"Aromaflow" Hot Power Vinyasa with Aromatherapy


This class is taught by:

Kristin Caforio Marengo

Kristin Caforio Marengo is a native of Worcester, Massachusetts.  Upon graduating high school in 1998 she left Massachusetts and pursued a career in dance.  Landing her first job as Grover in Sesame Street Live in 1999.  After a series of dance tours, and cruise line contracts she landed in NYC.  After a back injury in 2002, she found Yoga.  In dance she was always competing, dancing through injuries and neglecting her body. Yoga changed all of that and through yoga she learned proper alignment.  No longer competing and forcing she began listening to her body and healing her body. Quickly her injuries healed. 
 
Yoga started off primarily physical, but quickly yoga became a mental practice as well.  Kristin started noticing that she was more calm throughout the day.  Things that would have got her down previously were no longer affecting her.  Yoga was changing her life in a positive way.
 
In 2003, Kristin received her 200 hour certification in NYC.  Yoga Alliance (RYT). She then began her teaching career, teaching throughout NYC.  In 2007 Kristin became the general manager of Prana Power Yoga in NYC.  In 2009 she became the head teacher of the Teacher Training Program.
 
In 2010 Kristin's class was rated as one of the top 10 yoga classes in NYC, by Time Out Magazine. (December 2010) issue.
 
Kristin led NYU's physical therapy yoga program.
 
November 2014 Kristin was featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine
 
In 2014 Kristin was featured as a yogi in the motion picture "Creative Control"
 
Kristin decided it was time to move back to Worcester Massachusetts in November 2014, and decided to open Hot Power Yoga Center. Kristin's dharma or life purpose is to spread the healing powers of yoga to all her students and is overjoyed to have her own studio.  Hot Power Yoga Center is a safe atmosphere where students can explore their physical and mental selves through breath and movement.  There are no mirrors at Hot Power Yoga Center, because through Yoga we let our egos go and listen to our bodies without competing or judging.  Finding enlightenment.  Hot Power Yoga Center is a simple place to escape from every day stresses, and let the body and mind unite and relax.
 
Kristin wants to thank her husband Joseph and son Josiah for their unconditional love and support. Kristin also wants to thank her mother, father, and sister Jessica for helping her every step of the way.
 
There is no end to a yoga journey, just a beginning.
 
 

Erin Boudreau

Erin was a dancer all through grade school and high school. Dancing was a part of her; it was a way for her to express herself and release any tensions and stress from the day. After high school, she found few opportunities to dance, so she took up running to satisfy her need to stay active. Running never filled the void left behind when she stopped dancing, and over the years her body started to feel the negative effects of running. At age 29, she found herself with pain in both knees, and she slept with a heating pad on her back every night. One day she thought, “enough is enough,” and after 11 years of running (which included 3 half marathons and one full marathon), she hung up her sneakers and found her way to her yoga mat at Hot Power Yoga Center. To be cliché: the rest is history.

Erin fell in love with hot vinyasa yoga immediately. She felt like she was dancing again, flowing to the music and her breath; she felt at home on her mat almost instantly, and her heart was full again. Yoga has not only healed her physical pains but has also helped her work through some of her emotional and mental struggles she was facing as well. She has connected with the earth, the universe, and nature in a way she never had before. Yoga changed her life, and she also gained an amazing yoga family at her home away from home.

As recent graduate of the HPYC 200 hour Teacher Training, she is so excited to share her love and passion of yoga with the community.

When off the mat, Erin loves spending time with her beautiful dogs, Gracie and Journey, and crazy cats, Rosie and Baby. She loves cooking vegan food, experimenting with new recipes, and traveling any distance to find a good vegan bakery.

Jeannie Costabile

Jeannie began practicing yoga after her third child was born. It was a way to ease back into fitness. Little did she know, it would change her not only physically, but mentally as well. She continues to be an avid practitioner and has completed her 200 RYT certification through Hot Power Yoga Center.

She is an extreme believer that yoga is for every BODY! The only requirement during class is to breathe. Breath calms the mind, allowing the body to move deeper into poses, creating a more open being, bringing the yoga practice off the mat and into everyday life.

