​​​​153 Bank street • New London ct  • ​meghan@hotonbank.com + 1.860.961.6561  

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Meghan has been practicing various forms of yoga yoga for eleven years. After a few years of dabbling in different forms of yoga, she developed a strong home practice that grew over a daily 3 year solitary practice. During this time, it was Baptiste that she fell in love with.

 In 2012, she found High Street yoga, where she  became a 200 hour RYT teacher, with Tamsy Markam - 500 RYT hour Baptiste instructor and Kristin Vaughn - RYT 500 hour Baptiste Instructor. 

Meghan is a passionate teacher, who always knew that she would one day own her own studio
Her dreams have come true at Hot on Bank

right up her alley; “I clearly needed to get my ass kicked before I would listen, and Baptiste Yoga did that for me,” she has been known to say. That being said, her classes fit the needs of all the students in the room and are accessible to all.
She became a certified Baptiste teacher in 2011 and has been teaching at a variety of studios in RI, CT, NH, and sometimes even CA (Go SFBY!). She is a 200RYT with Yoga Alliance.
When not attending to her day job as an architect, Kristin spends an inordinate amount of time deepening her practice on a variety of fronts. In addition to teaching yoga and meditation, she is an avid Bhakti Yoga practitioner and is constantly leaving town to chant with Krishna Das wherever he is. She is currently in training at UMass Medical School to teach Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and is in professional training with the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute.
“These practices are life altering, from the inside out. Over time, you will get way more out of them than you expect or maybe even dream is possible.”

Katie Ziskind RYT is a passionate, caring, and alignment-focused teacher. She is a 500-hr Registered Yoga Teacher and a 200-hr ERYT. Katie Ziskind’s yoga practice creates a metaphor for the rest of her life. Gradually shifting her practice from once a week to more often, she has realized a deeper spiritual connection over the past few years through her vinyasa flow. She teaches a challenging, vinyasa flow style class that builds muscle, improves bone density, increases heart rate, uplifts mood,

Ashira began practicing in 2009. The warm welcome and encouragement she found within the yoga community inspired her to begin teaching. In 2014, she became a 200 hour RYT. Ashira regularly attends Baptiste workshops including Being of Power and True North Alignment. "The confidence and motivation I have discovered through yoga benefits me on and off my mat." Ashira completed her Level 1 Baptiste Certification in 2016 and has continued to grow her teaching and practice; offering unique workshops that include Black Light Yoga, Kids Yoga and Restorative classes. Yoga has proven the be physically and mentally healing for Ashira, an experience she inspires to share through teaching.

Kelly Harper

Vinyasa Instructor

Vanessa Taborda Cronin

Spanish and English Hot Yoga Instructor

Meghan Smith

Owner/Teacher

Ashley Dickinson

fitness Instructor

Katie is a new 200 hr YTT graduate and humbled to begin her teaching journey at Hot on Bank. Katie has practiced yoga for over 3 years and is trained in all level vinyasa with Ashtanga and Kripalu influences. You can expect to build heat, feel strong and get playful during her flow classes linked to breath, mind and body. She prides herself on giving many modifications for the postures so that every student can feel both safe and challenged whether a beginner or seasoned yogi. Her mission is to create community and inspire those who have always wanted to try yoga to get on the mat and find what feels good. When Katie is not teaching or doing her own practice, she enjoys being outdoors, cooking and traveling.


Yoga, for Kelly, began with little excitement back in the 80s. A passion for Power Vinyasa Yoga and a 200hr Teacher certification developed from the Mystic Yoga Shala. Kelly teaches at several Studios in CT where her classes follow a Baptist inspired flow interwoven with influences from other Yoga styles. 
 "Ive watched amazing transformations in students through the practice of Yoga. I encourage you to smile at the fact that you are unique; not "perfect". Please join me on your mat.  Namaste 

Ashley is so excited to be part of the Hot On Bank family!  She holds a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy and currently works as pediatric physical therapist for children with physical challenges.   Fitness has always been a huge part of Ashley's life, even as a young girl.  She grew up dancing, hiking, jogging, and playing tennis.  Now at 40, she's a runner, does pole fitness and other aerials like Lyra and hammock, dances/choreographs, and flys trapeze regularly. Ashley is a mom of two beautiful girls and married to her amazing husband Joel for 14 years. 

Katie Ziskind

500 hour Instructor

Patty Serrano

750 hour Baptiste Instructor

Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga meets you where you are at... In this moment; whether it be your first class or your thousandth, class to class, pose to pose, breath to breath it brings you back to yourself.
For the last seven years, Certified Baptiste Teacher, Patty Serraro, has taught Baptiste Yoga w...ith a focus on making it accessible and empowering for each and every body. In her challenging, free flowing, heated classes, Patty offers the tools and modifications needed to craft each posture in a way that deeply nourishes and supports you - in whatever you are up to - on your mat, or in your life, so that you can compassionately create each moment as the deepest expression of your strength; and also, of your freedom!

Ashira Mazzio

Baptiste Instructor

 provides a stretch to tight muscles, and relieves built up stress. All levels are welcome. Modifications are always available. As Katie’s personal practice grows, she shares these positive energy and enthusiasm with yoga to her students from children to seniors. Katie has taught yoga privately, in-home and to the following communities: Westerly Community Yoga Center and the Waterford Friendship School, Crescent beach Association, Black Point Beach Club, McCooks Park, Ocean Community YMCA of Mystic, Blissworks Yoga and Healing Arts, Pradipika Yoga Studio, Zen and Now Wellness Center, and the Mystic Yoga Shala. She has taught trauma-informed yoga to veterans through Recovery Yoga, a non-profit organization created by Elizabeth Johnstone. Katie is the founder of Katie’s Goddess Line, her all natural wellness product company, which are available conveniently online. She handcrafts her products with the most luxurious, organic ingredients locally in Southeastern Connecticut and they are safe for sensitive skin. Working towards her goals of intertwining her marriage and family therapy master’s degree career, Katie’s Goddess Line, and her love for yoga, she hopes to give others an opportunity to cultivate inner peace and loving kindness on the mat and radiate global peace off the mat. Unlock your unlimited potential with Katie Ziskind! Liability insured through Yoga Journal

​​In 2002 Kristin bought a book about Buddhism for reasons she cannot recall. As a result, she started meditating with no knowledge and no experience and an unwillingness to ask for help. Nevertheless, she has been sitting ever since and in 2014 earned a teaching certification through the Mindfulness Institute in the UK. In addition to group classes and private clients, she teaches in the MA prison system to men and women through the Prison Mindfulness Institute and in CT through... Recovery Yoga.
Kristin started yoga a bazillion years ago and went to like two classes a year until she found Baptiste Yoga. Having played Hooker for the Radcliffe Rugby team, and having been a member of the Harvard Boxing Club, Baptiste Yoga was


Katie Young

Vinyasa Instructor

Kristen Vaughn

500 hr Baptiste Instructor