Owner/Yoga and Fit Fusion Instructor
I would describe myself as dedicated, motivated and compassionate.
My best friends would describe me as humorous, active and supportive.
My students would describe me as inspiring, knowledgeable and fun!
I hold a BA in Psychology and studio arts, AFAA certified and a Reiki 2 practitioner. I knew in elementary school I would be a social worker so… social services is where I spent 17 years happily working with adolescents and families reuniting and fostering an environment for personal, healthy growth. In 2005 I completed rigorous coursework in anatomy and physiology, breathing techniques, meditation, alignment, history and ethics of yoga. Since becoming certified I have attended and taught dozens of workshops in related topics. In 2018 I brought free outdoor yoga to Willimantic in support of the local food pantry and later that year established YOGA on NORTH! Yoga should be affordable, accessible and approachable and at YONO it is.
Outside of the studio I am the Yoga teacher for many of the UCONN sports teams including Football, Baseball, Dive, Hockey, Row and others! I am a mountain biker, traveler & food lover!
My mission is to inspire and motivate students to take an active role in their physical and mental well-being through the practice of yoga, meditation, movement and the healing art of reiki.
I will create and hold a space for you to flourish and shine and be the best version of you.
It was love at first sun salutation for me about ten years ago. I was instantly fascinated by the spiritual, emotional and physical facets of yoga. To gain a deeper understanding of the special gifts of yoga, I completed my 200-hour yoga teacher training at Samadhi Studio in Manchester, CT in 2014. I feel honored to share the gifts of yoga with my students.
Since our children have taken flight out of the nest, my husband and I travel around the world, experiencing yoga wherever we go. I bring an eclectic combination of poses, breath work and humor to my yoga practice that hopefully connects you to yourself and others through Love.
I was completely blown away and transformed after attending my first Buti™ Yoga class. I knew this was something I was meant to share, so naturally I completed my Buti™ and Hot Buti™ certification.
I hold a BS in Medical Technology from Florida Atlantic University. Being a science major, I must know the hows and the whys, soooo, to deepen my practice, I decided to pursue my 200-hour yoga teacher training through Buti™.
When I am not teaching Buti™, I enjoy spending time with my family, trail running and metal detecting.
“Buti” means a cure to something that has been kept hidden. It’s time to release it! My greatest joy comes when I see a new student’s face after class and know they have been changed just as I was on that day so long ago. I love people and want to help them find their inner fire.
Meet me on the mat and find the fire you never knew you had.
Yoga/Pilates fusion Instructor
What a journey I have been on! Originally from California, my husband’s Naval career had us move from coast to coast 3 times in 10 years! Now 3000 miles from our families in California, with our three daughters we have put down real roots for the first time. Being so far from family has made being part of this community so important to me.
I have always been very athletic between softball, soccer, volleyball, snowboarding, and of course, yoga. After having my children, my primary focus was on them and my self-care outlets began to slip. Once my youngest started preschool, that all changed. I jumped back into yoga, as well as taking every fitness class imaginable. The next logical step was to get AFAA certified as a Group Fitness Instructor to allow me to motivate others to reach their fitness goals and have a great time doing it!
My classes are creative and energetic and my passion for yoga and fitness will have you sweating, smiling and coming back for more!
To put Chris in a box is a challenging task. considering he is a practicing real magician yoga instructor, author student and teacher of the occult ( Not A CULT-BIG difference folks 😌)
Leader of The Peaceful Human Advancement movement Founder of The Heart Center, and PCI ; peaceful, contact initiative, At his core, he is a light here to share wisdom and knowledge with others.
Chris has delved into the healing modalities that incorporate a vegan diet, all natural healing and harnessing the healing energies of the earth and sun.
He enjoys hiking, fathering 3 bright kiddos and spending quality time with his fiancé.
He is joyful to be of service to the human family and assist in this great age of consciousness evolution on the planet.
Sharon Coriaty is a registered and certified yoga instructor obtaining her certification from Kripalu Center in Lenox, Ma. She has been teaching and leading workshops in the community for 16 years and enjoys working with students in improving their overall health and well being through the practice of yoga.
Aside from her teaching she enjoys hiking with her dogs, bowling and spending time with her family and friends.
Though she yoga practiced on and off for a few years, Erin fell in love HOT yoga while trying to cope with the stress and anxiety of working full time and attending graduate school. With a background in running, sports, and aerial arts, she found that sometimes a sweaty flow was just the thing that could tire her body out enough to still her mind for meditation. In fact, she loved it so much that she trained with Kathleen Maroney, who is Baptiste-certified and owns Luna Vinyasa Hot Yoga Studio in Middletown, CT.
As an elementary school teacher, Erin enjoys sharing her practice with yogis of all ages and levels. She encourages others to use yoga as a tool for mind-body connection, stress-management, and cultivating compassion for the self and for others. Erin is passionate about helping people and believes that everyone can practice yoga in a way that enhances their lives. She is constantly finding new styles of yoga to fall in love with. Erin shares yoga, wellness, and travel tips on her blog thewanderess.net
Becky began her fitness teaching journey two years ago after the birth of her daughter inspired her to focus and follow her passion. As a mental health counselor for eight years, Becky gained an understanding of the importance of whole-body health and wellness. She refocused her desire to help others to teaching fun, accessible ways to exercise and improve nutrition thereby improving overall physical and mental wellness.Becky has her certifications as a POUND Pro and Buti yoga instructor and is a certified Health and Wellness Coach. She is currently studying in a 200-hour yoga teacher training program. Becky believes that music is a person’s best workout partner, improving mood, increasing endurance, distracting from fatigue and allowing people to let go and have fun! She also believes in supporting, not competing, and hopes to promote an exercise environment where people feel safe and supported enough to both love themselves now and challenge themselves to grow.
Nancy has been teaching yoga in Northeastern Connecticut for ten years. She is an essential oil educator and team leader at dōTERRA essential oils. Her classes are filled with humor and heart and lots of magical essential oils.