Hot Vinyasa - 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!

Dorota Preysnar

Describe yourself in three words: happy, passionate, spontaneous

Why do you teach Yoga? It's really fun, it inspires me, makes me happy and energized

What is something surprising about you? I'm pretty artistic and love to create things with paper

What inspires you? Being around people who are passionate about doing what they love

Training/Certifications: I got both my 200 and 500 hour certifications here at Thrive. I received my aerial yoga certification through Transcend Wellness and Yoga

 

Dorota likes to find creative ways of modifying poses to create movement and help her students find connection with their body and breath while creating awareness.  She's enthusiastic, encouraging and even though her classes can be challenging, she strives to make them fun so everybody finds something that will suit them.

Kate Kecman

Describe yourself in three words: playful, compassionate, and empathetic

Why do you teach Yoga? I teach to learn how to be a better student and to spread love.

Something surprising about you: I am a twin.

What inspires you? Challenges and people who are successful in life doing what they are passionate about.

What's the scariest thing on your bucket list? Skydiving

Training/Certifications: 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program, March 2017 | Thrive Yoga 

Level 1 Thai Yoga Massage Training | Spiritual Essence Yoga & Wellness Center, January 2017

Reiki Practitioner: Reiki First Degree, September 2016; Reiki Second Degree, September 2016 | The Grace of Reiki and the Usui System of Natural Healing

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program, June 2015 | Thrive Yoga/Simon Says Yoga

Health Coach Training Program, October 2014 | Institute for Integrative Nutrition

B.S. Community Health, December 2009 | University of Maryland, College Park, MD School of Public Health

Katie teaches vinyasa flow and will work to find a balance between effort and ease both mentally and physically. Katie’s class will integrate deep breathing, self- awareness, and fitness and will provide students with an overall wellness experience. Katie will build student’s strength, balance, and flexibility with a range of poses, sequences, and modifications to fit the student’s needs.

Kristen Garaffo

Describe yourself in three words: Fun, Sweet, Strong.

Why do you teach yoga? It is a precious opportunity to spread light. Our world needs it!

Something surprising about you: I'm adopted and was born in Asuncion, Paraguay!

What inspires you? Human potential. Living with Intention and seeing it in action in myself and in others. Transformation. Knowing it is always at our fingertips. Music. Art.

What is the scariest thing on your bucket list? Writing a one woman show. Performing my own words on stage. In front of people. As an actor, it is much easier for me to perform other people's words. But mine? Totally different story!

Where did you get your certifications? 200 hour Thrive Yoga! Quarter Life Calling with Coby Kozlowski, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Karma Yoga Leadership Intensive - Coby Kozlowski, Nosara, Costa Rica

 

Kristen is passionate about living yoga and supporting others in finding their unique gifts and sharing them with the world. She shares her own unique gifts as a yoga teacher - blending music, storytelling, and her light-hearted spirit - in hopes of offering a relaxed, safe space for students to find ease in their minds and bodies.

Practice flow yoga in a heated room to increase heart rate and sweating. The heated room helps open and stretch your tightest muscles. Expect unique sequences and chill time.
 
Sweat Factor: 10
Chill Factor: 4

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Jun 22 6:00 pm - 7:25 pm with Felicia Piacente
  • Sun Jun 25 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Mon Jun 26 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Tue Jun 27 6:00 pm - 7:25 pm with Dorota Preysnar
  • Wed Jun 28 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Kate Kecman
  • Thu Jun 29 6:00 pm - 7:25 pm with Kristen Garaffo
  • Mon Jul 03 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Thu Jul 06 6:00 pm - 7:25 pm with Felicia Piacente
  • Sun Jul 09 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Mon Jul 10 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Tue Jul 11 6:00 pm - 7:25 pm with Kate Kecman
  • Thu Jul 13 6:00 pm - 7:25 pm with Felicia Piacente
  • Sun Jul 16 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Mon Jul 17 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Tue Jul 18 6:00 pm - 7:25 pm with Kate Kecman
  • Thu Jul 20 6:00 pm - 7:25 pm with Felicia Piacente
  • Sun Jul 23 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Mon Jul 24 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Felicia Piacente