Yoga & Fitness Professionals
Carmen is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice who is passionate about teaching and practicing yoga.
Certified by the Yoga Alliance as a Hatha yoga teacher, Carmen completed a 200-hour training program at Soul Space Yoga Studio in Plantsville, CT. Little did she know at the time that her training, initially intended to enhance her personal practice and clinical psychology work, would lead her into formally teaching at Tranquility, a yoga studio and a community she loves; and where she has been practicing yoga for almost five years.
Carmen’s classes are for all levels and emphasize on proper alignment, pranayama, the meditative aspects of asana practice and flow, and yoga philosophy. Her 20+ years of experience as a psychologist as well as her studies and trainings in mindfulness-based stress reduction (Omega Institute) and Buddhism (Shambala tradition) are strong influences in her teaching style and classes.
Carmen lives in beautiful Milford with her husband, two sons, and Sophie the big red poodle, whose downward dog is absolute perfection. Besides her love of family life, work, and yoga, Carmen enjoys swimming, cooking, reading, spending time with friends, and traveling to her native PR to visit family and teach yoga in Spanish.
My name is Maura Cannon and I am a proud mother of 3 adult children and a residential real estate broker for many years. I live on the beach in Milford. Yoga has brought me a sense of peace and contentment, which I want to share with others. I love the philosophy of it. I got serious in my practice in the past few years, certified as a registered yoga teacher in Hawaii at the Maui yoga Shala with Nadia Toriman and am so grateful to Tina for her mentoring as well as the opportunity to be teaching and practicing in the Tranquility yoga studio, as it is a beautiful community of wonderful, welcoming people.
Andrea C is passionate about helping her students discover the physical, emotional and spiritual balance of yoga, while maintaining a light-hearted, joyful and safe environment. Her classes are accessible to everyone, regardless of their physical condition or yoga experience. Andrea worked her way through college teaching in various fitness clubs, including the famed La Costa Resort in southern California, now the home of Deepak Chopra’s Yoga and Wellness Center. Her yoga instruction is diverse, and classes offer a variety of styles that will challenge the student, while honoring the individual abilities and aspirations. Pranayama (breath control) and Meditation are intrinsic to the Yoga practice.
Andrea has been teaching yoga since 1999. As a fitness instructor, her Level 1-4 trainings have been through YogaFit. In addition, she has been to workshops at Kripalu and several other studios to develop a well-rounded understanding of the body and teaching techniques. Andrea brings long-time experience and expertise in teaching Yoga and Cardio classes.
Meridith was trained in Amrit yoga at the Providence Zen Center and Buddhist Monastery. She has also studied with well-known yogis such as Guru Amrit Desai, Glenn Black, Rodney Yee and Todd Norian. Meredith teaches many styles of Yoga from beginner to vigorous and applies the teachings of yoga philosophy and the expert knowledge of human anatomy due to 20 years of experience as a fitness educator. Meridith use elements from several yogic styles which blend with her background of dance choreography, culminating in a unique, creative and enlightening yogic experience. Meridith’s classes are appropriate for all level yogis. Meridith was trained 200 hours in Kundalini Yoga with Hari Kaur Khalsa through Yoga 4 Everybody.
Susan received her Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Certificate from the Anusara Yoga Teacher Training with Todd Norian in 2005. This program consisted of 300 hours intensive training in the study and practice of Asana, Philosophy, Yogic Anatomy and Kinesiology, Yogic Scriptures, Teaching Methodology, Therapeutics, Pranayama, Meditation and Professional Practice and Ethics. She has also completed the Anusara Immersion Program at Yoga Madali Studio, An Anusara Center in New York City, in 2004.
Susan brings her knowledge of the body to the mat. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist here at Tranquility. She has also been certified in Traditional Thai Massage in 2002 from Wat Po Traditional Medical School in Bangkok, Thailand.
Tina has been practicing yoga for 15 years and teaching for six. She is certified through Kaia Yoga and has also trained at Omega Institute and Kripalu. She has studied Kundalini with Gurmukh and Snatam Kaur and brings a variety of practices to her classes including Vinyasa, Hatha, meditation, and yoga wisdom.