Our Team

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Katharine Scalora

Teaches:
Aerial Yoga All Levels, Aerial Yoga Deconstructed, Functional Aerial Yoga Flow, Midday Yoga Flow, Candlelight Restorative Yoga

Upcoming Workshop:

High Flyers Club


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.

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Lora Markova

Teaches:
Aerial Yoga Essentials, Aerial Yoga All Levels, Slow Flow Yoga, Candlelight Restorative Yoga

Upcoming Workshop:

Inner Peace: Floating Meditation

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.

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Kelly Mayes

Teaches:
Aerial Yoga Essentials, Midday Yoga Flow

Upcoming Workshops:

Handstand & Inversion Workshop, Head Over Heels: Valentine Partner Aerial Yoga

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.

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Stephanie Coutant-Matsen

Teaches:
Tween/Teen Aerial, Free Your Hips Aerial Yoga

Upcoming Workshops: 
Parent Child Aerial Yoga, Aerial Yoga Date Night

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.

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Katy Shander-Reynolds

Teaches:
Aerial Yoga Essentials, Power Aerial Yoga, Earth & Aerial Yoga Kids

Upcoming Events:

Aerial Yoga Ladies Night Out

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.

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Keri Straka

Teaches:
Restorative Aerial Yoga, Art & Aerial Yoga workshop series

Upcoming Workshops:
Art & Aerial: Clay Sculpture & Yoga

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.

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Krista Gordon

Teaches:
Earth & Aerial Yoga Kids

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!

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Victoria Lorenzi

Teaches:
Happy Hour Yoga

Victoria’s yoga journey started in 2010, when she enrolled in a teen yoga class with a friend. She had participated in many sports and other forms of exercise, but the grounding quality, the quiet confidence and the community, rather than competitiveness, of this new practice are what made her continue on through high school and into college. While attending Keene State College’s art program, Victoria discovered that Sadhana Yoga School was just a short walk from her campus. So, during her junior year, she enrolled in the school’s 200-hour yoga teacher training program, and by her senior year, she was already teaching regular yoga classes. Since then, she has taken a variety of yoga trainings to broaden her scope. While pregnant, in 2018, she also completed a Reiki Level 1 certification and taught yoga classes up until the day her son was born. The strength of her breathwork, which had been sharpened over a decade of disciplined practice, steadied her childbirth, kept her focused, and made her the talk of the labor and delivery department. In addition to increasing her mindfulness, Victoria’s yoga practice has also made her the most flexible and balanced she has ever been. Her classes follow Ashtanga style yoga, connecting breath work with the flow of the poses, but she has also taught hot, power and restorative yoga. Her aim is to have yogis leaving class feeling inspired, energized, and at ease in their minds and in their bodies.

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We are located on the 3rd floor of the Landing at Hudson Mills.

There are three parking lots for the building. The back parking lot (accessed via Houghton Ct) is a little further away and will require a short walk up and down a flight of stairs to access the building.

 

There are two entrances to the building. If you enter from the front/main entrance, marked Building B-elevator entrance, the elevator is immediately on your left. Do not go in through the door marked Building C-Stairwell. If entering from the back of the building, follow the hallway signs to the elevator. We are on the 3rd floor, directly to the left of the elevator. See you there!