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​This site details the yoga classes offered by Emma Boyle (owner) and her instructors at Dragonfly Yoga Studio in Marshfield, Massachusetts.

Our Instructors

  Emma   Emma has been in love with yoga from the moment she went to her first class 20 years ago. The yoga was in her village community hall in England. Her teacher was 72 years old and such an inspiration to her, then and now. She's been addicted ever since. When she moved to the States 17 years ago she decided she wanted to share this amazing gift and decided to become a teacher.  Emma studied at Kripalu and is a certified Kripalu teacher, also taking classes with Baron Baptiste and completing her vinyasa teacher training from Shivea Rea. In her classes Emma includes many elements that inspire her teachings, including Iyengar, Kripalu, Ashtanga, Vinyasa.  She knows she sounds clichéd, but she says yoga has really saved her life - many times over! She says yoga isn't just about what your body and mind do when they're in the class and on the mat, but more about how you use your yoga in your everyday life off the mat.  Yoga, she feels, should be a soulful, fun and purely joyous way to discover the incredible home we live in called our body. Emma's philosophy is not to take yourself too seriously (but always take the Art of Yoga seriously) and she encourages this in her engaging, playful and relaxed environment which is full of self-discovery and fun classes.

Emma

Emma has been in love with yoga from the moment she went to her first class 20 years ago. The yoga was in her village community hall in England. Her teacher was 72 years old and such an inspiration to her, then and now. She's been addicted ever since. When she moved to the States 17 years ago she decided she wanted to share this amazing gift and decided to become a teacher.

Emma studied at Kripalu and is a certified Kripalu teacher, also taking classes with Baron Baptiste and completing her vinyasa teacher training from Shivea Rea. In her classes Emma includes many elements that inspire her teachings, including Iyengar, Kripalu, Ashtanga, Vinyasa.

She knows she sounds clichéd, but she says yoga has really saved her life - many times over! She says yoga isn't just about what your body and mind do when they're in the class and on the mat, but more about how you use your yoga in your everyday life off the mat.

Yoga, she feels, should be a soulful, fun and purely joyous way to discover the incredible home we live in called our body. Emma's philosophy is not to take yourself too seriously (but always take the Art of Yoga seriously) and she encourages this in her engaging, playful and relaxed environment which is full of self-discovery and fun classes.

  Marnie   Marnie Bacon is a spirited member of the yoga community. She is committed to her practice, to creating more beauty in the world and to sharing her love through yoga, bodywork and music.  Currently based in Marshfield, MA. she has offered various yoga classes and workshops, both public and private, including yoga for empowering young women, for grieving teens and young adults, for kids, for women during the "transition", for wedding parties, music festivals, Kirtan, and also enlivening dance events. She, along side a merry band of musicians, launched a live-music yoga program at Dragonfly Studio in Marshfield and continues to share her music in service at churches and many retreat centers, locally and internationally. She is proud to be a key teacher for the Yoga at the River’s Edge series, here on the South Shore of Massachusetts.  Marnie is a soulful and compassionate yoga teacher who earned her basic certification in Kripalu Yoga. Additionally, she is certified in Kripalu Danskinetcs (Yoga/Dance), Vinyasa yogaand is a graduate of the Anusara Yoga Immersion. She has studied and practiced alongside several of today's leading devotional musicians. And Marnie is also an experienced, licensed and certified massage therapist: a graduate of the Kripalu School of Bodywork.  For more information about Marnie, please check out here website:  www.marniebacon.com

Marnie

Marnie Bacon is a spirited member of the yoga community. She is committed to her practice, to creating more beauty in the world and to sharing her love through yoga, bodywork and music.

Currently based in Marshfield, MA. she has offered various yoga classes and workshops, both public and private, including yoga for empowering young women, for grieving teens and young adults, for kids, for women during the "transition", for wedding parties, music festivals, Kirtan, and also enlivening dance events. She, along side a merry band of musicians, launched a live-music yoga program at Dragonfly Studio in Marshfield and continues to share her music in service at churches and many retreat centers, locally and internationally. She is proud to be a key teacher for the Yoga at the River’s Edge series, here on the South Shore of Massachusetts.

Marnie is a soulful and compassionate yoga teacher who earned her basic certification in Kripalu Yoga. Additionally, she is certified in Kripalu Danskinetcs (Yoga/Dance), Vinyasa yogaand is a graduate of the Anusara Yoga Immersion. She has studied and practiced alongside several of today's leading devotional musicians. And Marnie is also an experienced, licensed and certified massage therapist: a graduate of the Kripalu School of Bodywork.

