Vanessa Soriano (Vanessa)

After 12 years of studying spirituality, religion, and philosophy, Vanessa obtained a Ph.D. in Religion and Philosophy with an emphasis in Women’s Spirituality in December 2015.  Shortly thereafter, Vanessa completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training.  After years of study and practice, Vanessa has come to believe that yoga is where spirit and body unite through asana (postures) and conscious breath work.  Vanessa believes yoga should feel joyous, accessible, and empowering to all who show up on their mats.  Her classes aim to provide students with a sense of strength and calm within their bodies.  Her inspiration for teaching these types of classes derives from her attendance of the world-renowned yoga festivals: Shakti Fest, Bhakti Fest, and Wanderlust.  When not teaching or practicing yoga, you can usually find her somewhere on the beach with a good book in one hand and coffee in the other (after she has had her kale smoothie, of course ;).