Meg Rohrer (Director) :
I am an endlessly curious being whose aim is to inspire conscious movement and expression through an intelligently sequenced practice initiated and guided by breath.
I have been practicing yoga for over 12 years, first introduced to the discipline in New Orleans, Louisiana it was not long before I felt the positive impact that a consistent asana practice has on ones life. In 2010 I went to my first teacher training in Montreal, Canada - I studied under the guidance of Dina Tsouluhas, Britton Darby, and Guillaume Brun of Modo Yoga International. Since, I have been fortunate enough to travel and teach in many different environments all over the world. In April of 2016 I founded Supta Yoga Nantucket and continue to dedicate myself as both a teacher + student of this transformative practice. Most recently I have studied under Schuyler Grant, founder of Wanderlust + the Kula Yoga Project and Jason Crandell.
Jessica Jenkins :
Jessica received her 200hr certification from Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica studying under Don and Amba Stapleton and Kevin Courtney of The Bridge Practice and formally of Kula Yoga Project, NYC. Jessica is a local photographer on Island and creator of Nantucket Yoga. She has spent the last 15 years practicing yoga and six of those years teaching yoga. Jessica feels that aside from shooting with the camera, yoga is the greatest form of self-expression and awareness. She has discovered that slow island living embraces the art of yoga – making every little thing a practice.
She has studied with several teachers over the years, but her own personal practice is heavily influenced by her very favorite friend and teacher, Kevin Courtney; she fuses together yoga, Qi gong and meditation. Her teaching style varies depending on the type of class, but all her instruction involves precise movements that promise to deliver freedom in all areas of the body. As well as, breath sequencing that cultivates awareness and movement of energy.
If you wish to gain insight in to the art of being more vibrant, more awake and a more engaged human being, check the current schedule for her classes.
Chelsea Rader :
It was through a devotion to mind body wellness, that I found yoga. Initially, I craved the physical benefits of the practice; shortly into my journey, the benefits off the mat proved limitless. Yoga allows me to use my body as an instrument, intuitively and deliberately. My intention as a teacher is to create calm, lightness, and empower students in the body, mind, and spirit. I want to help students find the harmony that brings yoga beyond the mat. My teaching offers that feeling of walking away and thinking, “I needed that.”
I studied at YogaWorks in Manhattan under Laurel Beversdorf and continue my training under the leadership of Meg Rohrer.
Ay Agui :
Ay Agui was inspired to start practicing yoga by her friend and fellow teacher Meagan Rohrer when they were living in NYC. There, she began her practice at Shambala, Kula, and Modo Yoga.
This past winter Ay Agui completed her 200hr yoga teacher certification at Yandara Yoga Institute in Baja, Mexico, where she found a profound connection to Kundalini yoga . Her teachers Daya Nam and Marcy Ananda were a big influence in her decision to come to the island and share a deep healing experience.
Leigh Marr :
Intentional movement has always been a major part of my life. I am an adventure seeker at heart, and yoga has helped me find balance. The practice of yoga found me at an early age, revealing to me deeper parts of myself that I began communicating with. When I began to listen, yoga revealed to me profound messages that my body, mind and spirit had to share. Teaching has become an extension of my practice. I practice yoga because it helps me find my equilibrium, it resets my mind, and it nurtures my body and spirit. I enjoy all forms of yoga, and often incorporate styles of Vinyasa flow with intention setting, pranayama, and guitar playing in my classes.
I have traveled extensively to study yoga around the world and enjoy sharing the different philosophies and styles that I have encountered, ranging from: Yin, Vinyasa flow, and Forrest Yoga, in addition to various meditation practices. Ultimately, I share yoga through my sincere love for the practice, lighthearted approach and enjoyment of music to movement flow.
Evie-Marie O'Connor :
Evie is a yoga instructor and holistic mental health counselor. Evie views movement as a form of medicine and her classes invite students to explore the layers of self; physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and energetic.
Evie studied Vinyasa and Restorative Yoga under Alison Eaton during her 200 YTT at Yandara Yoga Institute in Baja, Mexico. She is deeply grateful for her continued opportunities for study in Contemplative Psychotherapy & Buddhist Psychology at Naropa University, Yin Yoga with Biff Mithoefer, Trauma- Informed Yoga at Kripalu Yoga Institute, Yoga for Mental Health with Bo Forbes. Publicly, she primarily teaches Vinyasa and Restorative yoga classes, while also offering trauma-informed, prenatal yoga, yin and beginner yoga in private settings.
Paul Bruno :
Paul has been a practicing yoga student for close to thirty years and has been teaching for fifteen. His Vinyasa style has been heavily influenced by Erich Schiffmann and the founding members of Sacred Movement. His Yin teachings come directly from Paul Grilley, the central figure around which Yin Yoga spirals.
Paul’s Yin and Vinyasa class revolves around the idea that muscle isn’t the only tissue that needs training, that connective tissue health is as important as muscle health, and that strength and elasticity of muscle tissue, as well as, flexibility at joint level are of equal importance.
Paul has lived most of his life on Nantucket. His favorite color is grey.
Ieva Aldins :
When I took my first Yoga Teacher Training in India, I was asked why I was there. The answer: because every day I practice yoga, is a better day. I passionately believe in the knowledge each of us posses in our bodies. Yoga unlocks that knowledge. It works the body on an energetic and a cellular level. My classes are intended to bring students into full presence with themselves, to rejuvenate and leave you feeling refreshed. Yoga has the power to transform, to strengthen, to release and to heal. It can be playful, fun and it feels good! My classes are accessible to all levels of practitioners. I am certified in the classical hatha lineage of Sivananda yoga, restorative yoga, yoga nidra and aerial yoga. I also have a deep interest in therapeutic modalities of yoga.
I love traveling and surfing and connecting with people. Yoga has incredible powers to facilitate that connection. I have taught yoga in Nantucket, India, Central America and spent this past winter in Morocco leading yoga and surf retreats. More recently, I was asked why I teach yoga. The answer: Because I love helping people feel good, realize their potential, and for the connection I feel through teaching.
Lynne Begier :
Lynne Begier began her teaching career in 2001 shortly before the tragic events of 9/11. Those events were part of her inspiration to open Back Bay Yoga in Boston which she owned and operated for 15 years. Lynne’s perspective on the living, evolving practice of yoga is the result of years of study, and committed practice and inquiry. Her practice and teaching is inspired by many – Functional Anatomy, Forrest Yoga, Iyengar, Meditation and the soul and intellect of Prajna Yoga. integrating over two decades of extensive training, exploration and reverence for the practice and its transformational potential, Lynne has dedicated her life to providing a safe, and inviting space for students to explore yoga, on their own terms. She has nurtured a diverse and gifted generation of teachers through her Teacher Trainings.
Lynne has studied extensively in many styles of yoga including Kripalu, Ashtanga, Forrest, Vinyasa, Restorative, Iyengar, Yin, Anusara and Prajna. She Graduating from Georgetown with a degree in Languages & Linguistics where her interest in foreign cultures, philosophy, and theology organically brought her to yoga. Her intense struggles with depression and eating disorders brought yoga to her and she is grateful to the team of Doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital for that introduction back in the early 90's.
Her goal as as teacher is to approach yoga with an open mind and to learn and teach how yoga can heal, strengthen and balance us on so many levels. There is no “one size fits all” and she helps her students find their own poses while honoring the respected teachings of the various lineages. Lynne is also equally adept at working with students with injuries and limitations as she is with beginners and advanced practitioners.