Originally from Venezuela, Vanessa speaks English, French and Spanish; she has a degree in Human Resources and a Master's Degree in Project Management. After an injury, in a search of a way to heal, she discovered Yoga and fell in love with it! She has been practicing different Yoga styles including Hatha, Vinyasa and the Iyengar method for more than 15 years, and has also attended many diverse workshops throughout those years. Vanessa decided to complete the 200 RYT teacher training out of gratitude for her teachers and in order to share her passion and knowledge with others. Her teaching style is focused on alignment of the body and the health benefits yoga has on our bodies and minds, reducing the stress of our busy journey, and increasing the flexibility in our lives.
Vanessa Materassi instructs the following:
Ahh-mazing Hatha Yoga
We focus on pranayama (breath control) and asana (posture) alignment. Expect detailed instruction throughout the class; the teacher will provide modifications and variations to adjust the practice to the students' level of practice. Non-heated, suitable for all levels.
“The main objective of Hatha yoga is to create an absolute balance of the interacting activities and processes of the physical body, mind and energy. When this balance is created, the impulses generated give a call of awakening to the central force, which is responsible for the evolution of human consciousness. If yoga is not used for this purpose, its true objective is lost.”
~Swami Muktibodhananda Saraswati, Commentary, 1985 translation, Hatha yoga Pradipika