Lyndsey started an asana practice in 2002 before she really realized it was a practice at all. She was never one to enjoy going to the gym but has always been drawn to movement; ballet, cheerleading, pole fitness & Jui-Jitsu. When yoga was suggested to her as a way to workout, she thought she’d give it a try. Little did she know, that these poses would turn into a 15 year practice that would act as a workout in her teens, ground her in her 20’s and that would eventually guide her into a loved teaching career in her 30’s.
Through the inspiring instruction of Ame Wren & Lynne Begier, Lyndsey achieved her 200 hour teaching certification at Back Bay Yoga in 2012. Since then she has continued her education with training's in Yin, Prenatal and hands on adjustments. Lyndsey continues to partake in continuing education series and practice with Ame Wren, Joanne Benevides & Josh Summers.
Lyndsey teaches in Boston, Massachusetts and takes an anatomical approach to alignment in her vinyasa yoga classes. She has found herself in awe of the body and all its moving parts and gets excited to share the new things she learns about the body and movement with her students. She hopes that through her teaching she can inspire future yogis, like her teachers have inspired her, to find stillness of mind, strength of body and peace within their hearts.
A Boston based yoga teacher, Kate is known for her lighthearted attention to detail and commitment to the growth of her students. Kate’s teaching is designed to give students the tools to access their own body’s needs, create new connections, and bring balance to their lives on and off the mat. In addition to her regular classes, Kate is also trained in yoga as therapy and is a licensed Girlvana Yoga teacher—an organization that uses yoga, meditation, and mentorship to empower teen girls. When she’s not on the mat, you can find her hanging with her partners in crime, by the ocean, or curled up with a strong cup of coffee and a good book.
Tracy began her yoga practice in 2007 after spontaneously attending a hot yoga class with a friend. She never thought she would be immediately hooked since she did not enjoy physical exercise nor had she given much thought to spirituality.
As her practice developed, Tracy was inspired by her teachers to become certified to teach yoga. Tracy enrolled in Jacqui Bonwell’s 200-hour teacher training at Greener Postures in South Portland, Maine. She also participated in a “Beyond Teaching Yoga Mentorship” program at Stil Studio; where she enrolled in her 300-hour RYT 2014. In the summer of 2016 Tracy transitioned from her role as a 4th grade classroom teacher to a full-time yoga and meditation teacher. Tracy teaches public and private yoga and meditation classes in the greater Boston area. Tracy has participated on panels and lead workshops on bringing mindfulness into the classroom for Kripalu and the Massachusetts Teachers Association.Tracy’s classes are a fun physical practice infused with a sense of calming energy. She mindfully instructs her students through sequences, while offering them the space to listen to their bodies and move with intention.
Never in a million years did Billy Gamble think he’d become a yoga teacher. Like many things in life, he discovered yoga by accident. While working as a security guard at a music & yoga festival in upstate New York, Billy attended his first class on a whim. He instantly noticed the positive side effects of practicing and had to explore the world of yoga immediately. When he returned to Boston he tried vinyasa, hip-hop, yin, restorative, and Forrest classes around the city and fell in love. He’s been a dedicated practitioner and fitness enthusiast ever since.
It wasn’t until Billy joined Rugged Crossfit, and with the support of his coaches, that he decided to become a yoga teacher. Billy completed his 200-hour teacher training in the summer of 2012 at Back Bay Yoga, studying vinyasa, restorative and yin styles under the tutelage of Lynne Begier, Aaron Cantor, and Ryan Cunningham. Billy also his Bachelor’s of Science in History and a minor in Business from Northeastern University, is a CrossFit Level 2 trainer, a USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach, and a NASM certified personal trainer. While Billy is serious about his own yoga practice, he strives to create classes that are fun, relaxed, & welcoming for all students. His goal as a teacher is to help bring out the best from his students—mentally, physically, and spiritually—through the practice of yoga!
Christina is a Wellness Coach and Speaker with over 10-years of experience in the wellness world combined with a successful 17-year career as a Vice President and Portfolio Manager of a $5 billion real estate fund. Her unique skill set allows her to effectively coach and motivate corporate individuals in finding a balance between successful careers and well-lived lives. In addition to her first-hand experience, she graduated from Institute of Integrative Nutrition as a certified health and wellness coach. Whether it is losing weight, managing stress, improving sleep or finding balance, Christina empowers and supports her clients in creating new habits that build on their strengths and overcome their challenges. Through years of experience in a high profile career, she understands the stressors and demands that challenge a person’s’ health. Christina procured a set of best practices that allow her clients to find harmony in nourishing their bodies and souls while balancing their busy lives.
