Lindsay Gibson Lindsay Gibson BA (Bowdoin college), MS (Boston University), is the founder of Majestic Yoga Studio, Cambridge, MA. She began her career with an intensive study of Applied Anatomy and Physiology and has co-authored several important scientific papers. For over 25 years, Lindsay has studied Anusara Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Yoga Therapeutics, and Yoga Philosophy, Pilates, and Gyrotonics. She has been fortunate to be able to study with Deb Neubauer, Desiree Rumbaugh, Sianna Sherman, Karin Stephan, and Donald Moyer. Lindsay has extensive experience in the therapeutic aspects of yoga and has for years helped her students in their healing process. With her unique background in yoga and the biomechanics of the human body, and years of personal practice and training, she teaches classes that inspire her students to touch their inner bright and shining light and to reach their full physical potential. Laughter, self awareness, and joy are hallmarks of all her teachings. Namaste.
Laura Ahrens Laura Ahrens reluctantly tried yoga in 2009, received my 200 hour certification in vinyasa in 2011, and shortly after fell in love with Forrest Yoga. After which she completed the Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training and Advanced Teacher Training with Ana Forrest. Laura is currently enrolled in a year-longmentorship program with Forrest Yoga Guardian Dr. Heidi Sormaz. She is also a level I and II Reiki practitioner and hold a BFA from The University of the Arts.
Laura is passionate about connection-to body, spirit, the earth, and each other. She works with attention to each individual's current physical and emotional circumstances (the only possible starting point) to create a practice that is fueled by deep breathing, a strong connection to core (physical and non), reverence for ancient wisdom and ceremony, and the use of the practice of yoga to be more alive in each moment. She emphasize alignment, development of muscularstrength, physical and mental flexibility, and commitment to the work and effort necessary for personal evolution. She is forever grateful to my teachers, formal and otherwise, and is honored to be an ambassador to Manduka, Lululemon Athletica, and Kira Grace.
Emily Berman Deciding that she needed a way to promote balance in life, Emily Berman gave yoga a try in 2009. The physicality of the vinyasa practice hooked Emily instantly. Through time, her practice moved to a more emotional and mental practice while pairing movement with breath. Through this experience, Emily's classes offer a similar mix of elements. Students are challenged to maintain presence through their breath while building physical strength through alignment. Always a learner, Emily infuses new learnings from different styles into her classes when appropriate. In addition to her love of yoga, Emily spends her time teaching incredible fourth graders (also yogis!) in Boston Public Schools.
Dan BoyneDan Boyne has studied and practiced mind body disciplines for over two decades, including various forms of yoga, martial arts, and dance. In the yoga world, he has been inspired by the following teachers: Richard Freeman, Patricia Walden, Tias Little, Ana Forrest, Barbara Benaugh, Paulie Zink, and Arthur Kilmurray. He teaches an "eclectic vinyasa" practice, where students are encouraged to explore different ways of approaching the postures in an effort to make them more sensible and accessible. Dan is also pursuing a master's in theology at the Harvard Divinity School, with an emphasis on the philosophical and historical roots of yoga, and he is a levell III reiki practicioner.
Jane CargillMy very first YOGa* class in was in 2000, I literally feel in love those first five minutes of that very first class. What I didn't anticipate was the transformative effect it had on my relationship to mySELF, and eventually others. Yoga became the practice of coming home to SELF and although teaching was never something I wanted, it eventually choose me. I feel truly blessed to share whats possible when our ordinary self and extraordinary SELF commune and express oneness. My passion is to teach freedom thru the practice of vinyasa flow.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Sukriti DabralWith an Indian and Hindu family, Sukriti grew up learning meditation and yogic philosophy. Her heritage planted seeds that truly sprouted when she started attending Theresa Paraskos’ beginner and Kari Jacobson’s yin yoga classes in the Fall of 2010. She completed Cat Kabira’s 200hr Yoga & Energetics teacher training in Bali over the summer of 2013, including training in Yin yoga with Kari Jacobson and level 1 certification in Craniosacral Therapy with James Newman along with Cat Kabira.
Sukriti will always be a yoga geek, constantly questioning and adventuring through body, breath and mind. She continues her journey through daily practice and study, and delights in sharing the love whenever she has an opportunity to teach. Notably, Barbara Benagh and Sarah Powers have become important influences, and she is grateful for them, Theresa, Kari, Cat, and all the other teachers and friends who continue to support her on her path.
