Anthony relates yoga to being in a relationship; it takes commitment, vulnerability, playfulness, faith, forgiveness, & compassion. Anthony’s love affair with yoga began about 8 years ago & like most relationships do, it started on the surface. My hamstrings were super tight and I wanted to loosen up while toning my body. Little did I know yoga would remain with me throughout some of the hardest times of my life. Yoga became a mirror for me to see myself in. Most of us start to practice for the simple reason of strengthening the mind and body, but ultimately we begin to re-discover our own truth. We get out of our heads and into our Selves, which is the very nature of love. As a teacher I believe the essence of yoga is also the art of living. Its about being present for our Self, and the world that we live in, so that we can express and celebrate the divinity that we all share. Yoga isn’t a religion, nor does it have anything to do with becoming a better person. Its simply about letting go of the past, as well as our fears of the future, so that the gift of the present can be received! Anthony is recognized in the community for his commitment to bring yoga and meditation into schools through his Yoga Affects Youth initiative. His intention is bring the gift of yoga and meditation to children so that they can begin the path of their own discovery from an early age. For more information check out yogaaffectsyouth.com.
Anthony's favourite yoga pose is Salamba Sirsasana (Headstand). It's not often he flips his world upside down, but when he does it gives him a completely different view and perspective. It also forces him to be present to avoid tumbling over.
Anthony Berlingeri instructs the following:
Open Flow | Hot | I
Open Flow is a class designed to cater to students of all levels who have a generally good level of fitness and ideally, some yoga experience. Different modifications will be offered to suit intro level students up to intermediate and advanced.
Strength & Mobility | S
Build deeper layers of strength and awareness in your yoga practice. Whether you are a long time practitioner or new to yoga, this class will challenge you to develop both isolated & functional strength that will translate into a safer, stronger practice. Open to all levels.
Sweat Relax Restore | Hot | G
Enjoy this candle-lit class created to relieve stress and tension. The heat stimulates deep muscle release and detoxification of the body and the relaxed atmosphere helps to quiet the mind. This class is open to all levels, including absolute beginners and a great introduction to the Infrared Hot room.
Slow Deep Flow | B
An all-levels flow class with an emphasis on long held stretches. A delicious way to end the day!
Gentle Hatha | G
A non-athletic style of practice suitable for those with injuries or mobility issues. A supportive and intelligent approach to gently opening the body, learning to breathe more efficiently and relieving the mind of stress and tension.
Hot Flow 1 | I
Using the principles learned in an Intro, this class moves you through sequences at a faster pace and explores more challenging asanas such as backbends and arm balances. Flow classes contain elements found in Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Anusara and Iyengar practices.
Yin Yang | I
A popular style of practice where the first half of the class is vigorous (a level 1 flow) and the second half is passive and restorative.
Sharing Mindfullness with Children and Young Adults
Saturday November 4, 1:00-4:00pm | $50
A training geared towards parents, teachers and youth workers wanting to learn mindfulness strategies for children and young adults (ages 7+) Anthony Berlingeri has been working in schools for over 5 years teaching mindfulness in the classroom as part of an extensive mental health initiative. Anthony would like to share his experience and offer basic strategies to those wanting to make a positive impact through mindfulness both at home and at school. Also learn how to use your hands to give calming energy with special guest reiki master Renata Kiss.
This training is open to beginners and all levels of experience.