Nicole Burrill - Owner

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.

Sara White - Teacher/manager hanover & Braintree

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.

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.

courtney bell -

Waltham & hanover

“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 Cohen - braintree

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 Dickinson

(Meditation Director)

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.

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.

Shannon Fraher - braintree

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.

Beatrice Sullivan

waltham & newton

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.

ALEXANDRA MALDONADO

waltham & newton

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.

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 Strock - waltham

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.   https://www.shaktifresheats.com/

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.

https://www.shaktifresheats.com/

Beverly BieleWicz - hanover

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.

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 Bete - hanover

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.

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.

Kaitlyn Cashman - waltham

Kaitlyn attended her first yoga class as a teenager tagging along with her older sister. Right  away she appreciated both the physical challenge of yoga and the contentment it brought to  her busy mind.  Kaitlyn always knew she wanted to be a Physical Therapist. She received her degree in  Kinesiology in 2010 and then went on to receive her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2013.  She continued to use her yoga practice as a tool to find joy in the challenges of life.  While working as a physical therapist Kaitlyn realized that yoga was something that she wanted  to share. She realized the value of yoga for her patients looking to improve their physical and  emotional status, as well as healthy individuals looking to sustain wellness.  She teaches synchronized vinyasa which focuses on linking breath and movement. This practice  starts with a rigorous, invigorating portion and transitions to sustained, deeply relaxing poses to  end class.  She completed her 200-hour vinyasa teacher training through Live Love Teach® with Philip Urso  and Renee Deslauriers in 2016.

Kaitlyn attended her first yoga class as a teenager tagging along with her older sister. Right

away she appreciated both the physical challenge of yoga and the contentment it brought to

her busy mind.

Kaitlyn always knew she wanted to be a Physical Therapist. She received her degree in

Kinesiology in 2010 and then went on to receive her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2013.

She continued to use her yoga practice as a tool to find joy in the challenges of life.

While working as a physical therapist Kaitlyn realized that yoga was something that she wanted

to share. She realized the value of yoga for her patients looking to improve their physical and

emotional status, as well as healthy individuals looking to sustain wellness.

She teaches synchronized vinyasa which focuses on linking breath and movement. This practice

starts with a rigorous, invigorating portion and transitions to sustained, deeply relaxing poses to

end class.

She completed her 200-hour vinyasa teacher training through Live Love Teach® with Philip Urso

and Renee Deslauriers in 2016.

Alexandra morris

waltham & newton

I am a 500hr yoga and meditation instructor with a strong background in Hatha Yoga, meditation and Yoga Nidra. In addition to yoga and meditation I am also a practicing Reiki Master teacher. I blend energy healing into my yoga and meditation sessions, creating a balanced mind body and soul experience.

I am a 500hr yoga and meditation instructor with a strong background in Hatha Yoga, meditation and Yoga Nidra. In addition to yoga and meditation I am also a practicing Reiki Master teacher. I blend energy healing into my yoga and meditation sessions, creating a balanced mind body and soul experience.

Deb Bendetson - waltham

My practice began randomly about 15 years ago when a friend brought me to a class. When I saw the strength, grace and commitment of my fellow students I knew I had found my passion! My yoga journey led me in many directions, but I have a preference for power yoga. Along the way my inspiration has come from many incredible teachers and I am especially grateful to Yogapower for my teacher training. Yoga challenges us to stay present both physically and mentally and I believe creative sequencing and a bit of playfulness is what helps keep us motivated and on our mats. My classes are challenging and I often include arm balances and/or inversions, but the goal is never to "master" a pose. Empowerment comes through effort, and I like to tell my students that that the only guarantee of not getting into a posture is never taking that first step! I hope I inspire my students through personal encouragement, hands on assists, and by my example that you are never too old to hang out upside down

