HISTORY & INSPIRATION

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Learn more about Samantha Coacci, her style and how yoga has impacted her life.

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A NOTE FROM THE INSTRUCTOR

“Your life becomes a masterpiece when you learn to master peace.”-Unknown. Yoga and meditation has influenced my life and continues to do so every single day. Through meditation, I’ve learned to listen. Listen to my intuition. Listen to my breath. My mind started to become a powerful tool. “If you are quiet enough, you will hear the flow of the universe. You will feel it’s rhythm. Go with this flow. Happiness is ahead. Meditation is key.”- Wise words from big bellied Buddha himself.

Yoga is meditation. Stilling the waves of the mind, opening the heart, and learning to brave life’s inevitable obstacles. It’s breathing through movement. It strengthens us in almost every aspect of life. It has made me a better student. A better teacher.  A better leader. A better human being.

Yoga is community. Witnessing classes blossom into community has been so incredibly moving. Classes are fueled by intention and breath that blends into a lighthearted atmosphere, holding a sacred space for practice. The energies of the students combine as one. Their effort is simply inspiring.  

Yoga is healing. “I feel like I can get through today,” are words of a client that resonated with me after a private session. The goal of yoga is to create space where you were once stuck. To peel away the layers of protection around your heart. To make peace with you who are. To love yourself.

I love spreading the joy of yoga. Watching students heal and grow with strength and confidence. Instructor or not, we are all forever students of yoga. There’s always something to learn and improve inour practice. I’ve traveled to various parts of the world to study under prestigious teachers who’ve influenced my practice in so many beautiful ways. Many thanks to my wonderful teachers, Yogi Aaron, Karina Ayn Mirsky, Karin Kuhn, Nadia Toraman. Whatever I have, you have given to me, and I dedicate it all to you.
See you on the mat! - Sam

MY STYLE

Samantha inspires others to live courageously in radiant bliss by nourishing the body, mind, spirit and sense of well-being. She enjoys incorporating the aloha spirit and pura vida lifestyle into her yoga, having completed advanced yoga training in Hawaii and Costa Rica. She guides students through a revitalizing practice, while offering tailored instruction for every individual's needs. 

Her group classes have a welcoming, lighthearted atmosphere that encourages mind-body awareness through proper alignment and traditional yogic philosophy. Her private sessions are personalized in-home programs designed to meet client’s needs through a holistic wellness approach. Samantha’s goal is to have you feeling rejuvenated, relaxed, joyful and healed at the end of each session.

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CERTIFICATIONS & CREDENTIALS


↳ RYT500 Yoga Instructor nationally recognized through Yoga Alliance

RYT300 Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Certification from Blue Osa Retreat & Spa
RYT200 Yoga Teacher Training from Maui Yoga Shala 
15HR Prenatal Yoga Teacher Certificate of Training from the Hudson Yoga Project
↳ Bachelor’s of Arts in Communication from SUNY Albany, Psychology & Business Double Minor
Bachelor of Science- BS, Registered Nuring (Present) Molloy College Barbara H Hagan School of Nursing
↳ Additional completed College Courses include Anatomy and Physiology I & II, Biology
↳ HIPPA Certified
↳ First Aid & CPR Certified