15 Creek Road  Marion, MA  617.816.2133

​Nicholas Oberry 

Nick began his study of meditation at Naropa University and his ongoing interest led him to Gampo Abbey monastery, where he was able to deepen his experience and understanding in an immersive environment with ample opportunity for practice. His continuing studies of meditation, yoga and martial arts have led him to appreciate the profound importance of the physical and embodied aspects of contemplative practices. With this in mind he completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training program at Shoshoni Ashram in 2014. Nicholas' love for drumming arose from an interest in rhythm in general and for the natural, embodied rhythms of a relaxed body and mind in particular. He continues to explore various styles of drumming as natural expressions of human rhythm.

Jennifer Risio

Jennifer has been cultivating her yoga practice for 19 years. She is a 200-RYT and has been teaching for 9 years with her introduction in Newport, RI. Her Vinyasa flow style is an eclectic fusion of many teachers she has studied with over the years. She completed her 200 hour with Judy Mclain at Grace Yoga School, Jamestown, Rhode Island. 
She continues to be captivated by the inner peace and love she experiences in her teachings and personal practice. Her classes help students find grace and stillness, strength and agility, while igniting breath and movement as one. She believes yoga should be filled with freedom, grace, and laughter both on and off the mat. Jennifer's classes encompass a powerful flow, emphasizing strength and lightness allowing the mind to relax and the heart to shine! 
Jenn is a Reiki Master Teacher (RMT) whose energy healing is sprinkled into all her classes! 

MONDAYS 9am - 19:15 | Vinyasa Flow

Deb Fraine

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

Simone Aguilera

Simone wholeheartedly believes in the transformative power of Yoga. She is a Hatha Yoga instructor who has been sharing her insight with students for over six years. Drawing from her experience in Hatha, Vinyasa and meditation, Simone devotes her energy to helping students realize an array of physical, mental and emotional benefits that derives from Yoga practice. She also helps students concentrate on the evolution of each asana, as well as their own and unique approach to overcoming challenges. Simone assists each student with connecting and identifying with their inner-essence by exploring the tri-sphere (physical, mental and emotional) state during practices. Simone is a 300 hour Hatha and Kids Yoga Teacher Certified by Aura Wellness Center. 
THURSDAYS 6:30pm - 7:45pm | Vinyasa Flow

Dana Anderson

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.
GENTLE Yoga | TUESDAYS 4:30pm | THURSDAYS 8:30am

Photos of Elke by Corinna Roznikov

Elke Pierre

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 fully certified as a Reiki Master.