board of directors
Jacquie Le Meur
Jacquie’s vision of making yoga accessible to everyone is inspired by her own direct experience of yoga, its impact on her own life and growth process combined with her understanding, since her youth, of the inherent importance of community and helping each other live into our own full potential. Jacquie has been a certified hatha yoga teacher for nearly 20 years. Her certification is through Integrative Yoga Therapy. She has studied with respected teachers in various styles of hatha yoga. Through Jacquie’s study of human services, dance and yoga she has worked with children, teens, adults and the elderly from various walks of life. Her experience includes a decade of upper level management in a for-profit human services company. Jacquie has a degree in Human Services with a focus in Gerontology from The Center for the Study of Aging, University of Bridgeport.
Lauren Lanham has a B.A. in French Literature and a background in dance and musical theatre. She has been a certified yoga teacher since 1996 and is currently on staff at Yoga 4 Everybody. Since moving to Fairfield in 1999 she has served in many leadership roles for various non-profits and community groups. For Lauren, teaching and studying the art of yoga are profound sources of awareness and self-expression. She is grateful to now bring yoga to an even wider audience through her work with the Yoga Cooperative.
Pam Muir, a Kripalu certified yoga teacher, has deep gratitude for the practice of yoga and lives in constant amazement of its limitless offerings. In 1996, Pam earned a BA in English Literature and spent the years following working for Investment Banks in New York City, primarily in Credit Risk Management and Project Management (in the Legal Department). In 2010, after a lot of number crunching and planning, she decided to leave Wall Street to chase a few dreams — which included a deeper dive into her yoga practice. Today, Pam co-manages and teaches at Yoga for Everybody in Fairfield, CT. She also teaches at Bend Yoga and Wellness in Milford, CT. In addition, Pam is a fiction writer (she writes at Write Yourself Free in Westport, CT) and freelances as a business consultant where she assists individuals with creating business plans and developing/implementing efficient infrastructure, communication, and marketing plans. Pam is deeply honored to be a part of the Yoga Cooperative and its wider community.
From the moment Deb Delaney first stepped onto her mat, yoga became a life changing resource for her...one she knew she had to share. She found herself diving headfirst in to yoga teacher trainings and embracing every minute of her own transformation and healing. Since then, she has studied with some of the top psychiatrists/psychologists, trauma informed yoga teachers, and authors on the topic of using yoga as a healing tool to help with PTSD, trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and other debilitating physical and mental ailments. Deb has worked with people in organizations such as a veteran homeless shelter, inner-city high school, residential treatment center for eating disorders, and various others. It is her passion to bring awareness, share her knowledge, and provide the resources so people can help themselves become their strongest most empowered selves.
Marcy Shinbaum has a proven track record creating and executing events and programs for nonprofit organizations. She is a creative and strategic thinker with a unique perspective in the mindfulness area. Marcy holds her RYT-200hr and is trained in therapeutic restorative yoga. She introduces children and adults to the positive practices of yoga. Marcy finds deep comfort through her own practice and is passionate about diverse communities having access to yoga’s transformative power.
Evelyne Serais - Founder, Original Board Member, General Advisor
Yoga Teacher & Owner of Yoga for Everybody
Marleen Salko - Original Board Member, General Advisor
Yoga Teacher & Mentor
Missy Brown – Children’s Yoga Advisor
Yoga Teacher & Children’s Yoga Consultant
Andrea Goodman – Clinical Advisor
Therapist MSW, LCSW
Laura Campbell – Technical Advisor