Juliet Loranger Yoga on Union

Recently someone asked me the question, "Why do you teach yoga?". The response fell effortlessly from my mouth, "I teach yoga because I practice yoga.". And I do, I practice and I also engage thoroughly in life. I always have engaged with the hails and fails of being a modern day rock-n-roll woman. My practice of yoga is to establish a textural relationship with self discovery. One that will bring me into a conversation with the world. My teachings are always to invite us to a place where we rejoice in what is, and what has always been.

I've studied enough Kripalu Yoga to know about tenderness and compassion - 200hr certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor - and studied enough to know that I need something more. Which has brought me to my current training with Noah Mazé - 500hr YogaMazé Instructor.

Kim Chandler  Innerlight Yoga

Kim, ERYT is the founder and director of Innerlight. A former resident of Kripalu Center, Kim completed her first teacher training in 1990 and has since dedicated her professional life to teaching yoga and training yoga teachers. Kim directed Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training, was a founding member of the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association and served as the Associate Director of the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association 1993-1995.Kripalu teaching methodology continues to have a presence in Kim's teaching. She has also been influenced by a wide variety of other teachers and traditions.  Most recently her study with the founder of iRest ® Yoga Nidra, Richard Miller, PhD. has infused her teaching with an understanding of the importance of deep, restorative experience and mindfulness practices.  She is a certified Level II iRest® Yoga Nidra teacher.

Kim is also a certified Proprioceptive Writing® (PW) teacher. PW is a mindfulness practice that fosters integration of emotional and intellectual experience, builds self trust and frees creativity and intuition. Kim's experiences with the highly synergistic and complimentary practices of PW and yoga have culminated in her program, Mind in Motion.

Kim's teaching style combines structural alignment, contemplative aspects of yoga and mindfulness.  Her approach emphasizes breath, attention and awareness.  In the context of a group class, Kim has an eye toward supporting and guiding students to embody their individual, unique  expression of each pose. Her classes tend to move slowly and methodically and typically include a guided relaxation experience.

Lori Pagliaroni  Newport Power Yoga / Innerlight Yoga Bullfrog Fit

Lori has completed her 1000hr Teacher Training "Life of a Yogi" with the world renowned Sri Dharma, known as the "Teacher's Teacher" and the "Rock of Yoga" and Lori considers him her preceptor on her yogic path. Lori will take you on a journey to discover "All is Within" through the challenges of a physical practice, connection to breath and awareness on thought patterns to work towards a place of calmness and stillness. ERYT 500 DRYT 10000. Check out her website at:from www.yoginilori.com

Photo Credit to the tatented Jenn Manfield

Patti Confort  Thames Street Yoga Innerlight Yoga Center

Patti Confort E-RYT came to yoga in 2001. The practice cultivated an awakening that she was destined to share with others. She earned her 200 hour certification with the Yoga Alliance in 2008.  

Patti’s yoga classes are designed to provide students with a full physical and energetic experience. With an emphasis on the union of breath with movement, her presentation includes specific instruction and a wide range of modifications to allow each practitioner a uniquely personal experience.  

Patti strives to create an atmosphere in her classes that allows the yoga to help her students on their own journeys towards lives of compassion and love, on and off the mat.  

While relatively new to teaching yoga, Patti was a math teacher for more than 30 years.

Mary Leonti  Body Zen Massage & Yoga

My inspiration in life has always focused on the creative and healing arts. I am drawn to the etherial, and through my practice I strive to manifest one’s inner, and have learned to incorporate the tangible with the intangible.
The healing process is the transposition of information learned through touch and bodywork. The healer’s physical vessel brings the learned information into reality and helps to connect one to their own energy. This connection within oneself evokes the ultimate healing, which is love. Through touch and intuition I have been driven to counterbalance suffering and to inspire love healing in others. This is the method I use in my massage and yoga practice.

Trainings, Certifications and Education:

- Owner and founder of: BodyZen Massage & Spa 2014
- Reiki Level 2  2013
- CCMT 2012, LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist)
- Kundalini Yoga H30 certified 2012 (200 Hours)
- Thai Yoga Body Work (massage) Certification 2008
- Cranial-Sacral Therapy – Upledger level 1 & 2 2005
- Ana Forrest Yoga Training 2005 (500 Hours)
- San Francisco School of Massage 2004 (200 Hours)
- E-RYT Hatha Yoga 2003 (200 Hours)
- World School of Massage 2003 (200 Hours)
- Teaching Yoga since 2000

- BFA Visual Arts, Manhattan 1999

Jessica Patricio  Newport Power Yoga / Rhode Island Power Yoga

Jessica received her 200hr Vinyasa Certification at Thames Street Yoga and is currently undergoing her 500hr training through Live Love Teach. She strives to aid students with finding strength and wellness while uniting breath and movement. Through intention practitioners will find that we do not use the body to get into a pose, we use the pose to get into the body. Every breath, movement, thought sends a wish out into the universe. Jessica is also a Raw Vegan Chef who graduated from Living Light Culinary.

