My favorite yoga pose is Vriksasana, Tree pose. Every time I meet this pose on my mat I feel grounded and balanced. My hands in Anjili Mudra, I lift my heart to my hands, drop my head to my heart and I let go.
The pose I aspire to in my practice is Pincha Mayurasana, Forearm Stand. A lot of poses really connect me to something beyond words can describe, and some poses are just super rad! This pose has so many intricate muscle movements and each day, playing and changing with my focus I learn something new! Why? Because it’s a cool pose!
“I want to think again of dangerous and noble things. To be light and frolicsome. Improbable and beautiful and afraid of nothing as though I had wings.” – Mary Oliver Styling
Why I teach yoga…
Just as Michelangelo says “In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action. I have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to the other eyes as mine see it.”. I feel that I too have managed to chip-away at only the surface of this life- only to reveal snippets of the immense capacity of beauty that each and everyone of us hold. Yoga is an ongoing, never ending process of change and requires patience. With that said, it too is an ongoing, never ending adventure that we only get to experience once! Yoga has enabled me to carry hope, optimism and positivity on my shoulders regardless the weather. As a teacher, I am constantly still learning and discovering. I am forever a student humbled by this amazing, infinite world hoping to stir curiosity in others.
Why I love hot yoga…
I initially found hot yoga when I discovered I had patella tendinitis in my knees through years of football. I was immediately addicted to the heat on my first practice! The heat allowed my body to warm and go deeper into poses than I would have ever thought possible. Through years of practice I have seen my own journey unfold and go beyond limits I had initially thought. Teaching now, I have been incredibly fortunate to witness the unfolding of individual’s practices. The heat allows us to keep focus on the process as we see progress.
Little known fact about me…
I have a white French Bulldog named Annie and she is the most adorable, cool, chill, spoiled thing in the world! She has the best Vinyassa in the morning… her upward dog is unreal! And her favorite pose is Savasana.
Growing up with a fast-paced, constant-driving, coffee-drinking, standard New York diet and lifestyle kept me frazzled and depressed. Finding the discipline of yoga was the perfect calling to bring energizing activity, compassionate thinking, and spiritual vitality back to my life.
I’m excited to share the wisdom learned from various teachers and yoga styles to bring consciousness and gratitude everywhere.
Certification & Education…
White Cloud Monastary Nei Gong – 2006
Study Abroad at University of Sheffield – 2006-2007
BA in English Literature from State University of New York – 2008
Yoga Oasis Teacher Training with Mary Grace – 2011 (200 hrs)
Adjustment Clinic with Abby Hoffman – 2013 (18 hrs)
Life of a Yogi Teacher Training with Sri Dharma Mittra - 2015 (500 hrs)
Rebecca is Yoga Alliance 200 hour certified and also trained in Hot Yoga, Sports Yoga, Rainbow Kids Yoga, and Teen Yoga. Rebecca teaches Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin.
Rebecca is an expert in sports yoga and running- any sporting questions she's the one to ask!
"I love Rebecca's classes. They are always interesting, inspiring and I leave feeling well worked and completely re-energised at the same time. I always feel nurtured and welcomed."
Hilary is Yoga Alliance 200h qualified and also has trained in Kid's yoga and laughter Yoga. Hilary teaches Yin, Hatha and Vinyasa.
"Hilary is an incredible teacher, her vinyasa's are strong, sweaty and so much fun, and her yin's are beautifully relaxed. Whatever the class, I come out feel totally awesome."
Room Temp: Hot
Best for: regulars and beginners who are already quite fit
Go with the flow
This is a dynamic class that focuses on moving with the breath bringing fluidity back into the body. The poses aren't held for as long and greater emphasis is placed on the transitions between the poses. If you've done hot yoga before, this class is similar to other flowing styles such as Baptiste, Power or Ashtanga.