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 also loves music and enjoys creating playlists for her classes! She also completed a Piyo training in October 2017 and has put her style as a yoga teacher into Piyo. Creating a class that she describes as a low impact and a 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!
Mark James Fischler has been a professor of ethics and justice at Plymouth State University for the past 15 years. He has been consciously engaging the spiritual path for over 21 years since a moment of deeper understanding in August 1996, Since 1996 he has personally worked and studied with Teachers and practices from many spiritual traditions, most notably Buddhism and Toltec Wisdom. Mark is a student of the philosopher Ken Wilber who has helped him deepen his understanding of Eastern and Western philosophical integration. Mark is a member of the Integral Institute which works to bring integral practices to the world at large where he serves as a legal expert.
Katalin Kovacs RYT 200 – I completed my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2015 through Vidya Vinyasa YTT with Melissa Scagliarini, E-RYT 500 and Katie O’Connell, E-RYT 500. I am a Yoga Alliance registered teacher. I offer a slow flow, Vinyasa style class which I make accessible and enjoyable to new and experienced yogis. The core of the class is dynamic and variable stretching with built in strengthening through balancing, pausing, and repetitive movement. Static stretching is incorporated as we ease in and out of our practice. I love the balance that yoga offers for my active lifestyle and I hope to share this soul filling, body stretching, muscle building, mind expanding, and smile provoking practice with all who wish to roll out their mat with me.
Shelley Randall found the gift of desperation and the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous 28 years ago. Since that time, she has worked directly and indirectly with addicts and families of substance abusers, in and out of treatment, through her work at a halfway house for felons convicted of drug offenses, a methadone clinic and for the last twenty years as a lawyer in child protection representing parents, children and the Division for Children, Youth and Families. Throughout her sober years she has practiced yoga and meditation as a means of stress reduction, strength and flexibility building and body awareness. Shelley completed her 200 hour teacher training certification as well as the Y12sr leadership training. She welcomes all those who are on the road to recovery from the misuse of substances, food, money and relationships and assists them in finding emotional balance through the practice of yoga, meditation and mindful sharing.
Rachel Kelly – Martin completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in the summer of 2011 with Carrie Tyler and the Rasamaya Movement Center. She is currently finishing her Doctorate in Physical Therapy with a special focus in pelvic floor rehabilitation and women’s health. She believes that yoga is a key ingredient to movement restoration and overall wellness. Off her mat, Rachel is an avid triathlete, having completed in several sprint, Olympic, and half-ironman distance triathlons. Recently, she completed her Barre certification and is very excited to introduce it to Satya Yoga Studio!
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.