The Yoga Trail is a New York based group that offers yoga classes outdoors in Central Park inspiring people to reconnect with Nature, even in Manhattan. Come join us! The Yoga Trail started in 2011 while Silvia, the founder, was traveling in Latin America, sharing her yoga practice surrounded by beautiful natural settings: what an inspiring and powerful combination! Everybody should feel it!
About the Team
Silvia Neri, founder
KATE DOWDY, 500 RYT. Kate grew up in London (UK) and had been practicing yoga for four years before traveling to India in 2015, where she completed her first 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Hatha yoga at Shiva Shakti. After her second 200 hr training in Ashtanga/ Vinyasa Yoga at Kranti Yoga, she moved to New York to attend NYU, where she is currently studying the intersection of eastern and western healing modalities, with consideration of the relationship between the mind and the body. Kate has attended many additional trainings including “Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Training” and “LifeForce Yoga: Yoga for Mood Management" in 2016, and a 300 hour training in Bali with Zuna Yoga in 2017. Kate's classes focus on listening to the body and connecting with the breath.
CECILIA FONTANESI, 200 RYT. Cecilia is a dancer, yoga teacher, contact improviser, and researcher. Cecilia completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at Laughing Lotus (NY), is a certified movement analyst at the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, LIMS (NY), and holds a MPhil in Neuroscience from CUNY, The Graduate Center. She recently became a Dance/Movement Therapist and currently works with people living with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. Cecilia also collaborates with Jody Oberfelder, and is a co-founder of the Parcon NYC dance collective.
SOPHIE RU, 200 RYT. Sophie likes to design integrated and balanced classes assisting her students to maximize their experience. She enjoys inspiring others to improve wellness and commit to long-term health and fitness goals. In addition to her yoga practice, she is an advocate for all outdoor activities, such as biking, hiking, kayaking, SUP.
CLARA MOISELLO, 500 RYT Clara is a graduate from the 200hr Yoga Teacher Training at Jaya Yoga, Brooklyn, featuring in-depth study of ethics, asanas, anatomy, philosophy and pranayama, in alignment with the Vinyasa and Iyengar traditions. Her teaching practice includes flowing creative sequences and is infused with her experience as a neuroscientist, Reiki Master and music lover. She is a certified Eating Psychology Coach as well as facilitator for the New York Center for Non Violent Communication
NATALIE PEREZ, 500 RYT Natalie’s joy and passion for yoga are palpable and infectious. Her style brings together elements of strength, flexibility and balance, encouraging students to break through their perceived limitations both on and off the mat. What began as a purely physical practice led Natalie to discover the many spiritual and mental benefits of a well-rounded yoga practice. It is through pranayama, asanas and meditation that she taps into the sense of inner calm and self-acceptance that yoga brings, and she encourages her students to do the same.
About the Founder
SILVIA NERI, E-RYT500, Founder of The Yoga Trail Silvia's Yoga teaching focuses on a strong connection between breath and movement, as a means to honor the body, calm the mind, and find harmony within acknowledging our divine nature. We all have unique bodies with limitations and strengths, so understanding the individual range of motion and anatomical differences is key for a safe practice that stimulates the deep potential within ourselves, while recharging the body, and releasing tension and stress. Silvia was born and raised in Italy and lives in NYC since 2004. She received her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training at Ananda Ashram, NY under the guidance of David Hollander, and her 300hrs training in India with Raghunath and the Supersoul Yoga Team, focusing on Bhakti, Yoga Vedic phylosophy and Ayurveda.She is a certified Yin Yoga teacher after a training with Corina Benner at Integral Yoga, NY. Silvia is also a second level Usui Reiki practitioner. and she incorporates the flow of Reiki energy in her classes to stimulate the natural healing processes in the body. Silvia has her own channel at Online Yoga TV, a video platform powered by Yoga Magazine, and she appears on Yoga Downloads in the Life Force Project channel.