MEET OUR TEACHERS

Linda Gaffney RYT Cathy Brown

Linda received her teaching certification in 2005 from the Yoga Center of Medford. She has studied under a variety of teachers including Doug Swenson and Ana Forrest, and incorporates elements from many different yoga traditions into her teaching. Her classes focus on moving with the breath and self-observation. She enjoys teaching beginners and providing variations and modifications for all students. Linda also enjoys bringing elements of chant and meditation into practice. She continues her study of Sanskrit and is working toward completion of a 500-hour advanced teaching certification in the Kripalu tradition.

 

 

Melissa Walling, RYT melissa Walling

Melissa began her yoga journey in college in 1994 where she earned a degree in Psychology with a focus on the mind body connection. After college she spent 2 years living and working at a holistic health institute. During her time spent there she learned Thai Massage, Reiki, meditation, and practiced lots of yoga! Recently she earned her 200-hour teacher training certificate from Yogawood. Melissa works with people with special needs and Autism and enjoys teaching them yoga. Her challenging classes offer a focus on breath and meditation while building confidence, strength and balance.

 

Alison Judah, RYT Alison Judah

Alison has been practicing yoga for 8 years beginning with a Bikram practice and then moving on to vinyasa flow. Having successfully completed her 200-hour teacher training certification, Alison's goal in her teaching is to introduce students to a vinyasa style of practice at varying levels. Her approach gives students the tools they need to create a practice that individuals can customize for themselves. She helps her students see the benefits of yoga both physically and mentally so they can continue to learn throughout the journey of their yoga practice.