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About EssentialYoga Studio

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.​​​

Successful Yoga Therapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Interesting study using Isometric action in Yoga asana and CFS.  Successful Yoga Therapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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Conversation between Edwin Bryant and Rosa Santana

Originally posted on ROADS TO BLISS:
Rosa Santana conduct a revealing interview on the deeper tradition of Yoga and the spirituality of BKS Iyengar. with scholar Edwin Bryant, author of “The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali: A New Edition, Translation, and…

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Gabriella Giubilaro teaching Adho Mukha Vrksasana in the Iyengar Tradition

Originally posted on ROADS TO BLISS:
Adho Mukha Vrksasana (handstand) with Gabriella Giubilaro  Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher . ?

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Neck traction using 8 blocks

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Catholic Priest, Roland Colhoun, says Yoga Is The Gateway To “Kingdom Of Darkness”

Here is a quote from Fr. Colhoun:  “When you take up those practices from other cultures, which are outside our Christian domain, you don’t know what you are opening yourself up to. The bad spirit can be communicated in a … Continue reading

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How Yoga Changes your Body on the First Day. Huffington Post

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John Schumacher Interview on Meditation and BKS Iyengar

John Schumacher sits down with Iyengar Yoga teacher Rosa Santana and discusses his thoughts on meditation, how it can be reached through the practice of asana, the difference between meditation and Pranayama, and stories about the early days with BKS … Continue reading

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Effortful effort until Effortless effort comes

A wonderful video of Geeta Iyengar posted by Yoga Mandir Iyengar Yoga Institute.

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How to be 10 Percent Happier

An intimate window into one person’s struggle with depression, addiction, and how meditation helped get his life back on track. A personal account of Nightline’s anchor, Dan Harris’s plummet into darkness and his ascent back into light (mostly). The article … Continue reading

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Question of the Month: Your classes are too hard.

I understand this is not a question, but I have been told this a number of times and feel it is important feedback and should be addressed. My classes are ‘all levels’ classes ranging from beginner to advanced practitioners, including … Continue reading

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