Align


This class is taught by:

Gen MacKenzie

Gen Mackenzie is ERYT200 and RYT500 (Rolf Gates, Jacqui Bonwell and David Vendetti). She likes to teach a well-balanced class- delivering strength and flexibility for both body and mind. She is known for her fun choreography and eclectic music selection. “Yoga is a lifelong journey and my own experience has taught me that the challenges we are presented have the potential to lead us to amazing growth. I use my own practice to quiet down enough to see the new path presented to me.” Gen is dedicated to bringing yoga to those in recovery. She recently completed the Y12SR Teacher Training, a program that integrates yoga and The 12 Steps. When she isn't at the studio, she can be found outside on a walk, or leading yoga classes with her friends in the recovery community.

Maryjean Kimball

Maryjean came to yoga through her years in fitness and ballet training. Her personal yoga practice became her passion. She loved the external physical gains that her body made in flexibility and strength. She soon realized the true “power” of yoga lies in its ability to cultivate internal balance and clarity of mind and went on to complete her 200hr Yoga teacher training at the Kripalu Center. As an external and creative student, Maryjean continues to study all forms of yoga, allowing her practice to change and evolve and guides her classes with precision, enthusiasm, and safe alignment allowing her students to reach their goals for both body and mind.

Jean-Marie Belzile

Jean-Marie has been teaching various styles of yoga since 2006.  She attended her first yoga class in 1995 when she was a group fitness instructor, and she immediately incorporated yoga postures into her classes to promote flexibility.  She subsequently received her 200-hour YTT certification in Anahata Integral yoga, and her 500-hour certification in Shakti yoga.  As a perpetual student, Jean-Marie has an ongoing self-study practice, which consists of daily meditation and being present in each moment.  She invites you to experience her diverse teachings in each of her YogaBalance classes.

Brittany Forziati

Brittany received her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training certification through a local Yoga Alliance course in Fair Haven, NJ. She has been practicing yoga for about 10 years, and teaching for 3. She focuses on strength-building, vinyasa flow classes that build heat and encourage flexibility during her classes. She is currently in nursing school, and if she is not teaching or practicing yoga you can find her doing some other type of physical activity or catching up on some much needed sleep!

Elise Noga

Elise received her 200-hour certification through YogaWorks in 2017. She has practiced yoga regularly for over two years, beginning with her last job where they had yoga classes offered on site. During that class, she developed a passion for the physical practice as well as the spiritual development and enjoyed the stress-relieving benefits of yoga. She has been taking what she has learned through training and has been able to apply it by teaching yoga classes at her current place of work, where she teaches all levels. Elise is excited to have you practice with her and continue learning more about yoga with her in class.

Kate White

Kate holds the highest level E-RYT 500 certification and also the YACEP accreditation from Yoga Alliance.  She received her RYT 500-hour certification from the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, her RYT 200-hour certification from YogaWorks, and her RYT 200-hour certification from Zarnay Yoga. Kate also passed the industry's most rigorous YogaWorks Certification Assessment and is a YogaWorks Yoga Teacher Trainer leading RYT-200hr Training Programs here at YogaBalance. Kate's teaches Restorative Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Meditation, Align and Flow classes. She focuses on mindful alignment, intelligent class sequencing, and using the breath to help students tap into their subtle energy and create a state of inner calm and ease. Kate is also the Manager of YogaBalance, where her tenacity and business acumen have helped create one of New England's top yoga studios.

Amy Fluet

Amy received a 200-hour certification from YogaWorks. She has been a student of yoga since the birth of her first child in 2000. Yoga has always been a much needed physical outlet for Amy, as well as an opportunity for spiritual growth. While exploring the many styles of yoga, she always envisioned herself eventually sharing the gift of yoga through teaching. Amy enjoys sharing the healing power of yoga with her students.

Heather Tamposi

Heather Tamposi, RYT-200, has been a student of yoga for over 10 years, drawing on various types of yoga such as Vinyasa, Hatha and Yogilates. After a decade of teaching Pilates, combined with her passion for yoga, she decided to enroll in the YogaWorks Yoga Teacher Training at YogaBalance and received her certification in the summer of 2018. Time and again, her yoga practice has offered Heather direction, and she hopes to bring the same physical and mental benefits she gets from yoga to her students. Heather believes in a strong foundation of breath and proper alignment which she believes leads to the idea that when we can align physically we can then better align mentally, emotionally and energetically. When she’s not on her yoga mat, Heather can often be found enjoying her stand-up paddleboard, tandem bicycle, and love of live music with her family and friends.
In this well-rounded class, we will stretch and strengthen our bodies, open our hearts and calm our minds. We will practice longer-held postures with a focus on alignment to refine and deepen our practice. We will practice flow sequences to help us connect with our breath and our subtle energy. Guided by the wisdom of yoga philosophy, we will learn to relate more deeply and authentically with ourselves and the world around us. Appropriate for all - modifications will be offered for beginners.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Oct 23 6:15 am - 7:15 am with Gen MacKenzie
  • Tue Oct 23 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Maryjean Kimball
  • Wed Oct 24 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Jean-Marie Belzile
  • Thu Oct 25 6:15 am - 7:15 am with Brittany Forziati
  • Thu Oct 25 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Elise Noga
  • Fri Oct 26 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Kate White
  • Sat Oct 27 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Jean-Marie Belzile
  • Sun Oct 28 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Amy Fluet
  • Mon Oct 29 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Jean-Marie Belzile
  • Mon Oct 29 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Heather Tamposi
  • Tue Oct 30 6:15 am - 7:15 am with Gen MacKenzie
  • Tue Oct 30 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Maryjean Kimball
  • Wed Oct 31 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Kate White
  • Thu Nov 01 6:15 am - 7:15 am with Brittany Forziati
  • Thu Nov 01 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Elise Noga
  • Fri Nov 02 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Kate White
  • Sat Nov 03 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Jean-Marie Belzile
  • Sun Nov 04 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Amy Fluet
  • Mon Nov 05 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Jean-Marie Belzile
  • Mon Nov 05 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Kate White