Andrea Corazzini (Owner)
Fitness has been a passion of Andrea’s since she was a teenager. She was an athlete throughout high school and college participating in swimming, track and gymnastics. She has competed in triathlons, biathlons, road and cycling races.
After attending The University of Georgia and Suffolk University for a degree in business and entering into that field, she realized that her real passion was in the fitness industry. She became certified in personal training, spinning, group exercise, boot camps and mat Pilates. She worked at various health clubs in the Boston area, doing everything from cleaning, receptionist, trainer, teacher, and eventually, helping to open a gym with her husband, Tom Regan, owner of Regan's Motivated Fitness. This was the ultimate satisfaction as she was able to give back to others her experience and motivation. She is inspired by all of her clients. The results for each are rewarding for themselves as well as her.
She started practicing yoga and found herself drawn to it. She was able to not only connect physically, but mentally as well. She entered into this new phase of fitness for herself, but realized this was something she could pass along to others by becoming a yoga instructor. She completed her 200 hour yoga certification at Back Bay Yoga in April of 2014. She finds yoga to be physically challenging, yet at the same time, she is able to let go of the intense competitive mask she usually puts on. Yoga to her is a complete mind, body and soul experience.
Andrea is incredibly excited to have followed her dream of opening East Side Yoga and Fitness Studio. At the studio, she will be able to give personal attention to those seeking a healthy way of living by offering yoga, personal training, and strength and conditioning classes. She truly hopes she can pass along her passion in the fitness industry to others and inspire them.
Jessi was a dancer all of her life and loved expressing herself through movement. In college she took some time off the stage and tried to find other ways of being active including the university gym. Feeling unfulfilled with weight machines and treadmills she was dragged to a yoga class with a few friends. After a sweet savasana she left her mat with such a full body high and knew she was hooked.
She was drawn to the mat day in and out and talking, reading, and practicing everywhere and anywhere she could, she decided to enroll in Back Bay Yoga Teacher Training and hasn't looked back since.
As yoga instructor, her classes are vinyasa style, very fluid and playful with a sprinkle of arm balances and advance postures for all levels of yogis. You will find her classes filled with alignment points and hands on adjustments while allowing the mind to relax in a moving meditation.
Learn more about Jessi at jessidellertyoga.com
Yoga has been a transformative part of Meaghan’s life since she first started practicing ten years ago. She completed her 200-hour teacher training with Natasha Rizopoulos in the YogaWorks program, which is based on the precision of the Iyengar system and the flow of the Ashtanga method.
Meaghan believes that when we practice awareness, mindfulness, and compassion during a yoga class, these qualities eventually become incorporated into our everyday lives. Yoga has also proven to be invaluable to her athletic pursuits, including several sprint triathlons and half marathons. Her classes incorporate proper alignment cues while consciously linking the breath with movement. She continues to be inspired by the ways in which both the physical practice and the philosophy of yoga positively affect her life, and hopes that she can inspire others to find joy and self-awareness through their own practice. Meaghan is currently applying to doctorate programs for physical therapy, and also enjoys running, cooking, and playing music.
Coe is a first grade teacher in Boston - and being a teacher is her favorite thing about herself. After learning some simple poses and breathing techniques in the classroom, her first graders became interested in yoga and Coe decided to become a certified Pediatric Yoga teacher. She practices every morning with her first graders. The passion and heart of her students inspired her to study Vinyasa Yoga under the tutelage of Rolf Gates. In 2013 Coe became certified as a 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga teacher.
Kristen is a former collegiate swimmer who fell in love with triathlon and running post-college. Throughout her race training, she realized and was amazed by the importance of strength training, core stability and flexibility, which drove her to get her NASM personal training certification in 2014. She has since received certifications in group fitness (AFAA), perinatal fitness (AFAA) and pilates mat (Equinox). After having her first child in September 2016, rebuilding her core and overall strength was a priority and she wants to share her knowledge with her students. She is excited to share her passions with you and help you to be your best self!
