Jennifer is the owner of Pause Yoga. She feels strongly that yoga should be accessible to all people. This feeling is manifested in her lessons as she encourages modification of postures to each individual’s ability. She guides her students to open their bodies as well as their minds and hearts, while encouraging healthy alignment and flowing breath. Her classes always feature lots of stretching & strength while keeping the energy light. Jennifer teaches a blend of Hatha yoga inspired by Vinyasa flow, Anusara, Gentle and Senior training. Her joyful spirit, kind heart & love for teaching will inspire your practice. She trained at Peachtree Yoga Center in Sandy Springs, GA, as well as certification in Gentle Senior Yoga from Yoga Vista Academy. Jennifer is a certified and Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance at the 200 hour level.
Barbara is a Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT) and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) at the 500 hours level with the nationally recognized Yoga Alliance. She also holds certifications in Restorative Yoga and Pre-Natal Yoga. She has taught in various local studios in Bradford, Haverhill, Newburyport and Georgetown, MA. As a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) she feels her professional knowledge enhances her understanding of the anatomy of yoga and teaches a compassionate style of Hatha Yoga with an emphasis on proper body alignment to promote a safe and beneficial practice. Recently she completed her certification as a Nutrition Specialist, (NS) and enjoys teaching and writing about health issues and the positive impact of yoga. “My goal is to make every yoga class benefit each student on an individual basis no matter what level of skill or knowledge they possess.”
Seeking relief from stress induced by career change, Richard stumbled upon yoga in 2005. In 2009 he began an extensive exploration of the positive philosophy and generalized alignment principles of Anusara Yoga. In April 2013 he completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training with former Certified Anusara Teacher Sara Davidson Flanders (ERYT- 500). He also has studied extensively with former Certified Anusara Teacher Marc St. Pierre (ERYT-500) and has participated in asana webinars offered by Christina Sell, author of My Body is a Temple (2011), and Yoga from the Inside Out (2003). He has been teaching yoga since 2013. A period of inquiry induced by shoulder injury (and recovery) has sharpened his focus on alignment.

The thrill of discovery keeps driving Richard to his mat, and the delight of sharing, to teach yoga. Since 2005, his day job has been to teach sociology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and other area institutions. http://wholehearted-yoga.com

I started taking yoga classes as another form of exercise and quickly decided it was something I wanted to teach alongside my spin classes. For those of us who step onto the yoga mat, we soon realize it is so much more than just another workout. Being " in shape" and healthy is a state most of us strive to attain and yoga can certainly help us to get there but it is the journey within the postures, breathing and practice of yoga that sets this path apart. Opening your heart, mind and body to what a yoga practice can offer is a gift and one I would love to share with you.
Sara´s background in movement and medicine highly instructs her unique teaching style. She was a ballet and modern dancer for over ten years, and then studied and worked in medicine for over five. Her teaching focuses on allowing the body to strengthen as a whole, giving a nod to the Alexander Technique, which she continues to study with an AT teacher, since January 2015. Sara guides you to become self-aware of, and then un-learn habitual body movements and postures that can cause stiffness, strain, or injury. She received her 200-hour certification through Akasha Yoga School, studying with Reverend Anthe Kelley, E-RYT, as well as training in restorative yoga. Students express that after practicing with Sara they feel taller, lighter, expanded, and can move more effortlessly. To learn more about Sara, visit saravalverdeyoga.com.
As a former artist, Kate was drawn to yoga by her natural tendency to explore the meaning and beauty in daily life. Her personal practice and teaching style are informed by her training in vinyasa flow and restorative yoga, as well as her past experience in weightlifting, running, and dance. She has a special interest in creative transitions and precise movement to build strength and control in a balanced and beautiful flow. Kate is a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200 hour level as well as a Certified Herbalist, offering a holistic approach to personal fitness and wellness.
Paula has studied yoga since the early 1990's and became serious about it and decided to become a yoga teacher in 2004 earning her 200 hour certification and registration with Yoga Alliance. After several injuries, she found that yoga was the one thing she could still practice that actually helped her gain strength and stability and kept her centered. She studied Ashtanga Yoga (vinyasa - flowing yoga) with Mary Hart at Iron Crow Yoga in Hamilton, MA. She has a strong infuence in Anusara Yoga, in which the primary focus is on proper body alignment. Paula is also certified in Story Time Yoga which is a unique children's yoga class that incorporates simple stories with specific morals that the children reenact through yoga poses. It's a great deal of fun for them and they're learning all the benefits of yoga at the same time.
Kerrie Sesto, RYT-200

Kerrie has always had a love of expressive movement and with the practice of yoga now moves through life with greater ease and joy. Yoga, with its endless process of self discovery, has inspired and empowered Kerrie in many ways throughout her life. Yoga inspires Kerrie both as a student and as a teacher to experience life as it happens, honoring where you are in each moment, breath by breath. Forever curious Kerrie loves being upside down - inversions showing a whole new perspective, learning from both finding balance and falling, to be open to new possibilities. Kerrie strives to honor the roots and origins of yoga emphasizing mindfulness, alignment, and connection to breath. In Kerrie's classes you can expect a balance of strength and grace as well as laughter. Kerrie completed her 200 hr teacher training at Back Bay Yoga in Boston with Ame Wren and Lynne Begier. Eternally a student, Kerrie continues to take classes and workshops with many of the amazing yoga teachers that the Boston area has to offer. She is currently taking part in a teacher mentorship program with Ame Wren at North End Yoga in Boston. Kerrie is grateful to have the opportunity to share the gift of yoga so her students can cultivate it into their own lives, ultimately becoming their own teacher, intelligently guided from within.

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