Evoke Yoga and Cycle

Evoke Yoga & Cycle Teachers


Jessica has trained under Natasha Rizopoulos, Jill Abraham, Nikki Meyers, and S.N. Goenka in Yoga and meditation. She is devoted to helping others thrive, by walking in their true, uncompromised highest self. Jessica is inspired by her own continual transformation in uncovering the fundamental goodness, as well as witnessing the miracles of yoga received by her students. Jessica opened the doors of Evoke with the intention of creating a supportive, energetic community, with opportunities to grow and thrive through the ancient wisdom of yoga. Her love of cycle classes developed when she trained for her first marathon. Jessica believes that movement is medicine, and in her own experience, finds that a good sweat each day gives her the ability to take on what life gives with a sense of grace, grit, and gratitude. With her love of mindful movement, Jessica is also beginning to study the Hakomi Method, and continues to train under Natasha Rizolopoulos, Nicole Clark, as well as Barbara Benagh when she can. Lees first came to yoga in Boston, trained in Quincy, Plymouth, and Lenox, MA, produced several Yoga cable shows in Easton and Brockton, and has taught yoga in several towns on the South Shore and Cape Cod. Her specialties include Yin, Hatha, Viniyoga, Yoga Nidra, and Kundalini. Please see www.leesyunitsyoga.com for more information. Ayanna Parrent is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Certified School Adjustment Counselor, and certified Fitness Instructor in multiple group fitness areas. She is originally from the Boston area, received her Master’s degree of social work at Simmons College and is in the process of completing her advanced graduate degree at Simmons as well.
Her Social Work background and professional career has been providing therapeutic support to students and children in public, charter, private and therapeutic schools. She also has had experience in leading, supervising staff and overseeing programs in her role as assistant principal at The Gifford School and Program Director of The Therapeutic Mentor Program at The Mentor Network in Hyannis. She had the opportunity to supervise 20 therapeutic mentors in the community of Cape Cod in her role at the Mentor Network.
Ayanna became a certified Zumba instructor in the spring of 2010 and has since fallen in love with the fitness world. She went on to become certified in Kids Zumba, Zumba Toning, Aqua fitness, Yoga 200 RYT, Y12SR Yoga, Spinning, Cize Live and Pound Fitness. She has created Are & Be Soul Yoga.
Ayanna attributes her daily practice of yoga and meditation and strong connection with the body and spirit to her ability to stay inspired and help others. Her passion to is to work with others in recovery from addictions, trauma, hopelessness, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and other issues through using the tools of mindfulness, movement and fun.
Ayanna’s studio, current classes and services are held within the Dream Studios building in Yarmouth. She is originally from the Boston area and has been living on the Cape since 2011, with her husband, two teenage step sons and 6-year-old daughter adopted through DCF.
Victor has a 200 hour certificate as a Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance. He completed his 200 hour training at Power Yoga of Cape Cod. A carpenter by trade Victor knows the value of correct alignment and as such his classes are focused on alignment and breath. Yoga is similar to that cartoon image of a carrot on a string on a stick. No matter how far you go there is still something out of your reach! So it is important to breathe and smile where you are at. After all yoga isn’t really about making some shape with our bodies, it is more about cultivating a sense of well-being in the shape you find yourself in. Victor’s favorite question to ask is “Is there anything in particular you’d like to work on in your yoga practice?” If you have any particular poses you’d like to work on or any pain or tension that you would like to work on let him know before class. Jane has been practicing hot power yoga for ten years. It wasn’t love at first sight, but her practice has grown to become an integral part of her life. Jane completed her Yoga Alliance 200 RYT in May 2016, which was the next step in deepening her practice. She prefers using Baptiste sequencing as a foundation for her all-level vinyasa flow classes. In her classes, Jane hopes to help free students from their expectations and through mindfulness and levity, guide them toward finding their true potential – on and off the mat. Pete’s classes are playful, meaningful and challenging, where you will always flirt with your edge. Pete graduated from Power Yoga of Cape Cod, and Acro Yoga International. Pete is a teacher for all levels, whether you want to go upside down, fly in acro, or discover your potential in childs pose. Pete’s mission as a teacher is to spread love and mindfulness through pushing your physical edge. He is constantly inspired by his students, seeing them light up, having break throughs, delving in to self exploration Miss Britt is a 26&2 hot yoga teacher at Bikram Yoga Cape Cod in West Barnstable. Britt completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training through the Yoga Sport. She found yoga in the long healing journey of having two metal rods put on her spine when she was 15 years old to correct Scoliosis. After experiencing so much healing mentally, physically,and emotionally from adopting a regular yoga practice, Britt knew she wanted to be able to give this gift to others.
When Britt is not in the studio, she is the Day Camp Director at Camp Wingate Kirkland in Yarmouthport. Britt writes her own Mom blog on her website You’re Somebody’s Mother as well as a contributor to Scary Mommy and Elephant Journal.
Britt loves laughing, her two sons, Cape Cod, and sushi.
Born on the Cape, but raised in California, Kraig is a little bit of both coasts. An easy going musician from the west coast that has found new haven in New England. Kraig is a carpenter by day and yogi by night. He uses everything he was taught in his yoga teacher training in everyday life. Yoga has helped him heal through construction aches, quitting smoking and stillbirth. Yoga is something he lives by and believes in. “Who knows what miracles you can achieve when you believe.” I am originally from Connecticut where I graduated from Quinnipiac University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2012. I am a registered nurse in adult and pediatric emergency medicine and currently working at Cape Cod Hospital. Travel nursing led me to living in California for a few years where I began practicing yoga while on an assignment in Santa Barbara. I came to Cape Cod as a travel nurse in 2015 and fell in love with the area. I later decided to make Cape Cod home to be closer to family. I completed my 200 hour Teacher Training at Power Yoga of Cape Cod and graduated in May 2018. I chose to become a yoga instructor with the intent to bring yoga and meditation into the health care system and youth community. I am also a figure skating instructor and have led yoga/meditation classes and camps for youth skaters. Hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, figure skating, traveling and of course yoga. Patty is a yoga teacher as well as a Thai yoga certified reiki master. She has been practicing yoga for 16yrs. Patty received her 200hr and  500hr from the Namah Shivaya school and has been a guest instructor for the 200hr teacher training program at Barefoot Shala Yoga studio. Patty provides a well-rounded practice of classic asana combined with energetic healing modalities. Catherine Kennedy received her training through a Yoga Alliance-Certified program in New York City. After having lived for a couple years in this city of constant hustle and bustle, she first discovered in a yoga studio that breath connects her to the present moment. She felt this was the one place where she could truly drop into her own body and disconnect from the buzzing around her. The first class she ever took was in a room filled with 50 other people, mat touching mat, where she began to close her eyes to the world around her and move in a way that feels good in her own body. Catherine believes that asana (posture) practice is about so much more than just popping into a headstand; It is about listening to where your body is in this present moment and building a strong foundation from there, regardless of what the student next to you is doing. Eager to dive deeper into this study, she set off, alone, with a backpack, and space in her heart to be filled with new connections and lessons, to Central America to work in a retreat center. After connecting with people from around the world through cacao ceremonies, Kirtan, ashram gatherings, and endless yoga, she is now back on Cape Cod with a full heart and boundless inspiration to share :)


