Sylvia has practiced yoga and meditation for almost 40 years. After completing yoga teacher training, she began her formal yoga teaching in the fall of 2005. She is registered with Yoga Alliance (the international registry for yoga teachers) with the designation of E-RYT 500 --Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with over 1000 hours of training and over 4000 hours of teaching experience. Sylvia was trained by several internationally acclaimed teachers at leading centers in the United States. Because of her personal interest and experience and because of her breath of teaching, Sylvia's main areas of concentration are Mindfulness-Kripalu Style Yoga, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction & Strategies for Good Posture and Strong Bones with much attention given to good alignment. She offers group and private yoga classes, therapy classes, and stress reduction classes.
SOME OF SYLVIA'S CREDENTIALS:
E-RYT 500, Yoga Alliance: certified Registered Yoga Teacher. Sylvia has over 1000 hours of training and over 5000 hours of yoga teaching experience.
American Yoga Academy, West Orange, NJ - Yoga Teacher Training Instruction– Trained by internationally recognized teacher Clair Daib, who has worked & trained with Deepak Chopra.
Yoga Sutra For Life, Westfield, NJ - Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Instruction - Trained by Master Teacher Ranjitha Sandeep, an internationally acclaimed Ashtanga yoga therapist, who is a disciple of Yogi Sree Dharma Mitra and student of Deepak Chopra.
Mindfulness Yoga, Jude Boccio, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.
Practitioner of Yoga Therapeutics for Mood Management from Life Force Yoga® Healing Institute; completed levels I & II 2007 - at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.
Certificate of Completion in Yoga Therapy for Seniors, Level I & II, Duke University's Center for Integrative Medicine, 2008.
Experienced Facilitator of the Mindfulness- Based Stress ReductionTM: In 2010 participated in a 7-day professional training and retreat program with Jon Kabat-Zinn, from the Center for Mindfulness of the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Exercise Specialist in Posture for Aging & Osteoporosis: Certificate levels I & 2 from The Meeks Institute. Method For Exercise and Movement: 2011 (a Comprehensive Treatment Strategy for Preventing, Arresting & Reversing THE PATTERNS OF POSTURAL CHANGE Associated with Aging and Osteoporosis.
Sylvia and the studio carry Liability Insurance.
In addition to Sylvia, the other teachers at the studio are highly qualified, are registered with Yoga Alliance, and are committed to providing an atmosphere of loving-kindness and compassion.
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