Bringing people together through Yoga and community to find peace and balance in life’s journey
Built in the 1830’s.nestled in this quaint village on Cape Cod, is where you will find Yoga of Yarmouth Port.
The studio is beautiful, bright, and welcoming, it’s walls and floors are full of history and rich in stories not a coincidence that it sits above a unique antique store Simply Vintage.
Deb is honored to be the owner of this studio, she can’t imagine filling this space with anything but community and yoga. She sees yoga not as an exercise, but as a way of creating a more balanced life.
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A yoga mat, a perfect place to find yourself your spirit, and your soul. A daily practice allows for growth, and transformation,
and most importantly to have the every day journey of life be at greater ease and harmony.
Deb is fun, grounded and full of life
Her professional life began as a social worker, her job focused on issues of trauma, abuse, addictions....
She did not get a lot of sleep during those years but wouldn’t trade that work for anything. What she learned was that the resilience and
the power of the human spirit is unmeasurable and indescribable
She was honored 6 years ago to be asked to become a Livestrong group facilitator at the YMCA, to help cancer survivors navigate. guide, and
offer encouragement as they travel through their journey with strength, dignity, and grace
As a result of this work, she has joined forces with Cape Wellness Collaborative an amazing organization that services not only cancer survivors and
their families, but the medical professionals as well. She looks forward to having YofYP studio be a part of something so important and dear to her heart
She has had yoga in her life for many years but in more recent years, when she made it a daily practice she saw how much it was impacting her personal
life experience, she knew it was something she wanted to share.
Deb holds a 200 hour Zen Yoga certification through Zen Wellness/Medical QiGong , a 300 hour Yoga Alliance certification from Jacqui Bonwell’s Sacred Seeds Yoga School, certifications in Hatha Yoga, Clinical Informed Restorative Yoga, and is a certified Livestrong group facilitator at the YMCA, a wellness program servicing cancer survivors on Cape Cod.
At the end of day, relationships are what she values the most, she is filled with gratitude and love for her family and amazing friends, they are truly the most
genuine, kind, and authentic human beings; they make the world a better place to live❤️
She hopes that her studio provides a place where people are able, through yoga and community, to recognize their personal power in their
lives as they venture down their path.
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Diane began her journey into a yoga over the last decade to not only help relieve the pressure of a busy career but also the mounting stress of a parent suffering from Alzheimer’s and the oncoming depression of the other parent as a result.
‘Ironically life started to make more sense when I was lying on the floor. I felt supported on my mat and through my practice began to wring out toxins in my body from all the anger I was holding onto. Through a simple and mindful practice I began to gain an overall sense of well-being’.
Diane received her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in 2016 and completed her 300hr YTT in 2021 with the Chakra Power Yoga Collective in Waltham. She is a 500hrRYT with Yoga Alliance.
She is also the owner of blu bodhi, a growing online wellness business and specializes in Health and Wellness Coaching as well as Wellness Events and Services.
Diane teaches an all levels vinyasa flow working energetically through the chakras and finishing with a delicious 7 minute svasana so don’t leave class early. 😉
Students have agency over their practice, up-leveling and modifying to the needs of their body and practice. Students are also welcome to take child’s pose for the duration of class if this is what your body and soul need on a given day.
Tiana, RYT 200, began practicing yoga in 2017 but it wasn't until the fall of 2018 that it became a full time practice for her. After struggling with depression for years and normally using the gym as an escape, she realized how beneficial yoga was to her mental health as well as the physical. Learning to connect the breath to movement has taught her how to create mental space and clarity, both on and off the mat. Finally finding what sparks the light inside her she realized she wanted to help others ignite their own. She decided to pursue her teacher training with The Heron Dance, Yoga and Meditation Studio and received her certification in the fall of 2020. Her favorite style to teach is Vinyasa with a focus on mindfulness and releasing any judgements of the self and others. Her hope is to help guide her students to build the best version of themselves and cultivate compassion through their practice.
