Unplug & Be Mindful Yoga
I discovered yoga in 1999 while in the midst of a 6 month period of debilitating anxiety and panic attacks. Unable to leave my apartment, I discovered Rodney Yee’s yoga videos and it brought me back to life. I realized quickly that it wasn’t the physical ‘workout’ elements that helped me through my time of crisis, but the breathing (pranayama) and meditative aspects that helped reconnect my mind, body and spirit. I have practiced yoga ever since and have been ‘panic attack free’ for 17 years. (I will be offering yoga for anxiety workshops for both adults and children in the future).
After years of searching for a yoga teacher training program that would fit into my schedule raising three children, I completed my 200hr YTT through Sacred Space Yoga School in Scituate. I am also certified in Yin Yoga, Little Flower Yoga Level 1, a Reiki Master and completed the MBSR (Mindful Based Stress Reduction) program. I am currently completing my 300hr YTT which includes Vinyasa Krama and continuing the Little Flower RCYT in the spring.
I consider teaching yoga and practicing Reiki a gift and part of my dharma. A gift that I feel blessed to share with adults and children of all walks of life. And yoga, like Harley Davidson’s, really does bring people from all walks of life together which is a beautiful thing to witness and be a part of.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, giving back to the community, paddle boarding, walking and hiking in nature, reading and spending time by the ocean.
Melissa M., RYT 200 YA, Reiki Master, Yin Yoga YTT, Little Flower Yoga L2, MBSR
I graduated from Boston College with a BS in Finance and although I worked in finance in my early career, fitness was always a priority in my daily life. I became a certified personal trainer and took exercise physiology and nutritional classes while still working in finance. Eventually my passion for fitness won over finance and I began my own career in the fitness industry. I have worked as a personal trainer for 24 years, a certified Pilates instructor for 17, and registered yoga instructor for 6. I love helping others to better their health through exercise and proper nutrition.
I fell in love with yoga over ten years ago when a new studio opened up in my hometown. It did not take long for me to fall in love with yoga, and I felt like I couldn’t learn about it fast enough. So I enrolled in a 200 hour teacher training program. It was the best thing I ever did for myself. As I learned the about the history and ancient science of yoga, my practice deepened. I learned more about myself, at the same time learning the “whys” and “hows” that I had been wondering about. Yoga has gotten me through many difficult times in my life. Always a constant and eager student, I continue to seek training and information that I can share with my students. I am very passionate about yoga!
Angela’s yoga journey begun when she found meditation in her early 20’s. Practicing meditation allowed her to find stillness and clarity. Her physical journey into yoga didn’t truly begin until she became pregnant with her first child in 2003. While practicing Prenatal Yoga throughout her pregnancy, she was able to connect and embrace even more to her ever changing body and baby, and simply feel good by safely and mindfully moving.
In 2012 Angela was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, which shifted her perspective on life and guided her even deeper into alternative therapies for healing. Gentle Yoga moved to the forefront, allowing her to embrace the shifts in her body, and the ebb and flow of life through meditation and mindfulness. The spark was lit, and she knew she wanted to share yoga with the world.
Angela is a 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher from Sacred Space Yoga School. Her passion for learning and helping people has led her to explore and dive deeper into yoga, continuing her education in a 300hr YTT. She loves teaching yoga, and encourages everyone’s light to shine brighter, and feel nourished and whole physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. She says that her life has shifted in a more positive rewarding way through practicing yoga and loves sharing it with her family and friends.
Yoga is for Everyone, and Everyone gets something a little different and special out of yoga. That is the beauty. She believes we can always use a little more fun, and peacefulness in our lives.
Angela O.- 200hr RYT, Certified Cardio Kids YT, OMBirths Certified Pre-Natal YT, Certified Senior Yoga Teacher
I am a Reiki Master and have been experiencing Reiki myself for 3 years. My first experience with reiki was 6 years ago when a friend offered me a session right before my surgery for a mastectomy. She wanted to enable me to relax and receive the benefits of reiki before that life changing event. Honestly, I found it extremely relaxing and peaceful but didn’t really understand reiki at that time. I had a reiki session 3 years later with that same friend and during that session something just “clicked” with me and the feeling I experienced was amazing. I have been receiving reiki treatments faithfully every 3 weeks since! It is a gift I give to myself!
I loved receiving reiki and how it made me feel so much that I wanted to be able to offer the same experience to others. I decided to become certified in reiki which then lead me to become a Reiki Master which is the highest level of Reiki.
I have been a group exercise instructor for over 20 years and have just recently been certified in yin yoga. I love teaching fitness classes and helping others realize that exercise is not just beneficial but can also be fun!
I am also a certified Angel Card Reader. Reiki helped me feel more peace and faith in my life and that lead me to learn more about angels which lead to my desire to bring hope, happiness and peace to others.
I live in Marshfield and have 3 children and a dog. When I have free time, I enjoy spending that time with my family, friends and reading.
Jean, Reiki Master, Group Exercise Instructor, Yin Yoga Instructor, Certified Angel Card Reader