From my first vinyasa class fourteen years ago, I knew yoga was for me for the rest of my life. Did I practice and teach yoga in another life? I especially enjoy introducing yoga to those who think they are too stiff, or sore, or injured or old. Not true! Come try a class with me! I am grateful to share my enthusiasm and expertise in each class that I am fortunate to teach. I especially love the moment when class finishes and everyone experiences the deep peace, satisfaction and enjoyment of the yoga experience. What can I offer and share? Only the best of what has been given to me.
ERYT-500 Prana Flow
RYT-200 Hatha Anusara Style
Barkan Hot Yoga Certified
Other trainings include Asthanga, Iyengar, and Partner Yoga
Over 4,000 teaching hours registered with Yoga Alliance
Andrea O'Connor Teacher RYT-200
With 20 years’ experience teaching, Andrea’s classes offer yoga and Specialty Fitness to combine relaxation, strength and cardio, fun, and mindfulness. All in an hour! Andrea teaches and practices that being present is better than doing to distract from the present. And that being naturally leads to a lot of fun, effective and helpful doing!
She has done Kripalu, Bikram, Ashtanga, and is a certified teacher in Anusara Yoga. She is certified in the Gyrotonic Movement System and has studied Postural Restoration Physical Therapy. She has a daily mindfulness practice, studies monthly with Har Prakash Khalsa, is a mindfulness guide, and does seven-day silent retreats with Shinzen Young at least annually.
She loves her family (Bill! – his students and sailing crew love him, but she loves him MORE!) and their dog. She will swim, garden, sail, walk, cook, feed the birds, visit with friends and family. She enjoys and shares the Gonna Feel Good of life in any way she can.
Steph MuzzyTeacher RYT-500
My classes consist of a strong, steady flow with an emphasis on connecting to, and moving with your breath. My goal is to create a space where you can slow down, connect with your body, creating a sense of wellbeing and inner peace that you can take with you when you leave class.
Outside of the studio I am the mom of three girls and three rescue dogs, so you’ll often find me watching kid’s sporting events or walking in the woods.
Kelly McAuliffeTeacher RYT-500
I am always amazed at the strength and capabilities of these awesome bodies we are blessed to walk in every day. One of my favorite quotes is: “I’m in competition with only myself; I simply want to be a better me today than I was yesterday”. Yoga certainly supports this journey bringing balance and strength; both on and off your mat. The mind body connection developed through a practice of breath and movement brings us to a deeper understanding of ourselves and allows us to come from a place of grounded awareness. This practice may begin in a physical form, but has a magical way of tapping into the deeper self each and every time you come to the mat.
I hope you’ll join me as we move through creative, challenging and energetic asanas; building strength and balance together. Namaste
Kelly is an RYT-500 certified Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance a Barre Above certified Barre teacher, a Reiki II and Biofield Tuning trained practitioner and a believer that energy is everywhere and everything
Margaux MillerYoga Teacher RYT-200
Margaux recently completed the Teacher Enhancement Program, as well as the Chakras, Bandhas, and Vayus Intensive: Mapping the Energetic Body, at our neighbors, Laughing River School of Yoga. Margaux also manages the social media presence at HYB.
For Margaux, the yoga practice is an avenue for expression and release, reflection and self study. Margaux began practicing yoga as a teenager, and not long after received her 200 RYT Certification in 2015 at Forever Om School of Yoga in her hometown north of Chicago. She was fortunate to be brought onto the HYB teaching team while enrolled at the University of Vermont. Margaux has had the privilege of teaching classes for the Hot Yoga Burlington community for four years. Her teaching balances a rigorous practice of vinyasa flow with an intentional meditative aspect. Her classes are challenging and rewarding. Margaux believes in the power of somatic awareness to heal, and through teaching aims to invoke in her students curiosity and self-compassion. Margaux hopes that her offerings encourage thoughtfulness off the mat, as well as on it.
“I began by teaching classes for hockey players at the University of Vermont, Rice High School and youth hockey. I have taught classes for school students as well as classes for the “unflexible” and I have created classes for runners and athletes. My style moves slower to allow the body to warm up stretching tight muscles safely. I take time to adequately stretch the hips, hamstrings, quadriceps and glutes- areas that tend to be tight on athletes (and myself!). I also work with low back injuries and focus on strengthening the core to help support the back and the rest of the body. I believe deeply in the healing value of yoga. My ideal is for you to leave the class feeling like a sponge that was just wrung out- relaxed, content and happy!”
