Chakra Power Yoga
Nicole teaches genuine, soulful, empowering classes. Her intention as the owner of Chakra Power Yoga is to create a space for practitioners of all levels to come to together to identify, practice and live their personal version of the ancient and powerful tradition of yoga. Nicole completed her 200hr Teacher Training under the guidance of Jacqui Bonwell and David Vendetti, her 500hr with Rolf Gates, Jacqui Bonwell and David Vendetti, her Level I & II Children’s Yoga Teacher training through Radiant Child and her Reiki I & II with Pat Iyer. Nicole is also a Relax & Renew certified Restorative Yoga Teacher having studied under Judith Hanson Lasater and has completed multiple Therapeutic Yoga Trainings with Alex Amorosi. In addition to teaching yoga Nicole is also a novelist and mother of two boys.
“In order to practice bring an inner fire, constant study and devotion to spiritual connection are required." Yoga sutra 2.1
Courtney ignites you to strengthen your core and find your balance on and off the mat. She works to fire your devotion to practice. The asana practice she offers is to help you connect your pranayama and prathyara to explore your path. Courtney uses her training to help her practioners discover pieces of themselves previously unattainable. She works to strengthen your core and find your balance to help navigate life.
Over 15 years ago, Courtney started her yoga path at Moksha Yoga in Chicago. She was introduced to integrating the yoga sutras by Daren Friesen. This led her to connect body, breath, and movement with the mind. She incorporates the sutras into life.
She began her study of teaching yoga with Street Yoga in San Diego. This lead her to explore more about the body and movement and trauma with Bes Van Der Kolk at Kripalu yoga center. She studied 200 hour training at Chakra Power Yoga with Nicole Burrill and Tim Kelleher.
Balance... Breath... Core ...Come explore.
Kathy found yoga over 10 years ago after experiencing a hamstring injury. In the first class she fell in love with the practice. Yoga relieved her physical injury; but more remarkable was the tranquility she felt on her mat. Kathy regards yoga invaluable in handling life’s ups and downs, so she teaches to share the gifts of the practice. Kathy believes yoga allows practitioners to genuinely connect with their inner nature so they find greater ease and simplicity in living life.
Believing that yoga is a constantly evolving process with no end to the learning, Kathy considers herself a lifelong student of yoga and life’s teachings. She is deeply grateful to all her teachers. In Kathy’s class students can expect guided movement founded on breath, an incorporation of props for modifications, options for challenge, and a sense of humor. Having completed her 300 Hour training with Sacred Seeds Yoga School she is an RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance. She is also certified in Yin Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, The Science of Rolling (Yoga Tuneup) and Balanced Athlete – Level 1.
Nick has been studying and practicing yoga and meditation for over 35 years, and spent ten of those years as Buddhist monk. He’s a certified Baptiste yoga teacher, and worked directly for Baptiste Institute as a teacher and manager of the Baptiste studios in MA for many years. You can expect his classes to be meditative, rigorous, and holistic.
Meditative Power Flow
Starting with a brief seated meditation to anchor the mind to the breath, this powerful and holistic flow class seamlessly weaves together blissful breathwork, clarifying meditations, and classsical asana to leave you feeling physically and mentally grounded and renewed. All levels welcome.
Shannon Fraher stumbled upon yoga in 2003 at a small studio on Michigan that quickly felt like home. Exercise had never ben an important part in her life: everything was either to competitive or just felt wrong in her body. The day she first stepped on her mat was the day she knew she had found something special and long lasting. Over the years, the benefits to her physical and emotional body have been amazing. And it wasn’t long before she knew that she had to train so she could share these same benefits with others.
Shannon did her 200hr training in 2012 with Jacqui Bonwell and David Vendetti and her 500hr training in 2015 with Rolf Gates, Jacqui Bonwell and David Vendetti. She is also certified in Reiki and Balanced Athlete L1 trained. She has taken her training to the mat in the form of light hearted, relaxing and informative class.
