Lori Bashour

Director of Marketing and Administration

Lori Bashour

Co-Founder of PRYT, Lori has been instrumental in our growth and development for over 30 years. Currently our Administration and Marketing Director, Lori has had her own practice as a massage therapist, yoga teacher, and adjunct course director over the years. She now happily settles into her admin role as well as “manages the talent” (Michael Lee, her husband and Founder).

Lee Shinefield

Admissions Advisor

Ari Shinefield

Lee began his journey with Phoenix Rising in 1986 and was the first graduate of the PRYT certification program. His first job with PRYT was apprenticing with Michael, and then he was the first point of contact for people exploring PRYT programs. Lee offered YT sessions to all interested, co-facilitated workshops and training programs with Michael. He also did outreach, offering the work to the public as well as within organizations, for example Desisto School for “at risk” teens and Jacob’s Pillow dance company. In the mid-’90’s, Lee stepped away from PRYT to heal from an accident and disability. He returned around 2010 and became the Admissions Advisor when Michael and Lori also returned in 2014. Lee deeply believes that all human beings have within them a personal blueprint for full self-expression, purpose and happiness. His passion and joy is to facilitate people in connecting to their inner architect and bringing their unique plan to life.

Sarah Kaczor Greco, E-RYT500, C-IAYT

Dean of Students


As a holistic healer, health coach and educator, Sarah K Greco, E-RYT500, C-IAYT, has facilitated Yoga Classes, Workshops, Retreats and Training Programs since 2002. Sarah received her BA in Philosophy at Bucknell University with a concentration in Philosophy. In 1999, she became a certified Reiki Master and committed to self-employment in the Wellness field. She was certified to teach Yoga by the Yoga Institute of Houston in 2002. Today, Sarah is a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist, Group Facilitator and Therapeutic Yoga Teacher. She also serves on faculty at Phoenix Rising, directing and teaching the Yoga Teacher Training courses, teaching Transformational Philosophies, and assisting both The Subtle Body and Basics of Ayurveda courses. Sarah is both a practitioner and a teacher of mind/body medicine techniques. She offers a variety of experiences, from private sessions to weekly yoga classes to international retreats through her independent company, Your Kompass LLC. Sarah is passionate about empowering individuals with the skills and confidence to choose a life they love—in good health, relationships, career, and service.

Carolyn Ashby

Registrar & Programs Administration

Carolyn Ashby

With a lifelong habit of intellectual curiosity, Carolyn has racked up a wide variety of professional experiences over the years, including forays in Russian language, non-profit management, and fine crafts. Currently, she delights in exercising her left-brain talents juggling student data, creating spreadsheets, and providing administrative support to PRYT’s academic team. She is most likely the person on the other end of the email or phone when you contact PRYT and can connect you with the information you need or the right person for that next conversation. She has practiced Ashtanga yoga at Bristol Yoga (now the Village Shala) in the past, but currently concentrates her physical practice on working in the yard and garden of her new home. She is an enthusiastic resident of New Haven, Vermont and lover of all things local.

Brent Coulthard


Brent works in our Vermont office part-time, helping PRYT keep track of student and administrative finances.

Gina Iacono

Marketing Coordinator, Graphic Designer

Gina coordinates with faculty to create marketing strategies for our programing. She also designed our website and our marketing materials. www.gibadesign.com