• Moderate Yoga

    A moderate approach to stretching and strengthening with the breath. This class offers a combination of supine, seated and standing postures with options for all levels.
    • Alena Bartoli

      Alena Bartoli

      ‘the consistent practice of yoga allows students to achieve greater health and wellness on all levels of being’

       

      Alena completed her RYT 500 training in 2017 and is currently enrolled in the 1000 hour teacher training program at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.  She sees yoga as a practice with incredible depth and diversity.  As a teacher, Alena’s aim is to empower her students with the techniques and practices of yoga that allow them to cultivate their own unique approaches to health and wellness.

      Alena comes from a long line of athletes and teachers.  Her great-grandmother coached gymnastics at the Olympic level and both her grandmother and father were competitive skiers in Czechoslovakia and Italy, respectively.

      In 2013, after nearly 15 years in international education and travel, Alena settled on yoga as her professional path, completing her 200 hour teacher training at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in West Stockbridge.   Alena has led public & private classes, workshops and retreats in Jordan, Mexico, Egypt and the United States.

      Prior to the pandemic, Alena was a practice teach mentor and regular faculty assistant for 200 hour yoga teacher trainings at Kripalu.

      Alena is happy to be back in western Mass, where she was raised, and to offer both public and private yoga instruction to NAC members.

      For a full list of Alena’s experience, visit: https://www.alenabartoli.com/professional-experience

      Areas of Expertise

      Hatha, Vinyasa, Power, Yin and Restorative Yoga,

      Posture Clinics,

      Sequencing Postures for Flexibility & Strength

      Trauma-informed instruction

      Breathwork Clinics & Guided Practice

      Meditation Clinics & Guided Practice

      Yoga Nidra,

      Relaxation Techniques,

      Yoga Lifestyle Mentoring

      Education/Certifications

      Pending, 1000 hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training

       

      300 hour Sacred Activation Yoga Teacher Training

      200 hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training

      MA, Uppsala University, Sweden

      BA, Yale University, CT, USA

      For a full list of Alena’s training and education, please visit: https://www.alenabartoli.com/training-education

      Testimonials

      Thanks Alena for yesterday’s great session! The breathwork was so relaxing, and I felt chilled for the rest of the evening. I’ll definitely use the breathing techniques you taught us. Thanks.

      Paul Fean, Workshop Participant, 2018

      I was fortunate enough to attend a drop in yoga class with Alena last month … and I won’t forget it. The class was well paced, helped me stretch tight muscles from surfing and work on some different areas of strength too … I left feeling fantastic. I’d go again in a heartbeat.

      Luc Bibeau, Yoga Student, 2018

      Highly Recommend Yoga with Alena …

      Paraiso Yoga classes are the real deal … and {one of] their instructor[s], Alena- is exceptional. My daughter and I took her Vinyasa class and her Yoga Nidra class. We liked her style so much- her soothing voice- her specific instruction- her authentic understanding that each person’s abilities are different and she differentiates her instruction to suit each individual. We enjoyed her style so much we then did several private classes with her … I can still hear her say: Right now- there is nowhere you need to be… I will take that with me into this New Year.

       

      Catherine Head, Yoga Student, 2017

      For more testimonials, please visit: https://www.alenabartoli.com/copy-of-testimonials

      Other Interests

      Alena lives in Northampton with her son, Gabriel.

      She enjoys travel, cooking (and eating!), music, dance, anything outdoors and in or on water and fun times with friends and family.

      She is a student of womb yoga and kundalini tantra.

      Alena is also a shamanic practitioner and has a private practice where she assists clients to dive deep into themselves for answers and change.

      Contact Alena:

      T: 413-588-4168

      E: [email protected]

      IG: alenabartoli

  • Vinyasa Yoga

    • Emily Graves

      Emily Graves

      Emily started practicing yoga from a young age to foster a sense of relaxation, stillness, and stress relief. Since then, yoga has been a constant in her life, always serving as a way to reconnect with herself. After suffering through a difficult period with her mental health, Emily decided to pursue alignment with her passion for connecting with people, the natural world, and inspiring positive change.

      Emily became a RYT 200 through Yoga Hive Colorado in 2021. She is honored to offer the opportunity to her students to live in the present moment and to connect with their mind, body, and breath.

  • Classic Pilates

    **This class is offered onsite and online via Zoom. To receive a link to join the class please e-mail [email protected] and indicate which class you would like to sign up for.** Please call 413-585-8500 ext. 6 with questions.
    • Rosalie Peri

      Rosalie Peri

      "To develop a realistic fitness plan takes planning, increasing your awareness and knowledge as to what your personal health and fitness goals are. With 25 years of experience in the Health and Fitness Industry, I can help you attain your goals."

