Business briefs: Teacher opens Hadley yoga studio



Published: 4/4/2016 4:04:01 PM
MAKING NEWSArea yoga teacher opens studio

HADLEY — Bonni-Lynne Sandler has opened HeartnSoul Yoga & Wellness within Aegis Physical Therapy and Chiropractic, 241 Russell St., Hadley.

Sandler offers yoga therapeutics, individual healing sessions, private and small group yoga lessons, Thai massage/bodywork, divine sleep yoga nidra, meditation groups, 12-step recovery yoga, Reiki, and also teaches yoga at Ananda Yoga and Serenity Yoga in South Hadley.

She holds a master’s degree in education, a bachelor’s degree in health science and is a registered advanced yoga teacher, yoga therapist, Reiki master, Thai massage/bodyworker, licensed health educator and special educator.

Further information is available online at, emailing, or calling 877-8888.

Ekus named trustee of local nonprofit

HATFIELD – Sally Ekus has been elected a trustee for the Massachusetts chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Ekus participates in Light the Night Walk (founding site), Burlington Coat Factory; Man and Woman of the Year Committee member; Team in Training, and is a founding member of Society Connection.

Ekus is a literary agent and co-owns the Lisa Ekus Group, a culinary agency headquartered in Hatfield.

Albano managing shareholder

NORTHAMPTON – Bacon Wilson, with offices in Hampshire and Hampden counties, has named attorney Kenneth J. Albano managing shareholder, effective Jan. 1, 2017.

For the remainder of 2016, he will share the role with attorney Stephen N. Krevalin, who has led the firm for the past 15 years.

Albano is a senior partner and a member of the firm’s corporate, commercial, and municipal practice groups. In addition to his legal practice, he is active in the community.

He is chairman of the board of the March of Dimes Western Massachusetts Division, and serves on the board of the New England Chapter of the March of Dimes and Behavioral Health Network. He also works with the American Cancer Society, Make-A-Wish, and the ALS Association.

In June 2015, Albano received the Massachusetts Bar Association’s community service award in recognition of his volunteer work.

Sternheim’s service to education noted

AMHERST – Morton M. Sternheim of Amherst, professor emeritus of physics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has received the National Science Teachers Association award for distinguished service to science education.

Sternheim is currently director of the UMass STEM Education Institute and of the Pioneer Valley STEM Pipeline Network.

He will be honored during a banquet at the 2017 NSTA national meeting in Los Angeles. These awards honor NSTA members who, through active leadership and scholarly work over a significant period of time, have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of education in the sciences and science teaching.

Veterans benefit from United Way 

SPRINGFIELD – United Way of Pioneer Valley was one of five recipients of a grant that supports financial education to veterans and military families.

Known as the Operation Money Wise: Financial Education Opportunity Grant and funded through the Office of Economic Empowerment, these grants aim to provide military families  with the tools they need to achieve financial stability. Many of these workshops will include strategy sessions on managing money, planning for college, preparing for retirement and monetary decision-making. 


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