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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
  Marilyn Buchanan marilyn buchanan

Training/Certification
200 hour certified yoga teacher (Anusara method with Marsha Neiland)
50 hours training with John Friend in Yoga Therapy
50 hours training with Martin Kirk in Yoga Therapy & Anatomy
50 hours training with Todd Norian, Ellen Saltonstall, and Jill Johnson in Yoga Therapy & Anatomy
400 hours training in the Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education
Reiki Master plus various other energy modalities

What can I expect when attending your class?
Whether I am teaching a slow, gentle Yoga class, a beginners essentials, a flow or core class you will always experience attention to the Universal Principles of Alignment. Applying the wisdom of these principles can and often does result in healing from injuries as well as prevent new ones. In my class you can also expect attention to mindfulness, breath and the sheer joy to be experienced when we come to our mats and engage in that sweet conversation of body, mind and spirit

What do you love most about yoga?
I love Yoga because whenever I come to my mat or teach I experience this sense of "homecoming". It's an awakening experience that quiets my mind, reminds me of the things and relationships that really matter, and always generates within me a heart full with gratitude. The practice of Yoga has brought me through some amazing physical healing, keeps me flexible, strong and engages my heart and mind in things of the Spirit.

Why do you teach yoga?
The practice of Yoga transforms peoples' lives. It is an honor and a gift to provide the space and opportunity for that possibility to happen. To witness that transformation in another is both humbling and inspiring. To teach Yoga is a bit like setting the table for a banquet and then watching your guests enjoy the meal, the warmth of good conversation and the shared satisfaction at the meals end that is reflected on one another's faces.

What inspires you?
Life inspires me, my children inspire me! My Mom, a mindful moment in Nature, my four-legged equine, canine, and feline friends that graced me with their companionship over the years, all inspire me! In fact, there is not much that doesn't inspire me when I allow my attention to come to the treasures that can be found in each moment of life.

Yoga Studio in Northern Vermont
  Susan Buchanan susan buchanan

Training/Certification
200-hour certified yoga teacher- Honest Yoga, VT

What can I expect when attending your class?
Flowing sequences with a heavy emphasis on alignment of body and movement with breath. My classes weave together heart openers, challenging movements, and substantial stretches. I start each practice with an intention, I add music and give assists, and end with gratitude. I desire to gracefully and subtly guide students into living a life of purpose and passion, finding peace of mind and strength in body and intention. I encourage all to smile, laugh, sweat, move and have fun.

What do you love most about yoga?
Yoga satisfies my need for movement. I love the strength, health and peace I feel in both body and mind from the practice of yoga. To my surprise and delight yoga has also taught me much more than just movement. It has taught me to live more fully with intention, opening new parts of myself - emotionally and mentally.

Why do you teach yoga?
Gratitude. I am so glad to have found yoga, through which I have seen my true self that I deeply desire to cultivate. Yoga has been transformative for me and has created a confidence and compassion within myself that I want to help others experience.

What inspires you?
So many things, big and small, inspire me, but these three the most. My family, especially my mother. I have witnessed her live a life that always and forever steers toward authenticity and living her passion. The outdoors. It is where I can think and feel what my trueness is and more often than not how to let it out. And finally, food. I move to eat

Yoga Studio in Northern Vermont
  Pamela Burton-Macauley pamela burton-macauley

Training/Certification
200-hour Certification (Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training, 2014)
200-hour RYT through Yoga Alliance
29-hour Therapeutic Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Jillian Pransky

What can I expect when attending your class?
An embodied exploration of integrating breath, body and spirit. Through breathwork, meditation, and both active and restorative postures, I invite you to come home to your own body. I emphasize safety through precise alignment, slow and delicious flows, and compassionate self-awareness.

What do you love most about yoga?
Throughout my 20+ years of practice, yoga has continually challenged, inspired, and transformed the way I see myself and am able to engage with the world. It has opened my heart, and allowed me to "come home to my own body" through difficult injuries, pregnancies, and various physical changes. As a mother of four young children, the mindfulness I practice on the mat leads to more patience, gratitude, generosity and joy in my daily life.

Why do you teach yoga?
To share the tools that allow me to live more abundantly, and to help others find the peace, joy, and creative inspiration that comes from connecting to our deepest selves.

What inspires you?
The innocence and curiosity of my children, beautiful poetry and readings, travel, compassion in action, and watching the sun set behind the 500-year old Oak tree in my back yard.

Other personal info you would like to share:
As a former Foreign Correspondent, I have a great interest in other cultures and travel. I've lived overseas in Japan, England, and Uganda. I am also an avid cook.

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
  Kathleen Fleming kathleen fleming

Training/Certification
200 hour Hatha Yoga Certification through Laughing River Yoga, Burlington, Vermont

What can I expect when attending your class?
You can expect a welcoming and inspiring vinyasa flow which integrates breath and movement. My intention is to support your practice so that you leave feeling grounded with an open mind, body and heart.

What do you love most about yoga?
That everyone can benefit from it whether it is physically, spiritually or emotionally - there is really something in the practice for everyone. Wherever you are in your life path yoga can help support you in moving forward.

