Who We Are
Amy has been practicing and teaching yoga for over 15 years and loves to share the teachings of Kundalini Yoga with others. She has found this practice to be extremely effective in providing the tools and space required for growth, change, forgiveness and healing as well as experiencing vitality and radiance from the inside out.
Dawn has been practicing for over 18 years and has been teaching stress less yoga and mindfulness to children for the past 2 years. She received her yoga training from Carrboro Yoga Co. in NC. She also studied with nationally known yogini and author Sage Rountree. Her intention for teaching yoga is to help people feel renewed and centered. She hopes her practical breathing and posture suggestions can be incorporated into real life when stressful situations arise. In addition to teaching yoga, Dawn is a 3rd grade school teacher. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Trinity Collge, VT and a Masters Degree from Fairfield University, Ct. When not practicing yoga or teaching 3rd graders, she loves to spend time with her family hiking, kayaking, xc skiing or just being together . Other interests include travel, photography, and reading.
In addition to having practiced yoga for 12 years, Rebecca is a licensed massage therapist and a Reiki Master. In her work, she sees the effects of daily stress on her clients, and the imbalance it can create in the body, mind and spirit. She devotes her time and energy to restoring the body’s natural balance.
Through her own yoga practice, she feels the positive power yoga can have on negative stress, and uses it as a tool to keep herself grounded, centered, and healthy. While she attended massage therapy school, she planned on becoming a yoga teacher in hopes to help others the way yoga has always helped her. She received her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training certification under Lara Ward’s Lotus Gardens Yoga School.
Rebecca’s yoga teaching style aims to counteract everyday stresses, teach ways to cope with negative stress, and create space for the body and mind to take a break from the bustle of modern life. She wants her students to come away from her classes feeling challenged, but rejuvenated and at peace.
When Rebecca is not practicing yoga or providing massage therapy or reiki services, she is enjoying the simple things in life with her husband, including homesteading, hiking, going out to eat, or relaxing by the fire.
RYT 200, RPYT
Pam completed her 200-hour teacher training in May of 2013, and Prenatal Yoga teacher training in 2014, both with Brianne Barrett of Bhogah Yoga. She has also completed certifications in Senior/Chair Yoga and Yin Yoga. Pam continually attends trainings and classes with notable teachers to further her knowledge and satisfy her hunger of all things yoga. She loves sharing what she has leaed with her students. Pam has over 17 years experience teaching gymnastics, dance and children's movement classes, as well as coaching teams. She is a certified coach and also holds many certifications in preschool and recreational gymnastics and movement. After having to give up teaching gymnastics due to injuries, yoga felt like a natural progression. It felt like home. Pam first "discovered" yoga when searching for a way to de-stress. It was love at first breath! "I loved how peaceful it made me feel. I left class feeling strong and connected physically, emotionally and spiritually. Yoga gave me back something that had been missing in my life for many years, the joy of movement and sharing that joy with others." When not on the mat, Pam enjoys gardening and spending time with her family camping, kayaking, and hiking.
Elora began on her yogic path at the young age of six. With the help of her #1 teacher, her mom and a VHS entitled “E-I-E-I Yoga”. Now a 200 Hr Registered Yoga Teacher certified by Corey Wu and All Yoga:Thailand, Elora enjoys sharing the practice of yoga and the benefits of adding yoga into your daily routine. Elora is versed in several yoga styles including; Kids Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha, and Restorative yoga. She was also recently certified in Yoga Trapeze!
Deciding to become a yoga teacher was one of the best decisions of her life to date. She learned that yoga is not only about the physical daily practice of beautiful and challenging poses; but also about mastering the mind, the breath, and the spirit.With every class Elora teaches, she brings with her the tools to help others, to offer them a safe haven where they can be themselves, quiet their minds and heal their bodies. Whether she’s speeding things up in Ashtanga and Core Vinyasa or slowing things down in Hatha Flow and Restorative, whether it’s a full class or one-on-one…her intention is always the same; to provide a positive, light-hearted experience and guide people into a better understanding of their whole being. Elora wishes to give every student the tools that have been passed down to her and many others; to help each of us live longer, fuller, and healthier lives. Her greatest hope is for you to find joy, to release old negative energy and to breathe- to breathe fully and deeply. She hopes you find her classes both rewarding and beneficial, and we hope you don’t mind singing – because sometimes a girls just gotta belt it out.
