The Satya Approach
"Yoga is the journey of the self,
through the self, to the self."
Integrating Awareness into Our Lives
Satya Yoga Studio has been providing yoga and wellness to our community for almost twenty years. We are dedicated to sharing our experience and teachings with all who wish for a more peaceful life. Our core values are rooted in truth, wisdom, compassion, authenticity and integrity.
Founder & Owner
Melissa Scagliarini has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and teaching for more than a decade. She is the founder and owner of Satya Yoga Studio. Alongside extensive experience, formal training, and an in depth understanding of human physiology, Melissa brings humor and warmth to each of the classes she teaches. She has been trained in multiple traditions by some of the leading teachers in yoga. In 2017, Melissa became a certified Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist through the Himalayan Institute. In 2010, Melissa traveled to India to participate in a month long Advanced Yoga Training, also through The Himalayan Institute. Traveling to the geographical heart of yoga was a personal and professional milestone for Melissa—a true lesson in Yoga off the mat. Melissa learned to look at herself with a bit more softness and love and was able to truly practice letting go of attachments. These experiences have crafted Melissa into a masterful teacher who creates a caring, honest, and safe yoga environment. Classes are rooted in tradition and are designed to truly meet you and your body where you’re at. Using her deep understanding of yoga, hands-on assists, and a great selection of props, Melissa offers each participant, in every class, an opportunity to challenge and center themselves on the mat. In addition to a variety of classes offered on a weekly basis, Melissa leads a yearly Yoga Teacher training course and offers yoga retreats around the world. So far Melissa and her cohort of yoga and travel lovers have practiced in France, Costa Rica, Northern and Southern India, Italy, Spain and looking forward to our next retreat to Northern India and Greece. Melissa and her husband Matt have two young boys and have lived and worked in the Plymouth area for over 20 years. They know and love the mountains, the rivers, and the people who live here. Other Certifications include: 200 hr YTT, 500hr YTT, Pre-natal, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist, Certified Holistic Health Counselor.
Becca Gosselin became a student of yoga in 2011, when her older brother brought her to her first yoga class. Her dedication for living a healthy lifestyle was obvious and her brother opened her up to the beauty of yoga. While receiving her BS in health education & health promotion she dedicated the majority of her free time to pursue a RYT 200 hour Yoga teacher training. She graduated from both programs in 2015. While continuing to expand her knowledge of the health and wellness, she soon realized that yoga and meditation was an important part of her life. This practice has changed her life for the better and she wishes to share this lifestyle to all those who cross her path. Since she completed her Yoga training, she has taught yoga throughout northern New Hampshire to people of all ages and body types. Growing up she was told to follow her dreams and Becca is doing just that. She teaches to inspire others to be happy and healthy with beautifully thought out practices designed to open your heart and mind. Becca also shares her love for Yoga and Wellness working with adolescents battling with anxiety, depression and OCD at Mountain Valley Treatment Center. Here she developed a health and wellness module and teaches yoga and mindfulness on a daily basis. Becca's love for health and wellness continues off the mat and out in nature. You may see her snowboarding, X country skiing, fly fishing or out on a long walk with her dog.
Suzanne Gaulocher As many folks have, Suzanne started her yoga journey seeking better and prolonged health and spiritual wellbeing. She studied with Rusty Wells, a San Francisco based instructor and visionary. She teaches in the Bhakti Flow style which includes a flow-based practice in a heated room incorporating self-discipline and mindful guidance. Bhakti Yoga is the yoga of the heart, of joy and of devotion. It is a path based on intuition and trust, not experience-based trust, but simple and pure trust. It is a blind jump into the whole, into joy. Suzanne has found in her own life, in part due to her training as a scientist, she is often stuck in being too cerebral, when joy is innate and not cerebral. Yoga helps us learn how to quiet our mind; so that what we can trust that what it is we most value, will be revealed to us. As yoga has moved from the east to the west, Suzanne has felt strongly that yoga does not start and end on the mat. It is a practice we carry with us out of the yoga studio and into our days.
