Ambassadors at Crane & Lion are women who inspire others to feel good about themselves - whether that's through fashion, fitness or overall wellness. If you'd like to join our ambassador team, please visit our application form here.
Lauren Scruggs Kennedy
Lauren is a wellness warrior, NY Times Best-Selling Author, Lifestyle Blogger and philanthropist dedicated to helping women find balance and wellness in their lives. She’s the author of a lifestyle blog (laurenscruggskennedy.com) and two books - New York Times Best-Selling Still LOLO (2012) and Your Beautiful Heart (2015). She’s the co-founder of the Lauren Scruggs Kennedy Foundation, which exists to bring hope, restore dignity, and ignite faith in girls and women with limb loss by providing beautiful cosmetic coverings for prostheses, and partners with pro-surfer Bethany Hamilton on a yearly retreat for girls who have lost a limb. In 2017, Lauren launched Stranded, a loose powder dry shampoo for all hair types. Lauren currently lives in Los Angeles with her loving husband, Jason Kennedy.
Shannon was introduced to yoga through her parents but then developed her own practice while traveling in Australia and Southeast Asia. Her teaching style is dynamic vinyasa flow that focuses on alignment, creative sequencing, and hand-on assists. When Shannon is not teaching on Nantucket she is organizing and facilitating yoga adventures around the world with the New Orleans based travel business, Yoga Caravan. Read a Q&A with Shannon on our blog.
Meagan is the founder of Supta Yoga Nantucket which is a community oriented yoga studio on Nantucket. She was introduced to yoga over ten years ago in New Orleans, Louisiana but continues to grow as both a teacher and a student. Read a Q&A with Meagan on our blog.
Ieva is an avid traveler who teaches yoga during the summers on Nantucket. She has been practicing for over 17 years to help heal her lungs but has evolved into teaching others. Ieva’s teachings help bring a mindful awareness to her students physical bodies in a precise, playful, and fun way. Read a Q&A with Ieva on our blog.
Evie is a Nantucket native and teaches at multiple studios around the island. After attending college Evie traveled down to Baja, Mexico to complete her 200 YTT in vinyasa yoga. She designs her classes to create a balance with physical wellness, mental health, spiritual growth, and self-love. Read a Q&A with Evie on our blog.
Known for her intuitive sequencing and beautiful music, Amy has been a pioneering force in the Boston yoga scene for the past 15 years. She brings an element of meditation and philosophy into each of her classes and gives her students a reprieve from the outside world while offering them a deeper understanding of their inside world. A dedicated student of various forms of yoga, Amy’s main influences include Barbara Benagh, Shiva Rea, and Tom Myers. Amy was awarded “Best of Boston” by Boston Magazine. She leads retreats and workshops around the world, heals one-on-one through her Postural Yoga Therapy, hosts 200 hour yoga teacher trainings, and is the creator of “Tear Down the Wall” - a one of a kind movement experience. Her biggest accomplishment (and challenge) to date is raising the sweetest little guru on the planet, her three-year-old son. Amy currently teaches in Boston at Exhale Spa and Equinox and her schedule can be viewed here. Read a Q&A with Amy on our blog.
From a very young age, Erin always enjoyed being active and spent a lot of her time playing tennis and as a long and triple jumper on the track team. Originally from North Carolina, Erin, who is NASM Certified as a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor has found that teaching boot camp classes is a great way to meet people in a new city. She currently has the pleasure of combining her love of health and fitness in her role as Social Media Manager at Withings where she has a weekly fitness column on their social channels titled #WithErin. Always on the hunt for a new fitness challenge, she has tried a bikini fitness competition, is training for the Boston Marathon and is in pursuit of the ever elusive handstand. Read a Q&A with Erin on our blog.
Erin is a registered 500HR Yoga Alliance Instructor, Certified Reiki and is currently a student in a Life Coach Training School. She first completed her 200HR Training at Kripalu School of Yoga & attended Creative Kids Yoga School where she completed a 50HR YTT. She then completed a Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Training which was led by the respected founder, Lama Allione. Erin traveled internationally for three months where she completed a month long Ashtanga Yoga Study Program, Ayurvedic Internship & her last month, a 200HR Ashtanga YTT. She went back to Kripalu and completed the 500HR Modules of Vinyasa, Special Populations and Advanced Pranayama/Asana. She has assisted four month long trainings at Kripalu and will always continue to to work there. Read a Q&A with Erin on our blog and visit her website: evolvewitherin.com
Erin has always had a true passion for staying fit and living a healthy lifestyle. Since a young age, running was always a huge part of her life and something she liked to do for fun. As she grew up her passion for running and physical fitness grew with her. She also realized she had a true passion for motivating others when she became a spin instructor. This opened a lot of doors as she realized she no longer wanted to be in the corporate world, her passion was to coach/ instruct and motivate others. She left her corporate job and turned fitness into her full time career. Erin now manages and instructs at Recycle Studio and is a Running Coach at MyStryde. She loves to motivate and inspire others by helping them find their mental strength and guiding them through their own personal fitness journeys. When she’s not in the studio she loves to spend time with her family and friends in and around the city. Read a Q&A with Erin on our blog.
