Michelle has been practicing yoga since 2003 and teaching since 2006. She is a certified teacher and registered as a 200 hour RYT through the National Yoga Alliance. Michelle began her yoga practice as a way to stay in shape but she quickly realized that yoga was more than a physical practice. It became a personal path to a bigger lifestyle change. She is a graduate of The Yoga of Energy Flow program directed by Carrie Tyler and Daniel Orlansky. She has studied many forms of yoga including Kripalu, Vinyasa Flow, and Ashtanga. Michelle is an experienced teacher who leads her classes with specific instruction, creative sequencing linking breath with movement, and hands on adjustments. She is known for her compassionate way of teaching and leading a class in a strong athletic flow, using creative movement sequences from the various traditions she has studied. Michelle’s passion is to share her love of yoga with others and lead students to a feeling of exhilaration, peace and inner awareness.
Alyssa was first introduced to yoga at a young age as a supplement to her vigorous dance training. Her strong ballet background made the fluidity of vinyasa flow feel natural, but she did not truly find her practice until turning to yoga as a physical outlet as a young adult. As she developed a regular practice, she quickly discovered, far beyond the physical expectations, its ability to clear the mind and impact her everyday life. She felt hooked on the way her practice made her feel peaceful yet energized and its ability to allow her to slow down, quiet the mind, and appreciate the present moment. Eager to expand her knowledge, Alyssa enrolled in Dana Lincoln’s Teacher Training Immersion Program in 2013 and began teaching shortly after. Alyssa teaches a strong, athletic practice, using her creative background to build fluid, and innovative yet intuitive sequences. Alyssa hopes that through teaching she can provide a space for others to feel what she herself found through her practice – a peaceful connection between the mind and body.
It was the grace, fluidity and athleticism that originally drew Emily to vinyasa yoga; beginning her practice in 1999 and becoming an instructor in 2000. After teaching for numerous studios, in many locales, it is now the meditative and tension relieving aspects that she enjoys most; especially since the birth of her children. Emily uses her soothing voice and warm spirit to set the tone for a calm, moving meditation. She enjoys strong, athletic, slow-flowing movements and sequences which challenge students physically and provide the opportunity to liberate them from their minds. It is her absolute pleasure to be able to do something she loves and at the same time help others.
Deb Genestreti RYT-200
Deb has been practicing yoga since 1995. As a mother of three young children, she came to yoga to supplement her daily workouts in order to keep her body healthy. In addition to the physical benefits yoga provided, she also found her breath, a peaceful energy and a way to stay grounded in the present. Twenty years later, in order to deepen her own practice, she joined Dana Lincoln’s Teacher Training at Prasada Yoga Center. Not only did the training strengthen and stretch her own practice, but she discovered a love of teaching. She has experience with many styles of yoga, but Vinyasa Flow is her favorite to practice as well as to teach. Her classes are grounded and athletic and aimed at improving strength, flexibility and alignment – all essential elements for sustaining a life-long practice. Her organic sequencing and sense of humor encourages students to find their own unique and mindful practice. She just loves having the opportunity to share how yoga, at any level, simply makes you feel better.
Becky came to vinyasa yoga first as a form of exercise, but soon discovered just how much more the practice had to offer. She studied under Carrie Tyler in the Rasamaya Flow teacher training program in 2009, a program with a strong focus on anatomy and yogic philosophy. Becky truly enjoys sharing her love and knowledge of the practice with others. She believes strongly in the power of movement and breath to heal and nourish the body, mind and soul, and feels that yoga is the ultimate way to integrate all three. She is known for teaching strong, creative sequences with focus on the core body..and having fun!
Lauren’s intelligently sequenced classes are inspired by Hatha, Vinyasa and Anusara, and invite practitioners explore all of their layers through body, mind and heart. Her classes are accessible, empowering and inspire each individual to step into their strength, grace and wisdom to encourage an awakening of the collective.
Connection to the heart and community is central to her teaching.
Lauren is inspired by life’s experiences (both beautiful and challenging) that create the platform for us to practice our yoga of the mat and integrate deeply into the totality of our being. She follows her heart and shares her journey through her many projects and collaborations, leading immersive retreats and trainings worldwide. Lauren is founder of Raise Your Beat (online platform for inspiration through holistic living) Wild Vibes (celebration of music, yoga & art through festivals and retreats that give back to charity) and devoted assistant to Suzanne Slocum-Gori (Ibiza based yoga instructor, owner of One Yoga in Vancouver).
Kathryn Kuntz RYT-200
Katie first began to practice yoga as a compliment to distance running while training for half marathons. She found that on her mat everything began to shift from a place of competitive drive and physical exercise, to a deeper understanding of self-discipline and self-care. The more she practiced yoga, the more the yoga worked on her, creating deeper self-awareness on and off the mat. Originally from Ohio, she discovered yoga when she took classes, first at Thank Yoga Studio in Columbus Ohio and later at Inner Bliss in Cleveland Ohio. After she moved to New Hampshire she began taking classes at Prasada Yoga Center where she eventually enrolled in the Teacher Training Program, earning her RYT-200 Certification. In the Prasada program, she had the gift of learning from and studying under Dana Lincoln and Michelle Plante who guided her to teach fully as herself from a place of mindfulness and love. Katie’s classes are strong and athletic, but with a primary focus on breath, self-awareness and staying anchored in the present moment.
