Events

Mantra Yoga 200 hr Yoga Teacher Graduates

Congratulations to the newest and most talented teachers on Bostons North Shore!

Introducing the 2017 Mantra Yoga 200hr Teacher Training Graduates class of 2017!

from left to right:

  • Tristan Stewart
  • Dawn Savioe
  • Annmarie Bedard
  • Tara Briggs
  • Paul Findlen

front row:

  • Nikki Trupiano
  • Marlena Bruno (teacher)
  • Allison Byrnes

Be on the lookout for them sharing what they love and their awesome classes on the North Shore!

Mantra Fusion and The Bodhi Three: Yoga and Live Music

Sunday Morning Mantra Fusion and The Bodhi Three: Yoga and Live Music

April 26th

9 -10:30 am

Join Marlena for All Levels Fusion of Body, Mind and Spirit while serenaded beautifully with the live vibrational sounds and rhythms of The Bodhi Three. This heart opening, mind centering and physically balanced class will leave you feeling refreshingly open and joy filled.

The Bodhi Three came together to celebrate the teachings of Yoga through song, chant, and sound healing. Paul and Tristan met at a 200 hour teacher training at Mantra Yoga in the fall of 2016 and discovered a deep musical bond and a shared love of Yoga. They soon invited Paul's wife and frequent musical collaborator, Carley, to join the mix. Weaving Carley and Paul's organic, vocally rich, acoustic sound into the ambient jazz-influenced soundscapes created by Tristan on his 7 and 8-string guitars, The Bodhi Three were born. The three multi-instrumentalists draw from a diverse palette of sounds to help Yogis deepen into meditative postures and accentuate the power of a heat-building flow. All three members have experienced the healing energy of both music and Yoga. Inspired by their teachers, Marlena Bruno and Deana Bacon, they aspire to cultivate a practice of egoless service devoted to the alleviation of suffering; this is the gift they wish to share with those who join them in practice.

All About You - January 2017 - Yoga Challenge

Are you ready for a change in 2017?Do you want to feel grounded, have more energy and feel great?

A regular daily yoga practice is just what you need to cultivate the best for your mind, body and soul.

We challenge you to create time on your mat daily that is “All About You”. Trust the process, cultivate “YOU” everyday and feel the rewards.

NOPE, it's not a fitness contest. This is All About You and your highest self daily.

Challenge Details:
  • Sign up in studio and start your challenge January 1st - 7th
  • Practice 30 consecutive days of yoga, minimum of 1 class per day.
  • Must complete all classes 30 days from start date.
  • Complete the challenge and practice free in the month of February!
Rules:
  • Must have enough classes to complete all 30 days.
  • Multiple classes per day do not count. This isn't a fitness contest, this is about creating space and time for yourself daily :)
  • Must have a regular class card or unlimited package. Intro  2 month unlimited special cannot receive an additional free month, but you are very welcome to join the challenge.
  • Auto pay members and annual members will be credited a free month for the end of their membership or you may gift your free month to a friend :) Please let Carianne or Marlena know.

 

 

Fall Into Yoga Challenge 2016

MANTRA Fall into Yoga Challenge – Fall 2016

“Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose -

and commit myself to - what is best for me.” ― Paulo Coelho

The Awesome sauce!

You’ll feel stronger, sleep better and develop healthy habits creating balance your daily life.

      • 1st Prize: One Month Unlimited Yoga + $50 Gift Card
      • 2nd Prize: One Month Unlimited Yoga + $25 Gift Card
      • 3rd Prize: One Month Unlimited Yoga
      • Team Prize: All members on winning team win a Mantra T-Shirt.

Details: Earn Points

      • earn 1 point for each class attended
      • earn 2 points for each workshop attended

(max 7 points per week for attendance)

Share it!: Inspire Others

Post your inspiring pre/post yoga class photo on Instagram and Facebook with: #MantraWarriors

      • earn 1 point per post (10 points max posts per week)
        • How:All photo’s posted must me made public- sorry private/friends only view cannot be counted.
        • Instagram: Tag @mantrayoga in your photo, include #MantraWarriors and your team hashtag in post
        • Facebook:check in at MANTRA Yoga Studio with your photo , include #MantraWarriors and your team hashtag in post

Mantra Buddies: Refer a friend!

      • Earn 2 points for a new member drop in
      • Earn 5 points if they sign up for a monthly membership or limited class card

Balanced and Strong Teams: Inspired Motivation!

