Susan is a Certified Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant, graduate of Kripalu School of Ayurveda and a professional member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA). She is also a MA & NH Licensed and Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and Body worker with specialties in Ayurvedic, Holistic and Therapeutic Treatments and a member of the Association of Bodyworkers and Massage Professionals. Susan is also a certified Life and Small Business Coach having graduated from Coach U in 2006.
After many years in the corporate business world, Susan began her journey in the world of natural medicine after being diagnosed with a painful and incurable disease in 2003. She was prescribed medication that left her barely functional and refused to believe that this was how she would live the rest of her life so she began to research alternative medicine. She discovered Ayurveda and it's beautifully natural simplicity and by incorporating Ayurvedic lifestyle principles, she now leads a physically, mentally and spiritually joyful life. Sue now looks at this event in her life as a gift, one that led her to fulfill her destiny of sharing this knowledge with others. In addition to her work, Sue is the MA, NH & VT Commissioner of Scots Clan Farquharson USA.
Jean-Marie is a certified Herbalist and Yoga Instructor who began as a Nutrition Counselor and Exercise Instructor in 1996. Having studied Yoga throughout her exercise practice for flexibility she realized the importance of holistic health after participating in an intensive spiritual apprenticeship program in herbal medicine at Misty Meadows Herbal Center, in 2004, in which the balance of herbalism and spirituality are combined, increasing the self awareness of body & mind connection with Whole Health and a deep understanding of native plants.
In 2004 she began to incorporate meditation and asana into her daily practice as she studied yoga asana in the form of Ashtanga Vinyasa, which incorporates holding asanas and flow work. While teaching asana and meditation classes, Jean-Marie went on to become a Registered Yoga Teacher by fulfilling the requirements of the Yoga Alliance through Anahata Integrated Yoga Teacher Training, graduating in 2010. In her classes, beginners and intermediate practitioners are able to grow in balance, breath, flexibility, and make a mind-body connection in a stimulating atmosphere. All levels are welcome as modifications to beginners and advance participants are offered in the postures. Each class is completed with a progressive meditative relaxation in order to learn how to receive the most from your yoga practice. Jean-Marie is now continuing to deepen her understanding of Ayurveda while working closely with Susan and incorporating the proper styles of yoga asana to balance each Dosha (mind body constitution). In addition to teaching Jean-Marie also practices Reiki, Reflexology and Cosmetology in a Spa located in the same building the Derry yoga classes are held.
Sarah lives in Goffstown with her husband, sons, and two dogs. Sarah found yoga through the physical practice (asana) ten years ago, realizing that it was a nice compliment to running, and found she left her practice feeling good. Years later, Sarah found the other benefits of yoga through pranayama and meditation which she now incorporates into the classes she teaches. Sarah is trained in classical yoga with strong influences in the asthanga and vinyasa styles. She is welcoming and inviting to students at all levels. Sarah completed her Yoga Teacher Training at Sharing Yoga Community School in 2011 and is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance.
Stacy is an energetic bodyworker who is certified as a polarity and RYSE Level 3 practitioner, as well as a licensed and nationally certified massage therepist. She has been practicing massage and bodywork since 2002 and has training in numerous modalities, including holistic and therapeutic massage, advanced polarity, distance healing, individual and group RYSE classes, and crystal healing. In addition to bodywork, Stacy makes all natural aromatherapy bath and body products and teaches classes of polarity postures; a series of squats, twists, and other poses designed to enhance the flow of life force within the body.
Stacy's mission is to assist and embrace each and every client on their personal healing journey to rejoice, renew, and reconnect with their true selves through the art of polarity, RYSE, and massage therapy.
When she's not doing bodywork, Stacy enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking the White Mountains of New Hampshire, going for long walks on the beach, and taking in the abundant beauty of nature. Stacy also enjoys cooking and creating new recipes, meditating, reading, playing with her children, and of course getting her own sessions!
