Totino received her BFA in Modern Dance and Choreography from
the Ohio University School of Dance. There she studied dance
intensively, as well as teaching/pedagogy, anatomy and kinesiology,
and the Pilates Method, giving her an extensive body knowledge.
her Hatha Yoga Teaching Certification at the Sivananda Vedanta
Centre in Val Morin, Quebec, Canada. During that time, she
studied yoga asanas (postures), yogic philosophy, meditation
and chanting. Adrienne has also studied yoga from various
other teachers, thus influenced by an array of styles.
Adrienne formerly danced professionally with the Pittsburgh
Dance Alloy and LABCO Dance.
Adrienne currently teaches
private and group sessions in Mt.
Lebanon and Shadyside. Private sessions
address the individual needs of the student, whether working on
yoga for relaxation, a particular health issue, to balance out a
workout regimen or to generally increase well-being. Private
classes also accommodate those with busy lives, those who prefer
privacy, and those who wish to build a home practice.
Anyone can practice yoga.
For almost twenty years, Adrienne has taught children, teens, adults,
mature adults, and people with disabilities.
Benefits of taking
private and semi-private yoga with Adrienne:
Improved strength, flexibility and muscle tone
Stress reduction and stress management tools
Pain relief and pain management
Improved general health and sense of well-being
Adrienne for her current teaching schedule.
- All skill
levels welcome to these classes!
- NO PRIOR
YOGA EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
classes available for groups, semi-privates and corporations
a wide range of yoga classes ranging from beginner to advanced.
Blending Hatha yoga with her knowledge of anatomy and alignment,
the class is truly created for the students.
support and flow of the body, Adrienne creates a relaxing and peaceful
atmosphere where each individual body can work at their own pace,
while still being challenged. Adrienne firmly believes that there
is a way for everyone to do the postures. She can create a variation
for the student at any level, any age, any physicality.
known for giving plenty of individual attention and answering any
questions that arise; even in the largest of class settings. Her
careful attention to detail, "gentle correction" of students
and "generous spirit" make her classes distinctive.
people saying about Adrienne's classes?
Adrienne has had an amazing impact on my life. Aside from
gaining strength and flexibility, I no longer suffer from the
lower back and neck pain that has plagued me for years. Adrienne
thoughtfully tailors an evolving program, including sit-ups and
Pilates exercises, that meets my needs and goals. I would never
give up working with Adrienne. She is the best!” Pat G. -
the most relaxing hours I have ever spent. Adrienne makes my stressful
life livable!" -L.R., Pittsburgh
just a beginner, but this class has really helped me both to relax
and get back in touch with my body. Adrienne is fantastic."
is a wonderful teacher- she always takes time for individual attention
and offers poses and suggestions so that no matter what level, everyone
can get something from the class." -A. DeMarco, Pittsburgh
Adrienne's classes, I have been able to increase my flexibility,
focus, and self-awareness. As a beginner, she has assisted me in
performing postures correctly. Other classes I've gone to haven't
provided me such individual guidance." -Justin Pizzella,
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