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Teachers

Substitute Teachers

Heidi Bock, RYT 500 heidi white kvasnak, co-owner

Training/Certification
200-hour certified yoga teacher (trained in the Anusara method with Deb Neubauer)
500 hours of training in methodology, philosophy and therapeutics
58-hour Therapeutic Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Jillian Pransky
Level II Reiki certified

What can I expect when attending your class?
I am trained in the Anusara Yoga method and teach the Universal Principles Alignment in all of my classes combined with poetry and spiritual inspiration from my own life, breath work and chanting. You will learn how to align your physical self for optimal expansion in your body, mind, breath and heart.

What do you love most about yoga?
Yoga continually returns me to my deeper self, which allows me to live outwardly from a place of trust and unwavering faith. Yoga has taught me to actively seek the beauty in all things. To have the courage to live authentically from my heart and to embrace whatever life puts before me. Yoga has made me strong from the inside out and has created expansion in my mind, body and spirit.

Why do you teach yoga?
Yoga heals. It wakes us up to all we are and to all we hold. Every class I have the gift and honor of crafting words that evoke a response in my students in their mind, body, breath and heart for deep seeing, listening and feeling. When I look up after class and see the rosy glow of faces looking back at me, or tears flowing down cheeks, I know that healing is happening right before my eyes - and this never fails to take my breath away.

What inspires you?
The power humans have to heal. People who find the courage to learn from the obstacles placed before them. Long walks on the ocean, kayaking on Lake Champlain, the moon and flowers of all kinds.

Yoga Studio in Northern Vermont
  Donna Anfuso donna anfuso

Training/Certification
200 hour Vinyasa teacher certification through Bright Spirit Training with Jillian Pransky and Carrie Parker in Hoboken NJ. - 2005
RYT registered through yoga alliance
35 hour Prenatal certification through Yoga Works NYC with Carrie Parker - 2005
60 hour Additional prenatal training at Austin Kula Yoga in Austin TX
Kids Yoga certified with Next Generation Yoga

What can I expect when attending your class?
You can expect a fun strong vinyasa flow with opportunities to explore new poses, enjoy playful sequences and connect deeply with your breath through each posture. While the flow may be vigorous at times there is plenty of time at the end of class to relax and enjoy the peace of the practice.

What do you love most about yoga?
I love how yoga makes me feel peaceful and connected to my body. I've learned how the body and breath connection is so important on and off the mat to relax and bring a sense of calm to everyday life. Yoga has taught me to take chances. I never thought my body could get into the twists, inversions and backbends it craves now. I also love the power yoga can bring to my body but also how it can slow me down and remind me to honor my body.

Why do you teach yoga?
I teach yoga for all the reasons I love it. I want to bring that sense of calm and strength to every student that walks into my class. I want them to feel connected to their bodies and learn how to let go of fears and take some chances. I love when a student gets into a pose they have been struggling with. I love the joy yoga brings to those who practice and I also love how yoga can bring a sense of community and support.

What inspires you?
My daily inspiration is my family. I have a husband that supports me to take chances and two kids that inspire me to laugh at myself and to be a kid again. I have 3 dogs that love to walk so they inspire me to get outside and to connect and be grounded with nature and to occasionally stop and smell the roses! I have a cat that inspires me to wonder and be curious about my surroundings! My yoga mat also inspires me. Once I'm on it at the beginning, middle or end of my day, I feel at peace.

Yoga Studio in Northern Vermont
  Katie Bohlin, RYT katie bohlin

Training/Certification
200-hour certified Vinyasa Teacher (trained with Rolf Gates)
CE: Live your Yoga, Teach your Yoga (Kripalu)
CE: Core Power Yoga Teacher Training (online)
45-hr Level 1 Prenatal Teacher Training (Blooma)

What can I expect when attending your class?
You can expect to peel off a few layers and uncover a radiant spirit inside. Using the breath as our guide, we will flow, we will stretch, we will twist, we will balance, we will open our hearts wide, and through it all we will reach a state of total stillness, deep inner peace. Together, we will cultivate strength, clarity, and joy.

What do you love most about yoga?
I love the happiness that arises for no reason at all. When we are connected to the present moment, when we slow down the chatter in our mind, when we let our breath and intuition lead the way, we begin to feel a happiness from within that exists regardless of past or future events, emotions, relationships, and material goods. When we live our yoga on and off our mat, we are always at home and open to the infinite possibilities that exist.

