Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind -Leonardo da Vinci
In 2001, Vera Ginsburgs, CYT, BC-DMT, LPC, walked into her first yoga class that ultimately changed the course of her future. Since that first Vinyasa practice, Vera switched gears, transitioning out of the corporate world into her work as a yoga teacher and dance/movement therapist. After completing her training as a kid’s yoga teacher in 2004, Vera felt confident to pursue training at Wake Up Yoga under the guidance of Corina Benner and Jill Manning in 2005. Over the past few years, Vera has received her Masters in Dance/Movement Therapy from Drexel University and continued her work as a Vinyasa yoga teacher, educator, and psychotherapist. Vera’s been honored to teach at a variety of studios in Philadelphia and New Jersey, providing Vinyasa based workshops, facilitating support groups for expectant mothers and new mothers, teaching children’s yoga, in addition to working in private practice as a therapist. With a focus on mindfulness and self-awareness in her work, her yoga teaching aims to foster a stronger understanding of the interplay between the physical, cognitive and emotional being. With this deeper understanding of self, one can carry these insights out of the studio into their daily life. Vera is happy to call South Philly her home, where she lives with her husband Scott, and two wonderful children, Nadia and Ronin.