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Cara Gilman

Sweat and Soul Yoga

Cara Gilman is a 200 hour certified yoga teacher and spin instructor who embodies high energy and optimism. Her motivation stems from the desire to help others feel more connected to themselves in a world where it's challenging to feel present and confident. Cara found yoga, like many do, as a result of pain. As a marathon runner and active athlete, she turned to yoga for the physical benefits—to become stronger and more flexible. However, her practice transformed how she felt in her body and how she approached life. This transformation led Cara to where she is today—teaching yoga and spin classes to individuals of all experience levels. Cara's classes will replenish you from the inside out; guiding you through a challenging, heat building sequence focused on connecting every... Read the profile >>

Daniel Max

JP Centre Yoga

My first experience of yoga was on an island in Thailand in the midst of a two-year backpacking adventure. Through my background in meditation I had developed a sense for observing the inner workings of the mind and body. In my first yoga class I discovered my ability to not only observe, but also create change: to connect to the areas within that felt ‘stuck’ and to engage them in a way that felt profoundly healing. Born in Israel, I came to the U.S. in my early 20s. Here, through my studies, I became certified as a shiatsu practitioner, massage therapist, yoga instructor, and nutrition and health counselor (through The Institute for Integrative Nutrition and The Institute for the Psychology of Eating.) When teaching yoga, my style has evolved into a breath-based vinyasa flow... Read the profile >>

Owen Kendall

Forest Hills Runners

Owen is a writer, runner, triathlete, dancer, and community organizer who is one of the founders of Forest Hills Runners (FHR), a free community running group based in Jamaica Plain. Originally from Vancouver, BC, he grew up in Washington State and Arizona before moving east for college where he played varsity soccer, swam competitively, and began writing seriously. After being told that he could never be a distance runner because he was too big, he started running after college. At first, it was only to stay fit, but he soon realized how much he enjoyed it and also began to enjoy racing. After always running alone (but never with headphones), he joined North Brooklyn Runners (NBR), his first community running group, in 2009 and fell in love with community running. When he moved to... Read the profile >>

Rachel Roberts

Pure Barre Newton & Wellesley

Rachel is a native of Sudbury, Massachusetts and has a passion for athletics, health, and wellness began at a very young age. She played competitive soccer for nearly 20 years and her soccer experience culminated in being a Division I recruited soccer player and captain at Brown University. After Brown, Rachel rounded out her education with a law degree. While practicing law was a valuable experience, she knew that her ultimate goal was to run her own business. She wanted this business to allow for direct work with people in a way that could improve their lives—and she found it! Rachel was introduced to Pure Barre and was instantly inspired. Her love for athletics, strengthening women's bodies and overall wellness made Pure Barre the perfect match. She believes this technique... Read the profile >>

Samantha Moland

Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga

Samantha came to her first Baptiste Yoga class as a competitive cross country runner looking for a little bit of cross training. Little did she know that this practice would flip her life upside-down. The energized flow of breath, movement and limitless possibility catapulted her into a sincere love of Baptiste Yoga and dedicated practice on and off her mat. Samantha traded in her corporate high heels for the opportunity to volunteer at the flagship studios of Baptiste Yoga in Boston and has never looked back. She is currently the Director of Studios and assists Baron Baptiste at teacher trainings and programs around the world. “I practice Baptiste yoga because I love the constant evolution of my practice and ability to dive into something new on my mat each day. No down dog is ever... Read the profile >>

Samuel Robinson

Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga & Lexington Power Yoga

Samuel has completed Levels One, Two and Three of Baron’s Teacher Trainings. He brings a wealth of love for asana and meditation practice into every class he teaches. His background in bodywork lends itself perfectly to a deeper understanding of posture and alignment. Having worked on so many people with a variety of injuries, health and fitness levels- he is able to speak directly to the needs of anyone regardless of age, skill level or body type. You will find his classes invigorating, challenging, compassionate and FUN! The lightness and openness of his way of being shines through in his teaching and will leave you feeling empowered and uplifted. The yoga classes I teach are: Fun, Firey, and Transformational! I practice Baptiste yoga because: It provides me with all of the... Read the profile >>