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Avita Bansee


I am graduate of Yogaworks 200 hour RYTT with Jeanmarie Paolillo and completed my postnatal and prenatal yoga training with Carrie Parker Gastelu of Baby Moon Prenatal Yoga. I have also taken various continuing education trainings such as a minimal props restorative training with Jilian Pransky and a women's health training with Tiffany Cruikshank of Yoga Medicine. My life experiences and my continuous study of yoga philosophy, anatomy, pranayama and biomechanics inform my teaching and self-practice. I teach Prenatal, Postnatal, Vinyasa, Hatha Yoga and fitness classes. My group classes are centered on breath, strength and active rest while maintaining a sense of playfulness. My work for the last seven years 7 years includes training private clients, aiding them with pain management, birth recovery or general well being through yoga and exercise. This one on one experience has offered me  the opportunity to learn from my students and gain immense insight into the diverse experiences and needs of birth parents. In addition to teaching yoga, I have a Masters in Political Science from the New School of Social Research and am a passionate advocate of social justice, feminism and anti-racist activism within and beyond the wellness industry.

The systemic racism, sexism and economic exploitation of movement teachers within the wellness industry inspired the creation of The Connective, an online cooperatively owned platform where every teacher is an owner. I am a proud co-founder of The Connective along with a talented and diverse group of anti-racist movement teachers driven to disrupt the status quoI welcome students to support and join us in revolutionizing the movement industry by taking classes where teachers can own their work and where students know exactly where their payment goes.


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