My practice began randomly about 15 years ago when a friend brought me to a class. When I saw the strength, grace and commitment of my fellow students I knew I had found my passion!
My yoga journey led me in many directions, but I have a preference for power yoga. Along the way my inspiration has come from many incredible teachers and I am especially grateful to Yogapower for my teacher training.
Yoga challenges us to stay present both physically and mentally and I believe creative sequencing and a bit of playfulness is what helps keep us motivated and on our mats. My classes are challenging and I often include arm balances and/or inversions, but the goal is never to "master" a pose. Empowerment comes through effort, and I like to tell my students that that the only guarantee of not getting into a posture is never taking that first step!
I hope I inspire my students through personal encouragement, hands on assists, and by my example that you are never too old to hang out upside down

margot Brodie - hanover

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.

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.

Viktoria Sugar - hanover

Viktoria is a Yoga Teacher, Reiki and crystal healer, and an artist. She grew up in between the hustle and bustle of Manhattan and the laid back serenity of the Dominican Republic. Her love for the outdoors and adventure led her to seek out traveling different parts of the world. Eventually her journey brought her to Boston. The style of Yoga she teaches is Hatha. (Kripalu Yoga). Hatha Yoga gives equal acknowledgement and awareness to mind, body, and spirit.  Dance being her background she has created Yogart; the combination of movement, influenced and grounded by Yoga poses and dance flow, it is a form of self expression and art in motion. If one thinks of a Yoga pose as a dance pose integrating deep breathing and easy transitions one will find oneself aware of this in between moment where the magic really occurs. This magic is what has the power to free us from our internal bondage creating the person we truly want to become.

Viktoria is a Yoga Teacher, Reiki and crystal healer, and an artist. She grew up in between the hustle and bustle of Manhattan and the laid back serenity of the Dominican Republic. Her love for the outdoors and adventure led her to seek out traveling different parts of the world. Eventually her journey brought her to Boston. The style of Yoga she teaches is Hatha. (Kripalu Yoga). Hatha Yoga gives equal acknowledgement and awareness to mind, body, and spirit.

Dance being her background she has created Yogart; the combination of movement, influenced and grounded by Yoga poses and dance flow, it is a form of self expression and art in motion. If one thinks of a Yoga pose as a dance pose integrating deep breathing and easy transitions one will find oneself aware of this in between moment where the magic really occurs. This magic is what has the power to free us from our internal bondage creating the person we truly want to become.

Caitlin Maloney

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Kory Cabrera - newton

Kory went into her first yoga class (which happened to be Rockin’ Flow with Nicole!) not knowing what to expect, but found a practice and community that were exactly what she needed. She immediately fell in love with this transformative practice, which brought her a sense of calm, purpose, and strength both on and off the mat. After a few years of practicing with many inspiring teachers, Kory decided to complete her own 200-hour training program. Kory’s classes take a playful and creative approach to traditional yoga postures. Her sequences, set to upbeat playlists, build to a peak pose and focus on movement and strength. Off the mat, Kory keeps busy with with her two cats and dog and graduate studies in clinical psychology.

Kory went into her first yoga class (which happened to be Rockin’ Flow with Nicole!) not knowing what to expect, but found a practice and community that were exactly what she needed. She immediately fell in love with this transformative practice, which brought her a sense of calm, purpose, and strength both on and off the mat. After a few years of practicing with many inspiring teachers, Kory decided to complete her own 200-hour training program. Kory’s classes take a playful and creative approach to traditional yoga postures. Her sequences, set to upbeat playlists, build to a peak pose and focus on movement and strength. Off the mat, Kory keeps busy with with her two cats and dog and graduate studies in clinical psychology.


Rachel desimonE - newton

Rachel is a Vinyasa teacher with her 200-hr. certification through YogaWorks. She played competitive ice hockey for 12 years and then transitioned into practicing Yoga, reconnecting to the practice again after so many years. From her past experience playing hockey and training rigorously she is very in-tune with her mental and physical body and how they work together. She focuses on strength, alignment, and breathing in all of her classes. Her sequences lead to a peak pose or focus on particular parts of the body and have lots of flow. It's important for her to explain to her students why they are doing something and how it helps to get to where they are going so that they can build an understanding of the practice. She has a bright and positive presence and she loves to have fun in class, reminding people to shake things off and smile!