When not on her mat, she enjoys reading, a good cooking competition show and spending time with her four legged family.
About 10 years ago, Beatrice found herself dealing with a “life crisis”. Unlike other times, this time she just wasn't able to shake it off. She was feeling down and depressed and was running out of options of things to do to bring herself back to herself. One day a good friend happened to call and in hopes of making her feel better, invited her to take a yoga class.
For years she had heard about the amazing benefits all of which she could use in her life. She had always been intimidated by yoga – she was never long and lean and probably the least flexible person ever. But she had to try something, so she went. It was a 90 minute heated vinyasa class. She went back again the next day, and the next, and the next. She went every day for about 3 weeks. Quite honestly she can’t explain what each class was doing but everyday felt stronger, happier and more at peace with where she was, even though it was an uncomfortable place.
As the years went on, Beatrice found that every time she found herself dealing with a similar situation she would pour myself into her practice and every time it gave her exactly what she needed. She decided to find a way to make it a bigger part of her life. She completed her 200 hour training in January 2014 at Prana Power Yoga. Her favorite part of teaching yoga is showing people that while it can be challenging and strengthening to your body, it can also be soothing, loving, and nurturing. There is so much more to yoga then doing a split or standing on your head. All these years later she is amazed at what she discovers about herself mentally, physically and emotionally every time she steps onto her mat.
Having been introduced to yoga during her undergraduate college career as a way to find focus and acceptance Alex has continued to practice and explore various styles of yoga. Although she loves the benefits of a good Yin or Foundations class she finds her yoga practice during a challenging power vinyasa classes that with breath and movement brings her to her true practice on the mat.
Teaching students to find empowerment on their mat, whether it be through holding a chair pose a little longer or finding a little more openness in the heart space, is one of the main focuses Alex brings to her classes. Alex teaches yoga with not only the purpose to empower students, new and old, with fun challenging sequences but also with the intention of helping students recognize that yoga is more than just a moving meditation but also a skill set that can be taken off of the mat.
Alex will have completed her 200 hour teacher training this upcoming April 2018 with Nicole Burrill & Tim Kelleher through the Chakra Power Yoga studio.
When life gets going, go to yoga.
Aliza's yoga journey began in high school when she opted to participate in the yoga class offered for physical education. Not thinking much of it then, yoga found Aliza again in college after a series of ballet related injuries that needed some serious healing. She fully appreciated the magical powers of yoga asana, and found a new appreciation for what her body was capable of. After some time off of yoga due to traveling around Asia, Aliza found herself back on the mat during graduate school as a way to cope with the stress and demand of studying while also working full time. It was during this period where she began to understand that yoga is so much more than a physical practice, but truly an internal practice, too.
Aliza moved to Melbourne, Australia in 2015 to pursue her dream of becoming a vegan chef and completing her yoga teacher training. She did so, and completed her 200-hour training at Byron Yoga Center in the beautiful Byron Bay, Australia. After falling in love with the country and an Aussie bloke, she decided to move home for a bit and continue her dream of teaching and cooking here in the Greater Boston Area. Since then, yoga has remained a special part of her life, and makes its way into her routine daily, even if it's off the mat. When she's not practicing or teaching yoga, Aliza is a plant-based personal chef, and loves to travel, scope out new vegan restaurants, spend time with loved ones, and get lost in a good fiction novel.
It took Beverly sixteen years of dreaming, and four years of planning, to become a yoga instructor. Vibrant aliveness and a deep sense of peace are what she experiences each time she steps on her mat. Her classes are open-hearted, friendly, and accessible to all. Beverly’s teaching style mirrors her personality as she embraces the world with open arms and loves creating community through yoga. Her inclusive style of instruction invites students to explore movement and breath with safe physical alignment and energetic awareness, allowing participants to discover their own peace, power, and presence. It is her belief that the practice of yoga teaches us skills to become compassionate citizens of the world, while providing tools to help us navigate our own daily lives with grit and grace.
