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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 and she is currently in a comprehensive Pilates Program with Polestar Pilates.

 

  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, Burning HeartRYTT 200 (ongoing), CPR

Kristin Mose-Libon– It was during my first Baptiste Power Yoga class, where I spent half the time in child’s pose, that I knew I found exactly what I was looking for…and exactly what I needed. The full-body workout, with it’s meditative quality through body awareness, breath and focus, provided me with the physical, spiritual and emotional growth that continues to transform my life. In 2016, I completed a Baptiste-inspired 200-hour teacher certification. I was hooked! When teaching, I love being a part of the conduit that connects the community of practitioners together. In addition to adult studio classes, I teach privately and at special events. I also have the pleasure of teaching yoga and mindfulness to children at studios, schools and libraries. I am honored to be a part of Burning Heart Studios tribe! Certifications: Certified RYT 200 (Shiva Shakti, Northampton, MA), Certified RCYT (Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher), Tier 1: 300-hour Certified Baptiste Yoga Leader, CPR/First Aid, MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction) course work
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
Christina Wolff– Christina started spinning when she was looking for a fun way to cross train while training for her first half marathon.  She ended up loving it! She loved it even more than she loved running. She has been a spin instructor for 3 years. She loves how exercise can be a such an amazing stress reliever and break up the crazy day. She goes to the University of Massachusetts and studies nursing.  She was thrilled to find a place like Burning Heart!  It is her home away from home with an amazing community. Certifications: (BLS)/ CPR, Madddog Spinning, Burning Heart Indoor cycling.
 

 

Sarah first developed a regular yoga practice when she was working towards her PhD in Ann Arbor, MI. To her, yoga is breath, movement, challenge, and community. When she first started practicing yoga, it was about the movements and the physical changes she saw in her body. Now, it is more about the chance to focus on breath, to find new space in poses, and to challenge the places where failure can be reframed as a new challenges. She completed her 200-hour Teacher Training at Corepower Yoga in Philadelphia. Having the opportunity to share my love of yoga with my students is one of my greatest joys and I couldn’t be more excited about joining this community at Burning Heart! Certifications: 200-hour Teacher Training at Corepower 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)

 

   Tasha Gilbert- Bio coming soon!
 


Kim Tanzer: has practiced many styles of yoga over the past 25 years, including Iyengar, Ashtanga, Bikram, Power Yoga, and Baptiste. Over the years, she has worked with incredible teachers such as Bryan Kest, David Swenson, and Luca Richards.  Yoga has always been an important part of her life.  Each style of yoga practiced has come with a gift that has enhanced her life in some way. Baptiste Yoga has brought a level of joy and peace into her life like no other.  In December, 2018, she  completes her 200 hour Baptiste Yoga Teaching Training: Expand Your Power. This journey has created  the space to transform physically, spiritually, and emotionally.  She is excited to have the opportunity to share her passion of Journey into Power. Certifications: 200 hour Baptiste Yoga Teaching Training: Expand Your Power
Tessa Yacanovis- Tessa began spinning 4 years ago when she started college at UMass Amherst. She recently graduated in May 2018 with a B.S. in Kinesiology and decided that she would love to start teaching! Tessa found Burning Heart and thought it would be the perfect place to begin her spinning instructor journey. She is looking forward to learning a lot and sharing her love for spinning at Burning Heart! Certifications: CPR, Ongoing training at Burning Heart Indoor Cycling
   
 
 

 

 

 
   

 

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