For more information about Marnie, please check out here website: www.marniebacon.com

  Susanne   Susanne aspires to create a thoughtful and balanced yoga experience for her students. She offers a class with options for physical challenges in a fun manner while providing opportunities for students to find a sense of stillness and connection within through meditative and restorative yoga poses. Susanne holds yoga teacher certifications in both power and yin yoga and routinely participates in yoga intensive workshops and trainings to keep current with advances in yoga teaching. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Masters in Education with a focus on school health. Susanne also works as a school nurse with children with special needs. As a nurse, an educator and yoga instructor, Susanne combines these disciplines to provide students with the healing powers of yoga for the mind, body and soul.  Namaste

Susanne

Susanne aspires to create a thoughtful and balanced yoga experience for her students. She offers a class with options for physical challenges in a fun manner while providing opportunities for students to find a sense of stillness and connection within through meditative and restorative yoga poses. Susanne holds yoga teacher certifications in both power and yin yoga and routinely participates in yoga intensive workshops and trainings to keep current with advances in yoga teaching. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Masters in Education with a focus on school health. Susanne also works as a school nurse with children with special needs. As a nurse, an educator and yoga instructor, Susanne combines these disciplines to provide students with the healing powers of yoga for the mind, body and soul.

Namaste

  Linda   Linda ClearyReiki Master & Physician assistantREIKI is a Japanese word meaning "Universal Life Energy". " Rei" is the essence of the source of life, and "Ki" is the energy or power that brings it to formReiki is an ancient gentle spiritual practice that compliments my medical background. I have practiced as a Physician assistant on the south shore for over 20 years and I find Reiki has awakened me To" my souls' purpose if you will". There is a sense of connectivity with source and every living thing once I begin the treatment. I feel in order to "heal" we need to do this by healing the body , mind AND spirit ~ all as ONE. Our current conventional medical model has not allowed this to happen . We only treat the body as individual organs and symptoms of disease and neglect the body as a true energy system~connected together as one~ NOT SEPARATE. Reiki helps to bring one back to a sense of peace and balance which therefore allows one to heal.

Linda

Linda ClearyReiki Master & Physician assistantREIKI is a Japanese word meaning "Universal Life Energy". " Rei" is the essence of the source of life, and "Ki" is the energy or power that brings it to formReiki is an ancient gentle spiritual practice that compliments my medical background. I have practiced as a Physician assistant on the south shore for over 20 years and I find Reiki has awakened me To" my souls' purpose if you will". There is a sense of connectivity with source and every living thing once I begin the treatment. I feel in order to "heal" we need to do this by healing the body , mind AND spirit ~ all as ONE. Our current conventional medical model has not allowed this to happen . We only treat the body as individual organs and symptoms of disease and neglect the body as a true energy system~connected together as one~ NOT SEPARATE. Reiki helps to bring one back to a sense of peace and balance which therefore allows one to heal.

  Suzi     Suzi D. Kusser is a 200 hour RYT yoga teacher and a Reiki practitioner. She also is a retired Paraprofessionl for Silver Lake Integrated Preschool where she worked for 19 years. She helps the young and wiser individuals to surrender to peace on and off the yoga mat by finding the vital energy within their breath and body. Since receiving her yoga teacher certification she has furthered her education through seminars and many talented teachers who specialize in different courses, within the fitness resource associate group. Also studying with teachers outside of the association. She also has a Yin Yoga teacher training certificate.She has been practicing yoga since 2007. She has been teaching since 2010. Yoga has given her the strength to move forward and learn to teach the practice. I couldn't wait to share what I learned. Yoga is a journey of always learning and sharing. Suzi specializes in Viniyoga, chill yoga, yin yoga and chair yoga. She also teaches chair yoga to the seniors and a chill yoga classes that is a slower practice for injured and healthy bodies with an emphasis on the breath, stretching and relaxing with some hands on adjustments that allow the body and mind slow down and relax then a final guided meditation. She also teaches a chill class infused with a gentle flowing practice. Yoga has brought a stronger mind set and body to her. Her promise to you is to continue to take courses that educate and teach what she gains from this ancient healing practice one person at a time.

