Sissy's Yoga Styles
Yin Yoga is a very calming and grounding practice consisting of longer-held (3-5 min), passive poses that target the deepest connective tissues of the body in order to increase circulation in the joints and improve overall flexibility and range of motion. An ideal practice to release accumulated tension in both the body and mind. Beneficial to all levels of practitioners.
Sissy St. John
Sissy has been a student, teacher and lover of Yoga for over two decades. She blends a variety of styles into her teaching always encouraging students to “listen” inwardly to allow the practice to serve and support them - uniting the body, mind and spirit.
She trained in LA with the original founders of YogaWorks; Maty Ezraty and Chuck Miller. In 2006 Sissy moved from LA to New York to study under the guidance and tutelage of Yogiraj Alan Finger, creator and founder of ISHTA Yoga. Prior to teaching yoga she was an ACE certified personal trainer with a specialty in nutrition and worked with clients on wellness programs.
Sissy teaches various levels and styles of Yoga from Beginner to Advanced, Vinyasa Flow, Yin, Therapeutic/ Restorative and Pre & Postnatal. in addition to yoga she also instructs Guided Meditation with Pranayama techniques in class settings as well as privately. She incorporates music, aromatherapy and healing touch, reminding students regularly to settle into their own personal bodies while the mind rests on the breath.
Certifications include: YogaWorks 500hr, Yoga Alliance, Anusara Yoga, Pre & Postnatal Yoga, Restorative Yoga with renowned teacher Jillian Pransky, Yin Yoga, and The American Council on Exercise. In addition to yoga, she is also a certified Aromatherapist and a Reiki Master. These two healing modalities work beautifully together and she is grateful to be able to administer healing light to those in need.
She resides in Manhattan and teaches around the city, working with private clients, in corporate settings, and as a Master teacher for YogaWorks, a regular teacher for the JCC and the personal instructor for the American Museum of Natural History.
Her great hope and mission is to help uplift and guide students to that ever present, radiant light that resides in all of us, creating harmony and ease within the body and mind - to realize we are all illuminated beings at our core.