Petra found yoga in a quest to heal old dance injuries and to combat the emotional stress of working with abuse and assault victims. Petra was drawn to the combination of grace, strength, and energy that is power yoga. Petra focuses on alignment, balance, and challenging your mind. She will lead you through a dynamic, vigorous, yet simple class, leaving every part of your body alive with energy.
Petra is an 200-E-RYT Yoga Alliance instructor and an associate Yoga Life Coach, certified by Wild Abundant Life / Midwest Power Yoga, and trained in the LIVE LOVE TEACH® methodology with original co-founder, Deborah Williamson. She originally taught at Newport Power Yoga with Terry Munnelly, and is influenced in her own teaching by Renee Delauries and Phillip Urso of LIVE LOVE TEACH. Petra continues her training in alignment and physiology, and hopes to one day complete her 500 hour certification with LIVE LOVE TEACH®.
Petra's other credentials:
-Certified Children's Yoga Instructor (Karma Kids)
-Certified Hands-on Assistant (Wild Abundant Life)
-Trauma Sensitive Yoga trained (Brookline Trauma Institute)
After four years of collegiate field hockey, Corey needed something new. She attend a Sunday morning yoga class at a local studio near her college campus and immediately knew she had found her new home on her mat.
Corey practiced for over a year before completing her 200-hour teacher training with Raffa Yoga. She sees yoga as a holistic, life-changing practice that encompasses spiritual and physical health. She wants to spread to others the amazing experience she’s had with yoga, so that they may find the same health and happiness she’s discovered.
Ellary Gamache has been practicing Yoga for nine years. Yoga has helped her achieve balance in her life as well as relief from chronic pain and anxiety. She whole heartedly believes that Yoga is for everyone and is a gift meant to be shared far and wide. She has taken her practice further by completing a Yoga Alliance certified 200 hour teacher training program at Raffa Yoga in Cranston, Rhode Island. Her initial training was rooted in Baptiste & Iyengar style Yoga with a focus on Vinyasa. She has additional training from Kirpalu School in Restorative Yoga. She is passionate about teaching Restorative, Stretch, Gentle, and Slow Flow Vinyasa classes. Her classes focus on mediation, active relaxation, and breath awareness. Ellary’s goal is to share what Yoga has done in her life with anyone and everyone that has need of peace in their lives. Namaste.
Joel came to his first yoga class as part of a friend's birthday gift. He found the practice to be challenging without being competitive. After two years of practice he wanted to explore a greater understanding of yoga to share with others. In training he found a focus on growth and improvement that should be shared with everyone, on and off the mat. His practices will challenge your inner warrior while remaining compassionate. Through focused breathing and powerful poses you will find a satisfying feeling that comes with a supportive community.
Joel is also a certified hands-on assistant.