Anneliese is a Yoga/SUP Yoga instructor and co-owner of Cape Ann SUP. In 2012, she moved on from a 4-year collegiate field hockey career and found sanctuary on both her yoga mat and out on her paddleboard. She completed her 200-hr yoga certification with Marc St. Pierre and her SUP Yoga certification with Julie Roach of H2yO. Since 2013, she has been taking people out on the water for SUP Yoga classes Memorial Day – Labor Day. Her goal, both in and out of the studio, is to connect people with nature, be that their breath or the water under the board. Aside from yoga and SUP Yoga, she is an avid paddleboarder. Every year, she competes in at least 1-2 paddleboard races on Cape Ann. Including, in 2014, when she completed the Blackburn Challenge (a 20+ mile open water circumnavigation of Cape Ann). She enjoys guiding tours of the Essex River and Gloucester Harbors as well as buying for- and managing Cape Ann SUP’s retail location in Essex, MA (that carries Crane & Lion!). In 2016/2017, she and Dom hope to host their first ever SUP/Yoga retreat. Anneliese is also a real estate agent and lives at home with her boyfriend Dominic Olivo and their Rhodesian Ridgeback, Fila. Read a Q&A with Anneliese on our blog.
Caitlin has been involved in fitness for as long as she can remember. Prior to doing it professionally, she was a 3-sport athlete at Tabor Academy followed by 3 years of college lacrosse at Union College. Caitlin ran 3 full marathons before she discovered exhale, where she was quickly transformed into a barre enthusiast. She began teaching Core Fusion in February of 2011. Then in July of 2012, she took on the role of mind-body manager at exhale battery wharf and having been running the program ever since. Caitlin completed her 200-hour Yoga Alliance teacher training via exhale in May of 2015. She continues to pursue physical pursuits outside of exhale such as her family football game on thanksgiving as well as an annual marathon, but her heart and main focus is on exhale’s Core Fusion and Yoga classes. Read a Q&A with Caitlin on our blog.
Known for her lighthearted but highly specific approach to the yoga practice, Ame has become a go-to teacher for those seeking knowledge and guidance on everything from the mysteries of triangle pose to rising above the riffs of modern-day competitive culture. She is the founder and director of Boston Yoga School, a training program that offers exceptional yoga programs in Boston, Cape Cod, Maine and upstate New York. A dedicated student of both Iyengar and Ashtanga styles of yoga, Ame prides herself on being a devoted seeker and aims to inspire others to stay on the path of yoga, and of teaching. Ame has been a featured teacher in Yoga Journal, at Wanderlust Festival and was awarded the honor of “Best of Boston” in 2010. She travels extensively leading retreats, trainings and workshops all over the world. In addition to her yoga studies she also holds a BA in Philosophy & Religion and an MA in Cultural Studies. www.amewren.com Read a Q&A with Ame on our blog.
In addition to being a yoga teacher, Caitlin is a mother, writer, SUP racer, road cyclist, clinical massage therapist and breast cancer survivor. She has advanced certifications in both prenatal and children’s yoga, and has an extensive background in PranaFlow. A former modern dancer, she fuses her passion for movement and music with her love of traditional yoga; keeping her teaching creative, playful and fresh. Her classes are primarily vinyasa-based and infused with the teachings of the Ashtanga and Iyengar traditions and the influences of her teachers Shiva Rea, and Ganga White. Caitlin is proud to call the tiny island of Nantucket her home, and devotes much of her free time to playing with her son on the beach and pursuing the #SUPlife. She is the founder of Nantucket SUP Yoga, which offers a full array of Fluid Flow Stand-Up Paddle Yoga classes in the warmer months and Strong Girls Yoga, a yoga-based curriculum that seeks to support Nantucket’s young women in the cultivation of self-esteem, mindfulness, and physical awareness. Caitlin is a cancer advocate and blogs regularly about her adventures with long-term illness, practicing yoga and parenting. She has written numerous articles for elephantjournal.com, and RebelleSociety.com. In 2015 Caitlin was honored by the one hundred, a program of Mass General Cancer Center that recognizes outstanding work in the cancer community as well as featured in N Magazine. Read a Q&A with Caitlin on our blog.