Yoga & Fitness Professionals
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.
Andrea entered the world of fitness in 1985 when she began teaching aerobics at a local gym in Cromwell. She worked at law firms as a paralegal and hiring co-ordinator and taught classes during her lunch hour or after work. While living in Singapore, she took a certification in aqua aerobics. Andrea’s focus on yoga really began in 1999 when she took her first workshop with YogaFit, She has been teaching since then in a variety of venues, corporate, studios and her own studio, that opened in September of 2003. She closed her studio in 2014 and began teaching yoga, aerobics, strength training and occasionally pilates at Tranquility. In addition to certifications in YogaFit (Levels 1-4), Andrea is also certified as a personal trainer, aqua aerobics, group fitness, Centurgy and Yin Yoga. She enjoys seeing students progress in their practice and learning how to live “in the present moment.”
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. 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 also enjoys teaching yoga in her native Spanish.
Kelly is a Yoga Alliance 500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher. She has been teaching yoga since 2010, and holds certificates in Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga, Reiki, Ashtanga, Yoga Nidra, Kids Yoga, Chair Yoga, Restorative, and Yin. Her classes are based upon the Eight Limbs of yoga philosophy, and are truly inspirational. You will be guided through her class with care, learning proper breathing techniques, postures, and meditation. With themes such as Letting Your Energy Flow, Loving your body, and Time In for Gratitude, Kelly helps you connect your mind, breath and movement with beautiful awareness.
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.
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.
Nancy is a newcomer to Milford, having moved here at the end of 2018 from Edgewater, New Jersey when she retired from her career in sales and marketing in the medical field. In a short time she has established herself as an active member of Milford’s yoga community. Nancy became a 200 hour certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor in 2009 and has enjoyed an active and faithful yoga and meditation practice for over 20 years. Nancy recently returned from a month-long yoga retreat in India where she deepened her knowledge of the yoga of sound, devotional mantras, mudras, chakras, chanting and meditation. She is also a classically trained singer who has always valued the connection of breath and movement as a way of fostering creative expression and a pathway to knowing greater consciousness. Nancy teaches Gentle Yoga and Guided Meditation, with a foundation in Hatha Yoga, mindfulness, and body awareness.
Tina has been practicing yoga for 15 years and teaching for over 12 years. 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.
Beginning as an educator in my academic career, I was certified in Early Childhood education and Psychology, English Lit and Language Arts. While teaching I also spent 7 years as a Coach in the Math Department.