Theresa (Teri) Casamassine

New York, NY
United States

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After years of experimenting with every exercise fad involving hi impact aerobics and heavy lifting left her with shoulder, neck and hip injuries, Teri decided to pursue an education in exercise science from MaryMount Manhattan College and obtain a personal training certification from the American College of Sports Medicine.
In this way she was able to heal her body of injuries and her success encouraged her to explore the benefits of yoga in order to further improve her body, transform her mind and extend the benefits to her clients & students as well.
Her 200 hr. Yoga Alliance was earned through Yogaworks and she has since completed 108 hrs. of Anatomy Studies for Yoga Teachers with Jason Brown & another 180 hrs. of advanced yoga teacher training through Shiva Rae’s Prana Flow Program Sonic Yoga. She is also a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition & an Wellcoach.
Teri’s methods encourage her clients to progress utilizing a combination of fitness, yoga & visualization which helps them make lasting changes which carry over into their everyday life & provides them with confidence to take on new challenges.
As a children’s yoga teacher, her dedication to children extends to their families and communities.
By sharing experiences in fitness and fun, she believes yoga can teach children to honor, identify & respond to their emotions appropriately thereby creating cooperation with the their family & friends.
She also believes that the challenges offered in children’s yoga sessions can bolster self - esteem & help kids believe in their potential to succeed. She hopes to encourage a culture of kindness, mindfulness & confidence which enriches all areas of everyone's life.

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