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 and looking forward to the latest Spain retreat.
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.
Mark James Fischler
Mark James Fischler has been a professor of ethics and justice at Plymouth State University for the past 15 years. He has been consciously engaging the spiritual path for over 21 years since a moment of deeper understanding in August 1996, Since 1996 he has personally worked and studied with Teachers and practices from many spiritual traditions, most notably Buddhism and Toltec Wisdom. Mark is a student of the philosopher Ken Wilber who has helped him deepen his understanding of Eastern and Western philosophical integration.
Mark is a member of the Integral Institute which works to bring integral practices to the world at large where he serves as a legal expert.
Jennie moved to New Hampshire from New Jersey over 20 years ago. Formerly a preschool teacher, she made the choice to be a stay-at-home mother to her three boys; later adopting her niece.
Now, nearly an empty nester, she is finding more time for herself and pursuing the things she loves to do. On a summer day you can find her at the lake paddleboarding or sitting in the sand with a good book.
She became curious about yoga around seven years ago, finding that it greatly complimented her new passion of running. Jennie was looking for a healthier mind and body, but soon realized the deeper benefits of yoga through a consistent practice. There was a transformation happening both on and off the mat. She decided to pursue her 200 hr. Yoga Teaching certification with Melissa Scagliarini and Rosie Latona as her guides in the Vidya Yoga School. She plans to continue her education attending workshops and possibly another training down the road. With this personal transformation and love of the practice of yoga, Jennie is excited to share this with her community. She hopes yoga can brighten your day, while bringing love, compassion, and awareness into the world!
“Yoga doesn't just change how we see things, it transforms the person who sees.” B.K.S. Iyengar
Donna Sullivan (ERYT-500) teaches a gentle to moderate style of flow yoga focusing on connecting movement with breath, offering her students the space they need to experience the poses and the process of a yoga practice for themselves. “Since I started yoga in mid-life, I have an acute sense of what it means to come to my mat from wherever I am at the moment and, I tell whoever I can that it's never too late to start.” In addition to teaching yoga, Donna continues her training by taking workshops and regular attendance of various yoga classes. She recently taught and participated in her second 500 HR YTT program at Sharing Yoga in Concord, NH.
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.
Nicole Colindres - Nicole has been practicing yoga for close to 20 years. Nicole became interested in the practice of ashtanga yoga over ten years ago when she was researching ways to maintain strength, flexibility and discipline between her trapeze and hand balance classes at the New England Center for Circus arts. She was looking for a practice that would reinforce and maintain her current practice.
This dedication to the practice of yoga has supported her ability to understand it's challenges and has first hand experience of all it has to offer. Nicoles' dedication doesn't stop on the mat, she has been a Critical Care Nurse for 13 years and has been supporting our community on the front lines during this challenging pandemic, she also is mother of two.
When not on the mat or at the Hospital you can find Nicole either spending time with her children, hiking another round through the 4000 footers, climbing at Rumney and experiencing nature in some way.