I'd like to recommend these yoga sessions to anyone, who practices regularly and move like Cirque du Soleil artists or someone like me (not so regularly). After covid closures I was very out of shape and at 48 didn't feel very confidant. Started a month ago, trying to take two classes per week. Already feel stronger and happier about myself. Very thankful to my instructors - I feel challenged, yet not exhausted to the point of having only shavasana on my mind. The atmosphere is lively and friendly, the studio is very nice. I like different classes and approaches that different instructors offer. The sense of community is also very strong there. Better check it out for yourself if you do yoga.
Larissa Schiano-Gonzalez is the owner of Be Yoga & Dance, a
premiere Yoga studio in Staten Island, NY.
Larissa is a Tier 3 Certified Yoga Teacher with the Baptiste Institute. Larissa has trained over 35 Yoga
Teachers who are sharing the power of Yoga throughout the Tri-state Area. She is certified Beginner
Simonson Dance Teacher. She is trained in Dance for PD a specialized dance program sponsored by the
American Parkinson Foundation. She teaches classes weekly at the corporate New York office.
Larissa is the creator of “The Moving in Memories” program; a specialized dance program for seniors,
living with Alzheimer’s disease and limited mobility at the Clove Lakes rehabilitation center in Staten
Island, New York. Using the power of music & dance seniors get to exercise and connect with
themselves and fellow partners in a group setting. The Moving Memories program became possible
through a DCA Art Fund Grant, through SI Arts.
Larissa is a recipient of the 2019 Soroptimist Ruby Award by the Soroptimist International of the
Americas for women helping women. She has been leading and facilitating Empowerment, Yoga,
Mindfulness and Dance programs since 2010 and has been leading Yoga and Mindfulness programs in
NYC Public Schools since 2013. Larissa believes in the power of Movement as a way to connect, heal and
bring communities together.