About Us

About Us

2010-05-10-um-09-18-26Suann Polverari, ERYT 500, YT, HCC

Yoga, Meditation, Belly Dance and Arthritis Exercise Teacher

I’ve always been a student of yoga (the physical practice) and I knew how good it was for me and others, so I was a dedicated practitioner for many years before I decided to teach. It wasn’t till my Mother became ill that I really saw how Yoga, Meditation and Faith helped her tremendously which helped her heal. This is when I got “the calling” to teach and share these amazing healing practices with anyone who would listen to me….so I began to study the philosophy of yoga.

In 2006 I graduated from OM yoga center in NYC where I focused my studies on yoga therapeutics and aliment based yoga practices taught from a Buddhist Philosophy. During and after my training I realized that compassion and love is FREE and easy to give and get if you just practice. Shortly after my training I began to teach at a women’s healing center in a major hospital. I loved watching the women in my class transform and become healthier. I went on to completed a training course with the Arthritis Foundation and now I am a trained exercise teacher and teach in hospitals as well as health centers. In 2008 I graduated from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition and I hold a certificate of accreditation as a Health Care Counselor from the Teachers College of Columbia University and the American Association of Drug-less Practitioners (AADP).

Since 2005 I have been a student of Middle Eastern Dance/Oriental Dance and I’m well versed in all aspects of their techniques. I studied with Safiya, a highly accomplished teacher for many years. Learning this art of dance with the use of finger cymbals and veils, I continue to study and dance in NYC and in my home in Goa, India. I use moves, and music to open the body, which allows my students to express them selves truly and freely.

In 2007 I founded a company called Choices New York today it’s known as the Shiva Shakti Yoga Shala. My mission is to provide people the proper tools to lead a more balanced lifestyle. My healing approach to diet and exercise is based on the oldest science of life – Ayurveda. I travel the world teaching yoga as a way to heal naturally and to help the individual feel more connected to everything.
Suann is the creator and teacher of Welly Belly an exercise DVD about Wellness through BellyDancing for the Handi-Capable.

 

 

Rachel Daniel, RYT200, RN

Rachel has been practicing yoga since 2017 and immediately fell in love with the practice. She quickly became dedicated to the physical and spiritual practice of yoga, enrolling in the 200 hour RYTT. Rachel is also a 2018 BSN, RN graduate of nursing school. Therefore, she has a vast knowledge of the human body which aids her in being a safe and effective yoga teacher. Moreover, Rachel is devoted to the spiritual practice of yoga and finds great balance and comfort in recognizing the benefits of Western and Eastern Medicine. She is pleased to teach Gentle Flow Yoga, Meditation, Hatha Vinyasa, Prenatal and Yin Yoga, as well as private sessions. She also has her own small business, All the Essentials, LLC where she creates custom-made therapeutic grade essential oil products to help people with many different spiritual, emotional, and physical body concerns.

 

Kate Marie, 200 RYT

My name is Kate Marie and my yoga journey began about 6 years ago when I began to experience a lot of uncomfortable anxiety. My mind and body needed something to release these thoughts, so I began to take my practice more seriously. Ever since then, my practice has brought me pure happiness, a different perspective on life, and it has made me a better me! I am currently a college student studying social work and wish to work with holistic health and wellness. I am also an artist- I design my own original handmade jewelry and I also love to paint, draw, and collage! My mission is to combine my love for yoga, holistic wellness, and art to help others along with their own personal spiritual journey. I have a true passion for the practice and therapy of yoga, it has brought me such freedom and positive changes into my life. I believe yoga is magical because it is an opportunity to create space in your body and mind for creativity, balance, and love which then creates healing. If I could preach anything about yoga, it is to always do what feels good!

 

 

Sabrina Raposo, 200 RYT, Reiki Therapy

Sabrina is a Certified Reiki II Practitioner, and Certified in a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training. She has been practicing Reiki for several years. She has studied chakra balancing along with essential oils to enhance her healing services. Her goal is to help clients create a mind, body, and soul connection while providing healing light and love.