      • All challengers will be provided a team and team Captain
      • Points from team members will be combined for over all average points

Challenge Dates:

      • Start: Sept 1st - 15th
      • Complete your challenge by the end of your 30th day from start date.

How to enter:

Who can enter:

      • Everyone
  • free month unlimited yoga will be for November 2016
  • Winners will be announced on October 21st

Mantra Yoga Teacher Training

Mantra Yoga Teacher Training

 

Winter 2016

January - June

This informational experience is for those aspiring to teach yoga as well as those simply looking to deepen their practice as modern day yogis.

Designed to align with your demanding schedule, this teacher training will root you in both the art and science of yoga.

With the completion of this course you'll not only be ready teach yoga, but also live a more fulfilling, rewarding life.

Over the course of this training you will explore:

  • Meditation
  • Philosophy
  • Anatomy
  • Dynamic Sequencing
  • Safe Assisting
  • Pranayama
  • Guiding Subtle Energy
  • Prenatal
  • Yin Yoga
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Ayurveda
  • The Business of Yoga

+Real teaching experience at Mantra Yoga

+Continued support through feedback and opportunities to teach at Mantra Yoga.

A schedule for the modern day yogi:

January - June 2016

Saturday's & Sundays

7am - 5pm

Dates:

TBA

Tuition: TBA

Tuition includes a 20 class pass for use during your training.

All applicants must attend at least 1 class with Marlena prior to application.

email: info@mantrayogastudio.com to be added to our Teacher Training info list for future updates.

 

Begin Again: Workshop with Deana: 6/27-6/28

with Deana Bacon

Saturday, June 27 th

Sunday, June 28 th

4-5:30 pm[/custom_headline][text_output]Start, refine or grow your yoga practice. Discover the many benefits of yoga. Improve your balance, flexibility, and relieve stress.

These two 90 minute workshops will help you overcome the intimidation holding you back from starting a life changing practice. In addition, will enhance your current yoga practice.

The workshops will include Pranayama (Breath Work), Meditation, and Proper Safe Alignment, and most importantly having fun while learning something new!

A comprehensive workshop which teaches beginners all the essentials they will need to help start (or restart) them on their yoga journey. Instilling students with the groundwork & confidence to attend any all level classes.

Investment: $55

Register by 6/25: $45 use promo code fresh start at check out.

All workshop sales are final, but are transferable with 48 hrs advance notice to another who can take your spot. Your purchase is for this specific workshop only.

Please purchase only if you can attend. Class cards are not accepted.

To ensure proper registration, reservations and purchases of this workshop must be made under each yogi's individual account.

Please do not purchase 2 classes under 1 account.

Mantra Lab: mini workshops for a deeper yoga experience

Join us for a very special and rare opportunity to delve deeper into the many aspects and full spectrum of yoga.

Space is limited

Preregistration is required as space is limited, spots in these labs are sure to fill fast. Cancellation policy is firm.

Yoga is more then practicing asana (poses). Without a deeper knowledge and tools it's hard to fully experience why it's such a beneficial, powerful practice. I understand anyone can teach you how to do a pose but is that all you want, is that all you're really hoping to gain by showing up on your mat?

I don't think so and that's why I've created the Mantra Lab. Join us to explore meditation, theory, methodology, subtle energy and so much more!

Mantra Labs will not include a full physical practice but from time to time will explore deeper knowledge and understanding of achieving a particular asana. In these instances it's highly recommended if not required that you attend the 6pm All levels Vinyasa class in order to warm your muscles and prepare your body for a deeper exploration.

I'm super excited for you to join us and explore all that yoga has to offer you!

Namaste,

Marlena

Thursday Nights

7:30 pm

(dates vary - please check schedule)

 

  • May 7th: Yoga Nidra Meditation with Marlena
  • May 14th: no lab
  • May 21st: Yoga Nidra Meditation with Marlena
  • May 28th: no lab
  • June 4th: no lab
  • June 11th: Chakra Series #1; Kundalini Energy Rising and the Root Chakra with Marlena
  • June 18th: no lab
  • June 25th: Chakra Series #2 Creativity and the Sacral Chakra with Deana
  • July 2nd: Yoga Nidra with Marlena
  • July 9th: Intro to Reiki with Deana
  • July 16th: Chakra Series #3 Will Power and the Solar Plexus Chakra with Marlena
  • July 23rd: Chakra #4 Love and the Heart Chakra with Deana
  • July 30th: TBD/no lab
  • Aug 6th: Yoga Nidra Meditation with Marlena
  • Aug 13th: Throat Chakra with Deana
  • Aug 20th: Intro to Reiki with Deana
  • Aug 27th: Third Eye Chakra with Deana
  • Sept 3rd: Crown Chakra with Deana

