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.
Sarah Baumert Drawing from years of experience working in-depth with the body, Sarah aims to facilitate whole body alignment in her students, both physically and energetically. She specializes in vinyasa yoga, a breath-inspired practice that focuses on flowing in and out of poses with ease. Sarah's passion for yoga stems from a deep understanding and love of movement, meditation, dance, and the precise alignment of the body. She has 8 years of experience teaching yoga working with bodies suffering from chronic pain, injury, illness and other forms of dis-ease. She received her 200 hour training at Om Yoga Center with Cyndi Lee, and her 500 hour training work was under the direction of Patty Townsend, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, and Barbara Benagh. Along with yoga, her classes are informed by her studies of Feldenkrais, Alexander technique, Cranial Sacral therapy, and her love of anatomy.
Dan BoyneDan Boyne has studied and practiced mind/body disciplines for over twenty years, beginning with several years of martial arts training including Tai Chi and Chi Gung. He has studied yoga for a decade, attracted primarily to the Ashtanga tradition and the following teachers: Richard Freeman, Manu Jois, Baron Baptise, and Mimi Loureiro. He has also studied with Arthur Kilmurray, Barbara Benaugh, Paulie Zink, and Ana Forrest. Dan teaches an eclectic "vinyasa" style practice, where creativity and fun are encouraged along with a sense of proper alignment. He is also a level II reiki practitioner.
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.
Julia Djeke, MA RYT
As a "career woman" by day and yoga instructor by night, Julia incorporates life experiences into her yoga teaching. She infuses classes with an authentic voice, recognizing the joys and challenges that comprise everyday living. With skillful instruction, a compassionate attitude and a sprinkle of humor, Julia encourages each of her practitioners to honor their physical abilities and boundaries. Her years of experience teaching in classrooms have translated into passionate instruction on the mat.
Julia currently serves as Student Coordinator for Harvard development and formerly taught at Lesley University. She holds an M.A. in English from Simmons College and a B.A. in Comparative Literature from UC Santa Barbara. Julia is YogaWorks certified under the tutelage of Natasha Rizopoulos and has completed Anusara Immersion 1 with Marc St. Pierre and Nikki Jacobs. She seeks to complete Anusara-Inspired certification, punctuated by her Immersion 2 this summer with Sianna Sherman.
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.
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.
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.
Molly A. ShearA former competitive athlete and dancer, Molly turned to yoga almost 10 years ago after sports-related injuries. She experimented with a range of yoga styles, originally practicing Ashtanga Yoga, and now teaches a range of classes, including Power Vinyasa, Gentle, and Restorative Yoga, using the complimentary concepts of Yin and Yang in her approach. She helps students find power, grace, and stillness in their practice. She has practiced with, and is most inspired by, Dana Flynn and Sean Corn. After graduating from Barnard College, Molly completed her 200-hr training at the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica, with Don and Amba Stapleton. She fell in love with Nosara and lived and taught there. Now back in Boston, Molly is preparing to go back to school for a Masters in Nursing. Molly welcomes students of all levels to be inspired by her classes, and is constantly finding ways to incorporate into her practice her knowledge of the many processes involved in health and healing. In her journey to heal her own body and learn how to heal others, Molly studied Viniyoga with Gary Kraftsow and became a certified Balanced Body Pilates Instructor, focusing her energy on the spine and core. She is also a Certified ChildlYogaight Instructor.
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.
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.
Valentina ZumanValentina Zuman was born in Santiago, Chile and resides in Cambridge. She obtained her RYT-200 hr certification through Yogaworks under the guidance of Natasha Rizopolous in 2009. Her classes are inspired by the Ashtanga concept of Vinyasa and the precise instructions taught by the Iyengar system. Her classes are safe, using props and centered around inward exploration, calmness and tranquility. In addition, Valentina is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and holds a MS in Marriage and Family Therapy. She currently has a private practice in Arlington where she utilizes a variety of therapeutic interventions including yoga and stress management. While integrating the principles of yoga, Valentina brings about a relaxing asana experience, allowing each student's natural abilities and gifts to be discovered through inner reflection in a gentle manner.
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