Nancy Boudreau 500 RYT, CHHC
Nancy believes in yoga’s healing powers to strengthen the body, quiet the mind, reconnect with the soul and build community. With a warm, inviting teaching style, Nancy’s yoga classes focus on releasing tension, connecting breath with movement, increasing strength and flexibility. She provides clear, easy-to-follow instructions and modifications so you can make the practice your own.
Off the mat, Nancy enjoys reading and writing about women’s health and wellness, walking the local rail trail, crafting, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
Karen Carollo ERYT500, YACEP
Jessica Chavanick, RYT200
When she is not teaching, practicing or learning new ways to help others, Liz loves spending time with her three amazing teenage girls, blasting music in the top down Vroom Vroom or snuggling up for Family Movie Night….and she doesn’t miss the chance to throw the spoon around in the kitchen and hang with her best friend and most supportive husband, Joe.
Whatever the style of yoga or combination it may be; Power, Strong, Gentle, Flow, Yin, or Restorative…no matter the breathwork or mindful meditation it includes, Liz enjoys sharing the balance & tranquility of it all. Her passion is sharing the beauty of yoga, its various forms and tools to help others cultivate lasting peace and joy in their day. Practicing alongside you in all that she does, Liz can’t wait to see you on the mat!
As a Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Nicola shares the authentic teachings and wisdom of yoga from India. Through intention, pranayama, and meditation, students leave her yoga class feeling relaxed and refreshed. Her classes will challenge you both physically and mentally while being varied for all levels. Kundalini Yoga classes include movement, mantra and breathing with demonstration and no hands-on assistance.
Nicola is a full-time K-12 Special Education teacher. She earned her certification for Radiant Child Yoga and Yoga for Children with ADHD and Those Differently Abled in 2019. By implementing her practices in the classroom, she has gained a level of comfort teaching all children breathing and calming techniques.
In her personal practice, Nicola is a guide and facilitator for her own healing and spiritual growth. She believes there is more than one way to process and clear karmic energy. Because of that, she regularly uses yoga, meditation, Reiki, singing bowls, and Shamanic teachings to support her.
Through love, logic, education, advocation and a little bit of trust in the universe, I help clients achieve powerful birth experiences that will impact them for years to come. I don’t believe in a healthy baby being the only end goal, but a mentally well and supported parent being my top priority. I have attended over 500 births in home, hospitals and birth centers. I have attended 137 VBAC’s, including VBA2C & VBA3C with 90% of those resulting in vaginal births. I have supported 48 families welcome their twins vaginally, and 93% of my clients have achieved the types of births they set out to achieve. I have a background in psychology and a passion working with those who have a history in anxiety or are facing high risk pregnancies and might need extra
emotional support. Feel free to reach out to me or sign up for a class at: www.diaryofadoula.com. You can find me on facebook, IG and tiktok @diaryofadoula.
I have lived most of my life in Southington. I am a Technical Project Mgr at ESPN for 28 years now. If I’m not in Southington then you can find me on Cape Cod. I love the Red Sox, NY Giants, the beach, traveling, my 3 cats and country music concerts.
Sheila Huard, RYT 200, RMT, CRT
Dawn is also a certified fitness instructor through Aerobics Fitness Association of America [AFAA] and Body Training Systems [BTS] who has been teaching since 2007. In June 2012 she completed the class room requirements for her yoga certification in WHY Power through West Hartford Yoga’s 200 hour teacher training. This beautiful process was organically nurtured by many wonderful teachers such as Ellen Head, Jill Miller, Judith Orloth, Nikki Poole, Jude Russell, Barbara Ruzansky, and Crystal Sullivan. When not on her mat, Dawn can be found with her other beautiful inspirations, Paul, Brandon and Devin either running, skiing or just tossing the baseball in the back yard. Just as the word yoga itself means to yoke or join, yoga has helped me cultivate a connection between all aspects of my being. How can I not share this joy?
Cheryl J. Moran, JD, ERYT500
In 2012, Cheryl became certified as an RYT at the 200hr level in Nosara, Costa Rica and then completed her 500hr RYT at Kripalu in Lenox MA. Believing passionately in the power of gratitude in our lives and the limitless benefits of living in the present moment (one breath at a time), Cheryl tries to walk her own spiritual path with grace, humility and an open heart. She strives for balance, flexibility, strength & serenity both on and off of the mat and, desiring always to remain a student, is constantly learning from all of the various teachers that surround her each and every day.
In 2011, Cheryl seized the opportunity to create a doorway where everyone was welcome to enter & explore their own unfolding journey…and find that delicate balance of intention & surrender. Cheryl feels enormously privileged & grateful to be able to offer the SoulSpace studio & her creation Yocovery, along with their guides and healing energies to the community. She is also a proud co-founder of Yoga on the Green in Southington. When not in court, or overseeing her restaurants, Cheryl can be usually be found outside enjoying nature, reading and spending time with her numerous rescue horses, dogs & cats. 🙂
I was born and raised in Newark, DE. Growing up, I took ballet classes and never stopped! I have been dancing professionally since 2014, I moved several times for many years to dance for different ballet companies around the country. In 2017, I started going to yoga classes to balance my demanding life as a ballet dancer. In the summer of 2018, I decided to deepen my training even further and earned my 200hr RYT at Simply Yoga in Fort Wayne, IN, under the instruction of Christa Smith. At the beginning of my yoga journey, I was very drawn to vinyasa/power yoga classes. Now I understand the importance of both vinyasa and restorative classes. Being able to push your body physically while being able to mentally stay in the postures. My classes are designed to push your body and mind to its fullest potential and range of motion, emphasizing on the importance of caring for your body not only physically but also mentally, to ensure a strong, healthy life beyond the studio.
