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, Manouso Manos, 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. She continues to attend classes with Elise Browning Miller, Manouso Manos, Patricia Walden, and Sri Arun H.S. She studies weekly with Sr. Iyengar Teacher, Manju Vachher.
Roberta has studied yoga at the Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Memorial Institute in Pune, India during June 2011, February 2014 and attended Abhijata’s 2-week intensive in Pune, India, December 2016. 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 and is registered with Yoga Alliance as a E-RYT 500. She has been a Certified Meditation Teacher since June 2007 and an Usui Reiki Practitioner since 1989.
Roberta conducts local and out of town workshops specializing in prop use. She uses props to help students and teachers 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.
Roberta’s Personal Practice Philosophy:
Health issues have changed and deepened my practice. You will see many photos of me using a variety of props. On days I don’t feel well, instead of saying, “I can’t practice today”, yoga has taught me to say, “How can I practice today?”