Antonella is first and foremost a mother, whether it’s to her two beautiful mini-yogi kids, her personal training clients that she’s been helping for over a decade, or her yoga students. Born and raised in the glorious state of Washington, she loves the beauty and connection of nature. This lead her to becoming an instructor for KAF Adventures, which takes yoga into the great outdoors by combining it with fun activities like snowshoeing, rock climbing, and backpacking. With over 15 years of personal practice, this inversion junkie is no stranger to the world of yoga. She currently holds her 200hr ERYT from Sattva Yoga, of which she is now a faculty member, and is nearly finished with her 500hr path of the same lineage. A true blue Sattvist, Antonella is passionate about training yogis to become teachers and thrilled to lead adventurous retreats abroad through Sattva Yoga. She has studied under notable teachers such as Noah Maze, Edward Clark, and Andrey Lappa, while regularly training alongside local teachers Ali Valdez (Sattva Yoga) and Liz Doyle (Shala Yoga) and she continues to be influenced by the work of BKS Iyengar. Antonella teaches a variety of class styles and workshop offerings. Never one to be categorized, she draws from her extensive experience and anatomical knowledge to create her own blends of yoga, like yoga for athletes, yoga fusion, and rehabilitation yoga, all while staying true to the fundamentals of Sattva Yoga. She even recently held private yoga consultations to help prepare George Mackay for his role in the movie Captain Fantastic, and enjoys finding ways to take yoga “outside the box.” One such way is through Acro Yoga, something she wishes to pursue further in 2015, a year destined to be filled with grandiose adventures in the world of Yoga. As for her classes, they’ll definitely make you work, but her welcoming nature and motherly encouragement will make you want to work.