 

Ayurveda Cleanse: Spring Detox Workshop, 5/17/15

According to Ayurveda, spring is a KAPHA season, a mixture of earth and water elements. We know this because of its characteristics: wet, cold, heavy, dull, sticky, soft and firm. Too much Kapha leads to common springtime symptoms like congestions colds, flu, cough, sinus infections, sleepiness, and winter weight gain. The mind can become dull and lose some of its winter sharpness. Common emotional problems are sadness, depression and over-attachment to the past. Learn how to lessen Kapha’s effect on your health so you can feel great this spring! In 2015 Ayurveda Wellness Healing is introducing the Ayurvedic lifestyle with a special workshop for each season. Ayurveda is the ancient Indian way of living with vitality, good health and abundant happiness. The path to good health is unique for each person. In this workshop you'll learn: • Seasonal routines for the spring Kapha season • Yoga postures for the season • Diet and lifestyle changes • Recipes using spices and herbs for the season

$36.00 :Pre- Registration

  • Enter Promo Code: Spring Cleaning at checkout

$45.00: On May 17th

Pre-registration is required All workshop sales are final but are transferable to another who can attend with 48 hours notice. Your purchase is for this specific workshop only.Please purchase only if you can attend. Class cards are not accepted.To ensure proper registration, reservations and purchases of this workshop must be made under each yogi's individual account.Please do not purchase 2 classes under 1 account.

Ooh La' Ahhh: Restorative-Yin Yoga; May 29th

Friday, May 29th

7:30 - 9:30 pm[/custom_headline][text_output]

Join Deana and Marlena for a uniquely transforming practice to open the body and calm your mind.

 

This Spa like experience will leave you feeling centered and truly refreshed.

Deeply stretch and release tension throughout the body to quiet the mind. Yin yoga realigns the energy paths in the body, clearing blockages for vital energy (Chi) to flow freely and restore overall health and balance. This gentle yin practice will prepare the body to receive the following deeply calming effects that restorative yoga offers our nervous system, through supportive floor postures, gentle therapeutic hands on assists and deeply calming relaxation.

Gentle massage, scented oils, bolsters, eye pillow and overall bliss included.

Please feel free to bring your own blanket to soften into.

$30.00

Save your spot today: This workshop will sell out.

Yin Yoga: is the complimentary practice to our more dynamic yang vinyasa practice. A yin practice focuses primarily on floor postures, held passively for longer periods of time to allow the body to open and access the deeper connective tissues and fascia.

Yin yoga will restore and maintain the natural mobility in your joints, enhancing the body’s range of motion, energetic flow and emotional well being. Yin’s emphasis on stillness and silence promotes a deeply meditative experience.

Restorative yoga: provides healing for the body and the mind. It is especially useful when you need to eliminate fatigue and stress that result from your daily activities. It can also help you recover from illness and injury or overcome emotional depression and anxiety that are caused by traumatic events such as divorce, loss of job and death of a beloved.

It is known that restorative yoga can activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which enables automatic control of the body. As such, the regular nervous system will be at rest, and the muscles will become more relaxed. Constant practice of restorative yoga will make your body less vulnerable to stress-related illnesses and help you achieve optimal health.

BONUS: Throughout this delicious practice you'll be washed in the healing sounds of crystal bowls masterfully played by Joe Hayes. Crystal bowls tuned to the frequency of our Chakra's heal and balance the subtle energy with in, leaving us feeling refreshingly calm and transformed on a cellular level.

Jacqui Bonwell, Chakra Cleanse Workshop-5/9/15

Join Jacqui for her signature Vinyasa Yoga intensive and physically journey through the blueprint of the 7 major chakras. 

Use postures, breath, color, meditation, chanting & sound healing to reach higher internal states.  What habits, patterns & responses hold you back from true peace? How can we amplify the things that are going right? Get on the internal goodfoot and WAKE UP dormant skills & resources that maybe haven't spoken in a while. 

Get back to the strength you were born with.

$40.00

Save your spot today: This workshop will sell out.

