Why Yoga?

Heal the body, mind and spirit.

Yoga stops the mind from spinning so we can see ourselves clearly.

Alice Saltzman has been practicing yoga for over 30 years and became a yoga teacher in 2004 attaining her 200 hour RYT Certification at Kripalu. She began teaching full time in several yoga studios and country clubs as well as working with actors in theaters and in several local businesses as part of their employee wellness plans.

While teaching full time she became inspired to go further with her training and began studying with JJ Gormley-Etchells in 2006. She continued her education by traveling with JJ and completing her 500 RYT Certification in 2009 at Surya Chandra Healing Yoga School.

She is currently studying yoga philosophy with JJ and Philip Christodoulou in depth so that she may continue to teach yoga philosophy through storytelling. She also currently teaches at Anuttara Yoga Shala and at the LifeSkills of South Florida Treatment Center .

Alice is an actress and a licensed CSW. She has owned and managed a restaurant in New York, has been a private chef and continues to teach medical students in New York and Florida. Alice has experience in Raja, Hatha, Kripalu, Prenatal, Vinyasa, Yin as well as Silver Sneakers Yoga Classes. She has taught yoga in hospitals to patients with breathing machines.

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Anuttara Raja is unique — is their interpretation of the classical yoga as taught by our guru lineage and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Anuttara Raja targets the plastic tissue, known as fasicia, and is similar to the closely related Yin Yoga, but it is practiced as a flow in a hot room, about 93 degrees. The emphasis is on philosophy and anatomy to achieve greater flexibility and mobility and quiet the mind. Raja Yoga is Royal Yoga.  The yoga of meditation.  It is the same as Kriya Yoga. It consists of Tapas: Heat, Austerity, Discipline. Swadyaya: Study of Self and Scripture. Ishvara Pranadhana: Surrender to the Divine. 
 Hatha Yoga is the Forceful Yoga where we use muscle.
Kripalu Yoga also uses Hatha Poses with some longer holds to strengthen the muscles. The Kripalu Approach is one of mindful experimentation. Breathe. Relax. Feel. Watch. Allow.
Prenatal Yoga is many forms of Hatha and other yoga done specifically for the health of the mother and fetus, making room for growth, easing any back or hip pain, etc, and hip openers for easier birth.
Vinyasa means “special placement.” It is done with flowing movements, usually including Sun and Moon Salutations, Warrior Series, Some Kneeling, Sitting, poses on the belly and on the back.
Yin Yoga stresses the connective tissue for greater flexibility and includes holding poses for 3-5 minutes at a time in order to rehydrate the connective tissue (fascia).
Kundalini Yoga also uses Hatha poses with some breath work to send energy up the shushumna and awaken the energy at the base of the spine.
Restorative Yoga is where you relax in restorative poses using props. 
Silver Sneakers is a gentle form of Hatha and breath work, some done in chairs if necessary. Chair Yoga can be done alone for those who cannot stand up.
Focuses on meditative absorption of the mind, so one can trascend to their true consciousness. We focus on breath work, Hatha postures, Anuttara Raja postures, restorative poses into a deep meditation.

There are many different names of yoga and some follow different lineages.
Most Yoga that we do consists of Hatha Yoga Poses, “Asanas,” and  Kriya/ Raja Philosophy.
I have taught athletes, Golfers, Actors, Patients with breathing machines, executives, seniors, etc.  I can adhere my classes to any human who is open to learn a new skill to strengthen their bodies and quiet their minds.