Vinyasa Warm

This class is taught by:

Erik Strzempko

Playfully exploring our fluid energy; fully inhabiting our physical body; surrendering to our unbroken connection to one another, the environment, and the universe; and curiously wandering down the path toward our true nature is the essence of Yoga to Erik.
He credits Yoga as a fundamental part of his own emotional, physical, and spiritual healing. He brings to class the desire to help guide others on their own personal journeys toward holistic wellness.
Erik holds a BA in Sustainable Business with a concentration in holistic health and nutrition from UMASS Amherst. He received his RYT-200 training at Viniyoga New England, his RYT-500 through Shiva Rea Affiliate – Prana Flow with Coral Brown, and is registered with Yoga Alliance. He has studied Yin Yoga, with Josh Summers; Thai Yoga Bodywork, with Ed Cardinal; and Restorative Yoga, with Jillian Pransky.

Victoria Lockard

"Yoga is in essence the connection of different people when the fearful ego dissolves; it is the melding of body and mind through breath and love; it is the union of the individual to God when the illusion of separateness lifts." -- Victoria Lockard
Victoria Lockard carries five years and over 1000 hours of teaching Baptiste power vinyasa yoga throughout Rhode Island. Her teaching is down to earth, immediate and raw. Victoria received her RYT 200 certification through Live Love Teach with Philip Urso in October 2011. She is currently working on her 500 Hour certification through Live Love Teach. Her passion for yoga amplifies all her other passions: hoop-dancing, music, art and technology.

Darlene D'Arezzo

For Darlene the essence of yoga is relationship - inter and intra personal attunement. Darlene encourages consideration, connection, conversation, and community. You might find Darlene and students sharing favorite recipes, quotes, and books in class.
Darlene, voted "Best Kids' Yoga Teacher", by LA Weekly, is founder and director of Kids’ Yoga Circle. She is a frequently sought after subject expert, educator, and writer as well as a pioneer in the field of yoga for children with special needs and mental health issues. Through Kids' Yoga Circle, Darlene conducts kids’ classes and workshops, family retreats, and teacher trainings worldwide. Kids' Yoga Circle's Reach Out Program has been implemented in schools, youth centers, and children's hospitals.
As a former contributing editor and writer for Yogi Times magazine, Darlene has written more than a dozen "Kids on the Mat" columns on such topics as yoga and ADHD, childhood obesity, and childhood sleep disorders.
Darlene began teaching in 1999 in some of the Los Angeles area’s most celebrated yoga studios. Darlene currently teaches in the tradition of T. Krishnamacharya, having studied with Krishnamacharya's grandson and with Gary Kraftsow and the American Viniyoga Institute. Darlene also studied with Mr. Iyengar in Pune, India.
Darlene is a Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts with a master’s degree in holistic counseling. She is available for counseling and psychotherapy sessions, as well as private yoga instruction, at Breathing Time Yoga.

Kate Kataja

Strength. Balance. Perspective. Kindness. A shared experience. A grounding. Flight, physically and metaphorically. For me, at its core, yoga is a way to get out of my head and into the universe. Yoga is, simply, showing up for yourself."

Kate was first introduced to yoga through acting classes in college, and has been practicing for over a decade. She received her RYT-200 in 2013 through the American Viniyoga Institute and is registered with both AVI and the Yoga Alliance. She has also studied yin yoga and meditation with Josh Summers and chakra vinyasa with Coral Brown.

She aims to share the physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits she has received from a deep and consistent practice with her students, helping them to find their own mind-body connection and move toward balance and body acceptance. Her style of teaching is challenging, energizing, creative, and rooted in the belief of individualizing asana to the practitioner.

Outside of yoga, Kate is a theater director, dramaturg, and creative producer, working as the artistic associate for The Wilbury Theatre Group, and in the development office at Trinity Repertory Company, where she also teaches yoga at the Young Actors Summer Institute. Kate loves spin class, weight training, and yoga on the beach. She lives in Providence with her two fantastic fur babies.

Tara Erickson

"The essence of yoga is staying present with all that arises; embracing every sensation whether good or bad; fully accepting ourselves just as we are, in all of our beauty and all of our darkness…..and breathing through it all; living fully and authentically and connecting to our true Self, starting from where we are right NOW….." 


Tara Erickson has been practicing and studying yoga for almost 12 years. She originally started practicing yoga in college on her own as a means to cope with the stresses of being a college student while earning her BA in Psychology and her black belt in Tae Kwon Do.


Tara’s interests began to shift from martial arts to yoga, as the effects of constantly pushing herself to and beyond her limitations manifested in muscle and joint pain. Yoga became a healing practice for her, a way to both exercise and de-stress while respecting her body’s needs and limitations. Her practice gradually evolved into a holistic lifestyle and spiritual practice.


Tara has a 200 hour level certification in Integrative Yoga Therapy. IYT is a style of yoga that draws from any or all styles or yoga to best meet the needs of the students. Tara believes that yoga practice extends well beyond what we do on our yoga mats. She often integrates teachings from yoga philosophy into her classes with an invitation to apply those principles off the mat as well.


When not on her yoga mat, Tara can be found reading, writing or cooking delicious vegan food. Tara brings intense passion to all of her hobbies and interests and hopes to convey the passion that she feels towards yoga through her teaching.

Joan Corey

"The essence of yoga is moving away from outside distraction, toward an inner awareness of our complete being, peeling away the layers of conditioned thinking and behaviors; living in the present moment" 
Joan received her certificate in Integrative Yoga with Ellen Schaeffer in 2007. She was recently invited to be on the teaching staff for the 2014 Integrative Yoga Teacher Training and is very excited to share her knowledge of Yoga to future teachers. Prior to teaching yoga Joan was a fitness instructor for over 20 years, with a BS in physical education from URI. She has taught physical education at Saint Augustine School for 13 years.

