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Our Instructors

We love yoga and want to share its gifts.

Emily Harvey-Dooley


Emily Harvey Dooley is the founder of True Center Yoga. She received her YTT200 and YTT500 from Honest Yoga in Burlington Vermont. She began her journey of wellness and balance first though her work as an Integrative Bodywork Massage Therapist. She has offered bodywork and massage for almost 20 years and continues to be passionate about this work. She began teaching yoga in 2015 and loves to share this life changing practice with the community. 


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Sylvie Desautels


As a long time massage therapist Sylvie gained deep knowledge of the workings of the body/mind and has been teaching yoga for 30 years. With teacher certifications in Kripalu Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Body Systems Integration, Anusara yoga, and Partner’s Yoga she brings a depth and a well-rounded approach to her teaching. Thread through Sylvie’s class is Non Dual Saiva Tantra philosophy, a heart oriented focus that is uplifting and helps us befriend all aspects of ourselves and celebrate individual creativity.

Sylvie is an alignment junky, leading students to explore habitual patterns of posture and movement in order to establish improved habits, freedom and efficiency in their yoga poses and daily life. Humor, safety, compassion and a spiritual context are thread through Sylvie’s classes.

“I practice, study, and offer yoga to others because it has been an anchor in my life since the mid-nineteen-eighties. Like a best friend, yoga continues to help me make sense of my life experiences and has helped me befriend, heal, and transform aspects of myself and a past that were fragmented. Won’t you join me in this playful exploration?” 


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Deonne Myrick

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Hello my name is Deonne Myrick and I am a runner, passionate telemark skier, wife and mother of four children. Yoga brings joy to my life through regular asana practice but more importantly it gives me the opportunity to be more present in my daily life.

I took my first yoga class to fulfill a PE credit as a student at UVM 25 years ago and I have been practicing yoga ever since. Yoga has sustained me through four pregnancies, the demands of motherhood, and the recovery of knee reconstuction. It has helped me to learn to listen to my body and mind and find balance amidst the chaos of life.

I am a graduate of UVM Yoga School under John McConnell. I am registered and insured through Yoga Alliance. I teach an alignment based Vinyasa Yoga that focuses on using your breath with movement. My goal is to help my students find joy in their practice and connect to their inner goodness. My classes will help stretch, strengthen and rejuvenate both body and mind. I work hard to make my classes accessible to all levels of students by offering modifications and options to meet my students where they are at. Teaching yoga and seeing my students smiles brings so much joy to my life!


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Miss Amanda Anderson

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After teaching vinyasa yoga for over 10 years, Miss Amanda now uses the tools of Kundalini Yoga, the Yoga of Awareness, to go deeper in her practice and teaching. Her classes focus on developing present-moment awareness during and after dynamic movements and holding poses; connecting to our fundamental goodness and strength; and group chanting as a means of understanding our interconnectedness.

Miss Amanda was certified to teach Vinyasa Flow Yoga in 2008 at an immersion training in Italy, and certified to teach Kundalini Yoga in 2017 in Sedona, AZ. Her passion is sharing the philosophy of yoga, and has studied numerous types of yoga and meditation during her three trips to Mother India. She also practices Thai Yoga Massage to help her clients free up energy and enjoy greater range of motion. As well, Miss Amanda leads CBD & Yoga workshops, Yoga Hikes, and Yoga Retreats throughout the Upper Valley. She looks forward to meeting you on the mat!


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Leanne Hoppe

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In 2011, a friend invited Leanne to her first yoga class. She found the practice cleansing and couldn’t wait for more. From there, she explored various styles of practice, ranging from Yin to Ashtanga. After years of practice and exploration, in March 2021 she graduated from the YOUARELOVE Yoga School RYS 200-hr Kalinanda Yoga Teacher Training program, led by the school’s founder, Heather Anderson Boll. Her enthusiastic teaching style combines energetic movement with thoughtful meditation and connection to the ancient roots of yoga as she prioritizes serving students through supportive hands-on assists and encouraging cues for all bodies.

Samantha Augustus

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Samantha Augustus took her first yoga class at University of Maine at Farmington over 30 years ago. She completed her 200 hour and 300 hour yoga teacher trainings with Myriad Yoga in Brownsville, VT. She has taken trainings in trauma informed yoga and yin yoga.

In The Heart of Springfield, Where We Began

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