From the moment she first stepped on her mat nine years ago she knew yoga would play a significant role in her life. Mandy was initially drawn to yoga as a fitness endeavor, though she found herself returning to her mat day after day for the mental benefits. The more she practiced, the more that feeling of calm and tranquility translated into her daily life. The mind-body connection that yoga instills has taught her so much about herself and subsequently changed her perspective for the better. She has gained a true sense of contentment and is more appreciative of everyone and everything in her life. Mandy hopes to guide her students on their own path to enlightenment and help them find the same inner peace that the practice of yoga gave her.
Natalie was a competitive gymnast growing up and loved the mental and physical challenges of the sport. After moving on from gymnastics after high school, she took group fitness classes to maintain her flexibility, endurance and strength. Natalie has taken a variety of group exercises classes such as yoga, kickboxing, yoga sculpt, strength & conditioning, etc. She’s been part of the ESY&F community since they opened and enjoys the different classes the studio has to offer. She decided to get certified this year as an ACE Group Fitness instructor so that she could share her love for fitness with others.
In addition to being a triathlete, Rebecca is always looking for new and exciting ways to channel her enthusiasm for life and activity. From rock climbing to playing tennis, and from strength training to playing the piano; she finds that yoga brings the perfect balance to her everyday life. After 10 years of practicing yoga, she is consistently inspired by the strength, balance, and calm achieved through breath and asana. Rebecca received her 200 hour teacher certification from Back Bay Yoga and is dedicated to welcoming and encouraging others to challenge both their body and minds on and off the mat.
Paulina found Yoga Sculpt serendipitously; dropping into a class, unaware of what an amazing, full body workout she was about to experience. After her first class, she knew this was the workout for her. After 20 years of dancing, she was excited to find a form of exercise that engaged her whole body and fun loving spirit. Paulina finished her teaching certification in the winter of 2015 and is so excited to share her love of Yoga Sculpt with her students. Be prepared to sweat, have fun and leave feeling invigorated and strong!
Years ago, a friend described to me how his job allowed him to enter a state of flow. He explained it as a state of mind in which one becomes absorbed in a feeling of energized focus and full enjoyment. After that conversation I started to search for ways to bring that feeling into my life. It was not until I began practicing yoga that I finally found my flow. I signed up for the 200-hour teacher training at YogaWorks to deepen my practice and to see where it might take me. I feel grateful to be able to flow while I’m practicing, but even more so, to see how those feelings have spilled over into my everyday life. I’m enjoying the journey and I hope to help others who also want to find what makes them flow.
Nicole is Boston-based yoga teacher (RYT-200), Certified Health and Wellness Coach, amateur chef and community health advocate who currently works in chronic disease prevention at the Boston Public Health Commission. Nicole stumbled upon yoga after after feeling lost in the fitness world for 10 years due to teenage knee injuries that put an early end to her days as a high school athlete. She soon learned that yoga was much more than exercise as she became more calm, grounded and learned how powerful breath can be. Her yoga classes are fun, upbeat, intentional and open to all levels and abilities. Nicole loves real food, good wine, deep breaths and high fives.
Joanne began her yoga journey in 2012 after moving to Boston. After years of high school and college cheerleading, she started to search for something new to stay physically active. She found yoga, or maybe yoga found her. Since then, yoga has become more than just exercise; it has inspired her to use breath and movement to find stability and peace in the chaos of life. Joanne received her RYT-200 at South Boston Yoga in 2016, under Todd Skoglund and David Vendetti. Joanne teaches a fast-flow energetic vinyasa class open to all levels that will challenge you and guide you through your own personal yoga journey.
Madeleine began practicing yoga in college to try a new physical activity aside from running. She quickly learned and strongly believes that yoga is more than a simple workout—it is a lifestyle; a path that transforms the physical into the spiritual. Yoga transformed Madeleine’s life.