Founder and Director of ah Yoga & Wellness Center, Anne is dedicated to maintaining a peaceful and beautiful yoga shala (a Sanskrit word meaning, home or abode) a gathering place for students and teachers to practice, share, experience and grow. Anne has been teaching yoga in the greater Litchfield County area for more than 15 years. She began her teaching career under the tutelage of her teacher and mentor Marie Fourcaut. In addition to Anne’s original apprenticeship teacher training, she has studied under many other notable teachers and has participated in numerous continuing education programs and intensives. Anne considers her own style of teaching to be multidisciplinary drawing from different yoga traditions. She incorporates into her classes an understanding of the depth and breadth of yoga history and philosophies, most specifically Patanjali’s Eight Fold Path of Yoga. She fosters a noncompetitive and supportive environment that welcomes all levels of yoga students. Anne wants her students to come away from her yoga classes feeling physically challenged but also soothed emotionally and spiritually and connected to life in a more integrated way. In addition to overseeing the two studios, one in New Preston and one in New Milford CT, she also teaches classes throughout the week at both locations. She lives in New Preston with her family. When she’s not managing the studios or teaching yoga, she’s hiking with her dogs, enjoying the great outdoors, relaxing and reading, and finding time to stay connected with her two grown sons.
Michele discovered the benefits of yoga while treating a degenerative disk in her lower back and has been practicing yoga for more than a decade. She earned her 200-hour certification and is a Registered Yoga Teacher, (RYT). Her teaching style lends itself toward slow, purposeful movement and restorative poses that focus on reducing chronic pain. Michele is an astrologer and enjoys blending astrology into her yoga style. She writes the Cosmic Rhythms column for Natural Awakenings magazine and hosts a monthly podcast on the full moon.
To learn more about Michele or to schedule a detailed birth chart reading go to her website: www.darkmoonastrology.com.
Sarah Maasik 225 R-HYI
Certified Yoga Instructor – Lotus Gardens Yoga School 200-hour program, November 2010. Larry has been teaching in area studios since 2011, and has been an ah Yoga fixture since April 2012. He first discovered yoga while searching for relief from chronic low-back discomfort, primarily resulting from Scoliosis. With relief from pain, his practice continues to be inspired by the mind-body-spirit connection. The teaching of his own style “Mindful Yoga” includes an eclectic variety of yoga disciplines that is suitable for all levels of practice. Experiences will typically include: meditation on breath awareness, traditional Hatha Asana practice mixed with moderately paced Vinyasa sequences, Thai yoga-style hands-on adjustments to promote optimum alignment as well as releasing muscle tension, Yin-style postures to create balance and space, and peaceful, musical relaxation. Larry believes the most important things to bring to the mat are an open mind and sincere intention. Aside from practicing yoga, Larry has a deep passion for music, has studied the guitar and occasionally experiments with sound healing theory and vibrational therapy. Larry teaches at the New Preston and New Milford locations.
Larry is currently enrolled in a 200-hour program for Thai yoga certification, and is expected to graduate sometime in the Fall of 2018. Thai yoga is a unique form of bodywork that incorporates principles from various disciplines, including Hatha yoga and Acupressure, that tonify muscles, enhance energy flow and promote relaxation. While working toward his certification, Larry liberally features Thai yoga adjustments into classes while honing his skills, sharing new learnings and spreading Metta (lovingkindness, friendliness, compassion).
Quinn Trickey RYT 200
A lifelong student of spirituality, Quinn discovered yoga in 2008, at the age of 13. She quickly fell in love with the art, and has since . Today, she is a graduate of the 200-hour yoga teacher training program offered at the Kripalu Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, which she completed in March of 2018.
Quinn has practiced many styles of yoga, but has a particular fondness for hatha, kundalini, and yin. Having always felt her calling was to become a healer, Quinn is interested in other forms of holistic and integrative wellness promotion, namely aromatherapy, crystal healing, reiki, medical herbalism, and vibrational and sound healing.
Quinn has a passion for world religions and diverse forms of spirituality. She has been reading tarot since age 8, when her great aunt bought her her first deck. In her spare time, Quinn loves reading, hiking, and spending time with her animals.
Sandy Trimarchi RYT, 200
Sandy completed her 200 hour Raja Hatha teacher training program in 2011 with Amy Peace-Hayden and has been teaching ever since. Yoga inspires her to live each day mindfully and with gratitude! She likes her classes to have mindful intentions and teachings from the yoga philosophy. The training she received was rooted in alignment and refinement. Sandy enjoys teaching her students to get the most out of their practice while learning to connect the body, mind, and breath. Join her on your mat for a fulfilling practice that will leave you with a overall sense of wellbeing. She looks forward to helping you reach your goals on your journey to bliss.
When not on the mat: Sandy is spending time with her family and dog Harper. Hiking, paddle boarding, kayaking help her connect to nature…the best place to be. She is also a Birth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth educator, Lactation counselor, and has her BA in Communication Disorders from SUNY New Paltz.
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