KEEPERS OF THE PEACE
Chief Peace Keeper
Yoga Teacher, Massage Therapist & Artist
Aline Marie, Chief Peace Keeper and founder of the N.Y.C. Aline has been teaching yoga for over 20 years all over the country and internationally. Trained at the esteemed Kripalu Institute in Lennox, Mass under Devarshi Steven Hartman and Megha Nancy Buttenhiem. She specializes in trauma aware yoga, yoga and mindfulness for athletes and sports teams, yoga for recovery from injuries, surgery, spinal issues, and pain management. She also works with special populations navigating PTSD, ADHD, OCD, children and adults on the autistic and Asperger's spectrum, the main stream general public just looking for some stress relief! She also is a guide and mentor to those in recovery from substance abuse and has taught yoga and mindfulness as part of the mental health initiative for residential rehabilitation centers for kids, adolescents and young adults in Connecticut and New York. Recently trained as a Level 1 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher through Brown University Professional Studies, Aline incorporates the MBSR into most of her classes and will be offering formal MBSR 8 week course in the Fall of 2023. Aline is a licensed massage therapist through the state of Connecticut, specializing in the 2500 year old Asian Healing art, Thai Yoga Massage. She trained in San Diego at the former International Professional School of Bodywork with Dr. Richard Gold and Christina Eberle. Aline, with the blessing of Dr. David Grand, also offers yoga integrated Brain Spotting sessions for those looking to delve deeper into healing the past gently by resetting the nervous system through the movement of the eyes.
Originally an artist and yoga teacher by accident Aline was the first artist in the country to hand paint yoga mats and has over 600 located all around the globe in addition to many other custom works of original art. For more about Aline go to: www.alinemarie.com
Massage Therapist, Kinesiology & Yoga Teacher
Cheri is a graduate of the 1100 hour, two-year clinical program at the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in Westport, CT, a member of the AMTA and licensed in CT and NH. Cheri is also a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher and the lead anatomy instructor for Modern Hatha School of Yoga. Cheri’s welcoming smile and warm manner are the precursor to a wonderful massage experience. Climb onto her table and prepare to let your aches dissolve and your stress dissipate as Cheri gets to work on ‘the issues in your tissues.’ As a teacher of moving arts and yoga, Cheri is educational, empowering and enthusiastic in her approach to teaching and sharing her vast knowledge and skillset. You'll leave her table or your yoga mat feeling refreshed and inspired! To learn more about Cheri and to book a massage appointment at the studio go to: www.CheriTabone.com
Denise discovered her true passion and calling while participating in her first yoga class 15 years ago. Taking her practice to the next level, she completed her yoga teacher training certification with Aline's Modern Hatha School of Yoga. And recently became a certified Barre instructor. Denise Is also the Manager of Newtown Yoga Center. Grateful for the opportunity to share her spiritual journey with the hope of resonating with other seekers, she begins each class with a brief yet thought-provoking quote, life experience and observation, or uplifting information. As a teacher, Denise most appreciates what she learns from her students.
Lauren is a NASM certified personal trainer, graduate of the Modern Hatha School of Yoga, Certified Doula and birth counselor, prenatal yoga teacher and artist and creator of www.fullmoonmama.com. After finding her own yoga practice many years ago, she connected the missing pieces and found balance in her physical and mental health. Her belief is that resistance is for the weight room and acceptance is for the mat. Lauren’s goal with every class is to create a safe space for bodies of all types to find the practice that works for them.
Yoga Teacher & Lawyer
Neal is a lawyer turned yogi. He's been teaching and practicing yoga for more than a decade. His classes are a dynamic blend of alignment, flow and adaptations of traditional yoga poses using props to offer support for flexibility, stability and mobility. Neal leads our popular Yoga Mechanics series which is a mens yoga series for biological male yoga practitioners and the unique needs of their skeletal structures, muscular tone, tightness and stress responses. Neal is a graduate of the 2022 Modern Hatha School of Yoga's 200 hour yoga teacher training program.
Yoga Teacher & MFT
Melanie is so grateful to share her passion for yoga with her hometown of Newtown, CT. After working professionally in the performing arts for 10 years, Melanie is now a graduate student of marriage and family therapy, completing her 3rd and final year of study. Despite the career change, Melanie’s fascinations for utilizing the body as an instrument of well being, as well as listening to the body as an honest guide to one’s internal experience remain emergent themes no matter her environment or profession. With this phenomenal opportunity to teach, Melanie hopes to provide a spacious opportunity to feel, explore, cultivate a sense of humor about imperfections, and let the body lead. Melanie
is a graduate of Modern Hatha School of Yoga's 200 hour yoga teacher training program.