As owner of Breathing Time Yoga, Karen is dedicated to creating a community and space for healing through yoga. Karen is an educator, teaching the students what they need to know to practice and how to match the practices to their unique needs and interests.
Karen teaches weekly classes, workshops on a variety of topics, and works one on one with students in private yoga therapy sessions.
Karen has been practicing yoga in one form or another for the past 50 years. She began her study of the Viniyoga approach in 1994 with Gary Kraftsow of the American Viniyoga Institute (AVI). Viniyoga focuses on how yoga can be adapted to serve individual goals and needs. She is an AVI Yoga Teacher (500-hr) and AVI Certified Yoga Therapist. Karen also holds an MAT from RISD.
Rebecca leads workshops, retreats and online programs using Yogic Writing as a tool to create a narrative to: Write Your Life Story; Write Your Yoga Story; Write Your Adoption Story; Write Your Act 2 Story.
Rebecca’s passion is to inspire others to connect mind and body to unleash deeply held stories and capture them on paper.
Liz started practicing yoga over ten years ago, because it seemed like the “right” thing to do. She struggled in her classes for years, feeling like she didn't belong and didn't have the right kind of body for yoga. After connecting with Forrest Yoga, she learned how to listen to her body and discover and develop its capabilities. She is moved by the empowering possibilities of a strength-based yoga practice, and these days is especially interested in the exploration of the authentic movement that arises when we allow for its expression. She is a 500 RYT and has studied Forrest Yoga, Yoga Tune-Ups, Yin, and Restorative. She is also a licensed massage therapist, craniosacral worker, and mindfulness meditation instructor. Her love of somatics and embodiment suffuses the movement, meditation, and self-care workshops she teaches at Breathing Time, RISD, and Brown University.“I am passionate about yoga as a practice that is intensely personal to each individual. It helps us know our limits--and possibly shift them--while staying in integrity with our bodies and selves. Above all, yoga teaches us how to be present for ourselves and each other, and to develop internal stability in an ever changing world.”
Liz started practicing yoga over ten years ago, because it seemed like the “right” thing to do. She struggled in her classes for years, feeling like she didn't belong and didn't have the right kind of body for yoga. After connecting with Forrest Yoga, she learned how to listen to her body and discover and develop its capabilities. She is moved by the empowering possibilities of a strength-based yoga practice, and these days is especially interested in the exploration of the authentic movement that arises when we allow for its expression. She is a 500 RYT and has studied Forrest Yoga, Yoga Tune-Ups, Yin, and Restorative. She is also a licensed massage therapist, craniosacral worker, and mindfulness meditation instructor. Her love of somatics and embodiment suffuses the movement, meditation, and self-care workshops she teaches at Breathing Time, RISD, and Brown University.
Liz started practicing yoga over ten years ago, because it seemed like the “right” thing to do. She struggled in her classes for years, feeling like she didn't belong and didn't have the right kind of body for yoga. After connecting with Forrest Yoga, she learned how to listen to her body and discover and develop its capabilities.
Liz came to teaching yoga after finishing her PhD in art history. She developed sciatica during the last few stages of writing her dissertation and decided to complete a yoga teacher training to heal her body from the long and painful hours of sitting at a desk and the emotional wounds of graduate school. She found an unexpected passion in teaching yoga and has devoted herself to sharing the practice that has done so much for her physical and mental health.
She is concerned with the intersection between Yoga and social justice, and hopes to develop her teaching practice alongside further study of Somatics, trauma, and human rights advocacy. She has taught Yoga as a volunteer at the Center for Hispanic Policy & Advocacy (Providence), The Dimock Center (Boston), & Girls Rock! RI.
Allie is a multi-disciplinary artist fascinated by resonance: whether in sound & speech, color & light, or the body electric. She received a BA in Literary Arts with an honors in Poetry from Brown University, where she also studied improvisational movement & typographic design. She is a recent graduate of Breathing Time's 2019 Viniyoga Teacher Training (RYT 200 hours).
David is passionate about restoring the larger promise of all yogic paths, Self-Realization. He has served as a Yoga Instructor, Mediation Teacher, Reiki Master, Whole Food Farmacist, Energy Healer, Kirtan Artist, and Spiritual Counselor to the South Coast Massachusetts and Rhode Island Communities. In 2016, David received his 200hr Yoga teacher training from Mt. Madonna Institute in California and has had the honor of teaching students from widely varying backgrounds.
Yoga has been practicing on David formally for 10 years! Living Yoga is the deeper invitation; that we may use our on the mat practice to inspire and remind ourselves of the wellspring of Peace that lies within, even in our day to day life. And from that contentment a desire to share our wholeness with others, that they too may be awakened within!
