Instructors

Sophie O’Neill

Sophie is a graduate of Lesley University with a Bachelor’s degree in Holistic Psychology and counseling. She strongly believes thatheadshot (1) health and wellness are both highly personal and multidimensional with physical, mental, psychological and spiritual components. Just like each of us is a unique individual, so will be our path to healing and health! Sophie is certified in Amrit Yoga (200hr), Radiant Child Yoga levels 1-3, and Reiki energy healing levels 1-2 and is grateful to be able to share her knowledge of all three with students and friends here at H2K as general manager and fitness instructor.

Hayley Chizinsky

Hayley is from Beverly, MA and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications with a concentration in Media Studies and a minor in Philosophy. hayleyShe has been employed as a babysitter for the past six years and loves working with children. She also has a background in cheerleading which helped develop her love for dancing and fitness. She enjoys living a healthy lifestyle which includes going for walks, hikes and cooking healthy recipes. She is excited to join the H2K team as their marketing and PR assistant and as a fitness instructor.

Shari Solomon

Shari Solomon 22Shari Solomon RYT 200hr, has been teaching since 2011. She is certified in Hatha, Yin and Curvy Yoga. She has been practicing and receiving the benefits of yoga and meditation since 2000. Shari also offers nutritional counseling. Feel free to visit her website at www.cocoaplumyoga.com.

Sam Sheppard

headshot (2)Sam is currently a student at Lesley University. She is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Counseling Psychology, with a focus on holistic psychology and health. She is interested in the connection between physical and mental health. She believes in the importance of using physical activity not only as a way to support the body but also to build self-esteem and stress management skills. She has experience working with children of all age groups, and for the last five years she has held jobs working as a nanny, camp counselor, and preschool assistant. In her free time she is an avid hiker, enjoys biking, and loves experimenting with healthy recipes.

Marcie Joy

Screen Shot 2013-04-21 at 9.18.35 PMMarcie has a Master’s in Elementary Education with Creative Arts Integration, and a Bachelor’s in Psychology with a focus on movement, music, and play therapy. Marcie has a dance minor and studied at NYU’s musical theater conservatory. She has spent over a decade working in Boston as an elementary school teacher, nanny, camp counselor, tutor, and children’s musical choreographer, and currently designs and implements music, art, and drama curriculum for children ages infant through teen. As a singer/songwriter, Marcie has made a name for herself in the dance music scene with top 10 releases worldwide. She writes and performs music for an interactive online English language program for Mandarin speaking students. Marcie’s songs and interactive activities stimulate children’s creativity and support self-expression through music, art, and play. Kids laugh, dance, jump, and learn alongside colorful props, puppets, and stories. Marcie’s energetic approach is ideal for school events, fairs, festivals, libraries, fun-filled birthday parties, playgroups, and more. You can download her original album of 20 songs for FREE on her website: www.kidsmusicbymarcie.com.

Alessandra Azzolino

Alessandra recently graduated from Boston University with her masters degree Alessandra Head Shot in Speech Language Pathology and is currently completing her clinical fellowship year at a local private practice working with children who have speech and language disorders. In her free time, Alessandra loves to dance, rock out to music, and read. She has been doing Zumba for over 7 years before finally deciding to become an instructor. She is very excited to join H2K and can’t wait to party with the Zumba class on Sunday evenings!

Hillary Dahl

Hillary Dahl is a 200-hour registered yoga teacher, and Early childcare professional. She recently embarked on her yoga journey to help fulfill the lives of others as well as children. She has been in Early Childcare for 13 years and has a knack for taking care of infants, toddlers and preschool aged children. She is a mother of a tween and has been dedicated to being a mother as well as a provider. She works as a Montessori teacher and through her times of teaching has developed a unique amount of compassion, love and patience. She loves the concept of following the child, and allowing them to thrive and spread their wings. She has known and followed H2K for many years and has been so inspired by their philosophy for happy, healthy kids. She is elated to be apart of the H2K family. She is currently enrolled at Lesley University to gain her degree in Human Services, and is also a Usui Reiki Master. She loves providing calmness, relaxation and also some silly fun to journey with children through her teachings. She envisions herself to be a wonderful addition to their overall wellbeing.

Carly Bland

Carly is from Aiken, SC and is currently taking classes through The College of Coastal Georgia. She is studying to get her bachelors degree is general psychology in hopes to continue on to get her masters. Carly believes that physical health strengthens mentalhealth and improves self esteem. She has year of experience playing and coaching volleyball. She also has ran multiple children’s volleyball camps and was a nanny for 2 years! Carly especially loves to watch kids progress and grow in a happy healthy environment!

Ashley Haworth

Miss Ashley, born and raised in Ashland Mass, is a part-time gymnastics instructor for kids and is working towards her bachelor’s degree in Health Science in hopes to continue her education and become an occupational therapist. Miss Ashley has come from a very athletic background, from years of cheerleading and playing softball, to track and field/ cross country. She even ran the Boston Marathon! Her bubbly and enthusiastic attitude encourages kids to express themselves and work hard to the best of their ability. Even in her free time, she finds herself coaching several of her neighbors that look up to her. She loves seeing her students succeed, and enjoys helping them reach their goals whenever possible!

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