Our Instructors at North Shore Yoga Studio


OUR INSTRUCTORS


 

Marnie Memmolo Founder/Owner


Marnie Memmolo Founder/Owner

Marnie Memmolo received her 200 hour yoga certification through Kim Valeri at Yogaspirit Studios in 2001 and has been teaching ever since.  In 2004 she completed a 500 hour training with Barbara Benagh at The Yoga Studio in Boston.  She continues to practice with Barbara Benagh and is influenced by Benagh's Slow Flow Hatha Yoga style.  Marnie's personal teaching style focuses on conscious awareness of the breath, form and alignment.  Her style synthesizes many techniques to improve health, facilitate relaxation and relieve stress.  She is a certified instructor in Prenatal Yoga, Postpartum/Yoga Mom, Buddha Baby and Yoga Ed. as well as trained in Stott Pilates matwork.  In addition, to her yoga certifications, Marnie is trained as a Postpartum Doula and working towards her CAPPA Postpartum Doula certification.  She is also studying to become an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor with the Kerala Ayurveda Acadamy and hopes to incorporate Ayurveda (the sister science of yoga) to better serve her clients.
 
Marnie is a dedicated and inspired teacher committed to sharing the benefits and joys of yoga with students of all ages and abilities.  She welcomes new and experienced students to North Shore Yoga and looks forward to sharing a heart opening experience with all. 


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Mandy Lubas


Mandy Lubas

Mandy is a registered and licensed Occupational Therapist, OTR/L who has been in the field of medicine for 11 years working with the pediatric, adults, and geriatric population.  She is certified in Sensory Integration and the Integrated Listening Systems (ILS).  She has experience working in the field of holistic and integrative medicine. Her training has involved Level I and II biodynamic craniosacral therapy, Basic Elements Level 1 in craniosacral therapy, sound therapies, and nutrition. She is passionate about using holistic and integrative medicine in her scope of practice.
 
Mandy’s healing journey has continued to unfold and has moved quite rapidly since she began her yoga journey of healing in June 2011 by participating in a 200 hour beginner teacher training program with Kim Valeri through Yogaspirit Studios.  Mandy is continuing her studies with Kim Valeri at the 500 and 800 hour levels to become a yoga therapist.  She will be attending Kerala Ayurveda Academy’s webinar program along with classroom studies here on the North Shore in the fall which will provide her with the knowledge that she needs to become an Ayurvedic Wellness Practitioner and a Yoga Therapist.  In addition she is working towards her certification in craniosacral therapy.  With these studies she will emerge into a holistic occupational therapist incorporating alternative therapies into her scope of practice to improve the health and well-being of her clients for preventive purposes and long lasting health. 

    

Denise Koelsch

Denise Koelsch LICSW, MA is a psychotherapist with a private practice in Beverly, Ma. She has a Masters in Expressive Arts Therapy (1991) and a Masters in Social Work (1997). She has been practicing meditation for 35 years and teaching meditation groups for 7 years. Her meditation practice includes Vipassana or Insight Meditation, and meditation from the yogic traditions. She is certified as a LifeForce yoga therapist and teaches people who struggle with anxiety and/or depression how to manage their anxiety or mood through breath, sound and movement. She has studied shamanism for eight years and presently teaches people how to "Journey" in order to access their inner guidance and wisdom. As an integrative healer Denise draws upon these forms in her individual and group work. For more information go to her web site www.centerforwholenessofbeing.com 

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Erin Gibson

Erin discovered yoga after moving to San Francisco in 1999. She was immediately drawn to the powerful fluidity of Vinyasa and Power yoga. During graduate school she practiced as a way of relieving stress, relishing the deep physical and mental release after each class. While pregnant with her first child, the deeper dimensions of yoga became apparent. She found her practice to be essential in helping her find clarity and rejuvenation, balance and strength both on and off the mat, calm in the midst of the storm.Erin completed her 200-hr instructor certification with David Magone, founder of PranaVayu Yoga. She has also been influenced by Iyengar-based and Yoga Therapeutics principles through her own personal practice and workshops with Natasha Rizopolous and Kreg Weiss. Her classes are warm and welcoming, the practice strong, dynamic and graceful, with precise attention to alignment.
Erin holds her Master’s in Public Health from UC Berkeley and has trained as a Childbirth Educator and a Birth Doula. In addition to prenatal yoga, she teaches vinyasa classes as well.

   

Kendra Raymond


Kendra Raymond

As a former advertising/interactive marketing executive and mother of 2 young children, Kendra fully understands the importance of restoring and relaxing through yoga.
 
She discovered the benefits of a regular practice in 1999. After enjoying many years practicing in Iyengar’s style of yoga, Kendra began trying others, including Baptiste, Pranavayu, ashtanga and Kripalu, at various studios on the North Shore. She credits a daily practice for giving her the ability to manage the day-to-day stress that comes with being a working mom to grade school age children and generally feel more centered. In 2009 Kendra took her practice to the next level by entering YogaSpirit Studios’ teacher training program. This comprehensive 14 month certification process included an in depth study of the anatomy of poses, various alternatives and modifications for different body types, ailments and injuries, as well as a deep appreciation for the spiritual and healing aspects of yoga. It is with this training that she approaches her instruction. Yoga allows Kendra to renew her body and mind so that she can approach life with energy and passion. She hopes to bring each of her students the strength and peace she has found in yoga. 


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Haley Allison

For Haley Allison, what began as love for fitness blossomed into a passion to help others enjoy a more active lifestyle. In the industry since 2004 Haley has acquired many different fitness certifications, and has attended a plethora of continuing education fitness courses. Tired from teaching classes that jump and pound or lift and strain, she found Pilates and began to teach that format. Doing so made her realize that we can feel better; better about our workouts, better about our posture, and better about ourselves. Shortly after she began teaching Pilates she found the Stott Pilates method and knew it was a perfect fit. Haley Allison is fully trained in Stott Pilates Essential and Intermediate Mat Work, as well as Stott Pilates Reformer, an equipment based repertoire. Along with her Stott training, Haley holds certifications through AFAA as a Primary Group Instructor and a Personal Trainer. She also holds certifications as a Mad Dog Spinning Instructor, an RPM Les Mills instructor, a Les Mills Body Pump instructor, a PiYo instructor, a Zumba instructor, an Indorow instructor, and a TRX Suspension Rope trainer. Due to her extensive education in the fitness industry, Haley has aquired a deep knowledge of fitness, and as a result her clients reap those rewards.

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