Andrea DeVeau’s (200hr E-RYT) first love of movement was through dance . At Creative Dance Center in Tiverton she danced and taught for over 20 years. She went on to Dance professionally at Walt Disney World, with Attitude Dance Company, and the band Dynasty Electrik.
Andrea fused her love of movement, fascination with anatomy, and caring nature together as a licensed massage therapist. She received her 950 hour certification training with the Salter School.
Andrea has loved practicing yoga & meditation for over 15 years. In 2013 she decided to share this love with others receiving her 200hr yoga teacher certification in Hatha Yoga from Yoga Loft Tampa in Florida. A year later Andrea began learning and transforming through Energy Medicine and Sound Healing at Fairhaven Healing Art Center with the guidance of Lisa Ishwar Murphy. She is now a Certified Energy Medicine and Synergy of Sound Healing Practitioner while continuing to learn and grow at FHA. Andrea is also Reiki 2 attunded and Ordained.
Andrea loves teaching yoga movement and meditation supported by sound using live instruments, (singing bowls, drums, gongs, ting-shaws, flutes, and chimes), a well crafted playlist, or the nature sounds of the outdoors. She has led Sva Ha Yoga & Synergy of Sound Healing Meditation practices for countless people of all ages and levels over the past five years. Including many local studios, assisted living establishments, Adult Boys & Girls club program, Meditation Club at Nichols College, Bristol Community College, Friends Academy, New Bedford Teachers, Cararabiner’s Climbing & Fitness Kids Summer Camp and Fitness Director, The Brigde, and numerous summer outdoor yoga programs. She has helped to facilitate Yoga & Sound Healing retreats in Costa Rica, the Azores, and at the Buddhist Thai Temple in Raynham, Massachusetts.
Neil Cabral is a 200 HR. E-RYT with Yoga Alliance and a graduate of Power Yoga of Cape Cod. He completed his 200-hour training with Instructor Jill Abraham, based on the Baron Baptiste Method of Power Yoga. Neil has and continues to train with Sound Healer Lisa Ishwari Murphy of Fairhaven Healing Arts. Earing certifications in the Beginner Energy Medicine as well as the Advanced Energy Medicine. Neil has worked on projects creating and developing Power and Grace with Andrea DeVeau blending Yoga, Kirtan, and Sound Energy Medicine, as well as putting together yoga retreats like Nourish Your Soul in Nosara and Awaken in the Azores. Neil loves to bring people together and share. You will find him organizing events like Yoga Flash Mobs, Mad for Plaid (a Krishna Das concert) or trips to see Girish at other local studios.
Where you find laughter you find fun. Look to find laughter in everything you do and you’ll enjoy whatever it is that you are doing.
Melissa has always had a strong desire to find a holistic career helping others. She has worked as an Occupational Therapy Assistant since 2005 because of its all-inclusive approach to health care. Although she has always been active and had a love for yoga, it wasn't until a car accident in 2015 that she dedicated much of her time to yoga. She found that the healing benefits of a regular practice, coupled with meditation helped her to heal both physically and emotionally, once again finding that mind-body connection that was lost. She obtained her 200 hr. YTT certification from Raffa Yoga in Cranston, RI. She continues to expand her knowledge through various workshops and retreats. She hopes that students will leave her class feeling stronger, more balanced and with a greater sense of well-being.
Sara recived her B.S. in Exersice Science from the University of South Carolina in 2011and her A.S. in Physical Therapy from Baystate College in 2014. Having danced competitively since she was 12, and professionally since age 18. Sara has traveled the entire East Coast teaching and performing with the best. Some of her favorite times include being with the James Brown Band. Because they make you GET DOWN and FEEL GOOD!! After a hamstring injury slowed her dance career, she found yoga in 2015. After years of her own PT and daily yoga practice, she pursued her license to teach. She trained under Tanya Dumaine at Divine Power Yoga in Fall River and recieved her 200hr -RYT in December 2018. Sara believes in the healing power of weaving PT and Yoga. These two disciplines helped Sara regain her physical body after her injury, as well as the positive mindset she lost after her dance career ended. She currently works as a PTA at Hawthorn medical Associates in Dartmouth Ma. She teaches at Power and Grace as well as other studios in the New Bedford area. Expect some funky beats, therapy infused well choreographed flows when you take her class.