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Melissa Scagliarini

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 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.   

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Becca Gosselin

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.

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Suzanne Gaulocher

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.


Emily Whitney

Emily Whitney was opened up to the practice of yoga 5 years ago, she quickly fell in love with Heated Power Yoga and the practice of a mind-body connection. She is from the Seacoast area of New Hampshire and began her yoga practice on the water, through paddle boarding. She then decided to try out Baptiste Power yoga on her mat and was hooked on the transformation it gave her on and off her mat. Currently, Emily is enrolled at PSU to pursue her MEd in School Counseling and lives in the downtown area. She has recently completed her 200hr YTT and is trained in Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga.

In Emily’s free time she loves to travel and do anything active in nature! She enjoys hiking, skiing, running, boating, and art. She brings a vivacious, friendly, and warm energy! Her favorite quote is, “The prize is in the process.”-Baron Baptiste

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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.


Cate Huynen

Cate Huynen is currently in the process of completing her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Satya Yoga Studio with Melissa Scagliarini and Roseann Latona. She began attending yoga classes in 2014 when an achilles tendon injury prevented her from racing with her college cross country team. After her injury healed, Cate continued to go to yoga classes and she realized that yoga and meditation pair wonderfully with running. Cate hopes to teach yoga classes that help people establish stamina, flexibility, and mental focus that transfers easily from the yoga mat to the running trails.

When she isn’t stretching out her super tight hamstrings, Cate teaches fifth grade at Sant Bani School, waits tables at the Italian Farmhouse, and explores trails in the White Mountains.

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Steve Norton

Steve Norton's own history in recovery has led him to his path in yoga.  His passion for truth about himself has led him through the 12-Steps. Steve’s path now allows him to share his compassion and energy to help others.  

His sense of humor and self acceptance make this class a welcoming place for all who are affected by addiction in their lives. His classes are a low impact, and are a gentle pace to experience mind, body and spirit.  

Steve is currently enrolled in the 200hr Teacher Training through Vidya YTT with Melissa Scagliarini and Rosie Latona.  He will be graduating in October 2018



Jennie Ntourntourekas

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

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Michele Lacroix

Michele Lacroix attended her first yoga class in 1995; resonating to the meditative, contemplative natures of the yoga practice.  Her classes focus on quieting the mind, connecting breath with movement, and gently stretching and strengthening the body.

Michele has always had an interest in natural healing. She received her herbalist certification with Rosemary Gladstar and her Reiki 2 attunement in 1996.

She is currently enrolled in the 200hr Teacher Training through Vidya YTT with Melissa Scagliarini and Rosie Latona and will be graduating in October 2018.


Ericka Halaby

Erika Halaby has been practicing yoga for 3 and a half years and just received her 200 hour certification this winter. She dove into her personal practice shortly after her father passed away in 2016 and has been sincerely devoted to the practice ever since. To her, practicing yoga is the most fulfilling and passionate gateway to the soul that exists.  Over time, something that began as a physical practice has gradually transformed into a deep, spiritual and mindful life purpose. Over the years she has developed a mindful meditation practice, received Rieki training, worked with energy medicine and is currently finishing her degree in Outdoor Education. Her mission in life is to share the beauty of being human in coexistence with the magnificence powers of the natural world. Her teaching style is rooted within her passion for nature and her admiration for self transformation and growth. For her students, her dream is to ground them when they need it most, and even when they don’t. While uplifting them all at the same time. This balance of grounding down while opening the heart and mind in connection with the breath is how she has found peace not only in her practice but her soul. This is exactly what has inspired her to share the sacred practice of yoga.

Erika is originally from Massachusetts, but is currently living in Plymouth as a senior at PSU. She loves to be outside, building her connection to Mother Earth and her favorite outdoor activities are backpacking and kayaking.


Donna Sullivan

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.


Hope Blais

Yoga has been an integral part of my life for over 18 years, and my practice has helped me grow stronger, more flexible and confident, both on and off the mat. Yoga provides me with the tools and practices needed to assist me in living a more centered, authentic life based in the present moment.

In my classes I love to share my passion for yoga by giving students a safe place to challenge themselves and build their confidence. I also enjoy sprinkling in some wisdom that aims to inspire my students to live their best life.

I am trained to teach two styles of yoga, those styles being Baptiste Power and Aruna Yoga.

Baptiste Power Yoga uses a fusion of powerful Hatha inspired yoga postures with an aim to increase focus and boost confidence within the student. In February 2018 I completed the 100 hour Baptiste Level One teacher training program in Sedona, AZ and in November 2019 I completed the Certified Baptiste Instructor Credential Training course in Boston, MA.

Aruna yoga is a practice encompassing all forms of yoga, including hatha, vinyasa and Kundalini inspired technologies. It is a practice based on being present on all levels: to what is here, now and to be still with what arises in these moments of presence.
In August 2019 I completed my 200 hour RYT Aruna teacher training in Breda, The Netherlands.

When off of my mat I can be found enjoying the outdoors, skiing, traveling, taking photographs, cooking, collecting, and enjoying time with friends and family. I live in New Hampton, NH with my spunky 6-yr old son, Raphael.

As Pattabhi Jois says "Practice and all is coming"...

Come join me for a class soon, until then I look forward to meeting you.

"Each student is whole and complete with nothing lacking, nothing broken, and anything is possible" -Baptiste Yoga