MAEGHAN FINNIGAN

STUDIO OWNER, DIRECTOR

Maeghan

This all started in 2004 when Maeghan walked into her first Bikram Yoga class in Portsmouth, NH and immediately fell in love with the practice. The heat, the sequence, the way it made her back pain disappear – she knew this yoga would be in her life forever. The next year she earned her 500 Hour Bikram Yoga Teacher Certification over an intensive 9-week training program. Maeghan has taught at many New England  hot yoga studios and studied with senior teachers from around the world to deepen her knowledge and experiences of this highly therapeutic yoga series. She started practicing the Classic 84 Asana series in 2007 to further her physical knowledge of the Traditional Hot Yoga method and the further possibilities of the yoga practice. She now offers the E84 Intermediate Series for BYUV students who love Traditional Hot Yoga and have the desire to explore new postures.

Maeghan is a Certified Inferno Hot Pilates Instructor and has a team of highly trained instructors on staff. BYUV students took to this High Intensity Interval Training program immediately. Maeghan couldn’t have been happier to see the immediate effects that this demanding Pilates based class on herself and the students. Inferno Hot Pilates has been a wonderful addition to the schedule, it complements the yoga that we do beautifully. Personally, it helped Maeghan manage the sciatic nerve pain she developed late in her second pregnancy and was key to taking the baby weight off post-pregnancy. Since Inferno Hot Pilates came roaring into BYUV in 2016 BYUV has hosted two teacher training sessions with attendees from all over New England and Canada.

Yin Yoga has been an interest of Maeghan’s for some time. She has enjoyed the benefits of the quiet intensity the Yin Yoga system. In 2017 she will finish her Yin Yoga training with a focus on anatomy. She will offer classes to BYUV students before the close of 2017. It is the ultimate complement to the highly demanding Traditional Hot Yoga and Inferno Hot Pilates as postures are held for a long period of time and students are taught to relax into the poses without contracting their muscles.

Maeghan practices many styles of yoga, does Pilates, hikes… but the Traditional Hot Yoga Series is the core of it all. She has managed to continue her practice through marriage, moving to a new community, two pregnancies, and learning to operate a small business.

Her family is committed to this life of yoga and fitness that Maeghan has embraced. Husband Luke is dedicated to Inferno Hot Pilates; Sister Julia earned her 500 hour Raja Yoga Academy certification and is a Certified Inferno Hot Pilates instructor; Sister Hannah is trained in Inferno Hot Pilates; and her mother Beth has been committed to her Traditional Hot Yoga practice since 2003.

Locally, Maeghan works closely with community partners to create greater access to yoga and fitness for everyone in the Upper Valley. In 2017 she was a Committee Member for Cancer! Take Yoga to the Mat and was appointed Treasurer of the Board, Toddlers Morning Out. Maeghan regularly brings experts in the fields of mediation, diet and mental health to hold seminars at BYUV to introduce students to other areas of wellness. She regularly holds classes benefiting non-profit organizations throughout the Upper Valley and provides classes for athletic teams and other groups to learn ways to improve their lives through yoga. Maeghan brings a unique mix of community building, education and yoga to her practice and is passionate about helping empower students to develop healthier lifestyles and a deeper commitment to their practice.

OUR TEACHERS

Julia Finnigan

Studio Manager

500-hour Certification 2016

Inferno Hot Pilates Certification L1 2017 L2 2018 L3 2019

Hot 26 Plus Certification 2019

Functional RangeMovement Specialist Certification 2020

Julia found yoga through her sister, Maeghan, and her mother, Beth. Not convinced after her first class, it took her a year to go back – after that, it was game on. Leading an active life Julia uses yoga to hold it all together physically. A few years into her practice she realized what yoga did for her mentally and started to dive deeper into her practice and eventually went to her first training. Since then yoga and Pilates have been her main form of training for whatever event she participates in and continues to grow her knowledge through a wide variety of training and workshops.

Lea

Lea Adams-Blackmore

Inferno Hot Pilates Certification L1 2018

Lea started taking Inferno Hot Pilates classes in 2016 at BYUV. She went to Boston, MA for Inferno Hot Pilates Teacher Training May of 2018.

When Lea is not teaching or taking classes at BYUV she is a student at Hanover High School. She is a volunteer at High Horses Therapeutic Riding Center, and works at Pirouette Farm.

Maggie

Maggie Tiblier Pepper

500 Hour Certification 2016

Maggie took her first class at BYUV in the fall of 2014.  She had recently moved back into the Upper Valley full-time with her husband, John, their 3 children, 2 dogs, and a cat.  Maggie was looking for some Peace – Peace of Mind and a place to get a break!  She found the 90-minute class to be a rare opportunity to connect with herself, strengthen her body after an emergency c-section, and ease her dis-ease. This connection resulted in her stopping drinking and creating a love for movement & life.  Born in New Orleans, raised in San Fransico, Maggie has a deep passion for service, community, travel, and HEAT!  Come to her class to connect with yourself and flourish.

Sallie

Sallie Schullinger-Krause

500 Hour Certification 1999

500 Hour Sunjaveen Yoga Therapy Certification 2000

200 Hour Ashtanga Enhancement Certification 2004

500 Hour e84 Ghosh Lineage Advanced Series Certification 2019

50 Hour Yin Yoga Certification 2019

Sallie discovered her lifelong love for yoga when she took her first Bikram method class in 1995 in the Pacific Northwest. A regular practice sustained both an all-consuming career in non-profit environmental work and her passion for outdoor life. In 1999 she went to L.A. for her first teacher certification, and from there she jumped with both feet into the life of a full-time yoga teacher and student.  After returning to her roots on the East Coast, happy circumstances led her to Maeghan and BYUV in 2011, where she has been teaching and learning, ever since.

Adrianne Pelton

Inferno Hot Pilates Certification L1 2020

AFAA Group Fitness Instructor Certification 2019

Adrianne is an avid cyclist and adventure recreation enthusiast who has a career and a lifestyle built on and motivated by the positive influences of physical fitness.  When not in the hot room, she teaches indoor cycling and swimming lessons.  She is passionate about providing classes that inspire others to move, grow, and reach their goals because so many other instructors have done the same for her…..”And it made all the difference…”

Jedrek Dineros

Baptiste Power Yoga Credential, 2020

Inferno Hot Pilates L1 2020

Jedrek first discovered yoga in 2011 and found himself on and off his mat for a few years. It wasn’t until 2016 that he developed a regular practice while studying in Nashville.  Over time, Jedrek saw some principles he learned from yoga everyday life: to focus on every moment one breath at a time; to focus on what one can control internally and let other things fade away; to see strength, power, and beauty in oneself The journey to stay fit mentally and physically inspired him to attend teacher training and deepen his practice.  Outside of the hot room, Jedrek works in Residential Life at a local college, is a barista, and is busy training two puppies, Cheddar and Pepper.

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Let's start with what yin is. Yin uses gentle long-held postures done from a seated position. For our muscles to relax the connective tissue needs to feel safe. In order for this to happen, we put ourselves in a position, propped and supported as needed, where the muscles can feel that it’s safe to let go.

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