Yoga Rookie: Beginners Progressive (ENROLLMENT)


This class is taught by:

Peter Francis

Describe yourself in three words:
Fiery, passionate, strong, easygoing, chill, calm, compassionate, empathetic

Why do you teach Yoga?
I've learned a lot from being a student, but I'm eager to learn so much more while teaching.

Something surprising about you:
I enjoy going out to eat at restaurants by myself lol

What inspires you?
Observing the change in other people's faces, body language and tone of voice when they speak about their passions. It's wonderful to witness and it inspires me to be true to myself.

What's the scariest thing on your bucket list?
Not too sure I even have a bucket list.. but if I had to choose, it would be to wrestle with a lion.

Training/Certifications:

I'm a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. I'm currently finishing my 200-hour YTT through Thrive Yoga.

 

Peter first came to yoga as a way to stretch his body after sports and weight lifting, but quickly noticed his connection with yoga went much deeper than "just stretching". Peter uses yoga as a moving meditation to bring more awareness to his breath and his sense of self. He enjoys everything, from a hot and fiery class, to a deeply meditative and restorative class. Peter uses his physical therapy and personal training background to focus on integrating specific muscles which aid in alignment and stability in each posture. Peter believes yoga is for everyone, and creates a space for students to find what works best for their own 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!).

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.

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 a more advanced pranayama and meditation practice by learning 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 Jun 22 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Peter Francis
  • 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
  • Thu Jul 06 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Kristen Garaffo
  • Mon Jul 10 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Traci Tufano
  • Thu Jul 13 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Kristen Garaffo
  • Mon Jul 17 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Traci Tufano
  • Thu Jul 20 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Kristen Garaffo
  • Mon Jul 24 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Traci Tufano
  • Thu Jul 27 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Kristen Garaffo
  • Mon Jul 31 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Traci Tufano
  • Thu Aug 03 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Kristen Garaffo
  • Mon Aug 07 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Traci Tufano
  • Thu Aug 10 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Kristen Garaffo
  • Mon Aug 14 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Traci Tufano
  • Mon Aug 21 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Traci Tufano
  • Mon Aug 28 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Traci Tufano