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.
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.
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.
Katie first began to practice yoga as a compliment to distance running while training for half marathons. She found that on her mat everything began to shift from a place of competitive drive and physical exercise, to a deeper understanding of self-discipline and self-care. The more she practiced yoga, the more the yoga worked on her, creating deeper self-awareness on and off the mat. Originally from Ohio, she discovered yoga when she took classes, first at Thank Yoga Studio in Columbus Ohio and later at Inner Bliss in Cleveland Ohio. After she moved to New Hampshire she began taking classes at Prasada Yoga Center where she eventually enrolled in the Teacher Training Program, earning her RYT-200 Certification. In the Prasada program, she had the gift of learning from and studying under Dana Lincoln and Michelle Plante who guided her to teach fully as herself from a place of mindfulness and love. Katie’s classes are strong and athletic, but with a primary focus on breath, self-awareness and staying anchored in the present moment.
Laura has been practicing yoga for many years in addition to having a dance background. The more that she would practice, the more she realized that yoga was more than a way to stretch the body, but was a way to quiet the mind by linking breath with movement. Laura loves the therapeutic aspects and many health benefits – both mentally and physically, that a yoga practice brings, but more importantly how yoga brings you into the present moment and keeping you centered throughout the day. Laura has completed her 200 hour RYT certification through Prasada Yoga Center with Dana Lincoln. She also has had additional training in Yin Yoga with Josh Summers. Her yoga foundation is based on the physical style of Ashtanga while incorporating Vinyasa flow. She teaches by combining fluid movement with functional alignment techniques. Her goal is to bring yoga to as many people as she can by making her classes safe and accessible to all levels in a relaxed atmosphere.
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.
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.
Ed “Zeke” Zubrow received his 200 hour RYT certification in 2015 under Dana Lincoln at Prasada Yoga Center. In addition, he has certifications for teaching trauma informed yoga, and teaches at Crossroads House homeless shelter and at Strafford County Jail. A former college football coach, Zeke studies yoga as a comprehensive system for reducing self limiting thoughts and helping us find our truest best self. Using the physical aspect of yoga, the asanas, we develop strength, flexibility and, the ability to breathe effectively and calm the mind. Combining breath and movement, Zeke’s intention is for practice to become a meditation in motion (and stillness) with the yoga mat as a safe place for people of all ability levels to explore and grow.