Virginia Ansaldi

Virginia Ansaldi
Teacher
RYT 200

Yoga has taught me to live intimately with myself and the world around me. I teach because I want to inspire others to experience themselves and the world deeply. I’m a 200hr RYT who is passionate about living powerfully, taking risks and laughing when I fall! I serve my community powerfully, in and out of the studio through my work with The Connection Coalition (formerly known as Yoga Gangsters) and Yoga and Mindfulness Outreach (YAMO) bringing yoga and meditation as a rehabilitation program to prisons, jails, and juvenile centers. When I’m not on my mat, you can catch me swimming with sharks, advocating for our National Parks and educating our youth! 

WHY YOGA: This practice changed my life. It taught me to live intimately with myself and the world around me. I teach because I want to inspire others to experience themselves and the world deeply.
HOW I LIVE MY PRACTICE: I practice powerfully, taking risks and laughing when I fall.
WHERE I AM MOST CHALLENGED BY MY PRACTICE: I am challenged to maintain my focus and commitment.
THE ONE THING I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: Nature.
THE BOOK I KEEP ON MY BED SIDE TABLE: The Invitation by Oriah (and Nature Girl by Carl Hiaasen)
HOW I HAVE FUN OFF MY MAT: Swimming with sharks, fishing, diving, paddle boarding, trail running, walking around anywhere in the Everglades (basically doing anything outside).
WHAT I KNOW FOR SURE: “It always seems impossible, until its done.” ~Nelson Mandela
WHAT I AM COMMITTED TO: I am committed to being at cause in my life and inspiring others to be in creation of theirs.
WHAT I SHARE IN MY TEACHING: Encouragement to acknowledge themselves wholly.
HOMETOWN: Wherever my family is (right now, Buenos Aires).
EDUCATION / OTHER CERTIFICATIONS: AA in Dance, BA in Marine Science.