Class: Level 1 Vinyasa Yoga
Bio: Abby is a Licensed Mental Health Clinician and Yoga Instructor. She first began practicing yoga as a teenager and has returned to it time and time again to anchor her through the good times and the bad. She is a graduate of the YogaWorks 200-hour Teacher Training program, led by Yoga Journal’s Natasha Rizopoulos at Back Bay Yoga, Boston. Throughout both her clinical work and yoga practice, she incorporates mindfulness as a way to soothe stress and physical tension. A firm believer that yoga is whatever we need it to be on any given day, Abby provides an open, light space to practice without judgement or competition.
Class: All-Levels Yoga, Yoga Basics, Gentle Senior Yoga, Lunchtime Stretch
Bio: Jennifer feels strongly that yoga should be accessible to all people. This feeling is manifested in her lessons as she encourages modification of postures to each individual’s ability. She guides her students to open their bodies as well as their minds and hearts, while encouraging healthy alignment and flowing breath. Her classes always feature lots of stretching & strength while keeping the energy light. Her joyful spirit, kind heart & love for teaching will inspire your practice. She teaches a blend of Hatha yoga inspired by Vinyasa flow, Ashtanga and Anusara. She trained at Peachtree Yoga Center in Sandy Springs, GA under Graham Fowler and Ursula Nix. Jennifer is also the owner of the Pause Yoga.
Class: All-Levels Yoga
Bio: Barbara is a Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT) and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) at the 200 hours level with the nationally recognized Yoga Alliance. She also holds certifications in Restorative Yoga and Pre-Natal Yoga. She has taught in various local studios in Bradford, Haverhill, Newburyport and Georgetown, MA. As a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) she feels her professional knowledge enhances her understanding of the anatomy of yoga and teaches a compassionate style of Hatha Yoga with an emphasis on proper body alignment to promote a safe and beneficial practice. Recently she completed her certification as a Nutrition Specialist, (NS) and enjoys teaching and writing about health issues and the positive impact of yoga. “My goal is to make every yoga class benefit each student on an individual basis no matter what level of skill or knowledge they possess.”
Classes: Yoga Basics to Gentle Yoga
Bio: Paula has studied yoga since the early 1990′s and became serious about it and decided to become a yoga instructor in 2004. After several injuries, she found that yoga was the one thing she could still practice that actually helped her gain strength and stability and kept her centered. She studied Ashtanga Yoga (vinyasa – flowing yoga) with Mary Hart at Iron Crow Yoga in Hamilton, MA. She has a strong infuence in Anusara Yoga, in which the primary focus is on proper body alignment. Paula is also certified in Story Time Yoga which is a unique children’s yoga class that incorporates simple stories with specific morals that the children reenact through yoga poses. It’s a great deal of fun for them and they’re learning all the benefits of yoga at the same time.
Bio: Christy believes in the power of Yoga to transform the mind, body and spirit. She can honestly and confidently say that Yoga changed her life. She began her lifelong yoga journey as a form of exercise and stress relief from a demanding career and was quickly hooked. As she continued regular practice the benefits went beyond the physical to learning the value of meditation, acceptance, quieting the mind and being present in the moment. She used these new practices to explore her values and strengths off the mat which ultimately lead to a path in health and wellness. She completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Mittra in Manhattan Beach, CA and trained with some of the most unique yoga teachers and therapists in Los Angeles. Christy brings a calming presence and sense of humor to her relaxed, fun, creative and well rounded classes. She is also an AADP Certified Holistic Health Coach. Through nutrition coaching and yoga instruction, her goal is to help guide others to tune into their bodies, stimulate the natural healing powers within and move towards balance, energy, health, happiness and overall wellness. “There is a form of yoga for everyone and it’s never too early or too late to start!”
Classes: Level 2 Vinyasa, Saturdays 7:30 - 8:45am
After months of urging from a friend, Samantha reluctantly took her first yoga class in January of 2010. All it took was that one class and she fell in love. Since then, her love of the athletic aspects of vinyasa yoga quickly grew into a much deeper appreciation of the depth and wealth that yoga has to offer. Samantha graduated with her RYT-200 certification from the Yoga of Energy Flow program with teachers Daniel Orlansky and Dana Lincoln in March, 2012. As a teacher, Samantha’s goal is to not only strengthen and tone the physical body through the asanas (postures), but also to guide her students into a deeper awareness and relationship with themselves and the world around them.
Classes: Level 2 Vinyasa, Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:15pm