Torah Yoga strives to integrate universal themes and Jewish wisdom through the practice of yoga. Through Iyengar-inspired asana (yoga postures with a gentle flow) and guided mindfulness meditation, Stacie Nardizzi facilitates Torah Yoga on Saturday mornings. Through our community practice of yoga, we seek to align physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually with the Divine. Aligning body, breath, mind, heart, and soul as we embrace our practice together at CSH.
Each week our practice will focus on a universal or Jewish theme which Stacie introduces in the opening meditation. We explore the theme through the physical practice, culminating in a closing svasana (relaxation). The class is open to ALL levels. Modifications are given, as needed. Chairs are available for those who would like to participate by sitting, focusing on centering or inner focused breathing; or those who wish for a chair yoga practice with modifications, as needed.
Class components include: centering and alignment, balance work, flexibility, core strength building, grounding integration, overall positive energy, and relaxation. Most importantly, practicing Torah Yoga on Shabbat is a gift of self-compassion and honoring your true self.
Stacie Nardizzi is a Certified Yoga Teacher with training from Yoga Bodhi (Iyengar) 200-Hour Adult Certification and YogaKids International (Hatha) 436+ Hour Child Specialist. She has been teaching professionally since 2008 in Boston and all over the North Shore. Stacie teaches all types of students – beginning through advanced and all ages. Her objective in her classes is to share the true gift of yoga; that every BODY can experience yoga in their own unique way.
This autumn marks Stacie’s 8th year with CSH. She finds great joy in facilitating Torah Yoga, celebrating and embracing Shabbat yoga practice. Some of Stacie’s past classes integrating Yoga & Judaism include Rosh Chodesh, sponsored by the JCCNS & Lappin Foundation, and creating B’nai Abraham’s Yoga for the Soul series. She facilitated classes at Temple Emanu-El for the Religious School Sunday Arts & Judaism Program for over 8 years. Stacie is the proud founder of her own business, EveryBODY Yoga, and currently offers private yoga instruction.
Stacie’s love for integrating the spiritual aspect of Judaism and the physical asana of traditional yoga continues to be a wonderful marriage. Her ability to share the sacred art of yoga continues to bring happiness and peace to all that study with her.
Stacie teaches all types of students: beginning students through advanced, all-around athletes to persons practicing in a chair – and all ages and abilities. EveryBody is welcome! Stacie’s objective in her classes is to share the true gift of yoga and show that every BODY can experience yoga in their own unique way.