Why do you teach yoga?
A student recently said that she enjoys my yoga classes because no matter how she feels at the start of class she always leaves feeling great about herself. It's that simple. That is why I teach yoga - to foster compassionate self-acceptance. We must always start with ourselves. We must heal our own wounds, shatter our own doubts, and cultivate our own freedom before we can attempt to do these things for others and our environment. 'What we heal in ourselves, we heal in the world.' (Rolf Gates).

What inspires you?
Observing the innocence and joyfulness of children; witnessing kind people doing awesome things; welcoming the start of each new season; listening to a song that speaks right to my heart....when I am fully present to my experience, inspiration surrounds me. This, I have learned from my yoga practice.

Other personal info you would like to share:
With open arms and a very warm heart, I welcome you into Yoga Roots!

Yoga Studio in Northern Vermont
  Anna Chang anna chang

Training/Certification
200-hour teacher training from Core Power Yoga in St. Paul, Minnesota
300-hour advanced teacher training from the Yoga Center of Minneapolis
Prenatal Yoga and "Bring Your Own Baby" Yoga Certifications from Blooma Yoga, Minneapolis, MN

What can I expect when attending your class?
In all of my classes, no matter the format (gentle, core or vinyasa), you can expect a focus on anatomy and clear, concise cueing.

What do you love most about yoga?
I love how yoga can turn your day around. You can begin a practice feeling anxious, angry, resentful-- any number of negative emotions-- and by the end, you feel grounded and peaceful. Yoga has the power to change lives, and it has certainly changed mine.

Why do you teach yoga?
I am a teacher by nature. I taught elementary school for seven years, and currently teach high school French. When I find something I am passionate about, I want to share it with as many people as I can.

What inspires you?
My family, meditative walks with our dog, and connecting with others.

Yoga Studio in Northern Vermont
  Sarah Cycon sarah cycon

Training/Certification
200 hr RYTT Burlington Yoga
Level 1 Ayuryoga (Ayurvedic Yoga) Therapist- In progress
CE: Foundations of Yoga Therapy (Kripalu)

What can I expect when attending your class?
You can expect a breath-centered, dynamic flow linking our movements with breath and balance. We will move through seated and standing series while maintaining our awareness of breath, correct alignment, and mindful transitions. Each class will also focus on pranayama (breathing practices) and meditation. We will build internal warmth while keeping the mind and body centered and at ease.

What do you love most about yoga?
I love yoga's ability to help us find balance. Balance between the inner and outer awareness, body and mind, will and surrender, inhales and exhales. I love that our practice changes from one moment to the next, offering our bodies and minds space for freedom of expression, joy, and healing. It invites us to explore the concept of *bhava*, or our true essence, feeling, and transformation.

Why do you teach yoga?
I teach Yoga because it has the power to nourish our physical, emotional, and energetic bodies through movement, breath, and awareness. Through yoga, we can tap into the body's innate healing ability. It asks us to examine how we move about the world "off the mat" and to carry the mindfulness we cultivate in class into our relationships and lives. I teach to not only share the joy of practice, but also to learn from everyone who walks into the studio.

What inspires you?
I am inspired by passion and pure joy. By those who follow their intuition and manifest their dreams. I have just read the Radiance Sutras by Lorin Roche and am completely enamored.

Yoga Studio in Northern Vermont
  Rachel DeSimone rachel de simone

Training/Certification
200-hour Hatha Yoga training with Emily Garrett and Sofi Dillof at Laughing River Yoga

What can I expect when attending your class?
My intention as a yoga teacher is to create a supportive and inclusive yoga community that allows people to open their hearts, move beyond perceived boundaries, and heal. I believe yoga enables people to become fully integrated and whole beings, connected by the universality of energy, love, and experience. My classes emphasize moving with breath; being fully present; aligning mind, body, and spirit; and connecting with the inner self. Soulful music, an open heart, and a smile help to create positive energy and a welcoming space for your practice.

What do you love most about yoga?
Yoga continues to inspire me and give me the courage to be my most authentic self. Yoga reminds me to let go of what no longer serves me, and gives me the tools I need to stay balanced. Yoga helps me to be a better person! I love that the practice of yoga is never finished and the gifts of yoga are limitless.

