Tay Amin-Arsala (Monday yoga)
Tay’s yoga journey began in 2008 with a “Yoga I” class at his gym during winter break while home from college. At the time, he really just wanted to become more flexible for the club sports he participated in, but ended up finding a lifelong passion instead. Since then he has engaged in a long-term, albeit ever-changing, yoga practice. In 2017 Tay made the leap and completed his Yoga Teacher Training through the Boston Yoga School. Tay weaves together alignment-conscious sequences that are designed to both strengthen our bodies and help relieve the stress we accumulate throughout our work weeks. Tay’s classes are open to all students, regardless of experience. He strives to bring a little bit of sweat, a little bit of whimsy, and a lot of his own passion to each class.
Scarlet Batchelor (Friday yoga)
Scarlet started practicing yoga at Baptiste in Cambridge in 2000. Her practice has taken on many forms, flavors and locations since, seeing her through many moves (including 3 chapters in Cambridgeport) and becoming a mom to 3 children. A high school and college athlete (rowing), Scarlet’s yoga practice is athletically-oriented and as a teacher she seeks to help student find a balance between pushing their limits and respecting them (a concept that has been harder to come by as an athlete, mom and professional businesswoman). Scarlet trained at Core Power Yoga under Kristina Grinovich and in addition to Gallery 263 she currently teaches at the Core Power Comm Ave and Fenway locations.
Marisa Chiang (Monday yoga)
As a yoga teacher, my classes help students to experience the connection between their own body, mind and breath. My hope is that students walk out of the class empowered and rejuvenated to be and feel themselves. I want to create spaces that cultivate joy, strength and healing. I have practiced yoga since 2003, and have been teaching a mix of vinyasa, restorative and slow flow yoga since early 2017.
Cristina dos Santos (Monday yoga)
Cristina dos Santos is an Ayurvedic Practitioner, yoga instructor and intuitive healer who utilizes Yoga, Ayurveda, Reiki, and prayer in her approach to holistic wellness. Her studies of these ancient healing systems began in 2006, taking her to India in 2017 to complete 500 of her now 750 hours of YTT. Having experienced first-hand the wondrous healing of Ayurveda and its sister science yoga, it is her goal to share with others the same tools she began discovering on her mat years ago. Cristina emphasizes the importance of love, kindness, and compassion for self and others in each of her classes, encouraging students toward a place of deep inner peace and oneness.