Who We Are

stef pictureStefanie Lipsey is a poet, librarian, and yoga instructor who holds an MFA in Creative Writing and NYS Teacher Certification in English Language Arts. Stefanie has been a featured reader and workshop facilitator in libraries and bookstores in the NYC area for over twelve years and has taught staff writing workshops at The Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, NY. She teaches CE Courses at Hofstra University and edits writingyoga.com. Visit her online at www.stefanielipsey.com.

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Linda Epstein is an Associate Literary Agent at the Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency in New York City (JDLIT.com). She teaches workshops about writing and publishing and presents at writing conferences all over North America. Linda blogs at theblabbermouthblog.com and you can also find her on Twitter @LindaEpstein




Mary-Beth Charno is an E-RYT/500-hr registered yoga instructor. For the past 14 years she has been teaching in diverse settings, including Yoga Shanti, the Yoga on High Teacher Training Institute in Columbus, and the Yoga Works/Urban Zen collaborative in New York and Los Angeles. She is also a level 2 Reiki practitioner, and a certified Breema instructor. Mary-Beth will be teaching our Friday morning yoga.


Barbara Joy Beatus loves words, people, and a good laugh. She has studied yoga for a decade and designs yoga and meditation practices based on individual need, including for chronic and acute conditions. Her teaching schedule can be found at www.bjoyfulyoga.com. Barbara will be teaching our Saturday morning yoga.