[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text]Payal Parekh is a 500-hour nationally certified Vinyasa-based yoga teacher and received her 200-hour training from Exhale New York in 2014 under the guidance of Nixa De Bellis, Stefanie Eris, David Magone and Isaac Pena. In 2015 she completed an accelerated 300-hour Urban Zen Integrative Therapy training at Yoga Shanti, New York City and volunteered 50 hours at The Riverside Premier Rehab & Healing Center in Manhattan. In March 2016, she participated in a 50-hour restorative teacher training with Jillian Pransky at Yoga Works. Payal completed 20 hours of Yoga Tune Up Integrated Embodied Anatomy in July, 2016.
Payal believes in the power of movement and meditation in everyday life, which began when she was a teenager and student of Modern Dance and Ballet at Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University. She tailors each class to fit the individual needs of her clientele with an emphasis to revive and restore mind and body. Under her guidance, her students are able to transform by building their flexibility, endurance and strength in a safe and encouraging atmosphere. She reminds her students to set an intention, “breath, strengthen, love, trust, and accept themselves” in every class. Payal is also a first-degree practitioner of Reiki initiated by Pamela Miles. She enjoys integrating Urban Zen healing modalities including aromatherapy, body scan, reiki, restorative posturing and breath work into her classes.[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]
Nixa De Bellis has been practicing yoga for more than 30 years and teaching yoga since circa 2000.
In the wide tradition of Yoga is a method steeped in science, art, philosophy and the alchemy of self.
She offers yoga posture and breathing practices for healing on a daily basis, and as a means for self-reflection, self-understanding and betterment.
Around the Wheel of the Year and for phasic lunar and solar situations, she creates Yoga Rituals to keep the Holy alive and well fed and for steeping in deeply Alert, Alive, Awake-ness!
Pay attention. Stop Complaining. Keep going.