Teaching Yoga is an honor and a privilege. Our teachers practice many different styles of yoga but our intention is always the same, to serve our students.
Kristen Coyle, Co-Owner
Many years and practices after taking her first yoga class in college, Kristen found her way to Ganga Flow Yoga and quickly realized that the “little studio” was to be her perfect yoga home. Since completing a teacher training at the studio in 2013, she has been bringing her students fun, well-sequenced classes, incorporating modifications for all levels of practice (as well as hot rocks in Savasana on request).
- 200 hour Vinyasa Teacher Training, Ganga Flow Yoga
- Workshops/Intensives including Lotus Palm Thai Yoga, Baptiste Yoga with Paige Elenson, Elena Brower
- Personal practice/experience includes Yin, Restorative and Bikram
- 20 years experience Emergency Nursing
Off the mat fun: In addition to enjoying cooking, gardening and backyard chicken keeping, Kristen loves taking part in any adventure her son Rowan dreams up.
Megan Gagliardi, Co-Owner
Megan has a deeply-rooted love and passion for yoga, believing that it has the ability to transform a person from within. Her classes are a weave of strong flows and sequences, fun, yet introspective music, and wisdom from her own day-to-day life.
- 200 Hour YTT Fresh Yoga, New Haven, CT
- Register Nurse, specializing in cardiology and pediatrics.
Fun Fact: Spanish & English bilingual. Que venga a yoga!
Melissa is our new mom. She brings her exuberance for life into her awesome vinyasa classes. Love to listen to her voice as she cues the poses.
- 200 hour Teacher Training at The Yoga Room, Astoria, NY
- Many styles of interest, Jivamukti, Kripalu, Iyengar
Fun Fact: Melissa had pursued an acting career for 9 years, film and theater
Natalie has been studying and sharing her yoga for the past 25 years. She was drawn to yoga in high school when she started taking classes and volunteering at the Woodbury Yoga Center. Here she received her Shakipat initiation into the path of Kundalini Maha Yoga with Anandi Ma in 2006.
- 200 hour YTT with Yogaspirit at Your Community Yoga Center, Hamden, CT
- Children’s Yoga Teacher Training with Full of Joy Yoga at Your Community Yoga Center
Natalie’s style is influenced by a variety of workshops and classes in Ayurveda, Kundalini, Hatha, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Yin and Anusara yoga. From her recent years in organic farming, she now understands that you come to your mat to grow and incorporates this into her classes.
“The practice of yoga is to remove the weeds from the body so that the garden can grow.” B.K.S. Iyengar
Mike completed his yoga teacher training through the Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts. He feels practicing yoga is more than simply making shapes with your body and leads mindful classes incorporating pranayama, asana and meditation. He believes strongly in keeping yoga accessible and approachable to all bodies and experience levels.
Diane started a regular yoga practice in 2008 and she quickly realized that the strength and body awareness she established with over twenty years as an exercise instructor was easy to transition into her yoga practice. The element of introspection, on the other hand, was something new and more of a challenge to her. Over time, this is what she has grown to love most about practicing and teaching yoga and what brings her back to her mat again and again. Diane is an RYT 500, having completed both her 200 hour and 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Kaia Yoga in Westport. Diane’s passion for movement, breath, alignment and pushing past mental obstacles are evident to her upbeat and flowing classes.
Sarah has a passion for adventure and exploration. Amazingly, the greatest journey she would ever take would be the one to find her true Self. She was drawn to yoga in search of healing after suffering most of her life from migraines. Through yoga she gained a deep awareness of body, mind and spirit, as well as connection to her breath. This led her to become a certified Yoga Teacher completing her 200 hour training in Hawaii in 2014. Since then she has attended multiple workshops and trainings with top teachers like Maty Ezraty, Gary Kroftsow, Seane Corn and many more. Sarah has taught yoga in studios and wellness centers in San Diego California as well as here locally in Connecticut.
Inspired by her teachers, peers and travels, Sarah aims to bring a sense of inner strength to each of her classes. She encourages explorative movement free from judgement and expectation, so each person can leave feeling refreshed, balanced and blissful.
Fun fact: Sarah designs natural crystal and gemstone jewelry.
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