Vito teaches group and individual classes, provides Thai yoga bodywork and also trains yoga teachers. He is grateful and inspired to share these powerful healing practices.
Not born a yogi, it took a neck injury to lead Vito 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 into teaching.
Vito teaches mindful and challenging alignment-based classes with a strong connection to breath. He also teaches Yoga Wall/Ropes 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.
Since his first training with Shai Plonski through the Lotus Palm School in 2010, Vito has been a regular practitioner of Thai Bodywork. He loves this opportunity to provide a deeper level of connection and healing. He continues to study with and assist Shai through the Still Light Centre. Additionally, he began studying Craniosacral Therapy with Kate Peck, and completed Reiki 1 with Susan Coffey.
Vito is very excited to continue offering his own Yoga Teacher Training in partnership with well-respected friend and teacher Larisa Forman through the Yoga Loft of Marblehead. He also teaches and mentors students in Yoga Teacher Trainings through Yoga Works and previously through Barre & Soul, Charlestown Yoga and B Yoga studios.
Strongly committed to self-development, Vito informs his practice through regular study and training of Yoga, philosophy, anatomy, physiology and bodywork. He is trained at the 500 Level with Natasha Rizopoulos and 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 YTT Sessions), 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.