Why do you teach yoga?
On the first day of my yoga training, my friend Kate said, "I am here because yoga makes me glow." That sentiment has stuck with me ever since. Yoga helps me to let my inner light shine. I teach so that I can share that light with others. Together, I believe we can make the world a better place by opening our hearts and realizing how deeply we are all connected, soul to soul.

What inspires you?
I am continually amazed and inspired by the capacity and resiliency of the human spirit. I am inspired by love, gratitude, compassion, finding beauty in the little things, the energy transmitted in a smile or big hug, beautiful food, the resiliency of the ocean, and the strength and flexibility of the trees.

Yoga Studio in Northern Vermont
  chessy kelley

Training/Certification
200-hr Certified - Yoga Vermont 2012
Various workshops/trainings in Ashtanga , Sivananda and Iyengar
I've studied and practiced Tibetan Buddhist meditation and philosophy since my first visit to India in 1988.
Meditation teacher since 2000.

What can I expect when attending your class?
My classes incorporate numerous asanas that flow fluidly while utilizing ujjayi breath, bandhas and alignment. I enjoy giving assists to help deepen postures. I include some challenging postures to expand one's practice which can strengthen body and mind. My classes are energetic, fun and meditative.

What do you love most about yoga?
I love to feel fully connected to my breath, my body and my mind. I love to go beyond that which I believed I might not be able to achieve in regard to my asanas and meditation, and to bring that peace of mind and flexibility out into the world.

Why do you teach yoga?
I teach yoga so that others can feel the same experience I receive from my yoga practice: peace of mind, strength and flexibility of body and mind and an open heart. When I share what I have learned and that which has helped me I am satisfied and feel that I have helped the world become a better place.

What inspires you?
I'm extremely inspired by the teachings of The Dalai Lama and all the yogis who have gone beyond and are helping others unconditionally. The beauty of nature that surrounds me every day in Lincoln, Vermont. Seeing the freedom and joy my son exudes encourages me to live my life fully.

Yoga Studio in Northern Vermont
  Nicci Micco nicci micco

Training/Certification
200-hour Hatha Yoga Certification with Emily Garrett and Sofi Dillof at Laughing River Yoga in Burlington, VT

What can I expect when attending your class?
A welcoming, friendly vibe. A dynamic flow with safe sequencing, alignment and energetic cues, and music. (There will always be music!) My intention as a teacher is to guide a practice that helps you tap into the clarity, joy and courage that lives within you and that unleashes more compassion-for yourself, and for others.

What do you love most about yoga?
How it travels with me off the mat. I am, by nature, a very passionate person. Practicing yoga has resulted in my living more intentionally and less reactively-more of the time, at least! I also love the concept of balancing sthira (steadiness) and sukha (ease)-staying focused and strong but also asking ourselves where we can soften, let go.

Why do you teach yoga?
Yoga nourishes me physically, emotionally and spiritually-and I want to spread the wealth! Selfishly, teaching yoga keeps me accountable to deepening my own practice. I learn from those I teach, and from the preparation I put into creating new sequences and themes for classes.

What inspires you?
So many things! But, most of all, human expression in all of its many manifestations: music, dance, beautifully written words, visual art, emotional displays (save, perhaps, for some of the more tumultuous ones put on by my kids), interesting conversations, radiant smiles ... the list goes on and on.

Yoga Studio in Northern Vermont
 
Jane Michaud, RYT jane michaud

Training/Certification
200 Hour certified Kripalu yoga teacher, 2006 200 Hour certified Kundalini yoga teacher, Kundalini Research Institute, 2010

What can I expect when attending your class?
Attentiveness. Safety. Music. An invitation to experience yourself.

What do you most love about yoga?
Yoga opened my heart and mind. The practice took me from darkness to light. Sharing yoga has introduced me to many beautiful souls. I feel incredible gratitude for my teachers, the discipline of the students showing up week after week, and the communities it creates because of its very nature - we are one!

Why do you teach yoga?
I teach to offer the gifts the practice has bestowed upon me. I teach to witness the softness of the students when their practice is complete. I teach cuz it's fun!

What inspires you?
Music, inspiring readings, breath, life's nuances, peacefulness, the joy of more open hips, rhythm, sharing, trainings, digging deeper - not necessarily in this order! And walking my girl Teva!

