Ellen Abraham – Ellen has trained all over the world with teachers such as Baron Baptiste, Gurmuk Kaur Khalsa, Bikram Choudery, Kathy Van Patten, Debbie Rocker, Shiva Rea and Iyanla Vanzant. She is a Baptiste Level 3 500 hour Power Yoga Instructor and holds several other certifications for Yoga including those with Bikram, Kripalu, and Prenatal Yoga. She is an NASM and ACE certified Personal Trainer, CrossFit L1, Exercise & Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Spinning and Comprehensively trained Power Pilates instructor. She has completed the Gyrotonic Foundation I Teacher Training and is a trained whole foods chef, having studied with AnneMarie Colbin at the Natural Gourmet Institute in NYC and is a graduate of Matthew Kenney’s Raw Culinary School in OKC. Ellen is currently enrolled in the FIT to Lead Program with Baron Baptiste and the Baptiste Institute.
Jennifer Coffin – Fitness has always been important to Jen. As captain of her soccer and softball teams she’s always drawn to coaching and encouraging her teammates. After having her son Ryan, she was looking for a way to get back to where she was physically in college. She quickly found out that spinning was the best transition from almost zero activity to being able to run a full 90 minute soccer game. She moved back to ‘the country’ a couple years ago she was ecstatic to find Burning Heart. It is more challenging mentally and physically than any soccer game she has played. “You won’t find the spirit and love in a class anywhere else like the community at Burning Heart.” Jen’s classes will have you rocking out- she looks forward to seeing you in class!Certifications include: American Barre Technique® MadDog Athletics, Completed Teacher Training with Burning Heart, CPR
Erika Houle – stepped into her first yoga class almost 6 years ago. She was in a pretty rough spot in life and felt very lost and in need of some inspiration. At the urging of a friend, she went to a beginner hot power vinyasa class and was immediately hooked. Although she could barely walk home after, she kept taking class, leading her on a path to becoming a teacher. After her first Baptiste training she knew this style of yoga was going to be a big part of her life. The skills and tools that she acquired not only helped her to become a teacher, but changed her everyday life as well. She feels grateful for the wonderful yoga communities she is part of. Certifications include:200hr training with Shiva Shakti, Brandon Compagnone & Naima Workman. Level one & Level two, Baptiste trainings and immersions, CPR
Meira Wainstein – Meira discovered spinning when Burning Heart first opened in Greenfield, and since then it has taken her on a path she never expected. Always playing on team sports, it had been hard for her to find a fitness routine that brought the team aspect she was looking for, while still fitting it into her work schedule. Spinning not only provided the fitness she was looking for, but a therapy she’d never found in any other workout routine. “The Burning Heart community pushes each other to their fullest limits, making it the ultimate team sport.” What she loves most about spinning is no matter what is happening in your life, for 45 minutes on that bike you can’t think about anything other then how hard you’re killing it! In her classes she hopes to show you that you can do just a little bit more, push just a little bit harder, and hopes you discover what she discovered on that bike, that YOU ARE AMAZING! Certifications include:MadDog Athletics, Buti Yoga, PopPilates, Burning Heart, CPR
Lindsey DaRosa Since starting at Burning Heart, Lindsey has become completely lit up, completely changing her life. Coming to classes helped her tap back into her passion in a way she has never known before. Since finding BH she has completed Burning Heart’s 200 Hour Yoga Training, Burning Heart spin Training, has become SPIN certified, and has attended Baptiste Level 1, and has become Buti Yoga certified -all in a year!!! Burning Heart and its tribe has transformed Lindsey’s life for the better and challenges her to live her best life every single day. Helping others find their own personal passions is a goal Lindsey strives for in every single class she teaches. Certifications include: Burning Heart’s 200 Hour Yoga Training, Burning Heart spin Training, MadDog Athletics, Buti Yoga, Baptiste Level 1, CPR
Avalon Simmons -Avalon went to her first Baptiste yoga class in 2013 and basically died. Not one to back down from challenge she came back from the dead to take on another class. And another. And another. The full body awareness, invigoration, and mind clearing moving meditation continues to be the pull for Avalon as a student and the inspiration for her as a teacher. Certifications include: Burning Heart 200hr training (in process), Baron Baptiste L1, Buti Yoga, CPR
Laurel Hootstein– I experienced Baptiste Hot Yoga for the first time in 2013. I basically blacked out that first class but I had this drive to keep returning, a feeling I had never had after prior yoga practices. It felt like a perfect practice to add a little more balance in my life. I was pushing my body and mind in this way I hadn’t pushed since soccer in high school but experimenting with a self directed compassion. I fell in love with the way Baptiste Yoga cultivated self awareness, empowerment and love. I look forward to learning how to share this practice through the Burning Heart Teacher Training. Certifications: CPR, Burning Heart 200hr training (in process)
Martie Murphy Kane-Running and Spinning have always played an important role in Martie’s life. As a marathoner she regularly integrates Spinning into her cross training. Most recently, as a benefit of joining the Burning Heart Community her passion for Spinning has only deepened and intensified. Her class is focused and energetic with goals appropriate for both beginner and regular riders. Martie recognizes the importance of the mind, body and soul connection to fitness and strives to make every ride challenging, motivating and most importantly, FUN! Certifications include: Mad Dogg Athletics Spin Instructor, Burning Heart Indoor Cycling Teacher Certification, First Aid/CPR
Jill Isabelle- Jill has an extensive background in gymnastics, fitness, wellness and nutrition, Jill brings many different perspectives to her yoga classes focusing creating an understanding that achieving health, living well and being well is an ongoing personal journey toward a goal of functioning as the very best version of ourselves possible. RYT 200, Certified Spinning Instructor, Burning Heart Indoor Cycling Certified, TRX Qualified, Urban Kick Instructor, Kick It By Eliza Instructor, Barre, Buti Yoga, Cardio Sport Instructor, with holistic philosophy toward life and wellness.
Stan McCoy took his first yoga class roughly four years ago. At the time he was weight training daily, and wanted to find something else which combined the physical with the mental and spiritual self. On a whim, I stopped by a Bikram yoga studio. After two classes I was hooked!After about two years of practice, his teacher and mentor encouraged him to become an instructor. He was in the process of retiring from a career as a technician at a telephone company, and decided to take the teacher training. He has since collaborated with my instructor (and some great baby goats from my farm) to create his first ever goat-yoga classes-He and his husband share a small goat dairy where they make cheese and goat milk soap. In June of 2017, he completed my certification in 200 hours of 26 & 2 Teacher training, for hot yoga, with Audrey Jones Blaisdelle and Kendra Renzoni.
Kendra Carney– Bio coming soon!
Molly Fletcher Lynch- Seaver– received her 200-hour RYTT at Yoga Effects in NYC in 2009. Since then she has taught in both New York and San Francisco, as well as throughout Europe. Molly also holds an MA in Contemporary Dance from The London Contemporary Dance School. She has been on faculty at The College of San Mateo, Sonoma State University, and Umass Amherst teaching dance, yoga, pilates and movement composition. She works from an anatomical approach allowing for safe movement that can allow one to live in a more aligned and physically aware body.