Over the last decade Coco has lived, practiced and taught on the east and west coast of US and Canada as well as Hawaii. She is trained and certified in Vinyasa and Ashtanga Yoga and very much influenced by Iyengar and Jivamukti Yoga. Coco strives to teach sequences that are creative, dynamic and grounding. She honors what is tried, tested and true and intends her classes to be strong, safe and inclusive. With breath awareness as a touchstone, her teaching is aimed at structural alignment and integrity. Her roots in music and French speaking background help bring an authentic flavor, playfulness and humor to her teaching as well. Coco firmly believes in the amazing powers and insights that Yoga practices bring to the body, mind and spirit. In recent years she has uncovered a true passion for Yoga scriptures and furthers her study of Yoga philosophy consistently. Her commitment and love for mat practice keeps growing and she continues to learn from her teachers. She admits that none of this would be possible without them. She believes this to be true about her students and her family as well. East Side Yoga Studio opened its doors in the spring of 2008. She founded the studio and is currently the co-director. Coco teaches regular classes and leads workshops and trainings locally and abroad. Coco Finaldi is registered with Yoga Alliance as an RYT-200 and E.RYT-200.