A running injury is what led Becca to her first yoga class while attending college in Burlington, VT back in 2007. Since then she has maintained a consistent yoga practice, and graduated with her 200 hour vinyasa yoga teacher training at Breathing Room in New Haven. Becca has a passion for sharing her love of yoga and the positive effects it has had on her with others. She continues to seek out additional education through trainings and deepening her own practice by diving into the depths of yoga beyond the physical. After teaching at various studios across Fairfield and New Haven County and helping lead commUNITYmovement throughout the Northeast, a national endeavor committed to bringing yoga, movement and mindfulness practices to communities in inclusive, accessible and unique ways, she has decided to open her own studio! Becca is excited to begin this journey to foster a community of new and veteran Yogi's out of her studio in Norwalk, CT. When she isn't on her mat, she can be found enjoying live music, hiking with her dog Bodhi, or cooking in the kitchen!
Nina was introduced to yoga and meditation almost 20 years ago as she searched for a way to 'slow down' and find balance in her fast-paced career. After being diagnosed with a chronic illness and forced to take a short term medical leave, she attended her first week-long Mindfulness Meditation for Stress Reduction class and learned for the first time the effect of pushing and chronic stress can do to one's body and life. She learned the importance of slowing down and listening to the signals our body is always giving us. This led her to her 200-hour Interdisciplinary Yoga Certification through the Nosara Institute in September 2000. She resigned from her corporate career the day she returned from her training, and has spent the last 16 years guiding and coaching others to greater health and well-being.
Nina's teaching draws from the traditions of Vinyasa, Kripalu, Iyengar, Yin, and Viniyoga. Her emphasis is on balance. Balance between alignment and flow, strength and flexibility, stillness and meditation-in-motion. Her experience and passion for helping others learn and grow is present as she guides her students to self-exploration and self-acceptance.
She is also a Certified Reiki Master, Certified Empowerment Life Coach, Mindfulness Meditation practitioner and Girl's Circle Facilitator.
Dave comes to Paz with a background in vinyasa and power flow areas of yoga practice. Earning his 200 hr at Fresh Yoga through 108 Monkey's, Dave's class centers around core strengthening. Aiming to offer a class which both experienced practitioners and newcomers appreciate alike, you'll find his class accessible while remaining challenging. Come sweat and flow with us on Wednesdays nights!
Becca Filiault, RYT-200 and Founder of ReFil Yoga & Healing Arts is committed to helping you find your bliss. With the past 5 years being immersed in studying yoga and other natural healing modalities, Becca brings a vast array of perspectives together to form wholesome, complete, and fulfilling classes. While she specializes in Vinyasa flow classes, she also loves to branch out and include meditation techniques, energy work, pranayama (breathing practices) and body awareness in the overall yoga experience.
She is also Reiki 1 Certified, trained in EFT (Tapping), and has completed a Yoga Therapy course with The Amrit Institute in Florida under the direction of Gurudev Shri Amritji, as well as studying to receive her degree in Psychology. She has tremendous interest in the realm of Yoga and its relationship to mental health, and aspires to one day combine her counseling services with trauma sensitive Yoga. In her free time, you can find her snuggling up to her two cats, exploring the outdoors, or spending time with her family.