Ellen Abraham Ellen has trained all over the world with teachers such as Baron Baptiste, Dana Trixie Flynn, 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 Buti, 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 enrolled in the FIT to Lead Program with Baron Baptiste and the Baptiste Institute. She is currently fulfilling an additional 300 hours with Laughing Lotus.



Naomi Bledsoe -Naomi took her first spin class in 2014 when her best friend started instructing at their university. She fell in love with the rhythm and variety of movements you can incorporate into every ride. Naomi believes that 45 minutes in that room is so much more than just a physical workout. She never expected to love riding a stationary bike in a dark room as much as she did but it changed her life and opened up doors for growth. Her hopes are that it will do the same for you. Being able to combine her love for music and movement helps to strengthen the mind, body and soul. Expect to sweat, push outside of your comfort zone and become stronger physically and mentally. Lights dark, music loud, let’s ride.

Certifications: MadDog Athletics, Completed Indoor Cycling 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 WainsteinMeira 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

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

  Kendra Carney– Bio coming soon!