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The owner of Essential Yoga Studio, Francesca teaches a unique style of yoga that reflects her 25 years of learning and practicing.  Initially, she started as an inflexible athlete but was hooked after her first yoga class, allowing the body to feel fantastic while simultaneously settling the mind and finding peace. 

Francesca studied at Ashtanga Yoga in Mysore with Pattabhi Jois, Shiva Rea and is constantly innovating and progressing her skills - as she is currently working on her yoga therapeutics certification.  Specifically, Francesca is an E-RYT 200 and E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance, has Senior Teacher status through Yoga BC, and has her Aerial Training certification with Unnata as well as her Critical Alignment Certification with Gert Van Leeuwen.  In addition, Francesca has also studied Buddhism and has a certificate in life coaching.

Her teaching style has embodied this training and incorporates a combination of strength, grace and compassion.  In addition, she has a deeply intuitive sense of the transformational properties of yoga - physically, psychologically, philosophically, and spiritually. With these tools, she has helped students of all levels find the benefits of a consistent yoga practice.