Course Listing - by Instructor

Name Biography
Coach Leroy "Pete" Waller is an established tennis coach who has worked with youth and adults for over 20 years. His vast experience includes working with Legacy Youth Tennis and Education, Down the Line and National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL), just to name a few. For many of those years, Coach Pete has provided individual and group instruction.
Lisa Abramowitz Taught by instructors from the Wissahickon Skating Club. Please check directly with the Wissahickon Skating Club for a list of all their classes.
Meri Adelman is an exhibiting artist and was the Curator of Education at Woodmere Art Museum for 13 years. She has a BFA in painting and an MA in art history. See her work at
Joan Adler is a healthcare professional who is providing Medicare counseling with APPRISE through Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA).
Claudia Apfelbaum , MSS, LCSW, has more than 25 years' experience as a social worker, therapist and educator. She helps people to improve their relationships and to heal from trauma, depression or anxiety.
Yosaif August , ACC, has had several encore careers since turning 50: certified life coach, workshop leader, inventor, NIH-funded researcher, published author, speaker, composer and leader of men's retreats. See more at:
Charing Ball started her wellness journey back in 2012, when she attended her very first dance fitness class as a student. Five years later, Ms. Ball has lost 40 pounds, cleared up some health issues, and has become a certified Socacize instructor.
Bethel Bates is a Forensic Scientist Technician for the Philadelphia Police Department, as well as an author, playwright, screenplay writer, director, producer, and founder of The Garden Of Eden Productions, a 501(c)(3) community theater, media arts, and film organization.
Dorothy Bauer spent most of her adult life in Berkeley, California where she was able to take classes at Living Light Culinary Institute and study with world renowned raw chef and author, Elaina Love.
Milena Belasco has been creating clarity collages for over 9 years and has a mixed media multilayered approach to achieving breakthroughs and insights. Milena is a lifelong learner, gardener, baker, crafter and certified ARTBundance Coach and Practitioner.
Sophie Bernard has been doing yoga for nearly 18 years. In 2007, she obtained her 200 hour yoga certification in Inner Fire Yoga from Yoga on Main. She is also a Reiki Master. Her website is:
Judith Bernstein-Baker is an immigration lawyer and former Executive Director of HIAS Pennsylvania, a non-profit which provides legal and social services to immigrants and refugees. She co-authored a textbook, "Immigration Law and Practice" which is a primer for paralegals, immigration advocates, law students, and beginning attorneys.
Marck "Flaco" Best is a native of Mt. Airy. As a master teaching artist, he holds roster artist positions with such prestigious arts education agencies as Young Audiences of NJ & PA, AIE, Perkins Center for the Arts, Appel Farm and Arts Horizons, and has a long-standing relationship with The Painted Bride Art Center, where he appears frequently. His passion lies in teaching men to dance with the women in their lives.
Maya Bhagat is a scholar of the Yogic sciences, Certified Holistic Health Counselor (CHHC), a biochemist, an educator and simply put - just loves to cook. She takes the wisdom of her heritage, passion for playing with food, and the adventure of kitchen alchemy to share with explorers of the same. Her website is
Mansi Bhagwate is an animal rights activist and one of the founders of Liberation Philadelphia an organization working towards total animal liberation.
Natalie Bliss is a Reiki Master Teacher and Certified ReikiSound(TM) instructor. A retired professional cellist and former music teacher, her classes combine practical knowledge with creative experimentation and actual experience. See more about Natalie and her work at
Jolie Bookspan , MEd, PhD, FAWM, is a research scientist who developed pioneering advances in sports medicine. Military and university medical departments gave her the toughest assignments to find out why conventional training and rehab methods don't work, and what does.

Her heritage handicrafts have been exhibited in major galleries. For more info, see

Elise Bromberg is a retired social worker turned docent/tour guide at the Penn Museum, Mural Arts Program, Philly Touch Tours, and an independent Philadelphia tour guide.
Michael Brooks of West Chester University and the Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery will be your guide.
Sederia Brown enjoyed teaching people how to use technology as a hobby, and now it's her business -- helping people use their cell phones, tablets and computers.
Zoe Brown (Akili) has loved dancing most of her life and found a particular resonance with bellydance. She studied extensively with the renowned Artemis Mourat and performed nationally as a former member of Silk Road Dance Co. She has taught numerous dance classes and workshops over the past several years.
Karen Bruhin is a practicing esoteric and has been reading tarot for over 30 years.
Brenda Burwell is a Master Educator with more than 40 years' experience in the beauty business. She is a licensed cosmetology teacher and is a certified beauty and image consultant with emphasis on color, style and wardrobe analysis. Brenda's mission is to support holistic wellness by teaching ways to decrease and prevent disease and premature aging.
Howard Carson is a WordPress developer and trainer. In 2015, he was a founding member of US Server Net, LLC Cooperative, a local member-owned WordPress hosting company.
Leonard Cherry is a Financial Advisor. He works with individuals and businesses, specializing in retirement strategies, investments and estate planning.

