Deborah Ketter, E-RYT 500, is a Kripalu Yoga teacher, artist and certified Veriditas labyrinth facilitator. She specializes in sharing practical tools that help students cope with difficult situations and transform negative emotions into positive feelings.
As a yoga teacher, Debbie uses a creative and therapeutic approach to teach the art and science of yoga, with a focus on guided relaxation. A member of Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association, Debbie presents at retreat centers and yoga studios, including Kripalu, North America’s largest yoga training center. She has studied with and assisted some of the nation’s most revered teachers, with extensive training in Kriplau and other methods of yoga, along with training in meditation, bodywork and Positional Therapy.
As a Labyrinth facilitator, Debbie builds labyrinths and facilitates labyrinth walks as a meditative process. She was trained by Lauren Artress at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, and studied labyrinth design with master builder Robert Ferre, who creates exact replicas of classical and medieval designs on canvas, grass and concrete.
Debbie continues to broaden her skills and knowledge, and is currently studying to become an ayurvedic health counselor through Kripalu's school of ayurveda. She also is working toward her certification in Evidence-based Qigong and has studied with Master Yang Yang.
In the community, Debbie teaches yoga and guided relaxation to those affected by cancer at the Cancer Support Community of the Lehigh Valley. She is a teacher trainer for Shanthi Project where she has been teaching yoga and meditation to youth at a juvenile detention center and women at a local prison. She also teaches a special “Art and Yoga” project for at-risk girls at a local community center.