Laura’s desire to help herself and others maintain optimal health and well-being began early in life. An education in counseling psychology (B.A.'93, M.A.'95) and early childhood education (post-bacc.certificate '99) laid the foundation for her later pursuit of the study and practices of traditional yoga.
Called to the mat over and over, she finds the depth and breadth of this beautiful practice to be simultaneously strengthening, grounding, balancing, calming, and uplifting. Initially, yoga postures and breath practices provided mental and physical strength in a time when she needed it most. Allowing her to rise up from a depleted state, yoga helped her find her voice and her self-esteem. As her studies continued, the practice of yoga expanded from postures and breath-work to include the incredibly rich philosophy of yoga; AcuYoga practice with Robin Killeen; a largely vegetarian diet; and a lifelong devotional yoga practice. Bhakti yoga remains a deeply enriching personal practice which she loves to share with those interested.
Initially teaching yoga for Vrindavana Preservation Society's Vaisnava Academy in 2007, Laura moved on to complete her formal 200-hr CYT training in 2010 through Open Doors Yoga. Meridian Hatha Yoga training (2013) with Daniel Orlansky, Hindi and basic Sanskrit lessons with Smitaji and Vyasji, and the completion of the certificate program in Plant-Based Nutrition through the T.Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies continue to inform and enrich her life, yoga studies, and teaching.
Off the mat, Laura can be found blissfully "grounded" at sea; mesmerized tending HeartBete HoneyBee Sanctuary & Gardens; or engrossed in the creation of aromatic blends for her budding essential oils business and ongoing coursework through the Institute of Integrative Aromatherapy. Ultimately, Laura's topmost joy and priority remains raising her two teenage sons.
A Group-On for a free yoga class is what introduced Cameryn to yoga in 2014, but four years later the calming and strengthening aspects of yoga keep her hooked. Cameryn was diagnosed with anxiety disorder after weeks of inexplicable heart palpitations, but after 6 months of a consistent yoga practice her anxiety vanished. For her, the yoga practice taught her how to take a deep breath when life gets challenging.
Cameryn teaches athletic vinyasa yoga classes that lead up to a peak posture. At the beginning of class, Cameryn often shares a relatable personal challenge and how your yoga practice can be carried off of your mat into the real practice of your life. Cameryn completed her 200hr Teacher Training at Prana Power Yoga in Winchester in 2015, Reiki I with Jene Rossi in 2015, and earned her Bachelors in Exercise Science from Salem State University in 2018. In addition to teaching yoga, Cameryn has a passion for International travel and volunteering with Habitat for Humanity International.
“More than a few times in my life I’ve had to be put back together again. During all those major milestones, yoga has always been an integral element in my healing and feeling whole. I practice yoga to live. I teach yoga because I think it offers something for everyone.”
Kris has practiced yoga for the past 15 years at various studios throughout Boston and the South Shore. She truly believes yoga is for everyone and loves to be around when someone who may take a yoga class once a week as a stress reliever or a workout realizes they do indeed have “a yoga practice”. This happens when one’s actions on the mat vibrates into what they do off the mat, infusing itself into their everyday lives. You simply can’t prevent the two worlds from meeting and when they do – it’s amazing to witness. When this moment happened for Kris, she felt compelled to share it with others and teach yoga for everyday life. Kris offers a thoughtful, deliberate, powerful class with something for all levels. Kris is humbled to share her passion for yoga with others.
Kris completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training certification course under Nicole Burrill and Tim Kelleher.
