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Yoga classes in Amherst
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Yoga classes in Amherst
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Carol Gaudreau E-RYT, RYT, KYT
Carol Gaudreau, Founder of Peaceful Journeys Yoga, Meditation & Massage Centre, has 25 years of focused study practicing, teaching, learning yoga and yoga philosophy. A certified teacher in Kripalu Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Level I Circus Yoga.  Certification as a Spiritual Mentor and a Certified graduate of New Hampshire Institute of Therapeutic Arts, Licensed Massage Therapist January 2013, Thai Yoga Bodywork (Level I & II).


Carol’s yoga studies have included Sanskrit Mantra, Spiritual Studies and an 8-month certificate program on the Bhagavad Gita; Hindu Philosophy, specifically of the Vedic Culture of India, Upanishads, MahaBharata, and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Her practice experiences have been in the Kripalu, Hatha, Ashtanga, Bikram, Vinyasa, Anusara, and Kundalini traditions. 


Carol also holds a BFA degree in Photography from the New Hampshire Institute of Art; her final thesis exhibition was a dramatic ‘mixed media’ evocation of humanity, portraying the innate cultural unity of consciousness and existence within the diversity of our human form and species.  

“As a teacher/guide, I have particularly focused my training and teaching to accommodate my students needs in proper alignment and their own unique experience.  To ASSIST is to further carry the students experience to the level of understanding ‘The Mind, Body & Spirit’ connection.” 

Cheri Shannon E-RYT, RYT, KYT


Cheri Shannon is a Kripalu Yoga Teacher with an E-RYT  (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) Certification from the Yoga Alliance.

Cheri has been teaching Kripalu Yoga for nearly thirteen years, teaching classes in yoga studios, health care offices, corporate locations, private homes, health clubs and personal training studios. She believes that classes should be accessible and enjoyable for practitioners of all ages and fitness levels. In all of Cheri's classes, she strives to find a balance between effort and relaxation, so that her students find new strengths in their bodies and minds while practicing compassion toward themselves. She believes in the joy and healing power of yoga for our bodies, minds and spirits and looks forward to sharing classes with you.

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