Her yogic journey brought her to Southeast Asia, where she began to practice Ashtanga yoga daily. This eventually took her to India where she completed 200 hours of training with Vijay Amor and later 100 hours with Ame Wren and level one with Baron Baptiste. She learned the age-old theories behind Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga and how to live a meditative yoga lifestyle. She is currently in graduate school at Lesley University studying Mindfulness. Her classes are gathered around breath, connection, playfulness and quieting your thoughts. She teaches vinyasa flows to get energy moving and to get you out of your head and into your body. As a teacher, she aims to provide a welcoming, secure and trusting environment for her students to experience their own transformation.
Kate began practicing yoga in high school for both its physical and mental benefits. In college, she enrolled in a course called “How Can Yoga Change the World?” in Bali, Indonesia, which sparked her desire to teach. Shortly after, she became YogaFit certified and has loved teaching yoga ever since. Kate’s classes are full of energy and strength, but offer a deep relaxation just when it is most needed. Working as a medical provider by day, she can guide her classes through postures that provide health benefits for all students. Catch her on the weekends teaching Power Yoga, where you will leave feeling refreshed and energized to take on your work outs for the week ahead!
As a performing artist, Audrey's body is her instrument, her soul the music. She treats both with love and care and seeks to help her yoga students do the same. Audrey began practicing and studying in 2010, just after high school. Yoga guided her through hard times, and after moving to Boston to attend the Boston Conservatory she immediately joined Back Bay Yoga Studio. Yoga helped her to feel grounded and connected like nothing else; her passion has only grown since. Audrey's classes are an innovative vinyasa style always focused on breath. She tried to strike a balance between challenging sequences that cultivate strength and mobility, and restorative postures that soften and soothe the nervous system. She draws from her experiences as a dancer, an emotional truth seeking human being, and an introvert to cultivate an environment that is comfortable and welcoming to everyone, new student or long time practitioner.
Audrey's goal is to have you leave class a happier person seeking to expand your yoga practice. She had the honor of studying with Lynne Begier, Ryan Cunningham, and Renee LeBlanc, while completing Back Bay Yoga's 200-hour teacher training. She also studied with Annie Piper at The Teacher is Present: Holding Space and Trauma Sensitivity 20-hour Teacher Training.
Rose grew up playing sports including Soccer, Softball, Basketball, Track & Field and Cheerleading. After leaving high school, Rose turned to group fitness classes during college to keep her energized. She started taking a variety of classes from kickboxing to spin to step and stumbled upon her first yoga class at East Side in 2016. She was immediately drawn to the friendly staff and workout results. Rose was recently certified as an ACE Group Fitness Instructor and teaches Strength & Conditioning. Her class focuses on working all major muscle groups while incorporating HIIT Cardio sequences. Rose enjoys all things active and makes a point to have fun while working out through high energy moves and music.
Moving to Boston as a college student was an intimidating venture in my adolescence. After being a dancer for ten years and physically active my whole life, I wanted to explore a new way of movement and physical activity to cope with the life transition I had made. I quickly discovered yoga in 2010 at North End Yoga and fell in love with the asana practice. I was so intrigued with the Sanskirt language, and how my physical body and mind felt when I would leave class. Yoga made me become a more productive and motivated human being, and I began to ﬁnd the best version of myself. I started practicing at Back Bay Yoga (YogaWorks Back Bay) in 2012, where I really began to immerse myself into the practice. After ﬁve years of practicing and taking workshops with Lynn Beiger, David Regelin, Les Leventhal, Krista Cahill, and Goldie Graham, I went on a retreat to Mexico under Renee LeBlanc, titled “Teacher Training Without the Teaching.” While there, we had daily workshops and a vigorous Vinyasa practice. This retreat helped me decide to enroll in teacher training in January 2017. I am now Yoga- Works 200 hour certiﬁed, under Caitlyn Visconte, Renee LeBlanc, and Vito Politano. I am also certified in Kate Graham's Yoga in Therapy (100hr) in which I began immersing my entire mind and spirit into the practice in a different light. I now foster the true concept of freedom and joy through the union with the self.