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"When we delight within ourselves, and feel inner joy and pure contentment, there is nothing more to be done." - Bhagavad Gita

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Us

Cathy Mann
Denise D'Amico
Ginny Dorn
Kathy Finn
Lindsay Helwig
Marsha Mancuso
Mary Anne Murphy
Jane Strickland
Shubhada Wavikar
Jessica Weintraub
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The Yoga Studio
Founded in 1996 by yoga teacher Cathy Mann, The Yoga Studio of Millis offers seven days a week of classical hatha yoga based on the Iyengar method and a variety of other yoga classes, including teacher training. We also offer one of the Franklin region's deepest selections of healing therapies, including Yoga Therapy, Private Yoga Instruction, Positional Therapy and CranioSacral Therapy as well as a dynamic schedule of informative workshops on meditation, nutrition and health and wellness issues to help people at all ages restore the body, mind and spirit.

Behind all The Yoga Studio's services is an overriding goal to help people move forward on their personal journey of wellness and transformation. Stop in today and meet the active and vibrant community of people who enjoy practicing yoga with us.

 

Cathy Mann

Cathy Mann

 

Cathy Mann is the director and founder for The Yoga Studio in Millis, Massachusetts. Cathy has been studying, practicing, and teaching in the yoga, meditation, and wellness fields extensively for over twenty five years. She is a certified Hatha Yoga Teacher since 1987, a 500-hour ERYT Registered Yoga Teacher with the National Yoga Alliance and a Yoga Therapist who has been certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) . She has studied directly with Patricia Walden for fifteen years, is a graduate of her Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training Program and a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher. She is also the Director of The Yoga Studio's Transformational Yoga School.

Cathy has also studied extensively at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, is a Reiki Master, and a CranioSacral Therapist trained through the Upledger Institute. She is a member of and workshop leader/coordinator for the Oneness Movement, a group dedicated to the transformation of man's consciousness. Cathy also teaches at Boston University Medical School where she participates in an NIH sponsored research program on the effects of Yoga on Depression. The first stage of the study has been published with positive results.

Cathy is available for private instruction, yoga therapy and group classes within any corporate or community setting. She can be contacted at theyogastudio@mail.com..

Denise D'Amico
Denise began her practice of yoga several years ago at the Yoga Studio as a way to increase her flexibility and strength as part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. She soon realized the transformational power of yoga and took her first steps of her yogic journey that continues to this day. Through her gentle and quiet manner, Denise seeks to inspire and motivate her students to experience the true meaning of yoga by cultivating an awareness of the interconnectedness between mind, body, and spirit. In a nurturing and relaxed atmosphere, Denise leads her students though yoga classes with the intention of leaving them with a sense of balance, mindfulness, and peace. Denise completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training with Cathy Mann and is also certified in teaching Senior Yoga.

Ginny Dorn
Ginny Dorn is a registered yoga teacher (RYT) with the National Yoga Alliance. Ginny began her practice after recognizing the need to begin an exercise regimen and selected Yoga because of its non-intrusive nature and meditative qualities.

Once into a regular practice, she became interested in teaching and began her training program. She began teaching yoga in 2005 in a corporate environment bringing stress relieving techniques to her students.

Ginny's classes are a combination of traditional Hatha and Vinyasa styles of yoga. Her classes are challenging and fun for practitioners of all levels.

Kathy Finn
Kathy began practicing yoga to bring peace and balance to her mind. She discovered that the practice had a profound effect not only on the mind but on the body as well. Kathy believes yoga is the opening to new possibilities; it is the opportunity to create a healthier body, clearer mind and sense of peace that translates to the outside world. She began sharing this practice with friends and coworkers, and in 2012 completed her 200 hour teacher training through Finding Inner Peace. She is currently working towards the 500 hour teacher certification through The Yoga Studio, focusing on the therapeutic aspects of yoga. She is a Reiki Practitioner and certified in Thai Body Work Level 1.

Kathy is grateful for the opportunity to share the joy yoga brings to her life with her students. She teaches Restorative and Gentle Yoga offering a safe space where students can let go of tension in the body and mind and find peace and vitality.



