Laurice D. Nemetz, MA, BC-DMT, ERYT-500, LCAT is a certified and registered experienced-level yoga teacher, a member of the Academy of Dance/Movement Therapists Registered and a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist. She is past president of the YTA (Yoga Teachers’ Association) and is also an adjunct professor at Pace University and the College of New Rochelle. She has been influenced by many teachers and traditions and is particularly grateful to Karin Stephan, David Hollander and Kim Schwartz. In addition to teaching yoga and anatomy and working as a dance/movement therapist, Lauri leads yoga and kayaking trips on the Hudson River, in Canada and Costa Rica. She is the author of “A Place of Balance: Yoga Practice for the Kayaker” (Sea Kayaker Magazine, Oct. 2010) and has also published writings on movement therapy and yoga in several books and journals.
Lauri has degrees from Wellesley College and a Master’s degree in Dance/Movement Therapy from Goucher College. She has deepened her anatomy work with intensive full-body dissection work with Gil Hedley, several courses in Functional Anatomy for Movement and Injuries at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and a 200-hour course in Body Language with anatomist Tom Myers with whom she continues to study. She is a graduate of Leslie Kaminoff’s Yoga Anatomy course and is a certified teacher for Tom Myers’ Anatomy Trains® to bring his work to the movement world. Prior to her certification, Lauri had been working an associate teacher since 2011.
This combined study has informed her work with a number of diverse populations from scoliosis work, breast cancer survivors, neonatal and general rehab populations. In her dance/movement therapy work she has focused on several populations, including work with trauma survivors, and more recently utilizing movement and yoga with autistic children. She has published several articles in medical arts journals, and has a book chapter in Creative Arts Therapies Manual: A Guide to the History, Theoretical Approaches, Assessment, And Work With Special Populations of Art, Play, Dance, Music, Drama, And Poetry Therapies by Stephanie L. Brooke.
A well-known teacher in Westchester and beyond, she has taught at Club Fit, Pace University, and the Westchester Conservatory of Music among others, and teaches workshops and leads trips in the U.S., Canada, and Costa Rica. She lives with her family in Westchester County, New York and enjoys art, music, and sea-kayaking and of course, movement!