Our Teachers

We are committed to having great teachers at Medfield Yoga. If you are certified and interested, please contact info@medfieldyoga.com.

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Tracy Buckley, RYT
I have been practicing yoga for over 15 years. Before (and during!) that time, I was a runner and was starting to feeling the aches and pains that go along with years of stress on my body – sore knees, tight hamstrings, and creaky joints. I wandered into my first yoga class with no idea what to expect and pretty scared!  I left that studio that night knowing I’d be back. Over the next few years, I was back and forth to yoga, as it sometimes goes. It wasn’t until my father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s (and later, Alzheimer’s) that I found what I needed in yoga and returned to practice more regularly. My mat was the one place I could actually relax. I wasn’t consumed with worry, sadness, and fear. For an entire class, I found the space to breathe – long, healing breaths. After my father’s death, it seemed like a perfect time to become certified to teach yoga to offer that space to others. I am a 500-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and am also certified in Reiki Level 2. Private sessions are always available by appointment.

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Susie Masters, RYT
I have been practicing yoga since entering a kids yoga class in my native country of Scotland. I joined my mother and sister as a certified yoga instructor and am also a R.Y.T (registered yoga teacher). When returning to Scotland, I take part in yoga workshops at the yoga centers of Glasgow and Edinburgh. I come with an Iyengar background as well as studying in more recent years vinyasa and viniyoga. I enjoy the vast subject of yoga and spend much spare time at various yoga workshops to broaden my experience. I enjoy teaching a variety of classes while adapting the class to the individual. I am also available for individual, group private classes, and therapeutics at our location or yours.

Ginny Dorn
Ginny Dorn is a registered yoga teacher (RYT) with the National Yoga Alliance since 2007. She began her practice after recognizing the need to begin an exercise regimen and selected Yoga as it would be less impact on joints and would assist in stress relief. Once into a regular practice, she became interested in teacher training as a way to deepen her own practice. As a requirement of certification eight weeks of “giving back” teaching lead to a regular class in a corporate environment. This class allowed for her to exercise what she had learned in training as well as bringing stress relieving techniques to her colleagues and students. Ginny’s classes are a combination of Hatha and Vinyasa styles of yoga with a focus on building a strong foundation for all poses. Her classes are fun and challenging for practitioners of all levels.

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Lauren Durso
Lauren received her 200 hour Teacher Training from the Embodyoga™ program at the Yoga Center Amherst, studying with Patty Townsend. Her training also includes Yoga Fit for Adults, Karma Kids Yoga, Empowered Kids Yoga and Radiant Child Yoga. Lauren started practicing yoga in 2000, to relieve back pain she experienced from training for a marathon. She immediately experienced the physical and mental benefits yoga offers. Her passion for teaching is inspired from her twenty-five years of dance experience, and this shines through in her creative style and flow. Lauren has been teaching students ranging from preschoolers to adults since 2004. She continues to cultivate her personal practice and teaching with Vinyasa and Restorative classes. She considers yoga to be a lifelong journey that is filled with personal “a-ha” moments of inspiration for herself and her students.

Kathryn Postulka
I first fell in love with the physical aspect of yoga ~ I’ve been doing handstands in my kitchen for as long as I can remember! Growing up, I loved playing sports and pushed myself to excel in any athletic challenge. In my 20’s, I ran many races and accomplished my goal of finishing a triathlon. As I began to have my children, I practiced yoga for different reasons and was drawn further in by the mindfulness, spirituality and the quiet. In 2010, I left the corporate world to pursue a life and career focused around health and wellness. I became a Certified Health Coach and launched my own business coaching clients and running nutrition & wellness programs. Through it all, I was drawn more and more to yoga and the calm, balanced mind and body it gave to me. While pregnant with my 3rd baby, I completed my 200­hour certification, studying under Susie Masters and Ashley Rose­Mello. For me, yoga is a way to come back from the dizzying pace of the world and connect to myself again. I enjoy teaching a physical, yet mindful and playful class. I hope to inspire students to connect, listen and build confidence in themselves so they can live life to the fullest potential.

