Nirmala (Norma Berrios-Rooney) has been practicing yoga since the age of 16. For as long as she could remember, she was always interested in her purpose and the deeper meaning of life. For the past 16 years she has immersed herself in Self Study with her Guru, Manorama, director of Sanskrit Studies and Luminous Soul Method.
Nirmala holds a 200 hour certification in the Hatha/Vinyasa yoga method through Laughing Lotus School in NYC since 2004. She teaches a more traditional style of asana which focuses on alignment and breath awareness. Her classes often include, pranayama exercises and end with a 10 minute meditation.
Nirmala also runs the operations for the Falls General Store and is the Director of Falls River Yoga. Her amazing teachers assist in running the studio - providing this wonderful Seva (selfless service) so that the local community can experience the benefits of yoga.
Sarah Parker-Givens E-RYT completed Max Strom's 200 hour Way of Life Teacher Training in 2010 and has been teaching since then. In addition, she has studied vinyasa yoga extensively with Alicia Rambo-Wozniak and the anatomy of movement with Jamie Elmer.
In 2013, Sarah completed Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors, a week-long teacher training intensive at Duke Integrative Medicine. Sarah's focus is on the healing of the body, mind and spirit through breath centered movement. Emphasis is placed on deep full breathing as the key to a transformative practice.
Sarah welcomes all students, believes in teaching with kindness and respects where each body is at its present moment.
RYT since 2000 Is certified in Interdisciplinary Yoga, Acro Yoga & Thai Yoga massage. A dedicated yoga practitioner since 1994, she is steeped in the wisdom of yoga and embodies the strength and resiliency that longtime, dedicated practice fosters. Flower teaches a range of classes, retreats and works individually to inspire her clients and students to feel and live out their best.