Meet The Team
Due to COVID-19, all in-person wellness sessions are suspended
ALAINA MURPHY, studio owner
PRIVATE PILATES +
PRIVATE YOGA INSTRUCTOR
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/
Michele has been in practice since 2004 and is deeply passionate about her work. She draws from her diverse experience working alongside Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, and Occupational Therapists in clinical settings over the years as well as her 13 years of experience in the Spa setting when working with clients to help them meet their unique goals.
Michele offers a nurturing, restorative, compassionate, and integrative approach to health and wellness.
ALISON LARA MOTT
ZERO BALANCING PRACTITIONER+
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
SHAMANIC ENERGY HEALER
+ VINYASA YOGA
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