East Eagle Yoga
The word yoga means many different things to many different people in modern American culture. At EEY we teach Classical Hatha Yoga from a lineage that began with Shri Yogendra who founded the Yoga Institute in Santa Cruz Mumbai, India.
Until the early 1900s yoga was practiced seriously only by yogis who could devote their lives to the practice. They were hermits in isolation among the Himalayan mountains, casting off possessions and creature comforts and spending their days practicing yoga and meditation. Shri Yogendra believing that regular, everyday people with families, work, and other commitments could benefit from practicing yoga, made it his life’s work to reach these “householders” and show them the value of maintaining a yoga practice.
East Eagle Yoga was founded by Nicole Chemi and Joe Finnerty in 2005. Over more than a decade they cultivated a strong community of yogis who through regular practice on their mat and self-examination have been able to become healthier, happier, and experience less suffering in their daily lives. Over 50 students have graduated from their 200 hour Yoga Teacher & Self Transformation Training and many have gone on to teach yoga themselves.
Coleen Weir and Sara Drew, the current owners of and teachers at East Eagle Yoga are long time students of Nicole and Joe and both graduated from their teacher training program. In 2015 when Nicole and Joe decided that the time had come to make their dream of living in Vermont come true, they approached Coleen and Sara believing that they would be stewards of Yoga and the East Eagle Yoga community.
We believe that developing a yoga practice allows for a more content and purposeful life. In a busy life, EEY is here for you so that you can find peace within yourself, maintain the rest of your life with more ease, and do it with a community of like minded yogi friends.