Hello, I am Jacqui Bonwell:  Experienced - 500hr Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT-500),  Level 1 Balanced Athlete ™ Certified coach, Level 1 FMS (Functional Movement Systems) certified, Reiki Master, Yoga Life Coach, Director of the Sacred Seeds Yoga School (RYS-200hr level, RYS-500hr level) in the Boston/New England area and Owner of the Canton Yoga Shala in Canton, MA. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Rhode Island.  I work primarily with Yoga Teachers through my 200hr & 500hr Yoga Teacher Training certification programs. Additionally, I provide Life Coaching to help yoga students deepen their practice and apply the teachings to their everyday lives.  My most important credential and greatest training has been Motherhood.

After graduating from college, I backpacked Europe then headed home. Ibegan a 10 year career in Social Services that took me from Boston neighborhoods to a women and children’s refuge in Ireland. During my social services career, I had the privilege of meeting amazing people who did more than persevere; they transformed. At the same time, I witnessed a darker side of life that felt like sandpaper to the soul.

There are defining moments in life when we wonder if we are in the right place or if we are heading in the right direction. Distance helps us to see things clearly. Yoga provided me with the space I needed to reflect. From my yoga practice, answers came forth.  After ten years of being overworked and overweight, my body had dictated that I had learned how not to live. That is when I said good-bye to my career in social services.

From my first class with Sagarika Ghose and forward, I knew that yoga for me was more than a practice, it was a calling. I completed the Open Doors Teacher Training out of Weymouth, MA. This program not only touched on the teachings of yoga (power vinyasa, hatha & restorative yoga) but included strong energy healing components.  I met a wonderful mentor, Reiki Master & Teacher, Pat Iyer. She helped me to build strong roots right out of the training gate.

At just the right place and time, a major inspiration of mine, Sharon Gannon (Jivamukti Yoga), came into my life. She directed me on the path of genuinely preserving what yoga is and living life to its fullest extent.

I will be forever grateful for the sage teachings of those yogi’s who have gone before me.  I continue to be deeply inspired by my fellow yoga teachers: David Vendetti, Johnny Gillespie, Rolf Gates, Sharon Gannon and Pat Iyer. I have profound respect for an endless list of yogi’s and healers that I have come to know.

My greatest mission in yoga is to direct people back to their original selves – where their greatest source of freedom and strength already exists.

Every day, I am reminded of the importance of connection to spirit.  I see these very teachings in my children: Lola, 6, and Wyatt, 2, and my two children in spirit. My teachers include my husband, my mother, my whole family, friends and yoga students. Through the people put into my life, I know that the divine exists here on earth.

 

Learn more about Jacqui at : www.jacquibonwell.com

Power Detox workshop with Danielle: 3/15/15

Danielle Orlandella

Everyone is always looking for a good detox!

Challenge yourself in this 2 hour Power Class, filled with twists, planks, core and lots of sweat!

This class is designed to detoxify your body as well as your mind. We will begin with a with a mindful meditation followed by an intense powerful Vinyasa and of course ending with a rejuvenating Savasana.

Preresgistraion is required and highly recommended Sign Up Today!

Investment: $30

All workshop sales are final but are transferable to another who can attend with 48 hours notice. Your purchase is for this specific workshop only.

Glo-Yo with Marlena: 4/17/15

Glo-Yo with Marlena

This event has been cancelled

The Universe is listening. What energy are you manifesting and sending back to it?

Join Marlena and joyfully explore your senses during this highly unique exploration of the miracle of who you are. Find release through fluid movement, turn your awareness inward and stir your soul through this powerfully restorative experience. Your enhanced state of being glows with in you and awaits your invitation. Move with fluidity, meditate deeply and set your glow free.

This practice is unlike any other and will take place within the stars, using tranquil lighting affects, candlelight, deeply calming scents and sounds leaving you with a sense of balance and a calm state of being. - Appropriate for all levels.

If you plant the seeds for peaceful well being and nurture them, they will grow.

Preregistration Required Cost:

$30

See workshops/events for registration

Beginners Basics Workshop with Marlena | Jan 11th- Feb 1st

Jan 11th - Feb 2st 2015

New to yoga or just want to get back to the basics?

Learn all the basics from proper breathing techniques, meditations and how to build your personal asana practice from ground up.

This beginners course will provide you all you need to start your new transformation.

Over the course of 4 weeks, you'll learn:

  • the basic's of sun salutations and modifications to build strength and stamina.
  • Proper breathing and meditation techniques.
  • proper alignment to build a healthy safe practice.
  • various approaches to posture to gain the desired results.

