Hopedale Community House
43 Hope Street, Hopedale MA 01747
508-473-0820

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Instructors

Deb Newman: Has been practicing yoga for over a decade. She studied with Diane and John Featherstone of Frog Pond Yoga in Princeton, MA where she certified in hatha yoga in 2002. She spends much of her free time at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health Services where she re-energizes and continues to develop and add to her own practice and her teaching and takes classes with several master yoga teachers. She has studied with Natasha Rizopoulos, Ana Forrest, Rodney Yee, Baron Baptist, Patricia Walden, Shiva Rea and countless others in continuing education opportunities as well. Deb enjoys both domestic and international travel and tries to squeeze in a yoga class here and there to counteract jet lag.


In addition to yoga, she studies Buddhism and other world religions and works to incorporate spirituality into daily life. Making at least one retreat a year at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, she continues to learn new techniques to support her own practice. Deb brings an openhearted, playful style of yoga to her classes, always exploring new methods and the nuances of the experience. As a full-time high school English teacher, she finds the practice and sharing of yoga adds joy to her professional and personal life and says she can't imagine life without the gift of yoga.


Shirley Areano: Shirley got her start teaching aerobics at the Community House over 44 years ago. She teaches our Safe/Chair Aerobics and also teaches at multiple locations in the area.


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Robin Johnston: Is a certified AFAA (Aerobics Fitness Association of America) primary group fitness Instructor. She also holds certifications with Mad Dogg Spinning, Punk-Rope, and has current CPR/AED/First-aid. She has been teaching a variety of multi-level classes for over 11 years. The classes she currently teaches are Aerobic Cardio Interval, Muscle Sculpting, Cardio/Core, Spinning and some boot-camp style classes.


Robin is a mother of two teenagers and believes in a healthy lifestyle. She has participated in fundraiser5K Ro ad Races and also completed her first sprint Tri-Athlon in 2012 with some of her clients. Robin attends yearly training workshops to keep classes up to date with new exercise, to help members reach their health and fitness goals while having fun and feeling good doing it.


Hi, I'm Rebecca Tredeau and I love teaching Zumba classes. I have been dancing since the age of 3! I grew up with my family at the Milford School of Dancing, graduated from Nipmuc Regional High School ('90) and went on to study Music,Theatre & Dance at Wheaton college.  I have performed throughout New England in several musical theatre productions such as  42nd STREET,CABARET, DAMN YANKEES, CITY OF ANGELS, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and my favorite role: Maggie in A CHORUS LINE.   The reason  I love zumba is simple: Every class feels like a party! Come join me and you'll see what I mean. You don't even have to know how to dance. Just move your body and follow my lead. It's easy! Come try it, I guarantee you will have a blast! I look forward to meeting you!  Find me on facebook!


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Ann Masse: graduated in May 2013 from the 200 hour Body Matrix Hatha and Vinyasa Flow Training with Victoria Haffer at the Ashram in Millis.  Her other Yoga studies include Yogafit Teacher Training Level One, YogaFit Props Workshop, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), Myofascial Release, Meridian Yoga, Baron Baptiste 40 days to Personal Revolution and AFAA Practical Yoga Instructor Training.  Her interest in Yoga started 8 years ago with Hot Power Yoga, Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga, and Kundalini Yoga.


Ann is a Jikiden Reiki practitioner.  Reiki treatments help clients feel centered, grounded and empowered.  She enjoys helping her clients restore to a more harmonious and balanced flow of energy through the body through Reiki.  Ann has also been teaching Spinning for 6 years as a certified Star 2 Level Spinning Instructor.  She is CPR Certified and is an insured fitness instructor.


Ann enjoys helping others find their inner strength with a supportive and inspiring heart!  She implements both physical and mental wellness through her knowledge of yoga and Reiki.  Ann considers it an honor to share her practice with her students and is thankful for the wisdom and love received from all of her teachers.


Marcella Pannenborg is a Booty Barre ®certified instructor as well as AFAA Group Exercise, AFAA Practical PilatesTM and CPR certified. She started taking BootyBarre classes a couple of years ago and it was an Eureka moment to find a format that combined strength, flexibility and cardio focusing on proper biomechanics. She was taking this class four times a week and decided to become an instructor. 


Marcella describes BootyBarre as one of the most complete formats she has seen.  It increases flexibility, body alignment and balance while toning from head to toe. Marcella likes to run, play tennis competitively and practice Pilates and Yoga. 

Libia Goncalves/Libia Amparo Quintero Usma

 

Colombo-American Artist.  I hold a Bachelor Degree in Science: Medical Technologist from Manizales Catholic University from Colombia 1984, and Newton-Wellesley Health Care 1997.  Migrated to USA in 1989 and became a citizen in 1994.

 

Reading and Painting are my passions.  In 2008 my book of poems “A ti Suenos y poemas” was released in Cali, Colombia.  I started with watercolors as a hobby 1984, even though I attended Worcester Art Museum and John Kilroy’s Academy for art lessons where I explored Oils, Watercolors and Acrylics media, I consider myself a self-taught artist.  I joined FAA and BVAA with whom I had exhibited my work since 2010.  I teach art lessons for beginners in my Milford studio since 2012.  I also host Milford TV show DColorex:  The Color Expression by Libia A

 

Personal Motto: “Talent and Excellence are achievable, we just must keep seeking them”

Kathleen Kavanagh is a Registered Nurse and began practicing yoga over 15 years ago.  Having a strong desire to help people and thus in turn help themselves, Kathleen connected her love of nursing and her passion for yoga and completed a 200-hour Vinyasa yoga teacher training from The Body Matrix program.  This practice of mind-body connection helps engage core strength to therapeutically assist the entire body in different asanas (postures) and pranayamas (breaths).  Kathleen utilizes her nursing knowledge by providing a nurturing and supportive environment for novices and long time yogi’s to ensure proper alignment while offering various modifications for all levels.  Kathleen also is a certified Kidding Around Yoga instructor and offers classes to kids in all settings.  Kathleen is Reiki I certified and lives in Hopedale with her husband and two children.  I also teach at Franklin Yoga and Wellness  franklinyoga.com,  Absolute Yoga in Hopkinton  absoluteyoga.net Medway Yoga medwayyoga.com and  Yoga at the Ashram in Millis  yogaattheashram.org