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TESTIMONIALS

It's quiet, sublimely so. No music, nor incense. I am seated comfortably, eyes closed. The bell is rung. When the last faint resonance joins the silence, Vanessa reads a  poem, her voice soft, sweet as a summer breeze. There's a thoughtful pause before she invites me to lie back on the mat to begin the gentle, flowing yoga practice that she has designed for today's session.  Her extensive knowledge of the particular benefits of the poses to the body's health, reminds me of a cellist, tightening, or loosening strings for optimum performance. I want to be finely tuned, not strung out. She is respectful of the chasm between our ages, and the flow is perfectly paced. I move into Shavasana, which she translates as "corpse pose." which I feel perfectly comfortable with.....isn't a corpse just a step in transformation? I return to my comfortable seated position, eyes still closed. She re-reads the end of the poem to integrate the wisdom it offers. The bell's vibration recedes. I open my eyes, feeling bathed.    

- PRIVATE CLIENT, DARTMOUTH, MA

Vanessa brings together a multidisciplinary training and background unlike anything I have ever seen. However, equally unique and special is her empathetic spirit, sense of humor and thoughtful approach. I am profoundly grateful for my practice with her. 

- GROUP CLASS, BROOKLYN, NY

TESTIMONIALS

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"Vanessa's yoga and meditation teachings offer a deep sense of grounding and calm. Poetry and words of wisdom are interwoven into Vanessa's offerings and the whole of the experience as her student is to feel inspired and further connected to oneself - heart, body, and mind. I am very grateful for each opportunity I have to take Vanessa's classes. I so appreciate the gentleness, relatability, erudition, as well as the humility she inhabits as a teacher. I would highly recommend taking Vanessa's classes."

- GROUP CLASS, BROOKLYN, NY

"Somatic awareness is underrated in our culture. Vanessa's time with us, the morning of an important strategy conversation, gave us a chance to inhabit our bodies consciously, to breath and stretch together and enter our meeting time centered. While difficult to prove, I believe we were more resourceful and creative because of the foundation she created for us. Musicians always tune their instruments before performing, athletes practice before the game, time with Vanessa fine tunes and elevates your teams capacity.“

- CORPORATE CLIENT

 
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