The opportunity to teach at Breathing Time Yoga feels like “coming home” as Joan grew up less than 1 mile from the studio. She currently resides in the beautiful town of Foster.

Liz Butler

Liz believes that yoga can positively affect the wellbeing of any person open to the experience, and as a teacher is committed to meeting her students where they are.
She strives to provide a non-competitive space for students of all levels to discover, explore, and grow their yoga practice. Her sequences are designed to spark courage, curiosity and kindness, while honoring the sense of vast interconnection and peace that yoga opens up within us.
Liz has been a dedicated yoga practitioner since 2003. She received her 200 hour certification in vinyasa yoga in 2009 with Tom Gillette and trained in prenatal yoga with Jacci Reynolds in 2010. She is currently pursuing her 500 hour certification with Theresa Murphy.


A substitute teacher will be assigned to this class. When they are assigned, their name will appear!

Jenny Little

Jenny Little (E-RYT 200, RYT 500, MS) believes yoga offers an opportunity to experience profound freedom and profound integration- physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually, and her primary intention in teaching yoga is to assist students toward self-discovery and healing. Jenny weaves her knowledge and appreciation of anatomy with various yoga asana techniques and with yogic philosophy to provide a holistic approach to yoga and to assist students in uprooting core beliefs and habits that are affecting their ability to thrive. She teaches from the heart with authenticity, humor and kindness.

Jenny began a daily practice of yoga in 2002 and began teaching in 2013. She received her 200 RYT certification in 2013 with 8 Limbs Yoga Centers in Seattle, WA; earned her 300 RYT certification in 2016 with Theresa Murphy in Providence, RI and completed her PYT Certification with Prenatal Yoga Center located in New York City. Jenny has been fortunate to learn from, and continue to learn from, many experienced and practiced teachers and in particular, expresses deep gratitude to Anne Phyfe Palmer, Melina Meza, Jenny Hayo, Theresa Murphy, as well as her children Lucy and Theo.

Jenny currently teaches group classes, individuals, and specialty workshops in the New England area. See for more info!

Shervin Dadkhakhipoor

My name is Shervin Dadkhahipoor and it is my pleasure to be apart of the wonderful staff at Breathing Time Yoga! I am a certified Prana-Vayu Yoga Instructor and a USPTA certified tennis pro with a special emphasis on power, form and meditation both on the mat and on the court.
I believe that the absolute stillness that comes with meditation is the source of our power. Whether you are sitting cross-legged or staring at a tennis ball, with inner stillness we draw our power.
The kayaker does not practice form in great powerful waves. The kayaker practices form on the ground even before he takes to the water; he practices his stroke with his mind and with his heart; in turn his mind does not have fear or panic when the big powerful waves come. In turn he is free.
Form is our recipe for life. Deep in the mysteries of life have I traveled, seeking and searching for that which is hidden. The right form, the right frame of reference, the right structure of thought. I consider my yoga classes to be a show and tell of what I have learned.
  • Tennis is a practice of just like life. We must finish our hard practiced form within the time-limit of the ball.

  • Yoga is a practice to of form in your mental, spiritual and physical life through the connection of your breath, movement, thoughts and actions.

With well versed form, comes freedom. With stillness comes power.

Liz Maynard

"I am passionate about yoga as a practice that is intensely personal to each individual. It helps us know our limits--and possibly shift them--while staying in integrity with our bodies, and without subjecting ourselves to pain. Above all, yoga teaches us how to be present for ourselves, and to develop internal stability in an ever changing world."


Liz started practicing yoga over ten years ago, because it seemed like the "right" thing to do. She struggled in her classes for years, feeling like she didn't belong and didn't have the right kind of body for yoga. After connecting with Forrest Yoga, she learned how to listen to her body and discover and develop its capabilities.


Liz came to teaching yoga after finishing her PhD in art history. She developed sciatica during the last few stages of writing her dissertation and decided to complete a yoga teacher training to heal her body from the long and painful hours of sitting at a desk and the emotional wounds of graduate school. She found an unexpected passion in teaching yoga and has devoted herself to sharing the practice that has done so much for her physical and mental health.


Mehera Dennison

Mehera knows first hand the phenomenal power of yoga to heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It is her great honor to share these gifts of practice. Mehera, a mother of three promising yoginis, has an MFA in poetry, an MA in English literature, and a YTR from the Pranotthan School of Yoga through All That Matters. In her classes, she uses poetry to infuse the physical practice of yoga with the individual and collective stories of her students. She has studied reiki, flower remedies, nutrition, and is known to dabble in crystals. She also talks to angels (and they answer!). Since her first childhood trips to India, Eastern philosophy has resonated with Mehera, and it informs every aspect of her practice. Additionally, she is a huge fan of homemade peanut butter-oat-carob chip-coconut palm sugar cookies.
Vinyasa Warm yoga offers disciplined and challenging practices that help you to build endurance, strength, flexibility and fortitude. These classes include vinyasa flow sequences, moving with the breath from one pose to the next. The room is heated to 80-86 degrees to help your muscles relax a bit more, and to help you sweat out toxins.
Our Vinyasa Warm classes welcome all who are seeking physical and emotional fitness.
NOTE: Our noontime one-hour class let's you fit yoga into your day -- and please if you need to leave early, the teacher will announce the time at 12:45 for those who need to leave early.

Breathing Time Yoga is a community where people are nourished physically and spiritually.

We offer yoga as affordable health care, with a diversity of classes for a diversity of individuals.

We teach yoga as a path to equanimity and grace.

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