"I first met Silvia at her famously challenging vinyasa yoga class. I had been to many power yoga retreats and I also had a strong dance background, so when I went to Silvia's power yoga class I was delighted to find that she moved like a dancer, demonstrating yoga flow with power and grace. She also taught from a deep well of knowledge, correcting alignment, deepening poses, and encouraging new tries. I enjoyed Silvia's classes for many years.
When I had a nearly fatal horse accident 8 years ago, I naturally turned to yoga and Silvia, among others, to help me recover. I had no idea that Silvia would be so patient and helpful. She listened to the same questions over and over and worked around the many obstacles to my recovery. She knew how to help me progress in a safe and steady way, week after week, year after year, and could address my mental, psychological, and spiritual concerns along the way.
Silvia's knowledge of yoga, dance, strength training, and art combine with her vibrant personality to make her an inspirational teacher. Her life experiences make her an inspirational person. Silvia is strong, decisive, straight talking, intuitive, empathetic, generous, flexible, creative, knowledgeable, responsible, and above all, FUN."
-Nancy Lee, age 75
"If it were possible for me to go to Silvia Pina's yoga class everyday, I would. Silvia is the rare kind of teacher who welcomes all, meets each student where they are and helps each to stretch (figuratively and literally!) in ways they initially aren't sure they can. Her sessions are fun and energetic, and balanced with reflective and restful moments. I always leave feeling energized, confident, positive (sometimes a little sore, too), and looking forward to the next class."
- Julianne Van Buskirk, age 47
"Starting yoga at age 73- Impossible!!!! It would have been for me without Silvia. She not only is a great instructor, she is also a very special person. She cares about each of us as people and adapts our yoga experience with care for our individual situations, limitations and goals. She makes us all feel successful and empowered. I love her-she has opened a new life experience for me."
- Nancy Thomas, age 73
"Silvia is incredible! She not only cares about your physical well being but your mental and emotional happiness as well. Silvia will encourage you with both firmness and love and will push you to become a better you. Though I come away completely exhausted after a session with her I am also lifted up and ready to face what's before me. I love that little Cuban spitfire!"
-Trena Quick, age 37