Our Yoga Teachers
Dot has been an avid fitness enthusiast, athlete and competitive runner for many years, always looking for a new and intense way to work out. Over fifteen years ago she found yoga. This yoga was a fast-paced, competitive workout. Five years of going, moving and never stopping led to injuries where Dot could no longer work out. She had to stop performing, literally lying on her mat-a place where she finally found the stillness to look inward. This stillness taught her that yoga is not just about muscling into a pose, but using breath and movement, laughter and sometimes tears as instruments of healing mind, body and spirit. Dot invites students to stop, take a breath and share a fun, light-filled, peaceful practice with her. She is a graduate of Live Purna Yoga at the 200 hour level with Jude Monteserrato. In 2017 she also completed Shri Studio's 60-hour Path of Service Outreach training with Alison Bologna.
Jeannie Willette is a certified elementary school teacher and a reading specialist. She has taught children in this capacity for thirty years. Jeannie is also a 200-hour certified yoga teacher through the Pranotthan School of Yoga.
As a teacher and a parent of three children, Jeannie is aware of the anxiety and stress that children experience on a daily basis. She believes that children can be taught the tools they need to navigate challenges at an early age. This is done through child centered yoga.
Kelley has been practicing yoga regularly since moving to Rhode Island three years ago. As an educator for 20 years at the elementary level, Kelley has a natural connection with kids. Yoga is wonderful for ALL ages so why not start receiving the benefits during childhood? Children will discover there are many ways to bring simple yoga postures, breath work and meditation to their daily lives. A graduate of the Pranotthan Yoga School as well as Deep Play for Kids, Kelley offers a grounded, yet fun yoga experience. With three grown sons and three grandchildren, Kelley has lots of experience to draw upon.
The goal is for each child to leave the class with a smile!
Laura shifted her energy from a career in business towards a deeper pursuit of the yogic path. Her passion for yoga began with her first practice twelve years ago. As a 2017 graduate of the 200-hour Pranotthon School, she made a promise to “leave hesitation behind & continue on a lifelong journey of learning”. Keeping this promise, Laura is about to complete Yoga Beyond Asana 300-hour training, and will enter Yin training in late 2019. Laura weaves the yogic philosophies into her teaching sharing the ancient gifts still relevant in today’s world. Her classes invite awakening and growth to her student’s physical body, energy flow and mindfulness.