Dr. Winston McCullough
Dr. Winston McCullough has two Masters degrees and a PhD in psychology from NYU and has worked in industry for 25 years as an industrial/organizational psychologist and director of communications and employee benefit programs. He taught for several years at Columbia University and teaches currently at Oregon State University: Positive Psychology, Psychology of Meditation, World Religions, and Great Figures: Jesus and Buddha. He has designed and currently leads the adult education program, Paths to Happiness, exploring the intersections of 21st century psychology and spiritual paths including Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, Yoga, and progressive Christian life, with the goal of personal and social transformation. He has studied and practiced Tibetan Buddhism and yoga for 20 years, is well educated in ancient Tibetan Buddhist scriptures from many years of deep connection with prominent Tibetan Buddhist Lamas at Sera Mey Monastery in India. He also completed an in-depth course of personal study reflecting a Christian seminary curriculum under the guidance of Marcus Borg, and developed and taught a six-year adult education program, Seeing Jesus through Eastern Eyes, connecting the ancient Wisdom and Compassion teachings of Jesus and Tibetan Buddhism. He has led hundreds of Buddhist courses and meditation retreats in the U.S. and internationally for the past 15 years, and he preaches an occasional Sunday sermon. He also leads the Gratitude jazz band and founded the UpBeat Café, a Saturday night dining and musical celebration based on principles of positive psychology and spiritual well being. First and foremost, Winston is a loving husband and father to three amazing children, and he is a grateful and happy man.
Angie Greenwood has been practicing and teaching yoga and meditation for over eight years. She is RYT200 and trained initially with Sarahjoy Marsh at Amrita: a sanctuary for yoga in Portland, OR. She is also an essentials staff member with Yoga Studies Institute, having completed their Classics of Yoga training. Currently she studies Ayurvedic healing through David Frawley's American institute of Vedic Studies as well as Anusara yoga. She studied closely with Winston during the Seeing Jesus Through Eastern Eyes series, and is deeply grateful for the techniques she learned. She currently teaches weekly yoga classes at Live Well Studio in Corvallis. She is a happy wife and mother of three boys!
Linda Brown began practicing yoga in 1999 in Brooklyn, NY and immediately knew she was in it for life. Over the years she gradually delved deeper and deeper, but despite being in love with yoga, she felt something was missing. Eventually she discovered Tibetan Buddhism, and everything just fell into place when she found Kelly Morris, who reunites these two sacred lineages in Conquering Lion Yoga. She completed her 200 hour certification with Kelly in April of 2011, moved to Portland in July after 20 years as a New Yorker, and is thrilled to be living in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Linda is humbled and delighted to be teaching a weekly class for her community, and is raising two children in a little home in the woods.
Emily Hicks began teaching Yoga full time in New York City in 2008, after completing Conquering Lion Yoga Teacher Training with Kelly Morris. She graduated from the Yoga Studies Institute 300 hour teacher training program led by Kimberley Theresa, Ted Lafferty, Mira Shani and Kristina Pao Cheng in September 2009 and is a YSI Essentials Staff teacher. Her classes are known to be tough but joyful, incorporating a strong vinyasa flow backed by an eclectic mix of music, powerful hands-on assists, love, insight and humor to help bring her students closer to their full potential. In October 2010, Emily moved to Portland, Oregon, where she is excited to continue growing as both a teacher and student.