Norwell Yoga Instructors | Open Doors Yoga Studios
I've been a fitness instructor for 21 years and owned Fit For All in Holbrook from 1988-1998. My passion for fitness and desire to help others reach their goals continued after I sadly had to close my gym. But, like the saying goes, "When one door closes, another one opens." My life has been blessed with many wonderful people who gave me the opportunity to do what I love - teach! In 2003, I became a certified yoga teacher through Finding Inner Peace, which led me to Open Doors. I've learned so much from the many different teachers here and I'm so happy to be working with them. I'm especially grateful to Cat, who has inspired me to look within myself and be fearless! I hope to share the joy that yoga has given me with my students. Visit my website: www.BodybyBarron.com.
It took me sixteen years of dreaming, and four years of planning, to become a yoga instructor.
My classes are open-hearted, friendly, and accessible to all; my teaching style mirrors my personality. I love creating community through yoga. My inclusive style of instruction invites students to explore movement and breath with safe physical alignment and energetic awareness, allowing participants to discover their own peace, power, and presence. I believe that the practice of yoga teaches us skills to become compassionate citizens of the world.
RYT500 Sacred Seeds Yoga, Jacqui Bonwell, 2017, RYT200, Open Doors Power Yoga, 2015, Certifications: Yin Yoga, SPA Yoga, Balanced Athlete Level 1, Reiki I
Additional training hours in teaching yoga to beginners, Judith Hanson Lasater Restorative Yoga Certification, anticipated June 2018.
Cindy Bowser began her yoga journey at Open Doors in 2011. I believe in the spiritual, mental and physical life changing effects that a regular yoga practice can make. Yoga has had such an impact on my life that the next natural step was to enroll in Open Doors Yoga Teacher Training. I enjoy teaching a fun and physically challenging class that connects breath with movement, still allowing the mind to become calm. I look forward to helping my students gain the positive benefits that I continue to receive from yoga and Open Doors. Namaste!
I have been practicing yoga for many years. I have found the benefits of yoga practice have helped keep me healthy, centered and grounded through the changes and challenges and joys and triumphs that life has presented. I believe in the transformational power of yoga in bringing health and well-being to individuals of all ages. Encouraging awareness of breath and its influence on the health of mind, body and spirit, I teach from the heart, offering a challenging practice in a nurturing style. Certifications include: Children Yoga Certification with Kim Taylor through Open Doors 2012; 200 Hr Certification Open Doors Power Yoga 2013; Yin Yoga Certification with Sean Cornelison through Open Doors 2014; 500 Hr Kripalu Yoga Teach Certification 2018. My mission is to serve others by guiding the way to health and well being for individuals at any age. “ Serve with a full heart. By making others happy, you make yourself happy. The key to your heart lies hidden in the heart of another.” – Swami Kripalu
Kerry Donnelly began her yoga journey at the Yoga For Athletes Studio in Vail in the year 2001. She lived in Vail, Colorado for 10 years where she worked at the Lionshead Childrens’ Ski School and various restaurants. Kerry moved to Yardley, PA with her husband and son in September 2004 where she obtained her certification in Power Flow Yoga. She did her Pilates training with Sandy Erickson and received her Prenatal certification in March 2007. Kerry began teaching at the Center Club in Newtown,PA and Lambertville,NJ in December 2004. She became the Yoga Director of both Center Clubs in August 2005 as well as the Pilates Director in December 2005. Kerry teaches a vinyasa style power yoga and is an experienced yogalates and yogasculpt teacher. Kerry has studied with such yoga masters as Rolf Gates, Sean Corne, John Friend, Jason Crandell, Stephanie Pappas, Shiva Rea, Rodney Yee, Manju Jois, and Ana Forrest. She attends workshops, conferences and many yoga intensives throughout the year always staying on top of new and exciting forms of practice while perfecting existing ones. Visit her website: KessYoga.com
For me, yoga strengthens my body and calms my mind. Yoga gives back. When the breath and body are moving as one and the mind is on pause, that is my yoga. I take from my mat what serves me and try to leave what does not. I enrolled in Open Doors 200 hr YTT to learn more about the practice, and now as a teacher, I want to give back what I have received. Acceptance, gratitude and peace in my mind and in my heart. Off my mat, I have worked 30+ years in Radiation Oncology, a profession that has taught me above all else, to live in the moment. It has also taught me the power of the mind as it relates to overall wellness, and the healing benefits, mind and body, of a yoga practice. My passions are cultivating strong bonds with the people I adore and love, landscaping, hiking and walking the woods with my dogs, growing my flower container business and practicing kindness, compassion, and generosity. I look forward to sharing yoga with you.
Barbara Froio, CYT, is a graduate of an intensive 8 month national yoga alliance certification program through Open Doors. As a mother of two, she first became interested in yoga after the birth of her first child. Through Yoga, Barbara continues to grow and learn the importance of love, living truth and letting go. She uses her expansive knowledge by modifying or varying postures allowing beginners and advanced students alike to reap the full benefits of their practice. Barbara currently teaches Hatha, Power and Pre-Natal Yoga at Open Doors in both Weymouth and Braintree and teaches Vinyasa Flow Yoga for the town of Hingham at their Town Hall.