Lindsay Helwig
Lindsay HelwigLindsay Helwig is certified in Classical Hatha Yoga and has practiced yoga for 15 years. She was originally drawn to yoga in high school to combat stress and began a lifelong journey of self discovery. Stepping on the mat was and still is like coming home. She began teaching informal classes in her parent’s backyard and at the Wayland food pantry. In 2010 Lindsay became certified in the 200 hr yoga teacher training through Finding Inner Peace. Lindsay enjoys making yoga accessible to everyone and fosters a deep sense of community through her yoga classes. Yoga has profoundly touched her life and she hopes to share this gift with all who step foot in her classes. Lindsay is currently enrolled in the 500 hour advanced yoga teacher training and especially loves teaching Prenatal Yoga. In her prenatal classes, Lindsay draws upon all of her experience in yoga to help mothers prepare for labor through breath, visualization, relaxation and gentle postures. This has inspired her to pursue a path as a birth doula increasing her knowledge and facilitating this beautiful rite of passage for a woman. Over the years Lindsay has studied medicinal herbs, shamanic healing and ritual, meditation, mantra, energy healing, and holistic nutrition. Lindsay blends this knowledge into every one of her classes to facilitate deep relaxation and inner peace.

Marsha Mancuso
Marsha completed her 200 hour and 500 hour trainings with Cathy Mann, and has recently also acquired her reiki certification. She is an enthusiastic and sensitive teacher who has the desire to share yoga and healing with others. Her classes bring a calmness and serenity to her students by incorporating posture with breath and mindfulness. Marsha knows the importance of balance and flexibility in the body and loves to share that with her students. It is paramount to her to make yoga accessible and doable for all.

Mary Anne Murphy
Mary Anne received her 500 hour RYT in June - 2015 at the Yoga Studio in Millis, MA. She enjoys working with all age groups and is currently teaching Kids Yoga, Gentle Yoga and Stretch and Strengthen for Seniors classes. It is her intention to create a warm and nurturing environment for each student to experience the many benefits of yoga. Leading an active lifestyle and practicing yoga for many years, she is pleased to be sharing the sense of vitality, innerpeace and mindfulness that yoga has brought to her life.

Jane Strickland
Jane discovered yoga in her early twenties and completed her 500 hour teacher training with Cathy Mann at the Yoga Studio. She is currently assisting Cathy in the 300 hour teacher training program. She is a Reiki practitioner and a lawyer by profession.

In her classes Jane combines breath awareness, stretching exercises, varying postures and relaxation to develop strength and flexibility, and establish a deep connection between breath and movement. She believes that the practice of yoga postures provides an opportunity to consciously control physical movements in order to create balance and improve the quality of daily life activities. She teaches from her heart and seeks to establish a safe and healing environment that meets the individual needs of each student. She incorporates some form of healing energy work into each class.

Shubhada Wavikar
I am a registered yoga instructor, teaching at a few places in the area. I received my 200 hour and 300 hour teacher training at The Yoga Studio in Millis, MA. I am trained as a Divine Sleep ® Yoga Nidra teacher. I am also a certified Kidding Around Yoga (KAY) Teacher (for kids' yoga), and teach at a daycare. I have several continuing education hours in senior yoga, and teach chair yoga at three senior living facilities.

Originally from India, I see yoga as a way of life. I have a deep appreciation for the mind, body and breath connection of yoga. I am a keen student of yoga philosophy and yoga anatomy.

Yoga, to me, is an incredible - often transformative - blessing that should be accessible to everyone - to all bodies and all abilities. I embarked on the teaching journey a few years ago to deepen my own practice, and to be able to humbly share this legacy with others. Each student is a great teacher, and I look forward to a continued exchange of learning.

Jessica Weintraub
Jessica was initially drawn to yoga 10 years ago for the physical benefits, but eventually became intrigued by the mental clarity and stress management techniques she was learning through pranayama and meditation.

As her practice and self-exploration progressed, she found herself wanting to deepen her knowledge to share with others. Jessica completed her 200 hour teacher training with Cathy Mann in 2014 and hopes to enroll in this year in the 300 hour program.

In her gentle classes, Jessica focuses on meditation, breath awareness, and proper alignment. She strives to provide a nurturing environment where all her students feel comfortable to explore their mind, body, and spirit. She believes it is important to incorporate balance and awareness into daily life, not just on your mat. Jessica lives in Medway with her husband and 2 boys, Jack and Owen.