Our Team

Your Wellness Professionals

 

Alyssa

                           As owner of RIYC, Alyssa strives to create an authentic Yoga environment.  Positivity and ability to make the yoga practice “light and fun” best represents who Alyssa is as a teacher.   Alyssa holds true to those qualities in all aspects of life.  Yoga, and its portrayal of some postures can be intimidating.  Alyssa creates a Yoga experience where the student is able to let go of life’s pressures and find enjoyment within the practice.  She creates a time where the student can learn about and develop their personal practice and have a good time (while breaking a sweat!). Overall Alyssa’s goal is to contribute positivity to the day of the student and have them feeling accomplished, relaxed and centered.

     Alyssa finds most enjoyment leading Vinyasa flow which improves both cardio health and strength.  Vinyasa flow practitioners leave feeling balanced and powerful! She has continued to develop her talents and focus as a teacher with many Yoga classes, workshops and trainings with her teacher. Alyssa is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and a Holistic Health Coach through the Insitute of Integrative Nutrition. 

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.

Jessica

Jessica is a therapist by background, and brings her understanding of the mind-body connection and passion for physical activity to her yoga classes. Jessica teaches to the accessibility of yoga for every person, with the intention to create space for mindfulness, awareness, and connection to a state of flow.

 

Jessica has been practicing yoga for 11 years. What started as a physical practice to complement competitive swimming, running, and triathlons, transformed her to realize a deeper path to freedom and healing. She has been inspired by the practice of moving energy and breath to bring focus to the present moment and quiet the mind.  Jessica received her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification from Live, Love, Teach, and looks forward to sharing her enthusiasm for this inspiring practice.

Meg

Megan is a mother of two growing boys, an artist, a practicing yogi for over fourteen years, and a teacher of vinyasa yoga. Megan is a certified registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). 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.

Jenna

Alyssa

                           As owner of RIYC, Alyssa strives to create an authentic Yoga environment.  Positivity and ability to make the yoga practice “light and fun” best represents who Alyssa is as a teacher.   Alyssa holds true to those qualities in all aspects of life.  Yoga, and its portrayal of some postures can be intimidating.  Alyssa creates a Yoga experience where the student is able to let go of life’s pressures and find enjoyment within the practice.  She creates a time where the student can learn about and develop their personal practice and have a good time (while breaking a sweat!). Overall Alyssa’s goal is to contribute positivity to the day of the student and have them feeling accomplished, relaxed and centered.

     Alyssa finds most enjoyment leading Vinyasa flow which improves both cardio health and strength.  Vinyasa flow practitioners leave feeling balanced and powerful! She has continued to develop her talents and focus as a teacher with many Yoga classes, workshops and trainings with her teacher. Alyssa is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and a Holistic Health Coach through the Insitute of Integrative Nutrition. 

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.

Jessica

Jessica is a therapist by background, and brings her understanding of the mind-body connection and passion for physical activity to her yoga classes. Jessica teaches to the accessibility of yoga for every person, with the intention to create space for mindfulness, awareness, and connection to a state of flow.

 

Jessica has been practicing yoga for 11 years. What started as a physical practice to complement competitive swimming, running, and triathlons, transformed her to realize a deeper path to freedom and healing. She has been inspired by the practice of moving energy and breath to bring focus to the present moment and quiet the mind.  Jessica received her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification from Live, Love, Teach, and looks forward to sharing her enthusiasm for this inspiring practice.

Meg

Megan is a mother of two growing boys, an artist, a practicing yogi for over fourteen years, and a teacher of vinyasa yoga. Megan is a certified registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). 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.

Jenna

Jenna’s yoga journey started at Moda Yoga in New York City. She quickly fell in love with the grace, physicality, and depth of the practice.  Jenna’s dharma driven yoga classes incorporate creative sequencing and powerful vinyasa flow.  Though you will be sure to get a sweat on, her classes begin and end with meditation as a means to ground oneself in gratitude, peace, and stillness.  Jenna’s chakra based sequencing emphasizes the connection between the mind, body, and breath, leaving her students feeling lighter and brighter.

 

She is 200 hour Vinyasa certified through Laughing Lotus in New York City.  The foundation of Jenna’s yogic practice is the recognition that everything one needs in life is within.  In A Path With Heart, Jack Kornfield states, “that which we were running around the world seeking is here at our door.  Over and over again we learn this simplicity.”  For Jenna, yoga is the catalyst to unearthing our own inner peace that has been there all the while. 

 

In addition to teaching yoga, Jenna also teaches High School Biology and Marine Science.  If not in the yoga studio or classroom, you can find Jenna enjoying the ocean or the mountains, her happiest of places. 

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