      Rosalie is an RN, Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor with 20 + years of experience. She is a Registered 200 hour Yoga teacher, Certified in Personal Training by NSCA, Certified in Pilates Matwork, P90X and PiYo. Rosalie has worked at NAC for 22 years and has helped develop our extensive group fitness programming.

      Rosalie is also adjunct faculty at Smith College and teaches both credit and non-credit courses for Exercise and Sport Studies and Athletic Departments at Smith College.

       



      Certifications



      • RN
      • NCSA-CPT

      • P90X Certified
      • PiYo Certified
      • Pilates Matwork Certified
      •  




      Other Interests



      • Rosalie is also a Beachbody Coach, Mother of 3, has two Grandchildren, two cats, and is an avid gardener.





      Contact Rosalie




  • Hatha Yoga

    In this Hatha Yoga technique postures and movement increase health, vitality, strength and flexibility. Body, mind and spirit are integrated through meditation, breathing techniques and physical practice.   **This class is offered in person and online via Zoom for NAC members. To receive a link to join the class online please e-mail [email protected] and indicate which class you would like to sign up for.** Please call 413-585-8500 ext. 6 with questions.
    • Ellie Cook

      Ellie Cook

      "Stretch, strengthen, inspire: yoga for your life—a practice that fits you, not the other way around"

      “Yoga for Your Life means the practice fits you, not the other way around. I’m Anusara trained, having achieved a certificate as an teacher in 2011, and though I am no longer affiliated with the school, I love the method. That training means that my classes will always have a theme, perhaps drawn from my own life, sometimes events around us, seasons, holidays, Indian festivals, ancient texts and stories—infinite possibilities, and always linked to whatever we’re working on in class that day. Classes will also always focus intensively on very particular physical alignment principles as a way to get closer to the soul.

      I began practicing yoga in 1976 and have studied with several great teachers, foremost with Lynn Kingston, a brilliant teacher who showed me a path to originality. I taught with her at her studio in Haydenville for two years.

      I retired after 24 years as an editor and writer for the Daily Hampshire Gazette. I write a blog, Walking the Beat, for the Gazette website and occasionally tweet @elliecookwalks.

      Lately I derive inspiration from many sources, including (besides my husband and family) the wisdom of University of Rochester professor Douglas Brooks and the great texts of the yoga tradition. At the tender age of 68, I feel that I am just scratching the surface.”



      Education/Certification


      • Received Anusara-Inspired™ yoga teacher credential in 2011

      • Registered RYT200 with Yoga Alliance  
      • Certified as a Reebok Flexible Strength instructor and as a Pilates Mat instructor; long ago was AFAA certified in all branches of aerobics. 
      • Taught aerobic fitness classes, including step, at NAC for more than 10 years, before deciding that yoga was my calling.  
      • BA, Radcliffe College/Harvard University



      Other Interests



      • I love to hike in Glacier National Park and other beautiful places. Music is a great joy—eclectic tastes include jazz, opera, rock, soul, old-timey. If it’s good, I like it.
      • In the ’80s, I paid my dues as a server (then called a waitress) at Miss Florence Diner.



  • Barre

    Improve balance, build strength, flexibility and stability with this ballet-inspired class.
    • Heather Paul

      Heather Paul

      "I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength."
      Phil 4:13

      Heather is an ACE certified group fitness instructor and personal trainer with over 20 years experience in the exercise industry. She graduated from UMASS Amherst in 1996 with a BFA in Dance, moved to NYC and attended the Alvin Ailey Summer Dance intensive. Heather then became more involved in teaching fitness classes and personal training in order to make a living.  After a brief move out to Boston, teaching and training out there, she found her roots back here in the Pioneer Valley. She has been at NAC since 2000.

      Heather’s passion is fitness and moving the body. She enjoys working with people, making them feel good about themselves and helping them to realize that exercise can be fun! Her goal for each of her classes is to put a smile on every participants face, and to have them leave wanting more.

      Heather enjoys being outside. She loves cycling–especially hills! Highlights from this past year include: the Berkshire/Highlands Pentathalon, the Great Hyannis Half Marathon, and the Mount Washington Auto Road Hillclimb– where she won her age group! Heather believes in setting goals for herself to keep her motivated and to give her something to work toward.

      When Heather is not teaching or training, she keeps busy with her 4 children, Luke, Ava, Cody and Joey. She bakes every Sunday night, enjoys her dark chocolate just about every day, and can often be found at the Woodstar or Bueno y Sano.

       


      Education/Certifications



      • BFA Dance UMASS Amherst
      • ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor
      • ACE certified Personal Trainer



      Other Interests



      • Favorite color is pink– I wear it almost every day!





