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Chris's path to yoga was a happy accident—literally.
In 2015, Chris was involved in a serious road biking accident that broke his neck and made it impossible for him to continue at his job as an automotive technician. While the injury was devastating, Chris says that without it, he wouldn't have been able to discover his true professional passion. He was introduced to yoga by a friend and immediately set about practicing and learning as much as he could. After discovering his natural knack for teaching, he pursued his yoga certification and together with Nicole Martin, founded Traveling Mat Yoga.
His classes typically involve plenty of flow, energy, and jokes!
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Nicole left a job in accounting to pursue her passion for yoga, and she's never looked back.
With over 11 years of yoga practice and eight years of teaching experience, Nicole enjoys incorporating fitness, fun, and wellness into all of her classes. Certified by the American Council of Exercise and the U.S. Department of Labor, she's taught a wide range of classes including yoga, nutrition, fitness boot camps and TRX. An avid hiker, Nicole inspires her students to take what they learn on the mat and apply it to their everyday lives.
You'll build plenty of heat, strength, and mobility in her classes!
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Dwight found a path to yoga while searching to build core strength, flexibility, and to grow personally.
Exploring various yoga practices and philosophy led to Kripalu, the retreat and teaching center in Western Massachusetts, and eventually becoming a teacher himself. Dwight blends Reiki training, Ayurvedic practices, Vinyasa and power yoga with the intention of helping others find freedom in self-care.
As a certified Kripalu YTT 200 and Kripalu Vinyasa instructor, he helps his students uncover a practice emphasizing form in flow, tying Pranayama (Breath), Asana (Postures) and Dhyana (Meditation) into a joyful mind/body experience!
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Stephanie was born in the Philippines and raised in Alaska. She moved to New Hampshire 8 years ago and she discovered yoga. When she received her 200-hour yoga certification, she decided to quit her day job. She began teaching yoga and training clients full time.
The way she teaches her classes combines two concepts- movement for the body and stillness for the mind. She challenges the body through vinyasa flow by finding anatomical alignment, guided by the breath- this to keep the practitioner safe. Using meditation and focus on pranayama, she challenges the mind into finding stillness- this to balance the physical and emotional bodies.
She believes that the importance of yoga is not entirely about asana. Asana has transformed the amount of awareness and control she has over her physical body. Indoor gardening, mountain biking, camping, and hiking have brought her closer to that sense of complete awareness not just of the body- but also of the mind.
BIO + PHILOSOPHY
Mandi is primarily trained in Ashtanga yoga but likes to mix it up and have fun! She teaches both traditional and non-traditional flow classes. Mandi holds a Master's degree in mental health with a concentration movement therapy, which she uses in her therapy position with tradition age youth. She has also taken an additional 100 hour teacher training, using yoga to help with symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma. Expect her to keep classes fun while incorporating empowering statements to help overcome self-doubt, stress reducing breath work, and mindfulness techniques.