DIANE OUELLETTE - After moving to Wells, Maine from Nashua, NH in 2001 and retiring from a career in the Human Resource field several years later, Diane devoted her time to the practice and study of yoga. Throughout her life, exercise has always been an important part of her daily routine, and currently she and her husband love to walk and bike along southern Maine’s beautiful coast. But after enrolling in a yoga class in 2003, Diane knew she had found something beyond other traditional forms of exercise to benefit her both physically and mentally. Yoga has brought greater flexibility, strength and balance to her life, as well as increased peace of mind.Diane’s desire to share this wonderful yoga lifestyle with others prompted her to receive her yoga teacher certification in 2009. Her style of teaching is centered in the strong belief of proper alignment and breathing while performing postures. Diane’s classes incorporate gentle warm up stretches before moving into more flowing posture sequences. Her focus is on ensuring that students practice yoga in a safe environment and leave her classes feeling relaxed as well as energized.
ANNIE CANNON - Annie is a 200hr RYT and a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. She received her B.S. in Neuroscience from the University of New England and her Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture. Annie is passionate about the mind-body connection and is always striving to learn more in order to improve her own health as well as aid in the healing of others. Her favorite style of yoga to practice and teach are fun and challenging vinyasa flows and especially loves yoga classes that take place in breweries! In addition to yoga, Annie teaches myofascial release; the act of putting pressure on trigger points in order to release tight muscles. When off the mat, Annie tries to spend as much time outdoors as possible and loves hiking, swimming, paddle boarding, snowshoeing, and skiing. Annie lives with her husband, Rich, and their three fur babies, Tux, Bandit, and Ghost. www.annieleslieacupuncture.com
CHAUNA OAK - Chauna began practicing yoga in 2008 and began teaching in 2018. She is registered with the Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200hr). Her style brings together elements of strength, flexibility, and balance, while encouraging students to break through their own perceived limitations both on and off the mat. What began as a purely physical practice, and years of self teaching, led Chauna to complete a 200 hour teacher training, where she further discovered the mental and spiritual benefits of a well rounded practice. It is through asanas (postures), meditation, and pranayama that Chauna leads her students into the sense of inner calm and self-acceptance that yoga often brings. Chauna believes that yoga has something to offer every single person in every stage of their life.
TABETHA LEACH - Tabetha joins The Yoga Nook with a background in mental health, receiving her Associates Degree in Behavioral Health Studies from YCCC, and currently holds her MHRT-C (Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician Certification) for the State of Maine. With a focus on helping those who suffer from trauma and grief along with chronic pain in the body, she has been practicing energy healing for over 5 years and holds a Level 2 Reiki Practitioner and Intuitive Therapist. Continuously working to grow her skill set by attending workshops and classes in yoga, mental health and energy medicine in order to benefit herself, and her students. Acquiring RYT-200hr certification through the Illumina Program with the intention of helping people feel better in their mind, body, and soul. Combining her energy work, holistic health beliefs, and mental health studies she creates mindful, trauma sensitive yoga classes that are welcoming to all bodies and levels of practice. Tabetha also offers private Reiki sessions at The Yoga Nook to those looking to clear out stagnant and negative energies, realign the chakras and to assist with healing in both the mind and physical body from ailments caused by grief, anxiety, PTSD, pain and more.