT 200

Healing body, mind & spirit through my holistic cancer nurse journey is my goal.

I provide yoga tools for oncology nurses and cancer survivors.

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CYN since 2013
Dr. Damaris Maria Grossmann
Dr. Damaris M. Grossman
Rutherford, New Jersey, USA
DNP, RN, CYN, RYT 200

I help YOU, by incorporating, the use of Integrative Health Care Therapeutics ,Yoga Therapy, Strength Techniques, & Positive Affirmations. I am an integrative Doctor Nurse Practitioner, veteran and mindful speaker.

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CYN since 2013
Kerry Churchill
Kerry CHURCHILL
Lexington, KY, USA
BSN, RN, HN-BC, CYN, RYT 200

Kerry Churchill, offers her services in YogaNursing CEU offerings, health coaching, yoga classes, speaking and much more.

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The YogaNursing Academy
Simple techniques to relieve stress for nurses + improve patient care

We cannot change the nursing culture without changing the nursing consciousness.

– Annette Tersigni RN – Founder of YogaNurse® Established in 2006

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How can a Certified YogaNurse assist me?

All of our nurses have been trained to teach the YogaNursing program to any individual or group that seeks to create workplace wellness for nurses and other healthcare professionals. We also help nurses formulate new ways to approach patient care. Combining the science of modern nursing with the wisdom of ancient yoga, the aim is to ease suffering and bring back the joy in the nursing profession. Each of our Certified YogaNurses are passionate about making a change in the nursing consciousness and therefore nursing wellness. They can run workshops, speak at your events, offer one-on-one coaching and training, inspire employers to take a more holistic approach toward nursing staff and their patients. In addition to all of this, each CYN has a unique blend of skills and experiences to offer and they all believe in taking a holistic approach to wellness.

How do I become a Certified YogaNurse?

If you wish to become part of our family and play a part in changing the nursing consciousness, please click here to find out what you need to do to apply.

What do I do if there are no contact details available for a CYN on your directory.

First, apologies for the extra steps you need to take to get in touch with the CYN of your choice. Many of our CYN’s are in the process of creating their own online presence and some might be focused more on their local communities. Please contact us and we’ll do our best to connect you.