Frances has been a student of yoga for over 10 years and began teaching in the summer of 2012 on Nantucket. After completing her 200 hr teacher training in Nicaragua through the SchoolYoga Institute, Frances returned back to the states to share the practice with the community. She continued training through SYI in summer of 2015 in Peru and earned 300 more hours, focusing on Ayurveda and Shamanism. Her practice is strong mindful; she leads each sequence from her heart, intuition, and experience. She teaches a Vinyasa-flow inspired practice, linking breath with movement. Incorporating pranayama, or breathing techniques, and mindfulness into the practice, students begin to cultivate a deeper connection to the mind, body, and spirit. As a teacher, Frances believes in the healing powers of yoga and hopes to create more open hearts, calmer minds, and healthy bodies. Her main message is to show up and do your best; practice compassion and loving kindness to yourself and all beings; and have fun!