Lesley found Buti a little over a year ago and she has been in love with it ever since. Lesley works full time in retail banking and found movement as a way to release pent-up energy. She ended up finding herself along the way. In her spare time, Lesley is a Reiki master and Tarot reader and just started her 200 hr YTT through The Cure. She hopes that teaching Buti and Yoga to others will help them in their own healing process.
Amanda is a yoga & fitness instructor who loves writing, sharing, and teaching others how to find the strength that they already have. Her practice centers around self-trust, self-confidence, and love. Plus, she loves putting together playlists to make sure you have the most fun possible!
Teaching Style: Traditional yoga, strength & stretch
Matt is a former college lacrosse player and triathlete that was initially drawn to yoga for athletic recovery and increased flexibility. As his practice developed he began to see equal - if not more - benefits from the meditation and mindfulness aspects of the practice. Matt's classes are an empowering blend of physical strength, breath work, and meditation skills. Off the mat, he is a husband and father of 3 beginner yogis.
Teaching Style: Lovin' on your body, getting out of your comfort zone
Samantha was intuitively called to movement practices in search of healing. This calling was not initially met with joyous excitement, as the fears of being too fat, too out of shape, and too tired started to creep in. It was through her yoga practice that Samantha was able to start to face those stories and begin to dismantle them, internally. Her offering is to create a space where all bodies and all abilities can feel safe and empowered to find their own healing through intuitive movement and meditation.
Samantha is a high school special education teacher who earned her 200-hr certification through Breathe for Change, an organization for classroom teachers designed to support the wellness of students and teachers through yoga, meditation, mindfulness, and social emotional learning opportunities. Her intention is to empower people to harness their self-care practices to manifest restorative justice for themselves and others.
Teaching Style: High Impact & Low Impact, steady pace, strengthening
Always a lover of movement, Louisa was first introduced to yoga by her dance teacher in high school, but it wasn't until after college that she truly fell in love with the way her asana practice ignited her awareness in all aspects of her life, both on and off the mat.
Her journey took her through many different styles of yoga and ultimately to the completion of her 200hr certification in krama vinyasa from Illumina Yoga. She has since added certifications in dance fitness and barre.
Louisa believes that yoga is truly for every body. Her yoga is infused with dance to create a dynamic flow and she incorporates elements of trauma-informed instruction to create a welcoming environment for all to safely explore their own natural movement.
Teaching Style: Awaken your inner wild
Movement found Carmen back in July of 1990 as she shimmied out of her mother’s womb in Lima, Peru. From there she shimmied all the way up to the United States where she currently resides with her adoptive parents.
Her movement practice post high school was nonexistent until The Cure found her a decade later. Finally feeling back at home in her body, Carmen wanted to learn how she could share the healing elements of connecting to the music’s beat. She completed her 200-hour YTT under Sami of The Cure in April 2019 and received her Buti certification December 2019.
Carmen aims to build a safe space for anyone looking to explore the combination of movement and sound & invites you as she embarks on her new journey as a Buti Instructor
Salisbury Studio Manager
Teaching Style: Kick your butt in the best way possible
Katy has been teaching fitness since college and holds an Aerobics and Fitness Association of America Certification in Group Fitness as well as training in Cize Live, Zumba, Zumba Kids, Zumba Tone, Buti, Hot Buti, Buti Sculpt and Buti HotCore! Katy believes that group exercise is about treating your body with love and respect in order to TAKE UP space, not to reduce or punish yourself.
Her classes can be INTENSE as she likes to go hard, but she encourages everyone to respect where their body is on that day and always gives appropriate modifications and levels so that everyone feels safe and comfortable in my classes. There is no competition tolerated when you step into one of her classes; no one is here to "fitness better"! Her teaching style is about moving in whatever way you can and body LOVE - and more often than not about giggling at ourselves (or swearing at her, if need be)! Katy has suffered with disordered eating and body dysmorphia for most of her life and still struggles; teaching empowers her to celebrate what her body CAN do rather than punishing it. She likes to celebrate successes that have nothing to do with numbers on a scale or a clothing tag! Most of all, she loves to move her body with joy and to watch her students do that same!
Teaching Style: Upbeat!
Paige moved to the seacoast several years ago and found her PLACE at The Cure Studios. This is where she completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training and soon thereafter became Buti certified. Having a background in fitness, Paige has also found her love for running on the beach in the summers and snowboarding at the mountains in the winters. She can’t wait to share her excitement and energy found in yoga with others, as she is a firm believer in movement being medicine for everyone.
Teaching Style: Foundational for beginners, still kick-a&*
Jordan is a 200-hour certified yoga instructor & recently completed her Buti certification through The Cure Studios. When she's not at the studio, she's an awesome mom and a doula!
Portland Studio Manager
Teaching Style: Shake your stress away!
Lisa is 200hr yoga teacher who discovered buti yoga over a year ago which she describes as a soulmate workout.
Lisa believes that buti finds you when you need it the most. She came across buti when she felt lost and alone, buti helped her free herself and find the fire inside that she always knew she had. It also helped her see that she was never lost but she was hiding and each time she steps into class she was becoming more and more free and felt like her true self.
Her desire to teach this practice brought her to NY in November 2019 so she could become buti certified.
She hopes you join her on the mat so that she can share the freedom this practice gives her each and every week!
Teaching Style: Strength-based, intentional, hip hop dance vibes
Sami aims to bring a holistic approach to life & to all of the classes she teaches. She has a diverse background: she completed her 200-hour YTT with Carrie Tyler of Rasamaya at the age of 16, holds a degree in Alternative Medicine, is a certified doula and aspiring midwife, holistic life coach, Reiki practitioner, children's & teens yoga instructor, and trained in trauma-informed yoga for 12 step recovery.
