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BETHANIA Bacigalupe

Bethania Bacigalupe

Bethania loves intelligent yoga from challenging vinyasa, to healing therapeutics, to nourishing restorative. She designs classes which layer a strong emphasis on alignment, breath, and clarity with her love of anatomy. Her teaching, from challenging to peaceful, is inspired by her own therapeutic practice which she's used to heal injuries and build energy. Students rave about about her skillful hands-on assists.

In vinyasa classes, focused alignment and awareness meld into a playful, challenging class connecting body, breath, and mind. Together with intelligent sequencing and individualized instruction, each student begins to deepen their personal practice.

Off the mat, Bethania, a mathematics student at Harvard, complements her degree work with courses in anatomy, neurobiology, and biomechanics. This work, along with training in restorative yoga and thai yoga bodywork, informs her therapeutic practices.

Most recently Bethania has fallen in love with partner acrobatics which inspires her to build strength and laugh a lot. She believes yoga is a practical tool to heal our bodies, find our breath, and enliven our spirits. For more, including yoga and anatomy drawings and writing: http://yogainthesky.com



Mickey Barr
Mickey Barr is a yoga teacher, licensed massage therapist and Reiki master.

He completed his yoga teacher training in Sampoorna Yoga under the guidance Shri Yogi Hariji. Mickey is a graduate of The Elizabeth Grady School of Massage Therapy and completed his Reiki master training under Heather Smidt. He continues daily yoga studies with Randy Aromando in Ashtanga Yoga and Joseph Satlak in Iyengar Yoga.

Mickey is a practitioner of Vipassana Meditation and enjoys vegan cooking.


RACHEL Barringer (formerly Arnold)

Rachel Arnold

Rachel teaches a creative and energetic vinyasa flow class that combines movement with breath, expression, and a bit of humor.

She graduated from the 200-hour Yoga of Energy Flow Teacher Training (taught by Daniel Orlansky, Carrie Tyler, and Aaron Cantor) and has completed teacher trainings with Alice Senko (Hot Hatha) and Josh Summers (Yin Yoga).

Rachel has also taken a variety of master classes and workshops with Barbara Benagh, Ana Forrest, Dharma Mittra, and David Swenson.

Rachel has a Master of Music Degree and she enjoys teaching cello and performing with several ensembles in the Boston area.

She also makes quirky crafts out of clay, felt, and any other medium that inspires her.


ALISSA Bigelow

Alissa Bigelow

Alissa Bigelow began her yoga practice in Southern California more than 14 years ago under the direct guidance of her teachers Seane Corn and Max Strom.

Inspired by the intrinsic healing powers of yoga to transcend dark into light, Alissa steps onto her mat each day as both a student and a teacher.

Trained to teach in the PURE yoga tradition of strict Vinyasa Flow, her classes can be both vigorous and restorative.

Her intention is to open the heart, mind and body to all possibilities and all probabilities. She offers her students the opportunity to honor their own truth, moment to moment, linking each breath to the next through movement and awareness of the light within us all.



Julie Blume

Julie has practiced many types of hatha yoga since 2000, but is particularly intrigued with the rhythm and flow of vinyasa style classes.

In 2010, she completed a Level 1 Teacher Training in power vinyasa with Baron Baptiste, and in 2012 she completed a 200 hour teacher training with the Open Hearts Yoga School in Boston. 

Prior to becoming a certified yoga instructor, Julie danced professionally for seven years in New York City, working with the Parsons Dance Company from 2005-2010, and for the Metropolitan Opera through 2011. Throughout her years of touring for dance, Julie found yoga to be an incredibly useful traveling companion.

Today, she is thrilled to be sharing yoga with a broader audience and to assist other students on their journey to dedicate themselves to the present moment through movement, grace, and perhaps a little grit.

Julie incorporates her years of study in anatomy and physiology into her teaching, and hopes to give all students an opportunity to find ever-deeper ways to connect their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies. You can visit her website at www.julieblume.com


JAKE Bosse

Jacob BosseJacob Bosse is dedicated to his work in the health, fitness and wellness community through yoga and encourages practitioners to enjoy life, have fun and be healthy. He believes yoga is for everyone and his signature programs, designed for all levels, empower people tap into a stronger, healthier and more balanced life.

