Kristin Ann LaShoto, has twenty years experience in Policing, Investigations and Security. Her extensive training is includes defensive tactics, kempo karate, tai chi, and non-verbal communication. After a career ending injury, Kristin designed and delivered her mindful self defense program, D.Y.A.T.A. (Defend Yourself Against The Aggressor.) In addition to instructing on personal protection, Kristin has explored many areas of spirituality. With her previous study of REIKI and meditation, she felt the importance of wanting to give back to community as a whole. The ability to incorporate a positive mindset, and wellness into people’s everyday life is of the utmost importance to her. Blending methods and techniques of mindfulness brings the culmination of wholeness to one’s being. Kristin is the Marketing Director and Studio Manager for Center Wellness.
Judy Bousquin, of Healing & Renewal in Stoneham, MA, is a teacher of meditation, Reiki and yoga who offers a range of workshops and services in these time honored practices. Aside from every-day treatment sessions and classes, Judy reaches out to local communities educating and sharing the benefits and joys of meditation, Reiki and yoga. The root of Judy’s passion lay in her desire for individuals to become fully engaged in their personal and healing journey. Judy also serves as Board Chair for Celebration of Reiki, Inc., an educational non-profit organization. In her spare time, Judy offers her services to the guests at Women’s Lunch Place in Boston, and to veterans via Project New Hope. We are happy to have Judy at Center Wellness sharing her light as a yoga and meditation teacher.
Alix Lavaud has been training Martial Arts for over 45 years and is a master of Modern Arnis, Pien San Wing Chun Kung Fu, and has extensive training in Small Circle Jujitsu. He also humbly owns the rank of Lakan Apat (a 4th degree BLACKBELT ). Alix currently teaches Modern Arnis at Center Wellness every Tuesday night, 8 to 10pm.
My name is Fabienne Jeanniton, and Fab Afro Caribbean Dance Fitness was created simply out of love and passion for dancing and in doing so, a way to a healthier lifestyle.
You do not have to be a dancer to join in the fun, you can expect a fun filled hour that'll get your heart pumping to the rhythm of Afro/Caribbean music.
My class can be healing and therapeutic way to break the weekly stress!!! ;)
We do encourage that you bring a colorful scarf if you have one, as I will take you on a journey into the Caribbeans through a combination of exotic dance movements.
I first started playing around with yoga in 2001, shortly after my second daughter was born. However, I didn’t develop a consistent practice until after my mother’s death. I needed something, somewhere that I could not only exercise my body but also my mind. Thus began my yoga journey and my yoga practice in earnest. Even before YTT, I was helping and encouraging other yogis in my various yoga classes. As a physician, I am fully grounded in prevention. As a yoga instructor, I am excited to help others physically, mentally and even spiritually as they grow their individual yoga practices on and off their mats.
See you on your mat.
Sheri Breen, E-RYT 500, is a yoga/meditation teacher & healing arts practitioner who has also worked in the mental health field for over 18 years. She grew up exploring sound & movement and was exposed to yoga, meditation, Reiki & crystals in her teens/earlytwenties. Sher is a ceritified Prana Vinyasa & Kundalini yoga teacher and has completed additional trainings in hatha, restorative, yin & trauma sensitive yoga. She is also a Level I iRest (yoga nidra) Teacher-in-Training, Usui Holy Fire & Lightarian Reiki Master. Sheri has studied crystals with Kathleen Jackson & Naisha Ahsian. She is studying sound therapy with Mitch Nur through 9 Ways Academia. Sheri offers classes, workshops and teacher training modules in yoga/meditaiton along with private elemental energy work sessions (Reiki, sound & crystal work).
Erika has studied martial arts for 19 years. Her Wudang Five Animal qigong class stems from her study under Shifu Paul and Jiaolian Rosalie DiCrescenzo who are authorized instructors of Master Zhong Xue Chao (Master Bing) from Wudang Mountain in China. Master Bing was formerly the head instructor of the Wudang Mountain Taoist Kungfu Academy and is a 15th generation disciple of Wudang Sanfeng Pai Internal Kungfu.
Erika is also a visual artist and holds a Master of Arts in Art Therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a co-owner of Center Wellness and owner of Center Psychotherapy in Winchester, MA.
Morgan White Jr.
Morgan White Jr. has been entertaining people on radio and television, at private and public shows, and weekly club shows with his improv trivia for over 30 years. He has entertained in Las Vegas at several casinos and traveled to other states for performances over the past 25 years as well.
If you'd like to join the triviots that are entertained weekly, then check out the calendar for his club shows. Whether it is a birthday party, corporate event, Bar Mitzvah, or harbor cruise, Morgan is available for private parties. Check out the contact center for more information on hiring Morgan for your special event. Trade shows and conventions are also part of his repertoire.
Of all the things that Morgan knows, he is computer illiterate, so remember when you send him messages, he is getting them from someone who does ticky, ticky.
Shannon has attended Omega Institute for trainings in ashtanga, pranayama, yin yoga, youth yoga, Reiki certification, and is the former owner of Awake Yoga Studio in Wakefield. She is a living essential oils practitioner and enthusiast. She is also a certified EMT and on list for the Massachusetts Fire Department.
Shannon's goal in her youth yoga programs is to inspire self awareness and confidence while giving everyday tools to combat the different stressors of society today.
In her adult classes Shannon is a mirror of love and support as she guides you through challenges and growth in your own practice. She provides a safe and comfortable environment where your body, mind and soul are your main priority. Her goal is that the benefits you receive from a yoga class will create a more empowered and centered lifestyle that you can enjoy on and off the matt.