Peggy Gardiner received her BS in Education, and MA in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University. She has over 12 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist in rehabilitation and home care settings. Peggy earned her 200 hour yoga teacher training from Kripalu. She has completed additional Certification programs in Chair Yoga, Laughing Yoga and Yoga for Seniors.
Peggy is interested in bringing yoga to the senior citizen community and adapting it to meet individual needs. She received grants from the Mass Yoga Network and Kripalu to develop yoga programs for under served seniors in a local community center. She has served as a consultant for a grant on caregiver stress management at a local hospital. Peggy teaches classes in senior centers, and in long term care facilities. In addition, she gives talks and leads CEU workshops for OT professionals in integrating yoga into Occupational Therapy. She is an avid gardener, hiker, and grandmother.
Nancy Oates is an artist / activist. She received her BFA from Boston University and her MFA from Vanderbilt University. In honor of her mother, Nancy recently initiated the successful wheelchair safety bill passed in the state of Connecticut to protect the elderly and disabled. An educator and liturgist for young children, Nancy continues to study painting. She is interested in art for spiritual awakening and healing.