our team

teresa zanardelli

 

trained at: E-RYT® 500, YACEP® at sampoorna yoga and downdog yoga; reiki master

specialties: vinyasa/ashtanga/sampoorna/yin, reiki

what to expect in my class: dynamic and flowing, focusing on the ashtanga principal of building internal heat as you find the connection between the breath and the physical postures. this style of yoga practice strengthens and tones the body; increases flexibility and coordination; decreases stress and anxiety and increases awareness and emotional well being.

my idea of a good time: relaxing with good friends, spending time outdoors

something you don’t know about me: i've been practicing yoga since 1995 and i used to run a zoo!

yoga instructor Teresa Zanardelli
 
julie stark

 

trained at: RYT® 500, YACEP® at Burn Within Yoga; reiki level l

specialties: vinyasa

what to expect in my class:  to have fun, focus on alignment, transitions, and breath

my idea of a good time: i love to play in the snow with my family, and then come inside and have hot chocolate.

something you don’t know about me:  about 8 years ago i lost 90 pounds on WW and now i'm a vegetarian.

yoga instructor Julie Stark
 
holly smith

 

trained at: YT 500 at Burn Within Yoga; reiki level l

specialties: vinyasa

what to expect in my class:  always have fun, but challenge yourself to push past your comfort zone and explore your full potential on the bike or on your mat!

my idea of a good time: hiking with my man and my dog, and then ending the day with a good glass of wine

something you don’t know about me: i'm a huge nerd.  during the day, i fight white collar crime in a cubical...and i love it.

yoga instructor Holly Smith
kim reynolds

 

trained at: RYT® 500 at thank yoga & Burn Within Yoga; reiki master

specialties: vinyasa and children's yoga

what to expect in my class: to have fun and forget about the word "can't"  the only thing holding you back is you!

my idea of a good time: anything that involves spending time with my son such as riding bicycles, eating ice cream and having pizza party picnics

something you don’t know about me: i wanted to be a theater history professor when I was in college.

yoga instructor Holly Smith
 
jan attanasio

 

trained at: RYT® 200 at Center for Wholeness; reiki master

specialties: slow flow vinyasa

what to expect in my class: gentle flow with a focus on alignment and breath awareness, combining creative sequencing, a spirit of playfulness, and a dose of inspiration to help you deepen your practice.  my hope is that you step off the mat feeling refreshed, nourished and balanced.  one of my favorite quotes is:  "if you can breathe, you can do yoga."

my idea of a good time: spending time with family and friends, traveling, cooking, and drinking chai tea.

something you don’t know about me: I have 8 beautiful grandchildren.  I'm an event planner for an online school and I teach yoga online to middle school students.

yoga instructor Holly Smith
 
barbara held

 

trained at: RYT® 500 at Burn Within Yoga; Urban Zen at Yoga on High, reiki master; young living essential oil conventions

specialties: urban zen and reiki - teacher of reiki 

what to expect in my class: deep relaxation - achieved with small mindful movements, restorative yoga poses, aromatherapy, reiki; body and breath awareness meditations.  my classes are for anyone and everyone - if you can lie on the floor you can do urban zen.

my idea of a good time: hanging out with my family and my 2 dogs and 5 cats, golfing, yoga, continuing education classes, gardening, reading and playing the piano.

something you don’t know about me: we had a foreign exchange student from norway in 1989 and 1990.  we are grateful she and her daughter still continue to visit us yearly.

yoga instructor Holly Smith
 
megan tighe

trained at: RYT® 500 at Magic Pond Yoga & Burn Within Yoga; reiki level l
specialties: hatha, vinyasa, acro
what to expect in my class: to learn something new each class and to have fun!
my idea of a good time: eating, exercising, and exploring my way
across the world.
something you don't know about me: I completed my yoga teacher
training in South Korea, where I lived for 2 years.

yoga instructor Holly Smith
 
alicia geiger

 

trained at: RYT® 200 at Burn Within Yoga
specialties:  vinyasa; slow flow
what to expect in my class: calm your mind/body by focusing on your breath while in the pose; increase flexibility, strength; and balance; and most importantly have fun, let that stuff go. 
my idea of a good time: a good book on a cold night in front of the crackling fire, relaxing  on the rooftop deck with the hubs and our rescue Bruno, or girls trips to the beach! 
something you don't know about me: my dream days consist of yoga and dogs. i decorate the bathroom for every holiday. my mom use to do it, reminds me of her and makes me smile.

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abby baker

 

trained at: RYT® 200 at Burn Within Yoga
specialties: Vinyasa
what to expect in my class:  i encourage all yogis to use the time in class to focus on themselves, let go out outside thoughts, and give yourself a challenge physically and mentally. i love flowing movements, working on alignment,  and finding that balance of muscle strengthening and lengthening. 
my idea of a good time: outside of the studio I am usually found hanging out with my husband, spending time with my family & friends, and playing with our dog. 
something you don't know about me: I love to be artistic and create artwork for my home and for family & friends. 

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testimonials

 

       i love how the burn instructors always come around and encourage or help you through a pose. i've never felt silly or like i was being judged if i wasn't doing a  pose right.

 ~ anonymous ~~      comment from burn survey