Devi Dawn Hamilton, C-IAYT is a Seacoast local! Devi weaves knowledge from many customs and cultures into a groovy flow with her lifelong love of nature to share and celebrate every student! An experienced movement teacher with over 1000 hours of training including reiki, kinesiology and mat pilates, Devi's diverse training includes the discipline of traditional Sivananda, heart centered Anusara-inspired Wisdom Flow, Tantra with Shiva Rea and Paul Muller-Ortega, Beautiful Mind Vinyasa of celebrated Providence master Tom Gillette. Devi is an IAYT certified yoga therapist and loves to share yoga's healing wisdom. She studied LifeForce Yoga under Amy Weintraub, while her yoga therapy training includes cardiac yoga with Nischala Joy Devi, Yoga for Grief and Yoga for Cancer with Antonio Sausys and Yoga for Recovery with Durga Cathy O'Neill. Devi lived at ashrams in the Bahamas, California, and Australia where she practiced bhakti yoga, meditation, ayurveda and mastered the healing art of Yoga Nidra. Devi belongs to the International Association of Yoga Therapists and the National Ayurvedic Medicine Association, is an ongoing Ayurvedic student with the American Institute of Vedic Studies and is a certified Strategic Life Coach through the Robbins-Madanes Coaching Academy. A lifelong student of human behavior, Devi studied politics and economics at UNH, served as personal staff to a US Congressman and lobbied the halls of Congress for clean oceans. After 18 years, Devi yearned to be back in nature so she backpacked around the world, settling in Hawaii. She came home to NH to care for family. Her family's cancer journeys have provided keen insight into how yoga can help ease the stress on families facing the disease.
Amelia Perri, RYT 200, started practicing yoga in Italy while she was journeying through Europe and South East Asia on her own path of self and spiritual discovery. She practiced various yogic traditions in specifically Croatia, Thailand, Bali, and Greece that inspired her to dive deeper into Hatha and Ashtanga yoga. Life brought her to the Seacoast three years ago where she planted roots and was immediately drawn to the welcoming yoga community. With over a ten-year career in education, Amelia feels most comfortable in front of a classroom and enjoys allowing her students to tap into their strength, call back their power, and find their edge. It is always her goal for her students to leave her classes more in peace and more in tune with their body than when they entered. To Amelia, yoga is a lifestyle and one that incorporates balance, movement, inner peace, and healthy choices into every day life. A lover of paddle-boarding, running, astrology, travel, and writing, Amelia is eager to empower the community around her.
Andrea Bristol is a native of Massachusetts, and has called the Seacoast her home for over 25 years. After being sidelined by auto-immune issues, Andrea embraced Yoga as a way to keep in shape and focus on the mind-body connection. Yoga has transformed her life physically, mindfully and spiritually. Having practiced several methods of Yoga, she found that Vinyasa is her Yoga of choice. She recently completed her 200 RYT training at Barre & Soul in Portsmouth, NH. Incorporating challenging postures with a gentle flow, Andrea aims to have her students leave her class feeling grounded, strong, inspired Andrea lives in South Eliot, Maine with her husband, 3 kids and 2 dogs.