Sami was brought to yoga because of illness, so in every class there is a celebration of what the body CAN do & how good it feels to be alive!
Sami believes deeply in the importance of the chakras & they are seamlessly infused in all of the work she does.
Teaching Style: Cardio blast
Anne's deepest desire is to assist in empowering healing potential.She integrates her 20 years in Holistic Health in to every aspect of her work.
As a Quantum Reflex Analysis Practitioner she uses a comprehensive system based on the principles of quantum bioenergetics, quantum physics and the human biofield. The goal is to approach zero point energy, radiant, health. This encompasses energetic, nutritional, emotional and physical balance of the body.
She has been practicing yoga for over 25 years, and certified as a Buti Instructor in 2012. Buti truly is her soul mate workout. She received her 200 RYT through Buti Yoga in 2017 and is currently awaiting Deep certification. She is excited to share her love for Buti yoga at The Cure Studios.
Anne is certified in a multitude of Holistic Modalities and Ancient Healing Arts including Vastu Home Remediation, Emotional Repolarization Technique, CNC, Mudpacking, ,and is a Reiki III Master/Teacher. She teaches and lectures throughout New England and NY.
Teaching Style: Flow with your body, getting playful
Em is a movement artist and storyteller with the mission to hold space for experiencing the magic when we deeply connect with the mind, body, soul, and each other. She is a professional dancer with over 20 years of experience performing and competing around the world, specifically with contemporary dance. The movement of yoga has added a layer of deeply intuitive and intentional movement to her style, inspiring her to complete her Buti Yoga certification in 2018.
Her classes are a fusion of traditional yoga asanas, dance styles such as contemporary, hip-hop, jazz, and sensual dance, mixed with the empowered goddess energy of Buti yoga. She collaborated with The Cure to create her brainchild class, “Heart Beats”.
She is also a movement artist photographer and visual brand developer in the process of converting a mini school bus into her mobile creative studio and home! She plans to hit the road in the summer of 2019 to create, teach, and move with people from all across the country!
Teaching Style: Party vibes
Emily's classes combine a fluid expression of the asanas with an accessible approach to the spiritual foundation of yoga. She received her 200 hour certification from Health Yoga Life in Boston in 2014. In 2011 she received her Bachelor's in Dance.
Emily believes wholeheartedly that the practice of movement and spirituality can change one's life, that each person has the right to fulfill their class, and this is what she has set out to teach.
Teaching Style: Dance queen cardio
Ali is a New England native with a passion for the human experience. With a history in sports such as track, rowing, and basketball, Ali understands and promotes a healthy mind-body connection. This knowledge, coupled with a colorful background in various types of dance, has given Ali the ability to identify and maximize kinesthetic potential. She applies her expertise in the gym, the ballroom, and the everyday streets of Boston.
Teaching Style: Maximum Relaxation
Kayla has been practicing yoga for four years. She was introduced to yoga because of hormonal and emotional imbalance and it has brought nothing but positivity and healing into her life. Therefore, the intention of her classes is always to have you leave feeling healthy and restored. Kayla received her 200 RYT in 2019 right here at The Cure Studios!
Kayla has an educational and occupational background in healthcare and is certified as a Reiki II Practitioner. Her practice encompasses the theme of the natural beauty within both the emotional and physical body, as well as embracing the body’s organic ability to move and to heal. Her classes combine therapeutic breathwork and chakra-focused poses to nourish the body with groundedness and self-acceptance and to allow her students to unlock the full potential of their mind/body connection.
Teaching Style: Sexy vibes
Kinky Slippers is a burlesque performer based in Portland, Maine. She has been dancing professionally around the state for over 8 years, and in burlesque she has found strength and confidence that she aims to give back to the community. She has produced multiple burlesque shows as well as hosted and choreographed in many burlesque productions, working with performers of varying skill levels. And now she is hoping to share her knowledge with aspiring new dancers and experienced dancers alike!
Teaching Style: Challenging & joyful
Caitlyn Allard is a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and an aerial teacher on our team!. Caitlyn is an all levels teacher who enjoys sharing not only the physical practice of yoga, but also the spiritual and emotional elects that yoga offers.
Alana views movement and dance as more than just a physical practice, but rather a practice that can depend our relationship to our mind, body, and spirit and bring us “home” to ourselves. Their technical dance background consists of over twenty years in various forms including Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Breakdancing, Tribal Fusion Bellydance, and West African. When Alana went to study Choreography and Wellness at Bennington College, their studies of improvisation led them to explore who they are as an artist rather than an image of what they thought they should look like.
Movement has been a place of healing for Alana - healing from surgeries, self criticism, and body dysmorphia so there is a focus on body positivity and self exploration in all their classes. Alana is committed to embracing and empowering ALL BODIES through dance. After working with dance companies in New York and Atlanta, Alana returned to Maine and embraced their gender-fluid plus-size goddess nature! Alana is increasingly interested in work exploring self-care, wellness, identity, body image and community. When not dancing, they can be found teaching consent-based sex education, swimming in the ocean, or laughing in cute tea shops!
They/ them/ theirs
Teaching Style: Cardio blast, high energy!
When she's not shaking it at the studio, Giovanna is a mechanical engineer! Her smile is infectious & her energy is awesome. Giovanna completed her Buti training through The Cure Studios in November 2019.
Teaching Style: awaken your inner wild
Jaclynn describes herself as a soul doula, and she is - she will help you unleash your wild & reckless nature! We dare you to come to her class and not find a way to smile & laugh at yourself. Jaclynn recently certified in Buti through The Cure Studios.