Why do you teach yoga?
Honestly, I never thought I'd teach yoga. But I've found the benefits and growth that come from practice to be so empowering that I now want to share those gifts with others.

What inspires you?
Lots of things inspire me...books, beautiful artwork, my friends and family, people of all sorts, nature, really good chocolate ice cream...

Yoga Studio in Northern Vermont
  theresa hudziak

Training/Certification
200 hour certified Vinyasa yoga teacher, Liberate School of Yoga
35 hour prenatal yoga teacher training
Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher certification training pathway
Center for Mindfulness UMass Medical School - in progress

What can I expect when attending your class?
I honor the tradition that classically, people practiced Hatha Yoga to prepare the body and mind for meditation. My class integrates Vinyasa with mindfulness offering space to connect the mind with the body through breath for meditative stillness and investigative silence.

What do you love most about yoga?
I practice out of a desire to be available for life with full awareness, to notice when I have been unskillful, and to begin again and again and again.

Why do you teach yoga?
I teach to deepen and share my exploration of Patanjali's first Sutra, "Now the inquiry of Yoga" - the practice that liberates the mind to the present moment where we dwell in our truth- and to learn from the wisdom of a community of practitioners.

What inspires you?
I am inspired by my family, friends, and teachers who have stirred my heart and shown me such acceptance and grace. I am in awe of the beauty of our natural world and moments of synchronicity that assure me our human existence is sacred.

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
  Jill Mason jill mason

Training/Certification
200-hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training (2011)

What can I expect when attending your class?
As a Kripalu yoga teacher, I emphasize the importance of taking care of your own body by doing only what feels safe and comfortable. I give lots of options for movements and encourage the use of props, such as yoga blankets, blocks and straps, for support and assistance. I teach a slow, gentle class, with clear instructions, and offer a variety of movements to warm up as many joints and stretch as many muscles as possible, along with strengthening, core work, and breath practices. I often include a reading of poetry or other inspirational text. You can expect to relax, to laugh, and possibly feel things and places in your body that you haven't felt before.

What do you love most about yoga?
I love the opportunity to slow down, which is partly why I call my classes Slow Yoga. I love the feeling of stretching my body in all directions; the union of body, mind, and spirit; the relaxation. Yoga brings me out of my head and into my body. It reminds me to be grateful, to breathe, to be compassionate; it encourages me to be my higher self.

Why do you teach yoga?
To share with others - especially people in the vicinity of my age - the benefits of yoga, for physical, mental, and emotional health, is a blessing and an honor. I teach because I love it and because of the responses of my students.

What inspires you?
Yoga, literally. All my teachers, my students, the natural world, music and dance, thinking outside the box, people's goodness and courage and ability to persevere, learning, discovery.

Other personal info you would like to share:
I studied jazz, modern, and West African dance for many years and was an original member of the Jazz Co., a local performance company led by Nancy Watkin and Karen Amirault, in the early 1980's. I still love to dance. I've also been a freelance book editor for thirty years.

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
  kim servin kim servin

Training/Certification
200 hour Hatha Yoga Certification through Laughing River Yoga, Burlington, VT

What can I expect when attending your class?
You can expect a strong vinyasa flow practice with a focus on linking breath with movement. We will move through standing and seated postures paying mindful attention to transitions and alignment.

What do you love most about yoga?
I love the way yoga makes me feel at home in my body. When I practice yoga I feel strong, balanced and open. On the mat we learn to observe our experience with equanimity. When I take this practice with me off the mat, I am able to maintain a feeling of inner peace and connection that help me handle challenges in my life with greater honesty and grace.

Why do you teach yoga?
I teach yoga because I would like to share the self-confidence, faith and joy that yoga has illuminated within me in an effort to reveal the same qualities in others. Through my teaching, I hope to create an environment in which students cultivate a relationship with their own inner wisdom, which will serve to guide them on the mat and out in the world.

What inspires you?
So many things inspire me . . . my children, the outdoors, music, cooking, and the people with whom I work every day.

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
  Kristin Borquist kristin borquist

Training/Certification
Began yoga studies in 1989 with a student of Desikachar's, trainings with Arthur Kilmurray, completed teacher trainings with Rod Stryker
Level 1 Teacher Training in EMYoga
13 years tai chi training and teaching
Advanced Certified in Thai Yoga Bodywork, and over 20 yrs. as a bodyworker.

What can I expect when attending your class?
To be invited to bring new dimensions of experience, presence and strength to your practice and your life. To feel at home in your whole body, to fill yourself with life force, confidence, grace.

What do you love most about EM Yoga?
The way it makes me FEEL. Both in and as myself and also in the world.

Why do you teach EM Yoga?
Because it gives me the opportunity to bring together yoga, tai chi, all my years of meridian-based bodywork, the bio-field/aura, functional anatomy, and create a way for students to get to know and engage their own energies to be vibrantly healthy throughout life.

What inspires you?
There is nothing better than seeing people shine, being who they really are.

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