Shortly after earning my certificate, I moved to Connecticut to dance for a ballet company in Hartford. Currently, I live in Bristol with my boyfriend and our cat named Gemini. When I’m not dancing or at the yoga studio, I love hanging out in my backyard, caring for my plants and baking fun and new recipes.
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Suzanna is a Yoga Alliance RYT 200hr graduate of the CrossRoads program at SoulSpace and studied under the teachings of Crystal Sullivan, Shelley Nyren and Cheryl Moran.
Suzanna’s personal yoga practice began in 2010 after noticing the positive effects of yoga on clients while working as a counselor at a psychiatric residential facility. She began a personal yoga practice and over many years noticed the transformation of her own mind and spirit. While her personal practice is currently rooted in the heated Bikram sequence, she personally enjoys the creativity of structuring and teaching gentle to intermediate flows and guided meditations. She is a firm believer in the power of the mind-body-spirit connection nurtured by yoga practice and is passionate about the philosophy that yoga is for ANY-body at ANY-level. Her goal is to help beginners find and maintain a practice that meets their needs.
Off the mat, Suzanna is licensed to practice medicine as a board certified Physician Assistant and utilizes her expert knowledge of anatomy in caring for her patients in the Interventional Radiology subspecialty. She is also a licensed massage therapist and offers massage sessions at the yoga studio. She aims to live life by blending her passions to help others achieve or maintain well-being through yoga, therapeutic massage and medicine.
In her spare time you can find Suzanna outdoors enjoying nature, hiking, camping, skiing, paddleboarding, traveling, reading, tending and talking to her garden/houseplants, trying new dishes at restaurants, and cuddling the rescue pitbull, Piggy.
Phyllis Powers 200 RYT
Phyllis Powers is a Yoga Alliance RYT 200-hour graduate of Yoga Farm Ithaca. She earned her Radiant Warrior Yoga Teacher Certification under the teachings of Christopher Grant, Daniela Hess Grant and Jeannie O’Neill.
Phyllis has been practicing yoga since 2011 on Long Island and NYC. The many different classes and styles were inspiring for wellness, peace of mind and strength. My mission as a yoga teacher is to guide my students through a journey of achieving peace, strength and balance in a safe and supportive environment through connecting breath, movement and intention. I believe that yoga is for every Body and offer a little guidance and inspiration on your yoga journey.
Off the Mat: Cycling on the rail trails, dancing and spending time with my family and friends. Astrology Sky Reader.
Additional Certification in Progress: Trauma Informed Yoga Nidra, expected completion September 2022.
Yannah was drawn to yoga after the death of her mother, as a means of fully experiencing all that grief has to offer. She has been teaching for nearly ten years and is honored to be able to facilitate this connective experience for others. Her classes are deeply breath-focused and are acceptable for all levels.
Cyndi Roberts – CIAYT, ERYT500, YACEP
She has been practicing yogasana, meditation and pranayama since 2009, and began teaching in 2011 after receiving her 200-hour certification. She went on to receive her certifications in Therapeutic Yoga, two 300-hour certifications (ERYT500) and her yoga therapist certification from International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT). She is a certified Reiki instructor and recently graduated from The Healing Trauma Program (a 9-month training for nervous system regulation and embodied safety). She continues her personal yoga practices and yoga therapy education, studies spirituality and the inner workings of the nervous system through the lens of Stephen Porges’s Polyvagal Theory and trauma-informed yoga.
She currently offers virtual and in-person private therapeutic yoga sessions for chronic illness and chronic pain, therapeutic yoga workshops and co-teaches both the 200 and 300-hour yoga teacher training at Sacred Rivers Yoga. Pre-registration for sessions is required. Web: shantiyogatherapy.com. Phone: (860) 517-9322. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Molly Weyers, RPYT, RYT, EFT Tapping Practitioner, Reiki Master
Stephanie Wheelahan, RYT-200
Off the mat, Steph loves to adventure with her two kids! She loves to bring the community together for off the mat outings as well, so keep your eyes open for group adventures!
In addition to group classes, Stephanie holds monthly events, such as Cosmic Reset: A Restorative Yoga & Sound Healing Experience and also offers one on one experiences/private lessons; specialing in stress relief and trauma sensitive sessions. You can connect with her by email: Nourishmindbodysoulct@gmail.com and find her on Facebook & Instagram :: @nourishmindbodysoulct.
Her class is: Meditate, Move, Heal. You will be guided through a meditation to calm the body and open the mind as we identify what our body is speaking to us. Then we will intuitively move through these feelings, releasing them from the body. The class will end with energy healing to speed up the body’s natural healing process.
You can reach her by email at: email@example.com. Find her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/katiewhite1113, and Instagram : @TheKatieEWhite.