Sonja Rzepski

HOMETOWN
PennYan, Upstate NY Finger Lakes Region

PHILOSOPHY
Sonja believes that although physical injuries, health conditions and modern stress may be the reason someone comes to yoga, it also invites them to celebrate the process toward finding balance and clarity in their life.

CLASSES AT PURE
Vinyasa, Hot Slow Flow, Slow Flow

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
14 Years, Ashtanga, Rehabilitation, Yoga for Athletes, Prenatal Yoga, Samahita Yoga Institute Certified Yoga Instructor, Pre/Postnatal Exercise, Nutrition, Women's Health, Foundations of Flexibility and Alignment, Functional Anatomy

MENTORS
Paul Dallaghan, Eddie Stern, Pattabhi Jois

BEFORE YOGA
Actress, Aerial Acrobat



Sonja Rzepski instructs the following:
  • Vinyasa (2)
  • Vinyasa is characterized by flowing poses and sequences that are linked to the breath. This class is diverse and sequencing will vary with instructor philosophy and in general is a vigorous, more athletic approach to yoga.

  • Alignment Basics
  • This therapeutic class is designed to develop ease, healthy alignment, and body awareness. Props and mindful adjustments in posture are used to aid body awareness and focus. It’s yoga without the “om.”

  • Vinyasa (2)
  • Vinyasa is characterized by flowing poses and sequences that are linked to the breath. This class is diverse and sequencing will vary with instructor philosophy and in general is a vigorous, more athletic approach to yoga.

  • Hot Vinyasa (Open)
  • This is an open level power yoga class taught in a room heated to 100 degrees. The heat will provide for a detoxifying sweat while you flow through an athletic and dynamic sequence of postures.

  • Yin/Yang (1/2)
  • This class begins with a fiery Yang(Vinyasa) practice to build heat in the body. This heat prepares the body to then melt deeply into 30 minutes of Yin yoga (restorative, deep release).

  • Hot Vinyasa (2)
  • Taught in the heated room, this style works through poses and sequences linked to breath. Sequencing will vary with instructor philosophy in this vigorous and fluid approach to yoga.

  • Pure Zen Flow
  • This class begins with 15 minutes of pranayama (breath work) moves into 60 minutes of Vinyasa flow, and culminates with 15 minutes of meditation. The deep breathing techniques tie awareness back into the body and simple meditation quiets the mind after the powerful flow. Pure Yoga’s world renowned instructors will rotate, each teaching the class for one month, to bring different vision and viewpoints to the many layers of the practice.