Deb Fraine has been practicing yoga for 20 years. She is a registered member of Yoga Alliance and has completed 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Donna Pagliarani at the Dharma Connection in Sandwich, MA. Her instructor was influenced and trained by Coral Brown and Shiva Rea. Deb is a graduate of Tufts University Occupational Therapy program and has been practicing Occupational Therapy in the greater New Bedford area for 29 years. She has been a Certified Hand Therapist since 1999 specializing in the evaluation and treatment of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. She has a Masters degree in Health Care Administration from Salve Regina University. “As a yoga instructor my goal is to integrate my knowledge as an outpatient orthopedic occupational therapist into my yoga classes by helping to prevent injury through asanas and sequences that stretch and strengthen the core, neck, back, shoulders, quadriceps, hamstrings, hips, shoulders, wrists and hands.” She will incorporate principles of pranayama(breathing techniques) to reduce stress and move deeper into asanas (yoga poses). Beyond the physical benefits of yoga, she will share with her students the spiritual benefits, off the mat that have enhanced her life.
Vinyasa Yoga | Sundays | 10am - 11:15am
Photos of Elke, Andrea and Neil by Corinna Roznikov
Elke (Milhench) is an instructor and the director of the Marion Yoga Loft.
She opened The Yoga Loft in the fall of 2007. She is certified in Hatha, Vinyasa, and LifeForce Yoga. She was certified by Paul Jerard of the Aura Wellness Center in Attleboro, MA and by Amy Weintraub, author of 'Yoga for Depression'. Elke has also studied with Richard Freeman, Vyas Houston, Tom Gillette, Ann Greene, Priti Robyn Ross, Bryan Kest, Anna Forrest, and Sean Corn. She is committed to helping others help themselves through yoga and the traditions of yoga - with the focus on living with greater happiness, peace and truth. Elke is also certified as a Reiki Master Level 1.
15 Creek Road Marion, MA 617.816.2133
Andrea is a true ray of Light, Sound, & Healing Energy! Her teachings offer much more than poses on the mat. She started practicing yoga in 2006 after many years practicing dance. Andrea began teaching yoga in 2014 after her 200hr YTT in Hatha Yoga at Yoga Loft Tampa in Florida. She has practiced with Seane Corn, Anna Forest, Kali Ray, Roy Eugene Davis, and more. She was a full-time licensed massage therapist for 3 1/2 years and is currently finishing up the advanced energy medicine/sound healing certification at Fairhaven Healing Art.
Yoga for Men: Mondays | 8pm - 9pm
Dana Anderson, KYT 200, YTA-500, became a certified Kripalu yoga teacher after completing the month long residential training. She continued her study with Iyengar teacher, Francois Raoult, in upstate New York, furthering her training and accomplishing an advanced teaching certificate. She has practiced with Shiva Rea (Vinyasa), Josh Summers (Yin Yoga) Judith Lasater (Restorative Yoga), David Brooks (Yoga Philosophy), Gil Headley (Fascia) and completed mindfulness meditation workshops with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. Dana has taught yoga for 15 years in Marion and Mattapoisett. Her classes emphasize mindfull body alignment, breath work, and focus. Her delight in sharing her yoga practice radiates through her light-hearted classes.
6 Week Session Package: GENTLE Yoga | TUESDAYS 4:30pm | THURSDAYS 8:30am
Neil is a recent graduate of Power Yoga of Cape Cod. He completed his 200 hour yoga alliance certification with instructor Jill Abraham. While studying under Jill, Neil learned the Baron Baptiste method of Power Yoga. Neil came into yoga about a year and a half ago as he spontaneously took a class at the cross fit gym he was working out at. Never really finding an exercise program that suited him, he took a chance with this class. One class was all it took to realize that yoga was where he belonged. Neil strives to incorporate the physical practice of the asanas to go along with the use of your breath as a moving meditation. Expect a series of quick powerful flows while moving with intention and preserving the integrity of the pose through out the class. An upbeat soundtrack goes along with Neil’s teaching and you move rhythmically through this hour and a half vinyasa flow. Leave your worries at the door, be present with yourself, and focus on your mat and into your practice. Power Vinyasa | Tuesdays | 6:00 - 7:15pm