Jenna for Website Jenna Palm, Owner, E-RYT 200, RYT 500

Coming from a background of dance and gymnastics, Jenna saw yoga as a new physical challenge. She attended regular yoga classes on her college campus and quickly fell in love with the practice. She began teaching in 2010.

For Jenna, yoga has been a way to find peace, grounding, energy, playfulness and humility. She approaches each practice with a curious mind and strives to learn something new about herself every time she steps onto her mat.

In Jenna’s classes, poses are carefully placed and sequenced to offer a safe, fun and playful experience. She encourages her students to be mindful of their limitations and helps them to adapt each class to their own needs, body types and ability levels.  She is grateful she is able to pursue her passion with this wonderful community in Medford, Massachusetts.

 

Amie Lytle, RYT 200

Amie’s first experience with yoga was in gym class.  Not a natural athlete, Amie shied away from anything that involved hand-eye coordination.  Yoga proved to be physically challenging but not aggressive or competitive. She has since been amazed by the bountiful benefits of yoga!

For the past 10 years, Amie has taken every opportunity to get on her mat.  She became a teacher in 2012 and has trained with Frog Lotus Yoga, YogaHope, Triple Gem School of Thai Massage, North End Yoga and Christie Rosen.

Amie’s teaching emphasizes staying present on your mat and cultivating gratitude and self-love through the yoga practice. Amie loves developing creative flows designed to increase strength, flexibility, and balance in the body. For more information about Amie, check out her website.

 

Erin Keady, RErin for WebsiteYT 200, M.Ed

Erin Keady completed her 200 hour teacher training with Ame Wren and David Vendetti at the South Boston Yoga studio in 2013. In addition, she was certified via YogaFit, Level 1 in 2007.

A school teacher by day, Erin brings her passion for education into yoga. Each class is taught with the intention of building body awareness, strength, flexibility and confidence both physically and internally.

Erin has the gift of creating a safe and inclusive space for her students, regardless of body type or fitness level. Students are encouraged to push themselves beyond their limits, whether that means encouraging themselves to move forward or allowing themselves to step back. She gears class towards students who are coming for a physical workout, internal grounding, or a combination of both.

For more information about Erin, check out her website.

 

Holland Sweeney, RYT 200

Holland’s yoga practice began as a casual affair.  It took a few years for her to fully realize the massive impact that the movements of the body have on the mind, emotions and relationships.  It wasn’t long before she quit her office job and dedicated her energies to the things and people that she loves, to her health and the health of those around her. She likes to think that yoga has helped immensely in making her a better, nice, and kinder person, and continues to do so.

Holland completed the 200-hour teacher training program at O2 Yoga Studio in Cambridge, MA in 2012. She has continued her training with Josh Summers, completing Yin Yoga teacher training in 2015.  She is passionate about painting, gardening, ayurveda, and hosts vegan Sunday potlucks for her friends and community.

For more information about Holland, check out her website.

 

Jenn Duran, RYT 500

Jenn has been practicing yoga for many years, and loves how it has transformed her body, mind, and life. She believes that the human spirit has unlimited potential and that the human experience is ever evolving, both on and off the mat. She wants to share the gifts and insights that she has gathered with others building strong yet light-hearted communities unified by love, respect, and yoga.

Jenn’s teaching style is rooted in formal training in different styles of yoga and inspired by self-discovery and her love for the physical practice. Her classes combine traditional principles with contemporary transitions. There’s physical challenge, but the goal is to create ease, stability, and self-awareness. She strives to teach with authenticity and creativity, encouraging her students to bring their own personal intention to their practice, while empowering them to learn and find inspiration in every class.

 

 

Lynne Carr, RYT 200

Lynne loves yoga! She truly does. She loves it for who it has helped her to become and for how she sees others transformed. For a long time, she dabbled in yoga. She fit it in where she could, given a super busy schedule as a software development consultant.

In 2004, after 14+ years of being a desk/airport-jockey software programmer/consultant, Lynne needed a major change. She was making money, but losing sanity. 2004 was also the year that, she got her first ever dog, Seabiscuit. Her life was filled with love, but somehow still empty. She felt called to yoga, not to fill this emptiness, but with the simple sense of being drawn to her mat time and time again. Each time she practiced, she felt better than when she started – no exceptions. She continues to find this remarkable. No other activity quite compares. These experiences somehow led her to walk away from her job, embrace the unknown and enroll in yoga teacher training. These past 5+ years of teaching have been challenging, uplifting and one of the best decisions she has ever made.