Other personal info you would like to share:
Sharing the teachings of yoga has been a magnificent journey. I am a beginner, day in and day out. I am forever humbled by the experience of teaching. I have so much more to learn. I will begin my 500 hour training at Kripalu in 2013. My first of the four modules is Pranayama and Meditation. And in January I will take my second level 2 Kundalini module called Vitality and Stress. Last year I completed my first level 2 module called Authentic Relationships.

Yoga Studio in Northern Vermont
  charlie nardozzi charlie nardozzi

Training/Certification
Studied Meditation in India, Canada, and the U.S.

What can I expect when attending your class?
To relax. Take some time for yourself to explore one of the simplest, and yet most profound acts you can do - to meditate.

What do you love most about meditation?
You can do it anywhere. No props, no special clothes . . .whenever you can take a minute, you can take a break, close your eyes and rejuvenate yourself.

Why do you teach meditation?
I love sharing this technique with people and participating in sharing the knowledge of meditation. It always leaves me refreshed and clearer after a meditation session.

What inspires you?
The beauty that surrounds us daily, the simple acts of love you see when you're looking for them, the majesty of nature and the potential for all people to know their purity and spirit.

Other personal info you would like to share:
I've been meditating for more than 25 years and studying with an Indian guru most of that time. I've watched peace and joy grow in my daily life for years and love to share that inspiration with others.

Yoga Studio in Northern Vermont
 
Jen Peterson jen peterson

Training/Certification
200 hr RYT from Asheville Yoga Center
Over 600 teaching hours since 2012
Yin yoga training with Sarah Powers and Shala Worsley
Additional training hours with Liz Koch, Heidi Kvasnak, Joe Taft,
Christine Hoar, Nancy Gilgoff, and David Garrigues

What can I expect when attending your class?
You can expect the opportunity to slow down and pause, to experience and appreciate the true benefit of a mind, body and spirit integration. My classes are designed to give students a chance to use the poses to go deeper into themselves and connect to their unique grace. I focus on holding space for people to find their yoga safely and with optimal alignment. I offer a gentle approach to building strength and increasing flexibility with a focus on hydrating and nourishing the body. I often share poetry, musings, and a song for inspiration and reflection.

What do you most love about yoga?
I love how whole I feel after practicing yoga. I love how mentally, physically and emotionally strong it enables me to be. I love the origins and history of yoga and the higher aims of enlightenment of the practice. I love how much more gratitude for life that I feel when I practice and teach.

Why do you teach yoga?
To show people a path to wholeness and to offer a chance for more openheartedness in the world.

What inspires you?
How much there is to learn from this practice and bearing witness to people’s expression of their inner radiance. The beauty and creative power of all life also fills me with inspiration. Moonlight and the ocean are right up there too.

Yoga Studio in Northern Vermont
  Sarah Phaneuf sarah phaneuf

Training/Certification
200-hour certified yoga teacher (trained with Robyn Smith in Anusara method in Arcata, CA)

Continuing Education: Completed three 12-day intensive workshops in Anusura with Sianna Smith, Amy Ippoliti (Colorado and Costa Rica), John Friend (Estes Park, Colorado, San Francisco), Sarah Joy Marsh (Portland), Desiree Rumbaugh (Costa Rica, Arcata) and Max Strom (Breathwork: Ashland, OR)

What can I expect when attending your class?
You can expect a motivating, fun class in a safe and respectful environment where you are always invited to modify as needed. My classes are alignment-focused and incorporate core and strengthening poses in a Vinyasa flow format.

What do you love most about yoga?
I love how yoga makes me feel grounded and balanced on and off the mat and more connected to myself, to people in my life, even to total strangers. Yoga brings an awareness and clarity to my everyday life that would otherwise get foggy, and with that awareness comes an immense sense of gratitude and peace.

Why do you teach yoga?
After practicing yoga for over 15 years I realized I have a lot to share. I have been blessed by so many amazing teachers along my path; teaching is a way for me to give back. I have seen yoga help people in so many ways--through physical ailments, illnesses, and tough times. It truly does heal and transform and I want to share it with everyone I can!

What inspires you?
I am inspired by the notion of connectedness, for the world and people around us. Family is everything to me. I love to be outside in nature - the mountains and the ocean. I love to run and bike and practice yoga, every day if I can. I love to travel and eat good food. I am a newbie to Vermont and I find its beauty so inspiring it gives me pause every day. And gratitude. The combination of these bring inspiration to my daily life and brings me moments of immense clarity, true happiness and pure joy.

