Our Instructors

For inquiries contact info@solshineyoga.org

Erin Poyant


Erin’s yoga journey began over fifteen years ago. Captivated by the focus, strength and sense of balance it provided, she now wants to share her passion and tutelage with the community. A lifelong student of physical motion, she began teaching yoga to family and friends who participate in high intensity workouts. Not only is she formally trained and practiced in the discipline of yoga, she can also easily relate to the array of physical rigors we all undergo each day. Erin uses that understanding and expertise to enable fellow participants to achieve their goals, master their technique, and find greater meaning in themselves. She completed her 200 hour, Yoga Medicine Teacher Training under the instruction of Tiffany Cruikshank, founder of Yoga Medicine. During this time, she received an anatomically based training and understanding of the body from eastern and western perspective.
Following a path of holistic health, Erin became a Reiki practitioner in 2013, studying under the direction of Master Shannon Foley founder of Healing Within. Erin became a Reiki Master Teacher in 2018.  Erin is currently working towards her 500 hour training with Yoga Medicine. Erin has a love for teaching and realized her passion at age 16, as a swim instructor for children of all ages. She furthered her commitment to education and instruction when earning her Bachelor’s in Education and Art from Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont, and her Master’s Degree in Education from Lesley University in Boston, Massachusetts. Erin’s teaching and mentoring skills expand beyond yoga. As a professional, she has taught and provided support to children, most of whom were in particularly distressed circumstances. Through teaching, Erin is able to share the ancient art of Yoga with people of all ages and abilities. “It is an honor to be able to teach Yoga and serve my community.”

Sarah Moniz


Sarah Moniz is a 200 Hour Yoga RYT, Certified Buti Yoga Instructor, Reiki II practitioner with a passion for health and wellness.  She is also a doTERRA Wellness Advocate and incorporates therapeutic essential oils and aromatherapy in her Classes and Reiki Sessions.   Sarah is certified in Energy Medicine with Lisa Murphy at the Fairhaven Healing Arts program.
Sarah’s services and classes also incorporate sound healing –  drums, crystal sound bowls, chimes, gong, etc.  Her classes connect breath with flow, featuring uplifting, energetic playlists.  Each class is different and will flow with the beat of her playlist. Sarah’s intention with her Yoga practice is to enjoy the body movement, be in the moment and feel gratitude for the positive energy in the room.

Justine Crowley

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Justine Crowley is a yoga instructor, Reiki Practitioner and nutrition enthusiast. Justine encourages her clients to not only enjoy their current fitness level and practice, but also motivates them to seek spiritual growth and physical transformation. Her services will have you feeling revitalized, clear, and eager to be your best self.

Justine has a passion for discovering techniques that create a sustainable mind, body and soul connection. She weaves these techniques seamlessly into her practice, with hopes that clients will feel mentally and emotionally lighter after a service.

 Kelly Medeiros


Kelly is a henna artist and Reiki I Practitioner. She fuses the tradition of henna with intuitive designs based on your energy. She uses crystals and essential oils in her henna sessions as well as her reiki sessions.

Kelly also leads meditation events where she incorporates crystal healing, reiki, sound, journaling and art!

Alexis Costa


Alexis began practicing yoga in 2015 and is a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance. She is also a certified energy medicine and sound healing practitioner. She received her RYT 200 hr certification in power vinyasa yoga February of 2017 at Fred Busch Miami Yoga. Since then, she has continued studying and practicing various styles of yoga.

Alexis is passionate in her practice and believes that yoga is a very empowering and healing tool. In her classes you can expect the core value of traditional yoga with a fun flare that strengthens the mind and body. Most importantly you will find love and support to let go, relax and become more authentically you.

Sandra Orr


Sandra Orr, E-RYT LMT MFR, is a vibrant yoga teacher and student who dives into the various flavors of asana to find a fluidity of dancing through practice. She invites students to move their bodies

in ways that cultivate a passion of inquiry and observation. She creates a fusion of a formulated class and spontaneous playful fun with a deeper understanding of the breath, body and spirit. Sandra has taught at numerous places including yoga studios, hospitals, non-profits, colleges, fitness centers and cooperations since 2012. She has diffused her teaching beyond the local studios by teaching yoga and meditation to survivors of human trafficking in Mexico City and by leading a Yoga with Horses retreat in Stowe, VT. Her classes offer modifications for all levels and have a concentrated focus on alignment for a safe and strong practice. With compassion and tenderness, she guides students to a place where they can connect to their internal landscape and begin to witness the infinite ocean of consciousness.

Marisol Rosa

marisolMarisol Rosa is a certified Holistic Health Coach and a Certified 200hour Hatha Yoga Teacher. Her specialty and focus is Gut Health and Alignment. She was diagnosed with IBD, anxiety and depression when she was only twenty years old and ever since she has been researching different probiotics, foods, and techniques that can benefit gut health and the mind. She has been a holistic health coach for three years and has offered advice on weight loss, nutrition, and fitness.

About the same time as her health journey she found Hatha Yoga. She’s been practicing yoga everyday for the last five years. The results were astounding! Hatha Yoga focuses on health. It is traditional yoga that focuses on breath, alignment, and postures that help heal, lengthen, and strengthen the body. Eating well, finding balance, probiotics, and exercise has changed her life and it is her mission and passion in life to impart what she has learned to as many people as she can. Especially the people that feel lost and feel like their bodies have given up on them!

Nicole Winning


Nicole Winning has been a certified 200RYT since 2010 and has since received continuing education credits in Laughing Yoga and Trauma Sensitive Yoga. After living in and teaching at resorts, ashrams and studios in the USA and abroad for several years she then decided to complete a Masters in Eastern Philosophy.
During this time she completed all the advanced practices of Transcendental Meditation, learned to read and write in Sanskrit and wrote her dissertation on the mind body connection as conveyed in Vedant literature and how it can aide in the healing of modern day maladies.
Currently she is working on a two year program through UCLA to become a certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher and is working on her MFA at UMassD with a focus on avant-guard performance art.


Monica Young


Monica is a certified 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga Instructor. She began teaching in 2012, and has known ever since that this would be a lifelong passion. A New Bedford native, Monica moved to Boulder, Colorado, in 2013 where she taught Vinyasa Yoga for five years.
Monica believes that everyone should be able to practice in a judgment-free space where you can unwind, breathe, and feel at home on your mat. She likes to invite fun and creative sequences to her classes along with playlists that get you out of your head and into your breath.
Alongside her yoga practice, Monica is a meditation practitioner and likes to incorporate meditation techniques throughout her classes, especially during challenging asanas, and of course, savasana!

Stephanie Lawrence


Stephanie’s continuing education includes attending community events with Yoga Journal from 2010-2014. The workshops include David Life and Sharon Gannon of Jivamutki Yoga with DJ Yogi, Cyndi Lee of OM yoga, both in NY City, and Tara Prinster of Yoga4Cancer in Boston MA.
Stephanie became certified in teaching children’s yoga with Marsha Metzer of Color Me Yoga in 2006 and then volunteered throughout the Fairhaven public schools in the pre-kindergarten program for 4 years with her own daughter and son, and volunteered with a Yoga/meditation offering with the after school program for 10 years.
After practicing with like minded yogis at Northeast Maritime institute in Fairhaven and in her own home Yoga studio with neighbors for a sunrise session for over two years, Stephanie then took the opportunity to study with Juliette Loranger and her first certified 200 hr RYT accredited course in New Bedford MA.


For inquiries contact info@solshineyoga.org.

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