Mary Ellen Wilson
Yin Yoga Certified, Restorative Yoga Certified ,
Reiki 2 Practitioner,
I started practicing yoga about 18 years ago. One of the many things I love about yoga is how vast and diverse the benefits of practicing are. 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 and flexibility, or are looking for an energetic lift, stress management tool, or an overall improved sense of well being, yoga has something for everyone and is accessible to all.
I completed my 200-hour teacher training and Yin Yoga certification with Open Doors Yoga Studios in Duxbury. My 300-hour advanced teacher training with an emphasis on the Balanced Athlete® modality and certification in Restorative Yoga was under the direction of the incomparable Jacqui Bonwell at Sacred Seeds Yoga School. In addition to yoga training, I also hold a Level 2 Reiki Practitioner certification from the incredible Sheree Asdot and am certified with the American Red Cross in CPR w/AED and First Aid.
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!
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Melissa had wanted to try yoga for some time but was too shy to attend a class by herself in her younger years. In 2012 the office park she works in offered an 8 week yoga series where she attended her first class and was hooked! She followed this with two more 8 week series classes and a run at Bikram yoga before she found a local studio. Over the course of time she found that yoga helped with her mind, body, and soul. With these positive changes within herself, she was eager to learn how to help others. She increased her practice and the more she practiced the more she knew she wanted to teach. She enrolled in Yoga Teacher Training at Discover the Wonders Yoga in Dracut, MA and it opened her eyes to so much more. This led her to her current status as an advanced yoga teacher having completed 500 hours of training. Melissa also holds a 95 hour certification with Radiant Child Yoga and is also enrolled in a Yoga Therapy program. When not working (or trying to study) Melissa can be found reading about yoga or attending a yoga festival or workshop of some kind.
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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.
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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 pantry 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 liaison 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. "
Bill has requested that all donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital by clicking here.