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Claire Este-McDonald

Baptiste Power Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Claire came to yoga in 2001, just after having her second child and third back surgery. From the very first OM, she knew that she had found home in her body again. The journey was tumultuous. Slowly she started to heal her body from the many injuries incurred from being a competitive marathon runner, swimmer, and overall fitness enthusiast for the majority of her life. As she started to improve her body and spirit, she soon found teaching yoga not only a desire, but also a necessity. "I found it imperative to share yoga and this life process with everyone. As a teacher, to be able to be a part of supporting someone in connection, whether it be in finding presence in their body, love in their heart, or serenity in their being, is a beautiful thing that needs to be cultivated and shared... Read the profile >>

Ginger Boermeester

Roots Yoga Burlington

About twelve years ago, I found myself suffering from stubborn physical limitations and ailments. Unbalanced across the board, I craved fine-tuning on a physical, spiritual and emotional level. Yoga was the answer, leading to a new found sense of harmony and wholeness, a reprieve from today’s chaotic world. It restored my balance and renewed my inner and outer strength. After two years of practice, while working full time in corporate sales and marketing, I completed my second RYT200 certification. In June of 2012, with over five years of teaching experience, I opened Roots Yoga Studio. Within that same year I was chosen by Lululemon and asked to join their ambassadorship program, which has helped me to grow in an even more positive direction. My love for yoga, along with my... Read the profile >>

Jessica Grasso

Pure Barre Burlington

Jessica's passion for health and fitness began at an early age, when she was a member of the internationally renowned synchronized figure skating team, the Haydenettes, of Lexington, Massachusetts. As a member of the elite 20-time U.S. National Champion and 11-time ISU World Championship team, Jessica trained as a world class athlete, utilizing weights, ballet, Pilates, and cycling to strengthen and condition her body. While a student at Tufts University, Jessica realized that she desired to share her years of performance training with her fellow students. It was with this realization that she began to build her fitness brand, obtaining numerous fitness certifications (including the full classical Pilates repertoire) while actively pursuing her law degree (and later, tax law degree) from... Read the profile >>

Jody Merrill

Boston Pilates Plus

The road to being a fitness studio instructor and owner has been a fun one. Jody began participating in endurance events such as marathons and triathlons after losing her mother to cancer 10 years ago. The goal was always raise as much money as possible for cancer charities. Through that goal she experienced many injuries along the way and knew she had to do something other than swim, bike and run if she wanted to achieve her fitness and fundraising goals. It was out in San Diego that she discovered SPX Fitness and everything changed. It was not easy for her but she felt and noticed results and made it through the triathlon season injury free for the first time. When life drew her back to Boston she knew that there was nothing quite like SPX, so she brought it back with her. Jody launched... Read the profile >>

Lorraine Shedoudi

Prana Power Yoga

Lorraine Shedoudi is a full time yoga instructor and manager for Prana Power Yoga. Lorraine was born and raised in Northern California and has always been fascinated by the mind body connection. She earned her undergraduate degrees in Anthropology and Psychology at University of California, Berkeley. While at Berkeley Lorraine took her first yoga class and was captivated by the practice. After years of playing competitive sports, yoga brought her a new way to understand physical movement, wellness and compassion. Lorraine continued her studies and followed her passion of connecting the mind and the body by earning her Master's Degree at Boston College in Counseling Psychology. While working as a substance abuse counselor in Boston, Lorraine brought mindfulness and meditation to... Read the profile >>

Mo Bruno Roy

Maureen "Mo" Bruno Roy is an Elite/Pro cyclocross and mountain bike racer for Bob's Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles. With a background in track and field (hurdles, sprinting, longjump), Mo made the transition to racing cyclocross in 2004 and quickly moved up the ranks with some big wins. Mo travels Nationally and Internationally to compete in cyclocross along with her husband/mechanic/team manager Matt. The duo created their own team, MM Racing in 2007 before earning a title sponsorship from Bob's Red Mill in 2010. Mo has been working as a professional massage therapist for 14 years, specializing in deep tissue, sports massage, pre-natal massage and Thai Yoga massage. She currently has a full-time private practice in Cambridge, MA and is Nationally Certified. Mo began practicing yoga in... Read the profile >>

Montel Hill

EWL fitness

A dedicated professional in the field of health and fitness since 2011, Montel Hill has earned a reputation an innovative and attentive coach. Montel’s love for his craft shines through while creatively motivating his clients during challenging and fun workouts that emphasize strength training, high intensity interval training, as well as corrective, flexibility and mobility exercises. He thrives on the training floor and believes his success is driven by the day to day relationships he establishes with the clientele. The results from his workouts speak for themselves as his clients experience dramatic changes in body composition, improved sport performance and general fitness. Montel has extensive experience working with a variety of different populations, including athletes, children... Read the profile >>

Tom Hogan

Prana Cambridge; Soni Cambridge; Down Under Yoga

Tom teaches a flowing vinyasa style yoga class that synchronizes breath with movement while incorporating simple and clear alignment cues. Each class is consistent in its therapeutic goal of safely opening each part of the body, while expressing the spontaneity and freedom of a flowing style of practice. Tom was first introduced to yoga eight years ago, while attending a lecture on Tibetan Heart Yoga by Michael Roach, the first Westerner to earn the Buddhist title of Geshe, or master. After living for years with a stirred-up mind and mixed-up emotions, Tom was amazed by the clarity with which Geshe Roach described the relationship between the physical body, the breath, and thoughts and feelings. Very simply put, move a muscle, change a feeling. For more information about Tom and to... Read the profile >>