Carol Dubin, a longtime Mashpee resident who had recently moved in with her son in Holliston, died at home September 6. She was 87.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, she was the daughter of Edna (Dominic) and Jackson Pfeiffer.
She attended James Madison High School in Brooklyn, New York, and then went on to work as a designer, decorator and event coordinator.
Since 1981, Ms. Dubin taught a special blend of yoga, meditation, Jin Shin Jyutsu acupressure and body alignment. A maverick in the health industry, her early campaigns for good nutrition, stress management and purified water are now mainstreamed. Ms. Dubin was featured on the cover of PrimeTime Magazine as “The YOGA Grandame of Cape Cod.”
The Enterprise archives showed that Ms. Dubin led workshops through the Cape Cod Center for Relaxation at different venues on the Cape, gave presentations on relaxation techniques at senior centers, businesses and for other organizations, and provided many free yoga and body movement programs for children at local libraries.
Her numerous students learned from her expertise in yoga, as well as her special blend of holistic and eastern meditation practices.
Ms. Dubin led a mindful, spiritual and artistic life. Being a practitioner of the path of Thich Nhat Hahn, she frequented the Cape Sangha at Unity of Cape Cod. As an accomplished artist within watercolor, pastel and oil, her subjects ranged from abstract to nature topics.
She leaves three children, David J. Dubin and his wife, Nancy Dubin, of Holliston, Mindy Dubin of Wrentham, and Jill Blum of Mahwah, New Jersey; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and other family.
She was predeceased by her former husband, Stanley Dubin; and by her brother, Robert Pfeiffer.
A celebration of her life will be Sunday, September 19, from noon to 3 PM at Quest House Ames Free Library, 51 Main Street in North Easton.
Burial services will be private.