Rowan BeckYoga Teacher RYT-500
I was drawn to yoga 20 years ago to improve my mental and physical health. The yoga mat was the perfect refuge for me to find the patience and centeredness I was seeking to navigate single motherhood and a very busy lifestyle. In 2016, I took my 200 YTT to find my voice as a teacher and completed my 500 YTT in 2018. As a lifelong learner, I am on a quest to share how a healthy combination of yoga and endurance sports can help free the mind. In my class, I focus on opening and expanding my students’ hearts, bodies and minds. My teaching helps to both strengthen the muscles and release any tension you may have allowing your body to find its way back to center. You will leave the class feeling like you have created more space, more energy and possibly feel a little “yoga drunk” (just ask me what this means the next time you see me in the studio). In some of my classes I play an eclectic mix of music which is integrated into my vinyasa flow sequences. I also try to bring lightness and humor to my classes. Outside of the studio, I am a mom, athlete and leader of a social media marketing and wellness business. I look forward to meeting you on the mat – let’s get centered.
Joanna DawsonYoga Teacher
Joanna is a health educator and fitness trainer that creates purposeful workouts with precise action. Joanna joined the fitness world in 2012 as a personal trainer after losing 100 lbs!
In 2012 she found yoga to help cope with some tough times and started practicing Ashtanga and Vinyasa flows.
She finds joy in teaching movement and is devoted to anyone wanting to build health. She’s passionate about anatomy, physiology, and all things STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math). Joanna is a lover of high-intensity workouts and coaches Pilates, strength, kickboxing, CARVE, Kickbox flow and is working toward a 200-RYT. Joanna moved to Burlington in ’19 from San Francisco. When she’s not coaching Joanna spends time outside, hopefully in the dirt. Everyone deserves a loving relationship with their body, and Joanna will help you keep it!
Hermine FlaniganYoga Teacher
I have always been involved with exercise, whether working out, taking a yoga class, or going for family walks.
After taking my first Pilates class I was amazed! It was so fun and made me feel strong! When my second child started school I enrolled in Pilates teacher training with Peak Pilates. It was a 6-month training where I was certified in 2010 to teach Mat and Reformer classes. In 2011/12 I was certified by Power Pilates to teach beginner, intermediate and advanced Mat Pilates.
I then discovered BarSculpt. BarSculpt is called “Pilates evolved” and that’s exactly how it felt. In 2012 I was certified to teach BarSculpt level 1 and 2 and in 2013 level 3. I wanted to expand on barre and was trained in bootybarre and certified in 2015. I love the way bootybarre compliments BarSculpt and Pilates.
Pilates and barre have changed my life. I have such passion for how good it makes me feel. I love to teach others and share the fun, strength and possibilities. It’s amazing to see people realize their own abilities.
Shelley HoakYoga Teacher
Hi, I’m Shelley. I use she/her pronouns. My personal yoga mission statement is: To help others experience their authenticity in mind, body and spirit. The holistic approach of yoga attracted me to the practice. To engage the body, mind and spirit on a mat and with a community is fulfilling. I completed yoga teacher training in May 2020 at UVM’s Campus Rec Yoga School. I practice Hatha yoga and vinyasa flow and have an interest in restorative yoga practice.
In my everyday life I embrace the work of parenting two teenagers, and my roles as spouse, daughter, sister and friend. Also, I am an occupational therapist working in the public schools. Spending time outside in the surrounding beauty and slowing down for maybe just a few minutes grounds me.
I am an aspiring gardener and wanna-be botanist, standup comedian and back-up singer.
Tara MayoYoga Teacher
Laura BirdsallYoga Teacher
Laura teaches with the hope that her classes leave you feeling rejuvenated: rested in your physical body and energized in your soul. She approaches yoga as a transformational way for us to slow down and come home to ourselves.
Laura began her yoga practice in 2011, initially seeking a routine to compliment her passion for running and fitness. She quickly fell in love with yoga, realizing that the physical practice was an access point to her mind. Laura completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training at UVM and specializes in gentle and restorative yoga.