Cassia DeFrank, RYT
Cassia always felt a strong connection between body, mind, and spirit. While training in martial arts for many years, Cassia learned the benefits of movement matched with breath to create life energy (chi) within the body. This practice led her to yoga. Both practices of martial arts and yoga promote self healing using ancient, holistic techniques. Cassia holds a 200 hour yoga certification from studying under Nancy Kearon, ERYT. She opened Sunrise Studio as a yoga and wellness center in 2015 as a way to share yoga and its benefits with the community.
Erin Meyers, CYT
Erin Meyers, CYT, has studied Hatha Yoga for over twelve years. She first fell in love with yoga while taking classes. She began to notice a personal transformation even before becoming enlightened to the proven benefits of yoga. This transformation included increased self-esteem, decreased stress, and a heightened intuitive awareness of her own health and body. She found that after practicing yoga, she slept like a baby, carried herself with improved posture, and felt a general sense of contentedness. Wanting to spread the benefits of yoga to others, she earned her 200-hour certification in 2012 under Paula (Padmasri) Mari Tepedino and Cheryl Paulison. Now, with an understanding of yoga on many deeper levels, her teaching style reflects influences in the Kripalu, Vinyasa and Iyengar traditions.
Nancy Kearon, ERYT
Nancy has been living and sharing yoga for over a decade. She began her yoga journey in NH with Maureen Miller and moved deeper into her practice while studying at the Himilayan Institute in PA. She continues her studies with Dharma Mittra, Sharon Gannon, Krishna Das and many others.
It has been a blessing for Nancy, to be able to share this yoga journey with her daughter, Amelia. Nancy is the director and owner of RYS, Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Program. She also leads Reiki certification and Reiki Master Teacher programs. “Yoga is a beautiful journey, simply show up on your mat and let the journey begin!” Follow Nancy on Facebook.
Denise Kay, ERYT
Denise Kay was a modern dancer and dance teacher who became more and more fascinated with the mind, body connection of movement and how it relates to our well-being. She studied a variety of movement modalities including various styles of yoga and through vinyasa yoga (linking movement through the breath) found the movement modality that brings the spirit of each one of us to a whole new level.
Denise became certified with Raji Thron of Yoga Synthesis in 1999 and holds a 500-hour certification in Dynamic Yoga with Delia Quigley. In May of 2010 she became certified with Elysabeth Williamson in Partner Based Yoga where the blend of Thai massage and yoga come together creating classes in Compassion, Trust and Sharing. Presently, Denise teaches daily vinyasa style yoga based upon the 5 Techniques of Yoga. She is currently studying yoga therapy with Dr. Timothy McCall and Eliana Moreira McCall. Denise is a certified massage therapist since 1987 and a Thai Yoga massage therapist.
Roe Pechy, RYT
As a long time group exercise teacher and yoga student, Roe has experienced how a yoga practice can empower and awaken someone in so many ways. This led Roe to devote herself to being in the service of helping others through yoga. Roe became certified with Denise Kay, ERYT.
Julie Lain-Trilling, CYT
Julie has always felt a powerful connection between body movement and awareness with the healing of oneself and the acceptance for who we are. At an early age, Julie started dancing and found her way to Dance Expression and became an active member of the Company. She then “came home” to the practice of yoga and began studying with Denise Kay. After years of self study and practice, she decided to continue her journey and completed the 200 hour Ha-Tha Yoga Method teacher training with Delia Quigley and Denise Kay. Julie loves to see the wonder and magic of the world through the eyes of children and feels that yoga supports and fosters the natural growth and development of the young. Julie has been blessed and honored to have studied with Jose Luis Cabezas, Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones, Jeanne-Marie Derrick and Keki Dadachanji. Julie is a homeschooling mom of three amazing children and currently lives in Sandyston.