CYT200 and Reiki Master
Carol has been practicing yoga and meditation for many years and received her yoga teacher certification in 2010 through Diane Kovanda at Kind Yoga School on Cape Cod. Since then she has continued her exploration of mindfulness, meditation and yoga by attending many programs, workshops and classes including Children’s Yoga Certification, Yoga for Breast Cancer, and many meditation programs.
She currently teaches classes on the South Shore. She became an Usuii Reiki Master/Teacher through Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Libby Barnett, M.S.W. At Brigham & Women’s Hospital she spent a number of years using this ancient, gentle healing practice on many floors of the hospital but most often with oncology patients. This experience truly changed her life and made her more passionate about sharing the importance of breathing and bringing more awareness into our everyday life. Her class is a Kripalu based gentle practice of compassion for ourselves and others, mindfulness, reflection, breath work, time spent listening to our own bodies, and, of course, humor. When we practice these things on the yoga mat, we will be truly amazed at what we notice about ourselves, others and we can take our yoga off the mat and into the world.
Childrens Yoga Instructor
Dr. Jess completed her Children's Yoga Certification training through Cardio Kids Yoga and is certified for ages 3-Teen. She has been teaching general music to students grades K-6 at Hobomock Elementary School in Pembroke for thirteen years. Breathing, mindfulness, and practicing of yoga poses are beneficial to all children and are actively utilized in her classroom. She has a Doctor of Arts in Educational Leadership from Franklin Pierce University, Master of Arts in Teaching and a Bachelors of Arts in Music from Bridgewater State University. Jess lives with her husband and son in Carver.
Mary Ellen Wilson
RYT200, Yin Certified, Reiki 2 Practioner,
Founder of WDY
I started practicing yoga over 15 years ago as a competitive ballroom dancer and instructor. One of the many things I love about yoga is how vast the benefits of practicing are and how quickly they are realized. I think these benefits come to us in beautifully unique ways, when it is our time to receive them.
Whether you start as I did , for the physical benefits of strength, balance and flexibility or are looking for an energetic lift,stress management tool, or to connect with your higher power, yoga has something for everyone and is accessible to all.
I completed my 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Open Doors Yoga Studios in Duxbury and my Yin Yoga Teacher Training with the Open Doors Yoga Studios in Weymouth. I am a 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200) with Yoga Alliance.
I am currently mentoring and studying with the incredible Jackie Bonwell of Sacred Seeds Yoga School , working towards my advanced teacher training designation with Yoga Alliance. I am a Certified Level 2 Reiki Practitioner and the founder of Wild Divinity Yoga.
It is a blessing to be able to connect with people and their curiosity and passion for yoga. Please reach out to me anytime with recommendations for classes, products and services. See you on your mat!
Lauren (Lu Lu) Powers
CYT200, Tai-Chi / Qi-Gong Instructor and
Belly Dance Instructor
Lauren has a diverse background in the movement, healing arts, fine art, and education that includes training in Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Yoga, Yoga Dance, and Middle Eastern dance. She brings a lifelong love of movement and a playful attitude to the classes she leads. She creates a nurturing, non-competitive atmosphere with an emphasis on playful self-discovery. She has a gift for breaking movements down and adapting her approach to meet the needs of students of all ages and abilities.
After a friend took Erin to her 1st Reiki Session, Erin fell in love and was amazed by the positive impact it had on her and how she felt. She started receiving regular sessions and knew she wanted to learn more and share this gift with others. She holds a Usui Shiki Ryoho Master Teacer Reiki Certification and a Basic Masters Certification from the School of Esoteric Sciences in New Paradigm. Erin looks forward to bringing the benefits of both to her clients.
I was drawn to yoga 5 years ago as a way to compliment my long distance running. What I didn’t know when I initially came to the mat, was that the moving meditation of the physical practice would quickly evolve into a true passion and spiritual journey for me. My personal practice has been a genuine healing art and has taught me how to begin to find peace in stillness. I am grateful to be able to reveal the endless benefits of yoga by leading all level Hatha style classes.