Way back in high school I chose yoga for my PE elective. I was never into team sports. The best thing I got out of that class was the relaxation at the end. In the years to follow I did a yoga class here and there. But then decades later I had the opportunity to work as an office manager at a yoga studio. I could go every day! And that is when I fell in love with yoga. I love how my body feels holding the poses, I love that I can take care and protect my body with yoga poses. I appreciate the fluidity in my body. But most importantly, I received a lot of benefit from the ancient and modern yogic sages. All their wisdom provides me with tools to get me through the little and the big going-ons in my life. I became a teacher to share all the benefits I received with others. For each of my students I provide a non judgemental, safe environment to practice yoga. I encourage them to find the right pose just for their body. My certifications are Hatha yoga with Yoga for Life in Framingham and Yin yoga with Josh Summers.
A Few of My Favorite Things
Playing games with my husband and two boys, recreating gourmet meals found on fancy restaurants’ websites, and listening and dancing to Maroon 5.
I began teaching group fitness classes in 2001, but it wasn’t until many years later that I was drawn to yoga. The more I practiced, the more I wanted to know. I completed my 200-hour yoga teacher training through the Yoga Loft in Wilmington, and recently finished my 300-hour yoga training through Home Yoga in Andover. Through yoga, I have gained strength, flexibility and balance, not only in my yoga practice but in life as well. My teaching style is vinyasa with a strong focus on alignment and safe sequencing. I encourage my students to go at their own pace and listen to their bodies. I also hope they feel challenged, balanced, and have a sense of calmness at the end of each class. My other certifications include group exercise through Athletics and Fitness Association of America, Madd Dogg Athletics, and CPR/AED.
As a high school English teacher in Chicago Public Schools, Erika initially came to yoga for physical transformation and to find better work-life balance. After connecting with a like-minded and supportive community of yogis, she decided to combine her talent for teaching with her passion for the practice by enrolling in a 200-hour teacher training. When the opportunity arose to relocate to Boston in the summer of 2015, she left the classroom for the studio to pursue teaching yoga full time.
Erika is dedicated to continually learning and growing as a teacher. She has over 1,000 hours of teaching experience, completed her 300-hour teacher training at Down Under Yoga in 2016, and will complete a mentorship on the power of touch with Nicole Clark and a 200-hour Ayurveda training with Kate O’Donnell in 2017. Erika also strives to create authentic connections with her students, welcoming them to linger after class to ask questions, give feedback, and chat about all things yoga. When not sweating and stretching, Erika enjoys downtime with her partner of twelve years, Philip, and their cat, Matilda.
Originally from Paris (France), Cathy started her yoga practice while living in Texas 12 years ago. She was more interested in the physical aspect of yoga, but it did not take her long to connect with the mental and spiritual benefits of this ancient practice. When she discovered yoga, she also rediscovered herself. Today, yoga helps her live LIFE to its full potential, stay present, and “simply” BE in the NOW. Her practice encourages her to breathe deeper, stay grounded, and accept herself. It got her through some very tough times. Expect a mix of fun, generosity, and loving attention in her classes while you experience your own journey of self-discovery. She has a 500RYT Certification and continues to further her yoga education any chance she gets
Kristen began practicing yoga regularly while working as a high school science teacher. As her practice grew deeper she found herself wanting to share the experience she was having with others. Kristen has always considered herself a teacher, what she has taught has changed throughout the years but when she found yoga it was like coming home. It all made sense and she knew she wanted to share this practice with others. Deciding to leave her teaching job she set off to Pavones Yoga Center in Pavones, Costa Rica; it was here she completed her multidimensional teacher training under Indira Kate Kalmbach. Kristen then returned to Massachusetts and began teaching yoga.
Kristen’s classes are lighthearted and fun while allowing for deep realizations and opening in the body. She connects with each of her students on a personal level and never wants anyone to feel as though “yoga is not for them”. Yoga is for everybody and this is something Kristen really wants to allow for in her classes. Kristen teaches a variety of classes, from yin yoga to vinyasa flow. She hopes to see you on the mat soon!
