Katharine began her yoga journey in 1999. She is a certified yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance and has nearly 1000 hours of teaching experience. She loves teaching both mat and aerial yoga classes, and her passion about the benefits of both grows as her knowledge deepens with ongoing study of new ideas and research. Katharine's mat classes are typically a slower flow, as it allows time to move mindfully from a place of steady strength, to focus on sensation, and to refine alignment, all with a sense of curiosity and lightheartedness. Her aerial classes are playful and exploratory. She will encourage you to take some risks and see your practice expand in ways you might not anticipate. Katharine's teaching style has been influenced by studying yoga biomechanics with Jules Mitchell and apprenticing with Jacqui Bonwell.
Lora has been practicing yoga around the world for nearly 20 years. Having personally enjoyed its tremendous physical and psychological benefits, she loves to help others experience them, too. She has been a Yoga Alliance registered teacher since 2012 and has more than 1,000 teaching hours under her belt. Lora focuses on using deep, full breaths to gently flow through a sequence of poses, carefully designed to stretch, strengthen, and open different areas of the body. While her classes are slow and strong, Lora always gives her students a range of options, so they can move at their own flexibility and ability levels. She uses subtle, hands-on adjustments to both deepen and improve the student’s practice. Lora’s classes will help you increase your physical and emotional awareness and walk away feeling reenergized, rejuvenated, reconnected, and refocused.
Kelly found yoga at a time when she needed it most. Deepening her personal practice gave her newfound confidence and inspiration and allowed her to uncover a passion for teaching. Since completing her 200-hour yoga teacher training through One Voice, Kelly has been able to share her love for yoga with her community. She believes that each yoga pose is a unique expression of the body that should be honored and respected. In her classes, Kelly likes to create a held space, where her students can further explore and understand their bodies, while maintaining strength and integrity.
Stephanie has worked in the healthcare, fitness and dance industries for 30+ years and holds a BA in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work. She first experienced yoga in 1999, and found it to be the natural next step on her path, marrying the health of the body, mind and soul, and addressing the well-being of the whole individual. Since then, she has studied a wide variety of yoga modalities, systems and traditions, receiving her 200-hour yoga teacher certification from the school of Integrative Yoga Therapy in 2006. Stephanie is a longtime member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and holds certificates in ChildLight Yoga, Unnata Aerial Yoga, Yoga 4 Classrooms, Eat, Breathe, Thrive Yoga and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction through the Center for Mindfulness and UMASS Medical Center. Before moving to Massachusetts in 2008, Stephanie was the sole proprietor of “YogaSpace” in central Ohio, where she offered group classes and private sessions in a physical therapy and rehabilitation setting. She enjoys working with groups and individuals, as well as diverse and specialty populations. She believes wholeheartedly in meeting students where they are in their practice and helping them to learn and bring personal and practical applications of yoga to daily life, on and off the mat.
Katy has been an elementary school teacher since 1992. In 2016, she decided to test herself and face her fear of the silks, only to fall deeply in love with aerial yoga and its ability to combine mindfulness, body awareness and physical challenge. Three years and hundreds of aerial yoga classes later, Katy completed her Aerial Yoga Teacher Training with Katharine, and is now thrilled to be able to share her love of the practice with others. Her teaching style is deeply rooted in a Montessori philosophy, which seeks to provide guidance in new learning, while encouraging independence and exploration.
Coming from a background in sculpture, with a Master of Fine Art in ceramics, Keri has been teaching yoga in the Greater Boston area since 2015. As an avid yogi and an enthusiastic life-long learner, Keri completed both her 200-hour yoga teacher training and her 500-hour certifications with Jacqui Bonwell. In addition, she is a certified Radiant Child Yoga Teacher (Level I&II), a Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, level II Reiki Healer, and Aireal Yoga instructor. Keri specializes in teaching all levels of vinyasa and aerial yoga classes that are centered on cultivating healthy and safe functional movement. With this foundation, practitioners in her classes create an awareness of how to shift stagnant patterns to create deeper physical harmony. Keri is motivated by curiosity, creativity and compassion for the individual human experience. Her classes are playful, lighthearted and accessible to all.
After over 20 years of teaching dance in and around Massachusetts, and having two children of her own, Krista found a new passion for teaching yoga and using other holistic health approaches with children. She became a certified kids yoga instructor through ChildLight Yoga, a Usui Reiki Practitioner, and a Wellness Advocate for doTERRA Essential Oils. Having two children with anxiety and sensory regulation issues and using these practices at home, brought Krista the idea for her business, Tranquil Little One, which was founded in March 2019. Through a mix of interactive yoga poses, breathing exercises and mindfulness techniques, Krista teaches children simple coping strategies that leave them feeling empowered and in control. Children can use these strategies to curb anxiety, ground down, find stillness and quieten the mind at any time—before a test, stepping on stage, going to bed or studying—by tapping into their senses, using visualizations and employing other effective methods. Krista is excited to bring her area of expertise to Earth & Aerial Yoga and looks forward to working on the mat with your children!
Bianca Fantoni walked into her first yoga class at the age of fourteen. She was dealing with some health issues, and her grandmother took her there to try an alternative route of wellness and healing. While these issues, unfortunately, eventually required a major surgery, this was the start of a lifelong passion for yoga. Not only did yoga help her recover physically, but also allowed her to clear some mental space. Anxiety no longer consumed her, and she was able to slow her mind and really focus on the healing benefits of yoga. Bianca went on to attempt some conventional schooling paths, but her desire to help others transform and heal their own lives through yoga remained her true passion. In 2014, she became certified to teach transformational yoga at Sanctuary Studios in Plymouth, MA under Michelle Fleming. Her style is a balanced vinyasa flow, with a strong focus on alignment and anatomy. She also enjoys teaching restorative and yin classes, as well as practicing yoga at home with her son and twin daughters.
After suffering a back injury at the age of 16, Lindsey was recommended to start practicing yoga by a physical therapist. Not only did yoga dramatically increase her mobility, but also decreased the pain associated with the injury, and even helped her tackle her lifelong struggle with anxiety. Practicing yoga soothed her body, mind, and soul. With increased curiosity about the yogic history and lifestyle, Lindsey took a course in college about the philosophy of yoga. It was then that she realized she wanted to become a yoga teacher and dive below the surface of just the physical practice. In the summer of 2018, Lindsey completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training and, soon after, earned her aerial yoga teaching certification from Earth & Aerial Yoga, under the guidance of Katharine Scalora. Lindsey's style of teaching includes breath work, body awareness, Reiki healing, and the idea of practicing yogic philosophy on and off the mat. Lindsey’s hope is to help others find balance and peace within themselves.