Our Staff

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Jennie Joan Ferrare

Arcana Co-Owner & Director | Arcana School of Yoga Lead Teacher Trainer | E-RYT 500 ( Experienced, Registered 500 hr Yoga Instructor) | YACEP | Reiki II | BA Psychology & Holistic Health | Yin Yoga | Yoga Nidra | Y12SR | TSY | Certified Postnatal Yoga Instructor |Certified Barre Instructor| Certified Herbalist

 Jennie Joan, or “radical yogi” describes herself as wild, loving and saucy. She’s a Mainer to the core, a feminist, mother, Gemini, former long distance runner, health food junkie, sailor mouth and woman in long term recovery from addiction. She’s got a fierce dedication to the principles and practice of yoga because yoga saved and transformed her life as she knew it. Jennie’s yoga practice began over 20 years ago and today she still utilizes yoga as means to ground in the present, radically love herself and others, and soothe her fiery soul. When she’s not chasing around her two little ones, Jennie is studying to become a certified drug & alcohol counselor, and when she gets the chance you can catch her hiking, dancing, cooking, singing and working with others in the recovery community. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Southern Maine and teaches for the Recreation Health and Fitness Department. Throughout her journey, she’s been especially inspired by the Sivananda and Kripalu lineages. You can find Jennie in group yoga classes sequencing with the seasons and integrating Tantric philosophy and breath work into vibrant flows. She also draws from posture, dance-like movement, pranayama, meditation, rest, nidra, soul-gazing, journaling, Reiki, good music, humor and raw honesty to create safe space for evolution. She aims to empower her students to participate in their own growth process by teaching practical tools and by encouraging others to remember and reclaim their powerful, divine nature.
Jennie teaches regular yoga classes in our cozy Old Port studio, works in our shop, leads our yoga teacher trainings, workshops and is available for private sessions and teacher mentor ship upon request.

Avril Williams

Certified 200 Yoga Yoga Instructor | Owner of Avril Williams Handmade 

Avril has been called a Jill-of-all-trades as she not only teaches yoga, but is also a studio artist, art educator, philanthropist, entrepreneur, designer, and avid international traveler. In fact it was on her first solo, travel journey abroad that she found yoga, completely changing her life path. Divinely ending up on a small island in Thailand, she fell in love with the practice and its spiritual benefits so much so that she immediately flew to Bali, and eventually Costa Rica, to continue its exploration.Avril later graduated with her 200-hour certification from Island Yoga in Aruba under the mentorship of Rachel Brathen and Lara Heimann. She has since started several businesses, one of which uses her passion for education to share the meditative and holistic benefits of combining art-making, community, travel and yoga. She brings a mindful element of creativity that fills her life work to her classes and incorporates it into the sequencing, music and theme.

Avril also holds a B.A. in Art Education and has completed trainings in teaching mindfulness to children and yoga support for addiction recovery. In her spare time she enjoys making pottery, hiking, going on serendipitous adventures with her partner, writing poetry, expanding her businesses and learning new skills.


Alexis Waycotte

Registered 500 hr Yoga Instructor | Reiki II 

Alexis is a free-spirited gypsy goddess, born and raised on Peaks island in Maine (USA). She’s passionate about traveling and raising consciousness with the intention of transforming and bettering the planet. Her deep connection with nature is an evident part of her being and clearly shines through her teaching. You will be welcomed with a big smile and a warm heart. Alexis creates an atmosphere to inspire you to unveil your truest self: pose by pose & breath by breath opening up like the jewel of the lotus flower. She weaves her love of unique new age elements to practice such as goddess oracle cards, essential oils, Tibetan singing bowls, fully charged crystals, incense, and self made smudge sticks into her classes. Expect strong aspects of self-transformation, affirmations, powerful pranayama and breath work, chi flow, vinyasa and yin yoga with guided relaxations and meditations in savasana. Alexis’ class is always a one-of-a-kind experience that will leave you feeling lighter in your heart and more grounded in your truth.


Vincent Grant

Certified 500 hr Yoga Instructor| Reiki II

Vincent is a sweet soul seeking to help others find comfort in stillness. He believes that yoga is a powerful tool for allowing yourself to become reacquainted with your body and spirit. He completed his 200 hour yoga teacher training through Arcana School of Yoga in 2018, and his 300 hour training through Arcana in early 2021.  Vincent also proudly teaches for the local nonprofit, Sea Change Yoga. His always accesible classes often center around pieces of wisdom gleaned from yogic texts.

 

 


Kate Brigham

Certified 500 hr Yoga Instructor| Reiki II

Kate’s always loved to create and process through movement. A childhood of ballet classes and afternoons creating dances in her basement led her to Bates College, where she majored in Dance and Women’s Studies under the legendary Marcy Plavin. Post college she lived a lifelong dream: leading her own modern dance company in Brooklyn and Cambridge; as well as dancing for and learning from many incredible artists. Yoga had always been a complementary practice to her dancing, and as time progressed, it became a more prominent aspect of her movement ritual.

In 2012 she was compelled to become certified as a 200 hour teacher with O2 Yoga in Cambridge, MA, under the watchful eye of the brilliant Mimi Loureiro. She further expanded her knowledge of alternative methods by receiving certifications in Integrative Wellness and Life Coaching, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, and Reiki II. In early 2021 she completed my 500 hour Yoga teacher certification through Arcana School of Yoga with Jennie Joan


Kristine Keegan

Arcana Staff

Certified 500 hr Yoga Instructor | Yin Yoga & Restorative Yoga Teacher  | Reiki III Practitioner | Arcana Reiki Teacher & Yoga Teacher Trainer 

Kristine started practicing yoga looking to provide balance to an over active, busy life. Time on the mat allowed her to take her focus inward. Embracing as much of the teachings she could get her hands on, she knew she found her passion ~ a true seeker on a path. Eleven years later, she still is deeply driven by the many aspects of the practice and to embrace the next steps as they come.As a teacher, Kristine loves to share yoga and its teachings to all the other seekers out there. Some of many teachers that influence her are: Jacqui Bonwell, Shiva Rea, Roberto Lim, Heidi MacVane, Danielle Toolan, and Sagel Urlacher.

Kristine is a graduate of the Sacred Seeds Yoga School and is also Yin Yoga and Restorative certified. As a Reiki healer, she offers energy work that can be often found woven into her classes. Kristine’s classes are energetic, fun and informative. All levels are welcomed.

 

"Love this store!! They carry such a unique variety of items .. I spent at least 45 minutes just walking around to look at everything!

The vibe in here is wonderful .. I could feel that the woman working there was there, not as an employee, but as a genuine ‘worker of the light’; I felt that in creating this wonderful little shop, and those working there have been working so hard, putting all their hearts and souls into this space, and it truly shows/ is felt! You can feel the ‘magic’ in the shop (I can still feel it coming off of the items I bought, which tells me that it’s certainly one of the true ones!) Such a cozy little place, but it’s filled with truly magical and powerful healing items, in such a wide variety - whatever you need, you can find it here!

I’ve only visited the shop once after hearing about it, but I’ll most definitely be back! So, here’s to Arcana - keep up the great work in being one of the brave ones working to make this world what it CAN, SHOULD, & WILL BE! YOUR LIGHT IS SO VERY NEEDED!

Sending much love and light your way!"

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