Gregory Angel: Founder / Director
Founder of Newport Yogis, long time runner / triathlete and current U.S Army "Green Beret" Greg has been practicing yoga for over twenty years. Throughout his travels and deployments around the world Greg has always taken the opportunity to teach and learn from foreign military and civilian students and teachers. It was this exposure to a variety of different cultures that inspired Greg to establish Newport Yogis as a way of giving back to his community by highlighting the strength within diversity. With a focus on technical precision and a mindful approach to the true nature of yoga his classes offer a challenge to all levels on both a physical and spiritual level.
Liz Dufresne The Studio at NBX: Direcrtor
It is my belief that the only limitations in life are those we create by our thoughts. I seek to create a place where these thoughts can be observed, challenged and transformed. I have been practicing yoga since my children were young and I struggled to balance parenthood, marriage and graduate school. Discovering Baptiste yoga was like finding the missing element in my life. For me, practicing and teaching Baptiste yoga has allowed me to see the places in my life that I was hiding, not living authentically. Every training I attend with Baron leads to yet another revelation, even after so many years! I love being both a work in progress and yet perfect as I am right now. I am filled with gratitude to align myself with the truly remarkable Baptiste community. In addition to being a Certified Baptiste Power Yoga instructor, Liz is a Reiki Master and holds a Master’s degree in psychology. Liz has been a student of A Course in Miracles for many years and draws on it’s inspiration in her teaching. Liz’s classes draw on her passion for Baptiste Yoga and it’s principles combined with her many years of experience working in human services. Liz facilitates an environment for students to safely and powerfully explore the possibilities in life, both on and off the mat.
Sara McBride: Director
Sara (Satya Prem Kaur) believes that nothing short of divine assistance led her to her first Kundalini Yoga class in early 2014.This was the first type of yoga she had ever tried and it resonated with her so much that just five short months later she signed up for Kundalini Yoga teacher training led by Guru Singh and Hari Kaur Khalsa.
Sara brings to her practice a profound sense of compassion and knowledge of the body which she cultivated over years working as a nurse at Catholic Memorial Home. Her journey has most recently brought her to a love of Vinyasa. Again, with divine intervention she will be a graduate of a 200hour Vinyasa teacher training program this August 2016. Her lead teachers being Patti Doyle and Lori Pagliaroni.
Sara continues to feel so blessed to be a part of this growing community and to be connected to such great teachers that continue to inspire her on a daily basis.