Rodney Chonka has led wine tastings at MALT since 2009. He has lived, studied, taught and traveled in France, and has toured wineries throughout Europe and the US.
Theresa Clark is the Founder and CEO of Empress Herbal Products to make your skin healthy, smooth and soft. She is also the CBD Botanical advisor and contributing author for Sensi magazine.
Christopher Coan is a certified Pilates and Kripalu Yoga teacher with nearly a decade of experience. His classes are influenced by martial arts study, Buddhism and various healing modalities such as acupuncture and Ayurveda. Chris is appreciated for his balanced perspective, compassionate nature, and challenging class style.
Michelle Cobrin has many years of accordion playing experience. She is currently teaching at Liberty Bellows accordion shop in Philadelphia.
Pamia Coleman has lived a plant-based lifestyle for the past 10 years. Her passions include cooking with herbs and assisting those interested in switching to a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle.
Jan Collins , M.Ed. is owner of Creating Your Positive Life!, LLC. She is completing the requirements for a Doctorate in Spiritual Science, and provides Heart-Centered Counseling and Spiritual Counseling. Jan has presented various Creating Your Positive Life! topics throughout the area and has been a guest on local radio talk shows. The website is
Susan Cotteta is a licensed realtor, and has been teaching with MALT since 2002. She works with buyers and sellers in Philadelphia, Delaware, Chester and Montgomery Counties.
DeAnn Cox is the owner of Cox Management and Consulting Firm, Inc. She has successfully directed the company's strategic planning, social media management, business development, resources, quality assurance and customer satisfaction.
David Craig has been working with clients of all ages since his Junior year in college. He has a passion for helping his clients maximize their goals for retirement, education, and estate planning.
Deborah Crane has been helping clients "find their voice" for more than 15 years. She is experienced in Voice Movement Therapy, an expressive arts therapy which focuses on the voice as an instrument of self-expression. Her approach to voice is not based in either singing or speaking, but in helping her clients expand their voice for the purpose of living a more expressive and fulfilling life.
Larry Daniels is a financial advisor with 20 plus years in the industry, both as a financial advisor and a manager. He specializes in retirement planning and asset management and is dedicated to helping both individuals and businesses achieve their financial goals.
Susan Dannenberg is a bicycle advocate with a Masters degree in City Planning. She has lived in Mt. Airy for over 30 years.
Doren Day is a licensed acupuncturist who has studied the Five Elements for over 23 years. She is an experienced teacher of T'ai Chi, Qi Gong and Acupuncture and enjoys an interactive teaching method that draws out the students' insight and wisdom.
Eleena De Lisser is a real estate investor who caught the apartment investing bug in 2015. In less than two years, she has gone from 0 to 1008 units. She is an equity partner/co-owner of four different apartment buildings. FOR BLACK TITANS: Eleena de Lisser was a banking reporter for the Wall Street Journal in a former life. Today, she works for the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She's also an amateur history buff.
Ebony DeBrest has been teaching swimming for 10+ years. She is a patient, fun-filled, comforting motivator who sincerely enjoys working with people. She has had students of all ages, from babies as young as 6 months to seniors wanting to conquer their fear of the water.
Tracy DiFonzo , LCSW, worked with adolescents and teens as a social worker and program manager for CHOP for 15 years. Now she's a full time mom and burgeoning entrepreneur.

Chris DiFonzo is a career technologist, cyber security professional, and family safety evangelist.