My husband and I have 2 young boys, 4 and 6. I worked as a Project Manager for Partners Healthcare for many years. I left that career in 2011 when I had my first son and the same year we moved to the Cape. I was always a fitness enthusiast and runner. Fun fact... before I lived on the Cape, I ran the Cape Cod marathon 3 times. I also qualified for and ran the Boston Marathon in 2009. I started spinning when I was looking for a new challenge. Fell in love with it and decided to get certified to become an instructor, and did so in May of 2016. I teach Y-Cycle and also Pedaling for Parkinson at the Cape Cod YMCA. I am also certified to teach P90X Live. I am excited to be on the Evoke Cycle team! I love being a part of helping people reach their physical and spiritual goals through exercise. Amy Alati taught SPIN and strength training classes for five years before taking a two-year break to concentrate on her health by learning yoga, while she completes her second Masters degree. She is returned to cycling at Evoke with renewed enthusiasm, focus, and encouraging energy! Join Amy Monday’s and Wednesdays for her 5pm  classes. “Whether you think you can or you can’t, either way, you are right!” ~ Henry Ford
Karly Gonsalves is a certified personal trainer and spin instructor. She is also finishing up school for holistic nutrition to become a certified health coach! Karly is passionate about helping others become the best versions of themselves while still finding balance to enjoy what they love. Her classes are all about leaving the worries and anxiety at the door and having 45 minutes filled with fun music and good energy. My name is Kristen Police Monteiro and I grew up in the village of Hyannis and I am a graduate of Barnstable High school. I first became interested in teaching group fitness after taking a Zumba class. I fell in love with the music and the joy of dancing with others. My love for spinning came about the same time. I was taking spin class regularly and was encouraged by a few friends with whom I took spin with to become certified. I am certified in group fitness, Zumba and spin.
My passion for fitness and good health was something I remember as being very important at an early age. I joined a local gym at age 15 and what I have gained by committing myself to healthy lifestyle money cannot buy. Maintaining good health encompasses mind, body and spirit. What I love about fitness is how many options we have to be healthy whether you run or take walks or hike, maybe it is boxing or swimming that interests you. Just as important as options is the physical, mental and emotional and of course the social benefits to exercise. I have experienced them all and want others to have the same opportunity.
What I love most about teaching is being able to share my passion and love for fitness with others. What I have gained in my life by incorporating a fitness program is unmeasurable. I am confident, healthy and happy. I teach because I want others to hopefully have the same or at least have a similar experience. I strive to be the best I can be and I look forward each and every class to help others reach their goals. I love music, a good beat and group of smiling faces who want to sweat!!!!
I consider myself very fortunate to be able to help others achieve whatever it is they desire.
Tommy Dott is a certified Health and Personal Transformation Coach who specializes in helping clients reduce stress, face down their fears and find their spark.  Tommy is co-owner of the Lamb and Lion Inn in Barnstable and is a national award-winning food writer. When it comes to his cycling classes Tom’s philosophy is simple: All we have is each other. Lets make it as fun as we can...smile as wide as you want, sweat as hard as you need, and by all means, sing your face off.