Vinyasa Flow - Beginner


This class is taught by:

Jessie Hill

Describe yourself in three words: fiery, happy, passionate

Why do you teach Yoga? It only seems right. How could I keep this amazing gift all to myself?

Something surprising about you: I was a Hammer Thrower at the University of Maryland

What inspires you? Progress. It's not always a straight line: sometimes we even take a few steps backwards first. That's ok because there is never an end to yoga- it's a journey. There's always a next step, always a deeper variation- whether that's physical or just a change in perspective.

Where did you get your training/certifications? Thrive Yoga 200YTT

 

Jessie found her way to her mat after years of athletics. While she was initially drawn to the challenging asana practice, what she found was so much more than a sport replacement! Jessie loves a sweaty asana practice but equally enjoys a sweet meditation practice. Jessie looks forward to sharing her zest with others, while encouraging them to listen to their bodies and stay present.

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.

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!
Popular flowing style of yoga known for practicing deep breathing and increasing self-awareness, as well as fitness. Students who like moving with breath to build heat, strength, and flexibility favor vinyasa yoga. Expect unique sequences and a wide range of music.
 
Sweat Factor: 8
Chill Factor: 5
 

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Aug 26 9:15 am - 10:40 am with Jessie Hill
  • Sat Sep 02 9:15 am - 10:40 am with Kristen Garaffo
  • Sat Sep 09 9:15 am - 10:40 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Sat Sep 16 9:15 am - 10:40 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Sat Sep 23 9:15 am - 10:40 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Sat Sep 30 9:15 am - 10:40 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Sat Oct 07 9:15 am - 10:40 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Sat Oct 14 9:15 am - 10:40 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Sat Oct 21 9:15 am - 10:40 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Sat Oct 28 9:15 am - 10:40 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Sat Nov 04 9:15 am - 10:40 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Sat Nov 11 9:15 am - 10:40 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Sat Nov 18 9:15 am - 10:40 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Sat Nov 25 9:15 am - 10:40 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Sat Dec 02 9:15 am - 10:40 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Sat Dec 09 9:15 am - 10:40 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Sat Dec 16 9:15 am - 10:40 am with Felicia Piacente