Hot Power Vinyasa with Candle Light
Kelly originally intended to add yoga to her workout regimen as a way to help maintain flexibility and prevent injuries, but quickly began to realize the additional physical and mental benefits of a consistent practice. After a few years of regular practice, she completed her RYT-200 training in 2011 in Virginia, where she taught various styles and levels of yoga from meditative and chair yoga to advanced hatha and vinyasa. After 3 years teaching in Virginia, she moved to MA to pursue a graduate degree and has been teaching and practicing in New England ever since! She has her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from MCPHS University here in Worcester and utilizes the core components of yoga asana often in PT practice. Finding a balance between strength and mobility is a key element in Kelly’s yoga teaching as well as in her work as a physical therapist. Kelly loves sharing her passion for human movement and helping others achieve their optimum levels of physical and mental health both on and off the mat. When she’s not teaching or moving, Kelly spends her time enjoying outdoor activities, hanging out with her fiancé and their fur-children (a cat and a dog), and attempting do-it-yourself projects.
Doreen’s mat has been a place she can roll out anywhere as a sanctuary; a space that she refers to as a “judgment free zone”. Since deepening her practice, yoga has become less about the need to hold the perfect pose and more for whatever is needed that day: self-reflection, the practice of kindness and self-compassion, and continued growth and self-awareness.
Doreen’s passion for yoga is contagious, and she hopes that in a culture where we are all rushing from one moment to the next, that she can assist students in connecting with what is – who they already are - and to find those moments of bliss and playfulness in the flow towards their own self-discovery and self-love.
Doreen graduated Hot Power Yoga Center's Teacher Training program.
Julie is a grade 8 science and world history teacher in Dudley. She tries to incorporate her knowledge of yoga science and social studies into all of her classes; in the studio and classroom. "I love to make connections across all disciplines; on and off the mat".
Julie has two sons that motivate and challenge her to be a better person. "Without yoga, I know my challenges I've had in life would still be haunting me. Yoga gives me the ability to slow down and be a better mom and friend."
Julie graduated Hot Power Yoga Center's Teacher Training program.
Tatiana Gray, a native of Colorado, began practicing yoga when her best friend invited her to try it out, and they both discovered that it was the best kept secret to feeling awesome as 12-year olds. Tatiana immediately fell in love with the practice of yoga, and its gift of gracefulness, like being immersed in water; it doesn't matter what shape or size you are - it's always a perfect fit, lovingly surrounding all your corners and edges, making you feel simultaneously light and strong. Tatiana has always seen yoga as a balance between the physical and spiritual and thinks of it as meditation in motion: a time to be fully present as we synchronize our movement, breath, and attention in each moment. Of all of the healing arts, Tatiana considers the practice of yoga one of the most direct, deep, and helpful. It is her hope that her students will discover a place of solace and refuge on their mats, find joy in the flow, and most importantly, learn to love themselves just as they are, in the midst of their chaotic lives.
Tatiana graduated Hot Power Yoga Center's Teacher Training program.