Board of Directors

 

Marilyn Peppers-Citizen

Marilyn Peppers-Citizen

Marilyn has been a wellness professional since 1992 and is dedicated to helping clients discover and achieve personal wellness goals. She is an International Association of Yoga Therapists-certified yoga therapist and national board-certified health and wellness coach. She was introduced to yoga in 1997 and has studied multiple traditions. Marilyn leads individual and small group yoga therapy focusing on adults aging well.

Marilyn is a retired Air Force Colonel and served 26 years active duty. She holds a PhD in public policy, a MA in business, and an MS in national resource strategy. She is experienced in strategic planning, international and interagency collaboration, and program management

Duane Light

Duane Light

Duane Light is a Certified iRest Teacher, owner of Holistic Legal Solutions, and a retiring holistic attorney. He is currently creating an online program to help people consciously navigate traumatic legal issues.

He is also a musician who plays and records with a variety of bamboo and wooden flutes from around the world, notably Native American flutes and the Bansuri from India.

Duane lived and traveled in Asia for five years, where he studied and practiced Buddhist, Taoist, Chan, Yogic, and Zen traditions. When he began to study iRest with Richard in 2013, his understanding and ability to teach matured. He now creates meditations and teachings for his course, filming his videos in the peaceful beauty of nature.

Cameron McKinley

Cameron McKinley

Cameron McKinley worked for many years as a writer, editor, poet and was co-founder of Word Salad, a naming business, earning an MA in Writing from the University of San Francisco along the way.

More in alignment with her BS in Social Work, and her call toward social justice and healing, she served on Restorative Justice Community Circles with nonprofit Restorative Resources in Sonoma Co.; advocated for children in the foster care system as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA); worked as a Grief Counselor for the Marin Co. Dept. of Health; served as Chair of the Professional Advisory Group of the Clinical Pastoral Education program, and Chaired the Community Council, of California Pacific Medical Center’s (CPMC) Institute for Health & Healing; offered Jin Shin Jyutsu, Therapeutic Touch and iRest in private practice and to patients, family members and staff of Hospice by the Bay and for InSpirit, a nonprofit serving clients unable to afford complementary modalities; and served on the board of Impact100 Sonoma, a women’s collective grant- making organization supporting local nonprofits.

After two years of seminary Cam was ordained as an Interfaith Minister in 2002. She is a Certified iRest Teacher and has shared the practice with, in addition to hospice staff, patients and grieving loved ones, people experiencing homelessness, those living with multiple mental illness diagnoses, Institute for Health & Healing Community Classes and high school students.

Judy Shaper

Judy Shaper

Judy Shaper is a Board Member and a Certified iRest Teacher. She has practiced yoga and meditation since 1974, originally studying with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Thich Nhat Hanh. Since discovering iRest Yoga Nidra in 2000 she has been an active and devoted student of Richard Miller, PhD.

Judy served as president of Congregation Kol Shofar in Tiburon, Ca and was on the Board of the Zen Hospice Project. She graduated from NYU with a degree in psychology and education, is a professionally trained chef, and has worked in real estate as a mortgage broker where she helped people finance their dreams.

Judy has two grown daughters, loves music, plays guitar, and is a passionate gardener and animal lover. She lives in Sausalito on a floating home and loves being surrounded by the beauty of this world.


If you wish to contact anyone from the Board, you may do so via: our contact form, by calling the office at (415) 456-3909, or by emailing info@irest.org.