Michelle Plante ERYT-500
Michelle Plante graduated from the Yoga of Energy Flow program led by Dana Lincoln and Daniel Orlansky in March of 2012, then completed her 300 hour Advanced Teacher Training through Boston Yoga School led by Ame Wren and Kevin Courtney in 2015. With an emphasis on clear alignment and focused breath, her classes prioritize providing the space for self exploration. Using carefully crafted sequences to both open and strengthen the body and mind, she teaches a cohesive vinyasa class with a seamless flow. She continues to train extensively for her own self exploration as a practitioner and teacher. As the director of Prasada Yoga Center and the Prasada Yoga Center Teacher Training program, she is dedicated to holding an inviting and peaceful space to share with the seacoast yoga community and to always remaining a committed student of yoga.
Bailey Coish RYT-200
Bailey began her yoga journey in 2013. She went to her first Vinyasa styled yoga class in Hampstead, NH and fell in love. Bailey is very energetic and outgoing but found that for her, yoga was grounding. Having this foundation and that feeling of being able to let go was something that stuck with her. Once Bailey started school at the University of New Hampshire she spent a lot of her practice in different local studios. Once she graduated from UNH she finally had the opportunity to take her teacher training at Prasada Yoga Center in North Hampton, NH. Here Bailey received her RYT 200 instructor certification in Vinyasa yoga with an emphasis on form and alignment; pranayama and meditation techniques, registered through Yoga Alliance. Through this certification, Bailey has realized that there is so much more than the asanas (postures) to yoga and she is continually looking to learn more. She understands that yoga is so unique and individual to each person and she hopes to give this to each student in her class.
Michelle Couture ERYT-200
Michelle has been practicing yoga since 2003 and teaching since 2006. She is an ERYT yoga instructor and is Yoga 4 Cancer teacher certified. She is the Founder and Director of SATYA’s Yoga and Cancer program, and is a board member serving as Program Development Director. Michelle believes that yoga is truly a healing modality that should be accessible to everyone. She loves the challenge to teach to a multi-level class whether it’s a strong vinyasa flow, yin postures or yoga and cancer. She is known for her creative sequencing, thoughtful instruction with focus on alignment and breath and her compassionate approach to teaching. Michelle’s passion is to share the gifts of yoga so that students leave class with a feeling of exhilaration, peace and inner awareness.
Emily Fichera RYT-200
It was the grace, fluidity and athleticism that originally drew Emily to vinyasa yoga; beginning her practice in 1999 and becoming an instructor in 2000. After teaching for numerous studios, in many locales, it is now the meditative and tension relieving aspects that she enjoys most; especially since the birth of her children. Emily uses her soothing voice and warm spirit to set the tone for a calm, moving meditation. She enjoys strong, athletic, slow-flowing movements and sequences which challenge students physically and provide the opportunity to liberate them from their minds. It is her absolute pleasure to be able to do something she loves and at the same time help others.
Teresa Quinn RYT-200
Teresa has been involved in the fitness industry for a little over a decade. She has a passion for sharing her knowledge of obtaining a safe, effective, and fun workout. She is AFAA (Aerobic & Fitness Association of America) certified in group as well as personal training. She has great knowledge of the many trends within the fitness world. She holds a business degree but was drawn to yoga because of its healing aspects and the sense of joy she has found in her practice.
Andrea Smith RYT-200
After a friend invited Andrea to her first yoga practice she became hooked. The ability to self express and really allow the mind and body to let go are what kept her going back. At first yoga was more of a “workout” but soon it became so much more than that. Yoga is still a physical practice but it also became a way to relieve anxiety, stress, fear and tune into what the physical body needs. Eventually Andrea completed the 200 hour RYT program lead by Dana Lincoln and Michelle Plante. Andrea believes yoga is a process in which you continue to grow, develop and learn about yourself and the world you live in. Our bodies and minds are different day to day, our yoga practice is also different day to day. Leading a practice with the ability to differentiate to the needs of each practitioner is essential. Andrea guides practitioners through a strong practice using the breath to lead you in and out of poses with options to alter poses to suit you.
Jason has been a student and practitioner of yoga since 1998. He has been teaching consistently since 2002. Embracing all aspects of yoga with asana, pranayama, study of yogic texts, chanting and Ayurveda, he has spent a significant portion of his life immersed in the yogic lifestyle. Jason’s studies of Ashtanga yoga began in 2001 with Nancy Gilgoff, the most influential teacher in Jason’s life to this day. Within the first four years of practicing, Jason completed both the primary and second series.
Jason made his first journey to Mysore, India in 2005 to study with Guruji, Sharath and Saraswathi at the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute. He returned again for further study in 2008 and has attended numerous workshops with Guruji and Sharath in New York City.Jason is deeply grateful for the many wonderful teachers with whom he has had the honor of studying, including Nicki Doane and Eddie Modestini, David Swenson, Bhavani Maki, Manju Jois, Kimberly Dahlmann and Jonas Amberger.
Through unwavering commitment to his own practice and extensive study over many years, Jason has come to a place of deeper understanding and clarity around the entire Ashtanga system as a whole. He draws upon all aspects of the practice to meet student’s individual needs. In this way, Jason reaches in to the heart of the therapeutic and transformative power of the Ashtanga system and makes it accessible to anyone.
Zeke Zubrow RYT-200
Ed “Zeke”Zubrow received his 200 RYT certification in 2015. He is currently enrolled in the (Josh) Summers School of Yin Yoga and anticipates earning his 300 hour certification in Yin Yoga and Meditation in the summer of 2019. In addition, he has certifications for teaching trauma informed yoga. He volunteers at Strafford County Jail (Dover, NH) and the NH State Prison (Concord). As a former college football coach, Zeke values the non-competitive nature of yoga. He studies it as a comprehensive system for reducing self- limiting thoughts and for helping us discover our truest, best self. Using the physical aspects of yoga (the asanas) we develop strength, flexibility, and resilience. We learn to calm the mind with effective breathing. His intention is for practice to become a meditation in motion (and stillness), with the yoga mat a safe place for people of all ability levels to explore and grow.
Kristen Carlson RYT - 200
Kristen Carlson grew up as a dancer and graduated with her BA in Dance, teaching dance through her teens and for the years to follow college. While her experience with yoga began in high school, it was later in life that she took on a dedicated practice and discovered that Yoga provided the connection and expression to her body, mind, and heart she was looking for, and completed her RYTT 200 hr. As a yoga teacher, Kristen is passionate about the power of Yin Yoga, and is presently training with the Josh Summer’s School of Yin Yoga. Kristen also enjoys the creative outlet that practicing and teaching vinyasa and slow flow provide. Kristen is a Yoga Instructor, Certified Holistic Nutritionist, and Plant Based Chef, and supports personal growth and wellness through the community.