Emily Moyer Director and Owner of Newport Community Yoga

Emily first began a regular yoga practice in her early twenties while attending college in Western North Carolina. The practice of mindful awareness cultivated through Yoga has since served as a guiding and grounding force throughout this journey of the heart that is life. She has been sharing the gift of Yoga for over five years with people from many walks of life, teaching in schools, nursing homes, teen lock down facilities, and yoga studios.  Emily approaches yoga as a healing practice that works on every level of the human being to achieve optimal health and integration of mind body and spirit. The mindfulness practice of yoga strengthens one’s ability to listen within and make choices that serve to create a life that supports the highest self.  She grew up in Central Massachusetts, spent eight years living in NC and CO, and recently moved to Newport to attend the Holistic Counseling Master’s program at Salve Regina University.

Meredith Nordhem Ewenson        Thames Street Yoga

Meredith is a RYT200 and graduate of Gina Caputo & Kathryn Budig's Aim True: Integrated Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in 2014.

She discovered yoga while living in Charleston, SC in 2008 and it quickly became her sanctuary. The time spent on her mat has given her the tools understand herself and the world around her better, and for that she is grateful. Her style is playful, but introspective; challenging, but purposeful.

Her mission is for you to leave feeling more whole and balanced than when you walked in (and have a big smile on your face).

She currently practices and teaches in Newport, RI.

I started practicing yoga because I was drawn to the beauty of the poses.  I quickly learned that yoga has tremendous health benefits, from strength and muscular endurance to clarity of the mind and mental equanimity.  I love the way the practice makes me feel and am constantly surprised at the variety of physical and energetic challenges yoga provides.  I knew I was ready to become a teacher when my combined confidence and physical ability gave way to a desire to dig deeper, go farther, share more.  As I grow and continue to learn about the philosophy and methods of yoga, my hope is to share this experience with others.

Yoga can change your life in so many positive, transformative ways. After all, who doesn’t want more joy, confidence, and inner strength in their life?! This is why I practice yoga and why I make it part of my life each and every day.  Namaste 

Melodie celebrates the body and spirit with its innate ability to heal itself as she continues to deepen her understanding and trust through a variety of modalities. Melodie was introduced to yoga in 2010 which opened the door for deeper communication with her body and spirit. From there she studied at All that Matters of Wakefield RI completing the 200 hr Pranotthan training. After completion she went on to interweave her teachings with her practice in Massage Therapy, Doula Services, and Folk Herbalism. She continues to stay inspired by the nature and movement communing with the elements letting them inspire the movement. Melodie hopes to inspire healing, joy and creativity in any of her classes or offerings.

Melodie Fallon

Jessica is a yoga and meditation teacher, full time bartender, long distance athlete, and life enthusiast! She takes extreme pride in her work as a holistic health practitioner, integrative nutrition therapist, and wellness advocate working with doTERRA essential oils to bring natural healthcare tools and solutions into the foreground of people's lives. She works hand in hand with individuals specifically longing to liberate themselves from chains of the past, jump into their power, and find true purpose in life amidst the chaos of being human.

When she’s not holding space for others on her yoga mat or hosting a group coaching program....you can most likely find her slinging drinks behind the bar, spending time with her family, or preaching joy in the little things over a slice of pizza with friends. Get to know her and her offerings better at www.jesslaudati.com!

Melissa Clark

Melissa RYT is a wellness advocate who shares yoga,meditation, and reiki energy to promote self-regulation of our nervous sytems and emotional states. She grew up in Iowa around farming and fitness; her collegiate studies spanned chemistry, nutrition, family systems, and human services. Melissa is passionate about social justice and is a neuroscience nut who is motivated to share safe, trauma-informed yoga that is accessable to all.

Photo Credit to tje talented Jennifer Manville

Nicole Zaloumis O’Reilly, M. Ed is an educator whose passion for learning and teaching inspires her every day. Nicole is a teacher at the Compass School in South Kingstown where she specializes in teaching students in grades K-6 with language-based learning differences. As an avid fan of yoga, she completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training with Theresa Murphy in 2014.  She came to know the benefits of meditation after completing a year-long teacher training in mindfulness with Mindful Schools in northern California.  Her first silent meditation retreat solidified meditation as a true healing practice for her.  Nicole is also an Associate Member of the Orton Gillingham Academy and is a certified Dyslexia Specialist with IDA.  She lives in Narragansett, RI on a small farm with her two amazing children, Lucas and Ella, and their two dogs, Suki and Cosmo.

Rev Shelley Dungan - The Sacred Center

I am the Director of an interfaith spiritual center called The Sacred Center based in Portsmouth, RI. Our motto is “Yoga for All” as we are passionate about making yoga and interfaith spirituality accessible, inclusive and affordable to all who wish to practice.

I was ordained at One Spirit Interfaith Seminary and am honored to carry the title of “Reverend Shelley”. I consider myself a “yogini of the heart”, a veteran yoga instructor, integrating my years of devotional practices into an ever-expanding exploration of the sacred in all forms. I aspire each day to find deeper ways of embracing all beings. I find yoga, meditation, prayer and community connection to be beautiful pathways. I teach at numerous locations on Aquidneck Island including Third Beach, the Norman Bird Sanctuary and Common Fence Point Community Center.  I also officiate weddings and ceremonies of all sorts, offer spiritual counseling, lead book discussion groups and retreats, offering my passionate and compassion to all I do and to all those that I serve.