YOCore


This class is taught by:

Deborah Light-Pacheco

Deborah has always been a fan of movement. She began ballet and tap dancing as a child, and continued her interest in dance with course work in modern dance while attending California State University at Northridge where she received a degree in psychology. She briefly considered becoming a dance and movement therapist, but once she completed her psychology degree, shifted her interests to politics and attended law school. Recognizing early on that this shift in interest was not her true dharma, she re-entered the fitness field managing a health and fitness center in Los Angeles and becoming an ACE certified personal trainer. Shortly after certifying as a trainer, she found Yoga and found her home. Yoga has transformed Deborah’s life in so many ways, bringing a peace and tranquility to her that she loves to share with her students. She loves to share her story of “trying” a class one day and walking out feeling as though she were a completely different and whole person for the first time in years. The ability of a practice to bring such contentment and peace was just short of a miracle for Deborah who is a single parent of two special needs children. Deborah loves to share her Yoga experience with others as they journey on their own quest for calm, peace and fulfillment. She also loves to work with “mama’s to be” on their journey through the pregnancy process…a very special time in a woman’s life, by bringing a sense of community and love to women as their bodies change in the creation of a new life and spirit. To that end, she received her prenatal/postnatal yoga certification through the Yoga Alliance. Deborah has studied Yoga with many of today’s well-known and sought after yogi’s including James Brown, Alexandria Crow, Kathryn Budig and Chrissy Canning. She studied pranayama with Peter Sterios and mediation with Rolf Gates. She is certified as an E-RYT200 and RPYT with the Yoga Alliance. She also has earned a B.A. in psychology (emphasis on special needs children and personality disorders).

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!

Yoga + Core = YoCore. YoCore will emphasize core strength and endurance using dynamic abdominal, back and hip movements followed by long Yoga stretches and restoratives. A strong core (trunk and low torso) keep our body's stable and allow us to stay strong, fit and healthy for all of life's activities.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Aug 21 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm with Deborah Light-Pacheco
  • Fri Aug 24 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Deborah Light-Pacheco
  • Sat Aug 25 8:30 am - 9:15 am with Corlese Todd
  • Tue Aug 28 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm with Deborah Light-Pacheco
  • Fri Aug 31 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Deborah Light-Pacheco
  • Sat Sep 01 8:30 am - 9:15 am with Corlese Todd
  • Tue Sep 04 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm with Deborah Light-Pacheco
  • Fri Sep 07 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Deborah Light-Pacheco
  • Sat Sep 08 8:30 am - 9:15 am with Corlese Todd
  • Tue Sep 11 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm with Deborah Light-Pacheco
  • Fri Sep 14 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Deborah Light-Pacheco
  • Sat Sep 15 8:30 am - 9:15 am with Corlese Todd