"Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts."
Thích Nhất Hạnh
Just Breathe Yoga opened its doors in May 2019 to create a community in which we practice Yoga and wellness therapy, cultivating connection to one another, ourselves, and beyond. We offer a comprehensive approach to Yoga that strengthens the body, liberates the mind and awakens the spirit providing a more holistic Yoga experience.
Join us to breathe as you dedicate time to find balance within yourself.
Marcia Araujo, Founder
Marcia started her journey in this very studio 10 years ago. She is 200E-RYT and is on her way to her 500E-RYT with Diane Kovanda of Kind Yoga on Cape Cod.
Marcia's approach to yoga is kind and gentle and offers some heat with flowing sequences and attention to alignments. Over the past 10 years she has found yoga to be the most powerful way to develop and maintain physical awareness of the body. Students of all levels are honored and encouraged to move at their own perfect pace.
Marcia loves to cycle, ski, run, hike and loves how yoga compliments it all. She enjoys walking on the beach collecting sea glass and remember to just be present in the moment.
Anna has been practicing for 20 years and has been teaching in her Cape Cod community for the past 12 years. She is 200 hour Hatha certified through Inner Peace Yoga School and 500 hour Vinyasa certified through All That Matters School of Yoga with Coral Brown in Rhode Island. She is also a practicing, certified Reiki Master.
“Yoga is meant to be lived. It is a balance of maintaining and making use of your energy in a positive way, using your asana practice as an awakening.” Anna teaches a graceful vinyasa flow, beginning and ending with meditation, leaving you feeling refreshed, present and grateful. She teaches the Hatha practice connecting breath and movement using Anusara principles mastered by John Friend. Her practice is on-going and is always eager to learn and share.
Julia is a 200 hour CYT, Mindfulness and Meditation teacher, Reiki practitioner. Born and raised in Ukraine, Julia believes that yoga is a way of life that begins off of the mat. She completed her 200-hour teacher training with Diane Kovanda at Kind Yoga school in January 2017 and is currently in 500- hour teacher training.
Constantly looking to deepen her practice and extend her education, Julia enjoys exploring all different types of yoga. It is her hope that those who attend her classes will feel the peace, love, and light that is shining within them. Julia has a passion for cycling and feels extremely grateful for the beauty of Cape Cod to live and grow here. She also enjoys snowboarding, hiking in the woods and walking on the beach.
The teachers at Just Breathe understand the importance of community and the value of connecting with one another. They are professional Yoga teachers committed to providing a nurturing, safe and fun atmosphere so you can explore your Yoga practice and connect with a group of like-minded beings, with a common or similar vision.
Tabitha is a wife and mother of 5. She has spent nearly two decades as a school psychologist and is now specializing in social emotional learning.
She earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Marist College. Tabitha completed her yoga teacher certification (Kind Yoga School) Tabitha is a
200E-RYT and went on to complete her certification as a SUP (Stand Up Paddle) yoga teacher (SUP Yoga Center), and has specialized training in mediation.
A lifelong learner, Tabitha has specialized training in behavior analysis, cognitive behavior therapy, and dialectic behavior therapy. Additionally, she is a certified health coach (Institute for Integrative Nutrition).
Sue is a 200 RYT and holds Yin certification and additional training in Trauma Informed Yoga. She began her practice 8 years ago and has found balance and peace as a student and joy as a teacher.
Meditation, mindfulness and breath work are the foundational elements that connect the physical to the spiritual practice, and are key to her teaching style.
Whether it’s guiding a vinyasa, yin or a gentle yoga class, her goal is to help students find their own practice and enjoy all the benefits yoga brings.
Tina Gurupashna Vaughn
Tina Gurupashna Vaughn, is loved throughout the Yoga and Meditation Community for her warm-hearted and genuine leadership that has changed lives. Tina is an accomplished yoga and meditation teacher with an impressive 10 year career that includes studio management, teacher training, and advanced workshops in addition to her ongoing Gentle Yoga and Meditation classes.
