Founder and Teacher
As a Holistic Entrepreneur, Dina's passion is to empower and include everyone, igniting inspiration, love, human uplift and emotional connection through yoga and wellness teachings.
Caring, helpful, friendly, funny and a lover of Nature, this is who she is, originally from Honduras, her first language is Spanish.
As an Experienced Yoga Teacher E-RYT® 200, Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider- YACEP® and also finishing up her 300 E-YTT at Kripalu, has equipped Dina with a special tool box to provide excellence.
With a background in Holistic & Integrative Nutrition from IIN, a live program in NYC, she also incorporates these methods with Yoga & Ayurveda teachings serving individuals, school teams, corporate and medical groups and all communities.
To further serve others through yoga, wellness and teacher training, she also trained at FireFly Yoga International to provide Trauma Informed yoga classes. She enters this specific practice with compassion and a great deal of understanding towards people and communities where adversity is or has been present.
Her training, experiences and education have also support to follow her heart. The practice of Gratitude inspires her to thank everyone and all of her surroundings all the time.
She finds the practice of yoga to be very healing, nourishing and uplifting. She has learned to create successful methods and practices on how to fulfill one's dreams, goals and desires.
she is on this journey with a wonderful group of caring teachers who serve as the Heart of Naked Feet Yoga to the community of Melrose and beyond.
Como Emprendedora Holística, mi pasión es empoderar e incluir a todos, inspirandoles con amor, la elevación humana y la conexión emocional a través de las enseñanzas del yoga y el bienestar.
Accesibles, solidarios, serviciales, amables, diversos y bilingües, esto es lo que somos. Soy originaria de Honduras, mi primer idioma es el español.
Como profesora de yoga E-RYT® 200, proveedora de educación con Yoga Alliance - YACEP® y también terminando mi 300 E-YTT en Kripalu, me ha equipado con una gran caja de herramientas para brindar excelencia.
En 2007 asistí al programa en vivo del Instituto de Nutrición Integrativa - IIN en Nueva York, un viaje muy agradable que me inspiró a llevar los increíbles beneficios del Ayurveda (un enfoque natural y holístico de la salud física y mental) a la comunidad.
Para servir más a otros a través del yoga, el bienestar y la formación, también me entrené en FireFly Yoga International para ofrecer clases de yoga para trauma. Entro en esta práctica específica con compasión y una gran comprensión hacia las personas y comunidades donde la adversidad está o ha estado presente.
Mi formación, experiencias y educación también me han preparado para seguir mi corazón, el servicio, es una forma de vida. La práctica de la Gratitud me inspira a agradecer a todos y a todo mi entorno. Encuentro que la práctica del yoga es muy curativa, nutritiva y edificante. He aprendido a crear métodos y prácticas exitosas sobre cómo cumplir los sueños, las metas y los deseos de uno.
Estoy en este viaje con un grupo maravilloso de maestras cariñosas que sirven como el corazón de Naked Feet Yoga para la comunidad de Melrose y más allá.
I love sharing the life-changing powers of yoga that I have experienced on many levels throughout my journey.
The intention of my teaching is to create a comforting, respected, yet adventurous space for beginners and devotees alike. Our sessions are designed for you to explore and celebrate your unique abilities and potential with creativity and compassion. My goal is for you to step off the mat feeling invigorated, refreshed, and restored! Together we deepen and personalize your practice through an array of yoga styles. We’ll combine energetic vinyasa with slow-flow movements that build strength and achieve balance. Dive deep into the inherently meditative calm of yin yoga poses that stimulate the energy flow of the body’s meridian and improve flexibility. Restore and rejuvenate through the restful respite of meditation. The practice of yoga has helped me tremendously in achieving a state of well-being and overall health, and I am so grateful to be able to share its transformative power to nurture body, mind, and soul with you! I am an E-RYT-500® instructor with a 300-hour advanced certification in Yin Yoga, Meditation, and Traditional Chinese Medicine with Josh Summers at the Summers School of Yoga and a 200-hour training in vinyasa flow yoga. I have also completed advanced studies in nutrition, and am a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP®) currently serving on the yoga teacher training staff at Naked Feet Yoga. My website is www.lonipaulyoga.com
Francesca Folcarelli fell in love with yoga at a time when she was feeling disconnected. Through the practice of asana she began to feel empowered and grateful for her body and this lifetime. Her pursuit of yogic knowledge brought her to the sacred valley of Peru to study ashtanga vinyasa, a Mysore practice in Italy, a Vipassana farm in Hawaii and finally to the foot of the Himalayas. Here she took a 6 month course in India at the Arya Marga Yoga Institute. The main focus of this time was based on a balancing and cleansing Hatha practice. While at this school she began teaching community classes and found that she had a passion for holding thisspace for others. Since then, she has moved back to the Boston area to be close to family and teaches preschool at a nonprofit in Cambridge. She likes to think of herself as more of a guide than an instructor, hoping students will always stay tapped into their own truth rather than forcing themselves into hers. Her classes range from slow flow, meditation, or yin to a more fiery Hatha or Vinyasa practice. As the motto of her last school states, “experience is soul,” a bit of wisdom she hopes someday she can help lead students to discover through their practice!
Ruth is a Minnesota-born yogi and lover of adventure. Although she first had a background in dance, she began practicing yoga in college to balance the stress of finishing her honors degree during difficult life circumstances. Because of these experiences she also went on to obtain certification in Mental Health First Aid, and still produces informational content on a variety of mental wellness topics. She spends her spare time traveling and has visited 16 other countries so far. She thinks travel is the best way to cultivate more appreciation for the beauty of the world and for all beings. This is one of the reasons that Ruth and her fiancé moved across the country to Malden in September 2019, and they couldn’t be happier with this journey. At her previous studio in the midwest, where she received her Yoga Alliance 200-RYT training,Ruth taught traditional vinyasa, fitness classes, hot yoga, aerial yoga, and adaptive yoga for individuals with special needs. She strives to promote self-acceptance and positive motivation in her classes, and believes that to practice yoga is to tune in to the needs of the body and mind, to connect with your soul, to recognize the light within you and share it with others.