Rachel is a Vinyasa teacher with her 200-hr. certification through YogaWorks. She played competitive ice hockey for 12 years and then transitioned into practicing Yoga, reconnecting to the practice again after so many years. From her past experience playing hockey and training rigorously she is very in-tune with her mental and physical body and how they work together. She focuses on strength, alignment, and breathing in all of her classes. Her sequences lead to a peak pose or focus on particular parts of the body and have lots of flow. It's important for her to explain to her students why they are doing something and how it helps to get to where they are going so that they can build an understanding of the practice. She has a bright and positive presence and she loves to have fun in class, reminding people to shake things off and smile!


Carol Flanagan - newton

Carol teaches vinyasa flow, mindful movement, and power flow. Her intention as a teacher is to create a comfortable, light, and safe space for students of all levels to reap the benefits from the self-care practices of yoga and meditation. Her mantra is progress, not perfection. Carol completed her 200-hour certification at Universal Power Yoga under Jen Palmer, Sue Bonanno, Gale Giacobbe, and Cheryl Baumhauer. Her Meditation certification at Soulspace Meditation from Chopra Certified Instructor, Sue Bonanno. She has also completed her SPA Yoga® with Betty Riaz. She is currently studying for her 500-hour certification at Universal Power Yoga. In addition to teaching yoga and meditation, Carol is an avid skier, lover of the outdoors, and the mother of one teenage son.

Carol teaches vinyasa flow, mindful movement, and power flow. Her intention as a teacher is to create a comfortable, light, and safe space for students of all levels to reap the benefits from the self-care practices of yoga and meditation. Her mantra is progress, not perfection. Carol completed her 200-hour certification at Universal Power Yoga under Jen Palmer, Sue Bonanno, Gale Giacobbe, and Cheryl Baumhauer. Her Meditation certification at Soulspace Meditation from Chopra Certified Instructor, Sue Bonanno. She has also completed her SPA Yoga® with Betty Riaz. She is currently studying for her 500-hour certification at Universal Power Yoga. In addition to teaching yoga and meditation, Carol is an avid skier, lover of the outdoors, and the mother of one teenage son.


Julie diedrichsen - HANOVER

Julie (Amaral) Diedrichsen RN, RYT-200 completed her yoga training with Jacqui Bonwell and is a Balanced Athlete Level 1 coach and Level 2 Reiki practitioner.  She has been a school nurse in West Bridgewater since 2000 and is deeply committed to the well-being of our community.  Her mission as a yoga teacher is to encourage a sense of connectedness to each other while supporting and organizing you from the ground up.

Julie (Amaral) Diedrichsen RN, RYT-200 completed her yoga training with Jacqui Bonwell and is a Balanced Athlete Level 1 coach and Level 2 Reiki practitioner.  She has been a school nurse in West Bridgewater since 2000 and is deeply committed to the well-being of our community.  Her mission as a yoga teacher is to encourage a sense of connectedness to each other while supporting and organizing you from the ground up.



Kris Cox - Braintree

“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.

susan doherty - Braintree

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.


The practice of yoga has taught Susan how to approach life with open eyes and a fearless attitude–a discovery she hopes to pass onto her students. She guides them step by step through creative sequences providing all of the components needed for individual success. By teaching not only alignment but also how to pay attention to what is going on in the body and mind in each moment, Susan teaches her students how to bring greater awareness to everything they do.

RYT E-RYT 500 Hr
Vinyasa, Yin and Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Prenatal , SPA Yoga and Reiki

Nikki Gendron - braintree

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.

MARCA KATZ - waltham & newton

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 Curtis-Fine

waltham & newton

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.

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.

Amie Lytle - braintree

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.

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.

Kelsey hristova - hanover

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!

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!

