Ancient Healing Arts Teachers
All our teachers are certified Yoga Instructors and have strong personal practices. Feel free to drop in or email email@example.com with questions.
I discovered yoga in my mid-20’s while living in a tiny cabin on an island off the coast of Washington state. 12 years later, after completing my graduate degree in Environmental Science, the challenges of job searching led me back to the mat. I always felt connected to Iyengar yoga; I loved the precision of the instructions and how each class felt like a journey where I discovered something new. In 2015, I took on ownership of the AHA studio. I’m grateful to be part of a wonderful community of yoga students & teachers. I am a Junior 1 Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and Certified Yoga Therapist and offer ongoing classes and private lessons.
Favorite pose: Triangle pose
Three best words that describe Iyengar yoga: Exploration, Fun & Transformative
When I’m not doing yoga, I love: birding, hiking, baseball
Kristin is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher. She began her study of yoga in 2000 shortly after competing in the USA Track and Field Olympic Trials. She completed a 2 year teacher training program with Janice Vien and continues to study regularly with Janice and Jill Johnson. Coming to Yoga as a competitive athlete, Kristin delights in teaching the physical benefits of the practice. She is interested in helping students obtain and maintain stability and flexibility (in mind and body!) thru life.
Her practice and teaching are supported by a vibrant local community and fortified through her travels to participate in workshops with Senior Iyengar teachers around the country.
Sue began her study of yoga in 1988 during a 4 month visit to Nepal between high school and college. She fell in love with the practice as it immediately enhanced all aspects of her life. While in college in Hanover, NH she continued her studies at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and in 1997 received her Kripalu teaching certification.
Since that time, Sue has taught classes throughout the Upper Valley. In 2004, she began regular studies with Peentz Dubble, an Intermediate Junior III level Iyengar teacher. Sue’s teaching style reflects the Kripalu tradition in it emphasis on mindfulness, breath, and adaptation of asana to suit each person and is deeply influenced by her ongoing study of Iyengar yoga.
Carole Petrillo has been teaching yoga since 1994. She is grateful in every sense for the teachings from the Iyengar method and her studies with her teachers, Janice Vien, Peentz Dubble and Patricia Walden. Carole brings an immense amount of joy to her classes through the practice of asanas, chanting and spiritual readings. Much of her inspiration comes from being part of the “Yoga Tree” that passes on BKS Iyengar’s teachings.
A devoted practitioner since 1996, Jessie brings her passion for yoga to her mat and her daily life. She received her 500-hour certification from the College of Purna Yoga in Washington, and is certified by Aadil Palkhivala and Savitri as a Purna Yoga Instructor. Jessie’s continued study of Purna Yoga includes apprenticeship with Aadil Palkhivala, therapeutic training, meditation, and teacher training. In addition, she received her 200-hour RYT certification with Shiva Rea. Jessie also completed Level I Training for Thai Yoga Bodywork with Ed Cardinal.
Jessie’s love for teaching yoga is enhanced by 22 years of classroom experience, creating a dynamic learning environment that helps build a culture of personal growth and wellness. Her commitment to an alignment-based practice seeks to cultivate a joyful and impactful experience. She brings her knowledge of contraindications and benefits of the poses to her teaching, to foster deeper awareness of safety to students. An advocate for sustainable living and organic gardening, Jessie also thrives on raising and preserving food for her family.
Jill founded Ancient Healing Arts Yoga studio, the longest running yoga studio in the Upper Valley. In 2015, she decided to focus more of her energy on teaching and her practice and Kerry took on ownership of the studio. In 2017, she moved back to Wisconsin to be closer to her family in November and is excited about simplifying her life as well as welcoming a new grandchild into her family!