TEACHERS

Inspired by an Indian philosophy class in college and the ocean’s teaching that, like the wave, change is the only constant, Ashley formally began teaching yoga and meditation in 2011. The moon became a comforting presence when her Sagittarian spirit found herself feeling far away from her home on Plum Island, MA. Ashley became a Certified Alchemical Astrologer in 2017 to help her understand this hidden yet deeply felt connection. 

Ashley holds over 1,000 hours of yoga teaching experience, as well as a Kripalu-based 200-hour certification, 100 hours of study in Bhakti yoga and Kirtan, and 112 hours of apprenticeship in Foundations of Ayurveda under Dr. Mouleeswaran, M.D., PhD (AYU). Ashley's two trips to India since 2018 have given her a unique lens through which she works with others to help bring balance between an eastern and western approach to living life.

Ashley weaves the inspiration from her teachers, including Tara Brach, Danna Faulds and Alanna Kaivalya, with the ancient wisdom of the stars and Ayurveda into her yoga classes, international and local retreats, and private work. You can read more about Ashley's trainings, offerings and credentials here.

Owner & Founder, Astrologer

Gentle and Hatha Yoga

ASHLEY MATTHEWS

Mary holds her 500 hour certification from the Kripalu Center in Stockbridge, MA where she is also currently in study to complete her 1000 hour certification.

She is is co-owner and facilitator of Vishuddha Yoga Teacher Training, a 200 hour certification yoga teacher training program approved through Yoga Alliance.

Mary holds certifications in Yoga of the Heart for individuals recovering from heart and brain surgery, Integrated Positional Therapy, using muscle release, strain/ counter strain, and yoga posture to relieve pain, and Reiki Usui System of Natural Healing.

She has instructed over 2000 hours of yoga and follows the ancient tradition of body and breath awareness in teaching each pose. Mary's passion for the practice of yoga is based on gentle, healing poses, safely leading each student into his/ her expression of pose by honoring and trusting his/ her own body's wisdom.

Qi Gong & Tai Chi

MARY HARGRAVES

Kerri holds her 200 hour certification through Well Heart Yoga in Maine and is currently working toward earning her prenatal credential through Rooted Boston and Coolidge Yoga.

 

In 2010 this lifelong athlete was recommended by her orthopedic to “stretch,” which is when she found yoga— but really much more. She began to slow down, become more patient, aware, present and mindful.

 

Kerri is a full-time high school Wellness Teacher and is passionate about incorporating yoga, meditation, and mindfulness into programming with her students.

 

Kerri's style of teaching emphasizes strength, breath connection, and mindfulness. Her hope is that students will walk away not only feeling better physically, mentally, and emotionally, but inspired to transfer that energy into their approach to daily life.

Restorative Yoga

KERRI MARIE

Laura Ahrens is a yoga teacher and teacher of teachers, owner of The New School of Yogic Arts, and provider of quality yoga education that emphasizes the intersection of tradition and innovation. Her biggest commitment is to living the practice of yoga, and teaching others to do the same.

When you learn from Laura, expect a union of traditional yogic philosophy and modern perspectives on practice. She teaches strong, slow but flowing hatha vinyasa articulated through metaphor and imagery, and you'll feel the philosophical even in the physical.

She has well over 800 hours of formal training and continues to study with her teachers. She’s currently in Ayurveda school with Dr. Claudia Welch and Dr. Robert Svoboda. She leads classes, trainings, and several international and domestic retreats per year. For more about Laura, visit her website, www.ahrens.yoga.

Specialty Classes + Workshops, Ayurveda Staycations

LAURA AHRENS

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