Kerry Wanamaker RN, RYT, USUI Reiki Master, Jikiden Reiki Shoden, Shamballa Energy Practitioner
As a Registered Nurse for 18 years and with over 21 years in Health Care Kerry has seen the effects of stress on patients, their caregivers and fellow Nurses. She has had a passion all of her life in the areas of wellness, personal growth, intuitive work and the mind-body-spirit connection. These interests led her to the healing stress relief found in Yoga. Kerry teaches a gentle - moderate intensity Hatha Yoga style with a focus on cultivating personal growth, allowing space in class to slow down and experience Yoga and integrating Yoga into everyday life. Kerry has been practicing Yoga for many years, but it was her own experience with stress and burnout that led her to deepening her practice and sharing the transformational power of Yoga with others. She has a special interest in helping all Caregivers and Nurses with stress management & self-care. Her classes are a unique blend of gentle vinyasa, somatic, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Yin Yoga, Reiki, Intuitive Energy work, themed classes, journaling classes and also prenatal. Kerry's classes are less focused on strict "alignment" and focused more on making things work in YOUR body. Props and modifications are used to enhance certain poses in various ways for the mind and body. Kerry is known for her motivational and light hearted approach to Yoga, Life & Wellness. She has a passion for self-transformation and living with passion and purpose.
Kerry has continued her Yoga studies with J. Brown based in New York
*Kerry is currently in a 9 Month Shamanic Training ending December 2017
*Kerry leads Yoga for Nurses Classes, Yoga for Moms groups and has led the Girl Scouts in Yoga
*Available for Meditation at Corporate events
Laura Paine RYT, Reiki 2
Laura is a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher, with prenatal yoga and Reiki II certifications. Her yoga journey began when she wanted to find ways to better manage her chronic illnesses, connect and make peace with her body. Her decision to become a teacher and intuitive energy worker comes from the strong desire – and intention – to assist others looking to grow, heal and find their way on their own life paths. Laura's yoga classes are specifically geared toward relaxation, creating space for the connective tissue and joints, and are infused with Reiki and intuitive energy work for anyone who wishes to receive it.
While yoga and Reiki help to fill her up, she is a full-time global public relations and analyst relations manager for a cybersecurity company. Her non-yoga passions include cooking and eating, writing, snuggling up with her Chihuahua and spending time with the people she loves.
Roberta Whitney, RYT 500, MA, Reiki Master
Roberta enjoys teaching Yoga philosophy and special classes. As a Spiritual Director, she works with groups and individuals to support personal development and spiritual growth through various modalities including Yoga, Authentic Movement, the Enneagram and Focusing. Roberta's classes are often themed and connect yoga with life and nature... Roberta will beautifully guide and support your practice. She leads a supportive, peaceful class while gently strengthening the mind and body.
Subs and Guest Teachers:
Olivia Evans Yoga Teacher
Olivia began practicing yoga in 2008 and immediately fell in love. Her less traditional path of training started with completing a 480-hour internship in 2012 under Maggie Fiorella Winter, OTR/L RYT 200. She has since continued her yoga education under nationally and internationally renowned teachers Timothy McCall, Lauren Toolin, Seane Corn, Liz Owen, and Amy Ippoliti. In 2011, she participated in a year-long service project through Off the Mat, Into the World, raising significant funds and awareness for rescue and rehabilitation of sex trafficking survivors in India. In 2013, her undergraduate thesis, Prenatal Yoga's Effects on Women's Sleep, Pain, Mindfulness, Stress & Mood won Endicott College's Andler Thesis Award in Psychology. She was the manager of a start-up yoga studio in Haverhill MA and taught over 20 classes per week, ranging from kids to flow to restorative. She was a Contributing Writer for Sivana Spirit & has been featured as a "Spotlight" for FitProNow's online blog. Olivia’s classes focus on breath and are grounded in the belief: “breathe and everything changes”.
Sue Medeiros RYT 500, Y12SR Certified, Reiki 2
Sue has been practitioner of yoga for over fifteen years. Her constant dedication to her yoga discipline led her through a major life transition and this inspired Sue to teach yoga to others. Sue currently teaches at various studios in Central, MA and looks forward to bringing an assortment of workshops and special events to Life Balance Yoga & Wellness! Sue brought us a summer series of classes here and will return for workshops, retreats and special events.
Susan Wells, CYT
Susan has a passion for health and wellness and has been an avid participant of all types of exercise for over 25 years. She has led community walking groups and is always looking for ways to have fun with movement. She began practicing yoga in 2000 and earned her Yoga certification in 2008. She looks forward to meeting you and sharing with you her love of life and yoga.
Amy Martin, E-RYT, Reiki 2
Amy has been teaching Hatha Yoga and Meditation since 2010. She is certified to teach yoga for seniors and children as well as chakra and restorative yoga. Amy particularly loves teaching people new to Yoga and sharing her love of meditation. She leads her classes through a much-loved progressive meditation for deep relaxation. She is a lead teacher at a Yoga Teacher Training program specializing in meditation, energy anatomy and yoga for PTSD. She has a B.A. in Psychology and continues her studies in yoga and wellness as a lifelong practice. Welcome Amy to Life Balance Yoga & Wellness!