Jeannie prides herself on teaching each class to all levels and abilities. Whether you are just beginning your journey or have a strong practice, she will have something to offer you through compassion, love and kindness. Ultimately, leaving you feeling your absolute best and ready to take on the day!

Jennifer Anger

Jenn Anger began practicing yoga after having her second child. Jenn believed that yoga would get her back in shape but had no idea how yoga would change her life. "Yoga helped to center me, increased my level of patience, and more importantly helped me learn to live in the moment." Prior to having her family, Jenn was a social worker for DCF and enjoyed helping people. It was a natural progression to want to continue to help others using the tools of yoga. 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's specializing in working with athletes. Jenn has worked with athletic teams from 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.

Brittany Ford

Massachusetts native, Brittany Ford has been practicing yoga since she graduated from college where she played Field Hockey. After graduating college she decided to run the Boston Marathon and began her training process. During her training, Brit started to weave yoga into her life as a form of cross training to help with flexibility, core strength, and balance. Yoga greatly helped her running form and endurance.

Brit received her first certification at Inner Strength Studios in Watertown, MA. After graduating, she moved to New York City where even among the noise she spent two years exploring the intricate studies of yoga and spirituality, and the intimate connection of mind and body.

While in New York, Brittany earned a Holistic Health Coaching certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She offers individual health coaching, a structured individualized six month program, and also several workshops and cleanses. She encourages the exploration of the body through diet and believes that no one diet works for every person.

After moving back to Massachusetts in July 2013, she started teaching at local yoga studios. Brit received her 500RYT certificate in August of 2014. Brittany works in therapeutics, pranayama, and connecting to the elements and chakras through her yoga practice. Her Vinyasa Flow integrates alignment, core, and breathing techniques with basic poses and creative sequences. Brittany encourages her students to be playful and bold in her classes, and to live fearlessly on and off the mat. To do one thing a day that scares you.

Visit Brit's website at britfordyoga.com and find daily inspiration from Brittany on Instagram as @yoga_birdie

 

Doreen Defazio

Doreen DeFazio, a Massachusetts native, grew up a competitive swimmer starting at the age of eight. Spending hours in the pool each week perfecting breath work, flow, and form was an integral part of her youth. Once she discovered yoga in her adult life, the familiar meditative breath became a continuous practice and passion.

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.

Tatiana Gray

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.

This class was developed and created by Kristin Caforio-Marengo. She merged her two loves of oils and yoga and created this class. In this all levels heated vinyasa flow class, we diffuse 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils throughout the practice.  The oils will change every class, to help students learn about the benefits of Young Living essential oils. Also, during Savasana (corpse pose) students will receive an essential oil infused mist with the featured oil of the day!
 
Essential Oil aromas stimulate the part of the brain that affects emotion.  The shape of an essential oil molecule is like a key that opens lock-like structure in the olfactory nerve receptors in our nostrils.  The impression of the aroma is sent directly and immediately to the limbic system where memories are stored and pleasure and emotions are perceived.  When stimulated, the limbic system releases chemicals that affect the central nervous system.  Serotonin counteracts anxiety, and endorphins reduce pain.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Dec 10 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Kristin Caforio Marengo
  • Tue Dec 11 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Erin Boudreau
  • Tue Dec 11 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Kristin Caforio Marengo
  • Tue Dec 11 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Kristin Caforio Marengo
  • Wed Dec 12 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Jeannie Costabile
  • Wed Dec 12 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Jeannie Costabile
  • Thu Dec 13 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Kristin Caforio Marengo
  • Thu Dec 13 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Kristin Caforio Marengo
  • Thu Dec 13 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Jennifer Anger
  • Thu Dec 13 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Brittany Ford
  • Fri Dec 14 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Doreen Defazio
  • Sat Dec 15 10:45 am - 12:00 pm with Tatiana Gray
  • Sun Dec 16 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Kristin Caforio Marengo
  • Mon Dec 17 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Kristin Caforio Marengo
  • Tue Dec 18 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Erin Boudreau
  • Tue Dec 18 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Kristin Caforio Marengo
  • Tue Dec 18 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Kristin Caforio Marengo
  • Wed Dec 19 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Jeannie Costabile
  • Wed Dec 19 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Jeannie Costabile
  • Thu Dec 20 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Kristin Caforio Marengo