5 Bradford Road Wiscasset, ME 04578

Phone: 207-882-6892  |  Email: info@wickedgoodyoga.com

Teachers

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Melanie is a 500 Hour Certified Baptiste Teacher who owns and operates the Snow Squall Bed and Breakfast and Wicked Good Yoga in Wiscasset Maine, and runs Yoga Alliance Approved 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings and 40 Days programs in her studio. She has a BA in Psychology from Clark University and is a graduate of Tom Myers’s highly acclaimed Kinesis Myofascial Integration (KMI) program. Melanie offers structural integration sessions and leads workshops in yoga and myofascial release, combining her strong background in psychology and anatomy to bring awareness and awaken healing in long held patterns of physical, mental, and emotional tension and trauma, to lead people to experience more freedom to feel more of themselves in the space they are in. 
  Murielle started her journey as a professional dancer touring nationally and internationally. Her choreographic work has been described by the NY Times as “possessing an extra degree of authority and wit.” While living in NYC in the early 90’s, Murielle started to search for methods to heal her aching body from various injuries that occurred during her dance career. She took her first yoga class and found it to be a physically challenging and a mentally focused discipline that moved her beyond just a workout.
Since then, Murielle has trained in various styles of yoga and taken two pilgrimages to India to deepen her knowledge and understanding of the practice of yoga.
Murielle is a 500 ERYT, a Certified Movement Analyst from the Laban Institute, a Certified Shiatsu Practitioner and has also studied with Jennifer Reis to teach Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra. Murielle is also truly passionate about the work of Jill Miller “ Yoga Tune Up”, a form of movement reeducation that strikes a balance between classical yoga, corrective exercise and the use of massage balls.
When Murielle is not teaching or doing yoga she works as an RN in the Critical Care Unit at Midcoast Hospital, where she conducted a successful research study on the effects of Yoga to reduce stress for nurses working in acute care settings. Murielle is committed to integrating ancient wisdom to suit modern times. She offers a class that emphasizes alignment as a doorway to a full-bodied expression of the asana. Through a flowing sequence, gentle adjustment and a nurturing breath, Murielle leads a transformational class that brings serenity through a demanding and balanced practice.
Phil credits yoga with saving his life. He no longer is laid up for days and weeks at a time with back problems, and as a cancer survivor, he is now disease free and enjoying the fruits of a regular practice. Phil has completed the Baptiste Level One and Level Two teacher training and the Assistants Training Program. Phil is also trained in Integrated Breathwork and Therapeutic Breathwork, and includes vision fasts, time in nature, regular meditation, and silent meditation retreats in his spiritual practices. Phil’s teaching focuses on one’s own direct felt experience, noting that radical acceptance of what is true in this moment leads to limitless gratitude.
Amy’s first love is cultivating, educating, and cheering on those who wish to be ambassadors of change, of awareness, of yoga. Her interests lie in Ashtanga Yoga, Sanskrit, and Vedic philosophy. She’s a bookworm and an earthworm whose steady practice has kept her grounded since 2001. Amy is an ERYT-500, writer, photographer, wanderer, and inveterate lover of rainy days, mystery novels, early mornings, and a fierce yoga practice.
Within both powerful flow classes and gentle yoga, Claire leads her students within their personal practice. Her classes guide students to express their mindfulness in class and extend the qualities of their yoga into their lives. Claire is a Registered 200-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher who received her training from Melanie Burns at Wicked Good Yoga in Wiscasset, Maine. She brings experience of over 15 years of practice in multiple styles including Baptiste, Kripalu, Ashtanga, Yin and Restorative. Claire began practicing with her family in Dayton, OH under the guidance of Shari Bowman. Claire is grateful to have attended multiple yoga intensives and workshops including the Yoga Journal Boston Conference, the Northwest Yoga Conference in Seattle, WA, and Kripalu retreats in Stockbridge, MA.
Jeff was looking for something different to stretch his mind as well as his body, and found it at Wicked Good Yoga. He quickly became immersed in the powerful practice of Baptiste yoga and the inspiration of the local yoga community.

Since finding yoga, Jeff’s breakthroughs in his own practice have continually sparked his desire to share this passion with others. An aspiring instructor, Jeff received his Yoga Alliance-approved 200 hour teaching certification  through Wicked Good Yoga. Jeff’s instruction style encourages breath awareness accompanied with “meditation in motion” for transformative results. Jeff is a native Mainer whose style is light, fun and playful, and often described as “powerful”.

