Kirstie Bender Segarra

Director of Integrative Health & Medical Massage

Kirstie Bender Segarra, Director of Integrative Health & Medical Massage Kirstie Segarra, began studying yoga and Balinese Traditional Massage in 1996 in Bali, Indonesia while completing her Masters Degree in Whole Systems Design, in the field of second order biological systems. She is the lead instructor for the Yoga Teacher Training Program, which she founded […]

Gary Cook

Adjunct Faculty

Gary Cook, MFA Gary Cook is a tenured Associate Professor of Art with forty years of university teaching experience, 17 of those years at UNM-Taos. He was Head of the UNM-Taos Art Department from 2005 to 2010. He teaches painting, drawing and printmaking in the Art Department, as well as, courses on creativity and consciousness in the Holistic […]

Amber Burke

Holistic Health and Healing Arts Coordinator, HHHA and Writing & Speaking Faculty

Amber Burke Amber (RYT 500) teaches yoga and various writing classes at UNM Taos. She is a graduate of Yale, the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars MFA Program, and two teacher trainings through Yogaworks in Los Angeles. She has been teaching yoga since 2008 and writing about it for almost as long. She regularly contributes to  Yoga International, often collaborating with […]

Daniel Pretends Eagle

Adjunct Faculty

Daniel Pretends Eagle, LMT Daniel Pretends Eagle is a licensed massage therapist with over 35 years of experience in meditative movement that includes tai chi, aikido, yoga and Japanese sword. Through the use of easily learned martial arts forms students in my classes experience increased relaxation, coordination and flexibility. The curriculum also encourages the student […]

Dr. Angelika Maria Koch

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Angelika Maria Koch, DNM, LCH, H.N.H.Ir Dr. Angelika Maria Koch is a Doctor of Natural Medicine, Health Consultant and the owner of MEDICA NOVA, Practice for Integrated & Educational Medicine. For over three decades in her clinical practice, Dr. Angelika Maria Koch has synthesized and applied a unique blend of effective, cutting-edge therapeutic tools […]

Antonio “Tony” Quintana

Adjunct Faculty

Antonio “Tony” Quintana, LMT, RMTI Tony Quintana has been a practicing massage therapist for over 15 years, graduating from the Scherer Institute of Natural Healing in 1999. His work focuses on neuromuscular and myoskeletal techniques, craniaosacral work, muscle energy techniques and reiki. Tony is passionate about teaching structural bodywork that is integrated with energetics, and is constantly studying to discover new methodologies […]

Miriam Garay Foronda

Adjunct Faculty

Miriam Garay Foronda, MA Miriam Garay Foronda’s family ancestry is from Honduras, Central America. She was born and raised in New York City, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the City University of New York. As long as she can remember she had the gift of healing through her hands or channeling.  […]

Patrick Shaw

Adjunct Faculty

Patrick Shaw, LMT, RMTI Patrick Shaw is a graduate of the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM where he studied with Dr. Vasant Lad for two years. He offers a combination of advanced bodywork modalities: Thai Massage, Cranial Sacral Therapy and fascial-release techniques. He has been practicing therapeutic bodywork since 1991 as a graduate of the […]

Lily-Marie Blecher

Adjunct Faculty

Lily-Marie Blecher, DOM Dr. Lilly-Marie Blecher is a Doctor of Oriental medicine and a Naturopathic physician. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from Portland State University.  Then she graduated from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, the oldest Naturopathic medical school in the country.  She completed ten years […]

Sean Murphy

Adjunct Faculty

Sean Murphy, MFA Sean Murphy has had nearly three decades of formal Zen meditation training, including extended periods of monastic retreat. He’s the author of the American Zen chronicle One Bird, One Stone, which won a 2014 International Book Award, and three award-winning works of fiction, including The Hope Valley Hubcap King, which won the […]

Lucy McCall

Adjunct Faculty

Lucy McCall, Herbalist Lucy McCall began studying astrology 47 years ago with her Aunt Susan Horton. Within the same timeframe she started working with herbs, natural foods and farming. She had many profound teachers over the years, including herbalist and astrologer Peter Kabaska, who taught her the key to plants and the relationship of plants […]

Robert Stewart

Adjunct Faculty

Robert Stewart, LMT Rob Stewart started taking yoga classes in 1996 as an art student at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He was certified to teach by the Chicago Yoga Center in the year 2000 under the direction of his teacher Suddha Weixler. He has had the honor of studying with master […]

Susan Myers

Adjunct Faculty

Trained in Neuromuscular Therapy and Myofascial Release Susan Myers, LMT#2180, CNMT, has specialized in Pain Management for 22 years. Susan has made her adult home of more than 30 years in beautiful Northern New Mexico. Living the dream with husband, dogs, goats, hummingbirds and trees. Helping you find freedom of movement through the release of myofascial […]

R. Madrona Bourdeau

Adjunct Faculty

Madrona Bourdeau, CPM-R, CST, practiced midwifery for over 40 years before retiring from active practice in 2015. In 2009, she became a cranial sacral therapist and has since specialized in working with infants, supporting mothers postpartum, and trauma release. Madrona has taught at midwifery programs in San Francisco, Portland, and Taos. She now teaches Introduction […]