ABOUT VALERIE DEARING

Valerie Dearing has her 200 hour yoga teacher training certification from the Hudson Yoga Studio in Hudson, Ohio in the Iyengar and Raja styles. She has additional teacher training in Yin Yoga, therapeutic Qi Gong, and Tai Chi from the Omega Institute of Holistic Healing, and also Laughing Yoga. She taught yoga at the School of Energy in Akron, the Body Technic System in Solon, Mahoning County Career and Tech Center in Canfield, McKinley Elementary School in Poland, The Classroom Gym, Park Vista Retirement Community, the Poland Preschool, and the Hudson Yoga Center, all in Ohio. Currently, she teaches in Poland, Ohio in her home studio. Her classes specialize in relaxation, mindfullness, focus, healing, strengthening, and balance. Valerie teaches yoga and art for children, adults, and seniors. She has taught yoga since 2008.

Practicing holistic health,Valerie is also a certified raw vegan food chef and is attuned to Level 2 Reiki healing. She has a Masters Degree in Art and teaches spiritual art classes such as making personal mandalas, sumi ink painting, and painting the chakras (the body's energy centers). Students increase their self awareness and well- being with this visually guided art experience. Valerie has been the summer artist- in-residence at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY since 2005. She taught art in India and Mexico for several months and has taught art since 1976 in colleges, universities, and public and private elementary/middle schools. She also operates the Blue Monkey Art Studio for Kids. She is a partner in the Bear and Butterfly Retreats offering yoga, art, dance, and nutritious vegetarian meals in resort settings throughout the USA. Valerie is passionate about teaching and loves to share her life with art and yoga.

Class Project, Making Mandalas Using Nature at the Omega Institute of Holistic Studies, Valerie Dearing, Teacher