From the moment yoga entered my life, I was hooked. Yoga offered me a safe space where I could learn to be more compassionate with myself and others. Soon thereafter, I realized yoga needed to be part of my life in a bigger way so, I enrolled in O2's Teacher Training where I furthered my passion for yoga and began nerd-ing out about postures, sequencing and anatomy. I am now a full-time yoga teacher with aspirations of going back to school for counseling (stay tuned!)
I teach an ashtanga-based vinyasa class with an emphasis on alignment and linking movement to breath. I have taken numerous trainings over the years including Ashtanga Primary Series with David Swensen & Shelley Washington, Trauma-Informed Yoga with Firefly Yoga International and Yoga for Kids & Teens with Childlight.
I love sharing the life-changing powers of yoga that I have experienced on many levels throughout my journey. My practice has served me to overcome chronic pain, and with creativity and compassion, to return my body to a state of health and well-being. I bring this personal experience to my teaching of yoga—a blend of meditative, slow-flow, chakra-based practice with key elements of yin yoga—which is grounded in self-acceptance and a healthy dose of friendliness. My goal is always to make the yoga practice accessible to all, with the intention of creating a safe, respected and yet adventurous space for my students to explore and celebrate their unique abilities and potential. May you step off the mat feeling refreshed, restored and balanced! My 200-RYT Yoga Alliance Teacher Training with Nicole Grant and Maureen Miller (of Yoga Mandala and Yoga NH respectively) and my Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Josh Summers have very much shaped my own practice, as well as how I extend my offering of yoga in my teaching. Always the student; I continue my study of yin yoga, meditation and Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Summers School of Yoga, where I am pursuing my 300-hour advanced certification. I am a Certified Reiki Practitioner, and am currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Nutrition. I am so grateful to be able to share the transformative power of yoga to nurture body, mind and soul with you! To learn more visit www.lonipaulyoga.com
Noël is truly passionate about yoga, both on and off the mat. Her intention is to help students access and strengthen their connection with their true selves through conscious breath and movement, so that they can live fully, with more peace, and relate more mindfully to others and the natural world. Noël has been practicing yoga and meditation since 2010; and inspired to share the many benefits with others, completed her 200-hour teacher certification at Frog Pond Yoga in Princeton, MA. Additionally, she has trained in Vipassana meditation and is certified in Usui Reiki Level 1.
Her classes encourage students to listen to their bodies, mindfully linking movement with breath to balance the opportunity to increase strength and flexibility with the cultivation of self-awareness. Movement may range from dynamic flow to longer holds, incorporating yogic philosophy and meditation in order to explore the many benefits that yoga has to offer. All levels are welcome and modifications will be offered, encouraging you to make the practice your own.
Off the mat, Noël holds a BA in Art History and Environmental Studies, and is an artist, outdoor enthusiast, and advocate for environmental, social, and animal justice. She also helps manage a mobile teahouse at a variety of music, arts, and yoga events throughout the year.
Allison Jones found yoga in January 2005 during her last semester at Wellesley College. She tried yoga for the first time as an adjunct support to her recovery from an addiction. She began a meditation practice around the same time and has since attended many silent retreats at Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA. Allison was blown away to find that yoga and meditation helped her to deal with anxiety, recover from her addiction, become comfortable in her own skin and gain confidence. Several years into her own healing journey, she realized that she wanted to help others experience the benefits of yoga and meditation. Allison strives to inspire others to take good care of themselves and learn to feel more comfortable in their minds and bodies.
Allison left her career managing an international travel company for 7 years to pursue her passions full-time. She completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training program with Open Doors Power Yoga in January 2009 and has been teaching since. In March 2013 she received her prenatal yoga certification through Barrett Reinhorn's 85 hour program. In September 2014 she completed a year-long training with Yogastrology® - a system that combines astrology with yoga. Allison is enrolled in a 500 hour yoga training program with Daniel Orlansky - the Yoga of Energy Flow in Arlington, MA which will conclude July 2018. She teaches regularly scheduled classes in the metro Boston area, offers private lessons, astrology readings and reiki sessions.
When Cameryn was young, she remembers having chest pains, panic attacks, and heart palpitations- but no true solution to her anxiety. Spontaneously, she took a yoga class with her sister and a few friends in 2014 without expecting much. Days, weeks, and months passed and she continued to practice yoga. The weird part was that since she had started practicing yoga, her anxiety and it's symptoms were nowhere to be found. She began her yoga teacher training at Prana Power Yoga in 2015 during her freshman year of college. Since receiving her certification and teaching has fallen in love with sharing her passion with others and making her students feel comfortable within their own bodies. Join Cameryn for a class rooted in anatomy and applying what you learn on your mat to your everyday life.