Yoga Studio in Northern Vermont
  Roxanne Sculley roxanne sculley

Training/Certification
2010 Nia White Belt
2012 Nia Blue Belt
2014 Nia Brown Belt
2017 Nia Green Belt
Sept 2017 Nia Black Belt
52 Moves Certified
Move It! Certified

What can I expect when attending your class?
Nia is a multi-sensory fitness practice. Class is 60 minutes and combines elements of Martial Arts, Dance Arts and Healing Arts to condition and strengthen physical fitness. It is a guided practice, choreographed to music with ample room for personal interpretation of the movement forms and one's own level of intensity. During class you will be sensing your body, moving energy and creating space leaving class uplifted and joyful.

What do you love most about Nia?
From a very young age, I enjoyed moving my body to music and would often choreograph moves with friends to my favorite tunes. As a teen, I competed in Martial Arts and I loved the precision, power and energy of my Shotokan Karate practice. Music and movement has always inspired me and fully uplifts my spirit. When I took my first Nia class in 2010, I was immediately hooked and wondered where Nia had been all my life. I was so happy to know of its existence and soon became a part of and then helped create a thriving community in Burlington, VT.

Why do you teach Nia?
I teach Nia because it is my greatest passion and I want to share its gifts with my community. Teaching Nia allows me to share what I sense with my class and creates a wonderful exchange of energy with my students leaving me with a sense of gratitude and connection to others.

What inspires you?
I am inspired every day by the people in my community who share their gifts and strengths with others. I am dedicated to spreading positive energy so that we may all live to our highest potential and help those who are struggling through difficult times and weather their challenges as best they can. I am committed to growing, learning and improving my own practice so that I can live optimally and help others do the same.

Yoga Studio in Northern Vermont
  tiny sikkes tiny sikkes

Training/Certification
I was trained during a 200-hour Certification in Integral Hatha Yoga at the Satchidananda. ashram in Yogaville Virginia. (1998) Certification in yoga for children (2000)

What can I expect when attending your class?
The classes I'm teaching are gentle. The asanas are performed in a flowing meditated way, moving with the breath which strengthens the body and clears the mind. I will focus on every individual needs and offer props when necessary, and or give alternative poses to deepen your practice. The icing on the cake will be your yogi sleep, where you experience your inner peace by an complete deep relaxation of your body with calm breath and quiet mind.

What do you love most about yoga?
Practicing yoga for the last 35 years it became a part of my daily life and keeps me limber and sane. Every day I still find new inspirations not only in maintaining my health, but also in exploring my spirituality. The wonderful aspect of yoga is that every body can do it, no matter how flexible you are, we all experience the same benefits. You can practice where ever you are.

Why do you teach yoga?
I teach because I like to share what I have learned over the years with other people. It is great to see the transformations by the students who come to my classes. I also like to meet new people through Yoga and learn from there experience.

What inspires you?
Life in all forms are a miracle to me, gives me gratitude. I live on a homestead and love to be surrounded by nature, plants, flowers and animals, it makes me happy and gives me a peace of mind. It inspires me to see how love and a smile can change people.

Yoga Studio in Northern Vermont
  Andrea Trombley andrea trombley

Training/Certification
200 hour certified yoga teacher 2012 (trained in the Anusara method with Todd Norian)

What can I expect when attending your class?
You can expect a class with a slower pace and encouragement to use props. You can expect to be challenged to find your own yoga practice that is in alignment with your own personal body type and physical needs.

What do you love most about yoga?
What I love most is that yoga is always challenging me, helping me find my own center and is completely adaptable to any student population.

Why do you teach yoga?
I teach yoga to share the physical practice with people who want to try yoga. As my students become comfortable with the physical practice, I love to share the lesser-known aspects of yoga, such as meditation and breathwork. Yoga is a continuum that you move with as you are ready.

What inspires you?
Nature inspires me. Setting big seemingly unattainable goals inspires me.

Yoga Studio in Northern Vermont
Yoga Studio in Northern Vermont
Yoga Studio in Northern Vermont
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Yoga Studio in Northern Vermont
Yoga Studio in Northern Vermont
Yoga studio Shelburne Vermont
Heidi Bock Katie Bohlin Julia Howe Sullivan Tre McCarney Jane Michaud Mira Rubiano Andrea Trombley