Ava Marino

 

I am a full time dental hygienist. Job related chronic neck and shoulder pain were my way of life. Having gone through PT with Dr. Paula and the guidance of the exceptional yoga teachers at ALIB changed my life. New to teaching, as a 2017 Blackbird Yoga School grad, I have the desire to be able to share with others the blessings the yoga path has given me. I didn’t walk into teacher training with my heart aligned with the principles of yoga, but I certainly left that way nurtured by my teachers and fellow students. I am eternally grateful for the time, wisdom and love we shared together. Through that experience, I learned that yoga is for everybody. My intention is to have my classes be accessible to students of all ages, shapes and interests. Absolute beginners or anyone who is still unsure of how yoga fits into their lifestyle will benefit from the slow start warm ups, stretching and series of alignment based poses combined with proper breathing technique. Meditation and quiet time will be enjoyed to take you beyond the physical aspects of yoga and allow you to find your own sacred space.

Yoga has given me an increase in body awareness, an enlightenment regarding self care and a deepened spiritual connection. These things are what continue to draw me to my mat. I am also trained in restorative yoga, am a Reiki Level I practitioner and love to explore healing crystals and essential oils. I would love the opportunity to share my continued yoga journey with others in a safe and nurturing environment where we can explore the endless boundaries the yoga path has to offer.

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