I have been a Montessori preschool and kindergarten teacher for over 25
years. The focus of my teaching has been to bring the children to the
awareness of the present moment, to learn to problem solve using active
listening skills and to take the time to relax and find their peaceful place
within. To accomplish this I have been on a journey to find my own
peaceful place. I have 7 years of Tai Chi experience with the
International Yang Tai Chi Association for which I earned a Silver Eagle
medal. I have recently completed my 200 hours of Yoga Alliance Teacher
Training at Riverflow Yoga. I have Level 1 certification through Creative
Kids Yoga at Moving Spirit Center for Yoga Dance and Wellness and plan to
continue through Level 2 and 3. I have taken classes and workshops on
various themes related to the subtle energies of the body.
In addition to a love of teaching children I also have developed a
love of Yin yoga. This gentle form of yoga has helped to open up my stiff
joints and perhaps more importantly to open my body and my mind to the
possibilities that yoga has to offer. I am excited to continue to share
this reflective form with other adults.
In addition to yoga I enjoy hiking, snowshoeing, kayaking and travel
with my wonderful husband. I love to read. Being a teacher happily
brings out the creative side of me. I have two amazing children and two
equally amazing grandchildren that I love to spend time with.
by body-work, her father’s encouragement and love for strength training,
Jessica has taken her passion and knowledge for exercise to pursue a practice
in Pilates. Jessica, a certified Power Pilates instructor, strives to educate,
inspire and motivate others to change, challenge and strengthen themselves,
resulting in a well rounded healthy lifestyle.
In her down time, Jessica enjoys
challenging herself to a new workout class or nearby race, as well as escaping
her current residence of Boston to explore a new city or head to the mountains
for some hiking or skiing.
Rachel began practicing yoga in 2008 to
gain flexibility and strength. Not only did she observe her body
transforming, but her mind followed. Her motivation for teaching comes
from her own personal experience with yoga. She has learned a lot about
her physical and spiritual self through her own personal practice. She
teaches a powerful but playful vinyasa flow, encouraging students to play with
their edges and take what they learn on the mat with them into the world.
Rachel completed her 200 hour teacher training through Riverflow Yoga in
Hooksett, NH in 2012 and is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance.
fell in love with yoga as a balance to her very athletic lifestyle. On an
R&R retreat to Kripalu she realized that is where she would train as a
teaches Vinyasa styled classes focused on building core strength, balance work
and increasing flexibility. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh...
Sheila Allicon RYT recieved her 200 hour Yoga Certfication at the Yandara Yoga Institute in Baja, Mexico. She has been teaching at Amala Yoga since July 2011, creating her own unique program which fuses breath work, meditation, vinyasa flow yoga that often includes qigong, spontaneous movement and kirtan. She teaches corporate and private classes and a beginner's program for those who want to try yoga. She has been teaching gentle yoga and qigong in the community for over 6 years.
Sheila is also a professional Life Coach. She has created and taught many workshops and classes, facilitated success groups, one-on-one coaching as well as group coaching. She also works in human services with individuals with physical and developmental disabilities in a day program that is community based and individual centered. She teaches a yoga program for special needs.
Sheila believes every body is the perfect body for yoga and encourages her students to listen to the wisdom of their own body.
"The greatest payoff of yoga is not a deeper forward bend or the perfect tree pose. The greatest payoff of yoga is the newly born self that every day steps off the yoga mat and back into life"
Sheila has found an intrinsic relationship between who she is and what she offers through her work.
began practicing yoga in 2007 and connected strongly
with the emotional as well as the physical benefits of the practice. The adaptability and accessibility of yoga
inspired her to pursue teacher training to share yoga with others. Meghan completed 200 hours of yoga teacher
training at Riverflow Yoga in Hooksett, NH in June 2012. Meghan offers a Vinyasa-style yoga suitable
for all levels. She hopes students leave class with a sense of peace and calm.