Sharon Miller started practicing yoga in 1998 and obtained her 200 hour yoga teacher certification from Kripalu in 2000. She fell in love with yoga the minute she took her first class. As a cardiac rehabilitation nurse Sharon recognizes the importance of embracing a holistic approach to health including body, mind and spirit, which is the essence of yoga.  
 
She started teaching classes at MidCoast hospital for employees in January 2001 and continues to teach at the hospital. Sharon has been a member of the Kripalu Yoga teachers Association (KYTA) since 2000. She has attended yearly KYTA teacher conferences and workshops on teaching methodology, techniques, anatomy and physiology, philosophy and lifestyle. Sharon has attended workshops with Baron Baptiste, Don Stapleton,Richard Miller,Debra Williamson,Philip Urso and many other wonderful yoga teachers.
 
She has been practicing Baptiste power vinyasa since March 2011. Sharon's classes help students to slow down and connect deeply with breath and bodily sensations. Sharon's experience as a cardiac rehabilitation nurse underscores her teaching, that the more we practice relaxation the greater the benefits to body, mind, and spirit.
Carrie's first yoga class in 2012 was an "aha" moment. A runner for 30 years, she always found her solace inthe outdoors running with her dogs. Two knee surgeries limited what and how much she could run, and she knew she needed to find a compliment to her first love. Yoga has more than filled the void adding "that something" that had been elusive.

Carrie is a native Mainer who lives in Edgecomb with her husband, Bryan, and two chocolate labs, Mac and Buster. Her 23 career in athletic training and physical therapy is a strong compliment for beginning her yoga teaching career. Carrie is a graduate of Wicked Good Yoga's 200 hour yoga alliance approved course in power vinyasa flow. Carrie believes her background offers another perspective to yoga and hopes to bring athleticism and spirituality to a harmonious practice.

As both an accomplished visual artist and vocalist, Fletcher has always been drawn towards the creative and meditative practices of deep looking and listening. Her asana classes emphasize chanting/kirtan as a direct link to the divine sacred vibration that radiates from all of our hearts. She is committed to beginning every practice from a place of compassionate awareness, believing wholeheartedly that in doing so, the reverberations of our practice are all encompassing: at once personal, political, social, and spiritual; immediate and infinite.

Fletcher has a BA from Bard College and an MA from Chelsea College of Arts in London. She is a 300 hr Certified Jivamukti teacher who trained under the direct guidance of Sharon Gannon and David Life in 2007. She was certified in Thai Massage by the Vedic Conservatory in 2011. From 2009-2014 she was Director of Yoga and Wellness at the Vermont Studio Center Artist Residency in Johnson, Vermont.

Fletcher has studied with some of the most respected teachers in the world and had the privilege to teach yoga and chanting workshops across the US and abroad. She is deeply grateful for the blessings and generous guidance of her beloved teachers, Sharon Gannon and David Life, Lady Ruth Lauer-Manenti in New York; Rosenclaire in Italy; Dr. M.A. Jayashree, Ranjini Koushak, and Sharath Jois at the Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India.

People come to yoga for many reasons. Some to heal a physical injury, some to find a gentler form of exercise and others come to find inner calm. Daphne, who found yoga for all these reasons, teaches a heated vinyasa flow that is sure to meet you where you are and encourage you to explore new aspects of your yoga practice. If you are new to yoga, she is excited to share what has become a deep passion and commitment to wellness.

Daphne earned her WGY 200 hour Teacher Training and is a registered Yoga Alliance teacher.She can't wait to share and guide you through an invigorating and healing class where you are sure to find new vitality and balance.

 
Mariel's practice began as a child when she meditated with mother (mostly yoga nidra), and her physical asana practice began in Philadelphia at Dhyana Yoga Studio, where she was introduced to Vinyasa flow. When Mariel moved home after college, she practiced at the Baron Baptiste studio in Cambridge. She continued her yoga education in Mysore, India where she learned the Ashtanga primary series.
Mariel completed a 230 hour yoga teacher training course in Asheville, NC with Stephanie Keach at Asheville Yoga Center that exposed her to a wide variety of yoga traditions with substantial depth.
Bobbi jo was looking for a new type of exercise when she took her first yoga class five years ago at Hot Yoga Nashville. She was surprised by her love for the stillness it began to provide in her life, as well as the physical challenge. She has since moved to Maine where she now has a consistent Vinyasa practice and will have her Yoga Alliance approved 200 hour teaching certification through Wicked Good Yoga in February 2014. The community of students and teachers at WGY continues to inspire her to grow both spiritually and physically. Her classes offer a powerful sequence with focus on breath awareness in order to cultivate greater self acceptance.
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