Melissa Scagliarini, E-RYT 500, is the owner of Satya Yoga Studio. Melissa is a veteran instructor with over 10 years of teaching experience, including an in-depth 500-hr. training with the Himalayan Institute in India during the winter of 2010. Melissa is well-known in the Lakes Region for her dynamic Vinyasa Flow classes which combine sequences to build strength and physical awareness with a focus on breath and overall well being. Melissa’s warm, good natured personality paired with her challenging Ashtanga- inspired yoga classes are bound to leave you feeling grounded, energized, and well cared for in your practice. Melissa is a member of Yoga Alliance.
Melanie Luce, E-RYT 200, graduated from Vidya Vinyasa 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in April 2015. Melanies’ outgoing energetic personality comes through in her classes, and her sense of humor keeps her classes playful and heartfelt! She strives to teach classes that create space in the body, freeing it from obstacles, and allowing release. Melanie completed a Piyo training in October 2017. She has put her style as a yoga teacher on Piyo creating a class that she describes as a low impact, slow, intense burn! Melanie is a member of yoga alliance.
Sandra Powers RYT-200 – has been teaching yoga since 2005. Her classes are devoted to self-acceptance and nurturing of the soul. She is a Reiki Master and Teacher since 2001, certified in Shamballa Multi-Dimensional Healing Method, Integrated Energy Therapy (IET) and has completed her Andean Medicine Wheel training as taught by The Four Winds Society. Sandi believes everyone can practice yoga – both on and off the mat. Along with teaching a gentle and moderate Hatha class, she teaches Yin Yoga, Chair yoga and Yoga for COPD. Sandi brings a healing quality to her class with self-acceptance at the core and is grateful and honored to share her yoga and wisdom.
Robyn Moreau E-RYT 200 – Robyn is passionate about yoga and what it offers. She believes it is the greatest gift we can give ourselves. Through yoga Robyn has helped heal her body, has found balance, as well as her voice. Robyn is a very nurturing teacher, she holds space for her students and offers a caring safe environment for each student to relax, let go and just breathe. She has been able to use yoga to give back to others, helping them on their journey as well. She lives in Holderness, NH with her husband, 2 kids, and 2 black labs. She loves the outdoors, skiing and hiking!
Katalin Kovacs – I was born in Romania where I spent 12 years of my life eating fresh fruits and vegetables, gardening with my family, climbing trees, swimming, doing karate, pretending I was a gymnast and learning from my grandfather. I moved to America in 1995, where fresh food wasn’t the norm, but thankfully I found sports to keep me in shape. Once team sports weren’t available I coached, hiked, and ran among other physical activities. I was an avid runner for over a decade and loved the adrenaline it offered. The running led me to a bummed knee, which didn’t improve through traditional methods; thankfully my sweet boyfriend re-introduced me to yoga, more specifically Melissa’s yoga class. This is where the true healing started to take place, physically and unexpectedly emotionally. Since 2011 I completed the 48 4000 footers in NH, my diet is back to my initial years and I continue to be a dedicated yoga student. Yoga truly balanced my life and brought me back to my roots. In 2014-15 I received my 200 hour yoga certificate through Vidya Vinyasa YTT with Melissa Scagliarini, E-RYT 500 and Katie O’Connell, E-RYT 500 and registered through Yoga Alliance. I share my knowledge with high school students at White Mountains Regional High School in hopes that they’ll reap the benefits like I did, just much sooner in life. Whether I’m teaching high school students, working with adults, or practicing myself I hope to radiate the joy and beauty of yoga. My classes are Vinyasa style, where smiling is highly encouraged while you strengthen and stretch the connection between your body and mind.
Shannon VanSickle – I have been in the Healing practice for 4 years; beginning with Instructing Yoga, Dowsing, West African Divinations and Sound Healing. The training I received in Yoga in 2013 has brought me along a beautiful journey of body awareness and grounding, also preparing me for the journey of a life time. After a life changing journey to the Jungle of Peru, to live within a Shamanic community, learning the practice of plant medicine, I began to open in awareness and connection to the spirit world. On my return home I began a 9 month study in West African Divination and personal study of Dowsing and Sound Healing. I have been trained in working with Earth Elements and Elemental Spirit to open up to solutions to the issues of our present time and to bring about results.
Kasia Beznoska is the owner of Growing With Yoga and has been a Certified ChildLight Yoga Instructor since 2010. She is the Director of Loving-Kindness Peaceful Youth, and works at a local Nature-based preschool in Bristol, NH. Kasia graduated from Northeastern University with a B.A. in Psychology, and continued on to get her Early Childhood Certificate. She has completed trainings with The 16 Guidelines for Life Mindfulness Program, which is through the Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom based out of the UK, and is also currently enrolled in a year-long Mindfulness for Educators program, called Creating Compassionate Cultures, which is based out of California. Kasia has been organizing, and teaching yoga & mindfulness classes, workshops and camps for children in NH, MA, and VT since 2011.