Deidre Americo, Registered Yoga Teacher / Reiki Practitioner
After experiencing positive changes through my own yoga practice, I began teaching vinyasa yoga in 2009 in my free time as a way to find balance with my day job, working as an Art Director in the the deadline-driven world of advertising.
It quickly became clear that not only was yoga my passion, but I could be of better service & benefit more people by teaching yoga. Making the transition into teaching full time, I currently teach multiple group classes and private individual sessions. Believing that yoga can be practiced by everyone, I work with a wide array of students, ranging from athletes, to people with limited physical mobility; from yogis that have been practicing for a lifetime, to people who have never tried yoga. My yoga teachings focus on the physical benefits of poses, the energy flow in the body by moving fluidly from one pose into the next, the healing aspects of breathing techniques & meditation.
The more yoga I taught, the more it became clear that people were searching for holistic, alternative & natural ways to take responsibility for their own health. Again, after my own powerful experiences receiving reiki, I decided to become attuned in it myself, and now offer reiki sessions as another component of energetic well-being, and overall health.
To serve my community, I donate my time to Ann's Place, offering weekly, gentle yoga classes for people living with cancer, and their families; teach midnight yoga at Relay for Life events; and of course, teach community yoga classes at lululemon Danbury! I am grateful to be surrounded by such an inspirational and supportive community, and am excited for the possibilities that each new day holds!