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!

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.

Traci Tufano

Describe yourself in three words:Ether, Air, Fire

Why do you teach Yoga?: Yoga has helped give me what I like to call my "phoenix moment," rise from my ashes and overcome trauma; first feeling physically stronger, then mentally, then spiritually. As a teacher I want to help provide a space where others can reconnect with themselves and reclaim their bodies.

Something surprising about you: ...have you heard me laugh?

What inspires you?: I recently learned that a butterfly must struggle out of its cocoon in order for it to be able to fly. I think that is a beautiful reminder that sometimes in life we need to struggle in order to develop our ability to fly.

What's the scariest thing on your bucket list?: Scuba diving

Training/Certifications: 200 YTT from Thrive, Reiki Level 1&2, Currently enrolled in 300 YTT at Thrive

Traci uses yoga as a way to heal past traumas and reconnect with her true self. She integrates aspects of emotional and trauma sensitive yoga as she approaches each of her classes and also enjoys making connections to the different charkas and elements. Traci creates a loving and safe space for her students to discover just how strong they really are (inside and out!).

Julie Alter

Describe yourself in three words: Kind, hopeful, happy.

Why do you teach yoga? It's not about looking a certain way but yoga is about tapping into the essence of who you really are. I teach to continue to learn. The more I practice and learn the more I lean toward prioritizing "Being" practices that focus on meditation, pranayama, Yoga Nidra, restorative yoga and feeling balanced on and off the mat.

What inspires you? Beauty and being outside in Nature inspires me. The simple beauty and perfection in a flower or watching birds at my feeders.

 

Julie believes yoga is for everyone.  It is her mission to honor and embrace each student's search for self awareness.  Julie's aim is to teach with compassion, love and a sense of humor.  Find your inward feeling and outward spreading of joy in each individual accomplishment through yoga and interactions out in the world.

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.

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:

  • Mon Aug 21 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Tue Aug 22 6:00 pm - 7:25 pm with Kate Kecman
  • Thu Aug 24 6:00 pm - 7:25 pm with Felicia Piacente
  • Sun Aug 27 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Traci Tufano
  • Mon Aug 28 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Julie Alter
  • Tue Aug 29 6:00 pm - 7:25 pm with Kate Kecman
  • Thu Aug 31 6:00 pm - 7:25 pm with Dorota Preysnar
  • Tue Sep 05 6:00 pm - 7:25 pm with Kate Kecman
  • Thu Sep 07 6:00 pm - 7:25 pm with Felicia Piacente
  • Sun Sep 10 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Mon Sep 11 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Tue Sep 12 6:00 pm - 7:25 pm with Kate Kecman
  • Thu Sep 14 6:00 pm - 7:25 pm with Felicia Piacente
  • Sun Sep 17 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Mon Sep 18 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Tue Sep 19 6:00 pm - 7:25 pm with Kate Kecman
  • Thu Sep 21 6:00 pm - 7:25 pm with Felicia Piacente
  • Sun Sep 24 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Felicia Piacente