Andrea Fotopoulos Andrea Fotopoulos is a mother and an Anusara-Inspired Yoga Teacher. Having first stepped onto the mat and into the practice of yoga in 1995, after the passing of her father, she had no idea then how it would profoundly shift her life. With over 500 hours of teacher training in Anusara Yoga (a style of Hatha), and years of skillful application in assisting students with injuries, Andrea takes loving care of all her students, both in public classes and in private instruction.
Andrea delights in weaving a space for her students that is deeply supportive, creative and focused. She teaches her students that by aligning with the spiritual pulse of their hearts, they can experience their own greatness in every expression of their lives.
She is profoundly grateful to all her teachers for their gifts of Grace, wisdom and ability to make the work so much fun. She especially thanks her teachers Stacey Rosenberg, Abby Tucker, and John Friend for making this path to the heart such a joy.
James GotzJames has been practicing vinyasa yoga daily since 2003, and under the guidance of his teacher Bo Forbes since 2005. A graduate of Bo's 200-hour and advanced 500-hour training programs, James has assisted Bo in national workshops and taught classes at Kripalu Yoga and Wellness Center in Lenox, MA. In 2012, he was named one of the 20 best teachers in Boston/Cambridge by www.RateYourBurn.com.
Julia HanlonJulia Hanlon began practicing Vinyasa yoga at the age of 16 and is still amazed by the daily gifts her practice brings her. Through yoga, Julia has found deep joy, transformation, and an amazing community. After completing her 200 hour RYT teacher training, Julia founded the Bates Yoga Kula, an organization that hosts free yoga classes for students, faculty, and staff at Bates College in Lewiston, ME. At Bates, Julia is a studying ethnomusicology, religion, and psychology. Julia is deeply thankful to her teachers Bonnie Argo and Chanel Luck for their endless support and creative insight. Julia is honored to be a part of the Majestic community and share her love of yoga in the neighborhood she grew up in.
Jane HendersonJane Henderson teaches a strong, flowing Vinyasa class. Influenced by many styles of yoga, Jane found her true passion in the combining of breath and movement in Vinyasa practice. Jane is known for her ability to connect and tune into the physical and emotional aspects of the body. She believes in creating a strong structure and foundation in an effort to encourage an environment of freedom and balance. She has trained with Coeli Marsh since February 2008 and is a senior member and trainer in the Teacher's Study Project. Jane's calling is to share all that yoga has given her: strength to do things she thought impossible, serenity in the midst of chaos and courage to undertake challenges. More than forty years of life experience has been Jane's greatest teacher. Surviving breast cancer has been one of the most powerful forces in her growth. Jane truly believes that yoga is for everyone and there is power and beauty in stepping into practice no matter where you are.
Mona Johany, RYT 200 Mona began practicing asana over ten years ago to relieve an old injury but fell in love with the system of yoga. Inspired by many great teachers in the Vinyasa and Iyengar traditions, she began her teaching journey under the guidance of Coeli Marsh in 2003, became a 200 Hour RYT certified teacher in the YogaWorks method with Natasha Rizopoulos, and received her prenatal teacher training from Carrie Parker Gastelu. Her classes use the breath and Vinyasa to build heat, strength and to gradually discover deeper expressions of poses. Her instruction often weaves alignment, and a playful sense of humor, within the class flow to bring simplicity to the most complicated poses. Mona is passionate about working with beginner, prenatal and advanced students alike to discover new challenges and move past injuries or limitations to discover freedom on and off the mat.
Tara Rachel Jones, M.Ed., RYT 500, E-RYT 500, RCYT Tara Rachel has studied yoga since the early 90's. She has completed 4 teacher training courses, most recently with Tias Little. She is well known to the Boston yoga community. Tara Rachel was both a student and teacher under Boston master teachers Barbara Benagh and Arthur Kilmurray. She has studied Iyengar yoga with Zoe Stewart. Her profound interest in the mind body connection led her to The School for Body Mind Centering to study infant developmental movement, somatic anatomy and its relationship to yoga. Over the past 10 years, Tara Rachel has enriched her studies with private courses and workshops in anatomy and physiology with Yaron Gal Carmel, Tom Myers, Andrea Olson, and others. She is also a certified Zen Shiatsu Therapist. Her classes for adults are unique, flowing and relaxed, yet grounded in attention to proper postural alignment. In addition, Tara Rachel has been a pioneer of children's yoga in the Boston area. She has worked professionally with children since 1989. She has developed her own approach to children's yoga, which is simply, yet uniquely, a synthesis of education, developmental movement, and yogic teachings.