Jenny Kennedy

Jenny Kennedy, RYT 200, has been practicing yoga for over ten years. She studied Social Work and Vocal performance in college and has a Master’s Degree in Education.  Jenny’s passion for music shines through in her classes.  She often incorporates the healing power of chanting where students can find their minds and bodies calmed by her enchanting soprano voice.  Living with a chronic illness for most of her life, Jenny finds yoga to be the place where she always feels safe, relaxed, and strong.  Recognition of the remarkable healing benefits of the mind/body connection inspired her to become a yoga teacher.  It also led her to study alternative healing methods such as Reiki, Nutrition, Ayurvedic medicine, and Essential Oils.  Jenny enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband and two amazing daughters.

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June Rivers

I am a two hundred hour RYT certified yoga instructor. My practice began fourteen years ago after the birth of my daughter with the intention of retrieving my former firmer form. Little did I know that physical fitness is just one of so many amazing benefits of a strong yoga practice! I have been a nurse for twenty eight years, and I am currently employed as a nurse practitioner in the Newborn ICU at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Brighton and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. My yoga practice allows me to bring calm and focus to critical scenarios at my job and also allows me to connect with parents while they are experiencing some of the most difficult moments of their lives. For this and so much more, I am eternally grateful for my practice. I have practiced Iyengar, Bikram, and Baptiste yoga styles, but my favorite is a strong Vinyasa flow. Come join me on the mat!

Melissa Holm

After growing up with an active lifestyle; dancing, playing soccer, and skiing, I settled into the same pattern many of us fall victim to. The corporate world took over, stealing precious time to take care of myself. Later, motherhood consumed me, I spent all of my energy caring for my two amazing children while I wasn’t at the office. After several attempts to take control of my physical well-being, including at least one failed gym membership, I discovered Yoga. I should credit my husband for introducing the practice to me. He “encouraged” me with a yoga mat under the tree one Christmas, and the rest is history. After one class I was hooked by the challenge, and fell in love with my physical and spiritual transformation. Soon I realized it was time for a change; life is too short, it was time for a new journey. I left my high stress role in the financial industry and studied under Susie Masters and Ashley Rose-Mello to become a registered yoga teacher (200 RYT). I am thrilled to give back, and enjoy sharing what I have learned through my practice with others.

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Mary Mitchell

I discovered yoga ten years ago with my daughter at a home based studio called The Center for Mind Body Training here in Medfield. My practice matured as I explored other studios and disciplines, and I have become a regular student of vinyasa power flow. Ever since I was a young teen I have participated in some form of exercise; walking, step aerobics, core fitness, etc. Yoga was something I thought I could not do because I would look at a picture of someone in an advanced pose and think, “I can’t do that!” I am so glad I found the willingness inside me to try; to start as a beginner. The sense of well-being and calm I felt after just a short time of practicing has kept me coming back to my mat for over ten years. In fact, it was the profound change that yoga brought to my life that led me to take the 200 hour Yoga Immersion and Teaching Training. I am also certified in Reiki Level 2. I have a strong desire to share what I have learned and enjoy leading others through their asana practice. Yoga helps me to find the peace of mind and equilibrium that has so often felt out of reach in my life. I have learned to be more compassionate toward myself and others. I am grateful for all of my teachers and hope to give back to others as much as they have given, and continue to give to me. I hope you’ll join me here at Medfield Yoga Studio.

 

Adrienne Mandigo

Adrienne Dancey Mandigo looks to always find a balance of strength and softness both on and off the mat. She loves teaching classes that incorporate this idea and connection to breath is essential. At her vinyasa classes, expect to begin with a strong well-sequenced flow and end with complete relaxation. Adrienne has always felt called to teach. As an Elementary Education teacher, she has been in various teaching roles for over 10 years. After practicing yoga for the past 5 years, the decision to teach came naturally. Adrienne received her 200 hr training with Nicole Burrill (Chakra Power Yoga) and Tim Kelleher (South Boston Yoga), Children’s yoga training with Kim Taylor (Cardio Kids Yoga), and Prenatal training with Bec Conant (Om Births). Off the mat, you can find Adrienne taking long meditative walks with her dog Butler and restorative cuddling with her dog Dante. They teach her so much about love, happiness, and acceptance and she is forever grateful to them.