Yoga at the River’s Edge


Now in its 23rd season, Yoga at the River’s Edge was founded (in 1997) by Kezia Bacon, a yoga teacher who wanted to combine her enthusiasm for yoga with her love of the North & South Rivers. Kezia hoped participants would gain increased awareness and appreciation both of their inner selves and of the rivers, marshes, and streams of the North and South Rivers Watershed.

To download a PDF with directions to all class sites, click here . . .YATREdirections.pdf

Or use this Google Map to locate the class sites . . .

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The North and South Rivers Watershed Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration, maintenance and conservation of the natural resources of the North and South Rivers.  Visit for details.

Please bring a yoga mat, blanket, or a towel (large enough to lie down on). You may also like a blanket to place under your yoga mat to accommodate your outstretched arms and legs. Dress in layers — the temperature at these outdoor sites can change quickly as the sun rises or as clouds move in. Other supplies to consider: drinking water, bug repellant, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses.

Classes are cancelled on rainy days.


*For classes at Couch, wear good walking shoes for an approx. 1/4 mile hike over uneven (& sometimes wet) terrain.

** For classes at Rexhame, all cars without a Marshfield Beach sticker must pay $1 to park, and must depart by 10am.


Couch Beach (via Couch Cemetery)

629 Union Street, Marshfield

Rexhame Beach

end of Standish Street, Marshfield

Ferry Hill Day Camp (formerly YWCA Marshfield)

76 Ferry Hill Road, Marshfield

Driftway Conservation Park

250 Driftway, Scituate

Luddam’s Ford Park

(aka Indian Head River Reservoir)

West Elm Street, Pembroke

Do you have questions?

Would you like to attend a class?

Please email me!

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All classes are 8:30-9:45 am.

Donation: NSRWA members $10 • Non-members $15

June 8

with Kezia Bacon

at Couch Beach on the North River *

June 15 

with Page Railsback

at Rexhame Dunes**

June 22

with Claire Manganello             

at Rexhame Dunes**

June 29 

with Samantha Dormady

at Rexhame Dunes**

July 6

with Kate Stone

at YWCA Marshfield (on Little’s Creek)

July 13 

with Samantha Dormady

at Indian Head River Reservoir

July 20

with Mary Whidden 

at Rexhame Dunes**

July 27

with Marnie Bacon

at Rexhame Dunes**

August 3

with Mary Norton

at Driftway Conservation Park

August 10

with Mary Whidden

at YWCA Marshfield (on Little’s Creek)

August 17

with Samantha Dormady

at Rexhame Dunes**

August 24

with Mary Whidden

at Rexhame Dunes**

August 31

with Claire Manganello

at Indian Head River Reservoir

September 7

with Kezia Bacon

at Couch Beach on the North River*


Kezia Bacon, founder and director of Yoga at the River’s Edge, has been practicing yoga since 1990. She earned her basic Kripalu Yoga certification in 1997, and her advanced certification in 2003. Kezia (pronounced Kee-za) teaches several weekly Gentle Yoga classes in the Marshfield/Duxbury area. She also offers workshops and private sessions in yoga, breathing and meditation. Visit

Marnie Bacon is known for her articulate instruction, her humor and honesty and for a modern approach to the ancient teachings of yoga. With twenty years plus of teaching experience, she has over one thousand hours of professional training in yoga and various healing modalities. Marnie offers and array of classes, both public and private, workshops and destination yoga retreats, all held in places of great beauty around the globe. She has recently relocated to Fort Collins, Colorado. Visit

Samantha Dormady’s yoga journey began in a prenatal yoga class in 2002. What began as a whim evolved into a most welcomed and needed discovery that has changed her life. Her yoga journey has continued, leading her on a path of passion and wellness. Sam completed her 200-hour certification, as well as a children’s yoga teacher certification, through Open Doors Power Yoga in 2012. Her intention is to provide modifications and variations to a wide range of abilities, allowing each student to attain their personal goals and encourage growth of their practice. She strives for a welcoming class environment, where students can practice at their own pace in a supportive and relaxed atmosphere. 

Claire Manganello earned her yoga teacher certification from Kripalu in 2007. Trained in Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Radiant Child Yoga, and Restorative Yoga, she has more recently received certifications from Jennifer Reis in Element Yoga and Devine Sleep Yoga Nidra. Experience includes chair yoga and gentle yoga at a Residential Center and Senior Center, and gentle to moderate classes at a local Healing and Wellness Center.

Jerry Mulhall, a longtime yoga enthusiast, earned his basic yoga teacher certification in Kripalu Yoga in 1997. Since then, has taught a variety of yoga programs on the South Shore. Jerry is taking this year off from Yoga at the River’s Edge.

Mary Norton has been teaching yoga and meditation on the South Shore for many years. She also has a private massage therapy practice in Scituate.

Page Pearson Railsback has reaped the benefits of a yoga and a wholistic healing practice in her life for many years. She is an artist living in Scituate MA. She teaches painting, is a Polarity therapist and teaches private yoga on request. Visit

Kate Stone has been teaching Kripalu yoga for 16 years and as a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine for 12 years, she combines her knowledge of the body and its meridian systems with the yoga postures done in class. Kate especially enjoys giving yoga students easy-to-apply health information in class, to take home and use in their own practice. Kate is owner of Stone Acupuncture in Marshfield, offering Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.

Mary Whidden earned her basic yoga teacher certification at Kripalu in 2001. She teaches yoga at various locations on the South Shore, presents yoga workshops, and is available for private lessons. She is the Director of the Yoga Teacher Training Program for Fitness Resources Associates. She has a B.S. in Physical Education and is an ACSM certified Personal Trainer. Mary is the former co-owner of Whidden’s School of Fitness, Marshfield, and is the Fitness Manger at Linden Ponds, an active retirement community in Hingham.