Teachers

Angie

Angie Krysiak has joined following her 200 hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training. She is a natural teacher full of confidence and peace. Angie brings her love of nature and the outdoors and we look forward to having her on board. She has been a practitioner at our studio since we opened in 2009. She is a Reiki Master and turtle whisperer. We can’t wait to see how she works her magic in the studio.

Cathy

Cathy completed her 200 hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training this fall. She is on the schedule and ready to teach! A former elementary school educator, this smiling yogini is now exploring other passions. As a Reiki Master and writer, Cathy ascribes to the following quote by Rumi: “I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my soul.”  Committed to yoga and personal growth, Cathy’s ultimate goal is to inspire others to find presence and joy in their lives. Welcome to the team, Cathy!

Erin

Erin Murphy completed her 200hr+ Vinyasa Flow Yoga certification through Happy Love Yoga with Sarah Jones. Erin has explored different styles of yoga but feels a deep connection with vinyasa flow. Yoga allows Erin to feel united with the Earth and appreciate the world around her.  She loves SUP yoga, beach yoga, or any way she can bring her practice to the great outdoors.  Erin believes that there is a strong connection between the energy of breath and body.  Through her practice and teaching, she hopes to spread love, peace, and compassion with those she meets.  Teaching allows her to help students see their great strengths and vast capabilities while having fun on the mat.

Outside of yoga Erin works as an elementary school music teacher for the Exeter School District and plays the clarinet. Off the mat Erin enjoys hiking, adventuring, live music, and spending time with her pets and friends.


Just the act of inhaling and exhaling can be a tremendous love affair

B.K.S. Iyengar

Jenn

Ong Kar Dev Kaur aka Jennifer Mercier is a KRI certified Kundalini Yoga and meditation teacher, currently working towards the KRI 500HR certification. She has been immersed in mind body practices since 2003. Over the years she has acquired over a 1000 hours in mentorships and continuing education along with several certifications: Black Belt in Ed Parker American Kenpo,  Reiki Master Teacher Attunement, E-RYT 200HR in Yoga Flow, Certified My OmAbilities Teacher (Yoga for disabilities). After an amazing investigation and journey in various holistic practices, Kundalini Yoga is what eventually captured her heart.  Although she holds all Yoga in the highest regard, Kundalini is now what she dedicates herself to. As she puts it, when she was exposed to the practice in her Vinyasa training, she fell madly in love. It was different, it was challenging in the most unexpected ways, it was fabulously unique, and in short it was ALL she ever wanted. It provided the clarity, the peace, and the deep prayer within that she had longed for. Kundalini Yoga proved time and time again that it produced these effects in a quick direct manner.Ong Kar Dev Kaur has a strong daily practice and a deep desire to share these teachings with her community. She has an unique sense of humor and always promotes the fact that you should never take yourself so seriously that you can’t laugh or crack a smile in a Yoga class. Show up to her class ready to work, laugh, perhaps cry and have a Kundalini Yoga experience, which in itself will always be one of a kind.

Every beat of your heart is the rhythm of your soul. The voice of your soul is your breath

Yogi Bhajan

Jessica

Jessica is a graduate of Yoga Works 200 hour certificate program.
Her journey with yoga began in 2010. Jessica has been diligently
practicing Vinyasa Flow, Align, Hatha and Gentle yoga since that
time and began teaching in 2016. Yoga has become a way of life
for her. In addition to her love of yoga, Jessica is a Licensed
Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Master Licensed Drug and
Alcohol Counselor. She continues to find balance with her career
and passion for her yoga practice. Jessica feels grateful to share
what Yoga has offered her with her students.

Leah

Leah Pacione is a 200 hour Kripalu yoga instructor. Her yoga journey started at Awakening Grace back in 2010, with the birth of her second child, as a retreat from stress in her life. Yoga was love at first sight, and with the guidance from Molly, studio owner, Leah completed her yoga dance teacher training. Her teaching evolved to Kripalu 200 hour certification, reiki level 1 & 2, studies in shamanic energy healing, Aerial yoga, SUP yoga, essential oils, and more. Leah integrates the use of essential oils and reiki assists in her all levels yoga class flows.  She is a special addition to the team!

