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Rebecca Pristoop


Since my first dance class at age 3 I have not stopped moving. Ballet, jazz, folk, modern, cross training and for the past 12 years – yoga. This movement stems from an undulating pulse inside that demands expression! While this pulse can sometimes be chaotic, through yoga, I have found tools to organize its creativity. With knowledge learned from my teachers and my own practice, I have found a spacious container to gently hold the grandness of this vibration. The classes I teach are grounded in the fundamentals of Hatha yoga. Starting from a place of thoughtful alignment, I offer juicy vinyasa and intelligent sequencing. I use anatomical cues, philosophical intention and directed breathing to lead students to the boundaries of their very own container.

I received my 200-hour yoga teacher certification with Carla, Ramit and the rest of the sangha at Jaya Yoga Center and a restorative teacher certification with OM Yoga. I am also a member of the Jaya Reiki collective and am a firm believer in the MELT method of hands-off body work. I feel so blessed to have found Jaya, my yoga home, and am forever grateful to my teachers, friends and family for continuing to influence my practice and teaching.

Jaya Yoga Center: Serving Brooklyn since 2000