*      Phone: 508-251-9620     *       Email: gail@earthsongyoga.com

Earthsong Yoga Instructors
 Gail Cannon is a Kripalu certified Yoga instructor with over 36 years of yoga practice and 22 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. She has been practicing meditation for over 40 years and has studied several styles.
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, Meditation 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 in the garden with her furry companion Cassidey. Contact gail@earthsongyoga.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 lynn@simplyyogawithlynn.com

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 lor.strom@verizon.net

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 Szymanska

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. 

Fernanda Nyland Fernanda Nyland has been working with children since 2002. Both, her experience and love for kids plus her passion for yoga have led her to the Flower Yoga, where she graduated with a RCYT (Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher) a yoga program for toddler, children, teen, youth, and family taught by Tara Rachel Jones, M.Ed., E-RYT 500, RCYT. This training helped Fernanda to better understanding the developmental movement education, early childhood development, middle childhood development, youth and teen development, and age appropriate lesson planning and engagement. In addition, Fernanda has attended to Stretch What Matters, a program created by Elizabeth Goranson M.Ed, E-RYT-200, RCYT, who is specialized in yoga for children and teens with special needs.
Enthusiastic and committed to sharing Yoga and Mindfulness with children, teens, and family, she engages children in building a tool chest for positive life-long habits for inner peace, relaxation, kindness and focus in a developmentally aligned process.
Fernanda also completed her 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training with Cindy Boulter, at Revolution Community Yoga. She will always be a student of the practice, deeply grateful for the loving wisdom her teachers and classmates have shared with her throughout her learning. 
Fernanda also has a certificate in Esthetics from Catherine Hinds Institute and had volunteered to the Cancer Society for 3 years.
Yoga has been part of Fernanda's life for over 12 years. It has been a powerful tool, helping her cope with stressful and difficult times in her life, growing stronger, and 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 practice, it requires us to be consciously 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. Fernanda has become passionate about yoga philosophy and the idea of helping others experiencing the same release that has transformed her life in so many ways. Her intention is to spread all this wisdom reaching as many people as possible, hoping they can free their minds while moving their bodies comfortably and completely through a happier life.
Fernanda has a humble 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 experienced through her practice of yoga and meditation. Fernanda's classes are a connection of alignment based flow sequences, where each posture should help release tension bringing energy to the mind and body. She strives to have her students stepping off the mat feeling refreshed, enlightened, nourished, and balanced.