Lindsay Helwig O’Hara
Lindsay became certified in Classical Hatha Yoga in 2010 and has practiced yoga since 1998. She continues to study with and assist her teacher Cathy Mann of the Yoga Studio in Millis, MA. In January 2017, Lindsay became the new owner of River House Yoga. Lindsay enjoys making yoga accessible to everyone and fosters a deep sense of community through her yoga classes. In her quest to understand and embody natural healing Lindsay has studied medicinal herbs, meditation, Thai yoga bodywork, natural childbirth and holistic nutrition. She has worked extensively in the natural products industry and is knowledgeable about supplements, natural body care and holistic health. Lindsay blends this experience into every one of her yoga classes to facilitate deep relaxation and inner peace. You can expect a gentle, therapeutic, heart-centered approach in Lindsay's yoga classes. She teaches a balanced sequence of safely aligned postures, breath work, and relaxation, integrating props when necessary. Lindsay tailors her teaching approach to the needs of each individual while also balancing the needs of the class as a whole. She also believes in constantly refining and improving her teaching repertoire through continuing to study with the best teachers in the field. Lindsay is currently working towards a certification in Iyengar Yoga under the mentorship of Rebecca Weisman of the Iyengar Yoga Center of Vermont. She lives off the grid in East Montpelier and loves spending her time alternately lounging and weeding in extensive herb gardens and orchards during the growing season!
Katherine received her 200 hour teacher certification in 2007 with Mimi Loureiro at O2 Yoga (www.o2yoga.com) in Somerville, MA. Prior to 2007, she began practicing yoga to achieve purely physical goals- not expecting the practice to become such a central and integral part of her life. Yoga has brought a sense of balance, peace and mindfulness not only on her mat, but in her personal and corporate life. Katherine’s teaching style and training uses many principals of Astanga Yoga with a more creative and less predictable vinyasa-flow format. A native of Plainfield, VT, Katherine is excited to be back home and looks forward to continuing to give to students the joy and passion of yoga that she has received from so many knowledgeable, wonderful and supportive teachers.
Fascinated by the connection of breath and movement, alignment and balance, Roseanne began to practice yoga in 1992 with local teachers in the central Vermont area. Yoga quickly became an important aspect of her life in finding strength, flexibility, and stress relief, and incorporating the concepts of alignment and breath with movement throughout daily living.
Being a special educator for the past 25 years, Roseanne needed movement and change, and sought out certification to teach yoga through Burlington Yoga and completed her 200-hour teacher training in May, 2016 with Piper/Candra Prabha and is certified with Yoga Alliance. She continues to practice with Candra and other teachers in the area. Roseanne seeks to link the benefits of yoga to the field of mental health. Living in Plainfield with her family, she is also a passionate homesteader.
Her goal in teaching is to share the benefits of bringing yoga into daily motion, while developing balance, peace, and a sense of calm in a strong body both individually and globally.
In Roseanne’s classes, you will experience a light-hearted hatha yoga flow with elements of aromatherapy and music.
Abigail Feldman has been practicing Yoga for over 18 years in many different studios in Vermont, New York City, and beyond with some amazing teachers to which she owes her well rounded practice to. Drawing from this diverse background, Abigail teaches Vinyasa which integrates movement and breath into a moving meditation set into a creative and mindful sequence. She strives to teach a safe, honest and balanced practice that honors that not all bodies move and are made the same way, but are brought together by Yoga. Abigail received her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training from Laughing River Yoga in Burlington, Vermont in May 2018. In addition to yoga, she has a Masters in Photography and has photographed everything to weddings, dance performances, vegetables & flowers, and of course yoga studios. She is an avid gardener of both flowers and veggies, and works at dog training facility. Abigail lives in Woodbury, VT with her family and animal kids.
Julie's teaching style emerges from the health philosophy that she believes in: connection to both inner and outer nature, mindfulness coupled with compassion and gentleness, and the gifts of revealing of our innate dignity. Julie holds in heart that within each individual there is a seed of goodness, unable to be scarified, that is awaiting the waters of attention and care to blossom.
Julie began practicing yoga as a young teen and received a 200hr YTT through Kripalu in 2010. Since then she has studied with various teachers, sat and served multiple Vipassana courses, and spent time in workshops and retreats at Shambhala centers. All the while she nurtures her daily practice of both movement and mindfulness. Her class offerings range from gentle and restorative to vinyasa and flow. Either way her aim is just the same: focus on breathe while the body takes different shapes to access the place deep within that is spacious, open and unchanged. She also intends deeply that the classes are available to all; whether they have done movement or meditation before or are new to such practices.
Lisa discovered yoga in her last year of high school and continued taking classes with a variety of teachers throughout her college years. In 1982 she moved to Vermont and began teaching yoga in Essex Junction, Stowe and Montpelier. After traveling through Europe for 5 months she settled in Paris, France in 1986 where she has been teaching to groups and individuals for over 20 years. She received her Yoga Teacher's Diploma from Soleil d'Or, Indian Cultural Center in Paris, in the tradition of Sri Aurobindo. She has studied a wide variety of yogic traditions including Iyengar, Vinyassa, Satyananda , Kundalini Tantra, Kriya and Nada yoga, as well as many major philosophical texts of Raja Yoga and Vedanta.
Her classes have included 6 year olds and 96 year olds, teaching in elementary schools and nursing homes. For the past 6 years she has led several groups of yoga for mentally disabled adults. Twice a year she offers weekend workshops in Normandy, France. Lisa has returned to Vermont to teach yoga every summer for over 30 years and is coming again this summer to River House Yoga in Plainfield. Lisa's teaching style is gentle yet deep, paying close attention to her students, helping to individually adapt postures when necessary. She includes breathing practice and a brief meditation at the end of each class. An exploration of alignment and the subtle aspects of centering oneself.