This 4 week course will meet every Sunday at 2-3:30 pm.

and will leave you feeling strong, confident and ready to walk into any regularly scheduled class.

Cost: $100

$90, Early registration discount by Jan 5th:

Use Promo Code: 111 at checkout

Pre-registration is required : 

Space is limited to the first 12 registered: all others will be placed on wait list.

All workshop sales are final but are transferrable to another who can attend with 48 hours notice.

Your purchase is for this specific workshop only.

Please purchase only if you can attend.

Class cards are not accepted.

A Weekend With Beryl Bender Birch 2/6-2/8/15

MANTRA YOGA is honored to present a very special event with Beryl Bender Birch

February 6th - 8th

Join us for an very special and rare opportunity to practice with a legend in an intimate setting for full weekend of workshops including discussion, meditation, pranayama and her famous vinyasa practice.

Space is limited and these workshop will sell out!

Preresgistraion is required and highly recommended

Why Are You Here? & Yoga Nidra

Join us for inspirational discussion, light asana, and Yoga Nidra meditation.

Friday, Feb 6th: 6-9pm

There are lots of things you could be doing tonight. Why are you here?

This is yoga. It’s a discipline. It’s hard work. Why would you want to do this? There are easier things to do than to become a yoga practitioner. If you are longing to know, to soar, to heal, to be happy, to answer the question “Who am I?” then you know why you are here – yoga changes us, transforms us, strengthens us, and elevates our consciousness and it all begins with “breathe in and breathe out”.

Followed by

Yoga Nidra is a deep guided meditation that gradually withdraws our awareness from the outer world and turns it inward (pratyahara). This state of mind rests between wakefulness and dream sleep. Mental activity quiets down and we enter a calm “sleep-like” state, where deep relaxation occurs, and the door opens to the three inner limbs of yoga – concentration, meditation, and realization.

You'll feel rested and prepared to go home, sleep well, and come back tomorrow!

Detox for Mind and Body: The Cleansing effects of Tristana

Saturday, Feb 7th: 9-12pm

(Breath, Bandhas, and Drishti) (Asana and pranayama)

A strong and sweaty astanga vinyasa flow asana practice is an incredibly potent ally in maintaining good health. It can strengthen our immune system and help us to clear tightness, toxins, and tension from our minds and bodies. Using the yoga tools of breath, bandhas, and drishti, we learn to fine-tune our attention and tap into our inner world. These three aspects are profound and powerful aids to the development of mindfulness and are designed to bring the attention to the present moment and quiet our mind. Then we can work to burn out physical and psychological obstacles that limit our health and happiness.

Yoga for Warriors

Saturday, Feb 7th: 1:30-4:30

(moderate asana and discussion)

The day after 9/11 Beryl Bender Birch, yoga teacher and Wellness Director at the time of the New York Road Runners, was called upon to help families of victims, first responders and others suffering the brutal aftermath of the attacks on New York City. She subsequently witnessed the power of the yoga practices—breathing, movement, and meditation—to help those suffering with anxiety related disorders such as post-traumatic stress (PTSD) or traumatic brain injury (TBI). A yoga practitioner and teacher for over 40 years, Beryl is the author of three books on yoga, including Power Yoga. Her newest book, Yoga for Warriors, is a guide for stressed out veterans struggling to navigate the transition to civilian life.

Beryl will share with us the grounding, calming, and pro-active practices that she teaches to veterans and those with any anxiety related disorder. See how you or your students can use yoga to develop reliance, a sense of control, and a safe connection to the present moment and ramp down debilitating anxiety. Yoga for Warriors is a practice for anyone who hopes to be healthier and happier and effectively deal with the traumas of life—whether past or future.

Power Yoga: Yoga for Athletes

Sunday, Feb 8th: 11-2pm

(strong asana and yoga breathing)

Only when you can be extremely pliable and soft, can you be extremely hard and strong ---- Zen proverb Join Beryl Bender Birch, author of three best selling books on yoga and former Wellness Director of the New York Road Runners for 22 years, for the sweaty and powerful practice she made famous, with her best selling book, Power Yoga.

Beryl pioneered the introduction of yoga into the world of sports and has taught yoga and meditation to tens of thousands of athletes since l974. She revolutionized the concept of stretching with her “hard and soft” philosophy and taught athletes that yoga, when practiced correctly, developed not just flexibility, but strength and focus as well.

