My journey with yoga began over ten years ago on a cold winter day in Ithaca, NY as I stumbled upon a donation based class held at my college chapel. I fell in love with the practice that day.
I do not remember the face of my teacher or the poses he taught. All I remember is that magical feeling of being at peace, laying down on the hardwood floor in Savasana (corpse pose).
I wanted to hold on to that feeling forever.
From that day on, yoga became my outlet, my way of letting go.
Overtime, I started to explore and search for more. I wanted to learn the philosophy behind the practice; to transcend the physical experience and learn to appreciate the spiritual aspects of yoga.
In 2011, I completed an intensive teacher training course under Rebecca Pacheco and Marc McDonald, two of Boston most beloved yoga teachers. The experience changed my life forever and I went on to expand and deepen my practice studying with world renowned instructors, such as Seane Corn, Kathryn Budig and Rodney Yee.
Today I am honored to call myself a teacher of yoga, but in my heart I know that I will forever be a humble student. As each time I step onto my mat, I am reminded of the gifts my practice has given me.
Through yoga I learned to practice humility, gratitude and self-acceptance, not only on my mat but also in my life, for which I am incredibly grateful.
My goal as a teacher is to share these gifts with you and to help you take your practice to a place of learning to honor your body, free your mind and live a healthier, more inspired life.
I currently teach private and group classes in the Metro Boston area. If you are interested in scheduling a class for you or your group, please contact me using this form:
Sylvia’s 200-RYT Bio
As a former gymnast Sylvia learned all there is to know about tenacity and discipline, but not a whole lot about self-awareness. After putting her body through years of strenuous physical activity, injuries and endless diets, being on the mat provided the healing she so desperately needed.
In 2011, Sylvia completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training under Rebecca Pacheco and Marc McDonald, two of Boston’s most beloved teachers. Sylvia’s teaching style reflects the Vinyasa, Hatha and Ashtanga methods and draws on over ten years of practice and experience in the fields of anatomy, yoga philosophy and human health.
Sylvia offers her students a well-balanced blend of physical rigor, breathing exercises and mediation to help them discover a deeper sense of self-awareness. Her goal as a teacher is to open your heart to all that yoga has to offer and take your practice to a place of learning to honor your body, free your spirit and live a healthier, more inspired life.