Mary DiMeglio (Mare Bear), is a lifelong dancer, yogini and global explorer, sharing yoga, dance, goal guidance wellness coaching, and reiki in Philadelphia. During backpacking adventures in South America and Asia, she discovered the healing power of music and dance. She has studied at the historic Esalen Institute, Elka Yoga & Wellness in San Diego, and Yandara Yoga Institute in Baja, Mexico.
Christina Dille started buying and selling domain names as a hobby in 2017. See her website here:
Judy Dobbs has experience in reflexology since 1975. She also teaches Aromatherapy and Better Peepers.
June and Audrey Donaldson have been teaching dance since 2003. Their backgrounds are in Philly Bop, Cha-Cha, 2-Step/Strand, Line Dancing, and certified in Detroit Smooth Ballrooming. They hold weekly classes in the Philadelphia area, provide private instruction, and present workshops locally and at national dance conferences.
Judy Donovan is a Philadelphia textile artist and Mt. Airy resident who has been creating quilts and art-to-wear garments since 1981.
Amelia Duffy-Tumasz is a Mt. Airy native and certified yoga instructor. Her training in trauma-sensitive teaching guides her yoga service with incarcerated women, seniors and veterans. She teaches at area studios as well as offers private and small group classes.
Robin Eisenberg is a trained ceremony specialist. She is a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant and a non-denominational minister. Robin partners with individuals and couples to create personalized, poetic ceremonies and rituals for the most important moments in their lives. Visit her website at
Nina Epstein is known as the Digital Diva and has been an information technology instructor and consultant for over 25 years, helping individuals and small business owners use technology and solve their computing problems.
Rephael Epstein is an award-winning artist who has shown his work locally and further afield.
Kirsten Erwin has studied T'ai Chi since 1982 and is currently a senior student of Sibok Robert Kassof. Related areas of training include long and short Yang T'ai Chi forms, QiGong, Reiki, Kung Fu and meditation. She is a Certified Instructor of T'ai Chi for Arthritis.
Christina Fanizzi has been teaching Pilates and Movement for 20 years. She has a wealth of knowledge to share with you about feeling great and staying healthy! For more information visit:
Yvonne Ferguson-Hardin has been in the fitness industry for 23 years. She holds certifications in various areas of fitness and degrees in Physical Education and Health Sciences, and Therapeutic Recreation.
Kurt Findeisen has studied T'ai Chi Ch'uan with Maggie Newman since 1979 and has many years of teaching experience. He is a retired physician who believes his T'ai Chi instruction is as valuable as any drug he ever prescribed.
Mindy Flexer Studio Offered by the staff of Mindy Flexer Art School. For more info see
Brian Foley Esq. has a law practice in Mt. Airy, focusing on civil rights, criminal defense, and employment law (including employees in academia). He won the teaching award at Drexel's law school and is currently an adjunct professor at Rutgers Law. His website is
Robyn Frank has always had a passion for health, fitness and maintaining an active lifestyle. She is an avid runner of over 10 years and continues to participate in events ranging from 5Ks and obstacle events to ultramarathons. Robyn is a certified personal trainer, group exercise instructor and licensed Strong by Zumba(R) instructor.
Benjamin Freeman has been focusing his energy on achieving a more cooporative and peaceful world since he was a teenager. While doing his life's work, he has run an organization which dealt with UN reform, been a professional mediator, helped create low income housing and done the work required to get two patents on solar car technology. This work has given him a better framework for deciding what specific ideas and changes would help to create a more sustainable and fufillining future.
Elexus Freeman Filmore has been a dancer for over 18 years. Her love for ballet and teaching it are ever growing.
Jeannie Fridey , Esq. has been a licensed attorney, practicing matrimonial and family law in Pennsylvania since 1994. Prior to opening her own practice, she served as the chief litigator, oversaw the complex cases and trained the new associates for a matrimonial and family law firm for approximately 15 years.
Martha From is a Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner at Abington Jefferson Health and has been doing this work with patients and families for the last five years.
David Funkhouser is a certified Self-Breema and Breema Bodywork instructor with 14 years' experience in the practice. He recently returned to Germantown and looks forward to sharing Breema with the community.
John Gallogly is a professional voice coach and producer with Creative Voice Development Group. He has instructed and developed voice talent throughout the northeastern U.S. and has an extensive background in radio and DJ work, advertising and professional singing.
Carole Giegerich , a grandmother of 3, has been gardening for over 60 years. She has evolved her love of gardening and taken on succulents since 2008. Carole creates pots and cultivates her own succulents selling them at various locations. Her knowledge is prolific and her passion is contagious.
Rochelle Gilken is a Black Belt and full-time martial arts instructor for children and adults. She is also a former amateur boxer and includes training that can challenge every level.
Andrew Gilmore has been studying the history of American entertainment since 1995, and has a BA from Arcadia University in Theater and American Recorded Popular Entertainment.
Misty Godfrey is certified by the American Riding Instructors Association and has been teaching riding for over 15 years. She has also been riding competitively since her early teens. She loves teaching riding and is passionate about helping riders to reach their personal goals.
David Grauel comes to MALT by way of NYC where he was a Technical Support and Training Specialist in Microsoft Office products for such companies as Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. As part of the Human Resources Administration, he trained supervisors and staff, worked the Help Desk, and performed network troubleshooting.
Cindy Greene 's desire to teach led her to becoming an American Red Cross Licensed Provider Instructor. Caring for her father after he had a stroke, Cindy realized she needed some type of emergency rescue training. After her father passed her passion to help people grew even greater. Expanding her knowledge and skills allows Cindy the opportunity to train others how to provide immediate care for loved ones or anyone in need.
Lesley Haas uses paper as her main medium. She has made hundreds of decoupaged picture frames that have sold at large stores and boutiques. Lesley has also spent many years working with papier mache used for several types of items.
Jacquelyn Hamilton has a great passion for swimming and sees it as an outstanding life skill to have. She enjoys sharing the happiness and joy that swimming has brought her with younger children.
Rachael Hanible grew up in a poor neighborhood, in a single parent household, and was determined to experience financial freedom. She set and achieved her goals to become completely debt free (including student loans), to save a year's worth of income, and to get her credit score above 800.
Blakey Hastings is a Certified Yoga Therapist and Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist. She has been practicing yoga for most of her life (30 years) and has dedicated her career to supporting people in their efforts to live a fully embodied life.
Hal Hazen has built a network of hundreds of friends and organizations on Facebook. He can advise students about security concerns, problems, topic searches and groups.
Gayle Herbert Robinson is an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor. She received a Zumba license and also teaches rebounding (a mini trampoline workout). Gayle has also performed the hula at Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Resort.
Rebecca Hoenig has been an artist and art teacher for several decades. Watercolor is one of her favorite media to use. Most of her watercolors are landscapes painted from life, but she also paints abstract, geometric patterns.
Seth Holzman (BA Music, Syracuse University) has been playing harmonica since 1965, teaching since 1975, and has performed with Muddy Waters, Koko Taylor, Ronnie Earl, Roomful of Blues, Magic Slim & The Teardrops and many others. Seth was inspired to play by (and eventually studied with) the great blues harmonica player Sonny Terry. He currently plays regularly with Stevie and the Bluescasters (and occasionally with other musicians).
Ruth Hoskins , PhD, HHS, LCSW, is a forty-year meditation teacher, certified Yoga teacher from the Himalayan Institute (200 hr), psychotherapist, holistic health sciences author of the book "No Time for Downtime" and the CD "Easy Stress Solutions for You." She teaches you to rest, relax and manage your day balancing your life, body, mind and spirit.
Shelley Hyman has been the director of Curtain Call Theatre Company since 1983. She has performed programs at various venues in the local area for children and adults. Shelley, who has been acting since the age of 12, has experience in theatre, movies, voice-overs, commercials and print work.
Marc Jacobs is a certified Life Coach and experienced Behavioral Health practitioner who has spent over 30 years helping clients from across the country with a variety of personal, family, substance abuse, counseling, school related, psychiatric, financial and health care issues to make changes to improve their lives.
Cassandra Jefferson loves to create art. Every piece she sits down to create becomes her favorite piece. Cassandra's art has been featured in numerous exhibits and events throughout the region.
Dora Johns is a registered nurse of 29 years. She has been making bath and body products for over 6 years. Her line of products includes soap, body butters, lip balms, bath salts and more.

