Raffaela began her yoga journey 4 years ago in an effort to free herself from chronic low back pain. After trying a variety of styles, she found that Vinyasa yoga with Iyengar alignment offered her an environment to explore, learn and grow. It is this self discovery and connection with the mind and body that she encourages each of her students to take. In 2014, she completed her 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certification at Yoga Culture in Danbury, CT. She guides her students to open their mind and body to their personal journey of play, discovery and self-awareness - on and off the mat. Raffaela continues to enjoy learning from her mentors and her students, opening her heart and hands to share what she has gained with others. Drawing from her own experience of healing and increased awareness, she looks to educate and turn you on to your own personal journey.