Owner/Director / Head Instructor
Antonella Caruso- ERYT-500: Director of Prema Shanti Yoga began her journey with yoga in her teens. At age 21, she began a holistic journey, finding her first yoga teacher. She soon found with consistent yoga practice relief from her health issues - back problems, poor energy and concentration, negative thoughts, weak immune system, poor eating habits. Later with the encouragement of a friend and yoga teacher she began sub-teaching classes. The experiences were transforming and so pursued yoga instructor training through the local YTA and Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Now practicing Yoga for 25 years, and teaching yoga for 20 years throughout Westchester to various populations.
A longtime journey to create space, cultivate a yoga community, serve and introduce students to a deep yoga practice and support from friends, students has naturally blossomed into prema shanti yoga.
Her passion and unique style has been cultivated by studying with great yoga masters: Shiva Rea, Rodney Yee, Yogi Amrit Desai, Bikram, David Swenson, Beryl Bender Birch, Duncan Wong, Senior Kripalu Yoga Teachers, Alphonse Trapanese, Janice Clarefield, Judith Lasater, Jonas Westring.
You are invited to experience authentic yoga practice and learning. Her classes blend the dynamics of flow, integrating and interweaving movement, breath and postures. She invites you through gentle language to deepen your connection with body, mind and spirit. You are invited to play and explore movement, sound and breath…often exploring the full range of sensations and investigating as well as training the mind. Classes are structured with an intention for practice, centering, pranayama, warmups, postures, relaxation and meditation. Classes are designed to be beneficial and serve the students individual needs.
A comfortable, meditative environment is prepared; purposeful music is played, candles are lit, optimal room temperature maintained, inspirational quotes are read, students provided with individual attention. Yoga blankets, pillows, blocks, ties are available for students to explore body awareness and encourage ease in postures. Her joy lies in her relationship with students, integrating their individual paths on and off the yoga mat. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
She enjoys teaching students of all ages, body types, needs and levels. She specializes in teaching yoga to pregnant women and enjoys the introducing and teaching the benefits of restorative yoga to everyone. She particularly finds private yoga sessions a great tool for everyone to indulge in- working one on one with her students is very rewarding.
She is currently registered with the Yoga Alliance as an Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher at the the 500 hour level- ERYT-500.
Kripalu Professional Certification (500 hr)
Kripalu Basic Certification (200 hr)
Kripalu Yoga Teacher Mentor
Advanced Vinyasa Teacher Training
Pre Natal Yoga Teacher Certification
Yoga for a Better Back Training
Stott Pilates, Mat Education & Training
Yoga Ed Graduate, Kids Yoga Instructor
Thai Yoga Training and Certification
Certified Advanced Relax and Renew Trainer with Judith Lasater
Member of the Yoga Alliance