Our Teachers

Kathryn Boger, RYT-500

Kathryn has been practicing yoga since 1986 and has been teaching for thirteen years.  She founded The Yoga Studio of Blackstone River Valley in September, 2000.  She is certified to teach Yoga at the 500 hour level by Kripalu, receiving her 200 hour certification in 2000, and her 500 hour certification in 2010.  She is a member of Yoga Alliance and Kripalu Yoga Teacher's Association.

Kathryn has studied in Iyengar, Kripalu, Anusara, and Yin Yoga styles of Hatha Yoga.  She has also been studying and practicing the Theravada Buddhist practice of Mindfulness Meditation (aka Insight Meditation)  for over 20 years.  Kathryn enjoys teaching in the Kripalu style of Yoga because  "it's a very accessible style of Yoga, easy for most people to learn, yet profoundly opening.    Kripalu is a contemplative style of Yoga, and it blends well with Buddhist meditation, providing students access to profound mental, physical, and emotional healing.  It's a joy to watch students progress in their practice and to hear about the resulting changes in their lives."

Karen Matte, RYT – 200

In 2008, Karen completed her 200 hour level training in Hatha Yoga 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.  She has been practicing yoga for over 15 years and teaching for 5 years.  Karen has taught in many settings with diverse student populations, including chair yoga for seniors and a Pilates inspired Yoga class.  Karen is a member of Yoga Alliance and the International Kundalini Yoga Teacher Association.

Karen’s first Kundalini class had a profound effect on her.  She states that “the kriyas, meditation and chanting of the practice have created a life changing peace within.”  She now has the desire to share this approach to obtaining peace and harmony with others in our community.

Charlene Breggia, RYT – 200

Charlene is a 200 hour level certified Hatha Yoga instructor.  She trained with Maya Breuer, who is a senior Kripalu teacher and founder of the Santosha Yoga School in Warwick. RI.  Charlene has been teaching yoga for three years.  Her warm and compassionate approach to teaching has produced a following of dedicated students.  Charlene is a member of Yoga Alliance. 

As a teacher, Charlene emphasizes breath and body awareness to anchor the student in the present moment.  “Through this practice you will learn to calm the mind, become present in the now, and take this awareness into your everyday life.”

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