Teacher Bios

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Kara Douglas is Fishmoon Yoga’s primary teacher, offering weekly classes, workshops & retreats throughout the year. Kara has been practicing yoga since 1998 and teaching since 2001. Trained in the Kripalu, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga traditions, with further background in Iyengar methodology and Ayurveda, she weaves a seasonal theme into her teaching. As a former science teacher and naturalist, Kara steeps her teaching in a love of nature. In addition to running the day to day operations at Fishmoon Yoga, Kara also teaches classes at The Barn, Pine Tree Studio & Freeport Yoga Co. She is a free-lance writer & a staff member at The Harpswell Anchor.

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Ann Flannery is a Certified Professional Yoga teacher with Advanced Level training. Ann has been practicing yoga since 1990 and teaching yoga since 2000.

Ann began her yoga teacher training at the Kripalu Center in Lenox MA. Her continuing Yoga studies include the Iyengar tradition and Anusara methodology.

Ann’s teaching is primarily based in the Kripalu Yoga tradition and philosophy. To approach practice with compassion for one’s self, open to witnessing what unfolds.

Her classes are influenced by her love of movement and athletics as well the power of experiencial learning. She enjoys creating a space, both physically and spiritually to support students in their self discovery and the discovery of the many benefits that the ancient practice of Yoga offers.

Ann enjoys working with wood and has been a cabinetmaker since 1975. She has a deep passion for boats and being on the water and is a U.S. Coast Guard licensed Captain.

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Lina Oh has been practicing yoga since 2005. She has completed a 200 hour Pranakriya Yoga Teacher Training and is currently working towards completing her 500 Hour Professional Level Yoga Certification with Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts. Lina’s classes are full of heart and emphasize the transformative power of tantric hatha yoga. Yoga is about returning you to who you really are and it is this belief that grounds and colors her teaching style. Lina delights in guiding students through asanas that are profoundly self-determined and individualized so that each body may feel and be more of itself.

 

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Jessie Chalmers is a dedicated and enthusiastic student and teacher of yoga. Her own practice began 17 years ago and has supported her during times of stress, transition, and injury.  Jessie is a 200 hour certified Kripalu yoga instructor with additional training in prenatal/postnatal, yin, restorative, vinyasa, and yoga therapy.  Jessie teaches with a heartfelt approach, encouraging her students to develop a deeper self-awareness of their physical body as well as an awareness and understanding of the mind/body connection.   Her classes are accessible to students of all levels and abilities.

 

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Leslie Ballin realized her goal of obtaining yoga certification after practicing for a decade by taking her teacher training at YogaWorks in New York City in 2007. The YogaWorks training combines the teachings of Iyengar, Desikachar and the lineage of Krishnamacharya. YogaWorks method focuses on intelligent, safe and sensible sequences using props to modify poses to accommodate all body types.

Since becoming certified she has led a wide range of classes; in schools, studios, resorts, and to private groups. In the past several years Leslie has become certified as both a SUP yoga instructor, and a Restorative instructor. A great gift that yoga bestows is knowing the importance of transitioning the practice from the mat to our daily lives. After all, that’s truly where the fruits of our practice are manifest.

 

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Heather Goulette is a licensed massage therapist, doula and yoga teacher with a strong background in martial arts. In 2014, she completed her yoga teacher training with the ShivaShakti School of Yoga, where she continues to study. A lifelong fascination of the structure and physiology of the human body, time spent exploring nature, a passion for helping people and a natural propensity towards the healing arts guide her teaching. Heather is a Maine native. She believes in unlimited possibilities and spreading light.

 

 

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