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. 

Adrienne Dancey Mandigo - Studio Manager

Adrienne Dancey Mandigo is an educator in many senses of the word. She teaches adult, teen, kids & Mommy and Me yoga classes, is a private elementary school tutor, and will complete her 200 hour yoga teacher training in April.

As of late, she has been contemplating the sutra: Sthira sukham asanam. She looks to always find a balance of strength and softness both on and off the mat. She loves teaching classes that incorporate this idea and connection to breath is how you'll get there. At her vinyasa classes, expect to begin with a strong well-sequenced flow and end with complete relaxation.

Adrienne loves long meditative walks with her dog Butler and restorative cuddling with her dog Dante. They teach her so much about love, happiness, and acceptance and she is forever grateful to them.

courtney bell

“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.

Maddie Brisbane

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, and teaches at shelters in the greater Boston area with non-profit organization, Breathe and Believe Yoga. Maddie believes that yoga has shown her that from within, we can unlock the potential to bring forth our truest selves. 

Kathy Cohen

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.

Alyssa Crane

Alyssa was originally drawn to yoga seeking merely the physical benefits. She was immeditiately infatuated by the practice and knew that she had discovered something far more meaningful than a workout. She loves the sweat and the physical and mental strengthening of the practice. She desires for her students to feel this sense of empowerment and confidence upon leaving class.

Alyssa completed South Boston Yoga’s RYT 200-hour training with David Vendetti and Todd Skoglund. By stepping out of her comfort zone through training, she knew that she could take more chances and be a better version of herself beyond the yoga studio. 

Outside of the yoga studio, you may see Alyssa on the sidelines as a New England Patriots Cheerleader, or find her in the dance studio with her students who inspire her the most. What she loves most about both yoga and dance is the sense of camaraderie and endless support, both from teachers and peers. She hopes her support and motivation to her students will drive them back to their mats. 

Shannon Fraher

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.

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Kara Magaldi

Kara discovered yoga while in search of healing, physically from her years of dance, and emotionally from her struggles with anxiety. Over 20 years in childcare, Kara decided to explore an opportunity with children’s yoga and received her certification.  Her strong desire to help her students, who also struggled with anxiety and others with special needs, enabled her to bring a new perspective into her classroom. Later, her yoga journey led her to complete her 200-hour Vinyasa teacher training certification with David Vendetti, Todd Skoglund and Kate Graham at South Boston Yoga. She especially enjoys working with kids and the elderly, while extending her deep respect and love for yoga with the yoga community in various levels and styles. She hopes everyone will discover joyfully the deep connection of the mind and body in their own practice. 
 
The awareness with healing physically and emotionally for Kara has been a focus which drives her to help others who also experience similar challenges.  Her extensive training and desire to learn more motivated her to also acquire the Yoga for Emotional Health and Healing 100-hour training.  As part of her practice, she truly believes yoga is for every BODY and ALL ages, and focuses on the overall well being of her students.

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Beatrice Sullivan

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.

deb wollner

A lifelong non-athlete, Deb started practicing yoga to counteract the feeling that she was too young to be that stiff. Encouraged by her first teacher’s motto - “all you have to do is show up and breathe” - Deb gradually developed a regular yoga practice that has enabled her to touch her toes and emotions more gracefully. Her classes offer a light-hearted vinyasa flow that is accessible to all levels. Emerge from Deb’s classes feeling more relaxed and balanced, having breathed deeply and stretched and strengthened gently. Deb completed South Boston Yoga’s RYT 200-hour training with David Vendetti and Todd Skoglund. Deb is a Registered Nurse and is certified in Reiki. 

Chelsea Sedani - Prenatal Yoga

Chelsea teaches yoga classes that are gentle yet energetic with a focus on connecting breath with movement, balancing strengthening with relaxation and using props and offering modifications to help each student feel nurtured and supported. She believes it is important to encourage students to stay true to themselves and helps them tap into what they need from their practice. More recently Chelsea was drawn to teach prenatal yoga after having her sweet baby girl. She loved the energy in a room full of mamas-to-be and found yoga to be one of the best ways she prepared herself for labor and birth and connected with her baby as they both grew. Chelsea came to yoga over 10 years ago during her service in AmeriCorps as a way to bring relaxation and healing into her life. In 2013, she participated in a unique 200-hour YTT program under the guidance of two incredible teachers, Melissa Scagliarini and Katie O'Connell as well as a yin yoga teacher training certificate program with Josh Summers. Chelsea is a RYT with the Yoga Alliance.

In addition to teaching yoga, Chelsea is a social worker at a local nonprofit, a rollercoaster rider, a lover of all things sweet, an avid game board player, the mother of the most smiley baby girl, and the wife of an amazing artist.

Sara Biondello

Sara began begrudgingly to practice yoga at the prodding of a friend in 2010, but it wasn't until discovering vinyasa yoga four years later that everything started to click. After years of a less-than-balanced lifestyle, Sara learned to listen and made peace with her body rather than fighting it.

As a former athlete, Sara appreciates the role of fitness, but has come to redefine health as something greater than lifting heavy things, running laps, or eating on a diet. As Sara's yoga practice deepened, so did her interest in exploring the connection between mind, body, and living well.

