Yoga is a vast subject. What attracted me to yoga
as a young teenager is quite different from what draws me to
it now. Over the last 29 years, my curiosity has lead me to
explore varied approaches to hatha yoga: Anusara,
Ashtanga, Bikram, Iyengar, Kundalini and most of all, the
style some call Viniyoga. I've been in the presence of
many inspiring teachers, but most recently, I had my mind
blown by Erich Schiffmann during his visit to Miami.
He reminded me that not only is it OK to try new twists on
the yoga theme, it's highly recommended. Watching him
work his magic in the gorgeous ballrooms at the Biltmore
Hotel in Coral Gables stamped a long-lasting smile into my
As a teacher, my aim is to distill my studies, and channel
the essence into classes that are not just
physically interesting, but also meaningful. I coined the word funyasa™ just to emphasize the fun of movement.
After 15 years of teaching, my most important lessons still
come from my students. I try to guide them with clear instruction
and laughter, safely coaxing them through
challenging sequences to see them accomplish amazing things.
In addition to my yoga work, I sometimes undertake
projects to honor a few other passions, mostly in the name
of art, gardening and food. I earned a Master's degree in
Art Education, and have contributed to a few published
cookbooks. I had a blast writing Perricone's Café:
Story & Cookbook, and editing my (gorgeous) sister Dr.
Patricia Fine's Elegant Dairy-Free Entertaining.
And there's a rumor that
I'm working on another project. It's
My classes range
from the therapeutic Yoga Low-Down,
to calming Yoga Nidra
and Funyasa™: an eclectic power-vinyasa hybrid with special
emphasis on fun. Never the same class twice. Come feel it for yourself.