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About Us

At Rising Spirit Yoga we believe Yoga and wellness is for everyone. It is our mission to honor and embrace each student’s search for personal growth, wellbeing, and fulfillment by offering the highest quality yoga programs to people of all ages and from all walks of life.

We do this with love, compassion, a sense of humor, and with respect for what each individual can accomplish through Yoga and throughout their lives.


Joy Whalen Fichiera brought Rising Spirit Yoga in February 2009.   She brought yoga to Wells River.  With the help of her husband and family, they transformed the Old Village School and changed the lives of many people.


When Joy and her family relocated Carolyn Smith graciously stepped in the leader role.  With Carolyn’s love Rising Spirit Yoga grew.  She added teacher trainings, classes and so much more. 


In May of 2014 Carolyn stepped down and focused on teaching.  Kelsey Root-Winchester stepped in to the role.  With the new change she hope to continue the growth of yoga in this community.  


Rising Spirit Yoga now offers a variety of yoga classes and workshops.  We are committed to helping the community one asana at a time.    We welcome your questions, feedback and support.


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