Our Team

Your Wellness Professionals

 

Caroline

Hi! My name is Caroline Anna Rose. I am the new owner of RIYC. I was introduced to yoga at RIYC in 2017 when I was 20 years old in my sophomore year of engineering & it has changed the course of my life. I am inspired to keep holding space for the wonderful community here at RIYC while building us up to introduce yoga to more new yogis every day, helping our community to stay fit, aligned and loving. 

Caroline has been a part of the yoga community since 2017, she became 200 hr certified online throughout COVID and dove into teaching through research and inspiration. Her teaching is inspired by her previous yoga teachers, mentors and badass women she has met through her yoga journey. Caroline focuses on alignment while leading you through creative flowing sequencing, frequently quing breath to movement. She flows to indie, folk, electronic, fun flowing music, while drawing out your best energy & intricate focus. Caroline will bring you to  challenge yourself while fun in a room of powerful energies. 

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Meg

Megan is a mother of two growing boys, an artist, a practicing yogi for over fourteen years, and a teacher of vinyasa yoga. Her passion for yoga began as a natural way to fight anxiety and depression and become the best version of herself. Through her yoga practice, regular meditation, and painting, Megan seeks to bring peace and calmness into her life and the lives of others. Megan is a certified registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). 

Nicole D

Nicole received her RYT 200 certification from the Authentic Yoga Teacher Training at the Estudio Casa Del Sol in Montanita, Ecuador in 2018. Nicole likes to take her students on a physical and spiritual journey. Her creative and dynamic flows combine yogic philosophy, mindfulness, and breath to movement. To keep students engaged in their practice, she enjoys teaching thematic classes along with groovy playlists. Some themes include Animal Embodiment flows, the Chakras, and the Earth’s elements. Nicole is a wildlife biologist and to bridge the gap of her love for yoga and all things nature, she likes to encourage her students to feel more connected to themselves and the earth. She inspires her students to find their strength through a powerful vinyasa flow, offering challenging poses to work towards. Yoga can be life changing and she hopes to inspire others to find their own love for the practice because it makes them feel empowered, strong, and more connected to their mind, body, and soul. 

When she is not teaching yoga, Nicole is a full-time graduate student at URI and works as a wildlife biologist studying shorebirds on the Rhode Island coast.

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Emily

Emily has been in the fitness industry since 2005 after leaving the financial world and starting a family. With her passion for health and helping others she has become a Certified Personal Trainer who also hold certifications in Pilates, Barre, Spin, Boxing and Fitness Instruction. She is a Certified Nutrition Coach, Owner of her own outdoor boot camp and a 200hr certified Yoga Instructor. She and her husband Paul have four children together and a  (very spoiled) dog. Hobbies include paddle boarding, hiking, and being with her family. Blessed to love what she does,  she is often heard calling RIYC her happy place.

Beverly

Along with a 200-hour certification as a Pranotthan yoga teacher and breath facilitator, Beverly holds a certification in nutrition and also earned her certification as a wellness coach from Wellcoaches School of Coaching. Her desire to become a yoga teacher evolved through her personal yoga practice.  Beverly’s passion is to guide others on their individual path of wellness and the union of mind, body and spirit.

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Nicole G

Nicole has been in the health and wellness space for over 25 years. She is a certified fitness instructor teaching a variety of class styles throughout the years.  She enjoys sharing her love of fitness, yoga, mindfulness and wellbeing in and outside of her classes. Yoga plays an important role in her wellbeing by not only helping manage anxiety but to help balance her mentally and physically. As a mindfulness instructor, coach and wellness business owner, she understands the importance of the mind/body connection and benefits of creating a practice that works for you!

As a teacher, Nicole strives to create a welcoming, light and open feeling in her classes and hopes that everyone leaves feeling stronger mentally and physically and empowered to manage the stresses that our daily life can bring us. 

Isabella

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Kelsey

Kelsey received her RYT-200 certification in 2018 with Yoga 4 Change, an organization in Florida that provides yoga to populations who have experienced trauma. She has also completed a 35 hour yin yoga training, and additional trainings in trauma-informed and adaptive yoga, as well as Baptiste power yoga. Kelsey strives to create a space in her classes where her students can feel secure, accepted, and empowered to engage in present-moment awareness and self-inquiry. Kelsey originally began practicing yoga as a way to heal her own trauma and relationship with her body, and continues to do so every day. She enjoys teaching a variety of yoga styles, including yin, power/vinyasa, chair, yoga nidra, and breathwork and meditation. When not teaching yoga, Kelsey is spending time with her infant daughter, two big dogs, and her partner, or working as a clinical social worker and psychotherapist.

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Maddy

Maddy received her yoga teacher certification in 2021 through Core Power Yoga, specializing in Yoga Sculpt and Power Yoga. Her aim is to make yoga more accessible, fun and motivating for everyone who take her class. When she is not teaching yoga, she is tinkering away in her laboratory as a graduate student at the University of Rhode Island pursuing her PhD in physical chemistry. Maddy initially became interested in yoga as a low impact way to heal from the lasting impacts of her four orthopedic surgeries as a teenager. Since then, yoga has allowed her to reconnect with her body and eliminate chronic pain, while also strengthening her mental health and building confidence along the way.

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Annie

Annie began her yoga practice here at Rhode Island Yoga Center. She participated in her first class in 2014 when the studio first opened and instantly fell in love with the way her mind and body felt walking out of class! She began working at the studio and moved on to complete her 200-hour RYT certification at

RIYC in 2017. Annie graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor’s in Nutrition and Dietetics during that same time and has a strong passion for health and wellness. Practicing yoga has been her way of bringing together the physical and mental aspects of health and wellness. She believes that by building this self-love and respect for our physical bodies through yoga and nutrition, we are better able to spread this positive energy to others! Annie inspires students to respect themselves and their bodies through powerful and creative vinyasa flow combined with aspects of mental centering and grounding.

Ayla

Discovering the power of yoga in 2015, Ayla dived deep into the community in pursuit of healing herself, and those around her. In the spring of 2017, she took the next step and became a 200hr registered yoga teacher. She loves to incorporate Reiki, music, essential oils, and incense in her yoga practice - her goal is to strengthen the mind and body, and their connection with each other in a therapeutic environment.

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Kristi

Kristi is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher, Health Coach, Personal Trainer, and Mediation Mentor on a mission to empower everyone she meets to live in their sublime authenticity! After Kristi started experiencing how a regular yoga practice positively impacted her mind and body, not only on the mat but also in her everyday life, she knew she wanted to help share this versatile practice with as many people as possible. Kristi's passion for music and movement creates a fun and relaxed environment for all levels to experience Vinyasa-style flow's lengthening and strengthening benefits. So come as you are, however you are, and expect to leave her class feeling rejuvenated and empowered! 

Brenna

Brenna did her 200 hour Integrative Vinyasa yoga teacher training with Coral Brown.  She brings a welcoming environment and an inspired practice to her classes.  You can expect a Vinyasa layer to her Power Yoga classes with the connection of breathe and body at the center.  Brenna found her personal practice years ago, when she was pregnant with her first daughter.  Along with helping her physical body, yoga gave her many tools to help stay centered and mindful in any situation.  She meets every student where they are and creates a space for wellbeing.  

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Kristen

Kristen is a mother of 2, a high school English teacher, short filmmaker and a practicing yogi for the last 15 years. Her light-hearted spirit and playful nature encourages students to find comfort within their own practice and a safe place on their mats. Kristen believe yoga is for everybody and every BODY. She is a 200 hr RYT and dedicated to being a life-long learner  she is currently studying for her 500 hr certification. 

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