Sharon first discovered yoga while on a cruise ship almost ten years ago. The tranquility experienced at the end of that class along with the absence of competition were the beginning of a desire to learn more about this beautiful art form. She completed 200 hours of teacher training through YogaWorks in Boston in 2011. Sharon teaches a classical vinyassa yoga emphasizing moving with the breath and proper alignment of the body. Sharon's classes are suitable for the beginner to intermediate student.
Sarah Jane began her yoga practice in 2001 when she wandered into an Ashtanga class at her local health club in Chicago. After the first class, she knew she was hooked for life!
Since moving to New Hampshire in 2007, she has graduated from the Bija Ananada Yoga Teacher Program with a 200 hour certfication and has attended several trainings at Kripalu. She spent the last two years studying with David Breen and has a 500 hour certification from David's Sharing Yoga Community Yoga School.
Sarah Jane has been teaching yoga for four years and firmly believes that yoga should be taught in a way that makes its benefits accessible to people of all ages and levels of fitness or flexibility.
Deb began her yoga journey as a New Year's resolution to herself in January 2009 and it became her passion the minute she stepped on her mat. In one 75 minute class, she had stumbled upon a total mind, body and spirit connection. Score! She went home that night on a yoga high and has been riding that cloud ever since.
In 2011, she had the opportunity to take the 200 hour teacher training course through Riverflow Yoga in New Hampshire. Her intent was to delve deeper into all aspects of yoga as a way to further her own practice. As luck should have it, teaching opportunities started coming her way and since she always believed that things happen for a reason...she went for it.
As an instructor, she hopes to bring to each of her students the sheer enjoyment that she feels each time she comes to her mat and the sense of balance and total bliss she feels after a beautiful practice.
Emily Graves took her first yoga class when she was a senior in high school and remembers the thrill of getting to drive herself to and from the class that one night a week. She practiced yoga throughout the intervening years and started attending yoga classes on a regular basis in 2010 and decided to get certified to teach in 2011. She has focused on teaching beginning students which she really enjoys and also substitute teaches when needed. Emily believes that yoga helps her sleep, quiets her mind, and helps her to figure out what she wants from life. She is not sure she will ever stop practicing yoga.
Tammy Wright lives in Concord, New Hampshire where she began praticing yoga in 1997. In 2010, she decided to deepen her practice and obtained her 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher Certification with David Breen. She is currently a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance. She holds a special interest in healing the mind and the body with pranayama and meditation and is passionate about helping those who can most benenfit from it. She donates her time and teaches a free weekly Veterans Yoga class in Concord.
Robin has been practicing yoga in some capacity
since her early 20’s. With an insatiable
desire to “learn more”, she decided to take the Yoga Teacher Training for her
own personal growth. This personal
growth turned into a desire to share her Yoga with friends and community.
Robin is a RYT 200 yoga teacher and has attended
additional yoga trainings with Bo Forbes, David Swenson, Annie Carpenter, Maty
Enzraty, and meditation with Dharma Mittra, Rolf Slovic, Susan Taylor, Lama
Surya Das and Lama Willa Miller. In
addition, she is a both a Usuai Reiki I and II and a Shambala Reiki I and II
practitioner and will be completing her Master Reiki Certification in early May.
loves teaching gentle, restorative yoga and meditation, and her enthusiasm for
practice shows on and off the mat. Her
kind, compassionate nature touches all who practice with her.
Michael (Satya) Wynne has
experienced the benefits of yoga as a centering practice that engages the full
person. Originally from the West Coast and well traveled, he is aware of
the beauty and transformative power of Asana practice - to enliven the Spirit
and stoke the internal Prana energy to radiate without. Michael has been
practicing yoga for over a decade and was trained as an instructor
in Jivamukti inspired shakti flow yoga at Bethel Farm in Hillsborough and
At Om Yoga in Concord with Stephen Bethel and Asa Dustin. He invites your
participation in the expansive qualities of this beautiful physical and
spiritual practice to increase awareness and gratitude for to wonders of life.