Fullness of Heart – Clarity of Mind – Vitality of Body

our teachers & staff

Primo Lombardi

Founder & Director of Martha’s Vineyard Yoga Center
Primo is known for his high energy, heart oriented, and fun loving classes. Primo has been a student of Anusara yoga and was certified in this method in 2009. Primo is also one of the founders of The Bliss Brothers who have taught nationally and internationally. My family is and continues to be the source that guides, supports, and inspires me, especially my wife Mary.

Martha Abbot

Martha is a Professional-Level Kripalu Yoga Teacher and was a Director of Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, MA from 1998 – 2007, during which time she also taught a variety of yoga programs, workshops and retreats. In 2011 she developed Spirit Moves You Yoga Teacher Training, a 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher Training which will be offered on Martha’s Vineyard in the fall of 2012. Martha is also certified in Movement Therapy, Motional Processing, and is a shamanic healer, a graduate of Alberto Villoldo’s Healing the Light Body School of Energy Medicine. She teaches yoga, does one-on-one healing sessions and leads teacher trainings, workshops and retreats throughout the U.S. and abroad. She can be reached at (508) 693-5364 and at spiritmovesyou@gmail.com.

Darcie Lee Hanaway

Darcie Lee has been practicing yoga for ten years. In 2016 she began yoga teacher training with Sherry Sidoti at the Fly Yoga School. Since completing her BFA in 2006 she has been mentoring under strong women in the gardening and healing arts, started her own garden design and maintenance company, and has an art studio in Oak Bluffs. She has been exploring gardening, yoga, painting, writing and dance as healing modalities for trapped trauma and stagnant energy in our bodies. She is a new teacher inspired to lead us toward aligning with our true self and inner source of abundance so we can evolve together toward unity consciousness.

Jane Norton

Jane's first yoga experience was on a snowy January day on Martha's Vineyard in 2001. She went back to class the next day and never looked back. She found her heart's calling when she encountered Anusara Yoga in 2003. Having completed her initial 200 hour training with Deb Neubauer in 2004, Jane began sharing her love for the art and science of yoga. Jane has over 500 hours of study with Anusara Yoga founder John Friend and other senior teachers like Sianna Sherman, Desiree Rumbaugh, and Todd Norian. Jane's studies of Tantric yoga philosophy with Dr. Douglas Brooks and Dr. William Mahony elevate her classes to a refined experience that simultaneously shifts the body, heart, and mind. Jane specializes in using Anusara alignment to help people recover from injury and chronic pain conditions. Expect to move and be moved in Jane's inspiring, challenging, and fun classes.

Arlene Stark Prisco, RYT 500, E-RYT 200, C-IAYT

An avid yoga practitioner for over 20 years, Arlene received her 500 hour certification with YOGAspirit® Studios and has over 1,800 hours of yoga teaching experience. She has trained with several mentors in the Iyengar tradition including formal students of Patricia Walden and has been teaching since 2007. Arlene combines Iyengar and YOGAspirit®-inspired asana with a nurturing philosophical focus and she is also a Certified IAYT Yoga Therapist. In 2008, she taught at Your Community Yoga Center in Hamden, Connecticut. Through the teaching of yoga, Arlene has been serving the Martha’s Vineyard community since 2009. She has brought her mission of “making yoga accessible to all” to many diverse settings on the Vineyard, including yoga studios, churches, hospitals and nursing facilities. A lighthearted but dedicated student of yoga, Arlene brings warmth and compassion into her classes, encouraging students at all stages of their practice. In addition, her 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry provides Arlene with a rich perspective and basis to teach the transformational practice of yoga uniting body, mind and spirit

Sherry Sidoti

Sherry’s vision is to provide a warm and welcoming environment for the teachings of yoga to find us in our everyday lives, to support a stronger and inclusive community, to honor and heal ourselves and our beautiful natural world around us, and mostly to be curious about and enjoy this journey called life! Sherry is a true sharer and a mirror into fearlessness, moving people to move- out of their comfort zones and into the fire for healing. She does so with the heart of a warrior, and the touch of the mother. She has a strong desire to "go there", and lovingly urges others to go with her. She believes greatly in the ancient teachings of yoga and how they seamlessly apply to modern living, our relationships and everyday life; and that the science of yoga in its' fullness is a sacred path for healing, harmony and balance. She helps us realize this by exercising the yoga teachings within our physical, mental, emotional, intuitive and spiritual bodies in every practice. With form, she says, comes freedom. She has been sharing yoga for 14 years and honors all of her teachers. Sherry offers 200 + 500 hour Teacher Training Programs on Martha’s Vineyard as well as guest teaching for her teacher Saul David Raye’s training programs. visit: www.sherrysidoti.com