Jennifer KrierJennifer Krier has studied Iyengar yoga for thirteen years and has been teaching since 2005. In 2010-2011 she trained and received certification in Elemental Yoga. She teaches in the Iyengar and Elemental Yoga tradition. In addition, Jennifer is a certified Life Coach, holds a Ph.D. in anthropology, and is studying Integrated Yoga Therapy. In her work, Jennifer aims to cultivate awareness of our physical, psychological, and cultural patterns so that we can live and move with more consciousness, choice and freedom.
KB MelloKB Mello (RYT-200hr) regards her yoga practice as a pathway to being more present, patient, and aware in her life. She strives to offer students their own pathways to challenge themselves and find the inspiration and strength that helps us all go past ourselves and take the strength of body and mind found on the mat, off the mat and into the world. Also integral to KB's classes are the practice of mindfulness, both of one's own body and the world around them, and her desire for students to find an ease and joy in themselves so they can return to the ease, balance, and calm when life becomes difficult and unsteady. Off the mat, KB is a freelance copy editor and proofreader for various book publishers around the country and finds joy running, knitting, baking, and spending time with her husband and daughter.
Theresa MurphyTheresa Murphy, E-RYT500 and senior Prajna yoga teacher, has studied with Tias Little for 11 years and was the first to receive a 500 hour certification from the Prajna Yoga school. A student of yoga for 20 years and a teacher for 12, she directed yoga studios in Omaha for 8 years and ran teacher training for 6. Theresa cross-pollinates from a wide variety of internationally renowned teachers such as Erich Schiffman, Rolf Gates, Sarah Powers, Bikram Choudry, John Friend, Dharma Mittra, Amy Matthews, Leslie Kaminoff, and many others. She has studied Iyengar yoga for many years and currently studies with Patricia Walden and Peentz Dubble. She also studies Taoist yoga, Shadow Yoga, Trans-personal Psychology, and Buddhist philosophy with Sarah Powers and the Insight Yoga Institute. Theresa teaches workshops all over the country and assists both Tias Little and Rolf Gates nationally. Her classes blend skillful physical practice with rigor, precision, contemplative inquiry and self-study. www.TheresaMurphy.net
Rob PhillipsRob Phillips believes that the practices of yoga, meditation, and bodywork can help anybody to improve their life physically, mentally, and energetically. While maintaing safe alignment and sequencing, his yoga classes encourage students to look inwards, rather that obsessing over outward form. His teaching is influenced heavily by classical Buddhist and Yogic philosophy, but his light and witty humor ensure a good time is always had in class. Rob's studies in asasa include a 200 hour certification through YogaWorks with Natasha Rizopoulos as well as a training in Yin Yoga with Josh Summers. He has also practiced Ashtanga yoga with Kate O'Donnell for many years. In addition to his work on the mat, Rob grounds his asana practice with daily Vipassana (insight) and Metta (loving kindness) meditation. He has practiced both on and off retreat with teachers including Michelle MacDonald, Joseph Kappel, Josh Summers, and Kate Lila Wheeler.
Jenn Picci Falk14 years of yoga practice and 8 years of teaching have helped Jenn move through major transitions such as finding her calling & voice, partnering (marriage), and childbearing (her son was born in 2011). Jenn is passionate about fostering confidence, curiosity, and openess to yoga practitioners of all ages and to learning how to support one another as we enter new life stages in this complicated world. Her practice has evolved from Heated Power Vinyasa Yoga after years as a collegiate athlete, to needing a slower flow, Hatha, and Yin as she entered a new phase. She loves building community, staying open to all styles/teachers of yoga, and honoring the present in her own practice. She now teaches a fusion that embraces all those forms of yoga based on what the class needs, and a little to do with the moon cycles. Learn more at www.yoginijennfalk.com
Vito PolitanoVito is a caring instructor who teaches mindful and challenging classes with a strong connection to alignment and breathe. Vito informs his teaching through regular study and training of Yoga, anatomy, physiology and bodywork. His 200 hour Yoga Training includes study with Natasha Rizopoulos in the YogaWorks Method, and most recently with David Magone in the Pranavayu Method. He has participated in trainings with Judith Hanson Lasater, Ana Forrest, Seane Corn, Ellen Heed, Roger Cole, Santosh Karmacharya, Doug Keller, Tom Meyers and Marc St Pierre. To better understand the body and provide a deeper level of healing, he completed the Level 1 certification trainings in Thai Yoga Massage with Shai Plonski through the Lotus Palm School.
