Greg Belcher, Owner/Operator/Co-founder – Licensed Massage Therapist, RYT 200, Polarity Therapist, Reiki Master Teacher – One of Cardinal’s co-founders, came to yoga unexpectedly, and never looked back. Greg was seeking a practice that would increase his agility and flexibility as he trained for his 1st Degree Black Belt. By incorporating yoga, massage and energy work into his training he is currently a 3rd Degree Black Belt with 5+ years experience teaching Tae Kwon Do. Since earning his 200 hr teacher certification through Sacred Space Yoga School in May 2014 Greg continues his journey by currently working towards an additional 300 hr certification. Along his continuing journey he has also become a Reiki Master Teacher in addition to working with other energy modalities and most recently graduating from Spa-Tech’s 770 hr Hollistic Massage Therapy Program. Greg incorporates all of his skills and training together to help yogis of all ages & abilities build a strong practice that will unify body, mind, and spirit.
Paula Parker – earned a teacher certification through Finding Inner Peace in October of 2005. Paula studied energy healing and earned Reiki Master level in May, 2007. Paula also hold a separate certification in Children’s Yoga, Yoga for Seniors and Meridian Yoga. Paula continues to teach a variety of classes each week with many different students, helping them bring peace and good health to their lives.
Angela O’Sullivan - RYT 200, OMBirth Pre-Natal Certified, Kids Cardio Yoga Certified, Yin Certified, Laughter Yoga Certified, Reiki I – Angela’s yoga journey truly started when she became pregnant with her first child in 2003. While practicing Prenatal Yoga throughout her pregnancy, she was able to connect and embrace even more to her ever changing body and baby, and simply feel good by safely and mindfully moving. The spark was lit, and she knew she wanted to share yoga with the world. She has a passion for helping people, encouraging their light to shine brighter, and feel nourished and whole physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. She says that her life has shifted in a more positive rewarding way through practicing yoga and mindful awareness and hopes to share that with others. She believes we can always use a little more fun, and peacefulness in our day.
Alyssa Cristadoro – Alyssa’s yoga journey began when she was 15, simply looking for a way to move her body and workout. Entering the hot yoga world, she eventually switched into the more spiritual and holistic side of yoga; focusing on truly living the yoga both on and off the mat. She received her 200 hour certification from The Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in July of 2017. Spending the month living at Kripalu changed her life and opened her eyes up to the healing power of yoga. She began teaching Kripalu and Vinyasa yoga at Stonehill College a few months later, and also held a substitute teaching role at Revelation Yoga in Norton, MA. She has recently completed an introductory to Sanskrit course and hopes to continue her education within the yoga world. This practice has guided her through many challenges throughout life, always helping her connect to her innermost self. Through teaching, she hopes to share the light that this practice has continuously brought into her life, help others release judgments against the self, and practice loving awareness.
Cardinal Yoga and Bodywork Co-Founders
Barbara Cornell – Barbara came to her yoga practice by chance over fifteen years ago. She bought a yoga tape out of curiosity and tried it at home. After the first 20 minute beginner session, she was winded and dizzy. After a week, she was more relaxed. After a month, she was hooked. Certified in Transformational Yoga, Thai Massage, and Level II Reiki, Barbara’s focus is human anatomy and finding ways for everyone to practice yoga safely.
Tara McCarthy – Tara has been practicing yoga since 2002 and received her certification in 2009 through Finding Inner Peace Yoga School. She also has a certification in childrens yoga where she started her own classes “Lil Buddhas- Yoga Just for Kids. Having the experience with kids yoga it has allowed Tara to bring a little “playfulness” into her adult classes. Tara is also a Licensed Massage Therapist as well as a Reiki Master Teacher for humans and animals. Come to one of her classes and you will feel the love!! . “ I really love doing energy work whether is it massage or Reiki. Knowing that I can communicate with a client through touch is truly a gift I have been given. Touch is a sense that humans cannot live without.”