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OUR TEACHERS

Our teachers are skilled to teach various styles of yoga & fitness. They continue to train and may have ongoing assistantships with senior teachers to keep expanding their knowledge and understanding of their craft. More importantly, all of our teachers share two common traits – they teach dynamic personalized classes and are dedicated to the community at Studio U.
Katie Flanagan - Executive Director, Studio U
Amanda Howley
Amanda Howley Barre
Amanda finds barre to be an amazing complement to several other types of exercise, and one of the best forms of strength training out there for women!
Angela O
Angela O'Reilly Yoga/ Yoga Sculpt
Through Angela's desire to help others she is dedicated to motivate, inspire and challenge you to work to your capacity.
Chia Chia Hu
Chia Chia Hu Yoga
Chia is known for her enthusiasm, warmth, playful sequencing and dinner parties. She has a strong passion for mindful fitness, movement and of course all things delicious.
Debbie Lay
Debbie Lay Customer Relations Specialist
Debbie is an avid runner and loves to attend the classes at SU to help with her training! She is our customer expert at our Boston location for our Saturday morning and Sunday evening classes.
Erica Thorp
Erica Thorp Yoga
Following her life as a professional dancer, Erica saw yoga as a way to keep her body flexible and strong.
Erika Valadares
Erika Valadares Cardio Strength
Erika's fitness journey started when she was over weight and needed to make a life change. She quickly realized her love for teaching fitness and now enjoys helping others get fit!
Erin Marcotte
Erin Marcotte Pilates/ Yoga
Erin’s Pilates Mat class will connect you to your capacity for growth and transformation. No matter how challenging the exercises, Erin will help you connect to your intrinsic strength foundation.
Jacklyn Raboin
Jacklyn Raboin Barre
Jackie is a Barre Above certified instructor whose classes will leave energized and ready to take on the world!
Jessica Jarmakani
Jessica Jarmakani Zumba
Originally from Honduras, Jessica has an insatiable passion for music and dance across all cultures that she loves to blend into her Zumba routine.
Katie Flanagan
Katie Flanagan Studio Director/ Yoga/ Yoga Sculpt
Katie works to find a balance between strengthening and stretching for her students in all her classes!
Lauren Farenga
Lauren Farenga Yoga
Lauren loves sharing yoga with others, and her progressive style of teaching makes each class fun, unique and accessible to all! Do yoga. Be happy.
Matt Scinto
Matt Scinto Sales & Marketing
Matt recently graduated from BU with his PHD in Orchestral Conducting. He helps SU from his home on the Cape while also working as the Founder and Conductor at Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra and Assistant Conductor at Boston Civic Symphony.
Rachel Primé
Rachel Primé Barre
Rachel has a background in ballet, tap, jazz, and modern styles of dance. Join her at the barre to tone, sculpt, and strengthen your muscles!
Rachel Smoller
Rachel Smoller Yoga
Rachel received her 200-Hour certification in 2012 with Prana Power Yoga. She strives to offer her students a class that will challenge them physically while also nurturing them emotionally and spiritually.
Robyn Parets
Robyn Parets Yoga
Robyn loves to teach yoga and believes all abilities can benefit from this ancient practice.
Siobhan Reardon
Siobhan Reardon Barre/ Pilates Fusion
Siobhan first discovered Pilates in high school after being diagnosed with Kyphosis, and since then has found a love for Barre and it's high energy workout!
Sophie Noll
Sophie Noll Customer Relations

Sophie is originally from Nantucket, MA. She has lived in Boston for two years now and is a Sophomore at Boston University studying Public Relations. She also loves Studio U's Barre classes!