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Aubrey Rodman 
Owner & Yoga Instructor
Aubrey discovered  her calling to  to be a yoga teacher after many years of being a practitioner and witnessing the amazing effects that it had on her life. Along with raising three children and working with at risk youth she found life fulfilling, but equally as draining. Teaching and practicing yoga was a great outlet when trying to find balance.  She brings a powerful yoga practice complimented by humor and just enough spiritualty.  Some have called her non-traditional classes "profound and profane". Although she is  200 hour yoga teacher certified, Aubrey believes that most your training comes from being present on your mat and experiencing life's ups and downs. Her goal and dream is to own and operate a yoga based treatment facility specializing in treating mental health issues and eating disorders.  A program that focuses on helping people achieve peace, calm and a higher level of self-esteem, ultimately improving their overall quality of life. Aubrey’s belief in the healing power of yoga is as strong as her belief in the  healing power of laughter. This is a characteristic that is present in her life, on and off her mat. Finding a way to laugh at one’s self and the imperfection of life can be an amazing survival tool while navigating through life. 
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Isabella Sanderson
Yoga Instructor


Isabella is a yogi by morning, day, and night who brings a lighthearted, yet powerful attitude to class. Heavily inspired by her own practice, Isabella teaches how she wants to flow. In her classes, you'll find a creative, intention-based flow full of intricate movements, fun transitions, balances, twists, and some sneaky core work.  Isabella likes to bring fun and a challenge to her class by offering playful poses while keeping it accessible to all.

As a restless person, she finds that working hard helps her to go deeper into a meditative state. If she’s not teaching, you’ll probably still catch her at our studio practicing, otherwise, she’s either somewhere with her head in a book, or writing horror stories.

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Anna-Lisa Meyer
Yoga Instructor

Anna-Lisa began teaching in 2005, completing Level I & II Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training and becoming certified in 2008 by Tom Gillette of Eyes of the World. Having a consistent practice and a never-ending curiosity to learn more, she aspires to blend the richness of yogic philosophy with the accessibility of the Baptiste style as a means to offer space for an experiential practice that draws students closer to their innate light.
Spending over a decade teaching at Synergy Power Yoga, Anna-Lisa has a nurturing style with a quiet intensity offering a flow that embodies the breath, releases the mind, detoxifies, and tones the body, leaving students with a sense of peacefulness and renewed energy.

 

Training

2007-2008 Providence, RI, Eyes of the World Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training w/ Tom Gillette, Shannah Green, and Alyson McCann 9/2006 Helena, Montana Level 2 Baptiste Power Vinyasa
Teacher Training w/Baron Baptiste 
2005-2006 Barrington, RI Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Synergy Power Yoga w/Alyssa Sullivan 8/2005 Big Island, Hawaii Level 1 Baptiste Power Vinyasa Teacher Training w/Baron Baptiste

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Elizabeth Cornetta
Yoga  Instructor

Elizabeth Cornetta has been a yoga teacher since 2007 with trainings from vinyasa to hot yoga, ballet barre, to Movement & Mediation. She also has training in Yoga Mindfulness for Clinical Intervention for Anxiety and Depression. Elizabeth's over 15 years of dance experience allows for a graceful movement within her classes and will bring out your own unique personal style. She weaves together the healing and empowering nature of her many years as a yoga teacher while teaching tools to create new thought patterns for positive changes throughout your life. This comes from her many years working with the philosophy that Self Love is the most powerful healing tool. She now shares this Louise Hay work with Love Yourself Heal Your Life seminars and workshops.


Elizabeth’s most recent certification in Cosmic Sexuality looking deeper into the relationship we have within our body as well as the one we have with another.

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Kristina Thorpe
Yoga Instructor


A long time student of yoga, Kristina simply loves the way her yoga practice makes her feel, from easing chronic pain to clearing the chatter of the mind. She is passionate about sharing her love of yoga and helping others develop a dedicated practice of their own. Kristina's classes help build a deeper connection with the body and mind. She focuses on using the power of the breath to deepen the yoga experience. Her classes have a balance of yin and yang energies with a mix of powerful vinyasa flow and longer held stretches to build strength and flexibility. She encourages her students to explore their own bodies, enjoy the journey, and not be afraid to tumble when trying something new.  Kristina is a 500hr Vinyasa Yoga CYT, a 200hr Yin Yoga CYT, and a Level 1 Reiki Practitioner. Forever a student, Kristina has attended several continuing education courses, yoga retreats, and workshops around the globe. 

