Vito teaches group and individual classes, provides Thai yoga bodywork and also trains and mentors teachers in training. Vito is grateful and inspired to share these powerful healing practices and to have found what many suggest is his calling.
Vito was not born a yogi – it took a neck injury to lead him to the mat in 2004. With a debilitating fear of public speaking, Vito began teaching with great trepidation in 2007 while working in nonprofit management, and serving as a Baptiste Yoga assistant. The opportunity to share the benefits of these practices inspired him to take the leap.
Vito teaches mindful and challenging alignment-based classes with a strong connection to breath. He also teaches Yoga Wall/Ropes classes and “Stretch Therapy” classes incorporating myofascial release using massage balls. His care and attention to safety and therapeutics enable students to open body, heart and mind in a deep and sustainable way.
Vito informs his practice through regular study and training of Yoga, anatomy, physiology and bodywork. Vito is trained at the 500 Level with Natasha Rizopoulos and also Barbara Benagh through Down Under Yoga. Vito’s 200 hour trainings include study with Natasha Rizopoulos in the YogaWorks method and assisting David Magone in the Pranavayu method. Additional trainings with Judith Hanson Lasater (Alignment/Physiology, Restorative and Low Back and SI), Tias Little (Prajna Yoga), Elise Browning Miller (Yoga for Scoliosis), Ana Forrest (Teacher Intensive) , Seane Corn (Vinyasa Training), and Marc St. Pierre (Anusara Immersion I). Additional Anatomy, Physiology and Therapeutics trainings with Julie Gudmestad, Jill Miller and Team (RX series, Yoga Tune-up/Roll Model Method), Ellen Heed, Roger Cole, Doug Keller, Santosh Karmacharya, and Tom Meyers.
Vito has been a regular practitioner of Thai Bodywork since his first training with Shai Plonski through the Lotus Palm School in 2010. Vito loves this opportunity to provide a deeper level of connection and healing and continues to study with and assist Shai through the Still Light Centre. Vito has also begun studying Craniosacral Therapy with Kate Peck.
Vito is very excited to continue offering his own Yoga Teacher Training in partnership with well-respected friend and teacher Larisa through the Yoga Loft of Marblehead. Vito also teaches and mentors students in Yoga Teacher Trainings through Yoga Works and previously through Barre & Soul, Charlestown Yoga and B Yoga studios.
Vito was named lululemon Ambassador for the Boston Prudential store in 2012.