Through the practice of movement, Vanessa inspires students to connect with their own personal wisdom, achieve strength of mind and body and open up to their own expansive potential. Vanessa discovered Yoga in 2006 as a powerful way to connect her body and mind and has been studying intensely ever since. As a dancer for most of her life, she found yoga to integrate movement with something deeper; a natural flow of the body with the breath that she found profoundly healing and energizing. After graduating from San Jose State University with a degree in teaching, she completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2010 with Linda McGrath of Yoga Source Los Gatos (CA) and taught yoga passionately full time. She found pilates soon after yoga and fell in love all over again! After obtaining her Mat Pilates certification with Balanced Body in 2012, she incorporated this amazing practice into her teaching schedule as well.
Vanessa moved to the East coast in 2017 where she continues to share her passion for movement and is currently getting certified to teach Barre and Buti Yoga! In class, she uses her knowledge of the body through years of training to help her students build strength, flexibility and self-awareness. There is nothing more rewarding to her than sharing her love of yoga and movement with people of the community and creating something beautiful with them. Vanessa’s classes provide a fun and relaxed, yet challenging atmosphere.