Beryl is the creator and innovator of the world renown style of Power Yoga. She's been teaching and practicing since the 1970's and continues to travel world wide to teach workshops making the practice approachable for all.[/text_output][button shape="square" size="large" float="none" target="blank" info="none" info_place="top" info_trigger="hover" href="http://mantrayogastudio.com/schedule"]Sign Up[/button][text_output]

Investment:

$65 per workshop

or

$210 for all four workshops

BIO: Beryl is the author of three best selling books on yoga and former Wellness Director of the New York Road Runners for 22 years, for the sweaty and powerful practice she made famous, with her best selling book, Power Yoga. Beryl pioneered the introduction of yoga into the world of sports and has taught yoga and meditation to tens of thousands of athletes since l974. She revolutionized the concept of stretching with her “hard and soft” philosophy and taught athletes that yoga, when practiced correctly, developed not just flexibility, but strength and focus as well.

She graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in English and Philosophy.  She has been an avid student of classical yoga and the parallels with quantum physics and the study of consciousness since l971, and is the founder/director of The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute and the Give Back Yoga Foundation.  She has been teaching yoga and training yoga teachers as “spiritual revolutionaries” for 40 years and is the best selling author of many books on yoga, including the newly published yoga for veterans book,Yoga for Warriors: Basic Training for Strength, Resilience, and Peace of Mind.

To Learn More about Beryl: www.power-yoga.com

Personal Resolution Workshop with Jacqui Bonwell- 1/23/15

Jacqui Bonwell

Personal Resolution Workshop

Friday, January 23rd 7-9:30 pm

Kick your year 2015 with this intimate, powerful Vinyasa experience and learn how to sustain your resolutions beyond January.  Push the reset button on a cellular level with this2 1/2 hour recipe focused on great change & great acceptance.

All levels welcome & accommodated.

This class will include advanced postures but always with great modification for all to find accessible.

$35.00

Save your spot today: This workshop will sell out.

Hello, I am Jacqui Bonwell:  Experienced - 500hr Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT-500),  Level 1 Balanced Athlete ™ Certified coach, Level 1 FMS (Functional Movement Systems) certified, Reiki Master, Yoga Life Coach, Director of the Sacred Seeds Yoga School (RYS-200hr level, RYS-500hr level) in the Boston/New England area and Owner of the Canton Yoga Shala in Canton, MA. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Rhode Island.  I work primarily with Yoga Teachers through my 200hr & 500hr Yoga Teacher Training certification programs. Additionally, I provide Life Coaching to help yoga students deepen their practice and apply the teachings to their everyday lives.  My most important credential and greatest training has been Motherhood.

After graduating from college, I backpacked Europe then headed home. Ibegan a 10 year career in Social Services that took me from Boston neighborhoods to a women and children’s refuge in Ireland. During my social services career, I had the privilege of meeting amazing people who did more than persevere; they transformed. At the same time, I witnessed a darker side of life that felt like sandpaper to the soul.

There are defining moments in life when we wonder if we are in the right place or if we are heading in the right direction. Distance helps us to see things clearly. Yoga provided me with the space I needed to reflect. From my yoga practice, answers came forth.  After ten years of being overworked and overweight, my body had dictated that I had learned how not to live. That is when I said good-bye to my career in social services.

From my first class with Sagarika Ghose and forward, I knew that yoga for me was more than a practice, it was a calling. I completed the Open Doors Teacher Training out of Weymouth, MA. This program not only touched on the teachings of yoga (power vinyasa, hatha & restorative yoga) but included strong energy healing components.  I met a wonderful mentor, Reiki Master & Teacher, Pat Iyer. She helped me to build strong roots right out of the training gate.

At just the right place and time, a major inspiration of mine, Sharon Gannon (Jivamukti Yoga), came into my life. She directed me on the path of genuinely preserving what yoga is and living life to its fullest extent.

I will be forever grateful for the sage teachings of those yogi’s who have gone before me.  I continue to be deeply inspired by my fellow yoga teachers: David Vendetti, Johnny Gillespie, Rolf Gates, Sharon Gannon and Pat Iyer. I have profound respect for an endless list of yogi’s and healers that I have come to know.

My greatest mission in yoga is to direct people back to their original selves – where their greatest source of freedom and strength already exists.

Every day, I am reminded of the importance of connection to spirit.  I see these very teachings in my children: Lola, 6, and Wyatt, 2, and my two children in spirit. My teachers include my husband, my mother, my whole family, friends and yoga students. Through the people put into my life, I know that the divine exists here on earth.

 

Learn more about Jacqui at : www.jacquibonwell.com