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Bonni-Lynne Sandler is a compassionate, dedicated and kind teacher who has worked in Education, Emotional Healing, Addictions Recovery and the Health & Wellness field for many years. She earned her B.S. in Health and MS in Special Education. She is a Yoga Therapist, 500 Hour Yoga teacher and holds certifications in Reiki, Massage and other many other Holistic Healing Modalities.Bonni-Lynne is the director of HeartnSoul Yoga Health & Wellness offering Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Reiki, Massage and other Holistic Healing Methods at her studio in Wilbraham. She has taught all over Massachusetts from South Hadley, to Brigham & Women’s Hospital and the Maha Yoga Center for Stress Management. In private yoga therapy sessions, she helps individuals suffering from physical and emotional conditions such as chronic pain, trauma, addictions, fibromyalgia and stress. As a volunteer, she helps fight the addiction epidemic by teaching a 12 step recovery program. She provides bodywork for for those healing from PTSD to assist with removing trauma from the body. She is grateful to be part of providing wellness services and excited by the possibilities, innovative directions that can assist others in living longer, healthier and happier lives. Her passion is evident in her Yoga Teacher Trainings, Reiki Certifications and other courses taught at the studio. Bonni-Lynne is married, has threee beautiful children, loves to dance, sing, attend concerts and play with the newest addition to her family, a Golden Doodle named Buddy, She can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Her wish is that all beings be happy, free from pain and suffering, kind, loving and live a healthy, peaceful life!
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Since 2003 Andrea has been a certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, working with patients that have injuries, neurological, and cognitive deficits. While pregnant with her second child in 2004 she began to attend prenatal yoga classes. Through this experience Andrea fell in love with yoga and the benefits to not only the body, but to the mind as well and has been practicing ever since. Andrea has married her two passions through incorporating yoga into her treatment sessions with clients in skilled nursing, acute rehab, home care and community-based mental health sessions. In 2016, Andrea took a course on trauma-informed yoga through the Liberation Prison Yoga organization. She has since led yoga groups for folks with severe and persistent mental illness in clubhouse and outpatient settings. Andrea has a true devotion for making yoga accessible to everyone.
Jordan Tenney obtained her 200 hour YTT in Rishikesh, India. She was born and raised in Western Massachusetts and has been exploring art exploring movement since her early childhood. She has spent most of her adult life traveling the world, and channeling her immense creative energy through art and movement. Jordan believes that expression of the self is one of the greatest gifts we can offer to ourselves and the world. In her classes, she strives to bring your mind to the mat - emphasizing on the focus of breath and awareness of the body through movement. She believes that yoga is for all bodies and all abilities and makes her classes accessible for all! Jordan currently lives on her farm where she cares for her many loving animals and family. She is working to obtain her Bachelor Degree at the University of Massachusetts.
Kim was encouraged to take her first ashtanga yoga class in 1999 to promote health and wellness after a brief illness. Feeling the strength the practice gave her, she came back, and stayed for the health benefits ever since. She took her first teacher training in 2000 to deepen her own practice and continued each year, totaling over 200 hours with Beryl Bender Birch's Hard and Soft Yoga Institute. In 2008, she attended Nancy Gilgof's 25 hour primary series adjustment clinic and has taken various workshops every year with teachers including Beryl Bender Birch, Christine Hoar, David Garrigues and Jack Lynch. She also had the opportunity to practice under the leadership of the late Sri K Pathabhi Jois in 2008. In 2011, in addition to her nursing career (with her boys now grown), she started 'officially teaching'. She wants to share what she has learned with others. She feels the practice of ashtanga yoga is yet another tool to help each individual feel their best throughout their years. She hopes to share the peace of the practice with others.
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Mary Beth Ogulewicz is certified 500 hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher who passionately shares tools for well being through Yoga, Mindfulness & Ayurvedic Self-Care. She practicing yoga while raising my family and working as an attorney gaining health and equanimity through yoga. She began teaching yoga as a tool for emotional and physical wellness. She is also a mental health clinician working with clients blending traditional therapy with mind-body tools.She is passionate about sharing yoga for stress resilience with teens, and survivors of interpersonal violence. Through workshops, she educates therapists in teaching yoga skills for clients in clinical settings experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, and body dysmorphia. At Kripalu, she is a RISE facilitator of Mindful Stress Resilience skills for frontline professionals and a mentor for yoga students in training. Her extensive additional yoga training includes 40 hours of Trauma Sensitive Yoga from The Trauma Center, and Mindful Yoga Therapy, focusing on specific techniques for teaching yoga to those with PTSD, anxiety and depression.Her style of teaching is safe and inviting, cultivates awareness of the body’s intuition, and restores emotional balance through evidence-based breathing techniques, meditation and mindful movement. She brings an awareness of lifestyle stressors and empower students to notice their body on and off the mat as a GPS for life.
Michelle Bouchard is 200 hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher. She is certifed from HeartSong Yoga Center in East Long Meadow where she studied with Beryl Bender Birch, founder of the Hard & the Soft of Yoga Institute. Her classes are gentle and accessible to all sprinkled with yogic wisdom, alignment cues and a sense of humor. "if you can breathe you can do yoga" is the philosophy she teachers her students. She seeks to make yoga accessible to EVERY BODY in the room. Her enthusiasm for yoga and all of its teachings will keep you interested and put a smile on your face. Try her classes - a combo of Mellow and Strong Flow accessible to all!! Michelle wishes peace and happiness to all people on this journey called life.
Nicole’s yogic journey began many years ago with a Master’s degree in Psychology and advanced personal training certification. Her evolution of transforming the mind and body brought her to yoga. She has been blessed with the opportunity to learn from some of the most advanced Iyengar teachers today. She is currently studying with Susan Elena Esquivel. Practicing for over 16 years, she brings knowledge from a myriad of fields to the classroom. Her Classical Yoga class is uniquely inspired by her study of Iyengar yoga which places emphasis on precision and alignment of all poses utilizing props to achieve this perfection for any body. Students will begin to recognize their own imbalances and learn how to correct them; gaining knowledge and awareness to carry with them throughout the day.
Tammey was first introduced to Pilates in 2004 after having some back issues and was recommended to take Pilates to strengthen her core and back. This is when she truly realized the benefits of a regular Pilates practice had on her body. As a result, she fell in love with Pilates and decided she wanted to help others discover the many benefits as well. She received her first Pilates and mat certification in 2005. Her love of fitness and a healthy lifestyle quickly lead her to gaining certifications in AFAA Personal Training, Interval Training, Core Muscle Training,Stability Ball Training, and cycling. Tammey enjoys encouraging her clients to recogize their full potential by achieving their health and fitness objectives.