Flissy Saucier is a yoga teacher who specializes in simple, effective yoga practices that will help people feel better day-to-day. She offers custom designed yoga practices and one-on-one instruction to help practitioners find exactly the right movements and tools for their unique needs, as well as support for practitioners in developing a home yoga practice.
A practitioner of yoga since 2000, Flissy has nearly 3000 hours of experience teaching yoga to groups and individuals, including serving as yoga teacher training faculty at Life Time Athletic in Columbia, MD, where she facilitated Life Power Yoga Teacher training five times over three years. As part of the yoga team at Life Time, she had the opportunity to teach thousands of unique individuals with a wide range of fitness experience, body types, and physical considerations.
Her primary mentor over the years has been Erich Schiffmann, who teaches freeform yoga practice and meditation. The sense of freedom she has found through her studies with Erich is at the heart of her teaching which includes dedicated portions of class to for students to go at their own pace, choose their own variations, and to move freely. Flissy’s most recent training is in Viniyoga, which has honed her expertise for structuring both one on one and group yoga classes through the science of adaptation and sequencing. She has also trained in Anusara, Iyengar, Vinyasa, and Yin, which has provided her many tools to craft practices to meet varying needs of students, as well as to have a fair, open-minded understanding of the many approaches to yoga.
She is passionate about teaching the holistic benefits of yoga practice which include not only the physical practice of doing postures, but also breathing practices, meditation, and the study of yogic philosophy. Her expertise is in adapting practices to meet an individual’s needs and goals, and in empowering students to develop their own personal practice by providing a safe and nurturing space to explore yoga. She currently teaches yoga one on one in Catonsville, MD. Flissy is a 500-hour Certified Viniyoga Teacher and Flissy is registered with the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 200,RYT-500, and YACEP and is also an ACE Certified Personal Trainer.
After nearly twenty years of studying and practicing yoga influenced by the tradition of Sri T. Krishnamachara, ten years of teaching experience, Flissy is excited to offer mentoring for yoga teachers and present a yoga teacher program that honors the traditional roots of the practice while incorporating current research in exercise science and her expertise in helping people establish their own unique and satisfying yoga practice.