In her ashtanga-based vinyasa yoga teaching, she focuses on helping students find and respect their growth edge and move safely beyond it.  At the same time, reminding us all to not to take our yoga practice or life too seriously. Hearing someone chuckle or seeing someone smile in class is one of her great joys of teaching.

Lynne is a certified yoga teacher registered with Yoga Alliance (RYT 200). She completed the 200 hour teacher training program at O2 Yoga Studio. She is also CPR/AED certified.

 

Marca Katz, RYT 500

Marca came to yoga 10 years ago during a time she was training for marathons, teaching step classes, and raising her 3 sons. Feeling a need for something with less impact but no less challenging, she was initially lured by the physical aspects of the practice, but kept returning to her mat as she experienced the many other benefits yoga brought into her life. Wanting to share this gift with others, she completed a 200-hour teacher training at Down Under Yoga in Newton/Brookline with Natasha Rizopolous and Kate Heffernan, and a 300-hour training at The Boston Yoga School with Ame Wren.  Her background includes degrees in nursing and exercise physiology, both of which have helped to inform her practice and teaching.   Her classes are alignment based, intelligently and creatively sequenced, and rooted in breath and flow.  She encourages her students to honor their own unique bodies, tune in to their inner voice, and practice in a safe and gentle way on and off their mat.

 

 

Roxie Martin, RYT 500

Roxie Martin (formerly Ochadlik), is a Boston transplant originally from the high deserts of New Mexico.

She first tried this thing called “yoga” on a whim as a college freshman. Quickly, her new hobby turned into habit, and soon found herself studying yoga and practicing everyday. Her instruction is a combination of purposeful movement and breath, particular attention to the alignment of the physical and energetic body, lots of imagery and a little bit of humor. Her classes are derived from her personal practice, a dynamic experience of  embodiment, fluidity, and stillness. She considers herself a movement professional, a slower flow-er, and both a skeptic and enthusiast. When not instructing or practicing yoga, Roxie is typically outdoors, riding bicycles, or walking her two big dogs.

For more information about Roxie, check out her website.

 

Sarah Hoffman, RYT 200

From the moment yoga entered Sarah’s life, she was hooked. Yoga offered her a safe space where she could learn to be more compassionate with herself and others. Soon thereafter, she realized yoga needed to be part of her life in a bigger way so, she enrolled in Teacher Training at O2 Yoga where she furthered her passion for yoga and began nerd-ing out about postures, sequencing and anatomy. She is now a full-time yoga teacher with aspirations of going back to school for counseling (stay tuned!).

Sarah teaches an ashtanga-based vinyasa class with an emphasis on alignment and linking movement to breath. She has 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.

 

 

Shireen Damghani, RYT 200

In Shireen’s classes, she synthesizes the knowledge that has been handed down from ancient yoga masters to her current teachers, and in turn to her. She focuses on helping people find their body’s innate intelligence through the yoga teachings. Her classes are dynamic and alignment focused for people of all shapes, sizes, and levels. The depth of the practitioner’s breath and commitment to practice will result in numerous benefits beyond the 10 fingers of one’s own hand! In general, she starts class slowly, building up to some intensity or “peak pose”, then gently brings it back down to cooling postures and final rest. She offers modifications for all levels and loves seeing the light and smiles appear on people’s faces after class.

Currently her practice is informed by the inspiration of many amazing teachers that she has been honored to meet during her journey. At this time, her main teachers are Andrea Fotopoulos (Anusara inspired Hatha Yoga) and early morning Ashtanga practice with Sam Glannon. As if all that was not enough, she currently studies Ayurvedic lifestyle principles and Ayurvedic Yoga with Kate O’Donnell. Last year, she participated in a 200-HR Ayurevedic Studies program. She sprinkles such principles throughout her classes as well.

In her 20 years of practice, Shireen has explored and made many discoveries in the different styles of yoga, namely Iyengar, Jivamukti, Kripalu, Kundalini, Power, Shadow and Sivananda Yoga with well-known teachers from each system. At this time her main focus is to refine her own practice and teaching by studying the primary series of Ashtanga and continue weekly classes with Andrea Fotopoulos.

For more information about Shireen, check out her website.