Yoga Teachers

Yoga Instructors

Deb Fraine

Deb Fraine has been practicing yoga for 20 years and is a registered member of Yoga Alliance having completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Donna Pagliarani at the Dharma Connection in Sandwich, MA. “As a yoga instructor my goal is to integrate my knowledge as an outpatient orthopedic occupational therapist into my yoga classes by helping to prevent injury with sequences that stretch and strengthen the core, neck, back, shoulders, quadriceps, hamstrings, hips, shoulders, wrists and hands.”

Joey Machado

Joey received his 200-hour training certification from Kripalu four years ago where he studied with Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman, and Shiva Rea. Joey’s passion is allowing yoga to be accessible no matter the circumstance. He teaches Kripalu yoga, gentle, moderate, power and chair yoga. He is also certified as a personal trainer by the American College of Sports Medicine.  He has been successfully training people for more than 11 years.

Joelene Marinone

Joelene has been practicing yoga for 27 years and teaching yoga for 20 years. She has trained in Reiki ll, energy medicine traditions, and many different types of yoga such as Kundalini, Iyengar, Anusara, Restorative, and Yin, all of which add to her teaching and understanding of embodiment. Joelene believes that yoga truly is a healing practice of mind/body and a wonderful way to spend time with yourself.

Jennifer Risio

Jennifer has a developing yoga practice of 23 years now, and was captivated by the deep personal transformation when she first stepped on to the mat in 1997. She is a certified RYT with Yoga Alliance, and has been teaching for over a decade… 12 years! She began her teaching journey while living in Newport, RI and now resides in Mattapoisett, MA with her family, teaching throughout the Southcoast and Tri-town area. Her classes are creative and fun! Each sequence designed to help the student find grace and stillness, strength and agility, while igniting breath and movement as one! Yoga with a flow! To help ride the ebbs and flow of life’s challenges. Jennifer found passion for this practice early on is grateful and honored to share this passion with her students! She believes yoga and LIFE should be filled with freedom, grace, compassion , and lots of laughter, on and off the mat. Jennifer teaches a powerful flow emphasizing strength and lightness, allowing the mind to relax and the heart to shine! Jennifer is also a Reiki Master Teacher, Pilates Certified Instructor, beach comber, sea glass collector, avid bird watcher, oily enthusiasts, and a mother of 3! She loves to share with all the true power of energy healing🙏

Cheryl Rocha

Cheryl Rocha is a practicing pediatric Occupational Therapist specializing in sensory integration therapy. With an active yoga practice for decades, Cheryl pursued her teacher certification several years ago, followed by certification as a mindfulness teacher and an accessible yoga instructor. With knowledge of biomechanics and self regulation, Cheryl teaches a slow mindful class with a focus on the nervous system and the cultivation of resilience. As a lifelong learner, Cheryl integrates her ongoing studies into all her offerings.

Cheryl’s spare time is often spent outdoors near the ocean or wondering through the beautiful wooded trails of the SouthCoast.