      Contact Heather




       

  • Gentle Yoga

    Gentle Yoga with deep relaxation- This class offers an all levels approach to gentle stretching and strengthening with breath and closes with a guided period of deep rest.
  • Strength *Zoom Only*

    **This class is only offered online via Zoom for NAC members. To receive a link to join the class please e-mail [email protected] and indicate which class you would like to sign up for.** Please call 413-585-8500 ext. 6 with questions.
    • Rosalie Peri

      Rosalie Peri

      "To develop a realistic fitness plan takes planning, increasing your awareness and knowledge as to what your personal health and fitness goals are. With 25 years of experience in the Health and Fitness Industry, I can help you attain your goals."

      Rosalie is an RN, Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor with 20 + years of experience. She is a Registered 200 hour Yoga teacher, Certified in Personal Training by NSCA, Certified in Pilates Matwork, P90X and PiYo. Rosalie has worked at NAC for 22 years and has helped develop our extensive group fitness programming.

      Rosalie is also adjunct faculty at Smith College and teaches both credit and non-credit courses for Exercise and Sport Studies and Athletic Departments at Smith College.

       



      Certifications



      • RN
      • NCSA-CPT

      • P90X Certified
      • PiYo Certified
      • Pilates Matwork Certified
      •  




      Other Interests



      • Rosalie is also a Beachbody Coach, Mother of 3, has two Grandchildren, two cats, and is an avid gardener.





      Contact Rosalie




  • Cycle

    High-intensity indoor cycling

    High-intensity exercise using a stationary bicycle in our private cycling studio.  Climbs and sprints make each ride unpredictable, challenging and fun!

    **When the weather persists we will be cycling outside! Otherwise class is held in the basketball court to offer maximum physical distancing.

    • Marcia Post

      Marcia Post

  • Flexible Strength

    Movements and exercises designed to increase overall strength and flexibility
    • Flexible Strength integrates yoga-style movements with core-stabilization exercises and traditional strength moves designed to increase overall strength and flexibility.
    • **This class is offered onsite and online via Zoom for NAC members. To receive a link to join the class please e-mail [email protected] and indicate which class you would like to sign up for.** Please call 413-585-8500 ext. 6 with questions.
    • Heather Paul

      Heather Paul

      "I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength."
      Phil 4:13

      Heather is an ACE certified group fitness instructor and personal trainer with over 20 years experience in the exercise industry. She graduated from UMASS Amherst in 1996 with a BFA in Dance, moved to NYC and attended the Alvin Ailey Summer Dance intensive. Heather then became more involved in teaching fitness classes and personal training in order to make a living.  After a brief move out to Boston, teaching and training out there, she found her roots back here in the Pioneer Valley. She has been at NAC since 2000.

      Heather’s passion is fitness and moving the body. She enjoys working with people, making them feel good about themselves and helping them to realize that exercise can be fun! Her goal for each of her classes is to put a smile on every participants face, and to have them leave wanting more.

      Heather enjoys being outside. She loves cycling–especially hills! Highlights from this past year include: the Berkshire/Highlands Pentathalon, the Great Hyannis Half Marathon, and the Mount Washington Auto Road Hillclimb– where she won her age group! Heather believes in setting goals for herself to keep her motivated and to give her something to work toward.

      When Heather is not teaching or training, she keeps busy with her 4 children, Luke, Ava, Cody and Joey. She bakes every Sunday night, enjoys her dark chocolate just about every day, and can often be found at the Woodstar or Bueno y Sano.

       


      Education/Certifications



      • BFA Dance UMASS Amherst
      • ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor
      • ACE certified Personal Trainer



      Other Interests



      • Favorite color is pink– I wear it almost every day!





      Contact Heather




       

  • HIIT & Sculpt

    High Intensity Interval Training

    HIIT & Sculpt is a total body, heart pumping, aerobic and strength conditioning workout.  This interval-based class combines full-body strength training with high intensity cardio bursts designed to tone your body & improve your endurance.

    **This class is offered onsite and online via Zoom for NAC members. To receive a link to join the class please e-mail [email protected] and indicate which class you would like to sign up for.** Please call 413-585-8500 ext. 6 with questions.

     
    • Mary Mason

      Mary Mason

  • Step

    Cardiovascular workout using the height-adjustable platform

    Step uses the height-adjustable platform for just the right challenge.  Get a great cardiovascular workout with motivating music and creative combinations!

    **This class is offered onsite and online via Zoom for NAC members. To receive a link to join the class please e-mail [email protected] and indicate which class you would like to sign up for.** Please call 413-585-8500 ext. 6 with questions.

    • Beth Rossi

      Beth Rossi

      "Life's too short to sweat the little stuff. Don't get mad, just get going!"

