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.
Certified Iyengar Teacher, Level 1
It didn't take me long to realize that working with people and helping them heal was my true calling. I however, my knowledge of human biology and biomechanics was limited that I wasn't able to understand certain intricacies of asanas in my own practice. Let alone teaching my students intelligent movement and actions in the pose.
I quit my corporate job and went to school for massage therapy. My training allowed me to better understand my students’ abilities and needs and improved my teaching based on their individual needs. I assisted my teacher, Susan, in and taught Yoga for Parkinson’s Disease and Yoga for Women Health classes.
During one of Yoga for Women's Health classes, as I was fetching props and adjusting our students, I felt most profound honor and grace to be a yoga teacher, a student, a giver and a receiver of yoga's healing power. What a feeling of blessedness and contentment it was!
Over the years, I have attended numerous teacher trainings and workshops with many senior Iyengar Yoga teachers. In 2009, my family and I moved to New Hampshire and I started studying with my beloved teacher and mentor, Patricia Walden, one of BKS Iyengar’s most talented and senior students. My weekly class with Patricia lead me to her 2-year teacher training program from which I graduated in 2018. I earned my Level 1 Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher in 2019.
My classes are a blend of serious philosophical discussion, precise asana instructions, compassionate observation, adjustments and humor. I encourage my students to develop a home practice to reach a deeper understanding and appreciation of Yoga as philosophy, science and art.
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.