Gail Cannon is a Kripalu certified Yoga instructor with over 33 years of yoga practice and 19 years of teaching experience. Kripalu is the yoga of compassion and deeper awareness. Gail takes this compassion into her Ashtanga practice as well, making it both dynamic and nurturing.
Gail has studied the Ashtanga system (first and second series) with the late Sri K Pattabhi Jois, his grandson Sharath and his son Manju Jois. She took three months in 2003 to study with Tim Miller in Encinitis, CA. She continues to study with Nancy Gilgoff for a deeper understanding of the healing aspects of yoga.
Gail traveled to India to study in 2005 and 2006.
Gail was the owner of Acara Yoga in Southboro from 2005-2010. She became the Director/Owner of Earthsong Yoga in November 2011.
She has studied Thai yoga massage and Ayurveda with the Lotus Palm School under Kam Thye Chow.
Gail is available for private instruction and on site corporate classes, and offers workshops in Ashtanga yoga and Thai massage for partners. When not teaching, you can find her on the road riding her bike, or on the water in her kayak, or on the trails with her furry companion Cassidey and her not so furry husband Steve. Contact email@example.com
Lynn Alimo has been practicing and studying several disciplines of hatha yoga for twenty years to include Kripalu, Iyengar and vinyasa flow yoga. In 2006, Lynn’s continued interest in yoga led her to the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge Massachusetts where she became a certified Kripalu yoga instructor. Lynn has participated in numerous yoga workshops and conferences over the years and in early 2015 she completed Kripalu’s 500 hour yoga teacher training certification program. Lynn’s yoga teacher training included specialized modules on meditation, yogic breathing (pranayama), advanced postures, teaching yoga to specialized populations (seniors, teens, cancer thrivers, prenatal and back pain), and Ayurveda. In addition to teaching weekly classes, Lynn leads yoga retreats and workshops on meditation, stress reduction, yogic breathing, and on the essentials of yoga. Lynn is also available for individual private instruction and corporate training.
Lynn’s classes honor the rich history and tradition of Kripalu Yoga while maintaining a modern yet simple approach to practicing yoga where all body types, ages and fitness levels can adapt and benefit. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Lorilee Strom I came to yoga seeking relief from chronic pain; found it, and much more. I finished my first teacher training (RYT200) in 2005, and haven’t stopped studying since. My path brought me to the exciting new discoveries regarding fascia, and to the MELT Method. It all makes perfect sense, and I feel better than ever. I move more fluidly, and have been able to resume activities that I’d avoided because of arthritis pain. My passion is to share the magic of MELT with others. Contact email@example.com
Heather Brown (Kripalu RYT200) – Heather has been a dancer and a mover for her entire life. Living with Cystic Fibrosis, staying active is not only enjoyable, but also an important part of staying healthy. After fracturing her femur in a motorcycle accident in 2010, she was looking for a less competitive way than dance to regain her active lifestyle. Yoga became that bridge. Through the practice of yoga, she has regained the mobility, strength and acceptance that were once thought to be lost forever. Last summer, she decided to take the plunge and become a certified Kripalu yoga teacher. In her classes, she draws upon her body awareness from being a dancer and ballet teacher to articulate clear yoga instruction with the kindness and acceptance that Kripalu practice is known for. She is hoping to give her students an opportunity to reconnect with themselves through the practice of yoga.
Alicja is fairly new to yoga, in yoga years. While being a flight attendant, she began practicing with a couple of beginner DVDs at home, trying to find a way to ease tension in her back. Later on while traveling, Alicja deepened her practice with a variety of teachers around the world. After moving to Massachusetts, she completed 200 hour Vinyasa Flow teacher training with Joschi Yoga Institute in New York. The intense training opened up a whole new world to Alicja, and she has been teaching ever since. When not teaching or practicing she is a stay at home mom to a energetic son. Alicja vision is to enrich her students with everything she has learned though her yoga journey.
Natalie Breslau has been practicing yoga for over 15 years. She took her first class with Gail and quickly fell in love with the Ashtanga system right here at EarthSong.
In 2003, Natalie spent six months in India studying the Ashtanga system with Sri. K Pattabhi Jois and his grandson Sharath. She is a certified yoga teacher through the Yoga Alliance and has additionally taken David Swensen's Ashtanga yoga primary series teacher training. She believes Ashtanga should be fun and accessible while keeping with her guruji's motto "99% practice, 1% theory."
She has familiarity and a special interest in bringing yoga and mindfulness techniques to children and teens with special needs.
Fernanda Nyland completed her 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training with Cindy Boulter, at Revolution Community Yoga. She will always be a student of the practice and deeply grateful for the loving wisdom the teachers and classmates have shared with her. She is a graduate of Catherine Hinds in Esthetics and also works as a volunteer to the Cancer Society.
Yoga has been part of Fernanda's life for over 10 years, and practice has helped her grow stronger, inspiring her to live each moment more mindfully.
Yoga is a philosophy and a series of exercises meant for mental and physical health. In order to experience the most benefits from yoga, its practice requires us to be conscious and present in the moment. This is how yoga helps us to be here now, not thinking of the future or holding to
our past. Yoga is freedom and release.
Yoga has been a powerful healing tool to Fernanda, helping her cope with
stressful and difficult times in her life. She has became passionate about
yoga and the idea of helping others experiencing the release that has
transformed her in so many ways. Her goal is to spread all this wisdom of
yoga to as many people as possible, hoping they can free their minds
and move their bodies comfortably and competently through a happier life.
Fernanda has a great understanding of the struggles we all have to go
through time to time, while walking our beautiful paths in life. She desires to
share this amazing sense of peace, joy and gratitude that she has learned
through her practice of yoga and meditation.
Fernanda's classes are alignment based flow sequencing, where each pose should help release tension and bring energy to one's mind and body. Fernanda's intent is having the student step off the mat feeling refreshed, nourished and balanced.
Mary Pratt Eryt-500
Mary came to yoga as a physical practice looking for relief from her long runs. Over time, Mary could not help but recognize the mind-body connection yoga brought into her world and started teaching in 2013. Mary has been inspired by many teachers and brings this into the classroom along with focus the moment, body and breath awareness. She see’s yoga as a true journey of mind-body-spirit and is a daily practice on and off the mat. Her teachings include: vinyasa flow, beginners, yin, slow flow and various workshops.
“Our goal in life is not to become perfect: our goal is to become whole.”