Our Teachers

Kathryn Boger, E-RYT 500

"Practicing for over 35 years, I am amazed that my Yoga practice/teaching remains fresh, joyful & insightful. Each time I step on to the yoga mat, I am transformed. Every student I teach, teaches me more. It is a blessing and a true joy to be able to teach Yoga." Kathryn

Kathryn 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 has advanced training in Restorative Yoga and has studied with experienced teachers in Iyengar, Kripalu, Anusara, and Yin Yoga styles of Hatha Yoga. She has been practicing Buddhist mindfulness meditation (aka "Insight Meditation") for over 35 years. Kathryn is a member of Yoga Alliance and certified as an experienced 500 hour level teacher.

Among those who have informed her teaching most are: Thich Nhat Hanh, Eric Shiffmann (Yoga & the Practice of Moving into Stillness), Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the U. Mass. Medical Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic, Paul Grilley ( "Yin Yoga: The foundations of a quiet practice" DVD) and the translated written words of Swami Kripalu (Pilgrim of Love: The Life & Teachings of Swami Kripalu, edited by Jo Ann Levitt). Kathryn also wants to acknowledge her indebtedness to her beloved Kripalu mentor & teacher, Carolyn (Vidya) Dell'uomo (1948 - 2015). Carolyn was among the original founders and a 36-year teacher at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. She was a direct recipient of Swami Kripalu's teaching. "Vidya was my living connection to Swami Kripalu and I am forever grateful to her for her heart-felt, soulful teachings." Kathryn

Amy Bernier, E-RYT 300

Amy began studying yoga in 1999 when she was pregnant with her second child. She was immediately drawn to the lightness in her body and heart that every practice brought. She delved deeper into her practice and into Buddhist philosophy and was certified through the NESTA sport yoga program. Amy obtained a master's degree in Exercise Physiology in 1996 and has been working in the health promotion field since then. She started teaching yoga in 2005. In 2015 she obtained her 300 hour certification as a Comprehensive Yoga Therapist from the Yoga Life Institute of NH. Amy teaches yoga with a deep connection to spirit, emphasizing that all the answers can be found within despite the external circumstances you face. Amy wants you to find your way back to your true nature of peace and contentment. She will provide you with the tools to empower you to make healthy life choices and to find more abundance in your life!