Felicia's interest in teaching yoga stems from a lasting commitment to personal wellness and to understanding the mind–body connection. Teaching yoga was a natural offshoot of her career as an educator.
She began, in fact, by leading fitness to the staff in a large metropolitan school system. She later became a certified teacher in aerobic dancing and aerobic conditioning and toning, and taught classes for more than 15 years. Students then and now regularly report that after a session with Felicia they feel energized, empowered, and more fully in touch with themselves.
Felicia received her 200-hour and advanced 300-hour yoga training through ISHTA Yoga: Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra, and Ayurveda, a teacher training program based in New York City and founded by Yogiraj Alan Finger. Felicia believes that yoga is accessible to all, and understands the individualized nature of a yoga practice. She uses her knowledge of anatomy and alignment to help students find balance through asana (poses), pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation.
Felicia has more than four years of teaching beginner, prenatal, and hot yoga classes. She completed a Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training program in 2010 with Jacci Reynolds, a leader in yoga for expectant mothers. She also completed a Level 1 Thai yoga massage course and uses this knowledge to provide safe, hands-on assists during yoga class. She has a deep understanding of the Chakra system and integrates a balance of the energetic body into her teaching.
A life-long educator, Felicia’s positive energy and direct instruction inspire students to pay close attention to alignment while having fun with their practice. Aside from regular (and very popular) classes at a successful studio in the suburbs of Washington DC, Felicia conducts workshops on a variety of specialty areas such as using props for arm balances, finding your power practice, and discovering your edge.
Felicia teaches personal 1:1 yoga sessions and has provided individualized instruction to clients with hip arthritis, knee problems or other ailments; she also helps people re-enter yoga after an injury. She is able to customize her teaching so clients can relax, renew and restore or power-up to energize! Most importantly, she understands the stressors performers and their staff face due to life on the road.
Felicia knows how stress can manifest itself in the physical body, and is able to offset the demands of today’s busy life style with a unique practice that will help you unwind and recharge so that you’ll be at your absolute best when the lights go up on your next performance.
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