Our instructors have come together to make Yoga Method your “yoga and mindfulness home” by creating a supportive and fun student community. We are creating something truly unique, and we invite you to be a part of it!
I have spent the last twenty years working in various areas of the medical field. I studied for my Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and was involved in acupuncture and complementary health research. My yoga instruction is informed by a deep knowledge of functional anatomy, having worked with patients at a sports medicine practice and observing common complaints in people from all walks of life. I am keen at noticing movement patterns in the body and have adapted my yoga sequencing and cueing to address tightness in the hips and lack of strength in the back body from modern living that contributes to back, neck, hip and knee pain.
I have studied with amazing yoga teachers from coast to coast including Rodney Yee (Oakland, CA), Judith Hanson Lasater (San Francisco, CA), Jason Crandell (San Francisco, CA), Patricia Walden (Somerville, MA) and Shawn Shaw (Worcester, MA).
I love laughing more than anything and can find humor in almost every situation. I hope to bring a sense of lightness and joy to all my classes and love nothing more than seeing people leave class calm, energized and refreshed.
A Worcester native, I now live with my family in Sutton, MA.
A friend suggested I would like a hot yoga class, and as I relaxed at the end of class into savasana, sweaty and happy, I fell completely in love with yoga. It certainly wasn’t what I could do in the poses, but how it made me feel, which was in love with life. It was 2011 and I began a regular, daily practice. I entered a 200 hr Vinyasa Yoga teaching program at MetroWest Yoga to deepen my practice in 2016 and was introduced to the philosophy of yoga, meditation, the Yoga Sutras and more – and I knew I had found my calling. I wanted to teach and create a space for others in their yoga practice to find what they need to feel their best. Since May 2017 I have been teaching regularly in studios both before and after work in Worcester, where I am a Director at the Hanover Insurance Company. I obtained my certification in Reiki and practice regularly, and I am studying for concentrations in Ayurveda as well as Kripalu’s Yoga for Healthy Aging teaching certification. I am furthering my study in the MetroWest Yoga 500hr Yoga Program, a 500hr Ayurveda Yoga Certification at Kripalu, and practicing an Ayurvedic based lifestyle. I am married with two grown up children and two very fluffy cats, and in addition to yoga, hiking, kayaking and sculling I love to support the local theatre, symphony, and arts in our community.
Christine was certified as a Kidding Around instructor this summer, and has also trained in Radiant Child and Itsy Bitsy yoga. In addition to her yoga training, she has an extensive background and experience using a variety of Social Emotional and Mindfulness methods. She is thrilled to be part of the Yoga Method family!
My original practice was inspired by Anusara teachers, and I still follow those principles in my personal practice. My training since becoming a certified teacher has been varied. I have received training in seasonal yoga, trauma-informed yoga through the International Warrior and Street Yoga program and have studied Timothy McCall’s Yoga as Medicine. At present I am studying to become a certified Yin Yoga teacher. I have taught elementary school children and their teachers in gym and classroom settings, chair yoga, and a variety of Hatha classes. My special interest is in making yoga accessible to all. As such, I co-authored and team teach a Foundations of Yoga 6-week series. In addition, I feel a special calling to bring more men to the practice of yoga and am teaching a beginner’s series designed for men.
Jenn completed her 200 RYT yoga training with Loretta Tharpe at Old Common Yoga in 2011. Since that time Jenn has taught a variety of yoga classes ranging from chair yoga, Yogalates, Hatha Yoga (beginner to advanced level), and Power Vinyasa yoga at local studios and local colleges. Jenn has also completed training with Tiffany Cruikshank specializing in working with athletes. Jenn works with athletic teams from the College of the Holy Cross and Worcester Academy.
Jenn is energetic and very passionate about yoga and her students. Jenn believes that every student’s journey in yoga is unique but vital to have a balanced life. In her teaching, students are individuals and will always be respected and supported on and off the mat. “A photographer gets to pose people for himself, a yoga teacher helps students pose themselves.” Jenn feels so blessed to be able to teach the gift of yoga. When not on the mat, Jenn enjoys spending time with her husband, Brian and two beautiful children, Tyler and Madison.
I teach from a place of intention and empowerment, inviting each student to reveal and embrace exactly what they need in that particular moment. I am committed to enhancing every student’s health, well-being and quality of everyday life through the practice of yoga.
I have completed two 200 hour teacher trainings, as well as a 300 hour Therapeutic Essentials training covering yoga for cancer and treatment and yoga for arthritis. I have also completed additional training at Kripalu for yoga for cancer and yoga for lymphatic health.
I have also completed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher Certification program at UMass Medical School and am qualified to teach the full 12-week MBSR program.
I feel strongly that the benefits of yoga and meditation are available for anyone who is interested and I really enjoy sharing what I’ve learned with others. Peace.
In 2016, after retiring from a 30 year career in health care, I completed a Hatha yoga teacher training. Since then I have completed trainings in yoga for recovery and restorative yoga.
I am especially interested in introducing the physical, emotional and spiritual benefits of yoga to new practitioners and bringing yoga to individuals, and their family members, who deal with emotional and substance abuse issues.
“I have fallen so deeply in love with soulful expression and the healing arts. To me, it all feels magical. Living this lifestyle and sharing it with others is such a gift. It feels like exactly where I was always supposed to be, doing exactly what my heart has always wanted.”
Victoria’s whole world changed after her first yoga class. Coming from a dark place mentally, emotionally, and physically, yoga brought a light that she had never imagined. As she continued to deepen her practice, she found chronic physical problems melting away, as well as relief from anxiety and depression. Becoming a yoga teacher made perfect sense to her – it was a beautiful opportunity to do what she loves and share it with others.
Victoria brings a bubbly and energetic attitude to her classes. Her classes are a blend of strong core work, flowy and gentle movements, stabilizing and rooting poses and soft and deep stretches. She brings you into a relaxed place with lots of centering and breathwork throughout. Her classes are very welcoming and always offer options to modify deeper or softer. It is her intention to guide students in breaking down obstacles to unlock their full potential, reveal their true selves and cultivate a life of happiness.