Silvana’s yoga journey began in 2003 with an instantaneous spark for becoming a dedicated student – one that she will be for life! Following seven years of practicing with several gifted instructors, she entered and completed her teacher training through Yoga Therapy Toronto, which is grounded in the teachings of yoga master Sri T. Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar. With additional teacher training in Restorative and Yin Yoga, Silvana offers instruction that is attentive to the deeper aspects of self-healing that yoga can provide. She takes a holistic approach to her teaching, weaving pranayama (deep breath work), meditation and yoga philosophy into the asana practice. As a professional visual artist, she often complements her classes with elements of this creative background as well. Through thoughtful, creative and thorough instruction, Silvana balances earnest self-inquiry with a joy for practicing, aiming to provide her students with tools to nurture a strong and healthy mind, body and spirit in themselves. Visit her website at: