Teacher Bios

Regina

Regina Trailweaver began practicing yoga over twenty-five years ago.  Like so many, she started with the practice of asana (postures,) and was soon drawn to the more subtle aspects of yoga: the cultivation of a non-reactive, non-judgmental state through focusing the mind and breath and unifying the mind, heart, and body.  She began studying and teaching yoga and eventually obtained her yoga teacher certification through Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.  She is especially interested in calming the stress response and activating the well being response.  Her teaching of asana and pranayama (breathing practices) is infused with her passion for the deeper teachings of yoga and her genuine concern for the mental and physical well being of her students.  While Regina takes seriously the promise of yoga to be free from suffering, her students often find themselves laughing during class due to her light and playful spirit.  Regina has studied extensively with several Iyengar certified teachers and this is evidenced in her attention to alignment and physiology.    

Kate

In addition to teaching yoga, Kate Greenleaf is a health coach, massage therapist and aromatherapist.  An examplar of healthy living, Kate's approach is simple, gentle, and non-judgmental.  With her multiple areas of expertise, she brings a holistic perspective to every health challenge.  Kate has been practicing and teaching yoga for decades, studying at Kripalu and Yoga Vermont and obtaining her yoga teacher certification through the Lotus Yoga Teacher Training Program.  Lotus Yoga is pleased to host Kate several times a year for workshops and series.  Contact Kate directly @ greenleafholistic.com.

Ed Pierce

Ed's classes are a safe, welcoming space for anyone wishing to experience the benefits of yoga.  Central to Ed's approach are compassion for one's self and others, integrating the conecepts of yoga into our daily lives, and the importance of taking the time to care of one's self.  Ed believes that yoga should be accessible to every body no matter which life path brought you to class.  For Ed, yoga is far more than just a series of postures; it is a road map to feeling better and living a happier life.  Ed dabbled in yoga for many years, started practicing regularly in 2013, and earned his 200 hour Lotus Yoga Teacher certification in 2017.  He also enjoys photography, playing guitar, dogs, fixing and building things, and motorcycles.

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MELANIE MOORE

Melanie Moore  is a physical therapist and lifelong fitness enthusiast who brings healing compassion and extensive knowledge of anatomy to her yoga teaching.  She is a creative and inspiring guide and students describe her classes as transformational.  She has been practicing yoga regularly for the past decade and received her 200 Hour Lotus Yoga Teacher Certification in 2017.