Suzi

Suzi D. Kusser is a 200 hour RYT yoga teacher and a Reiki practitioner. She also is a retired Paraprofessionl for Silver Lake Integrated Preschool where she worked for 19 years. She helps the young and wiser individuals to surrender to peace on and off the yoga mat by finding the vital energy within their breath and body. Since receiving her yoga teacher certification she has furthered her education through seminars and many talented teachers who specialize in different courses, within the fitness resource associate group. Also studying with teachers outside of the association. She also has a Yin Yoga teacher training certificate.She has been practicing yoga since 2007. She has been teaching since 2010. Yoga has given her the strength to move forward and learn to teach the practice. I couldn't wait to share what I learned. Yoga is a journey of always learning and sharing. Suzi specializes in Viniyoga, chill yoga, yin yoga and chair yoga. She also teaches chair yoga to the seniors and a chill yoga classes that is a slower practice for injured and healthy bodies with an emphasis on the breath, stretching and relaxing with some hands on adjustments that allow the body and mind slow down and relax then a final guided meditation. She also teaches a chill class infused with a gentle flowing practice. Yoga has brought a stronger mind set and body to her. Her promise to you is to continue to take courses that educate and teach what she gains from this ancient healing practice one person at a time.

  Paula   Having suffered for years with anxiety and then post-partum depression, Paula attended her first yoga class when her younger daughter was 3 years old -- it was 2 days after September 11, 2001. She remembers being so amazed that for one hour she escaped what was going on in the world and was actually able to relax and “be” in each moment of the class. She emerged calmer and more focused…..and hooked on yoga.  Paula continued practicing in a weekly class, but was soon seeking more time on the mat and more time learning about this fascinating method of mind/body/heart connection. Yoga helped her, her siblings and her family cope with caring for their mother when she was terminally ill, and the aftermath of burying her at the young age of 66. That summer, as Paula was to turn 40, it became clear to her that her life purpose was to train to be a yoga/meditation teacher to share this wonderful gift with as many people as possible. She earned her teacher certification through Finding Inner Peace in October of 2005; and, subsequently, studied energy healing and earned Reiki Master level in May, 2007. Paula also holds a separate certification in Children’s Yoga, Yoga for Seniors and Meridian Yoga.  Paula continues to teach a variety of classes each week with many different students, helping them bring peace and good health to their lives. She resides in Pembroke with her wonderful husband, Gary, and their two beautiful daughters.  Peace & Goodness to you all…….namaste!

Paula

Having suffered for years with anxiety and then post-partum depression, Paula attended her first yoga class when her younger daughter was 3 years old -- it was 2 days after September 11, 2001. She remembers being so amazed that for one hour she escaped what was going on in the world and was actually able to relax and “be” in each moment of the class. She emerged calmer and more focused…..and hooked on yoga.

Paula continued practicing in a weekly class, but was soon seeking more time on the mat and more time learning about this fascinating method of mind/body/heart connection. Yoga helped her, her siblings and her family cope with caring for their mother when she was terminally ill, and the aftermath of burying her at the young age of 66. That summer, as Paula was to turn 40, it became clear to her that her life purpose was to train to be a yoga/meditation teacher to share this wonderful gift with as many people as possible. She earned her teacher certification through Finding Inner Peace in October of 2005; and, subsequently, studied energy healing and earned Reiki Master level in May, 2007. Paula also holds a separate certification in Children’s Yoga, Yoga for Seniors and Meridian Yoga.

Paula continues to teach a variety of classes each week with many different students, helping them bring peace and good health to their lives. She resides in Pembroke with her wonderful husband, Gary, and their two beautiful daughters.

Peace & Goodness to you all…….namaste!

  Katherine         Katherine encountered yoga ten years ago while attending college in Rhode Island and was immediately captivated. Throughout the 6 years she worked in Human Services with individuals with Developmental Disabilities, Katherine relied on her practice so much so that she decided to embark on a new journey, one that allows her to fuse her desire to help others with her passion for Yoga. Since then her dedication to her practice has taken her places she had only dreamed of going.  Katherine had been practicing under Marnie Bacon and Emma Boyle for 7 years when she finally decided to follow her dream of becoming a yoga teacher. While enrolled in Marianne Wells (a student of B.K.S. Iyengar) yoga teacher training Katherine soaked in the practice, philosophy, and art of teaching. After obtaining her certification, she moved abroad to beautiful Costa Rica, where she taught yoga and meditation at Jill Ruttenberg’s AmaTierra Wellness & Retreat center; an experience that transformed her practice and teaching.   Katherine's style has been influenced by all of her teachers and experiences. Her classes gently approach strengthening, surrendering and continuous exploration. With shared enthusiasm you can expect a deepening, relaxing and playful class.   As much as she is excited to be back in Massachusetts teaching at Dragonfly, and surrounded by her hometown community and yogis- Katherine is also eager to share what she has learned, and continue to grow in a place where it all started for her.

