Sharon and Raissa
Raissa guides the practice of yoga as a heart-opening, spiritual journey ~ a deeply intentional moving meditation, inspiring students to connect with their best intentions and most authentic sense of self. Expect to cultivate total body awareness, functional alignment, and mindful breathing to build strength and stamina with grace and ease. Raissa finds inspiration in yoga philosophy, authors such as Rumi, Ram Dass and Piero Ferrucci, and heart-centered world beats. Raissa has been practicing yoga since 1995, and is certified as an experienced advanced yoga teacher (E-RYT 500), having completed over 750 hours of trainings with Janet Stone, Shiva Rea, Mark Whitwell, Rusty Wells and others. She has been teaching yoga in San Francisco and Berkeley since 2012, leads workshops and retreats worldwide, and mentors new yoga teachers in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more info: www.soulpowerflow.com
Sharon started teaching yoga in 2008 in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a 500-hour experienced registered yoga teacher (ERYT) with the Yoga Alliance and is a former personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She enjoys blending the modalities of yoga and fitness in balanced vinyasa yoga classes that incorporate a combination of breath, physical exertion, equanimity and meditation to serve the needs of your body, mind and soul. Sharon also enjoys practicing and teaching the more still modalities of restorative yoga, pranayama (breath work), yoga nidra (yogic sleep) and meditation. She has led more than 15 yoga teacher trainings and has served as a mentor for yoga teachers as they find their unique path and voice to teaching.
Sharon grew up in the Bronx in New York City and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area after graduating college with a degree in Art Semiotics. At the end of 2019 she moved to Italy and currently resides in the city of Catania on Sicily’s east coast. Sharon spent the better part of 2022 in the Dolomites, a UNESCO world heritage site, teaching yoga, meditation and movement classes for the community of two vegan/vegetarian hotels in Alto Adige. She loves how sharing the practice of yoga naturally builds community and holds the potential to connect us all to something bigger and more meaningful than our individual existence. To learn more about Sharon, you can visit sharonyogaflow.com/about/.
Events with Sharon and Raissa
September 30 - October 7, 2023
Join Raissa and Sharon this fall for a yoga retreat in the heart of the Tuscan Maremma, a richly historic region in the south of Tuscany surrounded by woodlands, vineyards, olive groves, mountain streams, spectacular views and untouched landscapes.Together we will ground down and experience a bountiful natural and cultural…