Studio Director Co-Director, TSY Vinyasa Teacher Training Program
Patti became a certified yoga instructor in 2002. She continues to enjoy the privilege of growing and furthering her practice with other local and national teachers. Patti's classes are challenging but their spontaneous nature allows exploration of various modifications to allow the practice to resonate on a deeply personal level.
Her hope is to provide students with the opportunity to come up against their own growing edges, physically and energetically, as a means to mirror those experiences in life off the mat. Emphasis is placed on intention to guide the practitioner through a uniquely personal yoga experience.
Patti is also a Kira Grace Warrior and was named "Best Yoga Teacher" in the 2014 and 2015 Newport Mercury Love Awards.
Lori Pagliaroni, E-RYT500 & DYRT 1000hr
Co-Director, Vinyasa Teacher Training Program
Lori has completed 1000, 800 & 500hr “Life Of A Yogi” Teacher Trainings with the world renowned Sri Dharma Mittra. He is known as the “Teacher’s Teacher” and the “Rock of Yoga””. She considers him her Guru on her spiritual path and has received the spiritual name Indra Devi Om as part of her lineage with Sri Dharma Mittra.
She has also completed an additional 300hr training in India with Raghunath at Radhanath Swami’s Govardhan Eco Village. She takes several spiritual pilgrimages to India each year to help refuel her passion and devotion for all things yoga and loves to share it all with her students. Lori co-directs Vinyasa Teacher Training with Patti Doyle and is also a Lululemon ambassador. E-RYT500 & DYRT 1000hr
Danielle has been practicing yoga since 2007 and received her certification from the Thames Street Yoga Vinyasa Teacher Training program in 2015. As a teacher and student, she is inspired by yoga's healing and transformative nature and aims to create a tranquil space for students to experience the benefits of yoga in a very personal way. Her classes blend a nurturing, yet energizing flow with emphasis on breath awareness and creative expression.
Jenna earned her RYT 200 certification through the Vinyasa Teacher Training Program at Thames Street Yoga in 2015. After witnessing the healing powers of yoga and mindfulness in her own life, she felt inclined to share these holistic practices with our local community. Her intentions for class are continuously evolving, on and off the mat, which sets the tone for thoughtful and authentic flows. She holds a B.A. in Health Education & Promotion from UMass Amherst, and lives in Newport, RI with her husband.
Yoga and movement has been a part of Kara’s life for many years. In deeper exploration, its transformative power began to express itself in her life. This lead her to receive training from Thames Street Yoga, completing the 200hr Vinyasa Teacher Training in December 2013 with Patti Doyle & Liz Lindh. She continues to grow and be inspired by many different styles and teachers. Kara has also studied various forms of movement including 5 Rhythms and Ecstatic Dance.
Kara’s style is a Vinyasa flow that focuses on grounding, strength, fluidity, and creative expression, and breath. Her classes are a combination of posture and movement, drawing attention to transitions and the spaces between the poses. She creates intentional music playlists to facilitate a deep meditative journey for students.
By focusing on bringing awareness back to our bodies and listening to it’s wisdom, Kara strives to create a safe and peaceful space for others to process their experience to help facilitate healing & self-discovery. Kara is also an Integrative Holistic Counselor and Expressive Artist.
KYT200, Cardiac Yoga®, Yoga for Children
Leslie received her yoga education at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in 2010. Her training is ongoing both on and off the mat, at the studio, and in everyday life. Leslie enjoys Kripalu style yoga as it has a non-dogmatic approach that addresses the needs of the whole body. Kripalu yoga is extremely diverse, it offers gentle modifications as well as invigorating challenges that can be applied to any yoga tradition or modality.
Leslie is a vibrant teacher whose style encourages students to find their edge both mentally and physically. You will find her classes to be well balanced, informative and straight forward. She will create a quiet space for you to practice, with a balance of guided pranayama, asana and meditation.
Experiencing the healing powers of yoga on her journey, Makayla sets out to give students a safe space for transformation and growth. Her intention is to help people cultivate an open mind, body and heart through an organic flow of breath and movement.
Patti Confort E-RYT came to yoga in 2001. The practice cultivated an awakening that she was destined to share with others. She earned her 200 hour certification with the Yoga Alliance in 2008.
Patti’s yoga classes are designed to provide students with a full physical and energetic experience. With an emphasis on the union of breath with movement, her presentation includes specific instruction and a wide range of modifications to allow each practitioner a uniquely personal experience.
Patti strives to create an atmosphere in her classes that allows the yoga to help her students on their own journeys towards lives of compassion and love, on and off the mat. While relatively new to teaching yoga, Patti was a math teacher for more than 30 years.
Rachael completed her RYT 200 at Thames Street Yoga under the guidance of Patti Doyle and Lori Pagliaroni. She brings with her a background in the study, practice, and research of meditation and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. She endeavors to meld breath, body, and mind on the mat, encouraging students to continuously connect with this moment in time. Rachael’s practice is cultivated on the belief that the abilities we develop on our mat allow us to be more fully present and less reactive to all of our experiences in our daily lives. She hopes to bring curiosity, lightness, and a sense of playfulness to these deeply meditative and transformative practices.
Rachael has a Master’s degree in Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology from the University of West Georgia, where she studied the interplay of psychology with Buddhism and Mindfulness in achieving self-transformation.
Elissa completed her RYT-200 under the instruction of Patti Doyle and Lori Pagliaroni at Thames Street Yoga. Elissa took her first yoga class in 2007 and although she was initially drawn to the exercise aspect of the practice, over the years she realized that the moving meditation she fostered on the mat was when she felt most at peace, and that mindfulness carried over into her life off the mat, as well. She strives to help her students find their own connection of body, mind and breath with creative sequencing and a focus on proper alignment. Elissa also loves challenging asanas like arm balances (especially handstands) and hopes to give her students the confidence and instruction needed to attempt postures that they may find intimidating, as well as encouragement that it is ok to fail and laugh, as that’s all part of the journey.
Mary completed her RYT-200 under the guidance of Patti Doyle and Lori Pagliaroni at Thames Street Yoga. Mary was initially drawn to the athleticism and beauty that yoga’s movements held. She soon wanted to know more about “why” she felt so good from yoga which is what led her to pursue her Yoga Teacher Certification. She pulls from her broad vinyasa knowledge to create classes that feel good in the body and calm the mind. Mary’s background in personal training lends itself to a keen familiarity with the body, how it moves, and how to properly align the body. Her classes provide a calm, challenging environment that allows for play and creativity. Mary’s number one goal as an instructor is to share her love for yoga and the peace it brings.