Erin is an experienced yoga instructor, M.A., E-RYT 500. "I’ve been a teacher of mindful movement and meditation for over twenty years. I love having a practice that grounds and centers me, and I love sharing it with others. In my classes, I draw on a background that includes martial arts, power yoga, therapeutic yoga and chi gong. My goal in teaching is to share a delight in well-being, and to always stay open to the joy of learning."
Geri Ann Higgins
Hatha Yoga, Meditation with Singing Bowls
Geri Ann has enjoyed practicing yoga and Pilates for many years. In addition to teaching yoga and leading meditation, Geri Ann is also certified as a Health & Wellness Coach, Yoga4Cancer Teacher and in Biofield Tuning. She is a Reiki Master, Tarot Coach, and Marketing and Communications professional. Geri Ann loves to write, walk, act (preferably in comedies), kayak, and spend time with family and friends. She loves to share positive energy and hopes to see you at one of her classes! She also has a wellness blog at fullypresentwithyou.com/blog/
Joann’s classes will inspire you with deep teachings of yoga philosophy skillfully woven throughout her classes. She compassionately guides you so students feel welcomed, supported, safe and valued, keeping the teachings accessible to a wide variety of students.
Joann has been teaching Hatha Yoga and Yin yoga since 2017. She is a E-RYT® 200 hour, RYT® 500 hour, YACEP® Certified Yoga teacher. Joann also brings 18 years of Personal training experience, specializing in pre & post rehabilitative work, to her instruction. She holds an ACE Personal Training certification and is a Balanced Body pilates instructor.
Joann’s work with people who want to grow from stress and injury calls her to regularly increase her knowledge. She continues her studies in pain science; yoga philosophy; trauma healing; fascia studies; biomechanics and neurobiology. Joann is also a certified TRE provider (Tension & Trauma Release Exercise) and assists at TRE® provider Level 1&2 certification training programs.
Joann has 3 teenagers and enjoys foraging in the woods, paddling, and anything in the snow and cold (including yoga)!
In her words, “Yoga is my path for growing myself up. By cultivating awareness, acceptance, and aligned action, I am better able to care for my heart, body, and mind and I aim to share these gifts in my teaching. When I first began yoga in my 20s it was for the challenging movement practice and included some weird breathing. Although I thought yoga was exercise, I now see how incredibly diverse, healing, and accessible yoga can be.”
Pilates, Pilates Reformer
A local Vermonter, Laura graduated from the University of Vermont with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2013. Shortly in to her practice as a new graduate, she was introduced to Pilates by a co-worker and mentor. It immediately sparked an interest and became something she was inspired to pursue. Laura finished a 6 month comprehensive Pilates training through Polestar in June 2019. She is very excited not only to incorporate a Pilates based approach with her PT patients, but also to offer her experience and expertise in group classes and private sessions. Laura is passionate about helping people enhance their body awareness while improving strength, mobility and coordination so her clients can continue to move through their lives pain free, with strength and grace.
When not in the studio, Laura enjoys spending time at her family's summer camp on the lake in Colchester, skiing and knitting in the winter months, and soaking up cuddle time with her big dog Bruin.
Meghan Jaird has taught mixed martial arts fitness classes for seven years. In addition to teaching empowering kickboxing classes, Meghan is also trained in indoor cycling instruction and has taught HIIT and interval training classes. Meghan currently works at the University of Vermont as Assistant Director of Student Services and is working towards a M.Ed in Educational Leadership at UVM. In her spare time, she enjoys running, traveling and learning about different cultures and reading (primarily historical or inspirational non-fiction).
Pilates, yoga, Pilates Reformer
Susan discovered Pilates and Yoga in the early 2000’s when on a journey of self-healing, and loves how these practices emphasize body awareness and the connection of breath to movement. Susan is Power Pilates Core Mat Level 1 & 2 Certified, and is Balanced Body Reformer level 1 & level 2 Certified. Susan has been teaching Pilates mat classes since 2016. She is also a 200-hour registered yoga teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance. Susan recognizes that each student is working from a different starting point and encourages her students to fully connect to their bodies while disconnecting from perceived limitations, and to appreciate the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of a consistent practice. Outside of the studio she can be found walking in the woods, enjoying a sunny day on her paddle board or cozying up with a book or classic film.
Owner, Peace of Mind Pilates Pilates, Pilates Reformer,
Barre, & TRX
Stephanie has been teaching a Pilates and Yoga blend class since 2006. In 2011, 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. She is also Balanced Body Reformer level 1 & 2 Certified. Stephanie believes that it is important for everyone to feel comfortable in her classes and and in her studio at all times. She believes Pilates is for Every Body!
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.
“The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.”