Santosh Philip

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Santosh Philip, Instructor

Santosh Philip, M.A, an architect and entrepreneur, has studied Nyingma teachings since 1995. His primary teaching area is Kum Nye, where he conveys his considerable love and respect for Tibetan Yoga self-massage and movement practices to his students, both at the advanced and introductory levels. Nearly every Sunday throughout the year, Santosh and fellow Kum Nye instructors alternate teaching a drop-in Kum Nye morning class from ten to Noon; Santosh also teaches Nyingma Practices classes, including classes in dream yoga.

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Abbe Blum

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Abbe Blum, Instructor

Abbe Blum is a long time student of Tarthang Tulku, beginning her study at Nyingma Institute in 1987 and completing the six month Human Development retreat in 1994. Teaching in the Nyingma Mandala since 1998, she currently presents Kum Nye, Joy of Being, Lotus Trilogy, Caring, and Nyingma Psychology courses at Nyingma Institute and Dharma College. She worked as one of the editors on several of Rinpoche’s latest books and together with Caroline van Tuyll designed the hands-on Joy of Being Workbook. She holds a B.A. from UC Berkeley, an M.A. from Cambridge University, England, where she was a Marshall scholar, and a Ph.D. in English literature from Yale University. As an Associate Professor at Swarthmore College, she taught Shakespeare and intensive writing seminars. has done the six month Human Development program. She also currently teaches in the School of Psychology and Interdisciplinary Inquiry at Saybook University and is doing an online course, Body Consciousness, Body Wisdom at JFK University.

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Donna Morton

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Donna Morton, Instructor

Donna Morton, PT, NC, a physical therapist, holistic nutritional consultant, and health educator, first encountered Nyingma teachings in 1997. In 2001, she completed a 6-month Human Development Training Program at Nyingma Institute. Since that time she has taught here primarily in the field of Kum Nye, a gentle form of Tibetan Yoga developed for Westerners by Head Lama Tarthang Tulku.

Her whole-person therapeutic approach draws from and integrates a variety of healing modalities including whole-foods nutrition, movement and alignment training, manual therapy, stress reduction, yoga, meditation, and Jin Shin Jyutsu®. Her goal is to support each individual, through integrative therapy, education and coaching, on a positive path toward healing and greater well-being.

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Dave Abercrombie

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Dave Abercrombie, Instructor

Dave Abercrombie, B.S., is an entrepreneur and computer programmer who has studied Nyingma teachings for more than five years. Dave teaches Skillful Means classes, drawing upon his own experience in bringing these teachings into the workplace. His Institute teaching allows him to share with his students his particular passion for utilizing work to benefit the world.

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