“When people ask me, ‘What style of yoga do you teach?’ it’s a challenging question to answer, but I can say that in every class we fine tune our breath, mobilize our joints, strengthen and stretch our bodies and our minds.”
Ariana Rabinovitch, RYT has been practicing yoga for 20 years. She began with an Iyengar yoga program at Columbia University and is a graduate of the 500-hour Zenyasa Teacher Training Program, the YogaWorks 200-hour Teacher Training Program, and two children’s certifications: Every Kid’s Yoga Teacher Training Program, and Karma Kids Yoga Teacher Training Program. She also completed the 108-hour Anatomy Studies for Yoga Teachers (ASFYT) certification, and continues to study with great minds in the field of Anatomy and Kinesiology such as Dr. Joe Muscolino, Thomas Myers, Leslie Kaminoff, and Mark Taylor.
Ariana teaches a therapeutic style of yoga that incorporates non-traditional yoga postures and exercises, and applies her knowledge of anatomy when giving specialized attention to injuries. She teaches her students to balance strength and flexibility and restores a sense of wonder for the breath throughout the practice. “We spend most of our day breathing unconsciously; yoga allows us to take a few minutes to observe it and learn from it. Paying attention to our breath is a gateway to feeling present.”
Ariana currently teaches basic and open level yoga, therapeutic yoga, and meditation at Yo Yoga NYC. Additionally she teaches yoga to seniors for the NYC Parks Department and also holds classes for pre-school children.