- Shannah has been practicing and teaching yoga for 18 years. From the start of her journey with Iyengar Yoga and the esteemed teacher, Patricia Walden, she knew she had found her life’s path and calling. She went on to get certifications from Kripalu Center and at Eyes of the World Yoga Center in Providence . A perpetual student, throughout the years, she continues to do yoga trainings, workshops and classes. She is honored to have studied with many wonderful teachers including Rodney Yee, Shiva Rae, Judith Lasater, Natasha Rizopoulos, Seane Corn, Erich Schiffman, Richard Freeman, David Swenson, Kathryn Budig, Barbara Benaugh, Rolf Gates, Schyler Grant, Paul Grilley , Annie Carpenter & Theresa Murphy . Her eclectic style draws from many styles and traditions and is ever evolving. Her classes are known for being challenging, contemplative, mindful, precise ,passionate & empowering. “The practice of yoga has been a personal lifeline, a means of navigating everything in my life. Embracing the moment to moment experience, I am continually brought back to mindful attention and conscious choice. Yoga and teaching keeps me grounded and grateful. “ In addition to owning, directing and teaching at the Yoga Room, she teaches at Providence Power Yoga and All That Matters in Providence RI as well as guest teaches at different studios in the northeast.
Bettina started practicing yoga in 1978 and has been teaching since 1995. She was certified as a teacher at Kripalu, and has also studied Iyengar, Ashtanga, Hatha and Anusara yoga under many wonderful teachers.
Remember Goldilocks? First it was Bikram’s Yoga – too hot and too stifling. Then ashtanga with it’s impossible jump throughs. Vinyasa was just right. I’ve travelled and conferenced and workshopped to practice with a number of excellent teachers. You would recognize most of them. My teaching style is influenced by the founding members of Sacred Movement and I am deeply indebted to Erich Shiffman – he doesn’t know me. Also to Paul Grilley – he knows me, maybe too well. Yin Yoga has been life changing and my debt of gratitude to Paul and Suzee is unending as well as to Shannah Green, founder of The Yoga Room on Nantucket, who was brave enough to allow me to teach.
Yoga became Jessica’s greatest form of creative expression about 12 years ago when she reluctantly attended her first yoga class at The Nantucket Health Club. After many spiritual epiphanies and several hundred child poses later, the brewing passion to share the benefits of yoga with others became reality. Jessica acquired her 200hr certification in 2009 at The Nosara Yoga institute in Costa Rica under the guidance of Don and Amba Stapleton and Kevin Courtney. Today it is her intention to guide students through classes that create movement and freedom in the body under the structure of proper alignment. Acknowledging the connection between mind and body for optimum health and well-being has profoundly shaped her classes to be a balance of strength and stillness. Jessica believes that with a regular asana practice, yoga will begin to spill over in to other areas in your life and it is then that you’ll have the honor of becoming your own teacher in this beautiful, crazy world. Visit Jess at her website: www.nantucketyoga.com
Clay first started practicing yoga in 2004 at The Yoga Room, in Nantucket, Ma. After studying with many wonderful teachers there, to whom he is most grateful, his path led him to study with Deva Parnell at Discovery Yoga, and receive a 200-RYT certification in the Kripalu lineage in 2008. Clay believes in the transformative power of yoga when practiced with mindfulness, authenticity, and compassion. Drawing inspiration from his own practice and various styles of yoga, including Kripalu, Ashtanga, and vinyasa, Clay sets his classes to an eclectic soundtrack of acoustic and electonic rhythms as well as traditional chant. Clay encourages students to move at a pace suitable for their own practice, and fully embrace their experience, breath by breath, to build a sense of community and connection to each other, and all living beings.
Caitlin Marcoux, CMT
Caitlin is a yoga teacher, mother, writer and clinical massage therapist. A former modern dancer, she fuses her passion for music and dance with yoga; keeping her flow creative, playful and fresh. Caitlin’s background in bodywork and massage makes her in class hands-on adjustments confident and healing.
Her classes are vinyasa based and infused with the teachings of the Ashtanga tradition and PranaFlow style, and the influences of her teachers Ganga White, Andrei Ram, Shiva Rea, Elena Brower and mentor Shannah Green. Caitlin has written for elephantjournal.com,The Nantucket Chronicle, Rebelle Society and blogs about her practice on and off the mat regularly on her website, www.cailtinmarcoux.net
In addition to teaching vinyasa classes, Caitlin also teaches Prenatal Yoga and developed Strong Girls Yoga for Teens and Mini Strong Girls Yoga; yoga programs designed specifically for girls which focus on building self-esteem and confidence.