Katherine

Katherine encountered yoga ten years ago while attending college in Rhode Island and was immediately captivated. Throughout the 6 years she worked in Human Services with individuals with Developmental Disabilities, Katherine relied on her practice so much so that she decided to embark on a new journey, one that allows her to fuse her desire to help others with her passion for Yoga. Since then her dedication to her practice has taken her places she had only dreamed of going.

Katherine had been practicing under Marnie Bacon and Emma Boyle for 7 years when she finally decided to follow her dream of becoming a yoga teacher. While enrolled in Marianne Wells (a student of B.K.S. Iyengar) yoga teacher training Katherine soaked in the practice, philosophy, and art of teaching. After obtaining her certification, she moved abroad to beautiful Costa Rica, where she taught yoga and meditation at Jill Ruttenberg’s AmaTierra Wellness & Retreat center; an experience that transformed her practice and teaching.


Katherine's style has been influenced by all of her teachers and experiences. Her classes gently approach strengthening, surrendering and continuous exploration. With shared enthusiasm you can expect a deepening, relaxing and playful class.


As much as she is excited to be back in Massachusetts teaching at Dragonfly, and surrounded by her hometown community and yogis- Katherine is also eager to share what she has learned, and continue to grow in a place where it all started for her.

  Peg   Margaret Crawford is an RN, certified Yoga Instructor, Ayurveda diet and lifestyle consultant, and Level III Reiki practitioner.  After many years of practicing Yoga her hamstrings remain tight and she can’t balance on her right leg, but she now realizes this does not make or break a yogi. “The goal of Yoga is to make a happy home.” Swami Vimalananda said, and Peg has slowly, so slowly, begun to see this is true and that which we gain in Yoga goes far beyond asana and looking good in tights. Yoga is a sweet path for Peg because it helps her go in, get quiet, really experience her body and thoughts. For this reason Peg loves to share restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra with people. She knows we can heal only when we are at rest and our mind, body, and soul are peaceful. This is her wish for you.

Peg

Margaret Crawford is an RN, certified Yoga Instructor, Ayurveda diet and lifestyle consultant, and Level III Reiki practitioner.

After many years of practicing Yoga her hamstrings remain tight and she can’t balance on her right leg, but she now realizes this does not make or break a yogi. “The goal of Yoga is to make a happy home.” Swami Vimalananda said, and Peg has slowly, so slowly, begun to see this is true and that which we gain in Yoga goes far beyond asana and looking good in tights. Yoga is a sweet path for Peg because it helps her go in, get quiet, really experience her body and thoughts. For this reason Peg loves to share restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra with people. She knows we can heal only when we are at rest and our mind, body, and soul are peaceful. This is her wish for you.

    Nancy   Nancy has been practicing yoga for more than forty years. She has found the benefits of yoga practice has helped keep her healthy, centered and grounded through the changes and challenges , joys and triumphs that life has presented to her in her lifetime. Inspired by its benefits for her, she decided to share her passion and teach the practice of yoga to others.  She is a graduate of the Kripalu 500-Hour Teach Training. Her classes include simple, Ayurvedic practices and principles to help bring balance to the doshas. Her classes are taught from the heart in a nurturing style. Nancy teaches gentle hatha , vinyasa, yin and restorative classes as well as chair assisted yoga to seniors. She recently added meditation and pranayama classes to her teachings.  Nancy records a weekly 30 minute chair yoga class for the visually impaired and otherwise disabled listeners for the Talking Information Center Radio Station The program airs twice a week and is available on line at TICNetwork.com. She records a 30 minute cable tv show called “Yoga for Boomers and Beyond” that airs on Hingham Cable and which can be seen on line at HarborMedia YouTube (Click to access shows)  Her mission is to serve others by guiding the way to health and well being for individuals at any age.  “ Serve with a full heart. By making others happy, you make yourself happy. The key to your heart lies hidden in the heart of another.” – Swami Kripalu

Nancy

Nancy has been practicing yoga for more than forty years. She has found the benefits of yoga practice has helped keep her healthy, centered and grounded through the changes and challenges , joys and triumphs that life has presented to her in her lifetime. Inspired by its benefits for her, she decided to share her passion and teach the practice of yoga to others.

She is a graduate of the Kripalu 500-Hour Teach Training. Her classes include simple, Ayurvedic practices and principles to help bring balance to the doshas. Her classes are taught from the heart in a nurturing style. Nancy teaches gentle hatha , vinyasa, yin and restorative classes as well as chair assisted yoga to seniors. She recently added meditation and pranayama classes to her teachings.