Marty, RYT 200, first started practicing yoga over thirty years ago while living in Minnesota. Five years later she moved with her husband and two young children back to her home town of Yarmouth. Always involved in fitness, whether hiking, sports or the gym, Marty knew at once yoga brought a whole other dimension to wellness. Two years ago, she pursued her passion and received her 200 hour yoga teacher training from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and is currently working towards her 300 hour certification. Believing yoga is for everyone, not just the fit or flexible, Marty seeks to spread the benefits of yoga to all those curious and open to explore. Her classes incorporate various styles of mediation, breath work and movement with a sense of joy, gratitude and a sprinkle of humor.
Allow yoga to help deepen self awareness of the physical, mental, energetic and spiritual aspects of your life. Enjoy the balance and harmony that yoga can bring!
Carol began doing Yoga in 2013 to help with her scoliosis. After her first class she was hooked and totally amazed how beneficial yoga is to the body, mind, and spirit. After not only feeling so much better physically but mentally as well.
Wanting to learn more she enrolled in the 200 hour teacher training at Kind Yoga School with Diane Kovanda. Graduating in 2018, Carol provides a slow paced practice perfect for all levels, she also teaches a beautiful resorative practice to help calm both the body and mind.
Tricia is a 700-hour certified yoga teacher. She trained with Kind Yoga of Cape Cod and continued her training with Power Yoga of Cape Cod, a Baron Baptiste style of yoga. Tricia is also a certified barre instructor. She has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and has now taught for 13 years and counting. Yoga has always been a part of her life. As a child, her mother often practiced and Tricia is proud to say that her own daughter is also a 500-hour certified yoga teacher. She is known for her favorite mantra, “Begin Again,” and truly believes that everybody deserves a second chance. She reminds her students that they can begin again at any time any day. Yoga will forever be in my life as I feel that there is always something new to learn and discover in our everyday journies! Our practice does not end when we roll up our mats at the end of class! We take these lessons everywhere. I am honored to be a part of Yoga of Yarmouth Port and thrilled to be a part of such a beautiful community!
Margaret leads Gentle and All Levels classes.
Margaret's passion for yoga is evident in her personal practice, which she attributes to her spirituality and physical health.
Margaret brings her compassionate and caring nature to the yoga classroom. She has a clear and gentle style of teaching informed by her nurturing spirit. Her teaching style is influenced by Ashtanga and Kripalu Yoga which promote balance, awareness, mindfulness and self discovery. Kindness and simplicity
inspire her life and her yoga. Margaret is thankful to share all she loves about yoga with her students. She studies under the direction of Beryl Bender Birch of the Hard and Soft Institute and Power Yoga Cape Cod.
Julie began her faithful yoga practice in 2015. She completed her 200hr yoga teacher training from Jacqui Bonwell’s Sacred Seeds Yoga School and is currently enrolled in The Yoga Liberation Front 500hr teacher training.
When Julie is not walking the beach with Brownie her chocolate Labrador she can be found swimming in the ocean, teaching gentle, mindful outdoor yoga in her neighborhood or working on a local oyster farm. Connecting with nature is an essential part of her daily routine.
Julie is a volunteer for NAMI Massachusetts, has completed two of of their support group teacher training courses, and is currently facilitating a women’s monthly support group through NAMI.
Julie is so grateful to be a part of the Cape Cod yoga community.
Rebecca joined Yoga of Yarmouth port with expertise in Yin Yoga Rebecca believes Yoga is learning to let go, be present, be who you are, and always stay grounded. As a yoga teacher, she strives to introduce Yoga to those who are intimidated by it. She believes Yoga is for everyone and every body.
Rebecca wants to make everyone feel welcome and comfortable during their practice. She does this by making sure to offer many variations of the poses. Variations ensure that everyone gets the most benefit from each pose. She teaches Gentle, Yin, and Restorative Yoga. Rebecca uses essential oils, meditation, and guidance through poses to help you melt the tension from your body and your mind, bringing you to a calming meditative state.
When she is not on her yoga mat, you can find her walking with her dogs in the woods and beach, riding the rail trail, or kayaking around marshes.
