200 Newport Ave     |     East Providence, RI     |     401.434.0262

Petra Lehman – Co-Owner, E-RYT-200

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 the 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 founder, Deborah Williamson. Petra is currently working on her 500 hour certification with LIVE LOVE TEACH®.

Petra's other credentials:
-Certified Children's Yoga Instructor (Karma Kids)
-Certified Hands-on Assistant
-Barre Instructor
-Trauma Sensitive Yoga trained (Brookline Trauma Institute)


Brittany Proulx - RYT-200

Brittany began her yoga practice in high school with a friend for a new challenge. Yoga gave her the ability to tune out and focus on the present by reconnecting to her center. Brittany brings a challenging yet adaptable practice to her students. Each student leaves with a sense of empowerment and accomplishment. Brittany gives a unique light, caring, and fun class to her students. With the encouragement of Create Power Yoga owner, Petra, Brittany enhanced her practice and completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training with the Create Power Yoga School, in the LIVE LOVE TEACH methodology, in Fall 2015.

Ellary Gamache - RYT-200

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 Dau - RYT-200

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.

Katherine Worth - RYT-200

Katherine was trained in 2016 at Create Power Yoga with Petra Lehman-Brauer (ERYT-200). She was trained in the live.love.teach style. Katherine’s love for yoga is rooted in its challenges, breath, flow, and strength. She began her journey by blindly wandered into a class, and her love for the practice has continued to grow ever since. Katherine is committed to giving her student’s a powerful and playful environment where they can feel safe and renewed. Katherine is inspired by the energy of others, which allows her to feel grounded, self-love, and stillness. Love, fun, and challenge are all words you can use to describe taking Katherine’s class. Katherine trained with Petra Lehman-Brauer at Create Power Yoga, in the LIVE LOVE TEACH style.

Lily Nieto - RYT-200

Lily began taking yoga classes to assist with her running. Like most people who begin taking yoga, she quickly realized the many benefits for running but also how the studio provided a place to focus on breath and disconnect from some stressors. Lily is compassionate and attentive. She hopes to guide her students through synchronized vinyasa to reconnect and breathe. Lily completed her 200 hour teacher training with LIVE LOVE TEACH yoga.

Rachel Cornell - RYT-200

Yoga has brought Rachel to a path of inner peace and strength having overcome some of her toughest mental and physical moments on her mat. Rachel was able to find a peaceful warrior within herself allowing her to let go of life's daily stresses. She brings a calm yet empowering environment to her classes. Through powerful breathing and dynamic poses you will leave feeling confident that you can conquer anything on or off your mat.
Rachel was trained through Create Power Yoga teacher training school with Petra Lehman-Brauer (ERYT-200). She was trained in the LIVE LOVE TEACH style.

Rachel Tondreault - RYT-200

Rachel is an actress and yogi who's passion for self-expression pulled her into the world of yoga. She was surprised and humble by the depth of what she found not only in her body, but in her heart and soul. The mindfulness she has gained through her daily practice has found it's way into every area of her life. Rachel's strong belief in a body-soul connection has led her to stand at the front of the room where she is able to share her love for connecting with others and helping others find connection to themselves. Rachel's classes will leave you feeling calm, refreshed and excited to face new challenges. Rachel was trained in the live love teach methodology through The Create Power Yoga Teacher Training School with Petra Lehman-Brauer (ERYT-200).

Tim O'Rourke - RYT-200

Tim tried yoga many times over the course of more than 20 years. It finally took for him when he found a vigorous heated vinyasa flow in Philadelphia in 2013. Since then the practice of maintaining presence in the face of a challenging sequence has transformed his life. Tim is downright evangelical about the power of mindfulness and thinks that yoga is the easiest way to find it. Teaching yoga is an extension of his practice that lets him share the profound perspective that yoga provides. He will leave you feeling both calm and energized. Originally from Boston, Tim recently moved to Providence and has quickly joined its yoga community. He is 200h certified from a Baptiste affiliated studio, has studied both Hatha and Iyengar yoga, and is currently enrolled in the 500h training with Live, Love, Teach.

Billy Brauer - Owner

In 2008, a friend of mine introduced me to yoga. Since that day, I have been hooked. I started Create Power Yoga to share my passion for yoga with the community. I truly believe that each of us strives to become the most powerful version of ourselves. Create Power Yoga is my way of helping the community reach that goal.

200 Newport Ave
East Providence 02916
(across from Town Wine)

Parking located in the plaza's lot, on Circle Street, and in the Rite Aid parking lot.
Please help us out and respect our neighboring businesses by not parking in front of their entrances when you come to classes.

Telephone | 401-434-0262




Our mission is to provide a safe, peaceful, non-judgmental, and friendly environment. We strive to offer classes to meet everyone’s needs regardless of experience, ability, and frequency of practice.

We hope to help you create more joy, peace, balance, and power in your life.