Vinyasa Flow - Beginner


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!

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.

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.

Kevin Platt

Describe yourself in three words: Playful, Caring, Grounding

Why do you teach Yoga?  I teach yoga because it is my passion to spread love and connection. I try to open space in my classes for compassion, intuition gratitude and integration in each student and often feel gitty in doing so. Yoga has been a blessing to me and I would like to help offer that gift to the world.

Something surprising about you: I was diagnosed with a spinal infection when I was 19. The infection eroded parts of my Lumbar Vertebra in my back. I went through 4 months of healing and decided that I was going to teach yoga. I wanted to help people to mindfully move and love their bodies and furthermore, to intuitively self-heal. That was when my real "Yogic Path" began.

What inspires you? Community, The human body, vulnerability, intuition, travel, nature, the unique nature of each individual, animals ( including humans)...

What's the scariest thing on your bucket list? Highlining over canyons

Where did you get your training/certifications? Kripalu 200 Hour YTT July 2013

 

Kevin, 200RYT, offers classes that are soulful, energetic expressions of life and yoga. He allows space and intention for creative expression and development of your own yogic practice, while celebrating the connection we each bring as individuals into one community. His connection to intention and meditation is clear and allows each yogi to know themselves on a deeper level.

Popular flowing style of yoga known for practicing deep breathing and increasing self-awareness and 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 Feb 25 9:15 am - 10:40 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Wed Mar 01 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Susan Mondi
  • Sat Mar 04 9:15 am - 10:40 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Wed Mar 08 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Susan Mondi
  • Sat Mar 11 9:15 am - 10:40 am with Kristen Garaffo
  • Wed Mar 15 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Susan Mondi
  • Sat Mar 18 9:15 am - 10:40 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Wed Mar 22 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Susan Mondi
  • Sat Mar 25 9:15 am - 10:40 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Wed Mar 29 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Susan Mondi
  • Sat Apr 01 9:15 am - 10:40 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Wed Apr 05 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Susan Mondi
  • Sat Apr 08 9:15 am - 10:40 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Wed Apr 12 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Susan Mondi
  • Sat Apr 15 9:15 am - 10:40 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Wed Apr 19 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Susan Mondi
  • Sat Apr 22 9:15 am - 10:40 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Wed Apr 26 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Kevin Platt
  • Sat Apr 29 9:15 am - 10:40 am with Felicia Piacente
  • Wed May 03 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Susan Mondi