Rebecca completed her 200-hour teacher training at Just Be with Pernille Monto. She completed Restorative and Yoga Nidra training with Maureen Miller, Yin Yoga training with Alicia Barry, and she is also a Reiki practitioner.
Jacqui Bonwell feels she has no business teaching Yoga. She has been teaching for 18 years, both Yoga & Meditation. She still feels she has no business teaching Yoga : ) She sees herself as just the loudest student talking. She holds a PhD in Imposter Syndrome and a Masters in Humor. That said, the teachings are too important for low self esteem to get in the way. So, she just shares and dares greatly. Jacqui graduated from the University of Rhode Island. She worked in Ireland, Oregon and Mass. as a Social Worker. Working for the State of MA is a bell she can't unring. A bell that motivates her to reach out to all others and help out with humanity DAILY. Since becoming an official Yoga Teacher in 2005 through Open Doors in Weymouth, MA she went on to advance her teaching by achieving the highest degree of certification offered by the Yoga Alliance (YA), at the time of this writing, her E-RYT 500 (through her teacher, Rolf Gates.) Jacqui also went on to become a YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider) & continuing ed. presenter for Yoga Alliance members. Jacqui has graduated hundreds of Yoga teachers from her YA 200 & Advanced YA 300hr Yoga Training Certification programs, her CLIR Restorative Yoga Certification program, her Yoga Life Coaching courses & her Yoga teaching Apprenticeships. She is a Reiki Master, Yin Yoga Teacher, Meditation Teacher, Restorative Yoga Teacher, Author, Mother of two biological birds...and really, Mama bird to all. She is the 2019 recipient of the Boston Children's Hospital "Veteran of Service Award." Jacqui has been a staple of "seva" (service) in the Yoga Community. She has fundraised for Boston Children's Hospital, the African Yoga Project, Mass General Hospital’s Homebase Program for Veterans, Home for Our Troops, the Arlington Children's Fund, SeaChange Yoga, the Fisher House, many LOCAL families in need, Dana Farber, yogaHOPE, the One Fund and, really, the list goes on and on through the years culminating into a figure of over $500,000 & counting! She has rallied the Yoga community to always remember the very reason we fine tune ourselves is to become footsouldiers in our communities, for our families and to live the rest of our precious days with as much glory, peace and freedom as possible. All Levels and a GREAT if you hate Yoga.
Liz Holcomb is a lifelong student of all things Yogic and Spiritual, a Yoga Teacher , Breath work Practitioner, Reiki Practitioner, Integrative Energy Therapy Practitioner, Sound Healing Practitioner, and Life Coach
I have two amazing daughters , two elderly grand kitties, and two loving grand horses
Residing in Yarmouth Port MA, I am thrilled to be teaching and offer private services at Yoga of Yarmouth Port as well as the North Shore and virtual long distance
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Julie Hennessy, RYT 500, began practicing yoga in 2011 as a way to become physically fit, but quickly discovered its benefits for her mind and spirit as well. She strives to incorporate the practice and teachings of yoga into her daily life, and encourages her students to relax and tune into their own bodies, to create a very mindful and personal experience.
Julie completed her 200 hr teacher training with the Boston Yoga School in March of 2016, studying with Ame Wren, Petra Ledkovsky, Brenna Matthews, Kevin Courtney, Chip Hartranft, Terry Cockburn, and Zachery Dacuk. Julie recently received her 300 hr certification from the Summers School of Yin Yoga with Josh Summers and Terry Cockburn, studying Yin Yoga, Functional Yang Yoga, Meditation and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She enjoys various trainings with Tias & Surya Little, of Prajna Yoga, including SATYA 1 and The Art of Healing: Yoga Therapy. She also completed a 50 hr Yin Yoga training with Bernie Clark.
Julie believes her yoga journey has only just begun, and she is constantly striving to learn more through trainings, books and especially from her students.
Yoga of Yarmouth Port
161 Route 6A Yarmouth Port MA 02675