Breathe In Love Yoga I Retreats I TRE

Breathe In Love Yoga I Retreats I TRE

5.0 (6)
Best of 2022
11 years in business

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I offer public classes, workshops as well as private and corporate lessons, specializing in; chronic pain, injuries and physical and emotional trauma.

Through compassion, curiosity and humor, I create tender space for students to move from struggle and limitation towards strength and integration. I work with all levels and believe that at any stage of our lives we can cultivate new connections within the body, mind and soul.

I am a Forrest Yoga inspired teacher trained by Ana Forrest. I integrate principles of Yoga, Pilates, TRE® and Craniosacral work to explore a deeper connection to body and Spirit. I am also the founder of Breathe In Love Retreats.

I thrive in creating a unique practice for each individual to address their goals and I am a committed student - in love with the body's innate wisdom and capacity to transform. It is my passion to support others in discovering their own physical and spiritual evolution and inviting renewed resilience, vitality and joy.

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Emeryville, CA 94608
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6 Reviews


  • Jenn Ekman

    Aviva is a wonderful teacher who pays close attention to details and each student. She is very intuitive in knowing when someone needs modifications. Her knowledge of the body and yoga techniques is amazing. She is kind and gentle. Great for beginners and advanced yogis. I can honestly say my practice has gotten better since working with Aviva. I have a deeper passion and understanding of yoga and the body than I ever have. I feel strong and healthy and I look at my body as a temple, with less negative self talk. I owe a lot of that to Aviva and her skills as a practitioner. ❤️

  • Kate Mattson

    Every time I work with Aviva I am able to quiet my mind and listen to my body with her guidance in a way that I have not mastered on my own yet. I’m able to sink into the proper form for positions I struggle with in other classes, and really use her guidance to remain present. Can’t say enough good things about Aviva!!!

  • Laurel Scheinman

    Aviva is an incredibly gifted teacher whose knowledge, straightforward communication, and thoughtful presence inspire students to listen to their own bodies. I’ve grown in awareness, in strength, and in confidence thanks to her skillful guidance. She’s a treasure.

  • Abbie Dutterer

    When it comes to yoga instructors, Aviva is simply the best of the best! Deeply caring, knowledgeable, and accessible, she creates a class that leaves your body feeling loved and worked. Aviva holds an amazing space for students from all walks of life, and all levels of practice.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I love to chat with new clients prior to booking our first private session so that we can discuss injuries and all of your goals. If you prefer, you can book online and complete a health history questionaire.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?


Certified TRE Provider

Pre-Post Natal Yoga Instructor

Yoga For Youth Instructor

Restorative Justice Facilitator

Craniosacral Worker 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$95 single session 60min

$255 for package of 3 sessions 

How did you get started teaching?

Throughout my life, I found medicine in movement and after a lifetime of various modalities I suddenly began suffering chronic back pain. I found Forrest Yoga and quickly gained new found strength and mobility. But I also gained deep personal clarity, wisdom, reconnection to intuition, and for the first time in my life incredibly reduced anxiety. Because of the magnitude of these shifts through the practice - I knew I needed to share in every way I could.

What types of students have you worked with?

Students with injuries, chronic pain and illness, new to yoga, larger bodies, eating disorders, cancer, PTSD and history of trauma.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Find a teacher who is patient and curious, and who you can relate to on both a personal and energetic level. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Are you willing to commit to a consistent practice? 

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