In 1995, after working 13 years as an architect, Nora Vimala Pozzi, E-RYT500, PRYT, Ycat, transitioned from part-time to full-time owner and director of the Richmond IYC and a Yoga Educator. She became director of the Teacher Training Program in 1999 and a Yoga Therapist in 2001.
Her yoga postgraduate teaching certifications from Satchidananda Ashram, Yogaville, include: “Advanced Hatha Yoga”, “Yoga for Stress Management”, ”Raja Yoga” (Yoga philosophy and psychology), having also served as faculty for the teacher training program since 2006. She is also certified in “Prenatal Yoga”, “Yoga for Kids and Teens”, “Yoga for the Heart” (Nischala Devi’s program, based on Dr. Dean Ornish’s program to reverse Heart Disease), and “Yoga for People with Cancer and Chronic Illness-YCat” (Jnani Chapman’s program) where she has also been a senior Faculty. She attended Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program for Health Care practitioners. Vimala is a also a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist and Certified PRYT Group Facilitator and a PRYT Couples therapist. Ms Pozzi is a Reiki Master who has served as trainer for the TAIY (Therapeutic Applications of Integral Yoga) the 300hrs course for the IAYT “grandparenting” process towards the IAYT’s individual therapist registration.
Nora Vimala offers yoga classes for various levels of ability and health conditions, yoga therapy—individual, couples, and group sessions, lectures and workshops on various subjects related to yoga, stress, health and mindfulness. She has been a speaker and presenter at many yoga conferences and at events for various public and private organizations. She also teaches and lectures nationally and internationally in English and Spanish, which is her original language.
DISCLAIMER: The yoga therapy components of my instruction and/or practice are based on my Certification by IAYT, not derived from my status as an RYT® with Yoga Alliance Registry
Nora Vimal teaches the following classes:
- Mindfulness Yoga for experienced students
- Gentle Yoga for your Body and Mind- Connect, Protect, Reflect
- Mindfulness Yoga at the JCC (Jewish Community Center)