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Vanessa Parr

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she/her
Hometown:
Falls Church, VA
Favorite Song/Artist:
Too many to name, but here’s a sample: Joni Mitchell, David Bowie, Sly and the Family Stone, Gaby Moreno, Lou Reed, Beastie Boys, Nina Simone, H.E.R., the Halluci Nation, Frank Ocean, Missy Elliott, Tears for Fears, Janet Jackson, Outkast.
Odd Fact:
I love variety, and in addition to teaching yoga, I work in music/audio, and I am studying winemaking!
My Class Style:
We’re not going to spend a lot of time sitting down! Expect less static stretching, and more mobilization. I love teaching inversions, and am a self-proclaimed handstand junkie. We connect to the core in every class, explore themes of energy conduction, mobilization of fascia, spinal stabilization, and muscular/joint movements. I strive to leave my students feeling more invigorated, and more connected to their bodies. While the classes are challenging (they are designed to be so), expect no circus tricks or contortions. While we often explore inversions and more challenging postures, everything can be scaled to your energy level. Everything, every movement, is designed from an angle of sustainability. We move, we sweat, we flow, we jump, we get lit up!

I came to yoga soon after moving to LA in 2004, and almost immediately became hooked! As an avid lover of movement my whole life (distance running, gymnastics, dance, color guard), I felt yoga really complimented my other activities, gave me a deeper purpose in movement, and the “why” behind it.

I did my first 200-hour teacher training in 2015 and my second in 2019. Now a certified LYT yoga teacher, my goal is to get everyone up and moving in a sustainable and fun way! I am an anatomy junkie, and will forever be a student of the human body. I love helping my students find the joy in movement, and the “aha” moments in the practice. I have dealt with a lot of injury, illness, and trauma, and for me, yoga is about bringing everyone into the joy, connecting deeper to one’s body and oneself, and through that moving meditation, finding healing and clarity, to move through the world with kindness and integrity.

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