Owner, Yoga Instructor/Usui Reiki 1 Practitioner
After over 25 years working in the legal field, Michele, an avid practitioner of yoga for ten plus years, decided a more peaceful career path would allow her the opportunity to grow physically, mindfully, and spiritually. Yoga provides her with an overwhelming sense of pride for having done something for herself, and has allowed her to lead a less stressful life.
Michele completed her 200-hour teacher training at Boston Yoga School under the instruction of Ame Wren, Caroline Pineau, Kevin Courtney, Josh Summers, and Jenn Duran, which enriched her understanding of hatha yoga, yogic philosophy and lifesytle, along with anatomy and physiology. Michele has attended many workshops and will always be a student of the practice.
Michele's teaching goal is to provide a balance between fluid movement, stability, and strength while connecting with the breath. She strives to create an atmosphere that is welcoming, safe, lighthearted and fun for yogis of all levels to decompress from the outside world.
Yoga Instructor/Usui Reiki Master Teacher
Melissa is a Usui Reiki Master Teacher, as well as an Advanced Integrated Energy Therapy (IETⓇ) practitioner, 200hr RYT, and a Registered Nurse. Melissa has had an interest in healing and well-being for as long as she can remember. From childhood she held an understanding that both modern and natural medicines work together to heal. She took first aid classes and also had a rock collection, loved to be outside, studied under the protective branches of the rhododendron bush. She wanted to learn about anything related to the human body, how it works and what to do when things go awry.
Reiki healing has become an important part of her journey. Melissa’s maternal great-grandparents were both Reiki practitioners, as is her mother. Having received Reiki healing many times and felt its powerful effects, she was overjoyed with the opportunity to begin her own journey from client to practitioner with Judy Copp of A Higher Balance in Salem, MA in January of 2011. She began to explore the energy with self-healing as well as hands-on healing sessions for friends and family until July of 2011 when she continued on to her second level of Reiki training, again with Judy Copp.
Melissa works as a nurse in the Oncology department of a local hospital which incorporates a monthly free Reiki clinic for the community where she was then able to expand her practice from friends and family to community clients, eventually taking on some private clients as well.
She spent about four years offering healings and developing an understanding of how the energy feels and works and ultimately she felt called to pursue further training with Laura Class of Gloucester, MA.
In 2015, Melissa received her Reiki Master / Teacher attunements and training privately with Laura. She has deepened her practice over the years offering private sessions, as well as group healings in the form of Reiki Circles, and she continues to be a part of the Reiki clinic within the hospital where she works. She has incorporated Reiki energy into her Yoga classes since completing her Yoga Teacher Training in May of 2019.
In 2019 she was also called by her guides to share this beautiful modality, and thus began offering Reiki Training programs for Level 1 and 2 practitioners. She feels strongly that this healing modality and its beautiful energy be shared, and its traditions honored.
A lifelong learner herself, Melissa has gone on to study with Julianne Santini and John Mercedes of Profound Life Wellness (based in CO) on spiritual journey (2017) as well as Integrated Energy Healing Intensive training (2019) in Teotihuacan, Mexico. She loves learning of the Toltec history and sharing tidbits of knowledge and the energy of this sacred place in her classes and private healings now.
Melissa encourages students to follow their hearts, trust themselves, and step into their power as they invite Reiki healing into their future.
Carlyene left her first class at a yoga studio feeling overwhelmed by the whole experience yet intrigued enough to want to learn more. Months later after a couple of books and a few videos, she took another class, this time at a local gym. It left her “feeling as if I experienced a massage from the inside out.” She kept going back.
Four years later in 2014, she completed the Yoga Alliance’s 200-hour certification training with CorePower Yoga. In 2016 she completed the 300-hour training with Down Under School of Yoga. While she has explored various styles of yoga over the years including Ashtanga, Restorative, Hip Hop and Sculpt (using weights), she finds herself drawn to flow.
Recalling her first class, Carlyene guides the most novice students safely through their practice. She strives to make her classes accessible to everybody. A married mother of two adult children and a two-time cancer “thriver,” Carlyene infuses her life experiences as a daughter, wife, mother and business leader with a quirky sense of humor to help students realize their full potential on and off the mat.
Yoga Instructor/Usui Reiki 2 Practitioner
Liz is a 200hr RYT, Usui Reiki 2 Practitioner, artist, and cat mom. She found yoga in high school through a favorite art teacher and has practiced sporadically for 10+ years. Committing fully to the practice about 4 years ago, she has fallen in love with the philosophy of yoga as well as the physical practice and its incredible ability to soothe both body and mind.
