Who We Are  

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WHO WE ARE

Scott Cassa

Fitness and Wellness 

Scott is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He specializes in private personal training, group wellness, corrective exercise training, weight loss management, athletic strength and conditioning, post-physical therapy and cardiac rehab fitness, cancer and exercise, brain injury fitness resources, fitness for fragile health status, and corporate wellness.

Additionally, Scott enjoys assisting with adaptive sports and fitness and has experience working with both youth and adult adaptive sports clients. As a survivor of Brain Injury in his teen, Scott strives to help clients overcome health setbacks to stay strong, body and mind. 

 

Scott is a father of two, and an accomplished personal athlete as a seven-time competitor in the Mount Washington Race to the Summit. 

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Melissa Matheson

Fitness, Nutrition, Athletics, and Wellness 

Melissa is certified through The National Academy of Sports Medicine and holds her Pn1 Certification through Precision Nutrition. She specializes in personal training, group fitness, youth fitness, sports conditioning, and enjoys working with our corporate clients designing wellness workshops and resources for a variety of employee populations. Melissa is passionate about nutrition and enjoys using her expertise and education to develop meal plans for individuals and families to reach optimum health. Melissa is an avid runner qualifying and competing in the Boston Marathon in addition to many full and half marathons.  

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Ron Rigazio

Fitness, Athletics, Wellness 

Ron is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.  His strength and conditioning programs focus on the quality of movement, stabilization, and agility.  He enjoys working with people of all fitness levels, adapting the workout to the individual. 

Following years of being active and training, a back injury and the demands of life caused Ron to stray from weight training for a while.  Then he met a personal trainer who showed him how to strengthen his back, glutes, and hamstrings, as well as how to move correctly alleviating his back pain.  With the pain gone and newfound energy, Ron left the corporate world to work in an environment he loves.  His desire is to help others overcome similar challenges and reach their fitness goals.  

Outside of the gym, Ron enjoys coaching youth sports and being with family.

Meghan Kwartler

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Yoga, Lifestyle Wellness 

Meghan has always loved helping people connect to their bodies. Once upon a time she was sure she would be a physical therapist, but chose a different professional path with information technology & business process.

 

Meghan still remembers the sound of OM echo through the racketball room in her first class in 2003. She has been enchanted by mantra ever since. Yoga was her sacred refuge during a health crisis. It supported her through her unconventional journey to becoming a twin mom via surrogacy. She is forever grateful for her teacher, Karen Sprute-Francovich who inspired her to deepen her study, and begin teacher training, in 2011 while living in the Pacific Northwest. Meghan completed her 200 hr. training in Anusara yoga in 2019 with Sara Davidson Flanders. She has also been blessed to study meditation with Sally Kempton during her visits to Kripalu.

 

Anusara continues to be the yoga method that best honors Meghan's spirit with treasured community, her body with precise alignment and her heart with divine teachings. She is honored to share these teachings with the WellBeing community.

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Molly Horan

Yoga

Yoga and movement have been a part of Molly's life for many years.  Her yoga journey began in middle school, when her aunt, a yoga teacher to this day, convinced her to take her class as she thought it was compliment her love of dance. Molly was humbled and amazed by the way yoga helped her to find balance and centricity, and more holistically address her scoliosis. In 2013, Molly completed her 200-hour Vinyasa training and certification through Thames Street Yoga, a Yoga Alliance certified studio in Newport, RI. Molly's creative and vibrant classes are centered with intention and breath; her own intention is to create sequences that allow her students to stretch and strengthen as they move along their own personal yoga journey and growing edge.

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Shagufta Rahmen

Yoga 

Shagufta first came to yoga during college, taking classes as they were available. This basic introduction to yoga was enough for her to pursue a more regular practice and during this time she came across one of her mentors Barbara Rich of Kripalu who taught a very meditative,
breath-focused sequence that resonated deeply with Shagufta. This foundation of breath-work
would become a guiding light for her during a time of loss in her family and helped her begin her journey into a formal training of mind and body. Yoga saved her!


Shagufta completed her 200-hour Yoga Alliance Fluid Yoga certification program under Kevin Gale and his extraordinary team of teachers in May 2016. She loves to share the psychological and physical benefits of Yoga with everyone around her. She has also completed her Yin Yoga Teacher training under the guidance of Anne Dries of Buddha Nest yoga in May of 2018. While her classes are technically in the style of Vinyasa Flow, her Yin approach to
teaching encourages focusing on mindfulness and breath, and she hopes her classes can serve as a restorative time for mind, body, and spirit.

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Melissa Ackerman

Yoga 

Melissa has been a practicing yogi for over 25 years.  She views the limbs of yoga as her life compass helping her to ground, balance, focus, develop strength and stay true to herself.  She completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training under Cindy Boulter in May of 2019.  She has additionally trained in Yin Yoga under Theresa Murphy and the anatomy of yoga with Susi Hatley. 

Melissa draws on her counseling background to acutely tune into her students and thoughtfully communicate her cues.  Her classes encourage students to link breath with movement, quiet the mind and be present in their practice.  Turning awareness inward allows students to hear the signals their body is sending and move in their own pain-free range of motion.  Through her classes, she hopes to pass on all the joys and gifts that yoga has brought to her life both on and off the mat. 

Lelia was unprepared to discover the power of yoga when she signed up for a class as a way to add mobility to an exercise regimen. Very quickly she learned that yoga was something extraordinary.  She dove into true practice and has never looked back.  Her most valuable lesson was cultivating the power of the yogic breath to become more responsive and less reactive. 
   She’s a mom, a science teacher, and a nature lover. Currently, her passion is training Brazilian jiu-jitsu. She completed her 200-hour training at Revolution Community Yoga. She offers a challenging yet compassionate practice to build strength, flexibility, and balance.  All levels are welcome with modifications to ramp up or tone down the offerings.  Expect to feel calm, grounded, and restored from the practice.