After almost 20 years of teaching fitness classes, and an extremely active lifestyle, I took to my mat after a severe hamstring and subsequent lower back injury laid me low. I had hopes that yoga would help speed the recovery of my body, and prevent further injury. I never expected the profound impact it would have on my life both physically and emotionally. In both aspects I am happier, stronger, and calmer. My yoga journey continues as I study with the amazing teachers at Open Doors, and others(eg., Ana Forrest Rolf Gates, Seane Corn) and undergo RYT certification with David Vendetti. My goal is to make every class a special experience for my students that will leave them stronger, energized, and relaxed. See you on the mat.
Gloria completed her 200 hr yoga certification through Open Doors Studio. She believes that the energy and flow of yoga is instrumental to healing and transformation. Gloria is a published author who writes poetry and fiction and uses her creativity to further develop her teaching and her practice.
Matt Mullen (Instructor & Co-Owner of Weymouth, Duxbury, Hanover Studios)
I am first and foremost a humble healer, a Massage Therapist trained in many modalities, from Swedish Massage to Deep Tissue Sports Massage. I have been blessed to be a Massage Therapist for over 20 years. In those twenty years I have been honored to work on thousands of clients, priding myself in creating a sanctuary for real and lasting healing to occur.
I am forever thankful to the dear friend that introduced me to yoga decades ago. The journey started slowly but eventually led me to the Open Doors Teacher Training program in 2006 led by Richard Lanza and Shawn Cornelison. I entered the program with absolutely no intention to actually teach yoga asana, but as life sometimes goes I have not stopped teaching since completing my 200hr. As a vinyasa lover I teach a very breath centered class. My intention as a teacher is for students to find their own way through the postures with breath and lightness, maybe a little bit of laughter and a challenge along the way. The practice of yoga is constantly changing for me and I have been extremely fortunate that the right teachers have come into my life at the right time. I am so so grateful for these teachers and this practice that has changed my life and intend to keep it going, with teachers new and old for years to come.
I began practicing yoga purely for the physical benefits but found it to be so much more than that. It is a grounding tool, a stress reducer, and a time to focus on creating a true mind-body-spirit connection. I believe in setting an intention for each practice as well as in life. I hope to share the joy of yoga and all it's benefits in my classes. My yoga practice started in 2008 and I received my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification through Open Doors.
Maureen St. Croix
Maureen completed her 200hr certification with Open Doors. She has a 500 hour cert in Prana Flow (Shiva Rea) with Coral Brown.Maureen”s classes are infused with a love of music, being a classically trained pianist she appreciates the parallel of rhythm of breath and loves focusing on using breath as your personal instrument to grow your practice. Ayurveda has been a big interest and is infused into the fabric of her sequences and wants to share this knowledge with her students. Maureen completed her 625 hour Ayurvedic Wellness Councilor certification with KAA and is planning on completing the Ayurvedic Practitioner’s level certification as well. She strives to both encourage and support her students to take their yoga off the mat and into the world. Come join her at class to mandala around the mat.
I found yoga ten years ago after running the DC Marathon which resulted in foot trouble. I was told to take a break from running and my doctor suggested yoga. I immediately became passionate about the strength, balance and flexibility I found in power yoga. I also enjoyed that I was continually challenged and loved how I felt after each and every class. Practicing hot power yoga only expanded my passion for the poses and it has been life changing for me. Through Ashtanga yoga, I have overcome many health issues and feel that my practice has improved not only my physical body but my spiritual well being. I look forward to teaching others how important it is to remain in the present, to express compassion and to respect the body through the sacred practice of yoga on and off of the mat. Namaste.
Anne Winter has a Bachelor of Arts in Dance & Physiology from Connecticut college, a Masters in Education, from Suffolk University, is AFFA certified, and SCW certified. Her whole life has revolved around fitness. She danced professionally with Boston Ballet for three years, as a featured dancer. She also studied in New York with the American Ballet theatre, Melissa Hayden and Jacques D'Ambroise. She danced on Broadway and traveled the U.S. with several national touring companies. She had the privilege of working with Bob Fosse, Gwen Vernon, and Chita Rivera to name a few. During her travels she found yoga. It blended the discipline of ballet, with a workout for the mind. Yoga is not about right or wrong, it's about appropriateness. It's about listening inwardly and acting on those feelings. Yoga leaves you emotionally cleansed, and physically balanced. It's so clear how the mind and breath are intertwined during practice. Yoga is a synthesis of mind, body, and breath. She has studied with Baran Baptiste, Ana Forest, and at different studios across the United States. She has taught on the South Shore for over 15 years and has been retained by the Yarmouth Skating Club as their personal yoga and ballet coach. She is thrilled to have found Open Doors, and is looking forward to sharing her practice with you.
Laurie completed her 200 hour yoga teacher program with Mukti Yoga School and is also a certified personal trainer. Laurie’s knowledge has helped enhance the well-being of her students by empowering them with the knowledge, skills, support, guidance and resources to assist and inspire them on their journey to a healthier life. She is continually learning about all aspects of body and mind to help others to commit to a healthier lifestyle and fuel their passion to achieve their fitness and health goals no matter how big or small. She will transform your quality of life through active participation in regular yoga classes and the integration of guided yoga programs, to make your health goals become a reality, in a caring, fun, and dynamic environment.