Dr. Antoinette DiMascio, Ph.D., C-IAYT, E-RYT500
My Honor & Privilege:
It was July of 2021, when I first spoke with Antionette about Yoga, I had no idea what I was looking for, where I was going in life, or why I had come to her. All I knew was that I was searching for something. I was not where I thought I wanted to be in life, and after the seclusion of COVID I knew I needed something different. I remembered that Antoinette had “something” to do with Yoga, although I must admit I had no idea what Yoga was and she was the only person I knew that was involved with it, so I asked if we could meet so that I could explore what Yoga was all about. Little did I know that this would…she would change my life forever.
Once we started our private teachings, I realized that this thing called Yoga was not what I had thought it to be…it was much, so much more. I also realized that working with Antoinette in this space was absolutely an incredible experience that would change me, change my family, and change my world. Antoinette realized that I knew nothing about Yoga, so she started me with the teachings of the philosophies, the meanings, the language, and the practice. As a student working with his teacher, I realized that Antoinette was very intuitive and spiritual, she seemed to know what I was thinking and feeling even before I was aware of my own thoughts and feelings. This was the beginning of an amazing journey between teacher and student.
I have learned so much about myself and the world, that I can’t even begin to describe my journey in the whole. What I can say is that I have learned about the Yamas & Niyamas, Breathing, Dharma, Prana, Meditation, Chakras, Mudras, Mantras, and Asanas. Under Antoinette’s tutor and teachings, I have gone from an over obsessive, self-sabotaging, and close hearted person…to a calm minded, emotionally strong, open-hearted BEING who is connected to his family, his world, and his GOD. I am and will forever be grateful for my friend and teacher Antoinette. Her open and loving nature mixed with raw transparent truth has led me to a new world, my world, the world that I was meant to live in with the life that I was meant to live.
Thank you and I appreciate you, just doesn’t seem to be enough language to express what I feel towards my journey and my teacher…but none the less, THANK YOU ANTOINETTE…thank you so very very much. Namaste Antoinette, and GOD bless.
Working with Antoinette from the planning phase through to her captivating delivery of a custom talk for my group of yoga students in training was a delight. Weaving together theory and practice, Antoinette inspired the group with her embodied wisdom and engaging story telling. Not only did the students love the self care invitations and small group reflection periods throughout the session, these were highly effective tools for processing the information shared and prompting future action. Antoinette holds a space that refreshingly welcomes each participant into a personal relationship to the material shared. Antoinette is a force who inspires through presence alone and when her attention is directed for a particular purpose, the result is a catalyzing force for the group she shares with.
Meghan Hogan E-RYT-500,
Yoga Vidya School
Dharmic Tool kit workshop
Antoinette was an integral part of my Yoga Studio. Her quarterly workshops created an amazing space for learning and integration of the practice both on and off the mat to all. She worked at a soul level connecting to each individual and meeting them where they were. Her intuitive teaching style was straight from her heart. She engaged all and allowed each student both in weekly classes and in workshops to grow and become the best version of themselves. The shift she created in our sacred space was that of no other. I am honored to call her a fellow colleague and friend. What she has to share needs to be shared with the world. A true example of living her Dharma and humbly walking the Yogic Path of Enlightenment. She reached you at your heart.
Jennifer Venditti, Studio Owner, E-RYT 500
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