As a busy mother of four sons, Susan needed an outlet. Twelve years ago she found her mat and hasn’t looked back since. Finding yoga has allowed her to open her heart, strengthen her body and find quiet in the chaos. Her focus while teaching is always on the student. Alignment, breath and self-awareness are keys to her teaching style. She completed her 200 hour level teacher training in 2012 and completed her 500 hour training with Jacqui Bonwell and David Vendetti.Susan believes that yoga is for every body and she continues to study with teachers who inspire creative and thoughtful sequencing. She has spent time studying and traveling with Baron Baptiste, Kathryn Budig, and was recently certified by Sadie Nardini, founder of Core Strength Vinyasa, as a Core Strength Vinyasa instructor. Believing that knowledge of anatomy and safe alignment are keys to a successful class; Susan continues to study with Leslie Kaminoff of the Breathing Project in New York City. For the past five years, Susan has been sharing her love of vinyasa and hatha yoga class throughout the south shore. Her classes are nurturing and challenging for the mind, body and spirit. Her hope for her students is that they leave their mat feeling energized, rejuvenated and refreshed. In addition to her yoga training, Susan is also a certified Reiki Level 2 practitioner and a certified Level One Balanced Athlete Coach.
Nikki found yoga while looking to invigorate her exercise routine with a new physical challenge. She unexpectedly experienced a stillness and a sense of calm that drew her attention to yoga's impact on the mind. Although she couldn't define it she knew this is what she had been looking for. As this new facet of her life emerged she took inspiration from her instructors and decided to take the 200 YTT at Stil studio.
She is trained in a Fluid Vinyasa style yoga as well as Spa/ restorative yoga. Nikki also works with a non profit organization called bodhi & mind , which is dedicated to working with breast cancer survivors.
You can expect her classes to to provide a fun physical challenge that will keep you on your toes while calming the mind and unveiling inner strength. You can expect to smile (maybe even laugh) while she weaves in bits of philosophy from her life experiences.
Emily first found her way into a yoga studio in her early twenties. Having spent most of her life avoiding sports and physical activities, discovering yoga was an amazing opportunity to realize her physical strength and find connection to herself. Over the last ten years, she has continued to explore the depth of what yoga has to offer.
As her connection to yoga continues to grow, so does her ability to be open to this practice. Emily teaches to offer that same space for exploration, expansion and stability to students. As a mother of three young kids, she realizes that life is busy, fast and intense. Yoga is a place to find quiet strength and a grace to carry back out into the world.
She completed her 200-hour vinyasa teacher training with Tim Kelleher and Nicole Burrill at Chakra Power Yoga in 2016.
Sarah began practicing yoga as a compliment to her high intensity and weight training workouts. The benefits she feels, both mentally and physically, has kept her coming back to her mat.
The focus of her practice is finding balance between strength and surrender, and approaches each time on her mat as a new practice with a new body.
Sarah enjoys challenging her classes to find their own strength, in body and mind, through their practice. Paired with upbeat playlists and a wicked Boston accent, she hopes you leave class with some sweat on your brow and a smile on your lips.
Sarah completed her 200 Hour Teacher Training at Chakra Power Yoga under the guidance of Nicole Burrill and Time Kelleher.
Marca came to yoga 10 years ago during a time she was training for marathons, teaching step classes, and raising her 3 sons. Feeling a need for something with less impact but no less challenging, she was initially lured by the physical aspects of the practice, but kept returning to her mat as she experienced the many other benefits yoga brought into her life. Wanting to share this gift with others, she completed a 200-hour teacher training at Down Under Yoga in Newton/Brookline with Natasha Rizopolous and Kate Heffernan, and a 300-hour training at The Boston Yoga School with Ame Wren. Her background includes degrees in nursing and exercise physiology, both of which have helped to inform her practice and teaching. Her classes are alignment based, intelligently and creatively sequenced, and rooted in breath and flow. She encourages her students to honor their own unique bodies, tune in to their inner voice, and practice in a safe and gentle way on and off their mat.
Lia was first exposed to the practice of yoga with her mother when she was a child. Since that time she left the practice but the practice did not leave her. In college Lia rediscovered the practice that had been rooted in her being early on. Lia lives and breathes the practices of yoga and meditation and makes time for her practices every day. Lia is RYT-200 and is currently pursuing her 500HR certification. Additionally, Lia is currently pursuing a MA in Philosophy at Brandeis University. Lia’s main yoga practice is Ashtanga, but she also loves to incorporate yin into her own practice and her classes. Lia has studied or taken class with: Kino MacGregor, Leslie Kaminoff, Greg Nardi, David Keil, Scott Blossom, Cora Wen, Stephanie Keach, Michael Johnson, Shala Worsley, and many others.
