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(802) 257-9642 | Inner Heat Yoga 464 Putney Rd. Brattleboro, VT 05301

Meet The Team

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Alaina Murphy took her first yoga class at age 17 and was deeply moved by the freedom the practice created in her body, as well as fascinated by the body’s ability to heal and transform.  After moving to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2003, she studied various methods of yoga including Iyengar, Ashtanga, Shadow, Forrest, and Anusara.  Her love for yoga and anatomy just kept growing and growing.  Alaina received her yoga Teacher Certification within the Anusara Yoga program in 2008.  She continued on to study the Pilates system the following year, becoming a Certified Pilates Instructor, and has been teaching full time ever since.

Alaina moved back from California to her home town of Guilford, Vermont in 2011 and opened Inner Heat Yoga in 2012. As owner and director of IHY, it is Alaina’s dream come true to share her passion with others and to be a part of this nurturing community and it just keeps growing and evolving, reaching new heights. She now lives in Brattleboro with her husband, Mark and her two daughters, Fiona & Iris.

Alaina teaches a unique flowing Vinyasa class, which focuses on connecting with the breath and expanding it, as a tool to deepen the practice.  Her practice also utilizes the subtle core and proper alignment to create more ease and strength within each pose and transition.




Andrew’s kind smile and calming presence create a warmth that contributes to a very therapeutic environment. As he seeks to make the most out of the massage experience Andrew encourages communication with his clients to facilitate their full investment in their own healing process. Combining Swedish massage with deep tissue, cupping or Reiki energy healing in order to tailor the perfect massage for you is his specialty.

Andrew is excited to work with people of all ages, genders, sizes and body types as his approach is sensitive and empathetic to the differences in us all. radiantbearmassage.com/





Amber Arnold is a Sound Healer trained and certified by the International Academy of Sound Healing. Amber uses the principles of The Resonant Health Model to bring balance, deep healing, health, and wellness into the lives of the people she works with. She believes that Dis-ease, sickness, and emotional imbalance is our bodies way of asking us for support and loving kindness. She supports the people she works with to learn to listen to their bodies, form healthy relationships with their bodies, and bring their bodies back into cycles of balance and health and away from cycles of Dis-ease and Disharmony. She believes that by exploring discomfort, learning to tune into the cyclical nature of the body and the earth as well as using sound, movement, and breath we can develop healthy relationships with our bodies and deeply improve our overall health and well being.



Rachel Perry graduated from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in 2005. It was then that she became a licensed massage therapist and has been practicing since that time. Over the years, she has worked in various spa settings honing her skills and techniques. Rachel is very passionate about her profession also she is an avid skier and runner. Rachel moved to Vermont 7 years ago, she loves the outdoors and especially the snow.




Alison Lara Mott spent the first chapter of her professional life as a choreographer and dance educator. In that role, she held a calm center for her high school students during the storms of adolescence. She also encouraged them to embrace a duality in learning; how to welcome new ideas and information while simultaneously trusting their inner experience. Now in Chapter Two, as a practitioner of Zero Balancing and a certified health coach, she continues to hold the calm center for clients to unfurl into themselves. She invites people to respect the intelligence of their bodies and to listen inwardly so as to find balance in a whirlwind of information.

To schedule a session, email Alison at alison@alisonlaramott.com. 




Rachel Scarano LYT 200, has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and is the first certified YogAlign instructor in Vermont. She came to YogAlign after a long struggle with acute back injuries- one herniated disc, and several bulging discs, finally finding lasting relief.
More than strictly a physical practice, Rachel’s Yogalign classes teach that muscles are controlled by the mind, and she focuses on anatomy instruction as well as movements and poses.
Rachel is a licensed elementary school teacher, working in schools for over 5 years, and also teaches YogAlign for Children.

For more information, visit her website at www.yogalignvt.com



In 2011, Niki Fletcher completed her first vinyasa teacher training, as well as studying Yin Yoga at Omega Institute. Currently, she is a certified Yoga Therapist and Life Mentor. She is also a faculty mentor for Phoenix Rising school of Yoga Therapy, and is continuing her education in order to become Internationally Accredited.

Niki understands how the body can hold and trap events, emotions, and even trauma, leading to unwanted or unsuccessful life patterns.  These patterns can manifest as chronic pain, PTSD, anxiety, depression, or simply just feeling stuck. Yoga therapy is a means to create a new relationship with the
body. Supported posture or movement gets the client working into physical, emotional or subtle edges in order to create a conversation with what’s showing up in the present moment.  This process helps the client bring awareness, acceptance, truth, and choice into action which ultimately creates new patterns
and carves new neuropathways in the brain which can lead to lasting change.  

For more information about Niki, and to schedule a session, visit https://www.yogameetstherapy.com/.  You can also email her at yogameetstherapy@gmail.com



Marianna is a Shamanic Energy Practitioner who utilizes ancient

techniques including Illumination, Soul Retrieval, Karmic Resolution,

Ancestral Healing, and Past Trauma Relief, to clear energy and reclaim balance and clarity of mind, body and spirit.

Marianna lives in Putney, Vermont. Since the 1980’s she has studied with indigenous healers in Bali, India, Peru and Chile. As a graduate of the Light Body School of the Four Winds Society she combines the ancient energy practice of the Laika Shamans of the Q’ero lineage of Peru, with Reiki other indigenous techniques for her own unique and evolving practice as a healer.

Marianna is available for individual healing sessions as well as house and land clearings. She is a practitioner of ‘Dying Consciously’ and works with those in transition and their families. She is also a certified yoga



For more information about Marianna and her work please

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Anne Zager, Massage + Craniosacral Therapist

Anne practices intuitive deep tissue massage, craniosacral therapy and shiatsu. She draws from a thorough anatomical understanding, then tunes into individual frequencies. Anne understands that healing happens through listening first, then kneading, stretching, tapping, soothing—working with to invite a letting go.

She was drawn at a young age to theatre, poetry, song, and dance and brings these creative energies into her bodywork. Anne believes strongly that self-care is a sacred offering that everyone deserves; that when pain is released and homeostasis can be reached, we become better beacons of peace for our families, friends and communities.

Anne graduated in 2009 with a degree in Eastern and Western Therapeutic Bodywork from the accredited CenterPoint Massage and Shiatsu School in Minneapolis. She completed two years of advanced Craniosacral training at the Great River Craniosacral Therapy Institute in Nyack, New York and a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program at Greenhouse Holistic in Brooklyn, where she practiced massage from 2011 to 2015. She completed a two-year mindfulness-centered somatic psychotherapy training with the

Hakomi Institute in Princeton then went on to obtain her Master’s in Clinical Social Work from Smith College. Anne has served as a birth doula, hospice massage therapist, and most recently as a psychotherapist in early substance use recovery. She is delighted to be part of the Inner Heat collective and excited to facilitate positive change.

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