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Jeanette E. LaRondelle (formerly Gara-Betzold), MNR, RYT, PTA

Adjunct Faculty

Office Hours


About Jeanette

Hello! I am originally from Norristown, PA and ventured out west with an opportunity in graduate school to teach at the McCall Outdoor Science School. I have lived in Lewiston since 2006 and started working at LCSC soon after! In my time here, I started a family, started a small business (JGB Yoga) and enjoy raising my two boys (Cedar and Donald) around campus and the LC Valley, encouraging a love of learning, biking, yoga, walking, and community connections in Normal Hill and beautiful downtown Lewiston.

I am in my second decade teaching science and yoga as an adjunct faculty member at LCSC. I teach NS150, Intro to Natural Sciences, Geology 120, Intro to Earth Sciences, SD107-First Year Experience, and Kin 131-Hatha Yoga, Meditation Yoga, and Yoga Retreat Weekend. I am passionate about experiential learning and along with former NS150 students, I founded the LC Learning Garden in 2014. The garden continues to expand as a collaborative outdoor classroom, demonstrating sustainability related projects and producing food for student and community members experiencing food insecurity. The garden is located at 817 7th Street (near the LCSC President's house)- please visit and enjoy!

Educational Background:

North Idaho College, Lewiston/Coeur D'Alene, ID
AAS Physical Therapist Assistant, Spring 2021
Shanti Yoga School,  McCall, ID
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, March 2014, 90 Hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher, Spring 2016
University of Idaho, McCall and Moscow, ID
Masters in Natural Resources (M.N.R.), December 2006
McCall Outdoor Science School Graduate Residency in Environmental Education, Fall 2003
Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
Graduate coursework in Geography, Fall 2002-Fall 2003
Pennsylvania State UniversityThe Schreyer Honors College, University Park, PA
B.S. Psychology, emphasis in Biological Sciences, Honors in Geography, Minor in Information Systems and Statistical Analysis, Summer 2001

Fall Schedule

NS150 Intro to Natural Sciences Wednesdays Noon-2:30pm

SD107 New Student Orientation Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30-11:45am

Kin 131U- Meditation Yoga- Thursdays 1:30-3:10pm or Fridays 9-10:40am

KIN 131V- Yoga Retreat Weekend - November 3-5, 2023 ON CAMPUS! Friday 5-9pm, Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 9am-1pm

Spring Schedule

NS150 Intro to Natural Sciences Mondays 3:30-5:30pm

KIN 131V- Yoga Retreat Weekend - March 8-10, 2024 ST GERTRUDE'S MONASTERY! Friday 5pm-Sunday 1pm