Laura found yoga 18 years ago as way to manage the stress and anxiety she felt from working as a construction engineer. As she grew, her practice has always been by her side during the happiest and toughest times in her life. Having a steady practice during her pregnancies and especially while her kids were very young gave her a place to breathe, let go and reconnect. Laura’s practice has been her rock and saved her during the most difficult times in her life. She relied on her practice to pull her through and find a spiritual connection which ultimately deepened her practice. She was certified in 2015 to teach yoga and mindfulness practices to children. She wanted to teach kids life skills to help manage pressures placed on them starting at such a young age. This past year, she had the privilege of studying at the Kripalu School of Yoga in Stockbridge, MA where she immersed herself into the yogic lifestyle and learned how to teach Kripalu Yoga. Kripalu Yoga is a depth practice of love and compassion that reconnects students with their essence and truth. This lineage of yoga has been truly healing and transformative for Laura. Besides from her love of yoga and meditation she enjoys playing at the beach, Ayurvedic cooking, hiking, mountain and road biking, reading and spending time with her husband and three kids.
Amie spent her childhood dancing and practicing gymnastics and was first drawn to vinyasa yoga for the physical challenge and non-competitive environment. She has since been repeatedly amazed by the bountiful benefits of yoga especially for her mind and spirit! In 2012, she received her 200 hour YTT through Frog Lotus Yoga.
Amie spent the fall of 2012 teaching Vinyasa Flow classes at various venues in NYC including Hour Children, a rehabilitation center for formerly incarcerated women. After relocating to Boston in 2013, Amie has taught throughout New England formerly at BSC, Brooklyn Boulders, AIDS Action, Karma Yoga Studios and Quiet Mind Studio. She currently teaches at the Corner Studio, Starr Yoga, and Chakra Power Yoga. Amie’s classes emphasize a creative, safe flow designed to help melt away stress and allow students to leave class feeling refreshed and restored. Amie provides hands on assists using her background in Thai Yoga Massage.
Margots first yoga training was in 2011 with Open Doors Teacher Training program to further her understanding of yoga, and how the physical, mental and spiritual practice of yoga brings personal growth. After the initial training Margot furthered her training with Jacqui Bonwell. Completing 500 hours and a mentor program. Since beginning teaching she has been certified in Yin, Yoga Nidra, Balanced Athlete Level 1 and most recently Balancepoint Pilates. Helping others find the peace and calm that yoga creates, while developing safe, strong practices guides her in her teaching. Margot combines her knowledge of the physical body - from years of marathon running, relay racing, cycling and weight training- with the study of personal development to bring a complete practice to her students.
Sara began practicing yoga poses as a child and began attending classes as a teenager. She found that yoga was much more than exercise and began using the things she learned in class to help navigate through the emotional and spiritual obstacles of adolescence. She enjoyed the physical strength she gained through asana practice but also the strength she gained in spirit. After studying Fine Art in college, she traveled to India to complete a 200 hr YTT. She hopes that no matter what you come to class looking for, you leave stronger in body as well as mind and are able to apply these strengths into daily life.
Kelsey Jean Hristova (RYT 200) has been blessed to be teaching yoga in MA for 5 years- ranging from vinyasa, slow flow, moving meditation, move&groove, & restorative. Her classes are focused in energetics- using prana (breath), Shakti (life force), intention, and movement to move energy up the spine to heart space and beyond. As yoga is truly for everybody, and every body is magically unique, there really are infinite ways to move- Kelsey ensures all students find movement and breath awareness that works for each individual. She guides your breath to support YOU-inhaling new, cleansing, revitalizing energy and exhaling/releasing anything that doesn’t serve you! Expect to leave Kelsey’s class on a completely different vibration than when you entered!