Studio owner Roberta Weiner has practiced Yoga for more than 30 years and taught for 18 as a certified Kripalu and Hatha Yoga teacher. She loves tailoring the practice to meet the individual needs of students of all ages and ability levels, and credits her personal Yoga and Meditation practice with allowing her to enjoy her other passion, directing Youth Theater with casts of up to 90 children! Her mission is to warmly welcome new students to the Prana Center and mentor new teachers to keep the love of Yoga growing! Roberta has hundreds of hours of additional training, especially in Yoga Nidra, Meditation and teaching students with osteoporosis and arthritis to take care of their joints.
A certified Vinyasa Flow Teacher and Reiki 1 practitioner, loves sharing the physical and mental benefits of Yoga with her students. She is mindful that all students are on their own journeys and loves welcoming new students as well as assisting students who are looking for more challenges within their existing practice.
Laura Orth is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher and Level 2 LifeForce Yoga Practitioner (pranayama for depression and anxiety). A clinical social worker, she discovered yoga doing advanced trainings to address depression and anxiety with Amy Weintraub. After experiencing the healing effects of a yoga practice after breast cancer, Laura was inspired to become a yoga teacher. Laura is a compassionate and enthusiastic teacher who enjoys the interplay of ancient and modern traditions.
Laura is one of four certified Kripalu Yoga teachers at the Prana Center. To learn more about the Kripalu Center, visit kripalu.org
Kathleen has been teaching at the Prana Center since 2014. She often begins class with a few moments of mindfulness meditation and she may offer hands-on assistance in alignment during her class.
She began practicing power yoga with Shawn Shaw in Ashland in 2003. She had always been active in group fitness classes and martial arts but found a more peaceful energetic feeling practicing yoga postures and making the connection with pranayama.
When her children left for college, Kathleen decided to spend some time on self-discovery. Not sure what she should be doing in this next phase of life, she decided to quit her office job and register for a couple of college courses. She practiced yoga, meditation, and journaling and spent a semester working on a research project and looking at her world through a camera lens taking many great photos.
During this time of self-discovery, Kathleen began yoga teacher training and received her 200-hour RYT in Vinyasa Flow at H.Y.P. Studios in Needham with Jennifer Houghtaling and Alex Amorosi in 2013.
Kathleen continues to study yoga and meditation and recently completed additional training in Yin Yoga.
Sharon has taught in the fitness field for more than 20 years. She is a certified yoga instructor, specializing in Hatha Yoga practices including Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga, Pranayam and AquaYoga. Sharon also draws on her past certifications in fitness instruction, swim instruction and weight room training to tailor any yoga class to serve her students’ needs. She loves to apply creative modifications which allow students to safely settle into their own personal practice. She is a huge fan of Kripalu, and grateful for the Kripalu teachings that Roberta has brought to The Prana Center. She has taken Roberta’s classes since 2004! Sharon continues to teach, work with a variety of ages and ability levels, and pursue more study in the therapeutic area of yoga.
Michele Proulx has been a student at the Prana Center for 5 years. Her commitment to the mat grew slowly over time. Realizing the health benefits of building flexibility, strength, balance and a clearer mind, she eventually found she could not stay away. Michele recently retired after nearly 40 years in the printing industry and has refocused on Yoga. She just completed her 200-hour Teacher Training at the Kripalu Center in Stockbridge, MA, and looks forward to this new journey at the Prana Center. Michele lives in Natick and says, “Yoga is about community. I was welcomed into the Holliston community with open arms. I just want to give back and share my passion about Yoga with students.”