Christine Rose LMT
Christine Rose, the co-founder of Four Corners Wellness & Yoga, has brilliant entrepreneurial skills and a desire to become a prominent brand name in the service industry, Christine Rose will be leading from the front. Christine Rose has shown her potential, always striving to set the bar higher. Her drive to get things done will ensure that 4 Corners Wellness + Yoga thrives and instills a culture of dedication to wellness in the community.
Christine Rose is a graduate of Boston University and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Her passion is helping people. Christine is committed to volunteerism. She has volunteered with a number of organizations throughout her lifetime beginning with Big Sister Association in 1995 and most recently as a compassionate touch volunteer at Hebrew Senior Life Nursing Home. Christine’s professional career spans from the food service industry to financial services to the not for profit sector and service based industries (hair salon & floral shop).
Karuna O'Donnell is highly skilled teacher and teacher trainer who is recognized as a leader in the trauma healing community in Boston and nationally. As an educator, she is profoundly committed to a mission of social justice in community based settings. In 2008, she was awarded a fellowship for Leadership in Education to the Harvard Graduate School of Education for work with complexly traumatized youth in Dorchester, MA. In the process of achieving her MEd from Harvard, her identities as an artist, activist and teacher converged as a founding member of Survivor Theatre Project, of which she is now a workshop facilitator and leadership team member. In graduate school, Karuna was employed as a consultant by the Trauma Center Yoga program at Justice Resource Institute, Boston's leading trauma center. Karuna implemented a trauma sensitive yoga program with students at the van der Kolk Institute and began offering private instruction, yoga classes and teacher training as resources for healing throughout Greater Boston. She was selected to assist the groundbreaking Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training in 2014 and the Yoga, Meditation and Addiction Recovery Conference founded by Nikki Myers and Rolf Gates in 2011 and 2014. She is certified in Forrest Yoga (Level 3), Trauma Informed Yoga and the Yoga of Twelve Step Recovery. She sees yoga as her path to becoming an authentic human being with a precious gift to bring to her people. Karuna offers yoga and arts learning g in the greater Boston area.
Karuna says "Facilitating personal acts of courage brightens my spirit tremendously. My vision is people becoming the central directors in their own healing. I want to know how people in overwhelming life situations learn, heal and envision their lives beyond present circumstances. I believe that wellness resources cultivate resilience in people of all ages. I believe in coalition building between people dedicated to healing and brightening the collective human spirit and striving to end poverty and injustice. My intent is to offer consistent, high quality, trauma and research informed learning experiences that reflect and create a culture of respect and dignity."
Linda N. Wells is the Wellness Warrior. Before pursuing a career in promoting wellness Linda was a Program Director, Youth Worker and community organizer. She spent nearly 10 years giving more to others than she did to herself; limiting her ability to create positive change for herself and her community.
Linda has since transferred her skills as an educator and activist to become a well known health advocate and Wellnesspreneur in the Boston area. She works with individuals to release toxic habits and identify the precursors to their burnout. She continues her activism by working with community-based groups to raise awareness of health and wellness through free and low-cost programs. Linda's teaching recognizes that stress may be unavoidable part of our lives but also that wellness is our birthright and we owe to ourselves to make healthy choices.
She is an experienced registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance. Holding an M.Ed. specializing in Curriculum and Instruction from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA and BA in Political Science and Economics from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. www.lindawellnesswarrior.com
Marlene Boyette, founder of Boston based Leela Yoga & Wellness, is an educator (teaching Yoga & Meditation at The Advent School in Beacon Hill), dedicated to using yoga as a catalyst for nurturing and celebrating the playful spirits of each person she comes in contact with. Specializing in both Trauma Informed Yoga & children’s yoga, Marlene believes that the practice of yoga extends far beyond asana (movements and poses). By collaborating with various city / government agencies, organizations and programs, Marlene strives to use her personal practice, lifeexperiences and training to reach individuals and families with limited access to wellness
programming. She believes that yoga, as a philosophy, is the very way in which we approach every single aspect of life; from the foods that we choose to ingest to the way that we address Self-Care, Self-Love and our physical, emotional and mental health needs; Gently, mindfully and joyfully.
Sharon (RYT-500) has been a dedicated Yoga practitioner since 2012. She studied and continues to study with the renowned Natasha Rizopoulos whose teaching disciplines combine the Iyengar and Ashtanga methods at Down Under School of Yoga in Brookline MA, where she received her 200 and 300 hour certifications. Her teaching style is slow flow alignment and breath based Vinyasa yoga. Her teaching philosophy is that the powerful healing practice of yoga is for everyBODY, including those who disagree, and especially those who have limited access to it for whatever reason.
Sharon is also an experienced Oncology Nurse at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center where she teaches Yoga to fellow staff members, and is working towards implementing a Yoga Therapy Program for Oncology patients there in the near future.
Always a student, she is currently enrolled in the Ayurveda Certification Program at Down Under Yoga as well. Ayurveda is considered the "sister" to Yoga, and is one of the world's oldest holistic healing systems based on the balance of ones mind, body, and spirit.
