About Us

Get to know a little about Move2Joy and our community.

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COMMUNITY

At Move2Joy, we understand that every Body has a wellness & fitness journey that is uniquely different.

That's why our approach is intuitive and person-focused, which means that we meet you where you are in your movement practice.

Our team is highly experienced and skilled at providing careful instruction and practical tools to help you to feel your very best, inside and outside of class.

What sets our studio apart is our commitment to genuinely understanding and addressing the needs of each individual who walks through our doors. Move2Joy is a place where you can comfortably move, learn, and thrive. And, most of all, feel at home.

Whether you're starting a new life wellness journey, seeking to deepen your current practice, or just looking for a little self-care time, we invite you to join us!

At Move2Joy, our classes are accessible, our teachings approachable and our studio community always welcoming. 

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Meet our Team — dedicated to guiding you to be your best self, inside and out.

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Rosanne Russell

Owner, Move2Joy Yoga & Nia Studio

What you should know about me is that I absolutely love sharing the Joy of Movement and helping people feel better in their bodies and lives. I have been a somatic movement professional since 2000 and specialize in Yoga, Nia® (mind-body dance) and body-centered wellness. 

My passion is not only for teaching but for my own learning as well. I am never bored with knowledge and am always excited to share it with my students. 

In addition to my movement expertise, I am a visual artist and graphic designer. Which is why you will find my classes to be a balance of technique, skill, creativity and innovaton. 

And, most of all, fun. 

See you on the mat 👣

— Rosanne

Credentials:

Nia® Technique 2nd Degree Black Belt Teacher and Trainer, Embodied Yoga Instructor, 500-YTT, specializing in Yoga Therapeutics, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Level 2.

Additional trainings: Integral Anatomy, Barre Technique, Pelvic Floor Health, Movement for Breast Cancer Survivors, Pre & Post Natal, Nia® Moving to Heal for Parkinson’s, and Children’s Yoga.

Meg Mahnks

Yoga Instructor, 200-YTT

Hello, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Meg and I have two beautiful children, Danny and Fiona who are the loves of my life.

I have been working as an oncology nurse at MGH since 2005 which brings me great pride. 

I first started practicing yoga when I became a nurse. The practice felt like a gift, a life tool to help me both on and off the mat. My love for yoga sparked something inside of me and I knew I wanted to be a yoga instructor someday. Teaching helps me give back to the community and to help others learn how yoga can help them as it does me. 

With my kids both in school full time, I gave myself the gift of yoga teacher training. Once I completed my training, the stars aligned and I met Rosanne. She believed in me and became the most wonderful mentor.

I love learning, practicing and teaching at Move2Joy. Rosanne has created such a beautiful community and I feel so lucky to be a part of it. 

See you all on the mat. 🌸

— Meg

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Join Our Move2Joy Team

We're currently looking to partner with guest teachers, presenters and studio interns.

Send us an email to inquire and connect.