Yoga Teachers

Our yoga instructors are trained in diverse traditions. Each teacher brings a joyful spirit and authentic presence to class. 

Jennifer Papps

Jennifer's journey into yoga began in 2007. Over the years, yoga has been a portal for personal transformation and healing. In 2013, Jennifer earned her 200-hour teacher certification from Bala Vinyasa studio in Naples, Florida. In 2017, she was certified by Nikki Myers to lead Yoga for 12-Step Recovery. She is also a certified Baron Baptiste instructor and teaches the "Journey into Power" sequence. Jennifer integrates the powerful and introspective aspects of yoga in her classes, inviting students to use their mat as a mirror for growth and learning. She enjoys extended summers on North Haven and loves boating with her husband, nature walks with her dogs, and savoring the stillness of island life.

Katie Ring

Katie loves to see others light up with confidence and inspiration! For Katie, practicing Kundalini Yoga helps her release tension, breakthrough mental blocks, and handle life’s demands. In 2012, Katie’s doctor recommended yoga to support her weakened nervous system. At first, Katie tried to mimic what other yogis were doing in class, but her body didn’t even know how to reach past her knees. Eventually she heard her body’s cues more clearly, strengthening her self-trust. Since then, Katie has received her 200-hour Kundalini Yoga Teacher Certification with Hari Kirin & Sahaj Kaur in MA. In addition to yoga, Katie studied Natural Cooking in Boulder, CO, and continued studying plant medicine with Sage Maurer in VT. Katie works as a Preschool Teacher, High-Prana Chef, and Creatrix. You’ll find her walking and singing through woods and waters or sipping a hot tea at Seafolk! 

Meghan Livers

Meghan has practiced yoga since 2008. The low-impact nature of the practice has supported her to stay active while also giving her necessary relaxation to settle anxiety. Yoga has also helped Meghan manage pain during illnesses and provided a means to explore her inner self. After a few drastic life changes, she decided to take her years of practice and begin a journey to become a yoga instructor. In June 2020, Meghan completed her 300-hour teacher training certification through Aura Wellness Center. She is excited to share the benefits of yoga with others. In addition to yoga, Meghan has a Master’s in Art History from Montana State University and still enjoys research on the artist she studied, Albertus Pictor. She likes hiking with her dogs and dancing while she cooks. Meghan owns her own business in pet care and pet boarding. She hopes to further her certifications in fitness and nutrition to help others with autoimmune diseases.

Rachel Nixon

Rachel believes in the transformative and healing power of yoga. Her classes are deeply nourishing, and she empowers each student to become their own best teacher. Rachel discovered yoga in 2001, and she trained at Kripalu in 2006. She has been teaching yoga in the Midcoast ever since. She has a Masters in Education, as well as teaching certificates in Kripalu Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Art & Yoga, Children’s Yoga, and Yin Yoga. In 2014, Rachel founded The Dancing Elephant to create a gathering place for yoga, meditation, and art. She is also trained as a Meditation Instructor. Rachel lives with her partner Aaron and his daughters in Camden. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family-- swimming, sailing, skiing, and hiking.