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Yoga Food & Mood with Samantha Tollinchi

Yoga Explained

Yoga is considered a science, not a religion. Yoga is an ancient art based on a unifying system of development for the body, mind, and spirit.  The consistent practice of yoga will lead to a sense of peace and well-being as yoga teaches us to respond to stressors in a more positive way.   Physically, the practice of yoga makes the body both strong and flexible.   Yoga improves the functioning of the respiratory, circulatory, digestive, and hormonal systems.  Yoga brings about emotional stability and clarity of mind.
These are only a handful of the many benefits.

Yoga Is A Way Of Life

Find out how you can embrace the lifestyle

You may know that yoga is good for you. But what is it about yoga that is different than other forms of physical activity? Why is yoga specifically helpful in easing chronic back pain, reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety along with assisting in managing chronic illnesses to name just a few of its many benefits?

Three Areas of Expertise

Yoga, Health Coaching & Mindfulness

Samantha has been practicing and teaching yoga for 15 years, which has led her on a path of expanding her practice studying holistic approaches to health and spiritual well being.

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As a fully certified health coach, Samantha mentors and empowers both individuals and families working on a variety of issues including boosting energy, decreasing stress and maintaining (or attaining) a healthy weight.

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Samantha is a big proponent of weaving mindfulness into her yoga classes by building awareness of our thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment.

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“Samantha is one of those gifted yoga teachers who is able to blend energy and peacefulness
into one great class. I always leave feeling renewed.”
Veronica M.
“I always leave Samantha’s class with a deep sense of fulfillment in body and soul.”
Mary-Liz C.
“Samantha’s yoga classes are rigorous well paced and always joyful. She artfully creates a ” retreat like class” and is one of my favorite teachers in the NYC area.”
Truike B-D.