attitudes of friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy,
delight in the virtuous,
Carlotto, RYT ~ Lauren is the owner
of Sunbird Yoga Studio and a certified yoga
instructor with more than 10 years of yoga experience.
Originally from Rhode Island, Lauren moved to
Worcester in 2005 and began teaching pilates
and yoga at the Central YMCA in downtown Worcester.
Here she cultivated her teaching skills and
built friendships as well as gained a great
appreciation for the Worcester community.
Witnessing the benefits of yoga through her
own practice and physical transformation while
gaining the experience and confidence to teach
basic and intermediate yoga, Lauren considered
offering yoga to a broader community of people.
With support and encouragement from friends
and family, she decided to open Sunbird Yoga
Studio in December of 2007.
Sunbird Yoga Studio offers many yoga classes
to all levels of students. Lauren promotes the
teaching of yoga asanas instead of
just another yoga class. "When we begin
a yoga practice we begin with the foundations.
We take time to learn the basics so that we
can be safe and confident in our movements and
actions. Sunbird Yoga will offer classes that
continue to challenge, teach, and embrace diversity,
both physically and mentally. Everyone is welcome
at Sunbird Yoga and it is a great place to begin
a yoga practice."
Lauren continues here education through workshops
and professional trainings. In March of 2011
she completed her Masters of Science in Holistic
Nutrition. She holds her 200-hour Yoga Alliance
certification from YogaFit
and is working towards her 500-hour certification.
She has participated in teacher trainings and
workshops with Shiva
Cyndi Lee and David Nichtern of OM Yoga.
She is currently participating in OM Yoga's meditation training.
Johnson ~ Inspired by her love for
athletics and wellness, Jessica first became
interested in yoga during college. Studying
exercise physiology, working as an athletic
trainer and playing collegiate soccer, yoga
became a nice balance and thread between the
three. She noticed less injury, better stamina,
and learned many stretches to pass along to
fellow student athletes. As time went on yoga
became a passion and a commitment to share with
In 2002, Jessica received her certification
in Vini-Yoga. Since then practicing with many
teachers in various traditions, Jessica's love
for movement and flow lead her to Vinyasa Yoga.
Jessica has been teaching yoga for 7 years.
I love most about teaching yoga is sharing this
practice that has been such a gift to me. I
feel honored that students share with me what
can be a very intimate process of letting go
of emotional baggage and stress, turning off
defenses, overcoming self consciousness and
fear and becoming open again through breathing
and movement. I love the feeling I get at the
end of class when students open their eyes and
I can see their whole person radiating with
good energy. It truly is a transformation."
Wolf, RYT~ Monica's
yoga journey began several years ago while spending
the summers in Lenox, Massachusetts regularly
attending yoga classes at Kripalu.
In 2009 Monica received her
200-hour RYT yoga certification from Yoga Alliance.
(RYT : Registered Yoga Teacher)
As a former social worker and current elementary
school teacher, she enjoys helping others grow
and learn. Last year Monica received a grant
from the Worcester Educational Development Foundation
to teach yoga to the second graders at Flagg
Street School. Through asanas, meditation, and
visualization exercises, students gained a deeper
understanding of their bodies abilities and
increased their concentration.
with Monica’s 200-hour RYT certification,
she has completed Yoga Warriors, Post
Traumatic Stress Disorder and The Mind-Body
Connection. She also facilitates workshops
in breathing and meditation to Worcester seniors
and other health care providers. Monica would
like people from all walks of life to experience
the benefits of yoga. "Yoga enables me
to embrace the moment, explore different parts
of my being, cultivate patience, and live a
balanced life. It is truly a joy to be part
of the Sunbird yoga community. I feel very grateful
to be able to share my passion for yoga with
like minded individuals. "
began her wellness journey by studying traditional
martial arts. This lead to a desire for other
related disciplines, which brought her into
the practice of yoga in 1998. Colleen appreciates
the blend of physical and spiritual balance
in yoga. As a practitioner and as a teacher,
Colleen brings mindfulness not only into the
classroom, but also into daily life. She incorporates
a blend of mindfulness with fun and humor into
her teaching. Colleen believes that yoga is
a discipline that is accessible and adaptable
for all people, regardless of age, weight, injury,
Yoga and Pilates and is an AFAA certified
Personal Trainer. She feels a deep sense of
inspiration from her students, appreciating
the opportunity to learn from them and grow
and disregard for the wicked, the mind retains it's undisturbed
calmness. ~ The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
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