Theresa Little

braintree & hanover

Theresa was first Introduced to yoga as a young teen. As years passed she would find herself continually making her way back into yoga classes to try to replicate the sense of calm she felt in her very first class. She fell in love with yoga when she learned that it wasn’t the classes that made her feel this calm but herself! She has come to know that when we begin to hold space for peace, love and happiness within ourselves we are able to send that energy out into the world. The practice of yoga allows Theresa to be compassionate and loving to herself as well as to others and with that she feels that her life has been forever changed. Theresa decided to commit to becoming a yoga teacher with the intention of bringing this spark of hope and love to anyone out there who may be searching for it. Theresa’s classes provide students with space. Space to breathe, love, explore and grow within themselves and within their lives.

Theresa was first Introduced to yoga as a young teen. As years passed she would find herself continually making her way back into yoga classes to try to replicate the sense of calm she felt in her very first class. She fell in love with yoga when she learned that it wasn’t the classes that made her feel this calm but herself! She has come to know that when we begin to hold space for peace, love and happiness within ourselves we are able to send that energy out into the world. The practice of yoga allows Theresa to be compassionate and loving to herself as well as to others and with that she feels that her life has been forever changed. Theresa decided to commit to becoming a yoga teacher with the intention of bringing this spark of hope and love to anyone out there who may be searching for it. Theresa’s classes provide students with space. Space to breathe, love, explore and grow within themselves and within their lives.


Maggie Stracuzzi - waltham

Maggie started her practice of yoga eight years ago, just to try it, and fell in love. Since then she has dedicated herself to her practice, her teachers, and her community. Practicing all around the world- from the mountains of South Africa to the beaches of the Pacific Coast- Maggie hopes to bring a piece everywhere she has traveled to her classes- incorporating a sense of unity and connection. She resolves to cultivate radiant energy, compassion, balance, and integrity within each vinyasa flow. Her free-spirit personality and pure joy for the practice will leave you feeling refreshed and at peace by the end of each class.  Maggie is finishing her 200HR YTT at Chakra Power Yoga, and plans to become Restorative/SPA Certified, and complete her 500HR YTT by the end of next year.

Maggie started her practice of yoga eight years ago, just to try it, and fell in love. Since then she has dedicated herself to her practice, her teachers, and her community. Practicing all around the world- from the mountains of South Africa to the beaches of the Pacific Coast- Maggie hopes to bring a piece everywhere she has traveled to her classes- incorporating a sense of unity and connection. She resolves to cultivate radiant energy, compassion, balance, and integrity within each vinyasa flow. Her free-spirit personality and pure joy for the practice will leave you feeling refreshed and at peace by the end of each class.

Maggie is finishing her 200HR YTT at Chakra Power Yoga, and plans to become Restorative/SPA Certified, and complete her 500HR YTT by the end of next year.

Sherri Hamm -hanover

Sherri is dedicated to helping yogis of all skill levels and ages feel renewed and balanced. Creating a relaxing, supportive, safe and inclusive atmosphere for all students is what she wants to give to the community. Her yoga journey began over 15 years ago taking Vinyasa classes to improve flexibility and relieve stress from working in the financial services world. After 20 years of working in that environment, Sherri decided to pursue yoga teacher certification and turn her passion into a full-time career. Out of all her accomplishments, she is most proud of her family and her role as a mother to her son. Sherri’s son is her world and her best teacher. While Sherri’s daily yoga practice continues to bring balance into her life, sharing yoga with the community fills her soul with joy. Sherri completed her 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher training under the guidance of Nicole Burrill of Chakra Power Yoga; Reiki Level I & Reiki Level II (Shoden) Practitioner with Pat Iyer; Certified Kids' Yoga Instructor (ages 3-18) with Kim Taylor/Cardio Kids Yoga and Relax and Renew Certified Trainer® with Judith Hanson Lasater, (expected December 2019). She is also First Aid/CPR/AED certified with the American Red Cross. Sherri is a graduate of Plymouth State University in New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Arts in English and earned her Master’s Degree in Management from Emmanuel College in Boston  Namaste!

