Deb Fraine (Vinyasa Flow)
Deb Fraine has been practicing yoga for 20 years and is a registered member of Yoga Alliance having completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Donna Pagliarani at the Dharma Connection in Sandwich, MA. Deb is a graduate of Tufts University Occupational Therapy program and has been practicing Occupational Therapy in the greater New Bedford area for 29 years. In addition, Deb has been a Certified Hand Therapist since 1999 specializing in the evaluation and treatment of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. Deb holds a Masters degree in Health Care Administration from Salve Regina University. “As a yoga instructor my goal is to integrate my knowledge as an outpatient orthopedic occupational therapist into my yoga classes by helping to prevent injury through asanas and sequences that stretch and strengthen the core, neck, back, shoulders, quadriceps, hamstrings, hips, shoulders, wrists and hands.” She incorporates principles of pranayama (breathing techniques) to reduce stress and move deeper into asanas (yoga poses). Beyond the physical benefits of yoga, she shares with her students the spiritual benefits "off the mat" that have enhanced her life.
Marcia Hathaway (Yoga Blend)
Marcia, a consummate teacher, is certified to teach fitness with the American Council of Exercise, is a Level 1 Certified Reiki Practitioner, a certified Zumba Instructor, and is certified in Chi Running and Chi Walking. She has been educating for over 36 years in everything from children's fitness to pilates to aqua aerobics. She is trained in yoga, anatomy as well as mind/body trainings. Her yoga classes are fun and educational journeys into the body and its intimate pathway towards health, wellness, and healing. She lives in South Dartmouth, MA, with her husband.
Heather Hobler (Align & Refine Vinyasa)
Heather is a 500 hr RYT from Maya Yoga with Nicki Doane and Eddie Modestini, she has also participated in Baron Baptiste’s Level 1 and Bootcamp, studied with Patricia Walden, Doug Keller and Roger Cole, Anna Forrest, Jack Kornfield. She is also certified in Yoga for Veterans, Yoga for Breast Cancer, CPR and First Aid. She has been practicing and studying yoga for more than 30 years. "My practice has allowed me to refine and expand both my physical and mental being," says Heather. "My classes are alignment and refinement based encouraging students of all levels to look inward and find the yoga they need to best serve their lifestyle. An open body allows an open mind and an open heart."
Joey Machado (Slow Flow Yoga & Chair Yoga Flow)
Joey received his 200-hour training certification from Kripalu four years ago where he studied with Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman, and Shiva Rea. Joey's passion is allowing yoga to be accessible no matter the circumstance. He teaches Kripalu yoga, gentle, moderate, power and chair yoga. He is also certified as a personal trainer by the American College of Sports Medicine. He has been successfully training people for more than 10 years.
Joelene Marinone (Body/Mind/Spirit Yoga)
Joelene was drawn to the healing benefits of yoga after many years of pain and injury due to accidents and stress. The profound physical, mental, and spiritual communion she felt while doing yoga was not matched by anything else she had tried previously. She became a yoga instructor to share this wonderful healing modality with all who are interested. She has been practicinf yoga for 27 years and teaching yoga for 20 years. Her curiosity for healing remedies inspired her to train in Reiki ll, Positional Therapy, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Matrix Energetics, Healing Touch, Transcendental Meditation, The Way of the Shaman, Pilates, and many different types of yoga such as Kundalini, Iyengar, Anusara, Restorative, and Yin, all of which add to her teaching and understanding of embodiment. Joelene believes that yoga truly is a healing practice of mind/body and a wonderful way to spend time with yourself.
Justin Perreault (Qigong Fundamentals & Sound Healing)
Justin specializes in Tuina Massage, Asian Bodywork and alternative therapies. He uses energy work incorporating specific massage technique and acupressure. Justin has been a student and practitioner of Tuina, Taiji, Qigong, and Martial Arts since 2002. He studied Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Charles River Institute for Healing and Inner Arts, in the form of Asian Bodywork Therapy known as Tuina, one of the main branches of TCM. He finished up this training with an apprenticeship under Jeff Cote’. Justin has also taken intensive courses with Bill Helm, Dean of Allied Arts at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego for Tuina treatment of sports injuries, digestive disorders, infertility/menstrual disorders and orthopedic disorders. To round out his skills Justin has taken the Master Cupping course with Bruce Bently and attended The Massage School in Acton to get certification in Western style massage therapy. Justin also has a passion for herbs and makes his own topical creams, ointments, liniments, and poultices using a combination of Eastern and Western herbs for both acute and chronic injuries. Justin is always looking for ways to improve the quality of life for his patients. He believes the empowerment of health belongs to the everyone and strives to help his patients make the connection between their health and how their day-to-day decisions influence their well being.
