Saturday, December 2, 2006

April 28, 2008

HATHA YOGA RESUME September 28, 2011

Joan Dobbie, nee Thaler
225 1/2 Irving Road, Eugene OR 97404, tel: 541-653-8451, email:,

M.F.A. Creative Writing, U of O, 1988
B.A. English Literature, SUNY Potsdam N.Y. 1967 , 4th in class
New York State Regents Diploma, Parishville N.Y. 1963, Valedictorian
Sivananda Yoga Student under Intensive
Tutelage of Philip Grillo, devotee of Swami Vishnu Devananda 1976-1981

Beth Shaw's YogaFit, Portland Or, June 1999
Eugene Yoga Teachers Association Weekend Inservice training,
Siltcoos Station OR, June 2000
Sivananada Yoga Center Weekend Workshop, London, England, August 2000
Bikram Yoga classes, Eugene OR, August 2006
Integral Yoga classes, Manhattan N.Y., Sept 2006
Sivananda Yoga Ranch Weekend, Woudbourne N.Y. , Sept. 2006
Sivanada Yoga Center, London, England: Swami
Vishnudevananda's 50th Anniversary Celebration August 2007
Studying Vedanta with Sadhviji, 2011-Present
Daily yoga practice, 1974- Present


-Certificate for Dedicated Service City of Eugene Recreation Services Division,
June 22, 1995
-YogaFit Teachers Training February 12, 2000
-Eugene Yoga Teacher’s Association Retreat Certificate of Attendance
July 14-16, 2000
-Eugene Yoga Teacher’s Association Retreat Certificate of Attendance
August 30-31, 2002
-Medic/First Aid Training Successful Completion Card -exp.5/2012
-Certificate of Completion of Liz Franklin's Yoga in Chairs Training April 20-25, 2008

Hatha Yoga Instructor:
September 1983 - September 1997 City of Eugene PARCS dept.
Sept 1998-Sept 2000: for Gold's Gym & Better Bodies, later 24 Hour Fitness
October 2000-May 2002: Wild Oats Wellness Foundation, Boulder Colorado
June 26, 2005- Conducted All Day Yoga Intensive at the Yoga Loft, Canton N.Y.
Sept 1990 - Sept. 2000/Sept -Sept 2002-Present: River Road Parks Dept. Eugene OR
June 1998-Sept 2000--Sept 2002-Present: University of Oregon PE & REC department
July 2007-Sept 2008: Oaktree Senior Residence, weekly class for residents
Sept 2008:Free Class for those with MS through River Road Parks

1987 Published Hatha Yoga Instructional Audio Tape
1999 Co-edited Eugene Yoga EYTA Yoga Teachers' Profiles
2005 Created Hatha Yoga Instructional cd
2007 Created Senior Yoga cds (in chairs & on floor) and dvds
2012 co-created THE MANY FACES OF HATHA YOGA, Kendall/Hunt 2012