• Maggie Rhoades
    Maggie Rhoades is an Iyengar yoga teacher who has apprenticed with John Schumacher at Unity Woods, studied with the Iyengars and has trained with many senior teachers. She is also a certified Pilates instructor, and has developed multiple yoga and Pilates DVDs for students at all levels. Working in local hospitals, she has taught classes for cardiac and cancer patients. Maggie has an MA in Education, is a lifelong runner, an avid hiker and has practiced yoga for more than twenty years.
  • Mary Pappas-Sandonas

    Clinical Yoga Specialist

    Mary Pappas-Sandonas, MS, INHC, is a nationally and internationally recognized yoga teacher, certified nutrition health coach, and an exercise physiologist.  Certified as an Iyengar junior I intermediate instructor she has been practicing and teaching both general classes and specialty workshops for over 20 years.  She has also taught corporate workshops on Stress Reduction in the Workplace and Compassion Fatigue.  In the past, Mary has worked as a research associate in reproductive endocrinology and in schizophrenia and depression.  She has worked extensively as an exercise physiologist in cardiac rehabilitation and as a certified personal trainer.  At Casey Health Institute, she continues her inspired and purposeful work by helping patients regain their health and sense of vital well-being through yoga.  Patients who have worked with Mary appreciate her detailed, methodical and encouraging approach to teaching and treatment, delivered with characteristic compassion, sensitivity and humor. (more…)
  • Rocky Delaplaine
    Rocky Delaplaine has been a teacher at Unity Woods since 1991 and she became a certified Iyengar teacher in 1994. After apprenticing with John Schumacher and completing courses at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in San Francisco, she traveled twice to India to study with B.K.S and Geeta Iyengar, including the Women’s Intensive study course in 1997. Rocky has experience teaching yoga for support of back care, for osteoporosis and depression, and developing its effects on creativity. Her yoga inspiration includes exploring how the practices of asana (posture) and pranayama (breath) can promote peace, foster creativity and cultivate reverence for the natural world.