Ravenna was first introduced to yoga by her parents when she was three, but she didn't fall in love with the practice until many years later, while studying acting at The Juilliard School. At first, Yoga was just a way for Ravenna get a good workout, and burn off some stress from living in the fast paced world of NYC. But after about 6 months, she began to notice that the benefits of the practice were so much more far reaching than just a way to 'get her sweat on'. Yoga is Ravenna's church, her chiropractor, her shrink ---when she steps on to the mat, no matter what kind of a day she has had, she is home. She felt inspired to help other people find and feel a similar sense of connection and belonging, through the power of Yoga. In 2013, she completed a 200-hour training from the Yandara Yoga Institute, and was lucky enough to continue to study with amazing teachers from around the world. Since graduating from Yandara, Ravenna has had the privilege of teaching classes at numerous studios throughout the US and Mexico. She offers her classes with the hope that Yoga will have a positive impact in your life, and help you to live in a balanced, healthy, and peaceful way---both on and off the mat.
Ravenna Fahey instructs the following:
In a static class, you will experience a series of postures performed individually with a short pause in between each pose. This class can be a vigorous and well-rounded workout, but is also very appropriate for beginners. It will provide both the new and advanced practitioners with a solid foundation that is useful in other classes offered at SWEAT. Expect a lot of feedback on proper form and alignment. Approximately 2/3 of each class will consist of standing poses, with the remaining 1/3 of class being spent on the floor. Environment – 98.6 degrees/70% humidity
In a flow class, postures are strung together in multiple series. As the name suggests, a practitioner can expect to “flow” from one posture to the next in this style of class, synchronizing the breath with the movement. The pace of this class is generally quicker than a static sequence, leaving less time for focus on form and alignment, but providing a vigorous cardiovascular workout. Expect up-tempo music and a more playful atmosphere. Generally, this wouldn’t be the best choice for your first yoga class, but new practitioners are always welcome. This is a great complement to a static practice because it offers variety in addition to greater focus on upper-body and core work. In the 60-minute version, expect to be on your feet almost the entire time. The 90-minute version will include a floor series. Environment – 98.6 degrees/70% humidity