Yoga Instructor | Coach in ITP
Priscila is a 300h Yoga instructor, trained in Vinyasa, Restorative and Ashtanga. She lived in India for a couple of months to further her studies in Ashtanga yoga. She is also a certified personal trainer with NASM, CF-L1 Coach, and Gymnastic Coach.
High-quality coaching in her own words:
A coach that cares, and is open to see and listen to each and every human body at the gym. We are all very different, so you have to care to coach someone well. Also, a coach that’s constantly furthering your studies in human movement.
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MORE ABOUT priscila
Why did I start CrossFit and Yoga?
I love CrossFit. It’s a efficient and fun way of getting fit. I was looking for a community when I started both. And so I found a great yogi and CrossFit community in Atlanta.
Why did I become a CrossFit coach and Yoga instructor?
I believe that yoga is a powerful way of healing and when I saw it was helping me on my own journey I wanted to share it with everyone else. Same as yoga, CrossFit is a powerful and fun way of getting healthier and living longer. I think they are complementary to each other.
Favorite CrossFit Midtown memory?
There are many, but when people get upside down for the first time and they love it. Teaching gymnastics is incredible to me, and I had a student once saying she felt empowered doing a handstand at 46 years old. She thought she would never do it. But she did it beautifully and has been practicing it daily since. <3
What do I do in my spare time?
I love traveling, being outside and around friends. Cooking and receiving friends at my place.
Why do you like teaching Yoga to CrossFitters?
As a CrossFitter myself, I love all of our workouts we do at the gym, but I know how important it is to keep our bodies' full range of motion and how yoga helps optimize athletic performance, promotes recovery, and gets us ready for the next workout.
Advice to new CrossFitters?
Don't be scared/nervous to start a yoga or CrossFit class; there are no prerequisites to start either, only your willingness to live a healthier and longer life. Dedicate at least 10 minutes before each class or 1 open gym per week to work on 1 skill at time. For example: if it is recovery, get to the gym early or to open gym and foam roll your body. If it's pull-ups, work on your hollow and arch positions, scapular push ups, etc. Ask your coach for programs like our pull-up work program. Most importantly, have fun with it.
Favorite movement to coach?
At Yoga: Downdog
At CrossFit: Handstand
Favorite CrossFit movement?
Any gymnastic movement: handstands, rope climbs, pull-ups.