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.

Dorota Preysnar instructs the following:
  • Hot Vinyasa - Beginner/Intermediate
  • 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

  • Vinyasa Flow & Core Strength - Beginner/Intermediate
  • Vinyasa yoga sequences and core strengthening sets. Become more aware of how core strength supports a healthy spine, increases mobility and the feeling of being light. Sequences are designed for a deeper understanding of engaging the core; breathing deeper to support core strength and vitality; and gaining more abdomen and lower back strength and flexibility.

    Class Level-Beginner/Intermediate:

    Great for students new to yoga with some experience in the basic postures (asana) and yogic breathing and experienced students with a regular practice who are comfortable with sequenced sets and are interested in integrating various yoga techniques for a deeper experience. Modifications and intermediate variations are offered.

    Classes will include:
    •Beginner and intermediate variations of the foundational poses including arm balances and inversions.
    •Beginner and intermediate pranayama techniques and longer pranayama sets such as:ujjayi pranayama (victorious breath; 3-part breath; bhastrika pranayama (bellows breath); and kapalabhati pranayama (breath of fire).
    •Yoga techniques to explore awareness of the energetic body (chakras)Self-awareness techniques to de-stress and become more present.

  • Aerial Yoga with Silk Hammocks
  • Step off your mat and learn to fly! Aerial Yoga is a powerfully therapeutic practice that combines the strength and grace of traditional asana with the ease of gravity assisted stretching, all in the comfort of silks. Whether you are new to the mat, or looking to deepen your floor practice, aerial asana will strengthen the arms and core, while opening the hips and heart. Inversions have been called the fountain of youth, and they help to decompress the spine. The pressure of the fabric on the body helps to drain and circulate the lymph fluid, while opening the connective tissue.
    We require that people new to the practice take at least one Aerial Yoga Level 1 introductory class as prerequisite to the drop-in in order to become used to the silks and specialty inversions. Class size is limited to 10 participants, so register early! At least 12 hours notice is required for cancellation of reservation without additional charge-- $20 non-refundable drop-in is charged for all absences and late cancellations. 

  • Vinyasa Flow - Beginner/Intermediate
  • Everything alive, vibrates! Celebrate being alive with creatively sequenced asana to live musical vibrations!
    Sweat Factor: 8
    Chill Factor: 5

  • Aerial Workshop: Level 1
  • $35 | Specialty Prerequisite 
    Experience an entirely new way of extending your practice by utilizing the power of gravity and a soft hammock to increase your flexibility, balance, coordination, and strength. Find comfort upside down, discover new ways to release the connective tissue throughout the body, and experience weightlessness.

    No experience necessary, this introductory workshop is appropriate for all body types and all levels of (in)experience. This is a prerequisite to our weekly drop-in class.

    Aerial Yoga is not recommended for pregnant women, those who have recently had eye surgery, or those suffering from vertigo. If you are prone to motion sickness or are not used to having your head lower than your heart (like a forward bend), you could experience light headedness or dizziness.  If over-the-counter medications like Dramamine are effective for your motion sickness, we recommend taking them before class.  Consult your doctor before giving this class a try.

    Note: Class size is limited to 11 students. NONREFUNDABLE PAYMENT is required for the waitlist with no space guaranteed-- if you do not clear the waitlist, the purchase may be applied to any future Aerial Workshop: Level 1 with space permitting. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you are registering 2 or more people, call the studio to confirm your spots! Please arrive on time for class-- students will not be admitted to class more than 5 minutes after the scheduled start time.