About Us

Walter Hagedorn

Walter Hagedorn embraces the practice of yoga as a parent, entrepreneur, artist, and loving husband.  For the past decade, Walter has personally experienced the healing transformation born of a yoga practice built upon self compassion and understanding.  
His 200hr teacher training, ten plus years of dedicated personal practice and his experience as an innovator in the field of Sensory Integration have contributed to the practice he gratefully shares with others.

Emily Wiadro

Having a lifetime relationship with movement as a dancer, the practice of yoga came naturally to Emily Wiadro almost two decades ago. Through her own physical and emotional transformation within a couple years of diving into the yoga practice,  Emily found herself passionate about its therapeutic nature.   Shortly afterwards, Emily acquired her 200 hour teacher training through Lotus Gardens Yoga in CT.    After moving to Brattleboro in 2007, Emily began her yoga therapy training with Joseph and Lillian Le Page of Integrative Yoga Therapy. Through IYT, Emily studied 500 hours becoming educated by the many tools available through the science of yoga for healing body, mind and soul (unity=yoga).

Over the course of the past 10 years, Emily has created a truly therapeutic practice which students find safe, supportive, and healing.  You can also find Emily teaching online at www.OmPractice.com which is a live and interactive platform.  A fifty-year old mother of three, Emily's passion for sharing the magic of yoga is second only to her commitment to her newly blended family with husband Walter.

Jessie Michele McAllister

Jessie Michele McAllister has lived in the Brattleboro area since 1981. She grew up in the Rocky mountains in Western Wyoming, spending most of her childhood close to nature.  Jessie’s ancestry is a mixture of Cherokee, Lakota, Dutch, Scottish, and English.  Her favorite childhood activities included riding horses, crafting with found objects and walking barefoot in the forest. As an adult, amongst other things, Jessie has worked as a fitness specialist and with autistic adolescents and adults, all the while maintaining her deep conversation with the natural world around her.

A spontaneous healing of her body, mind and spirit set in motion Jessie’s journey as a healer. Healing herself through study of shamanism, yoga, Peruvian and native traditions, Jessie began facilitating workshops and building a business crafting healing tools. As a Reiki practitioner and empath, Jessie uses an assortment of healing modalities including: drums, rattles, feathers, crystals, nutrition, and herbs to assist others on their healing journey.