Bronx Wellness Center 

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BIO

Greetings! My name is Veronika and I am a 200 hour yoga teacher certified through the Yoga Alliance.  I have been practicing yoga for 7 years, with 2 years of experience teaching yoga in a group setting, including children from ages 3-12.


Originally from Virginia, I moved to New York and made my home in the Bronx. While teaching special education, I moved deeper into my personal yoga practice when I found it helped me successfully balance and manage the stresses of work and life in an exciting, bustling, city.


I discovered that practicing Vinyasa yoga left my body feeling stronger, my mind feeling centered, and prepared me to meet each week with more energy, compassion, and understanding for myself and others.


I pursued my teaching certification in yoga so that I could help share the joys and benefits of yoga with others. Come join the fun and discover what yoga wants to do for you!

Yoga with Veronika

Vinyasa Yoga as explained by Veronika

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.