LISTING YOUR HOME FOR SALE: is a real estate agent with Keller Williams Main Line Realty. While the real estate market is up 8% in closed units this year, Keller Williams Main Line Realty is up over 26%! Dora will show you how to get similar results.

Anne Johnson , a Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique and Art of Running instructor, has been teaching for MALT since 1995. She teaches individuals and groups in her Mt Airy studio and surrounding areas, as well as at the Boyer College of Music at Temple University. Anne travels worldwide teaching this rich body of work to people of all ages, professions, skill levels and diverse backgrounds.
Brannon Johnson has been rowing for two decades and coaching for the last 15 years. She is a former City National Jr. Champion and was a four-year Division I Collegiate athlete at the University of Texas.
Jean Johnson is a professional voice teacher who has been active in music for over thirty years. She has toured the U.S. and Canada as a soloist and has sung at several Philadelphia venues. In 2011, Ms. Johnson was a vocal coach for "The Gate Called Straight," directed by Broadway star and Grammy winner, Stephanie Mills, and composed by three-time Emmy winner, Bill Jolly.
Shannon Johnson is a certified educator in business and math. She learned jewelry design through classes and her own experimentation. Her knowledge of gemstones comes from years of research and personal relationships with those who have studied in this arena for years.

AROMATHERAPY: is a Certified Essential Oil Therapist. She has conducted individual consultations and workshops in essential oil therapy.

