With nine years of practice and 300 hours of training under her mat, Alyssa’s teaching style brings a culmination of intentional movements and imaginative flows into each practice she leads. Her background in art and design naturally finds its way into each flow through the way she directs the creative energy in the room. Whether it’s a flow, beginner or power practice, she offers an open, light-hearted space for students to connect with themselves, through both the physical and non-physical. After moving through a balanced set of challenging and restorative poses, you’ll be sent off with a well-rested smile from a deep, grounded Savasana.
For as long as I can remember, I have always loved the movement arts and connecting with others. Teaching, competing, and performing in ballroom dance for many years resulted in multiple injuries to my back and hips. I had dabbled in yoga classes throughout the years, but in 2012, I really started to experience the transformative benefits of a regular yoga practice both physically and in my overall well-being. The following year I attended my first 200-hour yoga teacher training, eager to absorb everything I could about the practice of yoga and the human body, excited to share this newfound knowledge with my dance students.
I love learning as much as teaching, and have since completed two additional 200-hour yoga teacher trainings, in addition multiple continuing education courses and workshops. One of my greatest joys and blessings has been being able to witness first-hand how the practice of yoga has greatly impacted my students’ lives – from finding greater function, strength and flexibility to becoming less reactive to stress.
Bailey began practicing yoga in 2012, and teaching in 2017. She is passionate about using movement to cultivate strength, confidence, and a sense of physical and emotional balance. She is also inspired by some of the adventurous challenges that yoga has to offer: she teaches and practices arm balances, handstands, demanding backbends, and transitions that test stability, mobility, presence of mind, and coordination. Bailey’s style draws from and is influenced by many practices: Katonah, Ashtanga, Rocket, Iyengar, and others. She attempts to share a mindful amalgam of all these practices, that, while rigorous, has something in it for everyone. For Bailey, movement practices are equally about strengthening and nourishing both the body and mind.