Christine Johnston, RYT
Christine, a former middle school special education teacher, found her way to East Eagle Yoga (EEY) last year seeking a way to become more present and mindful in her everyday life. Christine has worked with many children and adults both as a teacher and a coach in various school and community related programs over the years. It was there and at home that she saw both the need and the potential benefits of yoga in everyday life and its activities. She wanted to be able to offer this true gift of yoga and mindfulness to her students and children, but first needed to learn this way of life herself. Christine entered the EEY teacher training program in March 2016 and committed to a dedicated yoga practice. She found exactly what she was looking for: a way to be more mindful, more present, and to simply breathe. Now experiencing the endless benefits of practicing yoga and seeing it help her own children, Christine wants to share this gift with both children and adults. Proud to be a part of the entire East Eagle community, she looks forward to contributing her own learning experiences to all and enhance the great values and experience offered by EEY.
Coleen Weir, E-RYT, YACEP
A morning yoga practice is a gift for seasoned yogis and beginners alike. Whether you’re striving for calm, clarity, or motivation-- attending a morning yoga class is an amazing way to set the tone your day. A class with Coleen provides the space to bring mindfulness to a busy life by focusing on movement and breath. Through her guidance and encouragement students become more compassionate toward themselves and more confident both on the yoga mat and in day-to-day life. Coleen has been practicing yoga at East Eagle Yoga for nearly ten years and her commitment to the practice of yoga is contagious among students. In 2014 she completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training and become an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) and a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP) with the nationally recognized yoga teacher registry, Yoga Alliance. Coleen has a deep respect for the many postures in a yoga practice and most appreciates them for the attitude each one helps support. Join her for a class and offer yourself the opportunity to start your day with joy!
Doug Knight, RYT
Doug has been practicing yoga at EEY for close to three years now. Doug played many sports throughout his life and is still enamored with them today as a coach. However, Doug finds himself drawn to the mental/spiritual side of yoga much more than the terrific physical workout it provides. The positive energy he draws from his yoga practice has helped him to strengthen his relationships with friends, family and coworkers.
Doug completed his 200 hour Teacher Training program in 2015 at EEY and is excited to give back to the entire yoga community through his teaching. When not practicing yoga Doug can be found focusing on his other passions (His family and sports). Doug's wife, Jill, is also a student at EEY and his boys Drew, Owen and Eli have been to a few classes as well. Doug is also the Director of Camp Tecumseh, an all boys multi sport summer camp on Lake Winnipesaukee in NH.
Janette Milano, RYT
Janette was looking for a complement to her rigorous running routine and stumbled upon yoga 5 years ago. Yoga provided her with the improved flexibility and strength which positively impacted her running. But what was unexpected but largely appreciated, was the calmness, clarity, and mental strength yoga revealed to her. From asanas to meditation, she strives to challenge her body and mind with every practice. She finds yoga not only a complement to her running, but a necessity in life. She took her practice to the next level by completing the 200 hour teacher training program at EEY in 2014 and is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. She looks forward to challenging the minds and bodies of all levels of students at EEY.
Megan Carlin, RYT
Seeking some time for self care in a busy and stressful work week Meg returned to yoga at East Eagle and found not only relief but a sense of friendship and community. Establishing a consistent practice, she found that many of the yoga practices and philosophies carried over well into her work as a therapist. With the desire to bring these qualities to both the children and adults she has been working with, Meg took the opportunity to participate in the teacher training program at EEY. She graduated in 2014, and registered with the Yoga Alliance.
Sara Drew, E-RYT 500, RPYT, YACEP
Sara has been practicing yoga for more than fifteen years. After taking just one class at East Eagle Yoga she decided to complete her 200 hour teacher training program there. With such a devotion to community, practicing yoga poses, but also to a yogic lifestyle, East Eagle Yoga has provided her a place to give to others and continue to grow herself. Sara completed from the 200 hour program at EEY in 2012, a 300 hour program at Yoga on Main in 2016 and has completed her prenatal yoga teacher training at Blooma in Minneapolis.
Her favorite part of teaching is introducing yoga to beginners so that yoga can become demystified and students feel comfortable trying it for themselves. It is her hope that she can help each student experience the benefits of intentionally practicing movement, breathing, and mindfulness.
Tom Padden, RYT
Tom started practicing yoga in 2006. He has always been fairly active and involved in various sports, and as a result has had his share of nicks and injuries. A friend suggested that yoga could help him with muscle flexibility and strengthening of the core. At that time, knowing nothing about yoga, he decided to give it a try. Although Tom does enjoy the physical aspects of yoga, through his practice he has learned more about breathing, how if effects the body, and how it calms both body and mind. Wanting to learn more about the yoga philosophy, psychology, and history, Tom enrolled in the East Eagle Yoga Teacher Training program. Tom graduated from the EEY Teacher Training program in 2012. Tom continues to practice yoga both on and off of the mat. He is constantly learning more about himself and his practice. Tom looks forward to helping others, no matter what level of experience, discover the many benefits of yoga. Namaste!