The connections that started in the studio led to a path of self-discovery and a deep love of healing — physically, mentally, and emotionally, and ultimately to a career in holistic health and nutrition, followed by a yoga teacher training. Sara completed her 200-hour training in January 2016 with the New School of Yogic Arts. Sara believes that in the yoga studio, deep feeling and lighthearted fun are not mutually exclusive. She hopes her classes will bring students same sense of self-awareness she experienced in discovering yoga, especially the begrudging ones.

Jenny Ciaffone

Jenny found yoga on a paddleboard. The physical exercise initially brought her to a regular practice, but like many others, a path to stress relief and mind body connection has strengthened her connection to yoga. She still loves to do yoga on her paddleboard, or in nature, or any unconventional setting, as well as in the studio. She has had the good fortune to study with some inspiring teachers, and hopes to do the same for others. Jenny is a 200hr RYT, she wants you to have a good time moving your body, and leave her class feeling uplifted and inspired to travel your journey through life with ease and wonder.

Kris Cox

“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

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 Gendron

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.

Vladimir Ivzhich

Yoga has provided Vladimir with a healing outlet from years of stress of working in the fast-paced financial services and investment management industries. He experienced so much improvement in his physical health and overall wellbeing that he felt that it is his calling to share all of the benefits of yoga and other healing arts with people.

Vladimir was lucky to learn from many teachers, but he is especially grateful for the guidance of David Vendetti and Todd Skoglund from South Boston Yoga where he completed RYT 200-hour teacher training. He is also an experienced qigong, energy work and Taoist meditation teacher.

Vladimir’s classes combine a deliberate explanation of sequences and poses with plenty of stillness and safe space to help students develop their own intuitive understanding of the body and mind through mindful movement and breath. His classes offer an opportunity for students to experience a vigorous flow followed by a deep and meditative rest. Because of his experience in energy work and martial arts, occasionally, he shares his insights into how various yoga poses and skills are applicable to other arts. 

Lynne Minchello

Lynne came to yoga seven years ago as a way to add something new to her vigorous workout routine. She immediately felt strong and comfortable in her asana practice, loving the vibe and rush of challenging poses. But, the understanding, connection, and need for the breath, mindfulness, and savasana came years later as she recovered from a double mastectomy (2013) and reconstruction (2014). Living in her "new normal" body required a revised practice in body and mind. Yoga became the balance and grounding she needed to build strength, confidence, and peace emotionally and physically. 

As yoga became something Lynne practiced both on and off the mat, she decided to deepen her understanding and complete the 200 hr YTT with Tim Kelliher and Nicole Burrill.

Lynne offers a fiery flow where music, movement, breath, and body come together. Backbends are her "thing," so you can be sure to build strength and open your heart in her all levels classes.

When she's not teaching yoga, she's taking yoga classes, freezing at a hockey rink, selling real estate, or cleaning up after her 4 kids! ;)

Favorite Asana: Wheel

Elissa O'Neil

Elissa found her way to yoga after twenty years in dance as a way to continue connecting mind and body in a beautiful way. She loves breaking down challenging poses to their basic elements with creatively sequenced flows and watching fellow yogis expand their physical practices. Elissa completed her 200-hour training with Nicole and Tim in 2017; she is thrilled to keep growing her garden with the CPY community.

EMILY TEVALD

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.

Jeff woods

Jeff’s love of yoga started when he was studying religious ethics at Harvard Divinity School in 2006.  Wanting to be of service in the world and believing that to change the world we must first change ourselves, he was seeking self-transformation through studying religion; unexpectedly, however, he discovered he was finding it much more through yoga than through school.

Through his journey with yoga, Jeff has come to deeply feel that at his core all he wants is to overcome his limitations, love others fully and wholeheartedly, and live a life that benefits all, and he tries to share that spirit in every class.  Jeff teaches Vinyasa flow classes that are strengthening, centering, and inspiring and where all levels of students feel completely welcomed, safe, and challenged. 

Jeff has taught yoga since 2009 and also teaches meditation and qi-gong.  He grew up in Texas, studied Philosophy and Religious Studies at Stanford University in California, and lived and adventured in China for 2 years before grad school.  He received his 200-hour RYT certification studying with David Vendetti and Todd Skoglund at South Boston Yoga.

TIM KELLEHER - Teacher Training

A steady practice helped Tim heal from years of physical and emotional trauma, reconnect with his body, focus his mind and bring a sense of joy and clarity into his daily life.

He stumbled upon a primary series at a gym in 2003 and has been on a mat ever since.

Tim instruction draws on a wide range of styles and movement modalities to create joyful, powerful flows. He believes a healthy body leads to a deeper breathe; deeper breathe leads to a quiet mind, and a quiet mind opens up a happy heart.

Tim is a ERYT 200 and has studied with Kate Greer and Nicole Clark and Schuyler Grant. He is currently working on an advanced certification with Sondra Loring. He is grateful for the Boston yoga community and particularly those studio owners who have provided safe space, wise guidance and and high standards.

It is his honor to be able to share his practice with his students - to sweat and play and fly and maybe share a little peace.