I am a RYT Certified Yoga Instructor, based out of New York City. I am a Vinyasa based teacher, with an emphasis marrying breath to movement and on proper alignment to prevent injury. I love to sit down with my clients, learn about what brought them to yoga and what they are looking to get out of their practice. I am completely here for you to help you build and develop a safe, strong, fun, beneficial practice.
Yoga was not something that came easily to me. I was an athlete growing up, was always injury prone, never had good balance, and was not flexible. I had two major knee surgeries when I was 16 and 17 years old, would pull muscles constantly, and I have always suffered from chronic back pain. Yoga became a part of my life in college and I have never turned back. Yoga helps me find calm, peace and a sense of center. Since practicing yoga with proper alignment and control, my back pain has decreased significantly and most days is now gone all together.
Yoga is such a powerful tool and practice, and it is available to each and every one of us, no matter where we are in life. As long as you can breath, you can do yoga. I would love to help you on your journey to becoming the best version of yourself.
Kathryn Boland is a 500-hr registered yoga instructor with experience teaching various forms of yoga. She has treasured guiding senior citizens, school-children, gym enthusiasts, corporate employees, mental health patients, and more in the practice. She also has a BA in Dance and MA in Dance/Movement Therapy - lending experience in helping students find the most intuitive, wellness-driven movement and postures for them. She looks forward to seeing you on the mat!
Rebecca strives to create an environment of compassion, permission, acceptance and playfulness, guiding each student in the experience of being present in their practice and their life. She believes by honoring our daily, monthly, and seasonal cycles with appropriate yoga practices, we can become more balanced and in sync with our bodies, minds and emotions.
Rebecca received her 200 hour Pranakriya yoga certification in October 2013, under the wisdom of Yoganand Michael Carroll. The consummate student, she is currently pursuing her 500 hour certification.
When she's not doing yoga, Rebecca loves to read, hike, garden, play with her two dogs, and enjoy a nice Chianti with her husband.
Alissa has been an athlete most of her life. Originally a runner, she found her way to the mat after struggling with a number of injuries. Although hesitant to try yoga for fear that it would jeopardize her daily calorie burn, she decided to see for herself what all the buzz was about. After her first day in class, Alissa was pleased and surprised to discover that this practice gave her both a cardiovascular workout AND helped her find peace and stillness. Needless to say, she was hooked.
Alissa teaches by the motto, "Yoga meets you where you are." She believes that it is her job to guide students through useful movement with inspiring direction to help them uncover their own inner spirit. Her teaching style has been described as invigorating. She challenges students to embrace their fears as a pathway to growing physically, mentally, and spiritually stronger. Her light-hearted energy and confident vocal presence allow students to feel comfortable and at ease in her class.
She is constantly amazed and grateful for all the wonderful teachers in the Boston community that continue to inspire and teach her along the way. Simply put, yoga has changed Alissa’s life. So let go of self-judgment, break a sweat, and join Alissa on this transformative, lifelong journey!
I am a native New Yorker who found yoga to center herself in the big city. Recently, I followed my heart, headed west towards the Hudson River and kept on going. I currently reside in the beautiful city of Portland, Oregon which happens to be one of the best places on Earth and home to many of my favorite people. I first fell in love with the yoga practice at Yoga to the People (also one of the best places on Earth) on 6 th Avenue in midtown Manhattan. There, I met all kinds of shiny souls and discovered that yoga is what makes me balanced and whole. I consider yoga a gift to be shared and thus, decided to take the plunge and complete a 200 hour training in Vinyasa Yoga at YTTP, where I found my “om.” I have taught yoga at various enclaves throughout New York City including YTTP East Village, YTTP Midtown and YTTP Brooklyn and at the Aisling Irish Community Center in my hometown of Woodlawn in the Bronx, NY. I love teaching an open level class that is accessible, challenging, inspiring and most importantly, fun! My favorite classes to teach are those that have a mishmash of students; from seasoned yoginis to those arriving to their mat for the first time. In addition to teaching yoga, I am a licensed mental health counselor and am currently the Program Coordinator at Academic Life Coaching in Portland. I am pursuing a career as a Life Coach and my passion is encouraging other people to dream big dreams and live a life alive. Off the mat, you’ll find me hiking/walking/wandering, drinking green smoothies, checking out the Portland music scene and being embarrassingly clueless about all things pop culture related. I’m also known to daydream about travel, porch swings and baby pigs.
