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.

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!

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.

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:

  • Thu Apr 27 6:00 pm - 7:25 pm with Dorota Preysnar
  • Sun Apr 30 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Katie Iciek
  • Mon May 01 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Tue May 02 6:00 pm - 7:25 pm with Dorota Preysnar
  • Wed May 03 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Dorota Preysnar
  • Thu May 04 6:00 pm - 7:25 pm with Felicia Piacente
  • Sun May 07 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Mon May 08 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Tue May 09 6:00 pm - 7:25 pm with Dorota Preysnar
  • Wed May 10 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Kate Kecman
  • Thu May 11 6:00 pm - 7:25 pm with Felicia Piacente
  • Sun May 14 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Mon May 15 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Tue May 16 6:00 pm - 7:25 pm with Dorota Preysnar
  • Wed May 17 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Kate Kecman
  • Thu May 18 6:00 pm - 7:25 pm with Felicia Piacente
  • Sun May 21 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Mon May 22 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Tue May 23 6:00 pm - 7:25 pm with Dorota Preysnar
  • Wed May 24 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Kate Kecman