In 2011 Caitlin became the Yoga Room’s Workshop Producer and is honored with the task of importing great yoga to Nantucket via TYR’s summer Guest Teacher Series. Caitlin lives on the Island of Nantucket year-round with her partner and 3 year-old son Griffin, where she is an advocate of prenatal yoga, natural childbirth, midwifery, and “eating like you give a damn”. In 2012 Caitlin was invited to join the team at prAna Clothing as a “prAna Influencer”.
Sally Charpie is a certified Kripalu yoga instructor. Having started her journey as a beginner at the Yoga Room less than ten years ago, Sally understands the challenges that a beginner faces in developing and maintaining a yoga practice. A graduate of Wellesley College, with BA in Economics, Sally is a year-round resident of Nantucket. Her yoga practice complements her interests in cats, books, golf and wine.
Beyond all, Patricia looks to connect students to their own joyful potential. She teaches a supportive and challenging asana practice; unifying stillness, movement, and breath, with a graceful state of being. She encourages her students to courageously lead forth with an open heart and spacious mind.Patricia was certified with Swami Satchidananda’s, Integral Yoga, over 15 years ago. She has enjoyed teaching in NYC, outside of Boston, and on Nantucket.
Carlisle completed her 200 hour training in vinyasa flow through Stephanie Keach’s program in Asheville, NC in 2013. She sought training almost immediately after just a few months of experiencing the immense healing properties of yoga in her own body. Her intention is to teach a gentle practice in a therapeutic environment to create healing through physical, emotional, and spiritual awakening. She believes in the power of aromatherapy and energy work and aspires to spread healing in her classes with glimmers of these holistic tools. Carlisle aims to create an open space where all experience levels can exert freedom of style; she believes that Yoga, like life itself, is meant to be uniquely experienced by every individual. __________________________________________________________________________
Ieva saturates her classes with mindful awareness of the physical body. Variations of postures, adjustments of form, and body awareness are utilized to bring students to full presence within their bodies. Through this strengthening physical presence students are invited to journey deeper into the internal landscapes of the mind, senses, emotions, and their connection to everything. Her teaching style is steady, precise, playful, and approachable to all levels of practitioners. With a talent for inspiring deep relaxation and healing her classes leave students feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.
Ieva received her initial teacher training at a Sivananda ashram in Tamil Nadu, India. Additionally, she is trained in Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Aerial Yoga, SUP Yoga and as a Gyrotonic® Apprentice. Yoga has led her down a road of good health and gratitude. She has taught at surf and yoga retreats in India and throughout Central America. Ieva is a student of life, an avid traveler, surfer, and ocean lover. She is also a certified sommelier and has a passion for farm raised food and epicurean delights. When Ieva is not teaching yoga you can find her pouring wine at Straight Wharf restaurant or traveling the world.
Evie, a Nantucket native, took her first class at the Yoga Room nearly 10 years ago. Since then she has continued her practice throughout the Bay Area where she attended college and eventually down to Baja, Mexico where she completed her 200 hour YTT. Her primary intention is to assist people in creating a healthy, happy and harmonious lifestyle. Trained in Vinyasa Yoga, she guides her students to explore their own sense of flow and connect with their bodies, mind and spirit. Her classes focus on alignment, building strength, increasing flexibility and cultivating patience and positivity along the journey to health and wellness.
Erin is a registered 500HR Yoga Alliance Instructor, Certified Reiki Practitioner and is currently a student in a Life Coach Training School. Erin is passionate about living life to its full potential and is dedicated in supporting others in their own unique journey.
She first completed her first training at Kripalu School of Yoga, Creative Kids Yoga School and then completed a Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Training. Erin traveled internationally and completed a month long Ashtanga Yoga Study Program, Ayurvedic Internship & a Ashtanga Vinyasa YTT. She went back to Kripalu and completed the Modules of Vinyasa, Special Populations and Advanced Pranayama/Asana. She has assisted four month long trainings at Kripalu and will always continue to to work there.
Erin obtained her Bachelor’s in Communications, and is a firm believer that modern technology has faded our natural form of connection to each other, nature and ourselves. This is where she BELIEVES that yoga will shift these habits. Her mission is to empower ANY level student in a safe and nonjudgmental setting. For More Info: www.ackyoga.com
When we embody the noble truth of living all life as yoga, then we are truly living a life of integrity, our beliefs and thoughts merge with our words and actions, and we become whole.
– Aadil Palkhivala