Jake’s take on yoga promotes simplicity by exploring breath and movement, believing the body will work with that and the creativity of your own practice will begin to set in.

Yoga has also led him down many paths and has served as the nucleus for many charitable and voluntary projects. Jake is an ambassador to the Cure ATRT Now Fund, supporting Pediatric Brain Cancer Research and launched a program in 2011 serving The Boys and Girls Clubs teaching yoga to inner city youths. In 2013 he was also named ambassador to Lululemon Athletica.


ERIN Britt

Erin BrittErin began her yoga practice over a decade ago when she took her first yoga class as a freshman in college. She quickly became deeply rooted in her practice and fell in love with the stability and comfort that she found in yoga.

Studying under Bo Forbes, she completed her 200-hr training in 2010 and has been teaching since.

Erin teaches a slow-paced vinyasa practice, focusing on the mind-body connection and the therapeutic aspects of yoga.

In her class there is a strong emphasis on the breath and mindfully moving through the asanas.

Students can expect to be challenged through slower movement, and are encouraged to listen to their own bodies, modifying poses as necessary.

Aside from teaching yoga, Erin received her graduate degree in library and information sciences at Simmons College. She finds life pretty grand, splitting her time between yoga and books.



Elizabeth BrownElizabeth Brown M.A., has been teaching at Karma for five years. She began her formal training in 1992 with Sarah Powers, Tias Little and Paul Grilley in the Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Yin traditions.

In 2001-2003 she lived in Siddha Yoga meditation centers in Oakland, California, and in Ganeshpuri, India, where she met John Friend and began training in Anusara Yoga.

She currently studies formally with philosophers Dr. Douglas Brooks and Professor Paul Muller-Ortega; this work informs her classes, which include students from ages 5 to 80 years old.

With over 1000 hours of training and ten years of yoga teaching in Northern California, Vietnam, Cambodia, Burma and Boston, Elizabeth leads international yoga and service retreats in Peru, Bolivia, Mexico and Tanzania.

She brings a rich understanding of therapeutics, a strong meditation practice, and the desire for all students to align with their own innate freedom. Her classes are fun, dynamic, and strong. Her lightheartedness is contagious; students move easily to the next level of practice.


ALEX Bynum

Alex facilitates a Reiki class in a group setting for unblocking stuck energies on the levels of Body, Soul, and Spirit. She completed her Reiki training out of the Greater Boston Center for Advanced Spiritual Healing and Training located in Newton, MA.

Alex also recently studied with the Modern Mystery School in Toronto, Canada and looks forward to continuing work with the school. Furthermore, she is a certified life activation practitioner, healer, personal trainer, and meditation practitioner.

Through the ongoing journey of coming home to herself, Alex has never known more joy. She strives to live a life based on service.



Pat brings a lifetime of spiritual and artistic experimentation to teaching a safe, powerful, eclectic vinyasa yoga. He began practicing yoga in 1995, hoping to improve his breathing and performance as a professional saxophonist. One class became a lifelong study, as he continues to explore the various facets of yoga in all parts of life.

Pat has been teaching yoga since 2005, with a wide clientele of athletes, intellectuals, young and old from all over the world. His classes embrace a mix of yoga styles and movement patterns, from acrobatics and martial arts to kriyas and therapeutic bodywork to challenge and awaken the bodies and spirits of all his students.

He was introduced to AcroYoga in 2005, falling in love with this dynamic, collaborative practice; he is delighted to share it as an AcroYoga teacher.

Pat received a Bachelors of Music from the Eastman School of Music, and a Masters of Music from the New England Conservatory. His third CD as a bandleader, Who We Are Together, was released in 2013.


JENN Falk (formerly Pici)

Jenn Falk13 years of yoga practice and 7 years of teaching have helped Jenn move through major transitions such as finding her calling and voice, partnering (marriage), and childbearing (her son was born in 2011).

Jenn is passionate about fostering confidence, curiosity and openess to yoga practitioners, especially women of all ages, and learning how to support one another through new lifestages in this complicated world.

Her practcie has evolved from Hot Power Yoga after years as a collegiate athlete, to slow flow, hatha, and yin as she entered a new phase. Jenn doesn't have one "guru", but takes classes and learns from a number of teachers in those styles.

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



STEFANIE Finicchio

Stefanie Finicchio resized 600Stefanie's relationship with yoga began in 2005, and since then it has continued to evolve. It started as an interest in movement but has become so much more. As time passed, Stefanie's yoga practice became her center without even knowing it: what started as just an athletic outlet, began to grow into a way of life. Stefanie realized that her regular practice allowed her to feel more grounded than any other thing she had ever tried. Moving with intention on her mat gave Stefanie a feeling that could not be compared to anything else. The gratitude for her health, mobility and fluidity in her body was enough to bring her back to her mat day by day.

Stefanie went on to complete her 200-hour YTT to not only learn more about the practice but to help others benefit from yoga as she had. Stefanie studied under Michelle Fleming, founder of Sanctuary Studios. Stefanie is also a Thai yoga massage practitioner and is seeking a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at the New England School of Acupuncture. Stefanie's teaching focuses a lot on self awareness, intention and moving in ways which nourish the mind/body. Stefanie enjoys educating her students on the anatomy of their bodies. She is a firm believer that when you step on your mat it is YOUR practice, encouraging the freedom to move in ways you wish.

Stefanie teaches vinyasa, with vigorous flows that will challenge your mind and make your heart smile! She continuously preaches that if you are not enjoying what you are doing, then don't do it! In her class expect to work hard, sweat, laugh, invert and step outside of all life's chitter chatter.


Larisa FormanLarisa started practicing yoga in 1994. She has been a dedicated yoga teacher in the Boston area for over eight years and seamlessly puts poses, breath and meditation techniques together creating a one-of-a-kind experience.

Focused, challenging and fun, her classes are appropriate for any level practitioner.

Larisa draws inspiration and is a long-time student of David Magone, Sri Dharma Mittra and Konstantin Bazarov. For more info please check www.fulltimeyogi.com



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BRAHMA Garland

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SAM Glannon

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SARA Grossi

Sara Grossi

Sara first fell in love with yoga in 2009 at a time when she was struggling with food, alcohol and PTSD from cancer treatment. With each pose and with each breath (particularly in arm balances and inversions) the mental chatter began to subside, and the possibility to heal herself presented itself.

As a 10-year cancer survivor, dedicated yogi, teacher and freelance graphic designer, she nurtures her creativity, passion and determination for living life. Through dedicated practice she has found courage, confidence, strength, happiness, fearlessness and her true self.

Her classes are a light-hearted, creative and energetic flow intended to leave students connected, peaceful and hopefully with a few laughs to keep smiling long past savasana. She received her Yoga Alliance RYT 200-hour certification through the guidance and teachings of Kevan Gale, whom she is especially indebted to. Sara is also extremely grateful for the teaching influence of David Magone, and many others in the Boston area.


BRYNNE Haflett

Brynne HaflettBrynne is a 200hr certified Pranakriya RYT with certifications in meditation, Chair Yoga, and Yin Yoga. She has been practicing yoga for ten years and has influences in Hatha, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa yoga.

Brynne works to provide varying levels of intensity and creative flows in her classes for students of all levels to enjoy. Her classes emphasize the incorporation of breath in asanas to create a deeper level of practice and cultivate body awareness. Body awareness not only creates a safer practice for students, but translates into their daily lives, resulting in a healthier lifestyle.

Her mission is to make the practice and benefits of yoga easily, affordable, and accessible to anyone who wishes to practice. She believes that yoga offers a wealth of benefits that everyone should have to chance to explore.

In her spare time, Brynne works for her organization "Yogis4Good", a charitable group partnered with Karma Yoga Studios to take yogic practices off the mat. She continues to study with Pranakriya creator Yoganand Michael Carroll. To find out more about Brynne, visit her website www.yoginib.com.



NINA Hayes

Nina HayesNina Hayes, 800-hour Certified Jivamukti Yoga Instructor, Certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator (VLCE), Board Certified Holistic Health Counselor (AADP), and Vegan Chef, is a catalyst for healthy, uplifted and joyful living. Registered with Yoga Alliance, Nina is E-RYT 500 credentialed. She has trained at Samadhi Yoga in Sydney, Australia, the Omega Institute, and at the Jivamukti Yoga School in NYC, where she completed a 500-hour apprenticeship with her dear mentor, Jessica Stickler. Nina earned a Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, in Health Science and degree in Dance from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

A seasoned presenter, Nina has been featured at the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival, The Boston Vegetarian Society’s Annual Meeting, and as an invited contributor on Wheeler del Torro’s Vegan Scoop book tour. A lover of vegan sweets, she provided greenroom vegan treats for artists’ Mos Def and Talib Kweli’s House of Blues concert. She was a featured chef at the New England Dessert Showcase’s “Chef’s Table Live!” where her Bon Bon company, Sugar Me Cookie Dough, was awarded "Best Healthy Choice" dessert.

As a Yoga Teacher, Nina has instructed workshops at Jivamukti Yoga NYC, Brown University, Northeastern University, Lululemon Athletica, and corporate yoga classes for Highfields Capital, Parson's Brinckerhoff, and Oxfam International. She also became a Certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach under the tutelage of Victoria Moran at the Main Street Vegan Academy in NYC, and in 2012 she was awarded Board Certification by the American Academy of Drugless Practitioners. Off the mat and out of the kitchen, Nina is a contributing writer for Elephant Journal.


LUCIE Kasova

Lucie Kasova

Lucie Kasova, E-RYT, is known for bringing warmth, passion and a sense of inquiry to her teaching.

Her work integrates yoga and mindfulness; her teaching style offers clear instruction, with an emphasis on awareness to the physical sensations, emotions and thoughts that arise throughout the practice.

Her knowledge of alignment principles helps her guide students safely and affords them maximum benefit from the practice.

A dedicated practitioner of yoga and meditation for more than a decade, Lucie has studied extensively at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and teaches classes and workshops in the U.S. and Europe.

A 2013 recipient of a Teaching for Diversity grant from the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association, she is currently pursuing Advanced Certification in the Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts and Teacher Certification in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction from the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. More info at luckymeyoga.com.



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An Li has been interested in mindfulness practices for over ten years, since studying religion at the University of Toronto. She deepened this curiosity with long travels through India and Nepal, engaging in Tibetan Buddhist meditation retreats, and yoga study in the Ashtanga and Iyengar traditions.

She received her 200-hour yoga teaching certification with Bo Forbes’ Elemental Yoga. She has assisted her therapeutic yoga workshops and medical research studies on the effects of Restorative yoga on migraine sufferers. An Li is also certified as a pre-natal yoga teacher, and continues her yoga studies, attending workshops with senior teachers including Judith Lasater, Barbara Benaugh, Patricia Walden, Doug Keller, and Roger Cole.

An Li teaches a slow vinyasa style that is mindful, meditative, and fluid, with a basis in alignment, breath, and bandhas. An Li makes yoga accessible for students of all ages and abilities.

For An Li, yoga can lead to a deeper sense of awareness and presence that can tremendously benefit our mental and physical states. Yoga encapsulates a lifestyle, a way of being that generates greater connectedness and contentment.


KARMA Longtin

Karma Longtin

Karma embraces many different styles of yoga including power, vinyasa and restorative hatha and plans to continue on her path of exploration with a power yoga teacher training at Open Doors.

Her classes focus on the connection of body, mind and breath in order to tap into your prana flow and deepen your practice.

She encourages everyone to find the practice that is right for them in order to realize their own path to self-discovery and personal transformation.


REINA Lovelace

Reina Lovelace

Reina Lovelace is a 300-hour certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher and Licensed Massage Therapist. She teaches vinyasa classes that are challenging, intellectually stimulating, and steeped in traditional yogic philosophy. Her 15 years’ experience in Bodywork and anatomy informs her thoughtful sequences and intuitive hands on assists. Reina has also received training in the various practices of Bhakti yoga, Yoga Nidra and Meditation at the Satchidananda Ashram.

As a former actress battling disordered eating, and depression, Reina found Yoga and it became her path to greater understanding and health. What traditional therapies could not heal, the practices of yoga continue to heal and transform. The journey of Yoga has been one of continuously coming home to her more authentic Self. Teaching yoga and meditation is an offering of love and service.

She humbly offers her classes as a place to find transformation, connection, and freedom through these ancient practices. Reina’s full-time labor of love is being a mother to her ten year old son, who is also a student of Yoga (you may see him around Karma.) Reina bows in gratitude to her beloved teachers, Sri Swami Satchidananda, David Life, Sharon Gannon, Jeffrey Cohen and Andrea Boyd, who are endless inspirations and constant companions on the path to Yoga.


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Fiona McQuade
Fiona McQuade is a 300 hour certified Jivamukti yoga teacher. She is honored to a part of the Jivamukti lineage and humbly bows to her teachers: Sharon Gannon, David Life, Jules Febre and Rima Rani Rabanath, Fiona has also been honored to mentor with Bristol Marriot.

Fiona's classes are playful, and rigorous; she seeks to incorporate yoga philosophy and mythology within all her classes.

Fiona graduated from Wheaton College with departmental honors in Religious Studies in 2005, there she studied Eastern Religions and meditation. She has also studied Ashtanga yoga.


DAVID Magone

David Magone

Since founding PranaVayu Yoga in 2001, David has received a number of accolades in the press with features in Vogue Magazine UK, the Wall Street Journal, Self Magazine, Women’s Health and many other publications.

Rated "Best of Boston" by Boston Magazine and Rateyourburn.com, David work has also been recognized internationally, with a feature in Travel and Leisure's '25 Top Yoga Studios around the World'.

In addition to teaching PranaVayu classes, workshops and trainings worldwide, David regularly contributes to the Huffington Post Healthy Living section and the popular online website Myyogaonline.com.




Bristol MaryottBristol is an Advanced-Certified Jivamukti and prenatal yoga instructor with over eight years of experience teaching.

Bristol's Jivamukti vinyasa classes incorporate hands-on assists and vigorous flows as well as quieter restorative postures and meditation practices. She draws strongly on the tenets of Jivamukti as well as her studies of the Ashtanga, Anusara and Iyengar yoga methods.

Bristol's practice and teaching is informed by the light and grace of her teachers, Sharon Gannon and David Life.

Bristol is excited to return to Karma after living abroad for the past few years.
She is also pursuing a career in art history and is passionate about animal welfare.

Dr. LONG Nguyen

Dr. Nguyen has learned and practiced meditation, qigong, and martial arts since his early teens in the temples of south Vietnam. However, for a period in his life, the stresses of life distracted him from his path.

After discovering the healing effect of yoga, Long regained his original self, reconnected with his inner-being and resumed the practice of internal arts. He went on to be certified in the Sivananda Yoga tradition in the Himalayas. He further developed his yoga practice while studying in the US. and has trained with Anna Forrest, John Friend, and Pattabhi Jois.

To develop his spirituality and character, Long trekked to Gomukh, the glacial origin of the Ganges, and meditated in the sacred caves of the Sivananda tradition in Gangottri. He has climbed the Yen-Tu mountain to meditate in the sacred caves of Chua Huong, and visited other sacred places in Vietnam and India. Long had learned meditation with Thay Thich Nhat Hanh and Thay Thich Thanh Tu, as well as with other American teachers.

As a Harvard-trained researcher in mind-body medicine, alternative medicine, and public health, Long’s teaching combines scientific knowledge with the traditional wisdoms that he had learned from his internal arts teachers in his native Vietnam. Long is a recent graduate of the post-doctoral fellowship in Integrative Medicine jointly offered by Harvard Medical School Center for Integrative Care and the General Internal Medicine Division of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is also a graduate of Harvard School of Public Health’s Masters of Public Health program.

Dr. Nguyen, PhD, MPH is an active researcher and author of several research articles in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), mind-body medicine, and health care of the underserved. He has strong research interests in the roles of healthy living and self-practices in reducing national overall cost of health care. He was a member of Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative’s health care think tanks in 2009 & 2010. Dr. Nguyen has taught Yoga, Qigong, and meditation to students at HSPH, and adults in greater Boston areas (visit www.atman-yoga.com & www.drnguyen.org for details).



Tiffany O'ConnellTiffany O'Connell completed her first 200hr RYT Yoga Alliance certification with with David Vendetti and Todd Skoglund of South Boston Yoga in 2009, followed by her second 200hr RYT in 2012 with Kelly Morris, the founder of Conquering Lion Yoga in NYC. To compliment her yoga studies, she is also an ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor and has been teaching since 2003.

Her classes are vinyasa style set usually to music, embrace non-judgment and are often infused with some humor. She will always emphasize breath and alignment but within a playful environment of instinctual expression. Beyond asana, there is a shift that happens once you dive into the yogic teachings. You go through this evaluation of your mind & body that doesn't allow you to go back to being the unconscious person you were before.

Tiffany is eternally grateful to all her teachers and students who inspire her teachings, and who remind her every day that she is and always will be both. Her hope is that in her classes you'll uncover that yoga cultivates an awareness of yourself as an individual being that is intimately connected to the universe, and that the learnings you experience on the mat will permeate into the rest of your life off the mat... and of course vice-versa.


BARRETT Reinhorn (formerly Lauck)

Barrett ReinhornBarrett E-RYT500, RPYT (Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher-500 hour level) has been teaching yoga since 1998 throughout the metro Boston area. She teaches beginner through advanced vinyasa yoga, and specializes in prenatal/postnatal yoga. She conducts Prenatal teacher trainings and is registered as a Prenatal Yoga School with the Yoga Alliance.

Trained in Astanga Vinyasa yoga and Interdisciplinary Yoga, Barrett melds asana, breath, music, meditation, and rhythmic improvisational movement into her vinyasa and prenatal sessions. Every class of Barrett's is unique, combining the energies of sun (dynamic warmth) and moon (calming cool) so that students are deeply rooted in their bodies and yet light and free in spirit.

Barrett brings to her teacher training extensive training in yoga for the childbearing year along with experience as a doula, childbirth educator and mother. You can read articles and more on her site: fivepointsyoga.com.



Karen has practiced yoga for nine years, both in New York and Boston. Karen received her teacher training with Natasha Rizopolous, and is thankful to all of her teachers for inspiring her including Dustin DiPerna, Amber Eisenbraun, and Rachel Arnold.

She has a Master's Degree in Urban and Environmental Planning from Tufts, and tries to integrate sustainability into mind and body to reach a fuller human potential. She helps others deepen awareness of and connect to the body, and acquire greater health and happiness physically and mentally through the practice of yoga.



Ali first came to yoga for physical exercise, and found a way to bring inspiration to life. With a background in salsa dance and synchronized skating, Ali practiced yoga to enjoy movement and keep an active body. Her dedication and curiosity drew her back to her mat, and Ali realized that Alison Singerthe physicality was just one component of yoga’s transformative essence. Identifying the practice as a tremendous source of empowerment and fulfillment, she set on the path to teach.

Ali incorporates intelligent sequencing to develop progressive posture series, and help students discover endless depths to their own practice. She consistently challenges students by inventing new sequences and introducing new postures.

Her classes draw on creative inspiration from life and community, and encompass spirited themes to connect with reality. Ali’s appreciation for freedom and spontaneity is the source of influence for her classes, which encompass these qualities to generate confidence and positivity both on and off the mat.


JOSH Summers

Josh Summers

After college, Josh spent several years living abroad in India, Taiwan and Burma where he studied both yoga and meditation. As his interest in vipassana or insight meditation developed, so too did his interest in more contemplative forms of yoga practice.

With a professional background in Oriental Medicine and a personal passion for the dharma, Josh fell in love with Yin Yoga as a beautiful synthesis of these two interests.

He now teaches throughout the United States and Europe. www.joshsummers.net




Stephanie Troy, LICSW, RYT is a licensed clinical social worker, yoga teacher and nutrition coach, an innovator, writer and lover of enhancing authentic happiness. She is the owner of Your Whole Healing http://www.yourwholehealing.com which provides wellness counseling, yoga classes and private instruction, nutrition education and workshops.

Stephanie TroyHer yoga project Soba Yoga was born from her career spanning the past 15 years in the area of addictions, corrections and trauma. Stephanie has practiced yoga since 2000. During this time she has witnessed the calming of her anxious mind and seen how yoga has brought her deeper into the present moment. She is grateful to be able to share with others the transformative affects of Yoga; physical, mental and emotional.

Stephanie has completed several yoga trainings including a 500 hour yoga teacher training with South Boston Yoga, Trauma Sensitive Yoga training through the Trauma Center at JRI and Yin Yoga training with Josh Summers. She has been teaching Vinyasa yoga since 2008 in hospitals, studios and offering private instruction.

Her classes are taught linking breath with mindful movement while paying attention to alignment and having fun. She has a lighthearted, playful approach to the practice and encourages her students to do the same. Her blog You and Me with Tea is a composition of musings on health, wellness, yoga and well…tea. Stephanie is passionate about living, learning and loving.


