May the sun bring you new energy by day;
May the moon softly restore you by night;
May the breezes blow new strength through your whole being,
And the rain wash your worries away;
And may you walk gently through this world & know its beauty all the days of your life.
~ Apache Blessing
Hello. Welcome. I'm Rebecca Anne, aka Becky. I'm a Rhode Island-based yoga teacher, project manager, home cook, reader, passport stamp collector, and student of life. Join me in exploring All the Beautiful Messy Bits this life has to offer.
A little more about me: A classic “perfectionist," yoga has taught me to cultivate a softness and compassion in my approach to myself, life and relationships. Yoga has further opened up my ability to slow down in the midst of everyday busy-ness and stressors. A sense of possibility and potential seeps into all. In my teaching, I work to help students cultivate the ability to relax into the physical postures, spend time with the breath, and introduce the emotional and spiritual components of yoga that have helped enrich me. As you get to know me, you will find my personality to be filled with gentleness, authentic warmth, and a sense of humor. Laughter and spontaneous dancing softens a lot of ills.
I completed my 200-hour teacher training with Cathy Cesario of Spirit Tree Yoga & Healing Practices in May 2013, and was the teaching assistant for a second 200-hour teacher training between September 2014 and May 2015. In October 2019, I completed my 300-hour training experience with Linda Sparrowe, Jenn Thomas, and Usha Billotta of the Bhavana School of Yoga hosted at All That Matters. I offer mainly Hatha-style with a sprinkling of Vinyasa, mantra, mediation and pranayama. My additional continuing learning has most heavily focused on anatomy, biomechanics, and the art of teaching with Ed Cardinal, Alex Crow, and Coral Brown.
When I'm off the mat, you'd be likely to find me exploring a local farmer’s market, trying to get myself through bootcamp at IRCF, gardening in my vegetable “sanctuary”, cooking for friends, burrowed between the pages of a book, and, yes, at the beach…in any season.
My kitchen is also a refuge from the same day-to-day stressors I work out on the yoga mat. I cook, not only for myself, but for anyone who comes to join. Food is nourishment for the soul and brings people together for community. It gives me no greater pleasure than to welcome friends and family to the table, or share what I am cooking for others to consider making themselves.
Slow Flow - Wednesday 7:15-8:30pm
Meditation - Saturday 8-8:15am*
Yoga I/II - Saturday 8:30-9:45am*
Also see me in the rotation for the Friday evening Refilling Your Cup class - 6-7:15pm**
Follow me on social media for updates on special classes or when I am subbing!
*Starting Saturday, March 7, 2020
**through April 2020