Sherri is dedicated to helping yogis of all skill levels and ages feel renewed and balanced. Creating a relaxing, supportive, safe and inclusive atmosphere for all students is what she wants to give to the community. Her yoga journey began over 15 years ago taking Vinyasa classes to improve flexibility and relieve stress from working in the financial services world. After 20 years of working in that environment, Sherri decided to pursue yoga teacher certification and turn her passion into a full-time career. Out of all her accomplishments, she is most proud of her family and her role as a mother to her son. Sherri’s son is her world and her best teacher. While Sherri’s daily yoga practice continues to bring balance into her life, sharing yoga with the community fills her soul with joy. Sherri completed her 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher training under the guidance of Nicole Burrill of Chakra Power Yoga; Reiki Level I & Reiki Level II (Shoden) Practitioner with Pat Iyer; Certified Kids' Yoga Instructor (ages 3-18) with Kim Taylor/Cardio Kids Yoga and Relax and Renew Certified Trainer® with Judith Hanson Lasater, (expected December 2019). She is also First Aid/CPR/AED certified with the American Red Cross. Sherri is a graduate of Plymouth State University in New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Arts in English and earned her Master’s Degree in Management from Emmanuel College in Boston

Namaste!

Sarah Cartullo - braintree

“Sarah’s yoga journey began as a personal way to stretch and move her physical body. Teaching for almost 10 years multiple fitness formats in group classes, ranging from Zumba to Weight training, she felt her own body needing something more. Not sure what that “more” was exactly, she stepped into her first vinyasa yoga class and felt immediately at home. 3 years later she found herself completing her 200hr yoga teacher training at Chakra Power Yoga with a deep desire to share her passion with others. She feels that yoga not only brings physical strength but a deep spiritual connection and internal power that can trickle down to all other aspects of life.  Her class is playful and chocked full of feel good energy and upbeat challenging flows all while keeping a balance of stillness and rooted personal connection. She loves encouraging her students to find creativity on their mat, let go of a need for perfection and really connect with body and breath through each flow.”

“Sarah’s yoga journey began as a personal way to stretch and move her physical body. Teaching for almost 10 years multiple fitness formats in group classes, ranging from Zumba to Weight training, she felt her own body needing something more. Not sure what that “more” was exactly, she stepped into her first vinyasa yoga class and felt immediately at home. 3 years later she found herself completing her 200hr yoga teacher training at Chakra Power Yoga with a deep desire to share her passion with others. She feels that yoga not only brings physical strength but a deep spiritual connection and internal power that can trickle down to all other aspects of life.

Her class is playful and chocked full of feel good energy and upbeat challenging flows all while keeping a balance of stillness and rooted personal connection. She loves encouraging her students to find creativity on their mat, let go of a need for perfection and really connect with body and breath through each flow.”

Carla Veiga - braintree

Hallie Savage - newton

After leaving her corporate job as a manager of business development and sales in May 2014, she took the opportunity to follow her yoga dreams. Hallie received her 200 hour RYT from South Boston Yoga. Hallie wanted to continue her education in energy work and received a Level II certification in Usui Reiki in 2014 from Devine Lotus Healing in Cambridge, Massachusetts.   Hallie brings a unique practice to her students by combining the classic roots of yoga in a modern and engaging atmosphere. She strives to educate her students about correct alignment, encourages her students to experiment with new positions, and maintains a safe, fun environment.   Hallie holds degrees in Studio Art & Geography from the University of Vermont. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts with her husband Shawn, and their dogs Bella and Jaden, both pups are rescues from The Sato Project in Puerto Rico.  The first studio in Massachusetts that Hallie practiced at was Prana Power Yoga. Hallie is elated that Chakra Power Yoga has taken over the space that holds a special place in her heart and life. She feels so fortunate to be able to teach others in the same space she fell in love with yoga.


