Our Instructors

Lauren Valle December 03, 2017 15:44

Lauren founded the Kinship Herbal and Holistic Healing Center which encourages people to care for themselves. She teaches students about safe, inexpensive, and easy-to-find  supplements and herbal remedies to help improve their quality of life.

Robin Sullivan December 03, 2017 15:42

Robin is a certified Group Exercise Instructor who has been teaching various exercise programs for more than 30 years.

Diana Lee December 03, 2017 15:38

Is an award-winning local artist who has a BFA in Art Education and who paints landscapes and seascapes. Diana has taught Falmouth Community School classes for many years.

Margaret Pelletier December 03, 2017 15:35

Margaret has taught Decorative Acrylic Painting in the Falmouth Community School for many years. She is a certified Decorative Painting instructor and loves teaching.

Mary Anne Threadgold December 03, 2017 15:31

Owns the Right Idea. She is a professional organizer who has helped many people organize their lives.

Susan Norton December 03, 2017 15:16

Susan Norton, MS, RYT has been practicing yoga for over 35 years. However, because of family and work commitments, time spent on her yoga mat was sporadic and usually rushed. She promised herself that when she retired she would practice yoga every day.  In fact, she did practice faithfully every morning and began to see amazing results.  Aches and pains disappeared, flexibility improved, and she had fewer colds and headaches. Wanting to share this wonderful feeling of good health, higher energy, and flexibility, she began leading small classes with friends and ultimately chose to become a registered yoga instructor. For the past 7 years, Susan has been teaching yoga in various studios on the Upper Cape.

Jess Durfey November 30, 2017 11:32

Jess started practicing Ashtanga yoga over 10 years ago. Since then she has enjoyed taking classes from a variety of teachers across the country and even abroad. Recently she completed the 200 hour teacher training at Cape Cod Yoga School. Jess is a Spanish teacher and coach and she brings many aspects of meditation and yoga to her students and players.

Kellyann Read June 12, 2017 11:24

Kellyann has been decorating cookies for years as a hobby. At Christmas, she bakes and decorates 2,000 cookies with and for family and friends. She decorates with piping, sanding, and flow frostings.

Clare Goodwin June 12, 2017 11:17


In 1979 Clare heard the word "mandala" and stepped onto a path that would become a lifelong passion. Her art has been featured in numerous galleries and publications, including a permanent installation at Vanderbilt University. Clare's Making Meaning with the Mandala course is considered a definitive mandala resource for artists and students around the world. Today her primary media is digital, although she still enjoys time painting media at her home studio

Clare is also a Certified Laughter Yoga Teachers and Laughter Wellness Instructor. She is a veteran trainer of Psychosynthesis therapists. Clare  brings an inclusive leadership style to Laughter Yoga training and encourages participants to access and implement their particular  strengths in  a supportive group setting. She is a strong advocate of Dr.  Kataria's  message: "World peace through laughter."

Amanda Murphy, RN, BA, HN-BC May 30, 2017 13:30

Amanda is the owner of Wellness Paths and is a registered nurse, board certified in Holistic Nursing and certified in Holistic Stress Management, Whole Health Education & Coaching and Empowerment Training among others. Her mission is to inform, inspire, and empower others through creative workshops and coaching designed to reduce stress and foster health, wellness, and enjoyment. Her classes are fun, creative, and informative.

Charlotte Caron April 18, 2017 11:39

Charlotte Caron received her certification to teach exercise in 1985 when she worked with Gloria Stevens. After that she worked at The Better Body, and then in 1992 she taught at the Falmouth Senior Center through the Council on Aging. She began teaching her current class in 1987. She is certified through SFA as a Senior Fitness Instructor. 

