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OUR TEACHERS

Michele Tremblay

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.

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Melissa Dube

Yoga Instructor/Usui Reiki Master Teacher

   Melissa is an Usui Reiki Master Teacher, Integrated Energy Therapy ® (IET® ) Master/Instructor, Crystal Reiki/Master, 200hr RYT, Meditation teacher, Medium and a Registered Nurse. Melissa has had an interest in healing and wellbeing for as long as she can remember. From childhood she held an understanding that both modern and natural medicines work together to heal. Melissa’s maternal great-grandparents were both Reiki practitioners, as is her mother. Energy healing has become an important part of her own healing journey. 

   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.

   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. 

   Melissa also began to participate in Mediumship development classes around this time and has studied mediumship with several lovely teachers over the years, including: Katie Vandi, Lauren Rainbow, John Holland and Tony Stockwell.

   She has deepened her practice over the years offering private sessions, as well as group healings in the form of Reiki Circles. 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 1-3 practitioners as well as Reiki Teacher Trainings. She feels strongly that this healing modality and its beautiful energy be shared, and its traditions honored. 

   Melissa has gone on to study with Julianne Santini and John Mercedes of Profound Life Wellness on spiritual journey (2017) as well as Integrated Energy Healing Intensive training (2019) in Teotihuacan, Mexico. She then again expanded her offerings to include IET sessions. During the pandemic, Melissa turned online to attain her Crystal Reiki Master/Teacher certificate with Lisa Powers. Crystals have been ever present in Melissa’s practice both personally and professionally. She often offers crystals for her students following workshops!

   In 2022, the Angels encouraged Melissa to further her practice with IET. In October 2022, she earned her Integrated Energy Therapy Master/Instructor certificate. 

   Melissa encourages students to follow their hearts, trust themselves, and step into their power as they invite Energy healing into their lives.

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Carlyene Prince-Erickson

Yoga Instructor

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. 

 

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         Amanda Spellman        
Yoga Instructor


     Amanda began her yoga practice many years ago after she recognized her body needed some love after various athletic injuries. As time went by, she discovered that yoga not only healed her body, but also helped quiet her monkey mind. She realized the peace and calm she found on the mat permeated all other aspects of her life.          
 
Fascinated by this experience, Amanda wanted to share the wonders of yoga with others. She completed her 200-hour teacher training at The Yoga Tree in Haverhill, MA under the instruction of Ally Vallieres and Casey Deschene.   
Through movement and breath, Amanda strives to give her students the support to step off the hamster wheel, allowing the mind to still, to find a deep sense of calm and peace, and a connection to the very best version of themselves.

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Lauren Wood-Shepard
Yoga Instructor, Reiki II practitioner

Lauren discovered yoga at 13 years old, first learning poses through library books before convincing her mother to take her to a studio class. Yoga has been part of her life since then, and in many different forms;  she continues to be grateful for how yoga has supported different phases of her life.  One of Lauren's favorite things about yoga is how it brings together people from so many different walks of life, all seeking the time to look inward and explore their own unique practice.  
Lauren completed her 200 hour teacher training in 2021 and has continued her education with workshops and certifications in Yoga Nidra, adaptive yoga, and trauma informed teaching, as well as a deepening self-practice. Lauren has also experienced  the power of Reiki healing and in 2023 studied with Melissa Lee to receive her Level II Reiki attunements and training. Yoga and Reiki have been an essential combination in Lauren's life and wellbeing and practices she loves to share with others.  
In her asana practice, Lauren gravitates toward slow flows, yin, and restorative, but does love an occasional fast paced vinyasa!  In Lauren's classes you'll find calm energy, plenty of space to explore poses, and a welcoming atmosphere for everyone.  She believes that yoga is for all and is a key practice to help you feel at home in your own body. 
Outside of yoga, Lauren is most often found exploring nature with her family, working a corporate 9-5 (and incorporating plenty of chair yoga during the day!), reading as many books as she possibly can, and taking on home improvement projects. 

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Kelly Upson

Yoga Instructor

 

Kelly's yoga practice began when searching for relief from back pain. She soon found that relief through a steady yoga practice and also enjoyed the ease of body and peace of mind that it offered. Guided by her mentors and teachers steeped in the Kripalu tradition, Kelly received her 200hr RYT and currently continues her studies with Kripalu 300hr YTT. Always curious and wanting to learn more, receiving certifications in Therapeutic Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Usui Reiki Level I, II, Master level and Crystal Reiki/Master, she weaves these practices in her classes and daily life. Offering a very gentle and adaptable approach through the use of props and listening to the body's wisdom, Kelly's classes are for individuals of all ages, body types and fitness levels.

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