Boulder 2014 Guest Speakers


Barry Gillespie

Barry Gillespie began practicing yoga in 1974, and took his first teacher training in 1978. He started studying with Richard Freeman in 1998 and has taken several teacher intensives with him. His teaching style combines his love for ashtanga vinyasa yoga, his deep interest in Theravaden Buddhist practice, and a sense of his own limitations; making his classes joyful, still and approachable. Barry is also very active as a hospice volunteer, spending time visiting with many clients of Family Hospice and organizing and sitting vigil with people who are actively dying.


Christine Lewis, RN

Christine Lewis,  RN, Christine Lewis has been a Registered Nurse in the Boulder area for more than 30 years, the last five years as a hospice nurse.  Currently she is Clinical Director for Family Hospice in Boulder. Christine takes every opportunity to share the Hospice Philosophy with the community: The emphasis is on Life and Living when on Hospice Service. Hope never goes away. When the hope for a cure is no longer possible the hope for living each day to the fullest becomes the focus.  Christine lives her life to the fullest. She has been an avid yoga practitioner for more than 15 years, and has completed 17 marathons all over the world.

Hollie Neujahr, DPT

Hollie received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina and is dedicated to the specialties of oncology and pelvic floor rehabilitation. She received her certification in lymphedema management through the Lymphology Association of North America, and completed several pelvic floor rehabilitation courses. Hollie has also completed training in trigger point dry needling and frequently integrates this into her treatments for chronic pain syndromes and lymphedema. Hollie is dedicated to education, and is a credentialed clinical instructor, clinical continuing education coordinator, and guest lecturer at University of Colorado Department of Physical Therapy for content related to women’s health and oncology. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, her dogs Ophelia and Edgar, and being outdoors in beautiful Colorado.


Mary Taylor

Mary Taylor began studying yoga in 1971 while earning a degree in psychology and continued to study and practice while apprenticing in the culinary field. It was not until the early 80’s, when she moved to Boulder and started studying yoga with Richard, that yoga became a central thread in her life. Seeing the overlay of yoga with her interests in food, psychology and wellness, in 1988 she traveled to India to shed light on yoga’s effect on other aspects of life as she studied with K. Pattabhi Jois. Mary is on the faculty of the “Being with Dying” training program at the Upaya Zen Center, as well as the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program.  As the Yoga Workshop’s director, Mary has attended all of Richard’s teacher trainings, and feels she’s just beginning to understand the subject at hand. She brings to her teaching a deep respect for the healing and calming effects of yoga. Her classes are engaging and fun, focusing on the flow of breath, steady movement and the feeling of completeness that can be cultivated through a lasting practice.

Win Hartley, M.D.

Dr. Hartley attended University of Virginia for his undergraduate degree, and Emory University for his medical degree. He completed general and plastic surgery training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, one of the premier programs in the U.S. Dr. Hartley was a fellow in Aesthetic Surgery in Melbourne, Australia, and in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery in Nashville, TN. During his time there, he co-authored the Breast Augmentation chapter for the definitive plastic surgery textbook.Dr. Hartley has a special interest in breast cancer reconstruction. His mother is a 20-year breast cancer survivor, and he lost his mother-in-law to metastatic breast cancer shortly after his marriage. He now devotes approximately half of his clinical practice to breast cancer patients, and often offers his services pro bono for those patients without insurance.

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