Gentle Flow Yoga
Over the past 16 years, Annette’s yoga practice has become her passion. She has woven Yoga into her life, which includes being a NICU nurse and Massage Practitioner (specializing in massage for children with Cancer).
Annette has completed her 200- and 500-hour teacher training at Kripalu and has studied with and has been inspired by her many teachers.
Originally from Zimbabwe, she loves to draw from her African roots and integrate these experiences into her classes, which embrace a meditative flow. She encourages her students to harness the energy/Prana from class and dwell with it both on and off the mat.
April has a life-long love of dance and movement. She studied dance throughout her life and has extensive training in ballet. Currently, she is a dance instructor in the area, and was originally drawn to barre strength classes as they felt familiar at the ballet barre, yet the exercises were challenging and helped her build new strength. April feels that barre strength classes offer a perfect combination of ballet-like alignment and movements as well as strength training. She is excited to share her love of gaining strength, flexibility, and balance through movement in an encouraging environment.
Slow Flow Yoga
Apryl came to yoga as a runner wanting to avoid injury but quickly fell in love. She fell harder for yoga in 2011 when she moved to Omaha, Nebraska and met an amazing teacher there who told her that she knew one day Apryl would teach. That planted a seed that came to fruition as Apryl graduated from the 200-hour teacher-training program at Laughing River Yoga in Winooski. She loves the ability yoga gives to build strength in the body and mind and enjoys a vinyasa practice powerfully linking breath with movement. She enjoys a cultivating a well-rounded practice but especially enjoys inversions and backbends. She is so grateful for her many teachers and students who inspire her on a daily basis.
Suspension & Strength
Becca lives in Underhill with her husband, Tobin and 2 daughters, Summer, 11 and Violet, 8. Exercising daily makes me a better mom and spouse. I'm proud that my girls think that I'm strong. I want to inspire them to take care of their bodies. I love to workout with my husband and kids, it's a fun way to be together; staying active, healthy and happy.
You can find Becca on Wednesday mornings teaching the
Suspension & Strength class.
Geri Ann Higgins
Hatha Yoga, Meditation with Singing Bowls
Geri Ann has enjoyed practicing yoga and Pilates for many years. Trained by John McConnell at the UVM Yoga School, Geri Ann teaches Hatha Yoga and a blended yoga/pilates class called Pilates Fusion. Geri Ann received her Power Pilates mat level 1 certification in 2016. In addition, she leads a Group Meditation with Singing Bowls twice a month. Geri Ann loves to share positive energy and hopes to see you at one of her classes! To find out more please look her up on her website. http://fullypresentwithyou.com/
The inner stillness Jess is able to experience by practicing yoga is what led her to completing the 200 hour vinyasa teacher training at Laughing River Yoga in Burlington VT. She has taken few yoga classes over the past 15 years unable to connect to much of what the practice itself can give. Slow flow, yin and restorative style classes allowed Jess to redefine her gentle and slow qualities as incredible portals of power and strength. Finding steadiness and ease on the mat has influenced her life off the mat which is a tool she is grateful to now practice regularly. Through breath awareness, meditation and postures she hopes to meet everyone where they are at, so with compassion they can do the same for themselves.
Yoga for everybody
Jessica has been practicing yoga on and off since 1999. Her practice became serious with the pregnancy of her first child in 2007. After having her second child in 2010, she decided that she needed to share her love of yoga and mindfulness with others. In 2015, she completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training through UVM and became registered with Yoga Alliance. Jessica teaches a variety of yoga classes and enjoys all of them. In her free moments, she runs half marathons, downhill skis and enjoys being outside.
Kaarin came to Pilates through her career as a professional ballet dancer. After a serious injury, she started taking Mat classes and fell in love with all Pilates had to offer. After dancing in the U.S. and Russia she decided that she wanted to be able to share the benefits she found in Pilates with others and began training to teach at Pilates Academy International in New York City. Kaarin loves that Pilates can be adapted to different bodies and fitness levels making it an ideal fitness method no matter where you are in your life. She focuses her classes on getting a good workout while maintaining alignment and increasing the students awareness of their own bodies.