Maddy

Maddy Bottari Eaton, RYT 500 has been teaching and living a yoga lifestyle for many years. She completed her Porfessional Level Kripalu Teacher Training in 2007 and became certified to teach Five Element Yoga and Nidra Nidra in 2012. Maddy has a degree in Behavioral Science and is a Master Level Reiki Practioner. Maddy taught for many years at Synergy Health and Fitness at Exeter Hospital and most recently at Awakening Grace Studio in Epping. Her teaching philosophy is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for each student to explore new possibilities in acheiving opitmum well-being in body mind and spirit.

Molly

Molly Schlangen is the owner/director of Inspired Yoga (formerly Awakening Grace Yoga) and a 500-hour Certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor. She has been teaching yoga since 2006 and finds this to be her true dharma. She believes yoga is a channel for healing and personal growth. Yoga practice benefits all ages, body sizes, and fitness levels. “We start where we are, and allow yoga to transform”. She has worked as a Registered Nurse in the areas of community & mental health, sports rehabilitation, school health and is currently on the nursing faculty at NHTI.  She holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. Molly considers herself a student of life, attempting to learn the lessons of love in their many forms. Her personal mission (at the moment) is to find and live the balance of stillness, movement and meditation … connecting body, mind & spirit. Her other interests include long walks in the woods, running, hiking, paddle boarding & reading.

Nel

Nel has studied and experienced yoga since 1976. She holds a Kripalu 200 hour yoga teaching certification, an At Om 500 hour yoga teaching certification, a BA in English Literature, and has studied Tantra and meditation with Uma Parvathi Nanda Nath since 2008. Immersion in a multitude of yoga styles and techniques has equipped her with fun, synthesized offerings for students to enjoy and explore sustainable movement and meditation, deeper awareness of inner and outer landscapes, expansion of breath, and customization of physical practice.

Nel is a devoted mother, nature lover, and delighted adventurer.

Pearl

Pearl has been studying and practicing in the fields of yoga, healing, massage and art since the late 1970s. She is 500 hour certified instructor through Pathways Yoga Systems with Swami Padmanada (Pat Bruno). She has studied anatomy and physiology, Hanna Somatics, and trained specifically in Craniosacral 1-2 and Somato Emotional Release 1-2 and Lymphatic Drainage through the Upledger Institute. She brings a lifetime of experience to her teaching. Pearl says, “Over time as we enter our senior years, we begin to move less therefore allowing the body to lose sensory motor skills. Which connects mind and body that communicates with each other and keeps us healthy and well balanced. In this class we practice a combination of yoga and somatics reestablishing a relationship with breath, body and mind. Students should be able to come to the floor and return to standing in this class. The old saying” if you do not use it you lose it” is true. We can still stretch like a cat, awakening the vital force within from a deep sleep. What brings joy for me is sharing the knowledge that I have gathered over the years with others so they can live their life to the fullest in comfort and joy.” She lives in Raymond NH with my husband Dan of 11 years. She loves singing, chanting, kayaking, swimming, walking, snowshoeing, blowing my conch and traveling.

Dimming your light doesn’t do you or the world any good. You were meant to be great -stand in that power

Lisa Nichols

Shannon

I have been practicing yoga on and off the mat for about 8 years. I am certified in aromatherapy and Herbalism at The Boston School of Herbal Studies from 2012- 2013. I try to incorporate tea and essential oils into my practice and classes as much as I can. I completed my 200 hour Ashtanga certification and my Reiki Master training at Living Yoga in 2016 and I have been practicing and teaching ever since.I love the journey and all the ups and downs I experience throughout my practice. I believe the practice of yoga is a personal experience and one should always remain mindful of ones body to avoid injuries. I enjoy teaching vinyassa flow inspired by the Ashtanga primary series; connecting breath and movement while incorporating mudras, chanting meditation, mindfull readings and yoga philosophy connects one to their own spiritual journey for full body awareness and transformation. I always offer modifications and adjustments for a safe experience. Every body deserves yoga and making it accessible to everyone regardless of age, experience or injury is very important to me.We practice yoga on the mat so we can live mindfully off the mat.