I was born in Russia and practiced ballet and gymnastics as a child. During my teenage years my family moved to Israel where I completed my college education in public health. I began practicing yoga in 2011 after arriving to Boston. The practice helped me mobilize my body after many years of inactivity and find community in a new city. After practicing yoga for over 4 years I completed the 200 hour yoga teacher training at JP Centre Yoga. After moving to Dorchester in mid 2017, I was very excited to discover 4 Corners Yoga + Wellness Center opening just few blocks from my house.
On the mat I like to work hard, incorporating dynamic cardio elements while building strength and flexibility. My classes are influenced by dance, contemporary music and high intensity training. I work in medical research and in my free time like to travel, snap pictures and take dance classes all over town.
Certified yoga Instructor, Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, Line Dance Instructor, Arthritis Foundation Fitness Specialist, Reiki Practitioner, Pilates Mat Instructor,
A yoga teacher and student of different energy and fitness modalities for over 10 years, Michelle thrives on continuous education from a variety of yoga disciplines and healing specialties. Her yoga teachings are rooted in viniyoga and Hatha yoga traditions.
Her classes teach to the theme of presence, connection, and the unfolding of possibility in every moment. Her classes also focus on using yoga as a healing tool to honor and deepen each students individual connection to personal strength, self acceptance and love. "The goal of my classes is to connect students to their inner world. The strengthening of what we can not see leads to the connection we most deserve. This connection is the key to the unfolding of the never ending journey that yoga represents."
- The light in me appreciates and acknowledges the light in you.
I was first introduced to yoga in a high school gym class, but it wasn’t until I took a semester off as a college junior that I began to develop a consistent yoga practice. I had been struggling with depression at school, and somehow I knew that the answer to my problem was in the body. I spent the next few months discovering the benefits of yoga at Laughing Lotus in NYC, and was soon able to step out of that dark place, and get through college.
Fast forward over a decade, and I’m a clinical social worker living in, and teaching yoga in Boston! My teachers and influences have been many, and my path has been winding. Only God knows how I got here, but I’m so glad I did! Teaching yoga is the only job I’ve ever truly enjoyed, and I like to believe that it shows.
My classes are intentionally simple, quiet, and slow, in sharp contrast to the society that we live in. I incorporate humor and gentleness into my teaching, encouraging students to leave their perfectionism at the door, and find the most beneficial alignment for their particular bodies in each particular moment. Currently, Restorative Yoga is my truest love, and I find that I bring the spirit of this practice into my more active classes as well. Multiple students have described my teaching as “mellow,” and I take that as the highest of compliments.
As popular as yoga has become, there is still, to me, something subversive about this practice. As we get to know ourselves, we inevitably develop more self-compassion, and self-compassion leads to compassion for others. This changes the way we move through the world, and in the end, changes the world itself.
Christian Verde is an Associate Certified Pranic Healer and has a private practice of Pranic Healing. He started Pranic Healing in 2011. He currently teaches Basic Pranic Healing in Boston, MA, founded The Center for Pranic Healing Massachusetts in 2018 and co-founded Atlanta Pranic Healing Center, LLC in 2014.
Tiffany is a life-long Dorchester resident and teaches yoga for men and women of all ages and levels. She has been a yoga enthusiast for over 10 years, and now shares the healing she experienced through yoga with her students. Her classes offer creative sequences with intentional themes, emphasizing the importance of proper alignment, pranayama breathing techniques, mindfulness, and meditation. Modification and advanced options are made available for new students and experienced yogis so that all can reach their potential. She is honored to lead yoga classes, helping to bring balance, awareness, health, and happiness into other's lives. She hopes for students to leave her classes feeling strengthened, refreshed, well rounded, and connected to their bodies.
Ajeet Himat Singh
Ajeet Himat Singh is a yoga teacher, family therapist, father, and husband who is grateful for the opportunity to bring the transformational power of Kundalini Yoga to the Roslindale Community. Like many, he came to yoga seeking a practice to support personal change. What he has found is a treasure trove of teachings and practices that support a life of joyful exploration and spontaneous expression.
Kundalini Yoga integrates the power of posture, breath, mantra and meditation to more fully connect students to their own higher wisdom. Ajeet’s classes are accessible to all levels of experience and ability, and at times will seek to challenge your own self-perceived limitations of who you think are and what you believe you can achieve.A daily practitioner of Kundalini Yoga for over 7 years, Ajeet has completed the Kundalini Yoga Level 1 Teacher training under Hari Kaur and the amazing team of teachers at the Baba Siri Chand Ashram in Millis, MA.
“When ego is lost, limit is lost. You become infinite, kind, beautiful.”
― Yogi Bhajan
After a few stops and starts, I found my way to a consistent yoga practice in 2012 as a recommendation from a fitness instructor who noticed my chronic muscle tension and tightness was preventing me from building strength and agility. Yoga became a powerful tool for supporting both my mental and physical health, and was complementary to my life’s calling as a helper and healer in clinical social work. With a focus on alignment and strength-building, I use intuitive and dynamic sequences to encourage students to explore the connection between body and mind in a safe and lighthearted environment.
