1) Vinyasa (flow)/Asana (postures) classes: Poses are connected with each other and are coordinated with the breath to increase strength, endurance, balance, and inner calm. Lisa creates classes for individuals or groups, appropriate for any level from beginners to advanced practitioners.
2) Pranayama (breathwork): Simple asana (poses) practice begins the class to prepare the body for awareness and breathwork. Props support the practitioner's posture to explore the breath to meet the student's individual needs. Breathwork is used to reduce symptoms (asthma, allergies); to support vocations and avocations (musicians, singers, theatre actors); and to syncronize mind, breath and body (bring awareness, inner calm, or energy as needed). Lisa creates classes for individuals and groups.
About Lisa Riolo: Lisa Riolo has practiced vinyasa yoga for over 25 years and is registered as an advanced yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. She is certified to teach through Cyndi Lee’s OM yoga teacher training program based in NYC to teach vinyasa, pranayama, and meditation. She has had additional teacher training with a dozen internationally known yoga teachers. Teaching yoga compliments Lisa’s full-time career as a physical therapist educator and scientist. From her own yoga practice, Lisa brings to her students the union of breath and movement to focus the mind and bring awareness to the alignment, balance, and strength for each asana. In addition to the physical benefits of yoga, Lisa aims to teach students to appreciate the non-physical benefits of practice by returning to lessons learned on the mat to their daily lives off the mat.