Yoga One Teachers
Kelly was introduced to yoga in November of 2003. As an avid exerciser, the physical aspect of vinyasa flow immediately satisfied her appetite for a good sweat and workout. Gradually Kelly realized that she was coming to her mat for something other than her body. She found serenity and a sense of oneness there.
In 2007, Kelly enrolled in Ana Forrest’s Foundations Teacher Training and completed her Certification Requirements in March of 2008. Since then she has completed Forrest‘s Advanced Teacher Training and Baron Baptiste’s Level One Teacher Training Boot Camp as well as his Four Day Assistant Program.
She found her niche in Appleton, WI at the first Live, Love, Teach Advanced Vinyasa Teacher Training where she made a commitment to teach teachers the powerful concepts that she had learned there. Kelly is a 500-Hour E-RYT (Experienced Registered Certified Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance. She is also a certified Yoga Life Coach, Certified Yoga Personal Trainer and Yoga Body Bootcamp Basic Trainer. She owns and operates Yoga One, Inc. in East Providence, R.I. where she conducts playful and empowering vinyasa yoga classes, hosts her 200 hour teacher training program and passionately teaches the Live, Love, Teach principles both on and off the mat.
In early 2011, Anna was looking for an alternative to her usual exercise routine at the gym. At the suggestion of a friend she enrolled in a Power Yoga class at Yoga One. Her intent was to find a workout, but the spiritual and mental impact she felt that night flamed her passion for the practice of yoga. The longer she practiced the clearer it became that this was going to be a new way of life for her. Anna enrolled in Yoga One’s 200 Hour Teacher Training Program in September of 2012 and completed the certification in December of 2012. She embodies the principles of Live Love Teach; practicing these values both on and off of her mat. In addition to being a RYT-200, she has a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island and plans on pursuing her Masters degree in the near future. Anna loves to spend time with family, friends and her Chihuahua Ruby! Her goal as a teacher is to create a safe, fun and challenging environment, encouraging her students to connect their movement with their breath.
Erica is relatively new to yoga but has whole-heartedly embraced the practice for all the wonderful benefits it offers for her mind, body and soul. Erica is an RYT-200 and completed her certification at Yoga One. She is enthusiastically absorbing all she can about the history and practice of yoga, as well as the Life, Love, Teach principles. She loves the idea of always being able to learn new theories, ideas, techniques, poses and practices and enjoys sharing this in her classes. Erica enjoys teaching a powerful vinyasa flow class which links both breath and movement for a workout that is energizing and meditative. Erica is also a Certified Yoga Body Bootcamp Basic Trainer and Certified Yoga Personal Trainer. Erica is the Executive Director of the Ocean State Montessori School where she also enjoys sharing her love of yoga with her students.
Emily discovered yoga in 2011 after a great deal of encouragement from a friend and very quickly fell in love with the practice. In December of 2012, Emily completed her 200 hour certification at Yoga One and is thrilled to be teaching at her home studio. In addition to being a yoga teacher, Emily is an Operations Administrator for the Division of Infectious Disease and Epidemiology at the Rhode Island Department of Health and a mother to three young daughters. In her free time, she is an avid reader and has recently discovered a love for running. Emily’s goal as a teacher is to create an environment where people can leave their hectic lives outside the studio and leave feeling stronger, both mentally and physically.
Zen received his RYT-200 after he fell in love with Yoga as a perfect compliment to being a Medical Doctor and healer. The spirit, mind, body connection coupled with being present in joy and laughter is what he hopes to bring to each class. He continues his journey improving his own yoga practice while working to share his love of Yoga with his students.
Kathleen went to her first yoga class in order to de-stress from everyday life. What kept her coming back was not only feeling less stressed, but also the empowering feeling she experienced from breath and movement. Through continuous practice she has been able to bring that feeling off the mat into the rest of her life. In January of 2013, Kathleen enrolled in Yoga One’s 200 Hour Teacher Training in order to increase her own spiritual practice and because she desired to teach people the power of yoga. With Live, Love, Teach principles, she completed her certification in June of 2013 and is currently taking classes toward her 500 hour certification. Kathleen’s classes focus on building strength, breath, and increasing flexibility. She believes yoga is for everyone and encourages her students to challenge themselves. In her free time Kathleen enjoys snowboarding, kayaking, and being an avid fan of the Boston Bruins.
Jon rediscovered yoga about 2 years ago. Jon was searching for a fitness program that he could maintain and grow with. As an advanced certified underwater diver he fell in love with the similarities of yoga’s breath and flow. He soon replaced his wet suit with his wet mat as heated yoga became a passion. After practicing for a year he completed his RYT 200 at Yoga One. He brings a centered approach which includes the use of laughter in remaining in the moment to his classes. He loves to assist in deepening his students knowledge, breath and asanas. He is also an associate yoga life coach.
Kimberly is the proud mother of two teenage children. Although she gets much pleasure watching them mature and develop into beautiful individuals, she misses the days filled with playing on the floor or silly singing and dancing. Kim decided to become a Children’s Yoga Instructor because she decided she needed to put her playful spirit back to work. Kimberly is in the process of earning a degree in Early Childhood Development. She wants to empower children to believe in themselves, to replace negative thinking with positive thinking, and to discover the power and peace of some quiet “me” time. Having found that peace herself through her yoga practice, she knew teaching children’s yoga was the perfect way help children adopt the healthy mental attitude needed to stay strong in today’s world. To date she has taken both the Karma Kids Yoga and Childlight Children’s yoga teacher trainings as well as other related workshops. She has taught classes as a volunteer and is very grateful for the opportunity to continue sharing the joys of yoga with children here at Yoga One Inc.
For several years Shemaleiah dabbled with yoga, but after reading The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali during a contemplative studies course, she decided to engage more seriously with both the physical and spiritual elements of the practice. Although she only discovered Yoga One in early 2013, she knew immediately that this was the studio where she wanted to further her yoga journey. In addition to taking classes and working the desk, Shemaleiah plans to earn her RYT200 through Yoga One’s teacher training program in early 2014. Shemaleiah also writes poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction, and eventually hopes to pursue graduate studies in the literary arts.