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Kristi Brock
Yoga Sculpt & Power Yoga Instructor

Kristi is a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, Health Coach, Personal Trainer, and Mediation Mentor on a mission to empower everyone she meets to live in their own badass authenticity! When Kristi first started experiencing how a regular yoga practice was positively changing her mind and body, not only on her mat but also in her everyday life, she knew she wanted help share this versatile practice with as many people as she could. Kristi's passion for music and movement creates a fun and relaxed environment for all levels to experience the lengthening and strengthening benefits from a Vinyasa style flow. Come as you are, however your are, and expect to leave her class feeling rejuvenated!

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Nicole DeFelice
Yoga Instructor


Nicole received her RYT 200 certification from the Authentic Yoga Teacher Training at the Estudio Casa Del Sol in Montanita, Ecuador in 2018. Nicole likes to take her students on a physical and spiritual journey. To keep students engaged in their practice, she enjoys teaching thematic classes. Catch one of her Animal Embodiment flows where she focuses on a particular animal’s spiritual qualities while sprinkling in fun facts about the animal. Other themes include the Chakras, the Earth’s elements, and Astrology. She encourages her students to find their strength through power vinyasa flow, offering challenging poses to work towards as well as gentle-style classes to allow individuals to slow down, and to acknowledge their way of thinking. Yoga can be life changing and she hopes to inspire others to find their own love for the practice and to keep coming back to their mat because it makes them feel empowered and more connected to their mind, body, and soul. When she is not teaching yoga, Nicole is a full-time graduate student at URI and works as a wildlife biologist studying birds on the beautiful Rhode Island coast.

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Brian Guadagno
Yoga Instructor

As a lifelong competitive athlete, Brian was drawn to yoga as a challenge to increase body strength and flexibility. Fifteen years later, yoga has provided so much more to him than just strength and flexibility. Brian has spent over ten years practicing under so many incredible teachers in Miami who have shared vast styles and traditions with him. He completed his Hatha RYT 200 hour training in 2016. Brian’s practice and classes are routed in classical Hatha Yoga & pranayama while also integrating elements of vinyasa, fluidity & physical expansion.

Brian is incredibly passionate about sharing knowledge and experiences that he has received and continues to be so fortunate to receive from so many great teachers.

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Giana Giarruso
Yoga & Meditation Instructor

Giana Giarrusso, is a yoga & meditation teacher with over 850 hours of Yoga Alliance Certified yoga education, podcast host and massage therapist specializing in injury prevention, maintenance and lymphatic drainage treatment. She is a physical, mental & spiritual health enthusiast! Giana has spent the last 10 years studying yoga, meditation and breathwork. She enjoys teaching others these tools to use in their personal healing toolbox.

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Helena Piantes
Yoga Instructor

Helena Piantes is a certified RYT 200 yoga teacher who has been practicing yoga for 16 years. She specializes in teaching athletes and running retreats that incorporate hiking, skiing, and snowboarding. As a sports enthusiast who loves indoor rock climbing, hiking, and snowboarding. She found yoga helps keep her balanced, flexible, and maintain strength as she gets older. She has a bachelors of science in Graphic design and is a trained snowboard instructor. When she's not practicing yoga she enjoys writing and creating art.

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Tedessa Doff
Yoga Instructor

Since her teacher training in 2007, Tedessa Doff has used yoga as a tool to find surrender and to connect to her inner fire. She teaches a vinyasa flow, weaving in soulful music, core strength, and a sense of humor.

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Elisa Perez
Yoga Instructor

Elisa is a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher through Intentional Embodiment Yoga with Sara Kimball. Elisa started practicing yoga 6 years ago and felt a calling towards teaching yoga after watching her physical, mental, and emotional state recover when developing symptoms of chronic fatigue. The more she began to practice yoga, the more her life improved. She wanted to help others after witnessing the benefits in herself take place. She believes that what you experience on the mat correlates to what you experience in life; putting a focus on presence, observance and the power of breath when navigating different poses. She’s drawn to a practice that is strong, rewarding, and balanced. When Elisa’s not practicing yoga, she enjoys going for walks outside, writing, reading, and spending time with people she loves.

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Keri Bell
Stretching & Kids Yoga Instructor

Keri's love for yoga began as a young adult, looking for a form of exercise that felt like a natural extension of her gymnastics background. A consistent practitioner now for over 20 years, this passion has grown and is now shared with the little yogis she guides. Her kids yoga classes focus on movement, self-love and gratitude, basic yoga poses and sequences, and an introduction to breathwork, mantras and meditation. Keri also teaches Bottega's heated stretching classes, providing guidance on proper alignment and safe stretching techniques through a combination of dynamic movement and static holds.

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