Jacqueline Jonas learned to tell stories at her grandmother's knee. She began her storytelling career in 1983 as a member of the Tennessee Griot Society. Since then she has performed in libraries, churches, synagogues, on stage and at private functions. You can find her at
Lucia Jones began line dancing in 2001 and teaching in 2007. Lucia won the 2011 Instructor of the Year Award and was designated as a "Master Teacher" by KennyJ. She is considered to be the Philadelphia Region's number one line dance instructor, known for her phenomenal ability to communicate new line dances to her students. Lucia has created over 200 DVD's of instruction covering 800 line dances. Each DVD will have 4-5 line dances being instructed, and these are available to purchase to help each student.
Marc Jones has over 15 years of work experience in financial services, specifically the mortgage industry. He has successfully worked with and advised numerous individuals over the years on matters of credit.
Marcia Jones is a teaching artist who works from her home studio in Mt Airy. She paints in watercolor, acrylic and oils, and passionately believes in sharing the regenerative power of art to anyone who is interested! Find out more at
Debra Kapnek is a professional artist who has been painting for over 40 years. She has taught drawing in high school, community college and privately. Having studied and practiced meditation for many years, Debra developed the concept of Drawing as Meditation gradually through her own experience. You can see her work at
Alexa Karaoulis has been training dogs for 20 years. She has competed in Agility, Obedience and Flyball, and has taught dog-training seminars around the country. Alexa is currently working towards certification in nosework.
Linda Kish is a Reiki level II practitioner, has ryt 200 hours plus yoga alliance and 20 years' experience in healthcare and oncology research. She has been leading and teaching various yoga disciplines for 12 years and is a helpline volunteer for Living Beyond Breast Cancer for 9 years.
Lisa Klauder has been a fitness instructor for 30 years. She has taught corporate and public classes including kids and senior fitness classes. Lisa has a certification in Group Exercise from the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and is also an avid runner.
Debra Klingler has been a MALT dance instructor since 1994. She teaches a wide array of partner dances, including ballroom, swing and Latin dancing throughout the Philadelphia area, and can be found enjoying dancing with her students and partners in many local dance clubs.
Connie Koppe has taught over 30 beginning and intermediate singing classes for MALT. Professionally, she teaches actors, singers and CEOs to build and use their voices more effectively. Connie understands that singing is an important natural human expression in which everyone can share their thoughts and feelings and that those who feel they cannot sing can develop a positive relationship with their singing voice.
Ron Kravitz from Music in the Moment is a graduate and staff member of Music for People, which is a worldwide community dedicated to the belief that all people are inherently musical, creative, and capable of authentic, spontaneous expression.
Munir Kreidie is a Middle East scholar, resident (16 years, 3 countries), and traveler (11 countries). He is the son of a UN diplomat from Lebanon and a researcher. Munir has a BA and MA in Political Science and International Relations from Villanova University.
Marzena Krysiak is a doTERRA Wellness Advocate and AromaTouch Technique practitioner. She and her husband, Surapal, are leaders of the internationally growing Ausadham Natural Healing Team.
Pamela Lampkin has been making candles for more than 15 years and has learned how to market, sell and profit from the business.
Yoon Lee is a caterer, instructor and Philly private party chef. You can learn more info on her website:
Katharine Lee Siu Ping 's work has been exhibited by museums in China, Hong Kong and Japan. She's a graduate of the Central Institute of Fine Arts in Beijing (an institution as renowned as the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts). Over 25 years, Katharine has created a teaching method which brings out the Chinese artist in everyone.
Mickey Leone Offered by the staff of Chestnut Hill Music Academy under director Mickey Leone - a full service school in Chestnut Hill providing training on all instruments and voice to all ages. Steps from CH East Train Station. Info at
Wanamaker Lewis has been performing and teaching for over 25 years. He has recorded 3 albums and performed at many venues including the Philadelphia Folk Festival and the Keswick Theatre. Mr. Lewis has taught at various adult schools in the area, and many of his students now play professionally.
Donna Long is a lifelong gardener, birder, and naturalist. She writes about those topics on her popular blog, She has taught workshops on gardening and natural history for the PA Environmental Educators Conference, PA Master Naturalist Program, and Free Library of Philadelphia. Donna holds certifications as a Master Home Gardener and PA Master Naturalist.
Nathan Long has been teaching writing for over 15 years. His fiction has appeared in numerous journals including Story Quarterly, Indiana Review and Glimmer Train. He is a professor of creative writing at Richard Stockton College. Nathan received a Pushcart Prize nomination, two Breadloaf Writers' Conference Scholarships and a VA Commission of the Arts grant.
David Low , MS PhD, was an entertainer and drug counselor before teaching religion courses as an adjunct professor at Rutgers, Rowan and other area colleges for 10 years. He lived in spiritual communities for 5 years studying Jungian Analysis and other modes of dreamwork. See more about him at
Vanessa Lowe has been teaching personal finance for more than 20 years. She's excited to fulfill her personal mission of helping people live financially healthy lives. She works for a financial regulator and has an MBA from the Wharton School.
Amy Lustig is on the advisory board and faculty of the speech pathology program at Salus University in Elkins Park, where she teaches and provides clinical supervision at the graduate student clinic.
Joanne Margolis has been teaching Running For Beginners for seven years. She is an accomplished long distance runner, completing 16 consecutive Philadelphia full and half marathons. She has also completed a 50-mile ultra marathon.
Daune Marie is certified as a Hello event facilitator, a transformational artist, and a grief specialist. She is the founder of Blooming Peace, an art and healing social enterprise that helps people make peace with loss and go on living.
Paul Marrocco is an abstract expressionist painter and has been teaching private abstract painting for several years.
Paul Martin has studied with many Masters and Grand Masters, teaching for over 10 years. He has taught several times at the prestigious National QiGong Association Conference with enthusiastically received workshops.
Rachel Martin is the founder of Clutter Tonic: The Easy, Refreshing Way to Organize Your Home and Office. She finds tremendous pleasure in teaching people to organize and maintain filing systems, create craft areas, have the clean-lined kitchens they've always craved and more.
Janet Mason is a teacher and author. She has written several poetry chapter books (Insight To Riot Press); Hitching To Nirvana (a novel from Cycladic Press); and her book Tea Leaves, a memoir of mothers and daughter, published by Bella Books in 2012. Her novel THEY, a biblical tale of secret genders was published by Adelaide Books in 2018.
Samantha Mays has over ten years of child care experience. She has been working with blended families regarding hair care needs for the past four years and has been natural for over ten years.
Leo McElroy has been a Shiatsu therapist for 30 years and has studied numerous styles of healing practices. He has a private practice in Mt. Airy and is a senior instructor at the International School of Shiatsu.
Mark McLeod is a vibrant instructor who teaches an array of fitness classes. His style is one of true savvy and inspiration. Mark will make you sweat and smile all the while.
Vicki Mehl has studied T'ai Chi since 1995, has taught for ten years and enjoys sharing this accessible and life-changing exercise with others.
Paul Mladjenovic is a Certified Financial Planner, teacher, author of "Stock Investing for Dummies" and "Precious Metals Investing for Dummies" and is the editor of the Prosperity Alert newsletter at
Rick Mohr has played fiddle for 30 years in many styles (Irish, Appalachian, Quebecois, New England, Cape Breton), playing for hundreds of contra and square dances. He is adept at helping people learn the joys of playing tunes together by ear. He also plays guitar, mandolin, concertina, button accordion, and tin whistle.
Jamie Moon has a deep connection with the earth and is passionate about facilitating the re-connection between people and the land, facilitating group reflections, discussions and meditations in the natural world for 3 years.