Liz strives to create flows that focus on
alignment and body awareness. She also enjoys sprinkling in a little laughter and fun along the way, as well.
Liz is a lover of oils and crystals and often incorporates them into her classes. She believes time spent with good friends, especially over good food, can heal any heart. She strives to live and share her life, joy and healing authentically, both on and off the mat and with everyone she meets.
I started my yoga journey 20 years ago as a teenager when I sought out yoga as a means of exercise. I mostly practiced vinyasa styles that worked the body hard and fast which fulfilled my needs at that time. Later in my 20s I turned to yoga as a means to help cope with challenging life experiences. I learned and practiced pranayama and meditation along with asana and developed a more holistic approach to yoga that ultimately helped keep my head above water when times were really tough. I began to understand the deep physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits of yoga which became deeply rooted in daily life and continues to be my anchor today.
Over the years I have taken many training with amazing teachers in many different modalities in the yoga realm including asana, pranayama, meditation, body work, energy work and anatomy and kinesiology. I have benefitted so much from practicing yoga and truly love sharing the beauty if offers with others. I aim to design classes that are accessible to all, and that draw from different types of practices to create a well-rounded class that leaves all yogis with a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around us.
200 hr- Sadhana Yoga School , Keene NH 2017
500 hr Down Under School of Yoga , Boston Ma 2020
Thai Body Work level 3, East West Massage , Somerville Ma 2019
Prenatal Yoga, My Om Birth 2018
Praanayam, Robert Moses 2020
Yoga Nidra, Shiva Shakti Yoga, Bethel Maine 2020
Anatomy trains- Current
Sarah was introduced to yoga at a young age when her mother brought her along to yoga and meditation classes in their hometown studio in Newburyport, MA. An active runner and athlete, she has kept a daily practice over the years, diving into many different types of yoga.
Sarah completed her 200 hour Vinyasa Flow Teacher certification with Frog Lotus Yoga International in Bali, Indonesia in 2015, training and teaching alongside some of the best instructors in the world. She also completed her Childlight teacher training, and is certified to teach ages 2-18. Sarah is also OM births certified to teach expecting mothers. In 2017, Sarah ventured to Bali again to complete her 300 hour YTT with Zuna Yoga to further advance her skills and knowledge.
Traveling and teaching all over the world has allowed Sarah to be constantly inspired by nature, spirituality, and the elements, linking movement, breath and life through the graceful practice. Classes combine kirtan, mantras, mudras, pranyama, and asana… deepening the full yoga experience. Her playful, energizing classes challenge the body while still relaxing the mind. Sarah encourages growth and interconnectedness of the physical and spiritual self within her students, and incorporates accessible levels and modifications for each individual.
Sarah seeks to help others thrive by nurturing the body and soul through yoga, and her hope is that her students will step off the mat and into everyday life with that same nourishment and balanced attitude. Whether it is your first class or your five-hundredth, Sarah will help you to build your yoga practice, and re-energize your life.
Kaylee is a 200hr & Yin Yoga Certified Yoga Teacher, dog mom, world traveler, and small business owner. Kaylee has taken her 15 year practice all around the world and has taught yoga in various studios across the states as a dedicated teacher, as well as a pop up guest.
Yoga has been such a powerful tool of healing and growth for Kaylee, she even incorporates various healing practices in her Accounting Firm focusing on Chakra balancing postures & breathing techniques.
When she is not teaching Yoga or running her Accounting Company, you can find her Boxing, hiking, biking, running, or on the lake on her paddleboard. Yoga is the perfect compliment to any sport (or for even sitting all day at a desk!)
Sarah discovered a regular yoga practice in 2007 and fell in love with its ability to calm her mind after a demanding day. She now works to create a safe and welcoming environment where students are comfortable exploring their physical and mental capabilities – and discovering they are capable of more than they think. Through thoughtful sequencing, Sarah’s classes focus on the combination of mindful movement and connection to breath. You’ll breathe, expand, smile, release – and leave feeling relaxed, energized and renewed.
Sarah completed her 200-hour teacher training at Back Bay Yoga under the direction of Ame Wren and Lynne Begier. She is grateful for the opportunity to continue learning from the many amazing teachers in Boston and the Northshore. Forever a student, Sarah has participated in numerous workshops and has completed her pre-natal training with Bec Conant; yin yoga training with Josh Summers; the Power of Touch mentorship and Restorative Yoga training with Nicole Clark; a mentorship with Julia Tirabassi; and Radiant Child Training Levels 1-3 with Checka Antifonario.