In addition to teaching dynamic flow classes, Vito also loves to share his passion for practice using the Iyengar-inspired Yoga Wall ropes. He has been name a Lululemon Ambassador.
Christie RosenChristie fell in love with yoga while volunteering and living at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in the Berkshires. Since then, yoga has been an integral part of her daily life: physically, mentally and spiritually. In 2008 she trained in Costa Rica at the Nosara Yoga Institute with Don and Amba Stapleton who encouraged her to share this gift we call yoga. Christie is most inspired by music and movement, and her classes will encourage you to listen to your body, move with intention and enjoy being yourself in the moment. The happiness and well-being of her students is Christie's most important goal when leading classes, and she loves taking requests!
Christie is also very passionate about healthy living. She is a certified holistic health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She loves working with clients to improve their overall health and happiness through gradual positive lifestyle changes and improved diet. To learn more visit www.christierosen.com.
Lee SkunesLee loves books, life, and Yoga! He is devoted student of Bonnie Argo and Channel Luck. His teaching focuses on fluid movement, breathing, alignment and strength based poses. He is passionate about his work and strives, in class, to create a world of powerful healing and light.
Dan SteelDan first discovered yoga when he stepped into a free student class on a whim while still attending Berklee College of Music. Having spent his earlier years dedicated to martial arts in addition to some gymnastics, he was instantly drawn to the physically demanding aspects of yoga. Not shortly after establishing a regular practice did he notice the healing effects of yoga, as well as its potential to enrich all facets of one's life.
Dan finished his 200-hour Vinyasa teacher training with Ame Wren and Lynne Begier at Back Bay Yoga and will be embarking on the Forrest Yoga Foundation training later in the year. Currently his most notable influences are Ame Wren, Aaron Cantor, Kate Greer, and Nicole Clark. In his classes Dan strives to offer a platform upon which students can cultivate a heightened sense of physical awareness and freedom.
Betsy St. OngeBetsey found yoga in 1988 and has been living more authentically with yoga. Betsey combines her knowledge of human growth and development with her love of physical anatomy and movement. She is passionate about the mind body connection. She is grateful to teach and share her joy of yoga with others. She teaches a vinyasa flow class which is energetic and grounded with integrity and alignment.
As an assistant at Baptiste yoga she honed the skill of hands on adjustments to help deepen a student's experience of strength, stability and expression in the poses. Betsey sees how the practice and philosophy of yoga supports her own expression of truth, stability and freedom in her life. She completed her teacher training with Baron Baptiste to become certified in 2009.Betsey grew up in New York City and moved to the Boston area after graduating from college. She taught preschool for many years and has two daughters in their twenties who continue to be an inspiration for her own growth and self discovery.
She has experienced presence, and compassion through her own experience of living a life and she is committed to nurturing her spirit and others with the healing practice and study of yoga and mindfulness. "Yoga may empower us from within so that we may share and explore ways of being in truth, love and in purpose to create peace and well being on our mat and off in to the world.
Essdras SuarezEssdras is the founder of visYoga. He is a Certified Yoga Instructor, Ninpo Tai Jutsu Black Belt and Certified Instructor, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, TRX Ambassador and V-Core Certified Instructor.He was first exposed to the ancient lineage of Ashtanga Yoga in 1996 when he lived in Denver. As a photojournalist, Essdras has traveled the world, always exploring local studios and expanding his knowledge of the body and his understanding of different practices.
Essdras had developed his own methodology based on years of practice and teaching. visYoga (translated as strength yoga) is an ever-evolving physical conditioning system which incorporates the principles of Ashtanga Yoga, body mechanics and kinesiology found in martial arts and in personal training techniques, isometrics, stretching and relaxation.
Solange Voss, RYTSolange Voss is a Kripalu certified yoga instructor who has been practicing yoga since 1995. Beginning with asana in the Iyengar tradition, she has since incorporated other styles in her practice, including Power Yoga, Vinyassa, Svaroopa, Forrest Yoga, and Anusara. Solange has studied with renowned yoga instructors Barbara Benaugh, Baron Baptiste, Rolf Gates, Glen Cunningham, John Curchill, as well as Desiree Raumbaugh and Deb Neubauer. She integrates her diverse experiences into her classes by focusing on alignment, breath and flow. Taking a holistic approach to the body, Solange helps her students find balance in their lives through proper food and nutrition.
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