OUR TEAM


 

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JoEllen is the owner of Providence Power Yoga and RYT 500 yoga teacher. Her very first yoga class was a Baptiste Power Vinyasa class. The feeling she had after class was a mix of joy, relief and a little anxiety. But she had found her home. JoEllen’s background is in Baptiste Yoga, having completed over 200 hours at Baptiste Level I and Level II, and The Art of Assisting. In 2014, she completed Theresa Murphy’s 500 hour Advanced Teacher Training which emphasized the subtle body and therapeutic yoga. JoEllen has attended numerous workshops and continuing education series including a seven week Yinyasa series led by Theresa Murphy. JoEllen’s classes could be described as alignment based vinyasa, and her teaching style is skillful, encouraging and supportive.
STUDIO MANAGER/TEACHER DEVELOPMENT/YOGA TEACHER Julie completed her first teacher training through Sivananda Yoga at their Ashram in Grass Valley, CA in 2005. She began teaching shortly after receiving her certification. In 2007/2008, she completed a Vinyasa Yoga teacher training with Tom Gillette at Eyes of the World Yoga. She completed a 500 hour Advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher Training with Theresa Murphy and Dan Boyne, and is eternally grateful for their guidance, wisdom, humor and friendship. Julie continually looks for opportunities to expand her offerings and has most recently participated in Restorative Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga  and Yoga Kurunta (wall ropes) training with her primary teacher, Theresa Murphy. During the summer of 2016, she completed a Yin Yoga teacher training with Josh Summers. Julie currently teaches Heated Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin Yoga.
STUDIO MANAGER/FRONT DESK MANAGER
Jillian is a certified Yoga Sculpt teacher through CorePower Yoga. After discovering yoga eight years ago as a restorative form of exercise following four years of college volleyball, she quickly discovered the total realm of benefits this practice can provide. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island with her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Kinesiology and is fascinated with the study of the body through movement. She has a deep connection with music and the effects it has on her practice in both Sculpt classes and Vinyasa Flow. She was drawn to teaching Yoga Sculpt classes for the energy provided through the combination of music and a whole-body workout, while maintaining traditional yoga principles. When she isn’t in the studio, she can be found fighting for mat space with her two dogs while practicing in her living room."
Noelle is a 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher. She came to her practice at 17, teaching herself postures and sequences from a yoga book, quickly developing a very strong, committed home practice. She fell in love with the intensity of holding the physical postures, the creativity of creating her own sequences and the freedom to explore; which eventually led her to teaching. Noelle attended the University of Rhode Island where she studied Kinesiology with a focus in exercise science. In 2013 she completed her Level 1 YogaFit certification and taught yoga at the Anna Fascitelli Fitness and Wellness Center at the University of Rhode Island. She completed her teacher training at Raffa Yoga in December 2015. Noelle brings her playful spirit, humor, and love for yoga to her classes; as well as her strong background in anatomy and understanding of the body in motion. Noelle teaches from an authentic place with the intention of presenting yoga in a way that is accessible for everyone. Classes are mindfully taught to draw attention to alignment and towards cultivating strength. Noelle teaches creative sequences to the backdrop of carefully crafted playlists that compliment the progression of the class and enhance the overall experience.
After taking her first yoga class Erica was instantly hooked. The clarity and mindfulness along with a powerful workout kept her coming back for more, and ignited a passion in her to share this love for Yoga with others. Erica completed her 200-hour teacher training at Yoga One, a Live Love Teach affiliate studio. She loves the idea of Yoga as a practice where the learning never stops. Erica enjoys teaching classes where students are encouraged to go beyond what they think is possible so they leave feeling empowered, energized, and rejuvenated. She strives to create a class vibe where breath and flow combine to create a beautiful release of tension, stress and worry. Creative, challenging sequences help students get out of their heads and connect to body and mind.

