• Gretchen Faust

    Gretchen Faust (BA, MFA, M.Th.,PP, RCST) began practising yoga in 1989 with Carolyn Oberst in New York City. Further study at the Jivamukti Yoga Cente and the Astanga Yoga Nilayam, as well as with Dr. Alison West, led her to begin teaching in New York in 1994. She then studied with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India before choosing to settle in Totnes, where she established The Forge Yoga Centre in 1999. More recently she has studied Vinyasa Krama Yoga with Srivatsa Ramaswami. She hold degrees in both Art History and Fine Arts, as well as being qualified in Swedish massage, Shiatsu (The Swedish Institute NYC), Polarity Therapy ( Reese Williams NYC), Chinese Herbal Medicine (Dr Jeffrey Yuen NYC) and Craniosacral Therapy ( Franklyn Sills/Karuna Institute UK). She has studied for 12 years and completed and three year teacher training in Kum Nye (Tibetan Yoga) with John Peacock and has studied Buddhist thought and practice informally for 22 years and under the aegis of Stephen Batchelor. She currently teaches classes and retreats in Kum Nye (Tibetan Yoga), Yoga, Pranayama, Buddhist thought and practices. Her personal practice and teaching have been as informed by her experience as a classical musician and a visual artist, as well as by her love of cooking, gardening and birds. As an artist, she had been represented by Pat Hearn in NYC (1989-1996) and as of 2003 is represented by and exhibits regularly at greengrassi in London.

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