Megan teaches our beginners, kids, family, prenatal + postnatal yoga classes,. She became a birth and postpartum doula, and childbirth educator when she left the corporate world 5 years ago to achieve a better work-life balance. For Megan, yoga is an essential part of self care as it has deepened her mind body connection, helped her relieve stress and tension, and strengthened her physically. Her interest in teaching yoga developed as she supported women during childbirth as a doula. Megan observed that women who regularly practiced yoga while pregnant were more calm and confident during labor and delivery. She pursued a teacher certification program so that she could share prenatal yoga as part of her support services, and completed her 200-hour certification with Daniel Orlansky. Megan studied Business Management as an undergraduate at UMass Amherst, and later earned a Master's in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University. A Belmont native, Megan lives with her husband and two young children in neighboring Watertown.
MO BRUNO ROY
Maureen “Mo” Bruno Roy graduated from the renowned Muscular Therapy Institute in Boston, in 1998. With over 900 hours of instruction in Ben Benjamin’s technique, called Muscular Therapy (a combination of Swedish, shiatsu, deep tissue therapies and self-care techniques) as well as having completed over 200+ hours of advanced certification training, Maureen specializes in Sports Massage, Deep Tissue, Prenatal Massage, Thai Yoga Massage and Orthopedic Massage techniques. Maureen has been working as a professional massage therapist for 19+ years, holds a MA State license, is Board Certified and a professional member of the AMTA.
Mo began practicing yoga in 2001 with Ashtanga teacher and fellow bodyworker, Cary Perkins and fell in love with the practice of linking the breath with vigorous asana. Being a competitive cyclist, her practice evolved to include more Vinyasa flow styles and Yin yoga to compliment the intensity of year-round training and racing. She has studied Anusara-Inspired yoga intensively with Lauren Worsh and Elizabeth Brown. Mo completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training through Boston Yoga School in 2014, Yin Yoga teacher training with Josh Summers in 2012 and Prenatal Yoga training with Barrett Reinhorn in 2015.
In addition to being a bodyworker + yoga teacher, Mo has been an Elite cyclist competing Internationally in cyclocross from 2003-2015. She was a member of the USA World Championship Team in 2006 and 2010 and competed in 16 World Cup races. She is the 2013 + 2014 USA Single Speed National Champion and 2014 Single Speed World Champion.
Hilary is first and foremost an eternal student of life, yoga, meditation, and holistichealing systems. She is a NAMA certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor, RYT 500 certified yoga instructor, and Thai Yoga Bodyworker. Hilary completed her Ayurvedic training at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and her yoga training with both Lynne Begier at Back Bay Yoga, and Daniel Orlansky at Yoga of Energy Flow. She is a Level II Thai Yoga Bodyworker, having studied at the Triple Gem School of Thai Massage, and has traveled to India to further her Ayurvedic and Yoga studies at the Jiva Institute. Having always felt a deep connection to and having an acute sensitivity to those around her, Hilary is overjoyed to have found her path helping others gain and maintain health, balance, and happiness through these ancient Eastern sciences.
Hilary is a very opened and compassionate individual, who likes to meet students/clients where they are at physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Having a sense of humor and positive outlook on life are part of her daily practice. Hilary has studied and teaches many different styles of yoga, believing that yoga is something which can be practiced both on and off the mat. In her free time, Hilary enjoys martial arts, painting, cooking, travel, and hiking with her dogs.
Heather first came to yoga several years ago over-tired, stressed, and feeling disconnected from her body more than ever. For Heather, yoga created a space of quiet and freedom in the body and mind that propelled her on a life-changing path to a healthier, more balanced lifestyle.
Heather is able to draw from her understandings as a massage therapist to guide students through an intelligent flow with attention to anatomical alignment. Recognizing the importance of the mind-body connection, Heather's classes create a space that enables students to be firmly grounded in the present moment on and off the mat.
Heather is a 200-hour graduate of Boston Yoga School, a holistic health coach, and a nationally certified massage therapist.
Teri Martin, ERYT - 500, is a registered yoga instructor and has been a yoga practitioner for 16 years. In her yoga teaching she encourages, leads, and empowers students to tune in and connect with themselves, creating increased physical and personal awareness.
Teri, an avid swimmer and former dancer, is passionate about yoga practice and its inherent benefits of increased strength, flexibility, and balance - on and off the yoga mat. She is an Artist, Art Consultant, Business Advisor and founder of TheArtNetwork. Teri was formerly Managing Director, Seacoast Rep and Vice President of the Board of Directors, New Hampshire Art Association. Her left brain has a Harvard MBA and is a former executive at HBO, Cinemax and Citicorp.
Teri’s vinyasa classes are enjoyable, thoughtfully choreographed and appropriately paced flows of ashtanga- based postures (asanas) and movement with strong emphasis on proper alignment, breath, personal awareness and individual attention. Each session begins with relaxation using breath and gradual movement to bring focus and self-awareness to the practice and to help set intentions individually and as a unified group. Classes are an athletic, invigorating and challenging physical experience, with the beneficial outcome of calming the mind and relieving stress.
Michelle D. Martinez
Michelle is a 200-hour Vinyasa Krama Yoga graduate of Inner Strengh Yoga in Watertown.
"I believe everyone needs Yoga. Self-development and mindfulness is a lifelong process and Yoga allows for a deeper understanding of the self and it's purpose. We all have strength, light and divinity within, but we don't all realize it and for me, Yoga helped bring that to the surface. I practice Hot Power Yoga at least 4 times per week. Not only does my practice make me physically stronger, but It helps open my mind, heart and body equally."
"I am a San Francisco, California native. I found my way into both entrepreneurship, and event planning as a 16-year old, by helping my father, who ran his own limousine service. After working in various hotels in the San Francisco Bay Area doing sales and convention services, I founded my own wedding and event planning company that has proudly thrived for more than 12 years. In 2011, after my husband accepted a position at an Advertising Agency in Boston, we moved to Watertown with our 2 children."