Staff

Kelly Newman Burnham

Hello from the owner/operator of Flying Lotus Yoga Center & Juice Bar, opening soon in Canton, NY! Flying Lotus is a project that I have been passionately working on for well over a year. I am thrilled and thankful to see it come to fruition this year in my home town.  As a practicing yogi...

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Lauren Sommerfield

Lauren is from northern NY and has been teaching since 2018. She has been in long term recovery from alcohol and substance use disorder since 2008 and is a certified She Recovers Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher. Lauren believes that as a teacher she is a guide but each student gets to decide for themselves what their body...

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Andrew Carpino

Andrew is an avid outdoorsman and member of the ski patrol at Titus Mountain. He is a graduate of the FLYC 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2020. Andrew has a calming energy and is offering an early morning Rise & Shine Yoga class to start your day out right!

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Rivka Rocchio

Rivka Rocchio, RYT-200, is a yoga instructor, world traveler, and mom, dedicated to living a life full of adventure, purpose, and passion. Rivka completed her 200-hour Vinyasa yoga teacher training at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health with Yoganand Michael Carroll, Coby Kozlowski, and Erica Arce. She teaches classes that use asanas (postures) to develop...

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Jessica Bourcy

Jessica is a St. Lawrence University student who coordinated the Flying Lotus SLU Yoga program with the University. Teaching two vinyasa yoga classes per week to SLU students, Jessica brought a great deal of energy and business sense to the Yoga Center. As a Business & Government major at St. Lawrence, she is active with...

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Lillian English

Lillian completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training this past year, graduating from Flying Lotus’s first teacher training program. She is currently attending St. Lawrence University where she is studying Psychology and Exercise Science. She has a huge passion for helping people,  traveling, and trying new things and enjoys spending her free time outside or painting.

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Rachel Schroeder

Rachel is a Yoga Alliance 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher specializing in Chair and Yin Yoga. She studied at the Yoga & Ayurveda Center. She has been on her own personal yoga journey for over twenty years. A native of northern New York, Rachel loves practicing asana outdoors and sharing her knowledge with others.

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Linda Betts

With a personal yoga practice of over 20 years, Linda brings a wealth of experience to the Center. She's practiced Kundalini Yoga with Jai Dev Singh for five years and attended retreats at Tibet House at Menla Mountain in the Catskills with Bob Thurman (the first Westerner to be initiated by HH Dalai Lama to...

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Katherine Catimon

Katherine, or Kat has been instructing group fitness classes for almost six years, mostly strength training and circuit classes. Kat is a local trainer with a passion for fitness! Kat’s Strength & Tone classes are upbeat and low-impact. In the class you will use your body weight and a few props to improve your core...

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Sasha Kocho-Williams

Sasha has practiced yoga since high school. She has been practicing Ashtanga yoga since 2003, studying in Mysore and with her teachers Manju Jois and Greg Tebb. She received 200-hour certification from Yoga Satsanga Ashram (Yoga Alliance UK aligned) in 2014, and has been teaching since 2013, establishing an Ashtanga community in Wales, UK. She...

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