GIRISH Venkataramani

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AMBER Wachtl

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ANNE Wichmann

Anne started practicing Yoga to get rid of her back pain. She found several Jivamukti Yoga studios in her hometown Munich, Germany. Amongst her great teachers there are Patrick Broome, Gabriela Bozic and Petros Haffenrichter. Soon she learnt that asana practice is one Anne Wichmannpart of many that make up the path of Yoga – and that Yoga not only happens on but also off the mat.

Through asana practice she became aware of the power of compassion and unconditional love for all beings in her every day life. Keen on learning she attended the Yoga Conference in Cologne for several years, being grateful to study with amazing teachers like Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa (Kundalini Yoga), Katchie Ananda (Yoga & Dharma), Bryan Kest (Power Yoga), Mark Whitwell (Heart of Yoga) and many more. Thanks to a dear friend she also took part in several Vipassana Meditation courses and classes in Europe and India. In April 2013 she graduated from the 300-hour Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training with her beloved teachers David Life, Sharon Gannon and Ruth Lauer-Manenti at Omega Institute, NY.

Anne’s classes focus on the connection of mind, breath and body, combining vigorous flows and restorative practices while getting safely and deep into the asanas. In her spare time Anne is a dedicated singer and musician, collaborating with artists all over the globe.


JESSE Winder

Jesse is a Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher who has been practicing and teaching clients in the Boston area for over fifteen years. He founded Karma Yoga Studios in Cambridge in 2002 to serve as a welcoming community wellness center that offers a wide range of yoga styles and related Eastern methods of fitness. Since then, Karma has grown to 3 locations in the Boston area.

Over years of studying and teaching, Jesse developed the PhysioYoga method (see PhysioYoga under class descriptions), a unique yoga style that combines two seemingly disconnected approaches: the ancient hatha yoga traditions with modern-day, evidence-based scientific research in biomechanics and sports medicine.

Jesse has come to believe that, in addition to the wisdom of traditional yoga training, scientifically-verifiable facts and serious attention to injury prevention should be cornerstones in our contemporary teaching and practice of yoga. To this end, Jesse studied for over 6 years with a certified physical therapist and Iyengar-trained yoga teacher, Kim Amlong, while developing the PhysioYoga concepts.

His PhysioYoga classes are heavily focused on three issues:

  1. proper anatomical alignment,
  2. joint protection and health, and
  3. effective body mechanics.

These areas of emphasis make Jesse's classes ideal for yoga novices, people with injuries, and core-conditioned athletes in training looking to achieve an optimal balance between strength and flexibility.

Jesse has had the distinction of teaching PhysioYoga for the past nine years to medical clinicians in the Alternative Medicine Immersion Program at the Natural Standards Center, the foremost authority in peer-reviewed research in integrative medicine.

Jesse Winder

Jesse has an avid interest in and vast knowledge of holistic nutrition, herbology and alternative systems of medicine, and is also a certified chi kung instructor. His interest in yoga actually developed while studying Eastern meditation and the internal martial arts, which led him to include many of the synergies present between the two practices into his classes. Constantly updating his knowledge, Jesse will complete the Harvard Medical School Clinical Training in Mind-Body Medicine program in June 2014.

As part of his personal 'karma yoga' ('service to others' in Sanskrit), Jesse donates his time and resources to issues close to his heart: economic justice and animal rights causes in his local community. He teaches numerous free yoga classes aimed at underserved populations, including Harvard University's Phillips Brooks House, local homeless shelters, and programs for at-risk teens; he co-founded and sits on the Board of Directors of C.A.R.E., the first and only Cambridge-based animal rescue and adoption organization; and he volunteered weekly for the homeless meals program at the First Church in Cambridge.

In accordance with ahimsa, Jesse lives a vegan lifestyle and incorporates environmental sustainability and social justice goals in all of Karma Yoga Studio's business practices. He is a firm believer that business should only be conducted as an agent of progressive change in our society, and hopes the currently budding age of social entrepreneurship and ethical investment practices will help transform our world for the better.

For his role as a local business leader, Jesse was honored to address the Harvard University Leadership Institute at its annual Forum on Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He was also personally awarded by the Mayor of Cambridge with the Greenest Business Award for Karma Yoga Studios. He lives in Cambridge with his long-term partner and over a dozen rescued animals. Jesse feels blessed by and grateful to all who have aided his journey along the way. Namaste.