Michael Kasparian April 08, 2017 14:45

Michael Kasparian is a Certified Antique Appraiser specializing in American Furniture and enjoys American History, Architecture, Hiking, and spending time outdoors with his family. He moved to Falmouth in 2005, but commuted to his native Providence where he had held leadership positions in the banking industry for the previous 21 years.  In 2008 he seized the opportunity to devote more time to his family and the community by joining Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation as a Manager of Donor Relations at Falmouth Hospital.  Michael also contributed part-time at the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce until 2014 when he left Cape Cod Healthcare to assume his current position as President & CEO of the Chamber. Michael holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Bryant University and is a graduate of both Rhode Island College and Rhode Island School of Design.  He earned a Certificate in Nonprofit Organization Management from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management in 2015 at Villanova University where he served as co-President of his class.  In 2016 he was awarded the Certified Association Executive (CAE) Designation by the American Society of Association Executives.

Stella Citrano April 08, 2017 14:39

Stella Citrano has been knitting since she was a teenager.  She has displayed and sold her hand knitted items all over New England at various craft shows.  More recently she has taught Knitting for the Falmouth Community School and prior to that for the Town of Mashpee Adult Education.  She also teaches Knitting at ALL (Academy of Lifelong Learning) located at Cape Cod Community College in Hyannis.

Kim Benton April 03, 2017 17:40

Kim Benton has been passionate about dance and music from a very young age.  She was a member of dance teams throughout her childhood and teen years, and coached dance teams for several years.  In 2009, Kim was excited to discover dance fitness in the form of Zumba. She became a licensed Zumba instructor and continues to lead classes four times a week at fitness centers in Mashpee and Falmouth.  

Kim lived her entire life in a high desert town in the southwestern United States (New Mexico) but relocated to Cape Cod three years ago. She brings a little of the west with her in the form of country line dancing. She has been teaching line dancing here on the Cape for a year, incorporating both country and pop music.  Her favorite part of dance instruction is watching those who said they have "two left feet" or "no rhythm" learn and love to dance. She believes anyone can enjoy the art of dance and invites you to join her to start or continue your dance journey.

Brandy David April 03, 2017 17:18

Brandy David has flipped a couple of investment properties and has a gift for decluttering, organizing, and staging. Her home has a couple of guest rooms that she staged with fun “Cape Cod” themes, so her guests leave feeling like they stayed in an upscale B&B!

Sujata Ringawa April 03, 2017 17:03

Sujata Ringawa taught in yoga classes, retreats, and health spas throughout the United States and Europe before moving to Cape Cod in 2004. She trained extensively in the Anusara yoga system, and received teacher certification in that style. In addition, she trained in the Iyengar yoga system, and was a previous a dancer-choreographer. Her love of movement is woven into her teaching. From 1999-2004, she was a yoga instructor in an international meditation ashram and retreat site, where she taught classes, workshops and teacher trainings. Sujata’s dynamic teaching style playfully blends her spontaneous sense of joy and delight and her love of exploration with a deep appreciation for the philosophy and study of yoga. Her enthusiastic, light-hearted approach inspires students to move out of their limited perceptions of what they are capable of, and express their unique greatness in each pose.

Pat Ryan April 03, 2017 16:29

Pat Ryan has been teaching and performing on the Cape and throughout greater New England for over 20 years.  He is a certified MA public schools music teacher, recording artist, and composer, performing primarily on guitar.   His music has been featured on WGBH Boston's acclaimed show,  "Eric in the Evening".  A skilled and patient teacher, he says, "I greatly enjoy helping people discover, embrace and develop their innate musicality."   

Isabel Morra April 03, 2017 16:25

Isabel Morra is a certified teacher of Spanish, Portuguese, French, and English. She taught mainly Spanish and Portuguese at the high school level for 30+ years up until the time of her early retirement in 2011. Her love of family, languages, and culture have always strengthened her interest to travel extensively throughout many European countries, mainly Portugal and Spain, as well as Mexico.
Isabel lives in Mashpee with her husband, Al, and her two Havanese dogs, Chanel and Molly. She enjoys spending quality time with her grandchildren and sharing her passion for languages with others.

Dawn Tavilla April 03, 2017 16:22

Dawn Tavilla is a Usui and Karuna Reikiä Master Teacher and owner of A Gentle Touch of Heart Healing. She has practiced Reiki for over twenty two years and finds it a wonderful way for a person to take care of him or herself, their loved ones, and their life circumstances. She also does sessions working with The Methodology of Shakti Life Stream and The ReUion Process.  She practices and teaches Magnified Healingâ , Stress Management and Karma Workshops, and Facilitates Spiritual Mediations.