I've completed my 200 hour teaching training through Breathing Lotus Living Arts. My goal is to share how the physical practice transfers off the mat into daily life. Yoga teaches us how to take on difficult roads with an increased sense of mental calmness and ease. I look forward to you joining me on the mat.
CYT200 and Yin Certified
Bill started his physical yoga practice on a whim/dare from his running partner in 2013. After a few classes he fell in love with yoga and and all that the practice has to offer.Bill retired in 2015 and started his teacher training Open Doors Yoga Studio. Since graduation in 2016 he has found joy teaching all levels of yoga from beginner to advanced heated classes and everything in between. He received his Yin Yoga certification from Open Doors and is looking to further his education into other fields of meditation and Yoga Nidra.
"I found like most things in life we are never too old or too young to expand our knowledge and passion for life and all it has to offer."
In addition to teaching at several studios on the South Shore - Bill embodies yoga off the mat as well. He generously and tirelessly donates his time and efforts to several community projects including but not limited to leading beach yoga to benefit the local food pantrys in the summer, leading a chair class at a local group home for men with a range of disabilities, and has even taught at a local prison. He is also well known in the community as a liason between the public and the homeless - filling his trunk and making many trips a week with what he refers to as "kindness bundles".
Bill's advise to students is to
"Try yoga, try yoga with different teachers. Find YOUR path in yoga. A path where there is no judgement, only kindness and love for your practice and how it can be a new way of living. "
I was first introduced to the practice of yoga at the age of 19 while attending college in Gunnison, CO. I initially enrolled in Iyengar 101 because I thought it would be “easy college credit” but after one class I realized this wasn’t going to be easy. In fact, I left my first yoga class in tears. I learned something of vital importance that year. Yoga not only challenged me physically; it challenged me mentally, emotionally and spiritually. However, it was through yoga that I found a way not only to heal from
depression, anxiety and low self-esteem, but also a path to begin to address and heal from traumatic past experiences.
I have since completed over 500-hours of teacher training in Anusara (Level 1), Kripalu (200-hour) and
Core Power yoga. Additionally, I have 300-hours of training as a Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator
(TCTSY-F) though the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at JRI in Needham, Massachusetts.
In addition to my public teaching schedule, I also facilitate weekly one-on-one trauma sensitive yoga
sessions at a therapeutic coed residential school for adolescents coping with trauma, mental health
issues, behavioral difficulties, and/or mild-to-moderate cognitive challenges.
My teaching style reflects my diverse training experiences, and my classes are designed to support
students of all ages, abilities and physical capacity to safely explore the many gifts of yoga.
Kelley Pearce leads classes that are challenging but accessible to all people, no matter where they are on their yoga journey. Her classes take students out of their heads and into their bodies, through intentional sequencing and a focus on breath, meditation, and yoga philosophy. She teaches with clear verbal cues and nurturing assists that encourage a balance of effort and ease in each pose.Kelley completed her 200-hour teacher training with Jill Abraham in 2014 at Power Yoga of Cape Cod.
Kelley loves yoga for the freedom it has given her—to be kinder to herself and to others, and to let more experiences and people into her life. She strives to bring a sense of lightheartedness, joy, and connection to every person she meets on the mat and in the community.
Sheree Asdot is A Reiki Master Teacher in the Usui Shiki Ryoho tradition. She is passionate about healing and empowering others to discover their own unique healing ability and true soul path. Sheree has studied energy healing & metaphysics for over 20 years. She is:
Certified Hypnotist with the National Guild of Hypnotists
Certified Angel Messenger through Karen Paolino's
Angel Messenger Certification program
Graduate of Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Changing Your Life with Andy Grant
Munay-Ki Mentor and Teacher
A Level One Integrated Energy Therapy Practitioner.
Sheree is passionate about re-awakening the Divine Feminine, to embodying and living Her truth as a woman, a Goddess, and helping other women to do the same. She facilitates "Awakening Women", a women's support circle where we tell our stories to transform ourselves and transcend them so we can change the world by living our spiritual and earthly potential.