Hot Vinyasa - Beginner/Intermediate


This class is taught by:

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.

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: Enrolled in 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program, Expected Completion December 2016 | Thrive Yoga 

Level 1 Thai Yoga Massage Training | Spiritual Essence Yoga & Wellness Center Expected Completion, December 2016

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.

Katie Iciek

Describe yourself in three words: Passionate, resilient, brave.
Why do you teach Yoga? Because it’s so much fun! I get to share my passion for yoga with anyone who walks in the door.
What's the scariest thing on your bucket list? To learn how to fly a plane.
What inspires you? Everyone I meet. I believe that every single person comes into your life for a reason. I am the person I am today because of the people I’ve met along the way.
Where did you get your training/certifications? Thrive 200 RYT

Katie Iciek came to yoga in 2013 as a runner looking for relief from physical tension. Originally drawn to the asana practice, Katie grew increasingly interested in meditation and the subtle body. She has been hooked ever since and completed her 200 hour teacher training at Thrive in 2015. Katie’s classes include playful asana, dynamic pranayama, and deep meditation. She encourages students to explore each pose and make the practice uniquely theirs!

Susan Mondi

Describe yourself in three words: Fun, inquisitive, alive
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
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 14 years. On the job training. My style is derived from the yoga tools that are the most effective and most pleasureable ways to live a conscious, healthy and loving life.
Studio owner;Yoga Training Director and an E-RYT500, susan has studied various yoga styles and yoga fusion formats for more than 25 years, including Baptiste Power Vinyasa, ISHTA, Kundalini, Yin, Restorative, Prenatal, Yoga Nidra and Therapeutic Yoga. Susan teaches within the framework of Kriya yoga using the tools of the 8-limbs of yoga. Her classes class 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 200 yoga teachers who today continue to uniquely influence yoga in America (and other countries). Thrive Yoga Trainings specialize in helping trainees discover and develop their unique voice as a human being and as a yoga teacher.

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

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Feb 28 6:00 pm - 7:25 pm with Dorota Preysnar
  • Wed Mar 01 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Dorota Preysnar
  • Thu Mar 02 6:00 pm - 7:25 pm with Felicia Piacente
  • Sun Mar 05 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Mon Mar 06 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Tue Mar 07 6:00 pm - 7:25 pm with Dorota Preysnar
  • Wed Mar 08 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Kate Kecman
  • Thu Mar 09 6:00 pm - 7:25 pm with Felicia Piacente
  • Sun Mar 12 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Mon Mar 13 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Tue Mar 14 6:00 pm - 7:25 pm with Dorota Preysnar
  • Wed Mar 15 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Kate Kecman
  • Thu Mar 16 6:00 pm - 7:25 pm with Felicia Piacente
  • Sun Mar 19 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Katie Iciek
  • Mon Mar 20 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Tue Mar 21 6:00 pm - 7:25 pm with Dorota Preysnar
  • Wed Mar 22 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Kate Kecman
  • Thu Mar 23 6:00 pm - 7:25 pm with Dorota Preysnar
  • Sun Mar 26 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Katie Iciek
  • Mon Mar 27 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Susan Mondi