Vinyasa Flow & Core Strength - Beginner/Intermediate


This class is taught by:

Felicia Piacente

Describe yourself in three words: Balanced, passionate, optimistic.

Why do you teach Yoga? Because yoga teaches me.

What inspires you? My children, my work, and the first day of spring.

What's the scariest thing on your bucket list? Holding handstand in the middle of the room.

Where did you get your training/certifications? ISHTA at Thrive:RYT 500;RYT200,Prenatal; Thai Yoga Massage Level 1

 
Felicia, 500RYT, has been teaching at Thrive since 2009. Her positive energy and direct instruction inspire students to pay close attention to alignment while keeping a light-hearted and spirited way. Felicia's classes focus on balancing a strong physical practice with mental well-being and fun!

Susan Mondi

Describe yourself in three words: Fun, inquisitive, clairvoyant
Why do you teach Yoga?
It keeps me present and young at heart. No other job in the world requires me to consciously breathe all day long.
What inspires you?
Children, anyone who asks questions 
Where did you get your training/certifications?
I have several certifications and have attended yoga workshops and trainings in all different styles since 1987. The biggest influence on my skill as a teacher has been from teaching yoga to thousands of students over the last 13 years at Thrive. My style is derived from the yoga tools that are the most effective and most pleasurable ways to live a conscious, healthy and loving life.
Studio owner; Susan has lived a healthy lifestyle for more than 30 years. Yoga Training Director and an E-RYT500, Susan has studied various yoga styles and practices for more than 25 years, including Baptiste Power Vinyasa, ISHTA, Kundalini, Yin, Restorative, Prenatal, Yoga Nidra and Therapeutic Yoga. Susan's classes  are sequenced uniquely to inspire strength, flexibility and conscious awareness. Expect your yoga practice to surprise you.

Susan is the creator, director and lead trainer of the Thrive Yoga Teacher Trainings. Thrive Yoga Trainings have graduated more than 300 yoga teachers who today continue to uniquely influence yoga in America (and other countries). Thrive Yoga Trainings specialize in helping students discover and develop their unique voice as a human being and as a yoga teacher.

Vinyasa yoga sequences and core strengthening sets. Become more aware of how core strength supports a healthy spine, increases mobility and the feeling of being light. Sequences are designed for a deeper understanding of engaging the core; breathing deeper to support core strength and vitality; and gaining more abdomen and lower back strength and flexibility.

Class Level-Beginner/Intermediate:

Great for students new to yoga with some experience in the basic postures (asana) and yogic breathing and experienced students with a regular practice who are comfortable with sequenced sets and are interested in integrating various yoga techniques for a deeper experience. Modifications and intermediate variations are offered.

Classes will include:
•Beginner and intermediate variations of the foundational poses including arm balances and inversions.
•Beginner and intermediate pranayama techniques and longer pranayama sets such as:ujjayi pranayama (victorious breath; 3-part breath; bhastrika pranayama (bellows breath); and kapalabhati pranayama (breath of fire).
•Yoga techniques to explore awareness of the energetic body (chakras)Self-awareness techniques to de-stress and become more present.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Oct 20 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Fri Oct 27 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Abby Cassity
  • Fri Nov 03 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Fri Nov 10 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Fri Nov 17 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Wed Nov 22 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Susan Mondi
  • Fri Nov 24 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Fri Dec 01 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Fri Dec 08 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Fri Dec 15 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Fri Dec 22 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Fri Dec 29 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Felicia Piacente