Victoria Fernandez

Vallejo, CA 94590

About MeI am a swimmer and gymnast from the base of the Colorado Rocky Mountains and now reside near the waters of the San Francisco Bay. I started my yoga practice five years ago at my neighborhood studio, Purusha Yoga, when I was a college student at San Francisco State. I instantly loved the calming effects that it had on my mind and body. I learned to breathe and meditate in ways I never explored before and found a comfortable space to de-stress from daily life and the worries of my mind. Physically, yoga helped transform my swimming by connecting breath, increasing core strength and aiding in recovery from old injuries.My MissionAn athlete and movement specialist at heart, I believe that everything is connected to the core and breath. I believe yoga is for every body and strive to make yoga accessible by offering donation based classes. I believe that yoga should never hurt and pay special attention to injuries and proper alignment. I believe each student?s practice and story is unique and beautiful. I believe in creating a safe space for my students to be their true selves both on and off the mat. I believe in positive affirmations with messages of self love and body acceptance. I believe in seva, selfless giving, and community. What to ExpectI offer a personalized approach to yoga and swimming and in my classes you will find safe progressions and modifications for all levels. My teaching style is Hatha flow and I draw inspiration from aspects of vinyasa, Iyengar, and gymnastics. Hatha is the root of all other forms of yoga and is known for its therapeutic approach. My classes are a playful and expressive mix of active and restorative poses. I like to give assists and I am passionate about partner yoga, massage, and essential oils and often incorporate these elements into my classes and personal sessions. Certifications and TrainingsI am a Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance and certified swim coach. I have been teaching swimming and movement for close to a decade. I received my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training from Purusha Yoga School, San Francisco, in December 2011. I founded Yoga by Victoria after completing my 200-hour training and have completed over 1000 teaching hours. A primary teacher for Purusha Seva Project, the non-profit branch of Purusha Yoga, I taught free and donation based classes to underserved communities around San Francisco between 2011-2013. I recently relocated to the North Bay and am happy to call Vallejo Yoga my new community studio.Additional Certifications and TrainingsManifest your Destiny Hawaii yoga retreatHolistic Yoga Therapist, Purusha YogaAssistant to Joy Ravelli and Spring 2013 200-hour YTTPower Yoga Esalen retreatSpecialitiesIn addition to teaching I am also an open water swimmer, aerialist and professional mermaid. I love spending as much time upside down and underwater as possible. My interests and specialities include: water yoga, yoga for swimmers, fitness swimming for teens and adults, open water swim training, acro yoga, aerial dance, gymnastics, rock climbing, holistic yoga therapy, wellness coaching, plant-based nutrition, and snow sportsĀ 

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