After leaving her corporate job as a manager of business development and sales in May 2014, she took the opportunity to follow her yoga dreams. Hallie received her 200 hour RYT from South Boston Yoga. Hallie wanted to continue her education in energy work and received a Level II certification in Usui Reiki in 2014 from Devine Lotus Healing in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Hallie brings a unique practice to her students by combining the classic roots of yoga in a
modern and engaging atmosphere. She strives to educate her students about correct alignment, encourages her students to experiment with new positions, and maintains a safe, fun environment.

Hallie holds degrees in Studio Art & Geography from the University of Vermont. She lives in
Boston, Massachusetts with her husband Shawn, and their dogs Bella and Jaden, both pups are rescues from The Sato Project in Puerto Rico.

The first studio in Massachusetts that Hallie practiced at was Prana Power Yoga. Hallie is elated that Chakra Power Yoga has taken over the space that holds a special place in her heart and life. She feels so fortunate to be able to teach others in the same space she fell in love with yoga.

Hilary Richard - newton

Hilary Richard (E-RYT500) was first certifies in 2012 by Claire Este-McDonald and Gregor Singleton of Divine Play Yoga. She specializes in Vinyasa, restorative, and yin yoga, with a fierce passion for vinyasa. The freedom of unique sequencing, and individual, artistic, and spiritual takes of the practice that the style offered felt liberating, and overtime her teaching methods evolves into her own unique take of it.  Having been blessed with a uniquely mobile upper body, it took a lot of observation and self study to understand more about individuals with limited mobility. The minor injuries she sustained herself also fueled her desire to gain knowledge on how to lead her students into a strong practice, while stressing how the body could be protected from wear and tear. Hilary started to stray away from the alignment teachings from the older lineages, to embrace the newer ways of teaching with an understanding that our bodies are different, and alignment ideas are not finite. By taking away the strict rules of a pose, we liberate the body and bring it closer towards Harmony.  Hilary is completing her 300 hour training with Josh Summers and Terry Cockburn of the Summers School of Yin Yoga. She completed over 50 hours of training in restorative yoga with renowned Jillian Pransky of Yogaworks NYC, and is trained as a reiki master in the ancient healing modality. She believes that we should never stifle our desire to learn, to ask questions, and to revisit our previous beliefs when it comes to the practice.

Hilary Richard (E-RYT500) was first certifies in 2012 by Claire Este-McDonald and Gregor Singleton of Divine Play Yoga. She specializes in Vinyasa, restorative, and yin yoga, with a fierce passion for vinyasa. The freedom of unique sequencing, and individual, artistic, and spiritual takes of the practice that the style offered felt liberating, and overtime her teaching methods evolves into her own unique take of it.

Having been blessed with a uniquely mobile upper body, it took a lot of observation and self study to understand more about individuals with limited mobility. The minor injuries she sustained herself also fueled her desire to gain knowledge on how to lead her students into a strong practice, while stressing how the body could be protected from wear and tear. Hilary started to stray away from the alignment teachings from the older lineages, to embrace the newer ways of teaching with an understanding that our bodies are different, and alignment ideas are not finite. By taking away the strict rules of a pose, we liberate the body and bring it closer towards Harmony.

Hilary is completing her 300 hour training with Josh Summers and Terry Cockburn of the Summers School of Yin Yoga. She completed over 50 hours of training in restorative yoga with renowned Jillian Pransky of Yogaworks NYC, and is trained as a reiki master in the ancient healing modality. She believes that we should never stifle our desire to learn, to ask questions, and to revisit our previous beliefs when it comes to the practice.

lindsey gettinger - waltham

Lindsey was drawn to yoga initially for a new exercise routine to cross  train with distance running. She noticed the physical benefits of her  practice immediately, but it was when she recognized that she left class  with more emotional contentment, that she was hooked. Lindsey  completed her 200 hour teacher training at Inner Strength Studios in  2015. She also completed Pre and Postnatal Yoga trainings at Om births  with Bec Conant. Lindsey is a Certified Strength and Conditioning  Specialist, and has an MS in Physical Activity and Public Health. She is  passionate about distance running and is an avid marathoner. Lindsey's  classes aim to challenge the student’s physical body, inspire peace and  strength, and leave students feeling energized and refreshed.  Off the mat, Lindsey is a wife, mama, and loves spending time being  active outdoors.

