Eleanor G. Viereck
Eleanor G. (Teri) Viereck drove to Fairbanks, Alaska, from Massachusetts in 1954 and has never looked back. Since then, she has earned a PhD in ecology, married the forester and ecologist Leslie Viereck, raised three children, kept goats and horses, climbed mountains, played ice hockey, and raced with a cross-country ski team. Her book, Alaska’s Wilderness Medicine, is the classic text on edible and medicinal plants of Alaska. She has practiced and taught yoga for more than forty years and has studied with Sufi, Buddhist, indigenous, and pagan teachers. She currently teaches courses in embodiment and awareness, sings in several choirs, plays classical piano, and explores authentic movement.