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  • Ashley Mitchell

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    As the daughter of a professional boxer, All-American track athlete, theatre major, fitness professional, educator, and social justice advocate, Ashley has had the unique opportunity to experience a myriad of physical and mental training philosophies along with real world challenges that served a...

  • Hannah Adams

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    Hannah is a Boston native who has spent most of her adult life living abroad between India, Brazil, Guatemala, and Peru. Through these extensive travels, Hannah learned over and over again that home is where her mat is. Her yoga and Pilates practices have allowed Hannah to maintain a sense of str...

  • Brittney Burgess

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    With a Masters Degree in Sport & Performance Psychology and Mental Health & Behavioral Medicine, Brittney brings an unparalleled understanding of the mind body connection to all of her teachings. She artfully integrates a lens of healing and mental well-being into all of her classes, seasonal wor...

  • Michael Ponte

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    Michael’s approach to teaching is informed by a personal practice of Self-exploration. Developing a nuanced awareness of one’s body, mind, and internal experience is a complicated practice that is not always easily taught. Known for his creative sequences set to music, his verbal acuity, and his ...

  • Nadja Refaie

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    Nadja Refaie studied ballet as a child and into adulthood but found that she sought other types of movement. She took her first yoga class in 1997 with a friend at the gym and loved it immediately. It felt wonderful and provided the artistic and physical release she was seeking. She soon became a...

  • Kate Heffernan

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    Kate is a vinyasa flow and restorative yoga teacher in the Boston area and has been teaching since 2010. She is known for her ability to weave together intelligent and well-crafted sequences built around a specific theme. In Kate’s classes, you can expect precise instructions to create dynamic po...

  • Didi von Deck

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    When Didi von Deck first started Ashtanga yoga, three weeks after her third child was born, she recognized that Ashtanga is not like any yoga she had ever done before. After her first class, she found herself trying to get more yoga into her life. Despite the challenges of raising her family and ...

  • Daniel Orlansky

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    Daniel Orlansky teaches a slow vinyasa flow which integrates strength and flexibility training (physical body), energy cultivation (causal body) and open awareness (subtle body). His practice also draws upon pranayama exercises, core integration, chi gung, and meditation. The aim is to melt tensi...

  • Tristan Boyer Binns

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    Tristan Boyer Binns has been practicing yoga since she was 14, when she stumbled into an eye-opening Breath of Fire workshop. Yoga has been a big part of her life throughout her travels, office work and pregnancies, and in coping with a young family. Tristan was a children’s book publisher and au...

  • Michael Galvin

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    Michael has been a practitioner of yoga for more than a decade and is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher at the Intro I/II level. Before finding a home in the Iyengar community, he spent many years teaching heated flows and 200-hour teacher trainings. Michael draws from his many years of teaching v...

  • Masaaki Okamura

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    Born in Japan, Masaaki moved to Boston in ‘93, where he attended Boston University and graduated with a degree in psychology. He began practicing yoga in 2002.

    Masaaki has training in Kyokushin-karate, with the Hong Kong Royal Police Aikido team, and the Hong Kong Asian Olympic Judo team. He b...

  • Susan LoPiccolo

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    Susan LoPiccolo is a life long fitness enthusiast turned professional, passionate about promoting a healthy, active, and balanced lifestyle. She believes we all need to find balance in our lives mentally, physically and emotionally. She completed her 200-hour teacher training at Kranti Yoga in G...

  • Stephen Gresham

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    We exist within environments that can influence what we dream is possible. Powerful environments can reflect, value, and embolden the spirit such that we begin to question the limits of our own potential and the benefits of engaging the “what if...”.

    What if we encourage ourselves to imagine th...

  • Meredith Evangelisti

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    Meredith Evangelisti is a force of nature. National Roller Dance Champion, World Precision Rollerskating team member, Elite In-line Speed Skater, Sports Nutritionist, veteran Hot 26 yoga teacher in Boston for over a decade, personal trainer, nutritional cook, etc... suffice it to say, Meredith is...

  • Franny Diaz-Gilligan

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    Yoga is the best thing that has ever happened to Franny.
    Practice illuminated her immense potential that traditional schooling methods were blind to. Yoga was a gateway for Franny to access her true self. As a teacher since 2018, Franny seeks to empower others with the tools of yoga. Inclusivity...

  • Dina Abbondante

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    Dina Abbondante has studied and practiced bodywork and yoga for more than a decade. She blends her expertise in classical massage, acupressure, and Usui Reiki method with a reputation for teaching yoga classes that are intelligent, tranquil, and quietly powerful. Trained as a dancer and choreogra...

  • Sam Glannon

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    Sam found his way to the practice of asana through his meditation practice. When he was young, he found that he didn't have to strength necessary to sit in meditation postures for the duration necessary to make full use of them. As a result, he began to do asana practice, as he had heard that it ...