Moderate Yoga

This class is taught by:

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Shadia Heenan

Shadia discovered yoga over ten years ago in her hometown of Houston, TX. Since then she has explored various studios, workshops, and schools of thought.

Through yoga, Shadia found something to ground her in a world of chaos. She believes yoga is the vehicle that transports one from the outside realm of a busy world, to the quiet space within. Shadia aspires to help others connect their mind, body, and soul through yoga and meditation, all while in a safe space, without judgment.

Shadia completed her 200-HR certification through the Yandara Yoga Institute, in Bali, Indonesia, and teaches Hatha, Vinyasa and Yoga Nidra. She completed her 300-HR certification through the SchoolYoga Institute in Cusco, Peru, where she also trained in shamanic healing techniques and sacred ceremonies.

She brings her creative background to the mat with each session, incorporating various styles and teachings for a fluid yet cohesive experience. Her students have described her class as being the perfect balance of invigorating and meditative, and always an intentional time to focus and be present.

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:

  • Fri Nov 16 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm with Cindy Pelletier
  • Sat Nov 17 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Linda Abt
  • Sun Nov 18 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Beth Reel
  • Mon Nov 19 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Susan Barlow
  • Tue Nov 20 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Linda Abt
  • Wed Nov 21 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Sharon Coriaty
  • Fri Nov 23 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Sharon Coriaty
  • Fri Nov 23 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm with Cindy Pelletier
  • Sat Nov 24 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Kate England
  • Sun Nov 25 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Beth Reel
  • Mon Nov 26 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Susan Barlow
  • Tue Nov 27 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Linda Abt
  • Wed Nov 28 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Sharon Coriaty
  • Thu Nov 29 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm with Linda Abt
  • Fri Nov 30 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Sharon Coriaty
  • Fri Nov 30 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm with Beth Reel
  • Sat Dec 01 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Shadia Heenan
  • Sun Dec 02 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Susan Barlow