As a former competitive swimmer, marathon runner and tennis player, Anastasia Bizzarri approached yoga as a teenager with a lot of stamina but very limited flexibility. Lack of flexibility made Anastasia more prone to pain due to overuse of certain muscles and weakness of other.
During a vacation in India, a couple of decades ago, she bought Light On Yoga in a small bookstore in Rishikesh. Anastasia had no idea at that time who B.K.S Iyengar was but for the first time, someone was explaining poses clearly making them attainable to any body regardless of flexibiliy of physical shape.
Back in NYC, she looked for an Iyengar teacher and started to take classes at the Iyengar Institute in Manhattan. Anastasia was struck by the intelligent way of teaching how to get into a pose. Almost two decades later, after studying in India with BKS Iyengar himself, his family and many senior Iyengar teachers in the US and Europe, Anastasia shares her learning and the benefits of an Iyengar Yoga practice with her own students. She taught many years in New York and New Jersey before moving to Florida in 2010. She is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher who currently teaches classes and workshops in the St. Petersburg-Tampa-Clearwater area in Florida and yoga retreats in Italy.
Her teaching style is dynamic with a progressive crescendo of poses built from the ground up. No class is complete without some humor and plenty of positive energy!
In addition to participating to Iyengar Conferences and Conventions in the US, she continuously study with the most Sr. Iyengar yoga teachers in the US including Manouso Manos, John Schumacher. Patricia Walden, Lois Steinberg and Gabriella Giubilaro in Italy.
Anastasia's Iyengar Yoga Teaching Experience:
Almost 20 years of experience teaching yoga at major studios and health clubs in New York, New Jersey and Florida. She travels annually to Italy to teach workshops and classes locally. Since moving to Florida, she is been teaching at different locations in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Largo and Seminole - the whole of Tampa Bay. She often runs yoga workshops and classes specifically designed to improve athletes's flexibility, stamina and overall performance. She firmly believes and proved it on herself that Iyengar yoga is the perfect complement to any sport activity. It improves any sport practice and reduces the risk for injuries.
Her students describe her teaching style as rigorous, peppered with humor and throughly enjoyable. See more students' comments