Tina LeMar

Yoga Instructor, Editor-in-Chief Yoga Bean Magazine


Tina LeMar has been practicing and teaching yoga since 1993. Her credentials include a Bachelors degree from Temple University and a Masters degree from University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her formal yoga training is in the popular Hatha and Ashtanga yoga styles and she is a certified yoga teacher trainer of the International Yoga Alliance. Tina operates yoga studios in the Philadelphia metropolitan area and in the neighboring state of New Jersey and is the editor of the digital magazine, “Yoga Bean.”

Tina’s advanced degree focused on the combination of yoga and meditation to enhance mental imagery and ultimately creativity. As a direct result of her work, she is considered a pioneer in the field of “Yoga Healing.” She has ongoing clinical research employing the benefits of yoga and meditation to mitigate the clinical characteristics of Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder, Addictions, and Autism.

She is available to speak on such unique topics as: “Yoga and Stress Reduction,” “Yoga and Health.” “Yoga as a treatment for Anxiety and Panic Disorder,” “Yoga for Women,” “Chronic Pain and Addictions Rehabilitation through Yoga,” and “The Benefits of Yoga for Autistic Children.”

Additionally, Tina is active in volunteer efforts in the Philadelphia area and supports green causes.

Bryn Richard

Contributing Writer


Bryn Richard founded Blue Trillium in 2006. She enjoys being involved in all phases of the landscape design process, from initial concept through installation. She also takes pleasure in watching her designs mature over time. Ms. Richard holds a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts from Bowdoin College where she studied Biology and Asian Studies. Before studying landscape architecture, she worked as a jeweler/metalsmith. She has found the field of landscape design allows for both her love of science and of art.

While in graduate school Ms. Richard held internships with Scott Arboretum, Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust, and Bensley Design Studios, a multidisciplinary design firm in Bangkok. Prior to founding Blue Trillium, she worked for Carter van Dyke Associates, a landscape architecture firm in Bucks County. Ms. Richard finds one never stops learning and particularly enjoys attending the New Directions in the American Landscape annual conference and the Native Plants in the Landscape annual conference, as well as attending classes at both Longwood Gardens and Mt. Cuba Center. She is a registered landscape architect in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Joseph Russo

Contributing Writer

Dr. Russo is a residency trained and board certified family practioner with many years of private practice and institutional experience. He has served as a county Health Officer and in association with state and federal departments of public health he has created public health policy. Dr. Russo has also served as medical director of various medical clinics throughout his career. Additionally, he volunteers his time for third world medicine needs and he has been active in alternative medicine research.

Alix Shutello

Contributing Writer


Alix Shutello has been writing on green issues for over 15 years. Her work has been published in The Washington Post, Plenty Magazine, and Vanity Fair. Ms. Shutello was the managing editor of Rural Matters Magazine and contributing writer for The Editorial Eye. Ms. Shutello now writes for her own blog, Green Eggs and Tight Hams; a blog on running and running fitness, visit She is also working on her first international thriller about oil discovery in Ecuador.

Miriam Sophie

Contributing Writer

Miriam has spent many years trying to define the world, reality, and consciousness from different perspectives and shifting coordinates around the globe, alone, in the company of friends and minstrels, and under the guidance of healers, seers, sufis, yogis and babas. She gives thanks to her family, to all, and to all her teachers. On the side she variously practices yoga, shiatsu, translation, writing, language, and fabrics, and sings to the gods.