David was introduced to yoga more than 30 years ago by the Kripalu Center but only became a serious student and practitioner in 2010. A Certified ski instructor, he gradually began to integrate aspects of yoga into his work with students on the ski slopes. In July of 2016 he completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training through YogaWorks. In addition to becoming an instructor at White Swan he has been leading early morning group yoga classes at two local health clubs.
In his teaching, his own yoga practice, and in daily life, David seeks to promote yoga as much more than just an excellent exercise program, focusing as well on the mindfulness, relaxation, acceptance, peace, and even better posture that come from a consistent devotion to yoga.
David is also studying how yoga can enhance outdoor activities as diverse as hiking, kayaking and cross country skiing. He likes to think of yoga as not just something we do but something we become.
Born and raised in south Florida, Amanda is an energetic and passionate yoga instructor with experience in teaching students of all levels and abilities. Amanda has been practicing yoga for almost 10 years and in 2011, she became a certified Hatha RYT-200 instructor through The Yoga Connection, in Davie Florida with Bea Raydo. Since then, Amanda has attended numerous trainings/workshops with top teachers all over the country. She holds a certification in prenatal yoga and is currently working on a Power Yoga for Athletes certification. Amanda is also passionate about maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle, loves to cook healthy food and spend time in nature. She wants to encourage her students to embrace changes and try new things. Her motto is “Be fearless and breathe.” Amanda hopes to continue inspiring her students to break out of the mold and light the world with their authenticity.
Swetha, who teaches hatha yoga, was born and raised in south India. She grew up very familiar with yoga and Ayurveda and has been a regular practitioner of yoga for the last 12 years. Swetha is a Kripalu 200 hr certified yoga instructor and is comfortable teaching various levels of yoga. She is also certified by the Himalayan Institute as an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist. Swetha enjoys teaching poses that are easily accessible for most people and offering variations for those that would like a more challenging practice. She has attended yoga workshops at Kripalu yoga center and other yoga studios over the years. Swetha has a keen interest in understanding yogic and ayurvedic philosophy as her cultural beliefs have their basis in them. She is also an environmentalist, lives a zero-waste lifestyle, and loves to talk about recycling, composting, and divestment.
Max Latona, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Saint Anselm College, and has been a student of yoga and yoga philosophy for over 20 years . He received his doctorate in philosophy from Boston College in 2001, and currently teaches a variety of classes in western and eastern philosophy, including a course in Indian Philosophy. Max leads workshops in Yoga Philosophy at White Swan Yoga, is a regular facilitator of our movie-night discussions, and meditation.
Roseann opened White Swan Yoga in 2010. She is an experienced, caring instructor who has been teaching yoga for 18 years. A yoga practitioner for over 25 years, Roseann has taught yoga to people of all ages and ability. Trained in classical Hatha yoga, Roseann is experienced in teaching both introductory and advanced level classes and workshops, prenatal yoga, and children’s yoga, and in adapting her instruction to her students’ needs. Her ongoing study of various yoga styles inspires both her practice and her teaching. Roseann has also completed Level I Thai Yoga training and is a certified Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist. Outside of the studio, Roseann enjoys sharing the practice of yoga with those that might not otherwise be exposed to it, including high-school and college students on campus, women at local shelters, and nursing home residents. She takes great pleasure in helping her students experience the inner peace and joy that yoga has to offer.
Kat completed her 200-hour yoga teacher certification in 2014 at Sharing Yoga in Concord NH. She has always had an interest in holistic health and has practiced massage therapy for 20 years. She has also earned a Black Belt in Chinese Kempo Martial Arts.
Kat first experienced a yoga class about 15 years ago and the simplicity of the movement, the use of breath to quiet the mind and sharing the experience with fellow students resonated deeply with her. She has been practicing yoga ever since.
Her passion is sharing knowledge she has learned and applied to her life that has created improvement for her. As a yoga teacher she intends to use movement and breath to promote a sense of peace and well-being in the yogis that attend her class.
Amy has been exploring the joy and beauty of movement since the age of 4, when she began studying classical ballet. After countless hours in the dance studio, as well as years of various aerobics classes and a certification in Pilates, Amy took her first yoga class at a community center in Belfast, Northern Ireland and began a practice that has challenged her physically, mentally and spiritually in ways that she had never before experienced. Amy completed her year-long yoga certification in 2008 through Boundless Yoga in Washington, DC and received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2012 from Georgia State University. Amy believes that the practice of yoga helps us understand and heal our bodies through movement, breath, and awareness. As an instructor Amy seeks to guide others in honoring the strength and wisdom of their own bodies.