Arlene has practiced yoga for over ten years, starting a regular Astanga practice in 2003 after relocating to the US from London. She practiced Vinyasa and various flavors of yoga regularly in Summit County, Colorado for several years, to help balance an active outdoor lifestyle and travel hectic corporate job.
After relocating to Philadelphia in 2015, Arlene found the Wake Up Yoga Rittenhouse Studio as it opened its doors. She loved everything about Wake Up Yoga’s community and teaching. She graduated from the 250-hour Vinyasa Yoga Foundational Teacher Training Program in April 2017. Arlene discovered new depths to the physical and spiritual practice under the skillful, loving guidance of her teachers Corina Benner, Felicia Graham Comisar, Laura Edoff, Stephanie Berliner, and mentor Anna Henderer.
Most recently Arlene completed Corina Benner’s Yin Yoga Teacher Training Program at Wake Up Yoga (August 2017).
Arlene believes yoga has very tangible health benefits and is a beautiful pathway to help people from all walks of life reconnect their mind, body and spirit. She delights in helping guide practice by creating a safe, mindful and playful environment. Arlene hopes that she can help students remember how amazing their bodies are, and that practicing yoga can empower them on and off the mat. Or as Vera Rubin says “… you are made of star stuff. You are connected to the universe”.