Kaarin is new to Vermont and is very excited to be teaching at Peace of Mind Pilates. When she is not teaching she enjoys dancing, cooking, and spending time with her family.
Yoga Flow, Yin and Meditation
Kate first began to practice yoga while in college. Immediately hooked on the light feeling that followed that first class, there began a life-long journey of yoga practice. She completed her 200-hour Hatha Teacher Training with Vermont teachers Emily Garrett and Sofi Dillof in 2012. Her classes are gentle and encourage mind body spirit nourishment, cultivation of self-awareness, and techniques for re-engagement with the present moment.
Teen Yoga, Candlelight Restorative
Kim was first drawn to yoga when taking a pre-natal class in 2001. Following this introduction she began to integrate yoga and mindfulness into her work as a school counselor with children and teens. As Kim’s passion for yoga grew, and her belief that yoga heals the mind, body and spirit more profoundly than many traditional therapies, Kim decided it was time to follow her heart and focus on teaching yoga.
Kim completed her 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified Teacher Training from Laughing River Yoga in Burlington, VT, and received her Power Pilates mat level 1 certification in 2016. She enjoys teaching fun, creative vinyasa flow classes as well as restorative yoga. Kim loves to spend time with her husband and two children and enjoys the many outdoor activities that Vermont has to offer, especially boating on Lake Champlain and skiing in the Green Mountains.
Vinyasa flow, Yoga Nidra
Rachel found yoga over fifteen years ago, beginning with the fundamental
Ashtanga sequence and exploring many other disciplines since. She fell in love with yoga for the union found in practice one's ability to quiet the mind, focus on breath, challenge the body, and most of all have fun! Rachel teaches Vinyasa Flow yoga with creative sequencing that will work all areas of the body, focus on opening the heart, and un-doing the ways in which we’re hard on ourselves in our day-to-day life. You’ll have time to experiment with poses you might be trying for the first time or fine-tuning over a lifetime of practice. Rachel hopes that through mindful practice each practitioner will cultivate a sense of awareness and awe within their individual practice, taking time to enjoy the little beauties this life has to offer. Rachel enjoys intertwining music and philosophy into her teaching, while never taking ourselves too seriously.
When Rachel is not in class practicing yoga, she enjoys being on the water, hiking, art, literature, live music, food, and trying new activities.
Vinyasa Flow, Beginners Yoga
Rachel is an experienced, registered yoga teacher (ERYT) with Yoga Alliance and has been practicing yoga for 20 years. She currently teaches group classes in a wide variety of venues, as well as privately. Rachel specializes in teaching to the needs of the individual, bringing to Peace of Mind Pilates an energetic morning yoga flow practice as well as a mid-day stress buster designed to improve flexibility, strength and overall well-being. To find out more please go to her website: http://niyamanotebook.wordpress.com/
Susan was introduced to Pilates in 2006 as a way to relieve back and joint pain. She started with basic mat classes and was surprised by how quickly she began to feel and see the results in her body. Susan strongly believes that a healthy lifestyle, which includes regular exercise, healthy eating habits, compassion and a playful attitude, is necessary for maintaining vitality and living a balanced and centered life.
Susan loves how Pilates emphasizes body awareness and the connection of breath to body movement. In 2016 she decided that it was time to share her personal experience and love of Pilates with others of all fitness levels, backgrounds and body types. She believes that Pilates is for everyone and can bring about lifelong health benefits including improved strength, flexibility, balance, posture and coordination. Susan is Power Pilates Core Mat Level 1 & 2 Certified.
“The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.”
Owner, Peace of Mind Pilates
Pilates, Barre Strength, Suspension Strength
Stephanie has been teaching a Pilates and Yoga blend class for over 9 years. 5 years ago, Stephanie started taking some ballet barre inspired classes and was hooked. Not only did she love how the class made her feel she loved how it changed her mind, body and spirit. Instantly she knew this was something she was going to learn and bring to others! Stephanie is Power Pilates Core Mat Level 1 & 2 Certified.
Stephanie is married to the man of her dreams and has 3 amazing sons.
When she is not teaching class you can find her on her paddleboard.