Rose Erin Vaughan, MSAc, is a seasoned Acupuncturist, Yoga Teacher, and Anatomy specialist. Her extensive training in a variety of modalities, sciences and philosophies has helped her to establish a contemporary and unique approach to guide Yoga students. She also treats patients in New York City and teaches Yoga internationally.
Yoga has been an integrative part of her life and healing philosophy. In 1996, Rose began practicing Yoga asana and meditation which led her to complete two 200hr Yoga teacher trainings including the Dharma Mittra teacher training and other trainings with David Swenson and Tim Miller. Since 2003 she has spent over a thousand of hours practicing directly with master teacher Dharma Mittra of NYC. She studied Tantra and Bhakti Yoga in depth with Bhagavan Das and others of the Neem Karoli Baba lineage.
Originally from North Carolina, Vaughan graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wake Forest University with a BS in Biology. This began her dedication to study of anatomy, which is an ongoing and vital aspect of her teaching and treatment program today. After graduating, she was licensed to practice Massage Therapy, focusing on Myofascial Trigger Point techniques. Her career includes residency as a Senior Massage Therapist and Yoga instructor at the world famous Duke University Integrative Medicine Clinic for 3 years. As one of the professionals there, she worked with doctors to treat a wide range of patients including those suffering from arthritis, heart disease, cancer, obesity, eating disorders, sports related injuries, PTSD, anxiety, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and more.
After employing massage therapy for years, she was drawn to acupuncture because of its ability to release long standing trigger points that resisted other treatment. Vaughan went on to study at the Tri-State Acupuncture School, apprenticing under the founder of the college, Dr. Mark Seem. Dr. Seem is a master renowned for his ability to break through chronic, psycho-physical and emotional pain in his patients.
For the past 15 years, she has devoted herself to rectifying the physical and emotional ailments plaguing New Yorkers. Utilizing her athletic background, devotion to yoga, and scientific research on anatomy, diet and herbs, she has developed a revolutionary way to heal to body and spirit. Her faith in the body’s ability to transform through patience, touch, breath, asana, mantra, tantra, diet, and herbs has enabled her to treat and heal thousands of patients.