The Yoga Connection Teachers

Janice Vien RN, CIYT (Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher)

Janice has been practicing yoga since 1982 and teaching since 1989. She has a Level 3 Iyengar Yoga Teaching Credential (formerly Junior Intermediate 3). She brings years of dedicated practice to her teaching along with knowledge of the body gained from her background in nursing and massage therapy. She has guided many of the other Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers in NH and VT, helping them attain their certifications. She enjoys sharing yoga with beginners as well with seasoned practitioners and teachers. Janice will see clients for private instruction if group classes are not appropriate. Privates are $85.00 per hour.

  • Email Janice. or call 603-863-1798.

Kristin McGee CIYT (Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher)

  • Kristin completed Janice Vien’s very first two-year Teacher Training Program at The Yoga Connection in 2009. Kristin holds a Level 1 Iyengar Teacher Certificate (formerly Junior Intermediate 1). Since 2009, she has taught at a number of locations around the Upper Valley including the CCBA, Ancient Healing Arts, The Lebanon Public Library and has subbed frequently for Janice at The Yoga Connection. Kristin originally came to yoga at the end of a competitive running career and it was the precision of the physical practice that drew her in. She was fascinated when this practice helped her to observe the weaker leg or the tighter part of the back; that awareness has proven helpful in creating more symmetry and health in the body. Twenty years later, she appreciates how attention and precision cultivates awareness of body and mind – a state that lasts long after the practice session ends. Kristin’s classes build strength, stamina and flexibility and she loves sharing what she knows with students of all ages and abilities.

Sondra VanderPloeg CIYT (Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher)

Sondra VanderPloeg, MA Ed., has been practicing Iyengar Yoga since 2010. She completed a 90-hour Teacher Training with Janice Vien in March 2016 and continues to study weekly with Janice. Sondra holds a Level 1 Iyengar Teaching Certificate (formerly Introductory 2). An educator since 1993, Sondra has taught in classrooms, museums, and libraries – in her current job as an academic librarian, she teaches research skills to college students. Sondra appreciates the mindfulness of yoga and aspires to share the benefits of this practice with her students. When she is not on the yoga mat, Sondra enjoys reading, cross-country skiing, swimming in the lake, and helping her husband with his garden.

Rick Lamont RYT 200

Rick is a dad of three wonderful children: Sarah, Ryan and Brett. Yoga found Rick in 1992 when he was the only person to show up at a yoga open house hosted by his wonderful teacher and dear friend, Phil. This “chance” meeting led to Rick attending Phil’s next class, and 20 years later, here we are; still breathing. Rick recently completed 200-hour yoga teacher training with Janice Vien at The Yoga Connection in Grantham, NH, and is now a Registered Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Alliance. Rick looks forward to bringing his love of yoga to his classes.