Saskia Bergmans Smith has been teaching and studying yoga since 1997. Saskia is of Dutch nationality, yet she grew up in England. In Europe she studied and trained with Dona Holleman and Orit Sen-Gupta.
In the Boston, MA area, Saskia completed her 200hr teacher training in 2004 and her 500hr in 2007, with Kim Valeri, Founder and Director of Yogaspirit Studios. Saskia continues to study and mentor with Kim Valeri and she teaches in the style of the Yogaspirit lineage. Yogaspirit is a healing based system of yoga and this is where Saskia continues to develop her teaching and healing skills under the guidance of Kim Valeri and her 1000hour teacher training program.
Saskia’s style of teaching is centering and mindful, with precision and grace she guides her students through class catering and allowing for modification of the poses where ever necessary. She creates a safe and compassionate environment for her students to explore and discover their own path to yoga.
Your Community Yoga Center at 39 Putnam Ave., Hamden, Ct 06517 located in the greater New Haven area, servicing Branford, Cheshire, East Haven, Hamden, Meriden, Milford, New Haven, Northford, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven, and Woodbridge. Offering yoga for Beginners, All-levels yoga, ParaYoga®, Gentle/Restorative Yoga, Chair Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Yoga for Teens, Yoga for Tweens, Vinyasa Yoga, Pre-Natal Yoga, Senior/Gentle Yoga, Anusara Inspired Yoga, Belly Dance, Hatha-Tantra Yoga, Tantra Meditation, Buddhist Meditation, Ayurveda, Early Morning Sunrise Yoga and free yoga classes for the community. Our bookstore carries books on yoga, meditation, and ayurveda as well as cds, yoga mats, blocks, props and jewelry. Formerly The Connecticut Yoga Center.