 

Amanda is an artist at heart. Having studied Fine Art and Photography during college, this sensitivity is at the core of everything she does. Her receptivity to beauty and form naturally provides an element that informs her teaching. Amanda has been a student of yoga for many years, but her journey as a teacher began with the completion of her 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training with Eoin Finn. The style of yoga she offers is an alignment focused and breath based form of vinyasa that encourages students to slow down and connect to themselves. Her greatest hope is that each student may rediscover the beauty in their own lives and through this cultivate a stronger connection to their truest self.
Liz is a 200 & 500 hr certified teacher. She was introduced to yoga at the ripe age of 16. Liz believes that there are many gifts to be discovered through the practice of yoga beyond physical transformation. Her passion is to help people on the yogic path through self-inquiry, physical practice and meditation.

She has studied with Raffa Yoga and Fluid Yoga. She is forever grateful to her teachers Kevan Gale and Betty Riaz who have helped her transform from a vinyasa practitioner to life-long student of dharma.

Liz is a lover travel, adventure, food and fun! She loves to share this energy in her classes, the flows are intelligent, dynamic and robust. You can expect an eclectic sequence, playlist and theme in your classes with Liz.


Steve began practicing yoga in 2011 in an effort to find a new approach to personal fitness. The practice of yoga evolved into a daily part of his life. He feels as though the mental and spiritual benefits quickly began to overshadow the physical benefits. Through the practice, he developed a calmer, more compassionate self in addition to achieving a new level of physical fitness. This led to his decision to participate in a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training with Theresa Murphy. He began teaching shortly after completing the program in 2014.  Steve continues to seek out avenues to grow his personal practice and teaching style. His classes typically involve smooth, strong movements and focused attention to alignment and breath, allowing for his students to feel and explore into each posture.
Shannah has been practicing and teaching yoga for 16 years. From the start of her journey with Iyengar Yoga and the esteemed teacher, Patricia Walden, she knew she had found her life’s path and calling. She went on to get certifications from Kripalu Center and Eyes of the World Yoga Center in Providence. A perpetual student, throughout the years, she continues to do yoga trainings, workshops and classes. She is honored to have studied with many wonderful teachers including Rodney Yee, Shiva Rae, Seane Corne, Eric Shiffman, Richard Freeman, David Swenson, Kathryn Budig, Barbara Benaugh, Rolf Gates, Schyler Grant, Paul Grilley and Annie Carpenter. Her eclectic style draws from many styles and traditions, and is ever evolving. Her classes are known for being challenging, contemplative, mindful, precise, passionate & empowering. “The practice of yoga has been a personal lifeline, a means of navigating everything in my life. Embracing the moment to moment experience, I am continually brought back to mindful attention and conscious choice. Yoga and teaching keeps me grounded and grateful.”
 
Angie Hartley is a yogi, dancer, choreographer and teacher. She completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training at the Kripalu School of Yoga in 2015. Angie is is fifth grade teacher in Cranston public schools where she sculpts young minds. She is thrilled to share embodied awareness with movers of all abilities and backgrounds.
Robin began practicing yoga and fell, quick and hard, in love with the physical practice. Always an athlete, yoga provided not only strength training, but a delicious sense of full body ease, not something she usually associated with "working out." And when the opportunity arose to take a teacher training, she jumped in. Robin had no intention of teaching, only wanting to learn more about the physical benefits of asana, and to begin to dive into the history and philosophy of a practice that was quickly transforming not only her body, but her sense of calm and wellbeing. Part of the training requirement was practice teaching, so Robin forced her family to meet every week for an hour so she could pass along the sequences and postures she was learning. By the end of her training, Robin was itching to start passing on everything she could to anyone who would listen, and lo and behold, applied to teach.
Robin trained in Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga right here at Providence Power Yoga, earning her 200 hour RYT in February of 2016, and began teaching in April of the same year. She approaches the asana practice as a way to explore the body and mind with curiosity and joy. By creating strong, sometimes unusual sequences based on the foundational postures, students build strength and security. Steady vinyasa flow, supplemented with graceful organic movements (and just a little fun) allows the student to find their own freedom of expression on the mat. 
 

 

TEACHER
Emma has been passionately teaching yoga since 2010. Emma's yoga practice provides a center from which the other parts of her life radiate. Through yoga she has found balance and structure, freedom and joy. By cultivating a culture of kindness and love, she strives to create a space for her students where discovery and transformation are accessible. She believes yoga can be both challenging and restorative, focused and FUN! She hopes that her service to her students is equal to the gifts she has been given by all the amazing people in her life.
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