Aura Wellness Center Yoga Classes - About Us

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About Aura Wellness Center Yoga Classes

Aura Wellness Center (RYS 200 and RYS 500) is a family owned Yoga school, with a Master Yoga Teacher on staff. The Master Teacher, Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, has trained and continues to train over 4,700 Yoga teachers worldwide. Teachers from Aura Wellness Center have taught many students over the years at our site and off-site locations, such as: Fidelity Investments in Smithfield, RI and Marlboro, MA, Salvatore Mancini Center, Leon Mathieu Center, New Horizons, Children’s Friend, Justice Resources Institute, Golden Crest Nursing Centre, and more.

Aura Wellness Center
11 Robert Toner Blvd.
Ste. 5, #341
North Attleboro, MA 02763

1-877-731-9352 (US ONLY)
1-508-222-0092 (US & International)

About the Yoga Teachers

Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, YACEP
Director of Yoga Teacher Training

Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 - Director of Yoga Teacher Training

Paul has been studying Yoga since 1963. He has been a certified Yoga teacher since 1987 and has been training students and teachers ever since. Paul became a Master Yoga teacher in 1995 after teaching Yoga for 5,000 hours.

Paul is a member of Yoga Alliance and the International Association of Yoga Therapists. He is a published author of courses, articles, and e-books concerning Yoga. He is an authorized and internationally recognized trainer of Yoga teachers and a teacher coaching consultant. He works with Yoga teachers and holistic health practitioners worldwide in developing their practices to their best potential.

Paul has trained Yoga teacher graduates in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. He is also an author of nine books and over one thousand articles about Yoga; his articles are published by many Yoga, self-help, martial arts, and wellness newsletters.

He is the Director of Yoga Teacher Training at Aura Wellness Center in Attleboro, MA. Below are some of his other accomplishments:

  • He has Multiple Black Belts and teaching certifications in both Yoga and Martial Arts.
  • Certified Pilates Instructor
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • In 2004, he was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame.
  • He has written over 1,000 articles about Yoga, Meditation, and Holistic Health.
Paul Jerard, Aura Wellness Center Yoga Classes

Marie Jerard, E-RYT 500, YACEP
Asst. Director of Yoga Teacher Training

Marie Jerard - E-RYT 500

Marie has been practicing Yoga since 1997 and teaching Yoga to the public since 2000. Since 1999, Marie has attended nine 200-hr Yoga teacher training courses, many more teacher intensives, and instructor workshops.

Marie teaches Restorative Yoga for students who want to hold postures, but is familiar with Kundalini Yoga training, as well. She is also a certified Pilates instructor and teaches Pilates at Aura.

Marie also teaches body sculpting by combining Yoga, with the Pilates method, for a more gentle approach to movement for total health.

Jacquline D. Stokes-Alves (Jackie), E-RYT 500
Lead Trainer for Online / Virtual Courses

Jackie Stokes - E-RYT 500

Jackie has been practicing Yoga since 2005 and became a Certified Yoga Teacher in 2015. Since certifying with Dr. Paul, she has taught over 2,000 hours of private and group Yoga sessions as well as assisted Dr. Paul with many Yoga Teacher Trainings.

Jackie is not only a Certified Yoga Teacher, but also has a background in Vipassana Meditation practices.

Outside of her work as a Yoga Teacher, she is also a Professional Trainer in areas such as Business Solutions, Customer Service, and Sales. Because of this, she has been able to bring her expertise in developing and updating training materials, so that our courses meet the expectations of today’s students.

Jackie brings professional experiences, coupled with Yoga Teaching experience, to her Yoga Teacher Trainings. This enables her to assist students through their studies, and ensure a more adaptive learning style.

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