Meet the B FREE Team
Addictions Specialist, Counselor & Healing Justice Program
Jill is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (LADC II), having worked in many facets of treatment, including PHP, IOP, OP, and at MCI Framingham, with incarcerated women who suffer from substance use disorder. Jill employs a holistic, client-centered approach to addiction therapy and utilizes a myriad of techniques that cater to individual needs, such as CBT, DBT, talk, narrative and art therapy, motivational interviewing, meditation and person-centered interventions. Jill is passionate about helping clients find what will help them feel fulfilled and empowered in their long-term recovery.
Jill equally enjoys group therapy (What’s the opposite of addiction? Connection!), as well as individual client therapy, utilizing a therapeutic approach helping clients gain insight and increase motivation by building trust, exploring self-esteem and healthy coping skills.
Christy L. Ray
B Free Studio Instructor
What's up? I'm Christy, and I teach dance fitness classes and Zumba. I love the mission of B Free and am honored to teach here. Let's view fitness from the lens of a journey of abundance, inspiration, empowerment, self-acceptance, and love.
In each class, we are creating a space here for people of all shapes, sizes, colors, skill levels, and backgrounds to feel safe to be themselves, have fun, move their bodies, and get all the physical, emotional, and even spiritual benefits of shaking your *groove thang*! Giddyup!
Healing Justice Wellness Coach, Counselor, Instructor, and Holistic Service Provider
Lauren D’Angelo (E-RYT 500, YACEP) found her way into her first yoga class after years of playing sports, running, and cycling, and knew instantly that she wanted to be a yoga teacher. She has studied with Goldie Graham, Robert Sidoti, Betty Riaz, David Vendetti, and many other well-known teachers who have guided her through her journey of becoming a teacher. She has also studied and been certified in Core Power Yoga, Budokon, and SPA yoga.
Lauren’s classes are an active, powerful, movement-based vinyasa crafted to be accessible for all. In her 15+ years of teaching, she has taught in settings such as the UnderArmour world headquarters, Oakley world headquarters, the Boston Common, and Yoga Reaches Out, and for O2x. This Boston organization helps first responders, including military and firefighters, thrive. Lauren is known for her creative, fluid sequences, story-telling, and messaging; she is also an avid writer.
Lauren graduated with her Master's in Social Work from Simmons University in May 2023. With this education, she brings the gift of science and education of the brain, central nervous system, and the human body into her classes.
B Free Studio Instructor
Rick Garceau, a licensed Zumba instructor, has taught Zumba and Aqua Zumba classes for 9 years. His goal is to get people of all ages and abilities experiencing the joy of movement in a judgement-free environment. He lives in Centerville with his husband Tom where they own and operate the Captain David Kelley House B&B.
Lead Coach, Financial Manager, and Director of Nutrition programming
Lindsay is a Cape Cod native and mom to three children. Becoming a mom is what first started her on her long journey of learning about health, fitness, and nutrition. Lindsay completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2020 and her yoga study specialties include children’s, prenatal, and yin restorative. She is also a NASM-certified personal trainer, AFAA Group Fitness and Zumba certified. Children's yoga is her favorite class to teach!
Lindsay completed the B Free Coaching program and a Masters degree in Nutrition and Integrative Health in 2022. In her coaching, she will consider many different areas of health beyond nutrition and fitness to help her clients achieve their optimal wellness.
B Free Studio Instructor & Coach
Nina Raffaele is a curandera (healer), she first connected with Boricua ancestral traditional herbalism and spiritual practices and later became an apprentice to Western Shoshone Traditional Medicine Man Corbin Harney. From then on, she knew that one day she would go back to helping others heal, and coaching is her tool in supporting women and community organizations to thrive. Fast-forward, Nina’s coaching style integrates creative energy and vibrational intuition. Her philosophy promotes a lifestyle of simplicity and connectivity with the beautiful world around us. The result is becoming the best version of ourselves.
Nina is certified by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) and is also an intuitive healer who is passionate about supporting her clients to cultivate joy in their lives.