Jennifer Munyer, M.A., L.M.T.
Director and Foundation Builder
Jen has been immersed in the study and practice of yoga for the past decade. In her first forward bend, she had an experience that piqued her curiosity about the relationship between her thoughts and patterns and how they show up in her body. This curiosity was the cornerstone for all her studies, including a BS in Psychology from the University of Florida, a 700-hour massage therapy certification, an MA in Health Arts and Sciences from Goddard College and, of course, a complete immersion into the Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy philosophy and practice. She is certified as a Professional Practitioner, a Phoenix Rising Yoga Teacher and a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Group Facilitator. She is honored to be able to support this organization by teaching programs and assist in the daily operations of programming. Jen directs the Yoga Teacher Training and Therapeutic Mentoring Programs.
Beth Dovey Triano
Beth Dovey Triano is a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner, Yoga Teacher, Mentor and Group Facilitator in private practice in Vancouver, British Columbia. Beth holds a BA in Education and Kinesiology, and specializes in pre and postnatal Hatha Yoga. Beth directs the Level 3, Group Facilitator, and Therapeutic Mentoring Programs.
Director, Student Support and Community Outreach Coordinator
Kate Bentley is a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner and Teacher. Kate, along with Jen Munyer, currently runs the Phoenix Rising Training Center. She also has a private Yoga Therapy practice in Bristol, Vermont. Kate has been practicing yoga for over ten years and when she’s not immersed in Phoenix Rising she’s outside exploring, crafting or hula hooping.
Carol Capper, M.S., OTR/L
Assistant Level 3 Manager
Carol is a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner and Yoga Teacher. She provides training and support for mentors guiding students through the nine-month Level 3 program and brings to this work 30-plus years in the field of mental health as a therapist, educator and administrator.
Ruth Jacobson, Ph.D.
Ruth is a Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in North Carolina. She is also a yoga teacher, group and workshop leader, and Phoenix Rising practitioner and mentor. Ruth was appointed as a member of the Phoenix Rising faculty in 2003 after an extensive apprenticeship and training with Karen and Michael and will be leading Phoenix Rising Training programs in the west, midwest, and Canada. She has developed and will be leading “Listening to the Body: Phoenix Rising Approach for Mental Health Practitioners.”
Soleil is a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner and Group Facilitator in private practice in Seattle, Washington. She has 18 years experience as a high-tech manager and coach and nearly three decades as a teacher and student of dance, yoga, performance and healing arts.
Nick Beem, E-RYT
Nick is a yogi-of-all-trades: yoga teacher, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy practitioner, Phoenix Rising Group Facilitator, and occasionally a web designer and graphic artist. Influences include Kripalu Yoga, ParaYoga, Zen Buddhism, brain science and improv theatre. He owns Grateful Yoga in Evanston, Illinois with his wife Lela. He graduated from Brown University with a BA in – of all things – computer science. Nick believes that yoga is too important to be taken seriously, and strives to take himself lightly whenever possible.
Wendy Black Stern
Wendy holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts. She is a Certified Hatha Yoga teacher, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner and Group Facilitator in private practice in Boulder, Colorado.
Stephanie Trump has been practicing yoga for 15 years, has been a Certified Yoga Teacher for 10 years and holds a Master’s degree in Psychology. She is a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner, Yoga Teacher, Group Facilitator Program and Mentor.
Elissa Cobb, M.A.
Anatomy & Physiology Teacher
Elissa has more than twenty-five years of combined practice and teaching experience in body/mind practices, Yoga and Yoga Therapy. She has a Master’s Degree in Embodiment Studies, has developed many of the current PRYT Training programs, and has trained hundreds of students. Elissa resides in Vermont. Her book, The Forgotten Body, was published in 2008 by Satya House Publications.