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Yoga for Love

Yoga for Love

We all are guilty of burning the candle at both ends and neglecting our own needs sometimes, putting everyone else before ourselves.
Begin with a guided meditation followed by a slow flow based on the concept of Ahimsa, The first of the Yamas (Social observances). Ahimsa calls for non-violence, and by many, it is interpreted as encompassing love and compassion for oneself, the earth, and all living beings. In this class you will enjoy deep stretches and work into a variety of heart-opening poses. We will end with some delicious restorative poses sprinkled with Reiki healing.
“Join us for a special Valentine’s Day Yoga Ahimsa Class, where we’ll celebrate love, compassion, and the spirit of non-violence. Ahimsa, the principle of non-harming, invites us to cultivate kindness towards ourselves and others, fostering deeper connections and inner peace.
In this heart-opening practice, we’ll explore gentle asanas, mindful breathwork, and loving-kindness meditation to nourish our bodies, minds, and spirits. Through this practice, we’ll create a space of acceptance and understanding, allowing love to flow freely within and around us.
Whether you’re celebrating with a partner, friends, or simply honoring your own journey of self-love, this class is open to all levels and backgrounds. Let’s come together in the spirit of Ahimsa, embracing the true essence of Valentine’s Day – love, unity, and compassion.”

About the Teacher:

Jenn Risio

Jenn has been cultivating her yoga practice for over 25 years, which began in a Cleveland, Ohio, gym in 1997, where she instantly fell in love! Life’s journey and ebbs and flows brought her to a much-needed yearlong immersion of yoga and mindfulness on a path to truth, self-love, forgiveness, compassion, strength, and peace.

She completed her YTT in 2009 at Grace School of Yoga in Jamestown, RI, with her teacher/mentor Judy Mclaine studying the teachings of Sri Dharma Mittra. Her roots as a teacher began in Newport, RI, teaching Power Vinyasa, Restorative, and Vinyasa Flow.  Her Vinyasa flow style is an eclectic fusion of so many teachers she has studied with over the years, to honor some: Sri Dharma Mittra, Shiva Rae, Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman, Elena Brower, Sean Corne, Wade Morrisette, MC YOGI, Kathryn Budig, Janet Stone, Jason Crandall and many more.

Jenn continues to be captivated by the inner peace and love she experiences as a teacher and in her own personal practice. Teaching is her lifelong passion! Her classes are creative and fun. She guides students to find grace and stillness, strength and agility while igniting breath and movement as one. She believes yoga should encircle freedom, grace, and laughter on and off the mat. Jennifer’s classes encompass a powerful flow, emphasizing strength and lightness, allowing the mind to relax and the heart to shine!

In addition, Jenn is the owner of The Studio in Mattapoisett, MA. She is a Reiki Master Teacher (RMT) whose energy healing is sprinkled into ALL her classes! She studied under the tutelage of Reiki Master Teacher Reinette Fournier of Tenth Gate Yoga in Portsmouth, RI,  completing her Reiki Master teacher certification in 2015. She now leads Reiki Teacher Training(s) at The Studio in Mattapoisett.  Jenn is also a Certified Pilates Instructor (CPI).

Linda Vivino

Linda has been practicing yoga for 25 years. She has been guided and inspired by many of our own beloved tri-town yoga teachers. Linda practices yoga to live a fulfilled and enjoyable life. She believes if you own your breath, no one can steal your peace. In 2020 Linda received her 200-hour YTT with David Vendetti of the revolutionary Yoga Liberation Front. David Vendetti’s teaching style is “fun and smart stretching, with a little conditioning”. Linda hopes you join her on the mat so you too can feel nourished, refreshed, and balanced.