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Aimee Joy Nitzberg :

Founder :

The world always seems a little brighter and more peaceful after a yoga class.  I began teaching with the hope to inspire people to practice Yoga consistently, to cultivate a practice which focuses on deep self-inquiry, and to practice with joy and love.  Showing up to class takes dedication, discipline and courage and it gives us a chance to remember and tend to our true Self.  My classes draw from the classical systems of Yoga I’ve studied while weaving new inspiration and ever-evolving styles into the mix.

The teachers with whom I’ve studied and have had the biggest influence on my yoga path are Richard Freeman, Dharma Mittra and Ram Dass.  I also had years of experiences early on with Bikram Yoga, it was my first style of practice and teaching; I opened my first yoga studio in 2001 with Kelley Walsh-Lyons in Burlington, VT.  I was also an owner and teacher for five years at Village Yoga in Soquel and Santa Cruz from 2003 – 2008.  Books, friends, co-teachers, students and travel have all been amazing teachers to me as well.  After training in systems such as Bikram, and Ashtanga Vinyasa I yearned for more freedom to tailor my practice and teaching with classical yoga, intuitive knowledge, creativity and expression.  This has evolved into a love affair with Vinyasa and Yin Yoga.  I opened Pleasure Point Yoga in 2011 with a mission to bring health and happiness into the neighborhood and the greater Santa Cruz yoga community and I am so happy and honored to be here!

 

If you were a book what would the title be?: Lost in Laguna–A True Story

Favorite yoga pose:  Currently, I’m really into ‘Bharadvajasana 2’, a deep seated twist

What is something that makes you happy?: Nature

What is your favorite quote?:   Practice and all is coming.   ~Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

Nicknames :  EE, A, Joy, AimHigh

 

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