Fusion Fridays

This class is taught by:

Stephanie Moran

Stephanie Moran is the owner of Smiling Dog Yoga and the creator of our exclusive Barre Fusion Program, YOBarre. She is a Certified Group Fitness instructor that has been teaching for 13 years. She received her very first group fitness certification from Les Mills International in 2003 where she started her career in fitness as a Body Pump instructor. She continued on in certifications in Body Attack, Body Flow, Body Combat and Body Jam where she learned fitness formats involving kickboxing, high-low cardio aerobics, yoga, pilates, thai-chi and even dance based aerobics for those that really wanted to boogie! In addition to her extensive training from Les Mills, she is also certified by AFFA in Primary Group, Indoor Cycling, On the Mat training ans last but not least Zumba! Teaching fitness and educating on health and wellness is her favorite thing to do and a huge passion for her. And as each new trend awakens in this industry she is always ready to try it and when she falls in love - gets certified! Her newly discovered passion for barre is energizing her creativity with fitness and discovering new ways to lead, teach and discover fitness with her students.
Stephanie is also Senior Vice President of Sales at MINDBODY and brings her passion and drive to our humble space! Aside from teaching, owning the studio, and leading an amazing sales team at MINDBODY Stephanie spends her time with her four beautiful children and her amazing husband.  She loves to travel and shop and loves to do the two together.  Favorite city to travel to and shop - London!

Chandra Hardester

Chandra is Studio Director at Smiling Dog Yoga. The daughter of a nationally ranked cheerleading coach mother and a state wrestling champion father, one of Chandra’s earliest memories is of stretching and exercising. She spent time in gymnastics, figure skating, and track and field, before ultimately falling in love with ballet for it’s unique combination of athleticism and art.
After an early career as a professional dancer, teacher, and choreographer with the San Francisco Ballet and other Bay Area based companies, an injury led Chandra down a different path. She studied Broadcast Journalism and Mass Communications at San Diego State University before falling in love with the beauty and kindness of the Central Coast, and moving to attend Cal Poly SLO. Following a second career in corporate multi-store retail leadership, a loss in the family caused her to follow her true passion for coaching and motivating people, with her immense drive to inspire others thru the science of health and fitness.
Chandra found yoga as an effective tool for healing old injuries & restoring full functionality back to her body. After having experienced the immense benefits of yoga first hand, she was inspired to attain her 200-RYT at Smiling Dog Yoga under Valentina Petrova. Chandra holds additional certifications in Primary Group Fitness and Practical Pilates thru AFAA, YOBarre thru SDY, American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED, and is currently completing an additional 200-RYT in Core Strength Vinyasa with Sadie Nardini, as well as a certification in Jillian Michael's BodyShred. When not at the studio, Chandra can be found reading fitness, barre, and yoga anatomy books on the beach, binge watching mindless Bravo TV shows while working out, DIYing various arts & crafts, or feeding her retail addiction. She looks forward to welcoming you to The Dog, and can't wait to show you all our amazing community has to offer!

Corlese Todd

My first Bikram Yoga class was in 2007 and although I didn't fall instantly in love, there was something about it that stuck with me. My second class was in November 2012 at Bikram Yoga Chelmsford and I've never looked back. After having gone through minor back surgery after my first child and struggling with pain again after my second child, I knew I needed something stronger than what the doctors were prescribing. Pain medications were only masking the problem, but Bikram Yoga was fixing it. Not to mention all the additional side affects like better overall health, increased energy and strength, less stress and more confidence.

I quickly fast-tracked my practice by taking a private lesson, began training and competed in my first competition in October 2013 and left for teacher training in April 2014!

I love that I can share this incredible "medicine" through teaching. I am inspired everyday by the changes, struggles and progress I see my students make.

In 2014, I found myself coaching students for both the New England Regional Yoga Asana Championships and National Championships and it has become another amazing step in my career as a Bikram Yoga teacher.

I had another new journey begin in 2015 when I took my first Yoga Sculpt class followed shortly by my first Inferno Hot Pilates class. I fell immediately in love with the blend of yoga, weight training and cardio and found myself back in teacher training mode. Today I am a certified instructor of both Yoga Sculpt and Inferno Hot Pilates.

Although my formal background is in marketing, I'm happy to say today that I am a wife, full-time mom of two, yoga & fitness instructor and lifetime student!

Join us every Friday for a one hour fusion class that rotates weekly to keep you sweatin'! Each week, Smiling Dog Yoga, Barre, and Fitness hosts one of four of our most requested, fused fitness modalities: YOBarre, Inferno Hot Pilates, Yoga Sculpt, and Barrelates. This is a great opportunity to try something new and find a well-balanced program on your mat with us. Bring a mat, water bottle, and towel. We'll provide the fun!
Meet our amazing community on the first Friday of every month, as we host our once monthly Sweat 'N Sip Mixer, an extension of our Fusion Fridays! Stay after our one hour Fusion Friday class to sip complimentary wine or Conscious Kombucha on our patio, surrounded by candles & twinkling lights, good tunes, and great people. Check our online schedule for dates and instructors!

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Dec 15 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Stephanie Moran
  • Fri Dec 22 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Chandra Hardester
  • Fri Dec 29 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Corlese Todd
  • Fri Jan 05 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Corlese Todd
  • Fri Jan 12 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Stephanie Moran
  • Fri Jan 19 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Corlese Todd
  • Fri Jan 26 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Chandra Hardester
  • Fri Feb 02 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with SDY Staff
  • Fri Feb 09 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with SDY Staff
  • Fri Feb 16 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with SDY Staff
  • Fri Feb 23 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with SDY Staff
  • Fri Mar 02 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with SDY Staff
  • Fri Mar 09 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with SDY Staff
  • Fri Mar 16 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with SDY Staff
  • Fri Mar 23 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with SDY Staff
  • Fri Mar 30 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with SDY Staff
  • Fri Apr 06 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with SDY Staff