Students often tell me, “Oh yoga comes so easily to you.”
In every practice I take time to analyze where my body needs to work and try to think of ways to open it. Much of my practice is spent experimenting.
I videotape my practices to make sure the mind (what I think I am doing) and body (what I am actually doing) are on the same page. Yoga (or as Prashant says, “Yog”), does not come easily to me. I have to be very disciplined and make time to practice every day. This becomes more important as I get older in order to keep the body and mind sharp.
This personal video practice is dedicated to B.K.S. Iyengar and his teachings, my teachers and Jyoti Hansa, AKA Snow Leopard, born Thelma Jeane Porter who reached out to me and touched my heart.
Roberta Dell'Anno E-RYT 500, Certified Yoga for Scoliosis Trainer
Owner EssentialYoga Studio.
Roberta has been practicing yoga since 1988 and teaching yoga since 2004. She has studied extensively under master yoga teachers Patricia Walden, Zoë Stewart, Sri Arun H.S., Elise Browning Miller, and others. She completed a two year Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training program with Sr. Iyengar Teacher, Peentz Dubble in June 2017.
Roberta has studied yoga at the Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Memorial Institute in Pune, India during June 2011, February 2014, attended Abhijata's 2-week intensive in Pune, India, December 2016 and BKS Iyengar's Centenary 10-day intensive taught by Prashantji & Geetaji, December 2018.
She completed training and certification with Elise Browning Miller as a 'Yoga for Scoliosis' instructor in 2014, completed a 500 hour Hatha Yoga Certification program with AURA Wellness Center in 2005 and is registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500. She has been a Certified Meditation Teacher since June 2007 and an Usui Reiki Practitioner since 1989.
The studio provides individual & specialized privates, semi-privates, group private sessions, and yoga workshops. Roberta conducts local and out of town workshops. She specializes in yoga for scoliosis and back care. She uses props to help students and teachers of all levels transform their backbends, twists, standing and seated postures, as well as inversions like sarvangasana (shoulderstand).
She also works with individuals who have physical challenges, specifically individuals with Multiple Sclerosis, CMT, Parkinson's Disease, scoliosis, and amputees in private, semi-private and group sessions.
Great! Find your video’s really helpful and inspiring. Every Tuesday I will try practice bowing hanumanasa against the wall in remembrance of Guruji! Your personal practice inspires ours. Keep it going! Thanks.
Thank you! I’m honored <3. Om shanti.