SPANISH: is an educator, student and lover of languages and cultures. He has traveled extensively throughout Latin America and taught elementary school Spanish at Westtown School.

Walter Moyer has over 25 years' experience in tax accounting, mortgages, and financial consulting for individuals and small businesses. He has owned and operated his own tax accounting firm since 1987.
Meg Newburger is a professional conservator and has been working in the conservation field for over 20 years including projects with major institutions like The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Barnes Foundation. Currently she works in the Collection Care Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia and runs a private painting conservation practice in Philadelphia (Vision Painting Conservation).
Kenneth Nicholas is a combat education specialist who has been teaching and choreographing theatrical swordplay and whipcracking for over a decade.
Sulaiha Olatunji is a community cook and educator who believes that eating healthy should be affordable, easy, tasty and accessible to everyone. She specializes in creating colorful, flavorful menus that accommodate a range of dietary needs.
Bonnie Ostrofsky is in private practice as an attorney, concentrating in estate planning and probate, real estate law and business law.
Y'vonne Page-Magnus has many years of experience in this field. She has a BA in Fine Arts from the Inter-Continental University in London where she learned jewelry making, knotting and silk threading from a private instructor. She also studied geology on her own and is deeply passionate about semi-precious stones.
Tyler Peckham claims no Italian heritage, formal training, or even years of restaurant experience. His wife, Justina, used to make Sunday dinners with her Italian grandmother from a very young age. Since buying a pasta maker two years ago, they have been making it weekly for regular meals and dinner parties.
Grace Perkins developed the chair yoga class at the request of the Chestnut Hill Senior Center in 1985. She has created a unique program that integrates posture, metaphors, poetry, seasonal energetic awareness and stories to enhance the basic Integral Yoga approach she teaches.
Joseph Perrott , a resident of Mt. Airy, has been a teacher/administrator at the William Penn Charter School and a psychotherapist in private practice.
Paul Plevakas is a PA licensed remodeling contractor and is knowledgeable in all aspects of home repair and remodeling. He has over 30 years of experience in plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting, masonry, and other home repair concerns.
Nancy Post , MAc, PhD, has taught health and energy seminars since 1985, is a licensed practitioner of Chinese medicine, executive coach and has taught at Temple, U Penn and the Wharton Schools. She helps individuals and organizations develop their energy.
Fitzgerald Putnam is the founder of Mt. Airy Tech, a local firm that provides IT services, coaching, and consulting to small businesses, nonprofits, and individuals.
Bea Quindlen teaches occasional mini-craft classes at lunch, break, or after work just because people ask "can you show me..." She loves to share what she's "discovered" and pass on the joy of crafting.
Nancy Rasmussen is a freelance editor and writer with close to 100 published pieces. She has taught several writing courses through the University of Colorado, Temple Center City and the University of the Arts.
Brian Reisman has been a fan of films for over 50 years. He has worked in television and advertising as a script writer and producer. Brian has been obsessed with film noir for nearly 20 years, has collected books, magazines, and over 250 film noirs on DVD.
Marin Richeson , is a self-care junkie who vehemently believes in the power of the body to heal itself. As a certified Yoga Tune Up(R) instructor, a certified Roll Model(R) Method practitioner, and a certified Holistic Nutritionist, she helps others learn to take control of their health and live better in their bodies. Marin offers private lessons and consultations, and specializes in pain management, injury recovery, mobility/stability issues, and using food as medicine.
Elise Rivers , Esq., MAc, has been practicing Chinese medicine for more than 20 years and is the founder of Philadelphia's first sliding scale wellness center, Community Acupuncture of Mt. Airy (CAMA), serving the community since 2005. She has been on the faculty of Pennsylvania's first acupuncture school, the Won Institute in Glenside, for 13 years.
Max Rivers , the Marriage Mediator, is also an NVC* trainer, an NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Practitioner and an Ericsonian Hypnotist specializing in using the unconscious to help empower clients achieve their healing goals.

