Bronx Wellness Center 

Center of Holistic Medicine

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BIO

Gretchen was born and raised in the Bronx, NY and began her Yoga journey six years ago while being attached to an office desk. Focused on office administration, human resources and facility operations, she was stressed with the everyday hustle and realized she needed outlet. This is when she began her Yoga journey, which helped her to grow stronger, mentally as well as physically, and to live each moment more mindfully.

She completed her 200-hour teacher training with Three Sisters Yoga earlier this year and is deeply grateful for the wisdom her instructors have shared with her over the years. She believes Yoga is a relationship built between the body, the mind, and the breath.

 As an enthusiastic Yoga and Group Fitness Instructor with the knowledge and drive to support clients on their wellness journeys. Her classes are designed to awaken your mind, body and senses through controlled breathing, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures. She offers restorative techniques to increase blood circulation, core strength and improve body flexibility. Each class is uplifting and offers something for students at every level. You will leave feeling rejuvenated, relaxed, and aware! 

Yoga with Gretchen

Vinyasa Yoga

Vinyasa means "breath-synchronized movement" in Sanskrit and it involves a dynamic series of movements linked to breath that tone, strengthen, and increase flexibility in the body while helping to relax and focus the mind. Continual practice will build strength, flexibility and peace of mind, preparing it for a meditative state.


In each class we will engage the breath and gently warm up the body, safely move through invigorating poses (including proper alignment and variations for everyone from the brand new beginner to advanced yogis), finishing with a restorative final relaxation.


Even though we'll be doing yoga in a small group setting, yoga is also a personal and unique journey affecting each practitioner differently. People who practice yoga may experience anything from increased strength, flexibility, and tone, a lessening in body aches or tightness, to improved sleep and digestion, feelings of decreased stress levels, greater patience, increased mental and/or physical awareness, and feelings of calmness and inner peace (and that's just to name a few!) Come join the fun and discover what yoga wants to do for you!


A brief history:

Vinyasa Flow began as Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga by a Yogi named Sri Tirumala Krishnamacharya. He was given a place to teach yoga and eventually taught a young boy named Parrabhi Jois his learnings on the power of breathing. Jois then established an institute for practicing the specific form of Vinyasa yoga.


What to bring / wear:

In each class we will engage the breath and gently warm up the body, safely move through invigorating poses (including proper alignment and variations for everyone from the brand new beginner to advanced yogis), finishing with a restorative final relaxation.


Vinyasa yoga involves a lot of movement, so wear something comfortable (i.e. form fitting, breathable clothing)

If you have your own yoga mat, you should bring it, along with a towel and a water bottle to stay hydrated.  

If you do not have a yoga mat, rentals are available for $1.00.

What to expect:

A stimulating sequence for both body and mind.