I completed my 200-hour teacher training with Karuna O'Donnell at 4 Corners Yoga School in Dorchester, MA. In addition to yoga instruction, I also offer creative and experiential therapy for children and families at Boston Family Therapy and Wellness.
Michelle Coleman, E-RYT 200 is a Boston-based Brooklynite. Inspired by the Delaney sisters, two centenarian yoginis, I aspire to practice on a daily basis. For me yoga is healing through movement. Yoga helps me: get out of bed, carry my groceries, climb stairs with ease, and return to my breath (when it's all too much). Yoga restores my sense of wellness. My primary goal as a yoga teacher is to guide my students towards living more gracefully within their bodies.
Tiffanie Allen LMT
Tiffanie recently graduated from the Salter School of Massage Therapy. She is very passionate about holistic health and healing. Tiffanie is confident in her abilities and has a firmness in her hands which leaves clients feeling relaxed and aware of their individual needs. Tiffanie is also an avid yogi and plans to incorporate aromatherapy, energy work, and sound healing into each of her massage sessions. Day by day she is working to develop a deeper understanding of how the human body works in connection with these holistic tools
I recall taking my first yoga class about 12 years ago when I lived in Florida and afterward immediately signing up for an unlimited pass. The room was hot, I felt limber and my body seemed to fold into poses I didn’t even think possible. Even better I remember totally tuning out from what was going on outside of that room and being in absolute focus of what was happening in the moment. That escape from the rat race, if just for an hour is what peaked my interest.
Two years ago a friend who had recently become certified started giving free classes at my job and I was present at just about every class, I loved it and was hooked again on this formidable practice. Then last year when 4 Corners Yoga and Wellness opened their doors a stone throw away from my residence I just picked up where I left off in Florida and totally immersed myself in the teachings.
As a recent graduate of their 200- hr Yoga Teacher Training, my aim is share what I have learned up to this point and continue to learn from others whose journey have been longer than mine. Yoga and breath work has helped me reinvent the way I respond to life and situations and at least once a week I learn something new that changes this path I’m on. My goal in teaching is to be as inclusive as possible recognizing we are all unique and embodying the vision of 4 Corners that Yoga is indeed for every BODY. When I’m not absorbing the wisdom of other gurus I’m a key player in managing a busy oncology unit at MGH and navigating the waters of life as a loving wife and mother of two teenage boys.
Hi I’m Shella! I grew up in Mattapan and currently live in Dorchester. I earned my 200 RYT from Yoga of Energy Flow in Arlington this past July. I’ve been practicing yoga for about 5-6 years and decided to share how it improved my life with others. I’m also an LCSW, and currently work as a medical social worker. I’m looking forward to working with the community by helping others take charge of their health and well-being.
I am a 2019 graduate of the 4 Corners 200 hour yoga teacher training. I have been exploring yoga practice since my teens, and began to intentionally deepen my study in my early 20s as I was learning to adapt to chronic pain. I have signed the Health at Every Size™ (HAES™) Pledge.
HAES™ is a size-inclusive framework that views body size as a natural part of human diversity. It respects that health looks different for every body, is not a moral obligation, and is deeply influenced by societal systems of oppression. Understanding that gender is a spectrum, I use gender-neutral language in classes.
Practicing with me, you can expect invitations to tune into breathing & feeling, and to make choices that feel right for you in the present moment. I like to share restorative yoga and slow Hatha sequences, with modifications and props celebrated. I trust in the intelligence of your body and spirit, and feel honored to hold space for your practice.
Jared graduated in 2015 from Lincoln Technical Institute in Somerville, Massachusetts as a Massage Therapist. Jared’s strength is compression. He uses a variety of modalities to enhance is massage including but not limited to trigger points stretches, and deep tissue massage. Jared’s stamina allows him to perform in high volume business. He also loves to have direct communication with his clients when it comes to their Massage needs.
Jane Silva Depp has been a long-distance runner for most of her life and began practicing yoga in her early forties to give her legs a much needed stretch! While yoga provided the flexibility and comfort she sought, Jane was equally drawn to the practice’s quieter side. The sense of grounding and balance accessed through inward focus on breath, presence, and acceptance quickly became apparent and felt very nourishing to her. Jane also loved the sense of community she felt practicing beside others.
Jane completed her 200-RYT training in 2015 at Darling Yoga in Kansas City. She taught in Kansas City for nearly two years before returning to her hometown of Boston with her family. In addition to her 200-hour, Jane has also completed advanced training in Yin yoga with Emily Peterson. She is a committed practitioner of mindfulness meditation and believes that her experience and studies in this area enrich her yoga teaching.
Jane has a B.S. in nutrition from the University of Vermont and worked on healthcare and wellness programs for companies for several years. She and her husband have the good fortune to be the parents of three daughters. In her classes, Jane strives to create a warm and welcoming environment for all students. Her classes offer graceful flow, stillness in poses, and guided focus on breath and the present moment.