Christine discovered yoga as a way to find calmness and centering during early motherhood. Finding such peace in her practice, she decided to get her 200-RYT in 2006. Since then, Christine has been an avid student of yoga and has taken more trainings in chair yoga, senior yoga, kids’ yoga, prana yoga and the Tibean Five Rites, Trigger Point Yoga, meditation, reiki, and yoga nidra. Christine enjoys guiding her students to the discovery of the peace, calm and present awareness that yoga can bring to her students’ lives. Christine believes that anyone can do yoga so she enjoys teaching different classes to suit the needs of everyone, including vinyasa flow, hatha, gentle, and chair yoga.
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Andrea (RYT-200) began her yoga journey when she was a teenager searching for balance and calm in her life. Yoga continues to be the path that provides peace and a connection of body, mind and spirit in her daily practice.
Andrea completed her 200 hours in Fluid Yoga Teacher Training in 2015 through Stil Studio with Kevan Gale. Andrea is also certified in Spa Yoga, Yin Yoga and Reiki Level 1. Andrea is an active member of the Bodhi and Mind Yoga team, sharing specialized yoga with breast cancer patients in the privacy of their own homes as they face a difficult challenge in life. Andrea brings that same compassion and guidance into the yoga studio for a mindful yoga class.
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Kristen is known for her precise yet lighthearted approach to yoga. Coming from a background in biology and a love of anatomy Kristen weaves structure and alignment with free movement and exploration. She encourages students to connect with their own bodies and create movement that honors these connections. She understands that all bodies are different but believes that yoga can be done by everyone if we listen to ourselves. Yoga after all is a practice of connection.
Kristen completed her 200 hour teacher training at pavones yoga center in Pavones Costa Rica under her teacher Indira Kate Kalmbach. This past year she finished her 1000 hours teaching to become a yoga alliance certified E-RYT. Kristen’s fundamental desire for constant learning is evident in her practice and teaching. You will often find her in classes and workshops or with her nose in a yoga book!
When Kristen isn’t on her mat or driving from class to class listening to podcasts you will often find her outside nourishing herself by connecting to the natural world. Since a young age Kristen has had a deep connection with the earth and she tries to spend as much time outside as possible. She loves to hike and paddle board with her rescued ‘supermutt’ Koby. Kristen also enjoys travelling anywhere and everywhere, creating delicious plant based recipes and enjoying a cup of coffee or a hoppy beer.
Kristen’s joyful and sincere approach to life allows her to share yoga in an inclusive and nonjudgmental way; truly allowing the practice of yoga to bridge gaps. By sharing this practice that continually influences and grounds her Kristen hopes to inspire others to find their yoga.
Erla (Blue) MagaNE
Blue aims to create a warm and supportive class that will be adapted for all levels of experience. She wants to help students bring freedom to their body and mind as well as uplifting the spirit.
In 1998 she completed her Integrated Yoga Teacher Certification in Northampton, MA and has been teaching ever since, both in her hometown Reykjavik, Iceland and here in New England.
“I was 18 when I discovered yoga, but there were not many teachers in Iceland at that time, I traveled to Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA and fell in love with Yoga.
I was so excited to have finally found a practice that is both active for my body and also balancing for my mind. Above all else yoga allows me to connect to my inner self, feel more alive and inspired.”
Blue’s Integrated yoga training incorporates a blend of Kripalu, Iyengar and Hatha Yoga, which focuses on correct posture throughout the flow of postures, breathing techniques and deep relaxation.
In addition to teaching yoga, Blue works part time as a physical rehabilitation technician at Gallagher’s Chiropractic and Medical wellness center in Leominster, MA. Some may also recognize Blue from when she used to work at Roots Natural Foods in Leominster
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