All of our teachers are certified to teach through a Yoga Alliance approved school.
Jillian Sommer, RYT200, Certified Yoga Teacher
I moved to Mansfield in 2011 and I fell in love with this town. I am excited and proud to share yoga with the community that I call home. I started Water's Edge Yoga in 2018 with the mission to make yoga accessible to all and making the practice of yoga part of everyone's life. After practicing yoga myself for many years, I discovered that sharing that practice was what I really wanted to do. This practice has helped me become a more grounded and compassionate human being and has helped me be a better parent, wife, friend and person. I am certified to teach children, teen, adult and pre and postnatal yoga. When I am not teaching yoga I enjoy spending time with my family roller blading, watching movies and enjoying the outside.
Amy Orsini, RYT200, Certified Yoga & Meditation Teacher
I am a mom of 3 grown children. I have been practicing yoga for over 7 years. I found that it made me feel so good inside and out. My body and my spirit were ignited. I wanted to dig deeper into the teachings of the yoga philosophy and that is why I decided to take a year-long opportunity to join yoga teacher training at Universal Power Yoga. At the conclusion I decided to dig deeper and so I took a teacher training in meditation.i found my passion and truly enjoy sharing these gifts. I want to help people realize their true potential and feel their best. I love teaching beginners and welcoming them into the yoga and meditation practices. All of my classes are all levels so I offer a variety of modifications and variations. When I am not practicing yoga , I enjoy hiking with my beagle and skiing with my husband and kids.
Debbie Burke, RYT200, Certified Yoga Teacher
We all come together on our yoga mat for different reasons. Some to take a break from stress, others to connect with a community of like-minded people and many to simply stretch and grow stronger. The beauty of our yoga practice is it changes each day and evolves over time as we need it to. When I joined a studio 7 years ago, it was to become leaner and more flexible. I was amazed at the transformation in me both on and off the mat. Through breath and movement, yoga helps us to find strength, awareness and often a more calm and balanced life. It has been life changing for me. My hope is to give you the
opportunity to explore what you need in a challenging, but safe and inclusive yoga class. All levels are welcome. Come join me on your mat!
Barbara Kates, RYT200 Certified Yoga and Meditation Teacher
I have been practicing yoga for 15 years and have integrated yoga and meditation into my life. Balancing these two practices have allowed me to stay present, resilient and healthy! The health benefits have been proven to me time again.
My favorite moments in class are the beginning when the breath takes over and students drop their shoulders and the end when a shift is felt through out the room.
I invite you to experience the mental and physical benefits of yoga with me at Water’s Edge.
Sadye Clark, RYT200 Certified Yoga and Meditation Teacher
I discovered yoga and mediation shortly after landing my dream job in the entertainment industry. What started as an incredible opportunity, quickly burnt me out, leaving me isolated and disillusioned. Looking for a work out I attended a yoga class, but discovered something with much more value. I was overwhelmed with the physical and emotional balance yoga provided me. Feeling completely hooked, I sought to deepen my practice and discovered the teachings of gurus like Sadhguru and Maharishi Mahes. It was as if the world had opened up for me.
After privately practicing yoga and meditation for sixteen years, I felt the draw to share the comfort and confidence I have found through yoga and meditation with others. With a personal vow to teach with equity, kindness, compassion, and understanding,my meditation, energy balancing yoga, and world view apply traditional methods to our modern world, practically and straightforwardly. I encourage growth of the physical and spiritual self, both on and off the mat.
Ellen Cosgrove Cuneo, RYT200 Certified Yoga Teacher
I am a certified yoga teacher, RYT , a member of Yoga Alliance. I am certified in hatha, vinyasa flow, yin/yang gentle, restorative and children’s yoga. I am also certified in Meridian yoga and Yoga for addiction & recovery. I find that a practice combining the benefits of different types of yoga and holistic healing modalities awakens the innate healing process of the whole, body, mind and soul. I have always had a passion for finding ways to heal holistically!
I have been practicing yoga for 20 years, 10 of those years were on my own exploring different yoga teachings and getting certifications. Yoga has transformed my life and helped me physically, mentally and emotionally with the growing challenges of life. Yoga and meditation are the healing powers in my life. I love being able to share, encourage and guide those who seek to practice yoga and its many benefits to living a deeper awareness and love of self so that we can better serve others. Yoga and meditation will help you breathe better; feel fitter and stronger, and be peaceful and calm. I am exuberantly grateful for that in my life.
Enjo*yoga etc…breathe and find abundance…Namaste’
Suzanne Adams, CYT200 Certified Yoga Teacher
My journey into yoga began many years ago with the desire for a new physical workout. I dabbled in yoga then but life brought me in other directions. I found myself returning to the mat in November of 2017. In reflection, this was a time I very much needed to cultivate inner peace. I was quickly drawn in and created a regular practice for myself. Not only does yoga develop the body, increasing flexibility, strength and balance but it develops the mind. Returning to the mat again and again has allowed me the space and opportunity for self-growth, healing and to create connections.
Come get settled on your mat, find some grounding through breathe and movement, quiet the mind and learn physical and mental strength. My wish for you is that you have your own wonderful journey. I look forward to seeing you at Water’s Edge.