Nicole McLaughlin-Lublin – Owner/Studio Manager
Nicole McL first came to yoga in search of way to ease stress and anxiety. As her practice advanced, not only did she gain more of a sense of calm, but also noticed that yoga’s physical and spiritual benefits were transforming many areas of her life, both personal and professional. That’s what inspired her to teach. She completed her 200-hour certification with Pink Lotus Yoga in Lakewood and continues to seek ways to learn and grow, both as a teacher and practitioner. Nicole believes that yoga is for everybody and that everybody’s yoga journey is personal. She seeks to offer a safe and fun environment for others to develop their own practice and discover yoga’s life-changing benefits for themselves. Away from the mat, she’s an actor, singer, French cooking enthusiast, die-hard KISS fan, and dreamer.
Shannon visited ashrams with her parents as a child and then many years later, found herself in a yoga class one day. Though unfamiliar with the poses, the breath, and of course – sanskrit, she immediately felt a sense of belonging and of coming home. The experience resonated so deeply with her that she knew she had taken her first steps on a life-long path of study, practice, and devotion. She has completed her 200hr certification with Bernadette Birney, Restorative training with Jillian Pranksy, Prenatal Certification with Sue Elkind and her 500hr advanced training with Tiffany Cruikshank of Yoga Medicine. She also continues to study yoga philosophy with Dr. Douglas Brooks. Shannon is also a certified lifeguard, PaddleFit, and Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga Teacher. She has also completed Trauma Informed and Yoga Activist training with Off The Mat and Into the World with Sean Corne, Suzanne Sterling, and Hala Khoury. She is also a Lululemon Ambassador.
Jacquelyn began practicing yoga off and on about 10 years ago. After becoming a stay at home mom to 2 young kids, she needed something just for her. She recommitted to her practice and enrolled in a 200 hour teacher training program. She completed an Ashtanga focused training program in November of 2018. She enjoys teaching students of all levels and abilities and strives to make her classes accessible, inclusive, and welcoming to all who attend. She believes yoga can benefit anyone who is open to it!
A lifelong team sports athlete, Amber discovered yoga in 2009 and fell in love with the mind-body-spirit connection each class allowed her to explore. She began teaching Bootybarre in 2016, but gravitated toward Zen Barre in 2018 because of the heavy yoga influence. She completed level one YogaFit training and Yoga Shred training in the summer 2018 and is on track to complete 200 hour yoga teacher training, along with Zen Barre Spark. Join her for Zen Barre to experience a full-body workout while connecting breath and intention.
When Grace began her yoga journey 5 years ago, it was like finding a piece of herself she hadn’t known before— a more peaceful, joyous self, free from anxiety and judgment. In yoga, she discovered a deeper love of self and the true possibility of contentment. In 2018, she explored her practice further in teacher training in the hopes of deepening her yogic understanding and spreading its benefits to others. Her classes incorporate body alignment principles balanced with the freedom of flowing with and honoring the body. Grace believes when we nurture the body and the mind through an intentional, focused practice of yoga, meditation, and breath work, we can become our whole and true selves again.
Colleen trained with the Kundalini Research Institute in 2010-2011. She is most inspired by the transformative nature of the technology of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. It is a transportation system that takes you from where you are to where you want to be and it works fast! It is a practice that is accessible to everybody from the absolute beginner to the seasoned yogi. This practice works on all 10 bodies. In one practice, all mental, physical, energetic and emotional bodies are recalibrated and optimized. Colleen is truly amazed by the profound transformations she has experienced through her practice and is excited to share the power of Kundalini with the Firehouse Yoga community.