Martha McQuaid- Owner,E-RYT 500, CMT: has been teaching yoga and practicing Thai Massage for over a decade. She has completed five certifications, earning full Certification in Anusara Yoga after mastering stringent teaching and therapeutic requirements. Though no longer affiliated with Anusara Yoga, the training she received has proven to be an invaluable resource for her practice of teaching. Martha’s classes take a skilled and elegant approach to yoga through breath and dynamic alignment that balance strength with flexibility. Her method cultivates the inherent intelligence of the body to guide students deeper into their mental as well as physical practice. As a dedicated student of Yoga, her interests have taken her as far as Thailand, where she studied the ancient art of Thai Massage. Martha is a Certified Advanced Practitioner of the Thai Yoga Method. Thai Massage blends beautifully with yoga; each modality has informed and deepened the other and is the foundation for her practice of Therapeutic Yoga. Martha is passionate about guiding students into a deeper inquiry of the human body and its ability to heal. Martha is also an Advanced Practitioner of Integrative Restoration® (iRest®) Yoga Nidra. Her teachers include Todd Norian, Martin Kirk, Jonas Westring, Richard Miller, Pichest Boonthame and Therdchai (Mac) Chumpuphong.