Our Team

Your Wellness Professionals



                           As owner of RIYC, Alyssa strives to create an authentic and welcoming 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 Institute of Integrative Nutrition. 




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). 



Katherine Tompkins is a yoga teacher specializing in Power Yoga, Yoga Tone, and Vinyasa style classes. A 200-hr certified yoga instructor, she has taught since receiving her certification in 2015. It’s Katherine’s goal to find new ways to strengthen the community through yoga & fitness. Her classes create a space that is supportive, accessible, and welcoming to all.

Through her own practice, Katherine’s found just how tightly connected our mind and bodies are, and has learned that by strengthening one, we strengthen the other. Her yoga and fitness journey has taught her ways of managing symptoms of depression and ADHD such as improving her focus, mood regulation, stress management skills, and energy, along with increasing her overall physical health. It’s her mission to guide her students to finding similar benefits through their own practice and deepen their mind-body connection.



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. She meticulously combines yogic philosophy, mindfulness, and movement to create a theme for each class. Some themes include the Chakras, the Earth’s elements, and pulling cards from her Wild Unknown Animal Spirit deck. She encourages her students to find their strength through vinyasa flow and enjoys teaching gentle-style classes to allow individuals to slow down, and to acknowledge their way of thinking. Yoga can be life changing and she hopes to
inspire others to find their own love for the practice and to keep coming back to their mat because it makes them feel empowered 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 birds on the beautiful Rhode Island coast.


Emily is driven by a passion for helping others attain a well rounded healthy lifestyle. Emily entered the fitness industry in 2005.  She now holds certifications in personal training, pilates, group fitness, barre, boxing, spin, yoga 1 and nutrition coaching. In March 2020 she also opened her own women's only boot camp. 


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With teacher trainings from Bali and India, a 200 hour certified Teacher in Classical Hatha Yoga & Spiritual Heart Meditation from RYS Akasha Yoga Academy in Ubud, and a 200 hour Certified Teacher in Multi Style Yoga from RYS Shree Hari Yoga School in Gorkana, India, Lucy’s ability to tailor yoga classes, from restorative to soothe tired bodies, to more energizing dynamic flows, her care and love for yoga, her students and sharing her passion makes each class a special experience.

For the last 5 years Lucy has taught yoga around the world for the Surf & Adventure retreats she hosts, Mad To Live Retreats, and at numerous hostels and surf camps, in places such as Morocco, Costa Rica, Portugal, Nicaragua and more.

Currently based back in her home state of Rhode Island, Lucy is excited to have found a home for her yogi heart here with the RIYC family.


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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.




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. 


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