Reiki Master of Masters
Owner & Primary Instructor
Joy has been a student of yoga for over 30 years, with a passion for flowing deeper into the postures, closing her eyes and allowing the breath to take her to that inner place of bliss, her personal nirvana.
She teaches her classes with that same ease and sense of inner peace. She brings her clients deeper into their awareness of body, mind and spirit. Her classes are challenging but allowing for an inner calm surface leaving clients in a peaceful state of being.
In addition, her deeper studies with Breathing Deeply® Yoga Therapy program allows her to work one on one
offering clients a more detailed approach, to their physical, emotional and spiritual healing journey.
She is truly blessed to have found what brings peace and joy into her life and even more blessed to have the opportunity to share it with the community. With a humble heart and immense gratitude she continues her yoga journey. You are invited to join in the journey.
Along with her teaching, Joy is a continuous student of yoga. Her passion is to bring a safe, easily approachable style of yoga to individuals who may be seeing a slight decline in their daily mobility, flexibility and balance. She is one of the first Memory Maintenance Yoga®certified teachers in the country. She intentionally seeks out training that will aid her clients who are 40, 50, & 60+ years and older. Additionally she has had extensive training in the field of adaptational yoga for aging bodies, physical limitation and effective stretching for joint and muscle discomfort. Trainings include: Yoga for Seniors, Rewind Gold, Rewind Boomers, Yoga S.A.F.E. and more. Joy instructs and attunes all Reiki trainings held at the studio along with providing individual Reiki healing sessions.
Yoga S.A.F.E. Yoga Therapeutics Coaching Yin Yoga Certified Ordained Holistic Minister Memory Maintenance Yoga
Meditation Teacher Certified Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy® Usui Reiki Master of Masters Certified Crystal Healer
Restorative Yoga REWIND Gold® Successful Aging Yoga REWIND Boomer® Successful Aging Yoga
Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra Graduate Yoga Shred® Yoga Assist Energy Medicine Yoga®
Jeanine Briggs Prukop
Jeanine has been practicing yoga for 15 years and has been “living” yoga nearly as long. She believes that while asanas are some of the most well-known parts of the practice, they are just the tip of the iceberg! The physical aspect of yoga assists her in relieving both chronic pain and depression, while the spiritual grounds her even in the most trying of times.
Self-exploration, deep personal growth, and connection to the divine feminine are a few of the life-changing experiences that yoga opened up for her. Following her intuition, this year Jeanine actively pursued and completed her yoga teacher certification with Soul Ascension Healing Arts yoga school in British Columbia. Her passion for guiding others helps her students own their power and find their way back to self-love and acceptance. Focusing her continued studies on trauma-informed yoga and healing meditations, she hopes to make yoga an accessible and life-changing experience in her local community.
As a busy mom to two wonderful kids, Jeanine enjoys a full time career in finance, and now adds remote teaching assistant to her resume. When not juggling these responsibilities, she enjoys hiking, cooking, and spending as much time as possible in nature with her husband.
RYT200 & Reiki Master
Susan is a retired nurse. She has always exercised in some form all of her adult life. She began practicing yoga over 10 years ago. She was introduced to her first class by her daughter, who still practices. She found the practice of yoga transforming for the body, mind and spirit. Her dedication to yoga and its teaching inspired her to enroll in the Yoga NH 200 YTT program. Susan graduated from the Yoga NH Teacher Training Program at Banyan Tree Yoga in May 2020 and is now a RYT-2OO. She is a Reiki Master,completed Restorative Yoga/Yoga Nidra levels I-II through Yoga NH in April of 2020, Yin teacher training in February 2020 through YogaRenew and Chair Yoga teacher training through Lakshmi Voelker Chair yoga in March of 2021. She is currently participating in Memory Maintenance Teacher Training through Soma Yoga Institute. Her passion is for everybody, regardless of age, to be introduced to the benefits of yoga, being mindful of the challenges of aging and the effects it may have on the body. It is in the doing that we learn; any movement in a positive direction is progress, no matter how small or how long it takes.
In addition to yoga, Susan enjoys time with her family, being outdoors, baking, creating cards, sewing, quilting and being Auntie to her neighbors puppies.
Aly has been practicing yoga for over 10 years. She completed her 200 hr yoga teacher training in 2020 at the YogaBalance yoga studio in Manchester NH, amidst the pandemic. Her first teaching was done over Zoom, but in September 2020, she began teaching yoga in the gym setting in-person. She teaches a YogaWorks style of vinyasa yoga, which blends the alignment focus and use of props of the Iyengar yoga tradition, with the breath work and Sun Salutations of the Ashtanga tradition. She loves to really settle into postures!
Aly practices and lives what she teaches, yoga is a part of everything she does. Her hope is that in teaching others the practice of yoga they may find a healthier, energized, enlivened, focused, empathetic, holistic, empowered, and spiritual version of themselves; a better understanding of their true selves. This is the real value of yoga, recognizing that we can shape our bodies and minds, that everything we need is within, we don’t have to look for it outside.
Aside from yoga, Aly enjoys spending time with her three children and husband. She spends as much of her day outside as possible, walking, hiking, gardening, kayaking, and camping. She also enjoys cooking and reading, and has a never ending mountain of books on her nightstand.