Nicole Resendes (Vinyasa Flow)
Nicole stepped onto her first yoga mat in 2004. With a need for mental and physical healing, Nicole was overcome with a new-found acceptance of herself and the world. Yoga has taught Nicole how to find inner peace. Nicole is passionate about the mind/body connection and linking breath to movement. Nicole became a 200-hr registered yoga teacher through Open Doors Yoga to bring her knowledge and passion to others and help them find what they are seeking. Nicole’s power flow yoga class is designed for the student who seeks a faster-paced class while exploring the breath. Modifications are offered in order for all students to be able to enjoy the flow. Nicole continues to expand her knowledge of yoga through various retreats and a daily home practice.
Jennifer Risio (Vinyasa Flow)
Jennifer has been cultivating her yoga practice for 18 years, and is still captivated by the deep personal transformation, inner peace, and love she experiences. She is a 200-hour RYT with Yoga Alliance and currently offers Reiki treatments at the Mattapoisett Wellness Center. She has more than 1,500 teaching hours and continues to deepen her practice through workshops and retreats. Her classes help students find grace and stillness, strength and agility, while igniting breath and movement as one. Jennifer knew from early on in her yoga practice that she wanted to share with everyone the healing qualities of yoga. "Teaching has been a heartfelt blessing!," says Jennifer. She believes yoga should be filled with freedom, grace, and laughter both on and off the mat. She teaches a powerful flow emphasizing strength and lightness, allowing the mind to relax and the heart to shine! She lives in Mattapoisett with her husband and three children.
Sandra Sādhāna (Kripalu Yoga)
Sandra is bright yoga teacher and student who dives into the various flavors of asana to find a fluidity of dancing through her practice. She loves inviting students to move their bodies in ways that cultivate a practice of inquiry and observation. She creates a fusion of a well-formulated class and spontaneous playful fun with a deeper understanding of the breath, body and spirit. Sandra is 200-hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher and Lotus Palm Thai Yoga Certified Bodyworker who received multiple trainings through Kripalu School of Yoga. She continues to expand her education and is currently enrolled at Bancroft School of Massage and will become a Licensed Massage Therapist this summer. Sandra has taught at numerous yoga studios, hospitals, nature reservations, fitness centers and more for the past five years. She has suffused her teaching beyond the south coast area with a “Fit to Serve” mission trip for survivors of human trafficking in Mexico City and by leading a Yoga with Horses retreat in Stowe, VT, both in 2016. Her classes offer modifications for all levels and have clear focus on alignment for a safe and strong practice. With compassion and tenderness, she guides her students to a place where they can connect to their internal landscape and shine their loving light.
Jessica Webb (Mindfulness)
Jessica Webb, the owner of Anchor Yoga & Meditation, is an MBSR teacher, Yoga Nidra guide, Laughter Yoga leader, and is certified to instruct yoga at the RYT 500 level. She has been teaching mindfulness programs and yoga full time for six years and pours her energy into retreats, workshops, group classes on mindfulness, meditation, stress reduction, and yoga for those wishing to lead a richer and fuller life.
In her latest pursuit, she has founded the non-profit start-up, Project Wheel House, Inc., which increases self-reliance and fosters emotional resiliency in at-risk populations through proven mind/body programs. To that end, she is developing a mindfulness and yoga curriculum for the local county corrections facilities and hopes to expand the reach to other populations in the future.
A fifth-generation Texan, Jessica is on the MBSR certification training pathway at University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness; plus she has completed the 18-month-long intensive yoga-and-Buddhist-studies program, Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training at Spirit Rock Meditation Center (led by Phillip Moffitt, Anne Cushman, and Will Kabat-Zinn). She is a member of the 100 Million Healthier Lives campaign, the New Bedford Wellness Initiative, The Southcoast Worksite Health and Wellness Collaborative, and she founded the Southeastern Massachusetts Yoga Collective. Clients include Acushnet Co., Southcoast Hospitals Group, Tabor Academy, Marion Institute and many more. Her dharma-infused teaching style and playful demeanor lend themselves to a relaxed and light-hearted experience for her students. Warmth, compassion, friendliness and humor come through her instructions enmeshed with wisdom, care, and attentiveness. She continues to fill her well with frequent silent retreats in the vipassana tradition at the Insight Meditation Society and Barre Center for Buddhist Studies.