“I have had a habit of being in my head and out of my body throughout my life.” -Vanessa
Vanessa is one of our incredible teachers at the Bella Prāṇa Wellness Collective and Anatomy instructor in our Yoga Teacher Training. Most of us experience that constant chatter in our brains, making us feel like a motor that can be difficult to shut off. Vanessa’s classes are special because she takes a few minutes at the beginning of cto let you arrive, and what a difference it makes! Read below to see how this amazing teacher started practicing yoga.
When/how did you discover yoga?
In high school, I went to a yoga class at the YMCA with my friend Rebecca. I took dance my whole life and flowing on the mat felt very familiar and freeing! I instantly loved it!
What do you love about teaching yoga?
Teaching yoga reminds me that I am a student of yoga. It reminds me that I am “in process” as a human and inspires me to continue to be curious about the human experience. No two classes are ever the same. I love seeing, speaking with and experiencing everyones energy in front of me each time.
How has yoga and meditation changed your life?
I have had a habit of being in my head and out of my body throughout my life. Yoga was the first practice where I discovered how connected the subtle body (mental, emotional and spiritual aspects) and the physical body are. The concept of embodiment now informs every choice I make in my life.
Why do you teach at Bella Prāṇa?
Bella Prāṇa has given me so much- authentic friendships, a sanctuary, healing, and numerous opportunities! I am honored to be a part of this collective that is committed to the well being of humanity.
I am a Siwa Murti Healer- one of the first people in the United States to learn this powerful Balinese energy healing technique.
Thank you Vanessa for being such a wonderful instructor, we appreciate you!
Please join us at the Bella Prāṇa Wellness Collective! We offer over 90 classes a week for every level from Beginners to Hot and Power Yoga, over 500 classes on our virtual studio and 16 livestream classes per week! We provide specialty classes such as meditation, prenatal, baby and me, veterans yoga, and kids classes. We also have a 200 & 300hr Yoga Teacher Training and regular workshops and events designed to help you develop your yoga practice and evolve personally. We have an amazing New Student Special so please come let us prove to you why we are your yoga home!