Shari Hochberg

Florence FI
Average: 4.9 of 5 stars

9 Reviews

Shari discovered the unlimited and positive effects of a consistent yoga practice over 12 years ago in San Francisco, California. Her journey included numerous disciplines, but it wasn't until Ashtanga that she found her true yoga passion and was certified in 2010 in Florence, Italy (her other passion!) She now enjoys teaching a vigorous, playful and challenging Ashtanga Power Flow Class accompanied by an equally dynamic playlist. She has been leading yoga retreats and holidays for over 2 years from Italy to Belize to India and Morocco. She teaches at her studio in Florence, Sole Yoga Florence and runs yoga retreats and holidays with Sole Yoga Holidays.


Average: 4.9 of 5 stars

9 Reviews

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Very Friendly
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Frequent Adjustments
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Very Experienced
On the Wild Side
Safety Oriented
Body Focused
Very Spiritual


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
The perfect introduction to yoga!

I started yoga classes with Shari at the beginning of this year. My first real yoga classes, I was a little nervous and not sure what to expect. From the second I entered the class, Shari welcomed me as a friend and made me feel so incredibly comfortable. The classes are the perfect balance of hard work and relaxation and I always leave feeling so much better than when I arrived. Classes are varied and always focus on different areas of the body; Shari also will take time to move around the room adjusting people's positions etc to ensure they are performing the moves in the best way possible. I would recommend Shari to anyone (and frequently do).

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Fantastic Find!

I just finished 3 wonderful weeks in Florence where I stayed for part of my sabbatical. I was anxious to not only continue my yoga practice but take it up a notch while I was recharging during this important and much needed break. Shari was a perfect choice! She leads challenging but welcoming classes with the opportunity to push yourself or modify as needed. I loved her physical version of flow and incorporation of pilates based core work. And her home studio with semi private setting (usually 4 or less students when I went) was very special. Highly recommend! Thanks Shari for helping me reboot in an energetic and nurturing way that I will always remember fondly.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Shari è unica!

Descrivere un'insegnante come shari è impossibile, una persona dolcissima che rilassa, sorride, ti capisce e fa di una lezione di yoga un momento fantastico. Guardarla è già un piacere fa sembrare tutto estremamente semplice, ma ti aiuta e ti sprona a migliorare ogni lezione. È grazie a lei che ho conosciuto lo yoga e solo grazie a lei se me ne sono innamorata

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Yoga with Shari

A yoga class with Shari is a wonderful warm experience, she takes care of your body as much as of the spiritual side of the practice, has a very deep experience of many different styles of yoga which she incorporates in the practice offering a beautiful class in a cured clean and relaxing safe environment. You are both pushed to exceed your limits as to stay focused where you are, Shari is extremely gentle and welcoming. Can't say enough of good things about her, she just takes such good care of her yoga students!

Average: 4.0 of 5 stars

I discovered Shari about halfway through my semester in Florence and I immediately fell in love with her classes. Shari made me feel so welcome and comfortable in the first class. I love the way Shari creates a sequence that challenges the body and invited you to explore the limits of your body. However, Shari does a great job giving you the ability to go further while helping you maintain integrity and take care of your body. I love the energy and enthusiasm Shari brings to the mat. Every class is FUN! My body always feels great after a class with Shari and her energy keeps me coming back.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Shari is the absolute best!!

Shari's talents as a yoga teacher are unmatched! I started classes with Shari (which were very intimate, 3 or 4 person classes in her home studio) as a complete beginner and only a few weeks later my body was totally transformed! Shari is attentive and passionate about sharing her love of yoga with her students. She has a keen ability to identify when you're ready for the next step or a more challenging pose and works closely with you to achieve it, which always keeps the practice interesting. Her practice is VERY physical, but still gentle, so it will get you into shape very quickly!!

Shari HochbergApril 21, 2014
THANK you!!

I sure do miss you, Nico!! Your energy, enthusiasm and willingness to try new asanas was amazing. I hope to see you sometime very SOON! love, shari

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Daniela and Shari

Il really love the way Shari practise and teach. She is so experienced and with her I feel good and stimulate to improve my movements and ride over. Thank you Shari!!

Shari HochbergApril 21, 2014
Sei Meravigliosa, Daniela!!

I so enjoy having you come and practice! You are such an inspiration to everyone, including myself :) baci, shari

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Challenging & Fun Yoga with Shari!

After one of Shari's yoga classes I feel balanced and rejuvenated. Shari's dedication and experience shows, and she does an amazing job of teaching all levels. The small class sizes mean that everyone receives individual attention, so that during every class I feel challenged but never overwhelmed. With Shari's supportive teaching style, and fun approach to yoga I see a huge improvement in my yoga practice with every lesson!

Shari HochbergApril 21, 2014
Hooray, Krista!

Krista, I am so impressed that after a few months, I have seen an incredible transformation in your practice and breathing. You are so wonderful! xo,