More About Jean

South Regional Library, Naples, FL (2011 - 2018)
Players Club, Lely Resort, Naples, FL (2012 - 2016)
Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton MA   Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction instructor through  (2013 - current)
Green River Yoga (Yoga Teacher, currently and Co – Director, Greenfield, Ma., 1997 - 2011)
Montague Senior Center (Chair Yoga Teacher, Turners Falls, Ma., current) 
Greenfield Senior Center (Chair Yoga Teacher, Greenfield, Ma, current)
Greenfield YMCA (Osteoporosis Instructor,  Greenfield, Ma.  2010-2012,)
Arbors Assisted Living Community (Chair Yoga Teacher, Greenfield, Ma., 2009 - 2011)
Greenfield Center School (Greenfield, Ma.,Yoga Instructor for students and teachers K - 8th grade )
Deerfield Academy (Deerfield, Ma -Yoga Instructor for private H.S. students and faculty)
Northfield Mt. Hermon School (Northfield, Ma -Yoga Instructor for private H.S. students and faculty)
Greenfield Community College (Yoga Instructor - Greenfield, Ma.)
University of Massachusetts (Yoga Instructor - Amherst, Ma.)

FORMAL EDUCATION B. A. (1967, N. Y. U.)double major: psychology and philosophy
M. S. in Education (1968, Yeshiva University).

FORMAL TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS Lakshmi Voelker’s "Get Fit Where You Sit" Chair Yoga Teacher (2007)
Silver Sneakers Instructor (2007)
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Qualified Teacher through the Center for Mindfulness at U. Mass. Medical School, Worcester, Ma (2005, 2018)
Atma Hatha Yoga Teacher (2001)
Psychosynthesis Counselor (2001)
Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist (1996)
Integral Hatha Yoga Teacher (1977)
Yoga Alliance: Designated as a 500 hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (1999)
I have studied Zen for over 35 years and in 2012 was designated as a Senior Dharma Teacher by Boundless Way Zen (Worcester Mass.)

MEDIA RESOURCES Yoga For Relaxation (Yoga CD, 2006) Womancraft:Self- Healing (Relaxation CD, 2009) Womancraft: Studio and Guides (Relaxation CD, 2010) 

PUBLICATION Sit with Less Pain: Gentle Yoga for Meditators, published  2014 by Wisdom Publishing, Somerville, Massachusetts.  Companion CD's are also available for mat and/or chair yoga.   For more info. on ordering the book and CD's see the BOOK AND CD page on this website or contact Jean at  413-230-1518.  

"Erlbaum's presentation is straightforward and clear, with just enough detail for nonexperts to understand how to do the simple poses she outlines, translating simple yoga movements into creating ease in daily routine tasks like sitting a  desk.....Chair-based postures are included for those whose lack of mobility limits them from getting up from and down to the floor."

YOGA JOURNAL    June, 2014

INSURANCE I have professional liability insurance through Fitness and Wellness Insurance (member of Philadelphia Insurance Companies)