We bring a diversity of modalities to our collective teaching practice with the intention that our combined centuries of experience will extend something meaningful for you to engage with. Our life is our practice, and so we hold this container for each other to enter into to reconnect and reemerge wiser, stronger, clearer and more joyous.

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Tee Trac

Tee Trac, RYT® 500, Yin yoga teacher certified, Reiki Level I certified, strives to create learning experiences that are transformative and deeply healing. She is trained in therapeutic applications that includes functional anatomy and movement, breath work, body-centered trauma treatment, the Meridian system, the use of mindfulness and also exploration of spiritual practices . Tee is forever a student, always working to deepen her understanding of yoga as a healing art and science.

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Jamie Labonosky

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Guest teacher: Rachel Munyard

Rachel’s love & passion for yoga shines through in all her classes. She's focused on helping students find safe and authentic alignment that builds strength & flexibility. It is through this mindful, uncomplicated sequencing that the body will be allowed to gently open with ease and grace. By teaching a little slower, she believes it will give students the much needed time and space to connect with their breath and body. Rachel, always a student first, continues to be curious and mesmerized by the magic of yoga and the on-going healing, insight and wisdom it offers on her own path.

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Liana Percoco

Liana C. Percoco, LMT & RYT is a certified and licensed, professional massage therapist and yoga instructor with over 15 years of hands on, active experience in movement and healing arts. She comes to massage therapy and yoga with a professional background in dance and performance, fascinated with the way the body works and how to live in our bodies more efficiently, expressively, and pain free! She completed her 200 hr training at JP Centre Yoga in 2019 with Daniel Max and Alana Brennon and has used yoga to enhance therapeutics benefits of massage, ground and center massage therapy students, and enable embodied presence in youth performing artists. She is excited to teach a regular class at Akasha to complement her private massage therapy and yoga practice in Roslindale. Liana's yoga classes include pranayama, dynamic flow, and anatomical awareness to create space, embodiment, and transformation for all bodies.

I was first introduced to yoga while working at a residential treatment program for youth seeking treatment for emotional and mental health concerns. I remember my skepticism that the group of young people I worked with would be interested or willing to participate, it felt impossible to get all of them to agree on a shared activity at any other time in the day. My assumptions were quickly proven wrong as they all circled together for their first session with two teachers from a nearby yoga studio. I was amazed by the clear, powerful and positive impact by the practice. I was deeply moved and came to look forward to participating in yoga sessions with the young woman when I was at work and started attending some classes in my personal time.

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Anthe Kelley

Anthe Aliferis Kelley, founder, owner and director of Akasha Studio has been teaching yoga for 15 years, and established Akasha in 2010.  An ordained minister, founder of Akasha Yoga School, a Reiki Master/Teacher, and E-RYT 500, Anthe is also currently a doctoral candidate in Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine.  Anthe has studied ancient history, philosophy, language and systems of spirituality, medicine and Original Thought for over 30 years.  Her life has been devoted to wellness, healing, consciousness’ cultivation, community and family.  She finds it a gift and calling to get to support others in their wellness, healing and spiritual journeys.  Drawing from her broad background, training and years of devoted study, practice and service, Anthe is honored to welcome you into this community wellness space, and to help you discover the classes and treatments that best meet your needs.

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Karma Dawn Longtin

Karma, contrary to popular belief, didn't name herself. She was born in Florida to a family of hippies and named after the "karmic" link found in her parents' astrological charts. After moving to Boston, she turned to yoga as a way to heal her intense back and joint pain, discovering a solace that inspired her to become a teacher in 2002.? Karma embraces many different styles of yoga including vinyasa, slow flow, yin, and restorative - blending elements of each into her classes in order to create a balanced mix of stretch and strength, opening and grounding, effort and surrender. ? Her classes focus on watching our patterns, choosing the energy we carry, and cultivating a deep connection between body, mind, and breath in order to tap into your prana flow and deepen your practice. She is equal parts chakra-astrology-crazy-woowoo and down-to-earth anatomy geek. She encourages everyone to find the practice that is right for them in order to realize their own path to self-discovery.

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Jennifer Maniates

Jennifer is a certified yoga teacher (CYT-200) through Open Doors Power Yoga Studio and has been fortunate to continue her studies with a diverse group of teachers since completing her initial yoga teacher training.

 

She has been practicing yoga for over 2 decades and has been teaching since 2010, when she founded Branching Out Yoga. Jennifer strives to empower her students to engage in svadhyaya (self study): listen to their bodies, to know when to push and when to rest, and to cultivate a deeper mind/body connection. She offers mixed level classes that are a welcoming, accessible place for all bodies, abilities and levels of experience and reminds students that yoga is more

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Anna Jacobs

Anna is from Riga, Latvia (Eastern Europe) and has practiced yoga since 2008. She moved to

Boston in 2012, and in 2019-2020 certified as a 200-h yoga teacher with our AKASHA YOGA SCHOOL teacher training program. Curious by nature, Anna continues learning more about what yoga is through her own

practice, as well as from various readings, podcasts, workshops, and from different health

specialists. In August 2021, she also completed a workshop “Yoga for Children.”

Besides yoga,

Anna loves biking, swimming, and cooking plant-based meals.