Vito is grateful and inspired to teach yoga and provide Thai yoga bodywork full-time in order to share these powerful healing practices. Vito teaches mindful and challenging classes with a strong connection to alignment and breath. His care and attention to safety and therapeutics enables students to open body, heart and mind in a deep and sustainable way.
Vito was not born a yogi - it took a neck injury to lead him to the mat in 2004. With a debilitating fear of public speaking, Vito began teaching with great trepidation in 2007 while working in non-profit management, and serving as a Baptiste Yoga assistant.
Vito informs his practice through regular study and training of Yoga, anatomy, physiology and bodywork. Vito is currently working on his 300 hour training with Natasha Rizopoulos. Vito’s 200 hour trainings include study with Natasha Rizopoulos in the YogaWorks method, and most recently assisting David Magone in the Pranavayu method. He has participated in additional trainings with Judith Hanson Lasater (Restorative and Low Back and SI), Tias Little (Prajna Yoga), Elise Browning Miller (Yoga for Scoliosis), Ana Forrest (Teacher Intensive), Seane Corn (Vinyasa), Marc St. Pierre (Anusara Immersion I) and Anatomy with Ellen Heed, Roger Cole, Julie Gudmestad, Santosh Karmacharya, Doug Keller and Tom Meyers. To better understand the body and provide a deeper level of healing, Vito completed his Level 1 certification training in Thai Yoga Massage with Shai Plonski through the Lotus Palm School. Vito has also begun studying CranioSacral Therapy with Kate Peck.
In addition to teaching alignment-based flow classes, Vito loves to teach Yoga Wall Ropes (a.k.a.: Karunta yoga) classes and workshops and a fusion of yin, restorative, body rolling and deep stretching to great therapeutic effect. Vito also teaches individual and group private sessions to meet varying needs, experiences, therapeutics and goals.
Vito was named lululemon Ambassador for the Boston Prudential store in 2012.
Classes with Vito
Vito’s classes are very focused on alignment as inspired by his trainings in anatomy/physiology, therapeutics and the YogaWorks methods. YogaWorks style classes balance detailed instruction, alignment with breath, fluid movement and thoughtful sequencing. While his Power classes have increased temperature and intensity, both his Power and Vinyasa classes are taught with great precision and care.
For a deeper understanding of Vito's style and philosophy of teaching, read this wonderful interview of him by one of his students.