*NVC and Non-Violent Communication are trademarks of and Marshall Rosenberg.

Sara Robbins is from Mt. Airy and has been weaving baskets for over 25 years and 3 years ago discovered loom weaving.
Jude Robison co-founded Contemplative Dance Practice in 2012. She has been practicing and teaching meditation for 35 years.
Leslie Robison has provided coaching and organizing services 1999. She is passionate about helping you achieve more ease, credibility and satisfaction at home and at work. Master your day, master your life:
Pamela Rogow owns WPM Typewriter Shop. She took Typing I & II in junior high school and her record Words-Per-Minute was 120 on an IBM Selectric typewriter.
Wendy Romig , MS, is a Clinical Nutritionist and Herbalist specializing in addressing health conditions using a blend of functional nutrition and herbal medicine. She regularly gives classes and workshops on nutrition and herbal medicine to the public. Wendy is owner of Sage Integrative Health Center located in West Mt. Airy.
Nathan Rudolph 's desire is to help people find their voice, to speak into their own lives and make bold, informed decisions. As a tutor and coach, Nathan takes a holistic approach as he considers the needs, goals, and passions of his students to help them craft a plan that unifies them all.
Ellen Russell works as a tax preparer. When not preparing taxes, you can find Ellen knee-deep in mud with her vegetable garden.
Carol Sandler has been teaching ukulele for several years in private and group classes and has taught workshops for different organizations. She also teaches piano, violin, fiddle and recorder.
Joanna Schlesinger is a co-founding member of Summa Foundation for Mindful Living, with lifelong experience of mindful movement including T'ai Chi and QiGong, Alexander Technique, meditative dance forms, chanting, drumming and more.
Zipora Schulz is a New York transplant who left the world of advertising as a sketch artist and began teaching art almost 20 years ago to adults and children. For more information, go to
Andrew Sellers is a retired teacher from the Philadelphia school system. He taught both French and Spanish at Northeast High for 30 years.
Melissa Shapiro is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and founder of Melissa's Healthy Lifestyle. She received her training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City.
Mindy Shapiro regularly teaches papercutting and Zentangle through MALT. Her website is
Eric Shoyler RowZone instructors are some of the area's most accomplished rowers and coaches. The Philadelphia rowing scene has long been one of the premier hot spots for the sport. RowZone's instructors are drawn from local programs and emphasize proper technique while providing both a challenging and motivating experience.
Marjory Silver has a PhD in psychology and an MA in theatre. She has worked in Philadelphia and New York, directing and developing new plays, training professional actors and playwrights and coaching and counseling individuals and groups.
Cheri Skipworth has been making and selling handmade products since 1992. She has been facilitating crafting workshops for college students including paint nights, glitter ornaments, cake decorating, beaded jewelry, scrapbooking and card making since 2006.
Heather Slawek Offered by the staff of Awakenings Pole Dance Fitness under the direction of owner Heather Day. For more information go to
Emily Smith , BS, LMT is a Myofascial Release Therapist and Pilates instructor. She believes in the power of touch and movement and the role they play daily in the body's ability to heal itself naturally.
Gary Smith has numerous swimming certifications. He has worked with all ages from infant to adult for over 30 years.
Scott Smith has been in voiceover for over 20 years. You might have heard him as the voice for Lotrimin AF, Halls, Northwest Airlines, Mastercard, Comcast, Hilton Garden Inn, Lutron Electronics, corporate medical narrations, and over 70 audiobooks to date. Scott has guided many aspiring students to success through his simple, thorough and patient approach.
Darcy Soper fell in love with the Pilates method in 2005. After being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Pilates was the only thing that gave her relief. In 2017, Darcy graduated from The Pilates Center Advanced Teacher Training Program in Boulder, CO.
Rick Spector founded Moviehouse Productions in 1983, delighting audiences throughout the Delaware Valley with his multi-media programs. His core works includes a multi-part series on the popular history of Philadelphia. His website is
Eric Sternfels is an architect/designer/artist who also works as a professional Garden Coach. He has helped develop the gardens at Mt. Airy's Ned Wolf Park and his own personal gardens to win several first prize awards from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Eric is also MALT's Hidden Gardens Tour Coordinator.
Janice Strawder has been teaching the art of ceramics for over thirty years. She enjoyed a five year artist residency at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, where she continues to teach. Janice currently manages the studio and teaches clay classes at Allens Lane Art Center.