      Beth is a native of Northampton. She graduated from Northampton High school in 1976 and UMASS Amherst in 1981. She works for her family business in Hatfield.

      “I have been working at NAC since dinosaurs walked the earth. I have also been employed as a Mom since 2001. I have two daughters who assure me I’m due for a raise soon! I love to walk and hike and mow my lawn, but being a group fitness instructor at NAC is one of the most fun, gratifying jobs I know!”



      Training



      • AFAA Certified in Group Fitness for over 25 years

      • AFAA Certified Pilates Instructor



      Other Interests



      • Beth enjoys lakes and sunshine in the summer and a good fireplace in winter.





      Contact Beth




       

  • Total Body Sculpt

    Trains, tones and tightens your entire body

    A comprehensive total body workout to train, tone, and tighten your entire body while improving muscular strength and endurance. Various types of equipment such as weights, body bars and bosu balance trainers may be used throughout class.

    **This class is offered onsite and online via Zoom for NAC members. To receive a link to join the class please e-mail [email protected] and indicate which class you would like to sign up for.** Please call 413-585-8500 ext. 6 with questions.

     
    • Heather Paul

      Heather Paul

      "I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength."
      Phil 4:13

      Heather is an ACE certified group fitness instructor and personal trainer with over 20 years experience in the exercise industry. She graduated from UMASS Amherst in 1996 with a BFA in Dance, moved to NYC and attended the Alvin Ailey Summer Dance intensive. Heather then became more involved in teaching fitness classes and personal training in order to make a living.  After a brief move out to Boston, teaching and training out there, she found her roots back here in the Pioneer Valley. She has been at NAC since 2000.

      Heather’s passion is fitness and moving the body. She enjoys working with people, making them feel good about themselves and helping them to realize that exercise can be fun! Her goal for each of her classes is to put a smile on every participants face, and to have them leave wanting more.

      Heather enjoys being outside. She loves cycling–especially hills! Highlights from this past year include: the Berkshire/Highlands Pentathalon, the Great Hyannis Half Marathon, and the Mount Washington Auto Road Hillclimb– where she won her age group! Heather believes in setting goals for herself to keep her motivated and to give her something to work toward.

      When Heather is not teaching or training, she keeps busy with her 4 children, Luke, Ava, Cody and Joey. She bakes every Sunday night, enjoys her dark chocolate just about every day, and can often be found at the Woodstar or Bueno y Sano.

       


      Education/Certifications



      • BFA Dance UMASS Amherst
      • ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor
      • ACE certified Personal Trainer



      Other Interests



      • Favorite color is pink– I wear it almost every day!





      Contact Heather




       

    • Deb Oakley

      Deb Oakley

    • Andrea Zawacki

      Andrea Zawacki

      Make it count!

      In 1990, while a student at UMass, Andrea began teaching aerobics.  Four years later, in 1994, after completing Rosalie Peri’s Fitness Instructor Training program, she became an AFAA certified group fitness instructor and began teaching classes at Northampton Athletic Club.

       



      Training/Certifications



      • AFAA group fitness certified since 1994

      • TRX certified





      Contact Andrea




  • Boot Camp

    Resistance Training

    You know the drill...anything goes in Boot Camp! Reap the benefits of this ultimate calorie-burning workout through challenging combinations of cardiovascular drills and resistance training. This high energy workout will increase aerobic and anaerobic capacity!

    **This class is only offered onsite; no Zoom access. Boot Camp is held in the basketball court to offer maximum social distancing.

    • Adrian Burgos

      Adrian Burgos

      "I believe that exercise should be fun and that every workout should include something new and different. I participate in many different sports, so my classes and personal training workouts include exercises from a variety of sports. You'll never get bored with my personal training workouts or classes."

      I’ve been a personal trainer in the Valley for thirteen years. I also worked at Canyon Ranch as a fitness instructor. I presently teach TRX, P90X, and bootcamp classes at the NAC. I also train clients with free weights, body weight training, TRX, boxing, kick boxing, kettlebells, bosu, stability ball, and speed and agility drills. My specialty is boxing as well as weight loss, toning, and helping clients to achieve overall muscularity.

       

      Education

      BA Westfield State University
      National Academy of Sports Medicine Person Trainer

      TRX Group Instructor

      P90x Personal Trainer

      NAGA New England Grappling Championship 2003 – 2nd

      New England Judo Championship 2013 – 1st

       

      Other Interests

      Mountain biking, Skim boarding, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Boxing, Kick boxing, MMA, Cross Country Skiing

      I have also taught several clients to stand on the stability ball.

       

      Contact Adrian

      E-mail: [email protected]
      Phone: 413-320-7354