Beyond her local influence, Tina is a faculty member of the Namah Shivaya International School of Yoga and Meditation. Tina offers Meditation Teacher Training. Her kirtan group, Namah Shivaya Kirtan (call and response chanting) is dedicated to bringing kirtan to the local community.
Brigitte is a 200 CYT. She received her training on Cape Cod under the guidance of Donna Pagliarani in 2013.
Brigitte’s love for Yoga began in her early twenties, when she realized the benefit of the physical aspect after the birth of her first child. It wasn’t until 2010 when she fully appreciated the Eight Limbs of Yoga; the mind & body connection and what a powerful impact it has on life. Through completing the 200 hour teacher training certification , her passion and knowledge of the Yoga practice grew.
Brigitte enjoys teaching Vinyasa Flow and encourages others to deepen their personal practice.
Julia cultivated her personal yoga practice in 2015 while recovering from a mental illness. Her practice has deep roots in the spirituality, philosophy, and mind-body connection of yoga. The physical asana, mindfulness meditation, and the eight-limb path have helped Julia discover growth, healing, and inner happiness. She enjoys music, writing, spending time in nature, and expanding her knowledge in the realms of yoga and holistic health.
Julia’s classes will aid you in embodying your personal power, to discover and thrive in your own natural rhythm of being. Her powerful Vinyasa flows will revive your spirit, while placing emphasis on honoring kindness towards your practice and yourself. This gentle awareness practiced on the mat will translate to light and growth off the mat, in everyday living.
Pornipa (Song) Sutthimaitree
Song Sutthimaitree developed her meditation practice after years of study with a Thai monk, which in turn led her to yoga. In 1999, she took yoga teacher training because she wants to deepened her yoga practice. When she finished her yoga teacher training, she started teaching yoga. Song also is Thai massage practitioner and she believes that all of these ancient healing modalities share many common attributes to help one obtain more flexibility, muscle relaxation, strengthened immunity and ultimately, serenity.
Song considers this work to be her spiritual practice, incorporating the Buddhist principles of mindful breathing and kind compassion for both therapist and client. She integrates each of these modalities into a unique healing practice based on her culture's rich tradition of bodywork and movement.
Briana's interest in yoga began at the young age of 13. She was first drawn to the physical poses and practiced yoga regularly as exercise. But as she began to learn more about the other aspects of yoga, she became immersed in the spirituality of the ancient practice. Briana is CYT200 Hatha yoga by Kind Yoga School. She is also certified in the chakras & koshas. Briana will be graduating Kind Yoga School with 500 hrs of training and a certification in meditation.
Briana encourages kindness to oneself, non-judgement, and mindfulness. Whether you are sitting still and focusing on your breath, or if you're moving about to fun music, Briana illustrates that no matter who you are or where you are, the powerful tools of yoga are within reach. Briana enjoys teaching a healthy variety of poses, breathing techniques, themes, and hand mudras in her classes. If you've never tried yoga before, she would be honored to help guide you.
Chris has been practicing Yoga for more than 20 years and Qi Gong for more than 10. She was certified in Pennsylvania. When she moved to Cape Cod, she was mentored in both modalities by 2 master teachers. She loves bringing Yoga into nature with the sounds of the surf and the birds, the feel of soft sand, and the touch of the warm sun.
She combines both Yoga and QiGong in her classes. These 2 powerful and ancient practices complement each other and are joined in a routine that helps one live a healthier and fulfilled life in the modern world. She experienced their healing power when she lost her husband unexpectedly in 2018. She credits her practice with helping her come through the darkness with grace and strength.
In addition to teaching Yoga, Chris teaches Spanish at a private school on the Cape. She is also an avid traveler, reader, cook, and meditator.
Michele earned her 500 Hour certification from Kind Yoga. She is also certified Meditation teacher.
She enjoys teaching Gentle Hatha Yoga and meditation to a variety of populations. Such as nursing homes, senior centers, churches, centers for individuals with disabilities.
In her spare time you can find Michele walking amongst one of the beautiful cape cod beaches or hiking through the woods with her rescue dog Sage. She enjoys mindfulness though the outdoors and looks forward to sharing her love for mindful meditation with her students.