Keira Strayhorn Winters is a Cornell University graduate, published author, owner of two yoga studios and a non-profit organization for children, and recipient of Pennsylvania's Best 50 Women in Business award.
R. Deborah Taylor , a Germantown resident for over 30 years, has been sewing since junior high school and makes most of her own clothing.
Karen Taylor Young is a retired professional dancer with over 35 years of experience who currently teaches and choreographs. She has performed with Philadanco, Opera Ebony, Opera Company of Philadelphia, and was the musical theater choreographer at Germantown Friends School. She trained in the Cechetti Ballet Method, with Martha Graham, Lester Horton, Luigi Jazz, and Catherine Dunham. Karen is also licensed to teach Zumba 1 & 2, Kids & Kids Jr, Toning, Gold, Gold Toning, In the Circuit, and Step.
Kyle Tevlin has a business called I Want a Fun Funeral, helping people plan their own farewell celebrations well in advance and having fun in the process. She's passionate about the benefit of meaningful and creative funerals. She is also a volunteer with the Funeral Consumers Alliance of PA.
Denise Thomas is a professional in human resources and a computer enthusiast with over 30 years of hardware and software experience. She prefers spending a day at Micro Center or Best Buy rather than at the mall.
Rochelle Thomas has 10 years of experience working with local non-profits as a consultant and personal financial counselor. Rochelle earned a Bachelor of Business Administration & Management with a concentration in Economics along with several other professional certifications in financial literacy, homeownership, and foreclosure prevention.
Kind Essence Thompson , M.Ed, is a certified Yoga instructor, Reiki & Ra Sekhi Reiki Master II, intuitive clairvoyant, and spiritual life coach. She is founder of Sassy Senior Yoginis, and the curator of The Haven Healing Hut, a center for Spiritual Transformation utilizing natural, alternative healing tools, classes, workshops and retreats.
Bobbi Tighe has been studying and teaching yoga for over 20 years, both in the Philadelphia area and nationally. Bobbi co-founded the Yoga on Main and Main Line Yoga studios, two of the first in Philadelphia. Her Yoga training is in the Viniyoga tradition of TKV Deskichar, emphasizing creative adaptations of yoga poses to meet individuals' needs.
Nicki Toizer is the Technical Director at MALT. She has loved photography for more than 20 years and enjoys teaching others how to use their cameras.
Amy Tuttle , RD, LCSW has spent the last 25 years making amends for being one of those preachy good/bad food dietitians. She developed Nourishing Aliveness(R) programs to provide mindfulness-based no-diet services and resources to help enhance health and well-being, create community, and generate joy-fullness. Her website is
Karoline Wallace has taught fabric collage workshops to groups for the past 7 years, and has been an art quilt-maker for almost 20 years.
Rae Whatley has been involved in the health and wellness field for over 20 years as a massage therapist, nutritional consultant and environmental toxicity coach. She has been studying environmental toxins and their impact for over 20 years. Rae has a passion for making her world a cleaner, healthier place and for reducing pollution at its most personal level.
Kim Williams Offered by the staff of Mt. Airy Performing Arts under the Artistic and Managing Director, Kim Williams. For more information go to:
Danielle Wilson has degrees in Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, and Business. She loves showing others how to create new and exciting things from clothes to household decor.
Amanda Wise is a Reiki Master, ReikiSound(R) and Chakredy(R) practitioner. She has studied for many years in methods of meditation, divination, and self-care practices including the use of essential oils to improve and enrich others' lives physically, emotionally and spiritually
Austin Wolf has been working actively with clients in the financial planning industry since his early college years. His passion for helping families and individuals identify their goals and design a plan of action to achieve them has allowed him to grow his business.
Bess Wray is the owner and founder of Human Touch Home Care, LTD. She has over 33 years' experience in non-medical, in-home care and did her post-graduate work in Social Gerontology at the University of Pennsylvania.

Paxton Wray, founder and President of the non-profit Riders' Club Cooperative, has given seniors who do not drive access to community resources and the ability to maintain an active lifestyle since 1984.

Lisa Zahren has been practicing Nia since 2006 and teaching since 2011. She is a certified Brown Belt Nia instructor. Her teaching style is influenced by the conscious dance tradition of Open Floor International. She loves creating an inclusive environment for dance, bringing the joy of movement to people of all ages and backgrounds.