Borealis Yoga is a wellness business that inspires people to connect with the body, mind, and community through yoga and movement classes, meditation, workshops, and travel retreats. Our team and our students is what makes us great.
Owner and Yoga Instructor
Emilie inspires her students to find the extraordinary moments in everyday experiences by fully engaging with each other and the world around us. She sees yoga and meditation as tools to help us actively participate in our daily life—and that it’s so much better when we do it together. Community is the cornerstone of Emilie’s mission and in 2014, Emilie opened Borealis Community Yoga in Medford, MA.
Emilie’s classes invite students to connect to each other and to the many aspects that live within us. Her highest priority is respect for the body and it’s magical make-up of physical and emotional energies that allow us to be in this human experience. She draws from a number of yoga styles including Kripalu, yin, and Yoga of Energy Flow. She credits her fellow teachers and students at Borealis, and her mentors Coby Kozlowski, Priti Robyn Ross, Lorin Roche, and Stephanie Marango as constant sources of inspiration. Connect with Emilie at emilieyoga.com and on Instagram @emilieallison.
In addition to teaching yoga, Karen continues to connect to her life of service through her work as a consultant building community in the art world. She is on the same path as her students by trying to find balance in life while being present and connecting with her breath, body and mind. Connect with Karen at karendetempleyoga.com and on Instagram @karen_detemple.
Linda DeVincentis has been practicing yoga for more than fifteen years. She is warm-hearted and approachable, and brings that into her classes as well. Linda guides students through a practice filled with positive energy, a focus on breath, alignment and body awareness. She invites you to calm the pace of life, and connect with a deep sense of peace and joy. Linda’s practice has expanded significantly through the teachings of several gifted instructors from diverse traditions including Yoga of Energy Flow, Iyengar, Kripalu, Pathways, Meridian Yoga, and Yoga Nidra and her teaching reflects this full palette of styles and techniques. Connect with Linda at lindadevincentisyoga.com. and on Instagram @lindadevincentis.
Sylvia has practiced yoga and meditation for over 40 years. Teaching since 2005, Sylvia owned her own studio in Fort Myers, FL before moving to Medford to spending more time chasing after her granddaughter. Sylvia is passionate about getting everyone moving, no matter the age, and help students to cultivate more loving-kindness towards themselves. She draws her inspiration from the Kripalu Center, the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program, Duke University’s Integrative Medicine’s program for Senior Yoga, and Sara Meek’s Program on Osteoporosis for Health Professionals. Visit Sylvia at mindfulnessyogawithsylvia.com.
Emily believes in demystifying yoga for every body, and promotes yoga for healing, fitness, self care, and a better quality of life on and off the mat. She started doing yoga 12 years ago out of curiosity, and found that her competitive nature found direction, challenge, and calm in postures. She continually comes back to the mat as a way to manage illness, ease tension, and come home to herself.
Emily steadfastly believes yoga is for everybody, and promotes a a learning space that is trauma sensitive, body positive, and LGBTQ+ friendly. She strives to create classes that celebrate, challenge, and adapt to you. Connect with Emily at www.emilyedstromyoga.com and on Instagram @emily_edstrom.
Tim's teaching emphasizes the primacy of breath, the cultivation of a moving meditative state, stability, enduring strength and function over form. He considers sound, and silence, to be a key part of his classes as well as good humor for the tough bits. He encourages his students to practice self-compassion while on the mat and a whole-hearted approach to living beyond it.
Tim's study of yoga started in the Ashtanga/Vinyasa tradition but soon widened to incorporate learning from many styles of meditation and movement. He feels especially aligned with the traditions of Parayoga and Viniyoga. He is certified E-RYT with well over 1000 hours of formal training in yoga, meditation, shamanism, mantra and other approaches to human movement and health. He is also a personal trainer and health coach. He continues his formal study in the ParaYoga tradition. Find Tim on Instagram @timgriffinyoga.
Loni's yoga practice has served her to overcome chronic pain, and with creativity and compassion, to return her body to a state of health and well-being. She brings this personal experience to my teaching of yoga—a blend of meditative, slow-flow, chakra (energy)-based practice with key elements of yin yoga—which is grounded in self-acceptance and a healthy dose of friendliness. Her goal is always to make the yoga practice accessible to all, with the intention of creating a safe, respected and yet adventurous space for her students to explore and celebrate their unique abilities and potential. May you step off the mat feeling refreshed, restored and balanced. Loni's 200 hour Teacher Training with Nicole Grant and Maureen Miller and Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Josh Summers have shaped both her practice and her style of teaching. She is a Reiki Practitioner, and currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Nutrition. Loni also creates handmade gemstone jewelry and mala necklaces. Connect with Loni at lonipaulyoga.com and on Instagram @lonipaulyoga.
Josh's teaching style asks that students channel their inner child, to cultivate curiosity in order to explore the sensations, feelings, and emotions that arise within their experience. Josh creates a welcoming space for students to feel as if they can be themselves, without reservations or the need to perform or act a certain way. When we accept our physical and mental state as they are, we remove our expectations of how we think they should be and can better listen to our body as it is.
Connect with Josh at mindfulschmidt.com and on Instagram @mindfulschmidt.
Yoga Instructor and Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant
Veronica is passionate about helping people meet their true potential and has seen the effects that yoga and Ayurveda can have from more than 10 years of personal practice and teaching. Veronica leads a class that allows students to deepen their experience of life while finding a comfortable container in which to challenge themselves. She began teaching by implementing her own yoga program while deployed to Kyrgyzstan with the U.S. Air Force. Her teachers include Patricia Walden, Liz Owen, Daniel Orlansky, Leanne Leblanc and Annie Hoffman. Veronica is a also certified Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant and Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist, having studied both at The Kripalu School of Ayurveda and in India. Find out more about Veronica and her Ayurvedic consultations at her website www.wolffyogaayurveda.com and on Instagram @wolffyogaayurveda.