Yoga for Tango Dancers

Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012
1:30–3:30 pm
La Pista Tango Salon, upstairs studio
768 Brannan
Between 6th and 7th sts.
Nearest Bart: Powell
San Francisco, Calif.


MaryEllen Whitton & Camille Cusumano bring years of experience in yoga to help you get grounded in tango; stay balanced, stay on axis, transfer weight like a butterfly, breathe like a yogi, and find total relaxation in the dance. We’ll limber you up, calm you down, build your confidence. Namaste!

About us:

MaryEllen is a highly experienced yoga teacher who has has appeared on the Rachael Ray show and CNN’s Health Segment with Dr. Gupta. She has taught thousands of classes over the last 10 years. Formerly the owner of her own studio, Zenergy Yoga, she now teaches workshops, teacher trainings, and private clients in Northern California. She .

In 1997 she took her first yoga class and suddenly found a piece of what had been missing from her life. She became an avid practitioner, started teaching in 2003, completed her Advanced Studies/Teacher Training with Anne O’Brien and received her RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) from the Yoga Alliance. She believes yoga is accessible to everybody, modifying and using props to help students feel successful in their practice. After permanently relieving her sciatica through yoga techniques, she will always be dedicated to teaching the healing qualities of the practice.

MaryEllen has a strong athletic background. She was a member of the track and tennis team in high school and Junior College, a (retired) runner, and an avid Mountain Biker. She teaches indoor cycle classes, and loves Wakeboarding and Snowboarding! She is also Precision Cycling certified and creator of North Bay Yoga Connections, a monthly e-newsletter supporting the community of yoga in the North Bay counties. MaryEllen obtained her Bachelors in Business Administration/Marketing followed by a long career in sales, marketing, and management. She lives in Petaluma with her two children, Caitlyn and Alex.

Camille’s first yoga “master” was her acrobats teacher, Miss Pat, who limbered her up for life. A  book by Yogi Vithaldas—a wonderful hatha yoga system—followed when she reached the age of reason, oh, at about age 22. In 1987 she stepped into Iyengar yoga classes, took some Iyengar teacher training and numerous public classes with Bay Area’s best teachers. Yoga is her only health policy. It hasn’t failed her yet—nor sent her bills with hidden costs. Best of all, it’s been a natural support for her beloved tango dancing.

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