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Transformation. Empowerment. Education. Healing.

Like the branches of a tree, our practitioners help you to blossom and grow.

Like the roots of a tree, they keep you grounded as you grow.​

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Barbara Rich

Yoga Instructor

Barbara J. Rich, M.Ed. received her Kripalu Yoga teacher training certification at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, MA.

She has found that F.E.A.R is often False Evidence Appearing Real. Through the ancient practices of meditation, mindfulness and Yoga, all of us can change our brain circuitry. She intends to stay totally healthy until she can’t get up from Downward Facing Dog!

Born in 1934, Barbara intends to be the oldest Yoga/Meditation/Authentic Living teacher in Massachusetts!

Shagufta Rahman

Yoga Instructor

Shagufta first came to yoga during college, taking classes as they were available. This basic introduction to yoga was enough for her to pursue a more regular practice and during this time she came across one of her mentors Barbara Rich of Kripalu who taught a very meditative, breath-focused sequence that resonated deeply with Shagufta. This foundation of breath-work would become a guiding light for her during a time of loss in her family and helped her begin her journey into a formal training of mind and body. Yoga saved her!

Shagufta completed her 200-hour Yoga Alliance Fluid Yoga certification program under Kevin Gale and his extraordinary team of teachers in May 2016. She is now very excited to share the psychological and physical benefits of Yoga with those around her as a registered teacher under Yoga Alliance. While her classes are technically in the style of Vinyasa Flow, her Yin approach to teaching encourages focusing on mindfulness and breath, and she hopes her classes can serve as a restorative time for body, mind & spirit.

Carin Duteau

Yoga Instructor

Carin took her first yoga class in 2014 with Anne Dries at Buddha Nest Yoga. It proved to be a release for the grief she was still carrying a year after her mom died. She learned about watching the breath and it’s relationship to the mind, the importance of daily gratitude, and mindful movement. In time, she saw her balance, strength and flexibility improve. Her journey continued. In 2016, Carin received her Fluid Yoga 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification under the amazing Kevan Gale and his team. That life changing experience opened her mind to learning more, and she became certified in Yin Yoga, YogaMinded for teens, Reiki I & II. She also became a cancer-informed yoga Instructor thru Bodhi and Mind Yoga. Carin loves the creativity of Vinyasa, and sprinkles her classes with a focus on body awareness, mindfulness of movement and gratitude.

Melissa Finkler

Yoga Instructor and Reiki Healer

Melissa has been practicing Yoga and Reiki since 1996 when she was in high school. Through high school, college, graduate school and 10 years working in higher education, yoga has been the one thing consistently able to help Melissa stay grounded and focused. She believes that yoga, when practiced regularly, can have a profound influence on your life emotionally, mentally and physically.

Using the power of Reiki when assisting, Melissa hopes to magnify the healing power of both Reiki and Yoga. Melissa completed her 200 hour training through Finding Inner Peace and has also completed levels 1, 2 and 3 of the Radiant Child Yoga Teacher Training. She loves sharing yoga with adults and children. Melissa hopes to see you on the mat soon.

Kate Hamm

Yoga Instructor

Kate loves to be a catalyst for others by inspiring and teaching them to find their path to wellness. Over the years, she has assisted thousands of celebrities, executives, athletes, and fitness enthusiasts lose weight and adopt healthier habits. Having lived in several states and countries, Kate is back in Massachusetts and is excited to be teaching in her home city of Worcester.

Her yoga classes infuse several modalities to improve flexibility with strength and biomechanics. Many of her classes include Yoga Tune Up® therapy balls to increase embodiment and enhance the yoga practice. Kate believes that yoga is for everyone.

Kate has a BS in Exercise Science from Ithaca College. She has trained with Jill Miller, Jillian Pranksy, Lauren Hanna, Jonathan Fields, and others over the years.