Vanessa

Vanessa was born in New Zealand, and has been living in Virginia Beach for just over a year. She previously lived in Guam where She developed a love for yoga.

Classes at Bamboo:

Foundations class on Monday morning at 9:00.

Teaching Style:

Alignment-based as the students safety is my number one concern. I also try to offer as many modifications and/or challenges where I can to suit the students different needs. It is important to me as a yoga teacher to create an environment where everyone feels content with where they are physically & emotionally.

Education and Certifications:

Completed the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Studio Bamboo in February, 2015. Also completed 15 hours of Continued Education at the 300 hour level in Adaptive Yoga Teacher Training in January, 2015.

Favorite Asana:

Savasana (of course!!) I love this time to just be at peace and enjoy the benefits of my yoga practice.



Vanessa instructs the following:
  • Foundations
  • Foundations is an introductory class designed for the new yoga practitioner or those who want to get back to the "basics." This class will focus on the principles of alignment and begin to introduce breathwork. Classes will improve balance, strength, flexibility and promote better body awareness.

    Please Note: Due to the high volume of students, pre-registration is encouraged to reserve your spot in class. In order to best serve all students, if you are not present 5 minutes prior to class start time your pre-registered spot will be forfeited. Need help pre-registering for class? Feel free to contact the front desk.

  • Pilates
  • Mat Pilates is designed to improve strength and flexibility through a series of floor exercises using only body weight. It focuses on strengthening the muscles of the hips, back, abdominals and glutes, or what is known as the powerhouse. Mat Pilates will tone and tighten your entire core, as well as your legs and arms, giving you a long lean look. Variations and modifications are given so that all levels are challenged.

    Please Note: Due to the high volume of students, pre-registration is encouraged to reserve your spot in class. In order to best serve all students, if you are not present 5 minutes prior to class start time your pre-registered spot will be forfeited. Need help pre-registering for class? Feel free to contact the front desk.