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Vanessa

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Vanessa payne

power vinyasa and yin instructor

 
“I encourage my students to use the poses as a way to experience their body rather than using their body to experience the pose.”
— Me, Vanessa

In my yoga classes, you bare witness to your emotions, thoughts, and sensations. I encourage my students to use the pose to experience their body rather than using their body to experience the pose.       

In my classes, I desire to share what my teachers have shared with me. I started practicing yoga when I was 16-years-old and have studied with a diverse set of teachers with diverse backgrounds including Bikram, Baptiste, Ashtanga, Anusara, Hatha, and yin yoga. These experiences and perspectives have led me to my unique style of practicing and teaching.

When I am not on the mat or leading others through practice, I work as a consultant in organizational change and communications. More importantly, though, I cherish time with family and friends. I strive to create nourishment through conversation, walks with Maveric, yoga, dark chocolate, watercolors, recipes and pedicures.

 
 
 
“If you are unhappy you are too high up in your mind.”
— Carl Jung