Melissa (Mel) Querry, RYT-200 - Mel’s yoga journey began during pregnancy with her first child more than 10 years ago while seeking to find some gentle movement to find relief from some aches and pains. Like many yoga students, she found so much more than that! The aches and pains subsided and through continued practice, Mel found a deeper connection to yoga philosophy, supporting her both on and off the mat. Forever a student, she seeks to understand the connection between movement, breath and the philosophy of yoga while sharing that with her students. She emphasizes breath awareness and conscious intention to promote ease and stability in each pose. Mel’s goal is to help her students find and maintain a peaceful mind and body. Outside of the studio, you will find Mel somewhere outdoors adventuring with her friends and family. Like Thoreau, she believes that “we need the tonic of wilderness” to heal and also connect with ourselves and each other. If she isn’t outside, she’s likely chasing a concert somewhere as music provides the soundtrack to life! Mel completed her 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification with Vidya Yoga Teacher training under the instruction of Melissa Scagliarini and Rosie Latona.
Kathy Van Deursen
Kathy Van Deursen began practicing yoga in 2001 as a way to connect with her young daughter. Over the past twenty years the personal rewards of a regular practice have become an integral part of life for her. It is this passion for yoga that brought Kathy to pursue yoga teacher training through the Vidya school, as a way to deepen her own practice and a path to share the joy and benefits of yoga with others. “Through my personal practice I learned that everything I practiced on the mat could carry into my life off the mat.” The roots of a physical practice and the philosophy of yoga have a strong connection to a life well lived off the mat. The balance of effort and ease, increased strength and improved flexibility create a strong foundation for day to day living. The greatest reward of teaching is the opportunity to share my experience with others in the hope that they find their own personal joy through the experience. When Kathy is not traveling around sharing experiences with her three adult children she can be found skiing, hiking and biking in the White Mountains with her dog Blue or with her nose in a good book.
Abby was first introduced to yoga in 2013 while attending college in New Jersey. As a collegiate athlete she was drawn to the supportive nature of the practice on and off the mat. Her love of asana was born first with the discovery that physical and mental boundaries could be pushed safely on the mat. Perhaps still sweat, occasionally tears but no blood. She enjoys the creativity of modern vinyasa practice and likes to create space in her classes for students to find freedom in their movement and connect with their bodies. She recently completed her 200 hr YTT training with Katie O’connell at Dragonfly Yoga Barn in Sandwich where she studied vinyasa flow and functional anatomy. She plans to continue her yoga journey through further trainings and workshops. Born and raised in New Hampshire, she is excited to plant roots in the area with her husband, build community and share her passion of yoga. Off the mat she enjoys rock climbing, hiking in the white mountains and traveling.
Michelle’s journey with Yoga began 20 years ago as a way to move her body and seek a calm mind. By 2015 Michelle developed a solid consistent physical practice and began studying Yoga philosophy. In 2022 Michelle began her first teacher training and is now a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200hr level and will begin her 300hr training this fall. Michelle’s classes focus on guiding students of varying experience and ability through practices that focus on connecting the mind, body, and breath. Michelle offers clear instruction with modifications and options so that each student can make the practice their own. When not teaching, Michelle can be found running, hiking, kayaking, and cooking as well as spending time with her family and four dogs.
I’m Vanessa! A former dancer with a love for the art of movement. Yoga has gifted me the opportunity to connect, with the body, of course, but most importantly to my mind & spirit. A practitioner for 12 years and a teacher since 2019-Teaching has allowed me to share how yoga continues to deeply change my life. As a guide for practice, my goal is to bring you to your own conclusions & truth. To allow your external & physical movement to move the internal & subtle. In class you’ll find fluid movement & thoughtful sequencing curated to include intentional transitions, deep focus & strength! Hope to see you on your mat.
Amber Freeman started her yoga journey after she injured her neck while snowboarding in 2010. In chronic pain she visited countless doctors and physical therapists but found no relief. While visiting her mother in western Massachusetts she joined her for a Kripalu yoga class and found that her practice strengthened her neck enabling it to heal. She also discovered that yoga was not just a physical practice, but one that supported her endeavors off the mat as well. Her newfound passion led her to undergo a 200 hour yoga teacher training at Kripalu in 2011. Amber has taught yoga classes while living in Switzerland and continued to use her training during her time as a full time Nordic skiing coach in Maine. Over the past few years, Amber has continued teaching yoga classes during Nordic Ski days in Waterville Valley and throughout New England. Amber lives with her husband, their son, and their chocolate lab Hazel. Off the mat Amber enjoys hiking, kayaking and Nordic skiing.