Dana Lincoln, E-RYT-500, YACEP
Dana first experienced yoga as a child when her brother discovered Light on Yoga by B.K.S Iyengar. Seeing yoga as playful and fun, she and her brother would mimic the poses they saw in the book. In college she continued her journey into yoga, using her practice to stay healthy while training for triathalons with her sister.
As her practice deepened, Dana began to recognize her body as a tool to leverage her mind, finding that yoga provided her a peaceful connection between mind and body. She eventually developed a daily Ashtanga practice and began teaching.
Dana has extensive training in Ashtanga and Iyengar. A dedicated yogi, she began to explore other disciplines of yoga including Anusara, Kundalini, Kali-Ray Tri Yoga, Kripalu, Meridian Yoga, Chi Gong and Yin Yoga. She is certified to teach yoga to kids of all ages, as well as prenatal. Her comprehensive knowledge of anatomy and body mechanics supports her strong focus in her teaching.
Dana’s teaching provides a powerful edge to vinyasa movement. With her deep understanding of body mechanics combined with a warm compassionate way of teaching, she is a favorite among New England yoga practitioners. She has taught classes, workshops and trainings in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts for nearly 20 years.
Dana is the author of three training manuals and founder of Prasada Yoga Center in North Hampton, NH. She is also the Director of Prasada Yoga Center’s Teacher Training Program.
Michelle Plante RYT-500
Michelle began practicing yoga to find balance and quickly discovered the serene energy yoga brings into her daily life. She became a yoga teacher in hopes of sharing that peaceful energy with others.
Michelle graduated from the Yoga of Energy Flow program led by Dana Lincoln and Daniel Orlansky in March of 2012. She has also completed her 500 RYT certification through Boston Yoga School led by Ame Wren and Kevin Courtney.
As the director of Prasada Yoga Center she is dedicated to holding an inviting and peaceful space to share with the seacoast yoga community and to always remaining a committed student of yoga.
Teresa Quinn RYT-200
Teresa has been involved in the fitness industry for a little over a decade. She has a passion for sharing her knowledge of obtaining a safe, effective, and fun workout. She is AFAA (Aerobic & Fitness Association of America) certified in group as well as personal training. She has great knowledge of the many trends within the fitness world. She holds a business degree but was drawn to yoga because of its healing aspects and the sense of joy she has found in her practice.
Jason has been a student and practitioner of yoga since 1998. He has been teaching consistently since 2002. Embracing all aspects of yoga with asana, pranayama, study of yogic texts, chanting and Ayurveda, he has spent a significant portion of his life immersed in the yogic lifestyle. Jason’s studies of Ashtanga yoga began in 2001 with Nancy Gilgoff, the most influential teacher in Jason’s life to this day. Within the first four years of practicing, Jason completed both the primary and second series. Over the next two years, Jason went on to complete the third series. From 2001 to 2009, Jason made numerous trips to Maui, Hawaii to study with Nancy and completed both her primary and second series adjustment clinics in Bristol, Vermont. He has also assisted Nancy at Purple Valley Retreat in Goa, India in 2009 & 2010.
Jason made his first journey to Mysore, India in 2005 to study with Guruji, Sharath and Saraswathi at the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute. He returned again for further study in 2008 and has attended numerous workshops with Guruji and Sharath in New York City.Jason is deeply grateful for the many wonderful teachers with whom he has had the honor of studying, including Nicki Doane and Eddie Modestini, David Swenson, Bhavani Maki, Manju Jois, Kimberly Dahlmann and Jonas Amberger.
Through unwavering commitment to his own practice and extensive study over many years, Jason has come to a place of deeper understanding and clarity around the entire Ashtanga system as a whole. He draws upon all aspects of the practice to meet student’s individual needs. In this way, Jason reaches in to the heart of the therapeutic and transformative power of the Ashtanga system and makes it accessible to anyone. With a commitment to consciousness and to the practice as a powerful tool for personal growth, Jason is passionate about sharing this through his teaching.
Zeke Zubrow RYT-200
Ed “Zeke” Zubrow received his 200 hour RYT certification in 2015 under Dana Lincoln at Prasada Yoga Center. In addition, he has certifications for teaching trauma informed yoga, and teaches at Crossroads House homeless shelter and at Strafford County Jail. A former college football coach, Zeke studies yoga as a comprehensive system for reducing self limiting thoughts and helping us find our truest best self. Using the physical aspect of yoga, the asanas, we develop strength, flexibility and, the ability to breathe effectively and calm the mind. Combining breath and movement, Zeke’s intention is for practice to become a meditation in motion (and stillness) with the yoga mat as a safe place for people of all ability levels to explore and grow.