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  • Katie Johnson
    Katie Johnson

    Katie joined the Yoga in Action team in January of 2016 with a desire to lend a hand in the forward movement of the organization. She works as an executive assistant to our director and the members of the board, helping to organize and expedite Yoga in Action’s event planning, human relations and online presence. She lives in York, Maine with her daughter, partner and german shepherd. Katie holds outdoor yoga classes in the summer months and runs her SUP Yoga business, Koan Wellness in the harbor of York. Always resonating with the act of giving back, Katie is excited and grateful to be able to share in the mission of Yoga in Action throughout the Seacoast and beyond.

  • Rochelle Jewell - Executive Director
    Rochelle Jewell - Executive Director

    Rochelle Jewell, E-RYT C-IAYT is Rochelle is the founder and Executive Director of Yoga in Action.  She is an International Association of Yoga Therapists certified yoga therapist and a Kripalu Certified Yoga teacher and personal trainer with 20 years of experience serving others through yoga.  She is dedicated to sharing yoga with individuals of all abilities, including survivors of trauma and those who have been diagnosed with a variety of disabilities. Rochelle Jewell is also the author/co-creator of the ChildLight Yoga and Mindfulness for Children and Teens with Special Needs Training, the CLY Trauma Informed Yoga for Children Workshop and the founder of My OmAbilities Yoga. Rochelle was a 2016 Fellow with the NH LEND Program, which included 300 hours of graduate level, interdisciplinary, leadership training in developmental disabilities.  Rochelle is dedicated to making yoga accessible to all and to supporting the growth of yoga service in our community and beyond. 

  • Ali White
    Ali White

    Alison joined the Yoga in Action team in October of 2019. She works with the Promotions and marketing team, helping to organize, expedite fundraising events and much more. Ali is also a Yoga Alliance 500 RYT, with training in Iyuengar, Vinyasa, Yoga for Athletes, Pre/Post Natal yoga and Yoga Therapy. She is a Certified Personal Trainer, Running coach and Nutrition coach. She holds a M.S. in Exercise Science and Sports Nutrition. She runs her own coaching business Endurance Life Coaching. She works as a Fitness and Nutrition specialist with the Military. Ali is dedicated and grateful to be able to support, build, grow and connect the mission of Yoga in Action in our community.

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