Yoga Rookie: Beginners Progressive (ENROLLMENT)


This class is taught by:

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.

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!).

Calling Yoga Rookie graduates or students with some yoga experience: grow your yoga practice and learn new postures and sequences! Beginners Progressive is taught at a slow/moderate pace with detailed instruction on alignment and breathing. Venture into more advanced pranayama and meditation practice and yoga tools and techniques that create fitness, calm and greater vitality. You will gain the confidence to join other yoga classes or feel free to continue in progressions as your regular practice.

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Apr 27 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Kristen Garaffo
  • Mon May 01 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Traci Tufano
  • Thu May 04 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Kristen Garaffo
  • Mon May 08 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Traci Tufano
  • Thu May 11 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Kristen Garaffo
  • Mon May 15 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Traci Tufano
  • Thu May 18 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Kristen Garaffo
  • Mon May 22 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Traci Tufano
  • Thu May 25 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Kristen Garaffo
  • Thu Jun 01 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Kristen Garaffo
  • Mon Jun 05 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Traci Tufano
  • Thu Jun 08 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Kristen Garaffo
  • Mon Jun 12 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Traci Tufano
  • Thu Jun 15 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Kristen Garaffo
  • Mon Jun 19 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Traci Tufano
  • Thu Jun 22 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Kristen Garaffo
  • Mon Jun 26 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Traci Tufano
  • Thu Jun 29 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Kristen Garaffo
  • Mon Jul 03 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Traci Tufano