Elyse had a career in the business world and later taught in the NYC public schools until moving to RI in 1999, where she continued with her education by earning her MA in elementary education from RIC. A yogi since the early nineties, it wasn’t until her two young daughters began mimicking what they saw their mom doing on her yoga mat, that Elyse made the connection between yoga and kids. A chance encounter with an old friend on Facebook planted the seed, and in 2010, Elyse opened OM Kids Yoga Center in Pawtucket, a one of a kind yoga studio just for kids. During it’s five year run as a stand alone studio, Elyse taught thousands of yoga classes, camps, special events and parties to families all over Rhode Island. This year she closed the studio, and now offers many of her trademark classes and events all over RI in schools, private homes, yoga studios, dance studios and summer camps.
Elyse is certified to teach children’s yoga through the following teacher trainings: Karma Kids Yoga, Karma Kids Yoga Teen Intensive, Radiant Child Yoga, Rainbow Kids Yoga, Yoga Mom, Buddha Baby and Zenergy Yoga Therapy from Australia.
After moving to San Francisco in 1998, Srinivas met his guru and mentor Sri Partha Chatterjee, a direct disciple of the late sitar maestro Pandit Nikhil Banerjee. Since then Srinivas has dedicated himself to Indian classical music and rigorously trained with his teacher in the traditional guru-shishya style. Srinivas is a professional concert sitarist and has given numerous recitals in the US, India and Europe. He has three albums to his credit: GITA (1999), Sitar & Tabla (2001) and Hemant & Jog (2008).
In 2011 Srinivas graduated from UC Berkeley with a PhD in South and Southeast Asian Studies. Under the guidance of Professor George Hart he studied Sanskrit, Tamil and Telugu literary traditions and completed his thesis on the Vijayanagara emperor Krishnadevaraya and his grand Telugu epic Amuktamalyada. A translation of the work entitled Giver of the Worn Garland was published by Penguin Books in 2010. With the same publisher Srinivas has also released two translations in the Complete Kalidasa series: The Dancer and the King (Malavikagnimitram) and The Cloud Message (Meghadutam). He is now working on a biography of the south Indian emperor Krishnadevaraya.
For five years Srinivas worked as Assistant Professor of South and Southeast Asian Studies at IIT Gandhinagar in Gujarat, India and is currently visiting professor of Religious Studies and Contemplative Studies at Brown University. He lives in Rhode Island and spend his time performing, teaching and conducting research around the world.
He is a publicity shy introvert who has taught for more than 31 years, owned four yoga studios, lead 34 yoga teacher trainings, and many thousands of yoga classes. In the sunset of his life, Tom is just beginning to get the hang of it. It has always been about the breath.
He has returned back to his praanaayaama roots of Kripalu Ashram in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Everyday in the early morning, he dives deep in a one hour Anuloma Viloma practice. This is the doorway of the yoga tradition.
Tom initially began his yoga practice at Colgate University in 1976. His yoga heart was awakened in 1986 by Yogi Amrit Desai known as Gurudev. For the next three years Tom hung out with Gurudev in St Croix. Tom moved into Kripalu Ashram in 1989 and lived there for 6 years. It was a time of devoted spiritual foment. He became one of the directors Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training at the ashram. Tom dove into Vipassanna, Iyengar, Bikram, Lakulish, and Ashtanga Yoga, making three trips to India. Tom has followed so many extraordinary teachers and a little bit of all them show up in his work. Most of all, he let his teaching evolve over time out of the public eye.
Jenny began a daily practice of yoga in 2002 and began teaching in 2013. She received her 200 RYT certification in 2013 with 8 Limbs Yoga Centers in Seattle, WA; earned her 300 RYT certification in 2016 with Theresa Murphy in Providence, RI and completed her PYT Certification with Prenatal Yoga Center located in New York City. Jenny has been fortunate to learn from, and continue to learn from, many experienced and practiced teachers and in particular, expresses deep gratitude to Anne Phyfe Palmer, Melina Meza, Jenny Hayo, Theresa Murphy, as well as her children Lucy and Theo.
Jenny currently teaches group classes, individuals, and specialty workshops in the New England area. See jennylittleyoga.com for more info!
I am very passionate about helping people obtain their health and wellness goals. Yoga helps improve the body, heart and mind of all fitness levels. I have attended many different trainings in order to be able to provide yoga instruction to people of all fitness levels. I am here to get people moving to a healthier and happier life. It is my goal for yoga to be fun, relaxing, exciting and challenging for my clients at all fitness levels!” - Brandy Isom
Kate was first introduced to yoga through acting classes in college, and has been practicing for over a decade. She received her RYT-200 in 2013 through the American Viniyoga Institute and is registered with both AVI and the Yoga Alliance. She has also studied yin yoga and meditation with Josh Summers and chakra vinyasa with Coral Brown.
She aims to share the physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits she has received from a deep and consistent practice with her students, helping them to find their own mind-body connection and move toward balance and body acceptance. Her style of teaching is challenging, energizing, creative, and rooted in the belief of individualizing asana to the practitioner.
Outside of yoga, Kate is a theater director, dramaturg, and creative producer, working as the artistic associate for The Wilbury Theatre Group, and in the development office at Trinity Repertory Company, where she also teaches yoga at the Young Actors Summer Institute. Kate loves spin class, weight training, and yoga on the beach. She lives in Providence with her two fantastic fur babies.