Poyee Oster has always been a seeker who enjoys challenges. A runner for more than 15 years, she completed over 10 marathons including Boston and many other races. Poyee loves the challenge and discipline required in running. Five years ago, her running buddies introduced her to yoga. Over time, Poyee discovered the secret of yoga. It calms the mind and brings focus and strength to the spirit. Poyee deepened her practice by completing the 200-hour certification with Richard Lanza and Open Doors Power Yoga Studios in 2015. Her style of yoga is a combination of restorative and empowering, the Yin and Yang of yoga. Poyee found that yoga is a path to happiness, and she is eager to share her passion with others.
Kirby Anderson-Duguay, RYT 200 has been practicing yoga for about 14 years. She started when she was 17 years old and has been hooked since. When Kirby was 18 years old she became a member of the United States Shotgun Team. Over the next 4 years she traveled to numerous countries competing and medaling in World Championships and World Cups. She even tried out for the 2004 Olympics held in Athens, Greece, in which she placed 4th in the tryouts. She tells you this with the confidence that yoga and meditation played a key role in her success as an Olympic level Athlete. Mediation is what has allowed her to keep her head on straight and stay focused through many of competition and life’s most difficult times. The asanas, or poses that are linked together through breath has become one of her main priorities throughout each week in her own fitness routine. Linking breath to movement is an incredibly powerful tool in bringing calmness and peace in at any moment. She believes that we each have this built in ability to free ourselves from stress and tension and instead fulfill our hearts with peace and gratitude. She looks forward to helping you find physical fitness, emotional strength, and above all, mental clarity.
Karen’s passion and love for yoga started 15 years ago and she has been teaching since 2008. Karen’s mission is to help others create their own spiritual experience through the practice of yoga and meditation.
Karen is a certified Hatha yoga instructor. In 2008, Karen completed her 200 hour level training at Finding Inner Peace with Cathy Mann, a certified Iyengar instructor. In May 2013, she completed Level 1 (200 hour) training in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, training under Guruatma Khalsa.
Karen is a member of Yoga Alliance and the International Kundalini Yoga Teacher Association. Karen has taught many styles of yoga to include a Vinyasa flow, a pilates inspired yoga, a gentle yoga for seniors, and Kundalini Yoga.
Karen enjoys teaching an energetic Vinyasa flow class while emphasizing on breath awareness and alignment. Her class will challenge your physical body and uplift your spirit. You will leave feeling empowered, energized but relaxed. Practicing yoga can give you the strength, courage and radiance to meet all of life’s daily challenges with grace.