Lindsey was drawn to yoga initially for a new exercise routine to cross

train with distance running. She noticed the physical benefits of her

practice immediately, but it was when she recognized that she left class

with more emotional contentment, that she was hooked. Lindsey

completed her 200 hour teacher training at Inner Strength Studios in

2015. She also completed Pre and Postnatal Yoga trainings at Om births

with Bec Conant. Lindsey is a Certified Strength and Conditioning

Specialist, and has an MS in Physical Activity and Public Health. She is

passionate about distance running and is an avid marathoner. Lindsey's

classes aim to challenge the student’s physical body, inspire peace and

strength, and leave students feeling energized and refreshed.

Off the mat, Lindsey is a wife, mama, and loves spending time being

active outdoors.

Kerry mcginn - newton

Kerry McGinn is a a Licensed Physical Therapist, 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, and ACSM Certified Personal Trainer.  Kerry has been an athlete and fitness fanatic her whole life. She started in the health and wellness arena as a collegiate lacrosse player who enjoyed learning about exercise and nutrition. Kerry started her professional training career under the guidance of her strength and conditioning coach and became a Certified Personal Trainer. In 2014, after utilizing yoga to heal physically and emotionally, she pursued her 200 hour Yoga Certification at Prana Power Yoga in Cambridge.She finished her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree at MGH Institute of Health Professions in January of 2018 fulfilling a lifelong dream of helping others to heal.  As a Physical Therapist, she specializes in Sports Physical Therapy and Concussion Rehabilitation. She believes that each person is an athlete in their own right and deserves to be treated with the utmost care and intensity to get the back to their sport of choice. As an avid outdoor adventurer, yogi and weightlifter, she understands the importance of staying active and pain free for all life has to throw at you.  She has a variety of continuing education degrees in areas such as Yoga and Meditation for Traumatic Brain Injury, Reiki, Backcountry Yoga, Self Myofascial massage, concussion rehabilitation and restorative yoga

Kerry McGinn is a a Licensed Physical Therapist, 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, and ACSM Certified Personal Trainer.

Kerry has been an athlete and fitness fanatic her whole life. She started in the health and wellness arena as a collegiate lacrosse player who enjoyed learning about exercise and nutrition. Kerry started her professional training career under the guidance of her strength and conditioning coach and became a Certified Personal Trainer. In 2014, after utilizing yoga to heal physically and emotionally, she pursued her 200 hour Yoga Certification at Prana Power Yoga in Cambridge.She finished her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree at MGH Institute of Health Professions in January of 2018 fulfilling a lifelong dream of helping others to heal.

As a Physical Therapist, she specializes in Sports Physical Therapy and Concussion Rehabilitation. She believes that each person is an athlete in their own right and deserves to be treated with the utmost care and intensity to get the back to their sport of choice. As an avid outdoor adventurer, yogi and weightlifter, she understands the importance of staying active and pain free for all life has to throw at you.

She has a variety of continuing education degrees in areas such as Yoga and Meditation for Traumatic Brain Injury, Reiki, Backcountry Yoga, Self Myofascial massage, concussion rehabilitation and restorative yoga

Maddie Brisbane - newton

Yoga has been a daily practice, whether it be on or off the mat, for the past five years. Forever a student, Maddie’s yoga journey begins and deepens with each new day. She believes that from within we can unlock the potential to bring forth our truest selves, and for her, yoga has been the key to this work. Maddie is an avid traveler, musician, crafter, and ocean/nature lover who loves to blend creativity with movement. One day she will live in an ocean shack complete with a full set of paddleboards and many, many puppies.     She recently completed her 200 YTT at YogaWorks Boston with Renee LeBlanc and Caitlyn Graham Visconte. Her teaching style is a high-vibin' power vinyasa fueled by the intention to balance the mind, body, and spirit.