Nancy records a weekly 30 minute chair yoga class for the visually impaired and otherwise disabled listeners for the Talking Information Center Radio Station The program airs twice a week and is available on line at TICNetwork.com. She records a 30 minute cable tv show called “Yoga for Boomers and Beyond” that airs on Hingham Cable and which can be seen on line at HarborMedia YouTube (Click to access shows)

Her mission is to serve others by guiding the way to health and well being for individuals at any age.

“ Serve with a full heart. By making others happy, you make yourself happy. The key to your heart lies hidden in the heart of another.” – Swami Kripalu

  Suzanne    200 RYT, Embodyoga® 100 RYT Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans with PTSD Suzanne strives to connect with all of her practitioners, encouraging them to take the inspiration discovered in class, off the mat, and into their every day lives. Her classes are based on the traditions of a true Yoga practice: a feeling of connection to, and support from Earth, a sense of community and respect for others, mindfulness, and gratitude for our bodies and our lives. She is hopeful people will realize the benefits of a daily Yoga practice, where the Asanas (poses), Pranayama (controlled breathing), and Dharana (concentration) will lead to Dhyana (true meditation – complete cessation of thoughts and wandering minds) and Samtosa (pure contentment). She feels strongly that if more people on this Earth adopted a daily, traditional Yoga practice, the population will become naturally healthy and less dependent on medication, more respectful of others, more grateful for what they have and less obsessed over what they don’t have, and the Earth will become a more peaceful and safe place on which to enjoy life.

Suzanne


200 RYT, Embodyoga® 100 RYT Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans with PTSD
Suzanne strives to connect with all of her practitioners, encouraging them to take the
inspiration discovered in class, off the mat, and into their every day lives. Her classes are
based on the traditions of a true Yoga practice: a feeling of connection to, and support from
Earth, a sense of community and respect for others, mindfulness, and gratitude for our
bodies and our lives. She is hopeful people will realize the benefits of a daily Yoga practice,
where the Asanas (poses), Pranayama (controlled breathing), and Dharana (concentration)
will lead to Dhyana (true meditation – complete cessation of thoughts and wandering
minds) and Samtosa (pure contentment). She feels strongly that if more people on this
Earth adopted a daily, traditional Yoga practice, the population will become naturally
healthy and less dependent on medication, more respectful of others, more grateful for
what they have and less obsessed over what they don’t have, and the Earth will become a
more peaceful and safe place on which to enjoy life.

  Kezia   Kezia  (pronounced Kee-za) has been practicing yoga since 1990. She  earned her basic yoga teacher certification in Kripalu Yoga in 1997,  and her advanced certification in 2003. She is also certified in  Meditation, Pranayama, and Yoga for Pregnancy, and has been teaching at  various locations on the South Shore for over 20 years. Kezia is the  founder of Yoga at the River’s Edge, a summer outdoor yoga program  co-sponsored by the North and South Rivers Watershed Association that  recently wrapped up its 22nd season. She has also produced two  instructional CDs, “Gentle Yoga,” and “Gentle Yoga Volume 2.”   Kezia’s  approach to yoga instruction is to always proceed gently, and with a  sense of humor. She gives clear verbal instructions while also modeling  each pose for her students, so it’s easy to follow along, even if it’s  your first class ever. She is well-versed in posture modification, and  specializes in helping people develop a yoga practice that meets their  individual needs.  Kezia loves to think about  how much she has learned from her students over the years. Currently,  the ones keeping her on her toes the most are a pair of twin 7-year old  boys who attend a weekly private class, . . . although the tween-age  girls, and the long-time yogis who are now "ladies in their 80s” have  also inspired her considerably. 

Kezia

Kezia (pronounced Kee-za) has been practicing yoga since 1990. She earned her basic yoga teacher certification in Kripalu Yoga in 1997, and her advanced certification in 2003. She is also certified in Meditation, Pranayama, and Yoga for Pregnancy, and has been teaching at various locations on the South Shore for over 20 years. Kezia is the founder of Yoga at the River’s Edge, a summer outdoor yoga program co-sponsored by the North and South Rivers Watershed Association that recently wrapped up its 22nd season. She has also produced two instructional CDs, “Gentle Yoga,” and “Gentle Yoga Volume 2.” 

Kezia’s approach to yoga instruction is to always proceed gently, and with a sense of humor. She gives clear verbal instructions while also modeling each pose for her students, so it’s easy to follow along, even if it’s your first class ever. She is well-versed in posture modification, and specializes in helping people develop a yoga practice that meets their individual needs.

Kezia loves to think about how much she has learned from her students over the years. Currently, the ones keeping her on her toes the most are a pair of twin 7-year old boys who attend a weekly private class, . . . although the tween-age girls, and the long-time yogis who are now "ladies in their 80s” have also inspired her considerably.