About Janine Grillo Marra, Founder & Owner
Yoga, Shake Your Soul®, Meditation and Specialty Classes/Events
As a licensed physical therapist (B.S. McGill University, 1983), Reiki practitioner, Shake Your Soul® dance teacher, certified fitness trainer and long time meditator, Janine augments her classes with aspects of therapy, fitness, healing, and mindfulness for a truly integrated experience.
Janine began her own yoga practice in 1992. Since then, she participated in a yoga teacher training program led by Sarah Powers, well known yoga and meditation teacher, in California (in 2000) and regularly enhances her practice with workshops, extended retreats and inner work. Janine teaches both a yin and yang style of yoga, as well as meditation.
In 2009 Janine met Daniel Leven, founder of Shake Your Soul® and the Leven Institute, and immediately knew that she wanted to offer another type of movement class focused on creativity, fun and great music. Shake Your Soul® classes were the perfect fit.
Since the early 2000s, other influential teachers have been those of the Tibetan Buddhist lineage - Lama Willa Miller, Lama John Makransky, Brendan Kennedy, Anam Thubten Rinpoche, Lama Surya Das, Charles Genoud, and Pema Chodron - and Buddhist psychologists Jennifer and John Welwood, Tara Brach, and Jack Kornfield.
Janine is a core meditation and yoga teacher with Natural Dharma Fellowship and often assists Lama Willa Miller and other teachers at retreats by leading yoga and movement practices.
Janine is committed to the path of healing and transformation in her own life and helps others through her classes, workshops, retreats, Reiki and private sessions. She also volunteers teaching meditation classes at the Suffolk County House of Corrections.
About Kathleen Anderson, Teacher
Yoga, Pilates, and Gyrokinesis® Classes
Kathleen R. Anderson holds a Masters in Dance Movement Therapy, as well as, a B.A. in Dance. She was certified to teach yoga by the Kripalu Yoga Ashram in Lenox, MA in 1986 and also took Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training courses in 1996-1998 with Patricia Walden.
She has studied Pilates since 1999. In 2017 she received her certification from Stott Pilates in Toronto, CA in both Mat and Reformer disciplines.
Kathleen also maintains her certification in both Gyrokinesis® and Gyrotonic® Methods through Juliu Horvath, former ballet dancer and the founder/creator of this work who resides in Meunsterthal Im Breisgau, Germany. She received Level One Certification in 2004 and Level Two in 2008.
About Marcia Hulley, Teacher
Shake Your Soul® Dance Classes
Marcia Hulley has been studying dance since she was 7 years old. And that was quite a while ago! She has also studied dance therapy at Lesley University.
She first fell in love with Shake Your Soul® at the Kripalu Center in 2000 when it was called DansKinetics®.
Marcia studied with Dan Leven, Founder of Danskinetics/Shake Your Soul®. She received Level One and Level Two Certification in 2012. She took her Level Three training in 2014.
She decided to teach Shake Your Soul® because it brings the joy of moving to people of all levels of experience. There’s no other movement class quite like it in Boston!
Marcia brings a high level of energy and enthusiasm to all of her classes! She creates a safe, welcoming space for her students to explore in. In her classes, folks play, get creative, and have fun!
She has taught at Healthworks Community Fitness, Women Thriving in Brookline, Akasha Yoga studio, Brookline Recreation and has been teaching at Brookline Adult & Community Education since 2014.