Kellie was born and raised in Southern California. She spent her early years in dance which quickly evolved into the healing arts and fitness. She began her yoga practice in 2009. Being a massage therapist for over a decade, she naturally gravitated to yoga for athletic recovery, injury prevention and it’s ability to promote wellness.
In 2013 Kellie received her 200 TT certification from Rising Lotus Yoga in Sherman Oaks, CA. She is deeply committed to her growth as a student and a teacher and is passionate about promoting the amazing benefits of yoga . Kellie’s class focus emphasizes proper alignment and breath coupled with balance and a strong flow.
When Kellie isn’t on her mat she is training for her next marathon, hiking, and binge watching old TV shows.
I began doing yoga at age twelve with a dance teacher at my junior high school. Although it was not love at first practice, I decided to try it again at my new high school in my new surroundings of Miami, Florida. Something changed. The transition from the Northeast to Miami in the throes of high school was quite challenging and yoga “saved me.” The Ashtanga yoga elective I was enrolled in was consistently the high point of my day. The whole yoga lifestyle made a huge impression on me, and created an intense love of all things health and wellness. I have been pursuing that ever since. At age 17, I became a certified Ashtanga instructor and have taught in Miami, Southern California, and Boston since that time.
I currently teach high energy classes drawing heavily upon the Ashtanga tradition. I make it a point to modify poses so that the classes are always open to beginners.
After living in London, Vienna, New Jersey, Connecticut, Miami, and Los Angeles, I am now living in the Back Bay in Boston and am loving it! I am wrapping up my Masters in Public Health program at Boston University and recently received my Masters in Social Work from there as well. As stated above, I am all about health and wellness and am excited to purse this in my “day job” as well as in my yoga teaching.
I love cooking new vegan recipes, paddle boarding, traveling, walking new cities and new neighborhoods, and nights out with friends
I was born and raised in California, but as soon as I moved to Boston at age 17, I felt like I’d finally come home for the first time. I love this crazy, quirky little town more and more every single day. I’ve been a bookworm for as long as I can remember, so I became a book editor when I grew up. I did that for a while, then went freelance, wrote a couple of my own books, and spent a lot of time driving my beloved Beetle (whose name is Harrison) around the country. Today, I teach yoga, studio manage, and continue to write and edit. I feel so lucky to get to do all of my favorite things every single day.
A few of my favorite things - Kayaking; paddleboarding; road trips; hiking; dorking out over all things autumnal; losing track of life because of a good book; my furry little companions, Atticus and Radley.
Sarah joins CNY with 5 years of teaching experience and an extensive dance background. Her 200hour Vinyasa/Hatha certification was completed alongside Jennifer Yarro of Frog Lotus Yoga. She continues to be inspired by different styles of yoga, particularly Anusara and Ashtanga. Alongside yoga, Sarah is a psychology student at the University of Rhode Island and a trained dancer in ballet, lyrical, and jazz. She enjoys taking care of herself, mind, body, spirit and strives to share her yoga both creatively and authentically.
I first met yoga in a college elective class as a freshman. There was an instant admiration and affinity for this whole new world I'd never heard of before. Having been active my entire life, I was a kid who swam, rode horses, danced Ballet, and even tried Kung Fu lessons. I was initially attracted to the athletic side of yoga, but the more I learned about yoga, the more was drawn to it, and for so many other reasons besides the active physical practice. I love how I have barely scratched the surface. There is so much more to observe and experience in yoga because it goes so deep. I love yoga for being this huge limitless thing that is embodiment, that is fluidity and stillness, an endless lesson towards transformation, that it is akin to this mysterious thing called life...
I received my 200hr Vinyasa yoga instructor certification six years later, through Back Bay Yoga, under the instructor Ame Wren. My quest in yoga continues, I am now currently participating in a 300hr yoga training program, studying under Natasha Rizopoulos at Down Under Yoga. I am a certified and insured Vinyasa yoga instructor. But really, I am just overwhelmed with my opportunity to lead others in yoga. Everyday I am surprised at how much more there is to learn about it, and I relish that. I look forward to sharing the experience of yoga with others.