More about Ann......
Ann was first introduced to yoga in 1998, to bring balance to a very physically active lifestyle. Her knowledge of anatomy and experiential curiosity in the practice of yoga has been influenced by a 9 year surgical career. She hopes to give her student’s the tools to enhance their quality of life through the exploration of yoga, as it applies to their bodies, as they are. Ann believes in the power of yoga to bring balance and strength to the physical body, adaptability, clarity and understanding to the mind, and awareness and compassion of the spirit. Her teaching style encourages exploration of movement through asana with respect and compassion for the individual’s inner experience.
Ann enjoys and believes in the necessity of being a student and continues to study and explore yoga regularly with Barbara Benagh and Eileen Muir as well as many nationally and world recognized yoga teachers in hopes to bring to her students the experience of these masterful people of yoga. She has also studied extensively at the advance level with Lauren Toolin, director of The Metta Center in Spencer and in teacher training intensives with world master teachers Patricia Walden, John Schumacher, Doug Keller (Yoga Therapy), Baxter Bell (Yoga Therapy), Rodney Yee and Rod Stryker, whom she has also teacher assisted with in their open yoga classes.
When not teaching Ann loves being with family and friends, a wife and partner to her husband of 34 years Warren, whom is also a yoga instructor; and living life as a sacred experience to savor and appreciate.
She is a yoga instructor for area Senior Centers and has been a yoga instructor for Auburn Yoga & Pilates, The Metta Center in Spencer, MA ; a faculty member for Old Common Yoga Teacher Training, and an instructor for MIIA and MCA teaching yoga in various towns in central Massachusetts.
more about warren......
In 1999 he had his first experience with yoga at a partner yoga class with his wife, Ann. From that one yoga practice, he experienced immediate relieve from chronic neck pain and stiffness that physical therapy was not able to accomplish.
He has since continued to regularly study on the advanced level with Eileen Muir. He continues to also go to classes and workshops with Barbara Benagh, Patricia Walden, Rodney Yee and Rod Stryker. These world renowned teachers have all contributed to his knowledge of yoga. Warren hopes to share their insights with you.
“Yoga has improved all aspects of my life for the better and I enjoy sharing this practice with my students helping them to experience the same benefits.”~ Warren
more about kerry.....
Kerry first discovered yoga as a young adult just out of high school after dancing from the ages of 2-18; she immediately fell in love with the practice. One thing did and always will remain the same, whenever life threw her a curve ball or things became unbearable, yoga was always there to save the day. This is when she discovered the true benefits of yoga. Kerry dedicates her success and breakthroughs to the strength that yoga has given her. Having a husband, three children and assorted animals makes it a bit tumultuous at home. Her yogic views have seeped into her family, without them being any the wiser, making for a much more harmonious life. Kerry has also found great joy in teaching children's yoga at preschools, elementary schools, home-school groups, to girl scouts, as well as at yoga centers. She has a special draw towards children who exhibit special needs. It seems to her that they are searching for this outlet and will soak up as much yoga as they can.
Kerry believes that yoga is a lifestyle, a lifestyle that is forever emerging, growing and evolving. No one is perfect. One can be a yogi at any age, time or place. All that is needed is the desire and dedication. Mistakes are forgiven; for how else does one learn? Namaste
more about Ashley
I enjoy teaching mainly Vinyasa Flow in order to strengthen my student’s body, breath and mind. Each flow is different and dynamic. I always give my students a challenge. "Play time" is important in each class, where we try different arm balances and inversions that at first may seem impossible but eventually become "break-thru's." Each practice is a step within your own journey and I’m so honored to be a part of it. This practice is about letting the breath guide you, believing in the power to heal yourself, observing your innermost self with curiosity and wonderment, and so much more. I am graduating in the Spring of 2017 with my Bachelor's in Biology and Minor in Chemistry. I plan on continuing to teach yoga, travel, and see what opportunities come my way.