Moderate Yoga

This class is taught by:

Caroline O'Dwyer

Caroline O’Dwyer has been practicing and studying yoga since 2003, and certified to teach since 2010. Her background includes a wide variety of styles including Ashtanga, Iyengar, Jivamukti, Anusara and Restorative yoga. She began her studies with Lauren Lanham at Yoga for Everybody in Fairfield, Connecticut, when she was just 15 years old. Over the next 5 years, she frequented master classes and workshops with senior teachers in and around New York City, including Dharma Mittra, Sharon Gannon and David Life, Bryan Kest, Siva Rea, and Mitchel Bleier. In 2008 Caroline moved to Paris, France to study abroad for over a year during her undergraduate program at UConn. While in Paris, she studied at Rasa Yoga Rive Gauche, and participated in an apprenticeship program in Ashtanga Yoga practices with Charles Bensusen, and also studied intensively with Mika de Brito, whose unique approach to vinyasa sequencing greatly enriched her experience.

She returned to the United States at the end of 2009, and completed a 200-hour teacher training program at the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, California, with its founders, Ganga White and Tracey Rich in the summer of 2010. After completing her undergrad, Caroline moved to Rochester NY, where she earned her Master’s Degree at the Eastman School of Music, and studied Iyengar yoga with Francois Raoult at Open Sky Yoga. His expertise in alignment and anatomy, as well as pranayama and meditation has deeply influenced Caroline’s teaching to this day.

Currently, Caroline is pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Voice and Opera at the University of Connecticut, and has been teaching group and private classes at Storrs Yoga Center since she moved to the area in 2013. All of Caroline’s classes are deeply informed by a strong foundation in human anatomy and proper posture alignment, as well as sensitivity and awareness of injuries, limitations in range of motion, and experience of each student at every age and level of practice.

Linda Abt

My love for yoga began over thirty years ago. While the level of commitment to my practice varied over the years my belief in the benefits of yoga has never wavered.

In 2012 I began teaching after completing my 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training. Since that time I have completed advanced training certificates in Yin Yoga, Meditation, Applied Yoga Anatomy and Restorative Yoga. I have studied under teachers such as Josh Summers, Doug Keller, Marlysa Sullivan, Yoganand Michael Carroll and Jason Crandell. I will begin work toward my Registered Yoga Teacher-500 Hour Level in the summer of 2017 through Daniel Oralansky in Arlington Massachusetts.

I welcome you to join me on the mat regardless of your age or physical ability. Yoga is for everyone and the beauty of yoga is that it will meet you where you are. Namaste.

Sharon Coriaty

Sharon Coriaty is a registered and certified yoga instructor obtaining her certification from Kripalu Center in Lenox, Ma. She has been teaching and leading workshops in the community for 16 years and enjoys working with students in improving their overall health and well being through the practice of yoga.

Aside from her teaching she enjoys hiking with her dogs, bowling and spending time with her family and friends.

Cindy Pelletier

Cindy has been sharing her love for yoga with children as part of her occupational therapy services within the public school setting for over five years. Empowering students to use breath as a tool to increase focus, self esteem and self regulation. In 2018 she continued her yoga journey earning her 200 hr teacher certification from Samadhi Yoga in Manchester,Ct and 8hr chair yoga certification from Jiiva Yoga School in Stratford, Ct.

Susan Barlow

Teaching yoga lets me share the benefits that I receive from yoga—relaxation, challenge, mobility, self-observation, self-improvement, and meeting others interested in the philosophical and health benefits of yoga.

I started practicing yoga in the 1970s. In 2017 I completed the 200-hour teacher training at Samadhi yoga in Manchester, and teach there as well as at other local studios. I have taught tai chi since 2008.

My goal as a yoga teacher is to bring yoga to everyone who is willing to give it a try! May I share my appreciation for yoga with you?

Kate England

Kate has been practicing yoga since 2000. She arrived on the mat in search of a different physical “workout” and stayed on the mat as a result of learning how to breathe and be mentally and spiritually present and true. Kate is a school administrator in Hartford, CT. She completed her 200-hour Yoga Alliance teacher training at Samadhi Yoga Studio in Manchester in 2006 and has been teaching a variety of classes since then.

Beth Reel

Beth found yoga more than 15 years ago when she was struggling with stress, body image, and was seeking balance in her life. After one class she quickly discovered that yoga was a way to feel the peace she so craved. Beth had been completely out of touch with her body and living in her head. Yoga immediately became a regular practice helping to bring body and mind together. She is now able to walk in the world with awareness and presence with herself and others.

Beth loves to create classes that are body and heart centered, helping each participant connect with their inner knowing and guidance. While she takes yoga very seriously, she tries not to take herself too seriously and sprinkles a bit of humor into every class.

Beth is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) and Certified Professional Coach (CPC). Her focus is on yoga, meditation, mindful eating, and mindful living. Beth holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut, and received professional training through the University of California, San Diego, Center for Mindfulness, and the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). Beth also holds certificates in Shamanic Energy Medicine and Reiki.

This practice is a bridge between gentle and vigorous yoga, and explores a variety of foundational poses (standing, seated, and on the floor) and breathing exercises. It provides a low-key workout and deep restoration.

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Jan 17 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Caroline O'Dwyer
  • Thu Jan 17 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm with Linda Abt
  • Fri Jan 18 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Sharon Coriaty
  • Fri Jan 18 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm with Cindy Pelletier
  • Sat Jan 19 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Susan Barlow
  • Sun Jan 20 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Susan Barlow
  • Mon Jan 21 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Caroline O'Dwyer
  • Mon Jan 21 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Cindy Pelletier
  • Tue Jan 22 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Linda Abt
  • Wed Jan 23 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Sharon Coriaty
  • Thu Jan 24 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Caroline O'Dwyer
  • Thu Jan 24 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm with Linda Abt
  • Fri Jan 25 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Sharon Coriaty
  • Fri Jan 25 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm with Cindy Pelletier
  • Sat Jan 26 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Kate England
  • Sun Jan 27 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Beth Reel
  • Mon Jan 28 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Caroline O'Dwyer
  • Mon Jan 28 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Cindy Pelletier
  • Tue Jan 29 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Linda Abt
  • Wed Jan 30 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Sharon Coriaty