About

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Welcome to Vinyasa with Vanessa!

I am a Registered Yoga Teacher (via Yoga Alliance), specializing in Vinyasa flow, Hatha and Restorative yoga.

Prior to teaching yoga in the Pacific Northwest, I instructed private and group classes in the La Jolla / San Diego, California. Last year, I relocated to the Olympic Peninsula with my husband where I am regularly teaching at Prosper Bodyworks Yoga & Movement Room in Port Townsend. Around East Jefferson County, I can also be found subbing at Room to Move Yoga, All Points Pilates, the Inn at Port Ludlow or offering a Feel Good. Do Good. benefit class at Madrona MindBody Institute.

I was first introduced to yoga while traveling in rural China when I happened upon an impromptu session of sun salutations led by a fellow, study-abroad student. Inspired by this initial experience, I began my yogic journey by practicing Purna yoga in Seattle. I then continued to learn by delving into the practices of Iyengar, Hatha and Vinyasa.

In April of 2016, I successfully completed my 200-hour, Vinyasa-based Yoga Teacher Training under the mentorship of Gerhard Gessner, E-RYT, founder of Prana Yoga Center. Shortly thereafter, I continued my yogic education by completing Prana’s Restorative Teacher Training, led by Shauna MacKay, 500-RYT.

My teaching style is mindful, gentle and alignment-based. I strive to make every person feel nurtured and appreciated. My hope is that my students will leave my class with a sense of calm, inner strength and renewed dedication to their own journey.

Off the mat, I can be found at the beach, or, on a hike with my husband, planning our next camping trip, or concocting something delicious in the kitchen. 

For upcoming classes, check my Class Schedule, and follow me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram for updates!

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