Yoga has been a daily practice, whether it be on or off the mat, for the past five years. Forever a student, Maddie’s yoga journey begins and deepens with each new day. She believes that from within we can unlock the potential to bring forth our truest selves, and for her, yoga has been the key to this work. Maddie is an avid traveler, musician, crafter, and ocean/nature lover who loves to blend creativity with movement. One day she will live in an ocean shack complete with a full set of paddleboards and many, many puppies.


She recently completed her 200 YTT at YogaWorks Boston with Renee LeBlanc and Caitlyn Graham Visconte. Her teaching style is a high-vibin' power vinyasa fueled by the intention to balance the mind, body, and spirit.

Julie Sullivan -newton

Julie walked into her first yoga class way back in 1996 as a dancer looking to increase her flexibility. She  quickly realized that yoga was about so much more than that and has been rolling out her mat ever  since. Julie passionately believes that yoga is for everybody (and every BODY!) and strives to make each  and every person who walks into her classes to feel empowered in their yoga practice. Her energy and  warmth make her classes welcoming and nurturing for yogis of all levels.  Julie completed her 200 hour training with B Yoga Center under the direction of Krista Basis. Julie has  also completed over 100 hours of specialized training in yoga for children, teens and families including  Childlight Yoga, Radiant Child Yoga (levels 1-3), Next Generation Yoga (ages 2-12) and Itsy Bitsy Yoga.  She has taught at many greater Boston yoga studios, gyms and Boys and Girls Clubs.  In her time off her mat, she enjoys theater, cooking and a really good cup of tea!

Julie walked into her first yoga class way back in 1996 as a dancer looking to increase her flexibility. She

quickly realized that yoga was about so much more than that and has been rolling out her mat ever

since. Julie passionately believes that yoga is for everybody (and every BODY!) and strives to make each

and every person who walks into her classes to feel empowered in their yoga practice. Her energy and

warmth make her classes welcoming and nurturing for yogis of all levels.

Julie completed her 200 hour training with B Yoga Center under the direction of Krista Basis. Julie has

also completed over 100 hours of specialized training in yoga for children, teens and families including

Childlight Yoga, Radiant Child Yoga (levels 1-3), Next Generation Yoga (ages 2-12) and Itsy Bitsy Yoga.

She has taught at many greater Boston yoga studios, gyms and Boys and Girls Clubs.

In her time off her mat, she enjoys theater, cooking and a really good cup of tea!

Claire Burgess - hanover

Claire helps businesses and individuals practice the positive power of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness to connect in all relationships with mind, body, and soul. You’ll find Claire leading studio group classes, company inspired mission retreats, team building training, or healthy initiative workshops, in addition to teaching individuals privately.  Reiki certified and as a yoga instructor, Claire credits her insight and creativity to her practice. Claire began  Yoga Mission Retreats  in 2016 with the mission of providing tailored retreats and empowering attendees to share their souls with a local children’s organization.    When she’s not on the mat, or encouraging others to step on the mat, Claire is busy being a mom, entertaining at home with loved ones, and taking any opportunity to be outdoors connecting with nature.

Claire helps businesses and individuals practice the positive power of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness to connect in all relationships with mind, body, and soul. You’ll find Claire leading studio group classes, company inspired mission retreats, team building training, or healthy initiative workshops, in addition to teaching individuals privately.

Reiki certified and as a yoga instructor, Claire credits her insight and creativity to her practice. Claire began Yoga Mission Retreats in 2016 with the mission of providing tailored retreats and empowering attendees to share their souls with a local children’s organization.

When she’s not on the mat, or encouraging others to step on the mat, Claire is busy being a mom, entertaining at home with loved ones, and taking any opportunity to be outdoors connecting with nature.