She dedicates her energies to all levels of whole healing. She takes seriously the responsibility of

teaching others who wish to embark on this exciting and energizing spiritual journey

Len Correia April 03, 2017 16:09

Len Correia is a Certified Group Exercise Instructor and also a Certified Kickboxing Instructor. He has a Master's Degree in Education from Boston University, and has 40 years of experience as a Counselor for people with disabilities. Len has an extensive background in exercise, but he truly became committed to exercise when he discovered the fantastic benefits of participating in group exercise, first in Karate and then in Cardio Kickboxing. He has 9 years of experience as a Group Exercise Instructor, and has become specialized in his real passion of Strength Training for mature adults. For the past 7 years, Len has worked for the Falmouth Community School, building a Strength Training program to meet the needs of mature adults in our community. 

Marian Bazarian March 29, 2017 17:13

Marian Bazarian is a computer specialist working for Falmouth Public Schools in the Information Technology department. Currently, she is also an adjunct professor at Massasoit Community College, where she has taught computer applications in the division of Computer Technology and Information Management for the past 25 years. A graduate from Boston College with a degree in teaching, Marian supplemented her education with a degree in computer science. One of the things she likes best about teaching is the ability to bring experience from the workplace into the classroom, and also to help people discover their own computing potential!

Kathryn Knight March 28, 2016 11:55

Kathryn Knight is an award-winning author who writes suspense, romance, and young adult paranormal romance for two publishing houses. Her novels are #1 Kindle Bestsellers and RomCon Reader Rated picks. Two of her novels, Gull Harbor and the upcoming Haunted Souls, are set on beautiful Cape Cod, where she lives with her husband, their two sons, and a number of rescued pets. Please visit her at Kathryn Knight Books.

Ellen Brodsky March 28, 2016 11:38

Ellen Brodsky is a lifelong lover of dance. She has studied Jazz, Modern, Belly Dance, Flamenco and Pilates and began with Ballroom for a family wedding. Starting in 1986, Mary French taught Ellen and her husband in Mary’s studio in Cataumet, and when the Arthur Murray Studio opened in Centerville in 1990, Ellen began training as a dance teacher. In 1992 Ellen began teaching at Falmouth Night School, soon expanding to two nights a week. At the Mary French Studio, she continued her apprenticeship and managed the studio for the winter months from 1997 until Mary’s death in 2008. In 2001, Ellen earned my Certification for Dance Teachers Club of Boston. Her first Saturday evening dance/guided practice at the Cape Cod Conservatory has continued once a month for ten years. A first step to going out dancing, it nurtures beginning ballroom students and provides practice for the continuing student. Ellen loves spending time with happy people and her music. She tries to get students to understand their bodies and their connection to their partners. How things work is much more interesting than mere dance steps. Ellen continues to study under Ron Gursky.

Gunjan Laborde March 28, 2016 11:32

Gunjan Laborde is a vibrant aging expert, helping young at heart people who are feeling somewhat stuck, to loosen up, lighten us, and live it up. She has been teaching yoga for more than 50 years and is a certified EFT coach. She is now studying energy medicine yoga and orthopedic yoga so she can better serve her students. Gunjan is also a Certified Tapping into Wealth coach. Her mission is to help people become more conscience of their true wisdom and inner beauty so that they can enjoy life.


Mary Grauerholz February 23, 2016 10:39

Mary Grauerholz has taught Stott-Style Pilates for more than 10 years. She has been taking Pilates since 1999, when she injured her back on an extreme backpacking trip. She soon discovered that the key to regaining mobility and health was in Pilates, the regimen developed almost a century ago by the physical trainer Joseph Pilates. Mary has lived in Falmouth more than 35 years. She is a professional writer and considers Pilates a true labor of love Mary Grauerholz has taught Stott-Style Pilates for more than 10 years.

Richard Peal February 23, 2016 09:16

Richard has been a Graphic Designer and a System Tech Supporter. He has taught iPad/iPhone/iPod classes at Falmouth Community School for several years.