RDH, NTP, RYT
Cathy is a registered Dental Hygienist, a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, and a certified Yoga Tune Up® Teacher. She has studied extensively with Jill Miller, creates of Yoga Tune Up and Peggy Cappy of Yoga for the Rest of Us, focusing on yoga modifications using a chair.
Cathy has also studied with Gary Kraftsow, a pioneer in the transmission of yoga for health, healing, personal transformation emphasizing the neck, upper back, and shoulders.
Cathy has also studied Yin Yoga with Josh Summers. She likes to share her knowledge of release, relief and rejuvenation of the body with others.
Stefanie Brinn first discovered yoga in high school and practiced occasionally, until her college days, when she was formally introduced to yoga and fell in love with all it has to offer.
She was drawn to the practice as both a tool to help her manage anxiety and as a fun way to incorporate movement into her day. Stef holds a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies: Dance Entrepreneurship from Plymouth State University and is an RYT 200, having completed her yoga teacher certification in 2020 through the Vidya Yoga Teacher Training program in NH. She is also Reiki II certified. Before Stef began practicing yoga, she danced for 20 years which helped her to develop a deep mind and body connection and an interest in proper body alignment.
Stef is particularly interested in helping others release both physical and mental tension and in helping students find authenticity within their yoga practice. When not in the studio, you can find her hanging out with her two cats and her husband, or out snapping photos and exploring nature.
Kyle began practicing yoga in 2006, and through every life stage and challenge since- yoga has helped connect her to what she needs. Initially only seeking a means of healing and strengthening her body, Kyle came to realize the power of yoga in healing and strengthening her mind and spirit as well. Following her transition to motherhood, and years of caring for others at work without always taking good care of herself, yoga helped Kyle to rebuild her relationship with her body and with her self. It was then that she hatched an idea to pay these gifts forward, and share yoga with others through teaching.
Kyle completed her RYT 200 hour training at Humble Warrior Power Yoga under the guidance of Genevieve Hoellrich, Talitha Franggos, Rachel Smetana Delois, and Shauna Burke. Kyle’s classes explore creative movements, emphasizing alignment of the body, breath, and mind.
Kyle lives in Amherst, NH with her husband, two daughters, dog, chickens, and honeybees. Outside of yoga, she enjoys her work with local nonprofits, traveling, and being outdoors.
E-RTY - 500hr
My long story started at about two years old when my mother realized I loved to dance and put me in dance class. Passion ignited. There is nothing like feeling free, leaping and spinning and enjoying the beauty of the body we live in. I danced into college as I earned a Bachelor’s Degree concentrating in Dance. It was there, in dance classes I learned my first yoga-Sun Salutations. I was lucky enough to go to a small college and worked with my dance Professor on in independent study in functional anatomy. In my early twenties I was already noticing that although beautiful and incredible, some moving patterns hurt our body over time. Right then and there I wanted to learn two things, the first being what is the true range of movement the human body can endure safely and two, how to care for the body so that it always feels healthy and strong and able to move fully. By chance, just a few years after college graduation I started teaching yoga. I knew this was my path. Within a year I was teaching 17+ classes a week, going everywhere in the Nashua and Manchester Area. I was working in schools, businesses, yoga studios and gyms before opening up a yoga studio, a community. When my family grew I passed on the studio to loving hands.
I was blessed enough to start my true yoga education thru Kripalu’s 200hr certification. I continued studying with amazing beings and obtained many other certifications. I continue to study, learn, teach and grow. Some of my more recent certifications have been completing another 200 and then 500hr YTT, Advanced Anatomy for 500Hr level Yoga Teacher, and a Mastery of Ayurveda. With 25 years of teaching, I have learned so much. Most important is we are all different, beautiful and unique. Our movement and body structures are also different, so our practice is our own. Every person can benefit from some form of yoga. My story continues with my passion, wanting to help as many people as I can feel comfortable in their practice, body and mind through a healthy, balanced life.
RYT 200, Reiki I & II
Jenn was first introduced to yoga in 2010 while attending a class to help ease her anxiety during college. It was with consistent practice she began noticing some of the benefits of yoga: increased mobility & strength, less tension in the body and mind, and the start of a deeper exploration of the self. It was not until 2018 when she moved to Nashua, NH when her practice expanded, and curiosity heightened to learn more about the philosophy of yoga.
Jenn received her yoga certification in May of 2020 through Yoga NH. Jenn is a 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance, and contains certifications in Restorative Yoga/Yoga Nidra, Pretzel Kids Yoga, and is a Reiki II Practitioner.
Jenn is passionate about sharing the mind-body connection to all bodies and ages. Her goal is that when you attend her class you feel included, connected with the breath and practice safely. In the hopes that whatever arises during practice you can apply or explore further in your day-to-day life.
Sarah is a yoga instructor and group fitness instructor in New Hampshire. While working in a high pressure job, she began a daily yoga and meditation practice. This had a profound impact on the trajectory of her life ever since.
Sarah completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training at Lexington Power Yoga in 2017 and became an AFAA certified Group Fitness Instructor in 2019.
Yoga and fitness have become much more meaningful than she thought possible after completing her training. Sarah has used her experiences as a launching point for continuing to learn about anatomy and the power of the mind.
The classes she teaches are focused on mobility, range of motion, and strengthening the mind-body connection. She is excited to share with yogis of all experience levels in a journey of continued learning.