Alan Franzi MS, C-IAYT, PAS, brings over 25 years’ experience providing individual and group Yoga classes and individualized therapeutic Posture and movement sessions in the Guilford, and Madison, and New Haven shoreline area of Connecticut.
Over the years Alan has adapted and evolved in his personal practices and his teaching to meet the changing needs of body and mind throughout the changing circumstances and phases of life. From this he has learned that growth and well-being are possible for everybody at any age. This inspires his dedication to share these insights in his teaching.
His group classes and therapy programs offer a unique mix of the classic and the new in Yoga, meditation and movement practices. Alan’s wide and extensive background assures that whether you are seeking better flexibility, physical tone and fitness, a more stress-free life, or need help overcoming more difficult pain and movement or other health related problems, Alan can help you choose the classes and services that can target your goals most effectively. He often works hand in hand with Doctors, medical professionals, and other practitioners to maximize results for his students.
He teaches with the focus on self-acceptance and a judgement- free sense of fun and exploration as he helps his students evolve toward their goals of flexibility, tone, stress relief and overall fitness and wellness. As his students so often comment, his teaching its results are at times subtle. It is this subtlety and depth which give it its unique power to offer the possibility of an even wider range of fitness and wellness benefits than imagined.
His passion toward helping those in his care get the most out of life through is also reflected in the specialized therapy and class programs he has developed to help those with significant chronic pain or other musculoskeletal problems. This “Pain Free Posture” therapy work helps people with chronic pain, back pain conditions such as sciatica, stenosis and scoliosis, neck pain, muscle tension, and joint pain and many other musculoskeletal issues address and resolve the root cause of these problems and get on their path toward a more pain free and rewarding life.
Alan formal credentials include being a Certified Yoga Therapist(C-IAYT) thorough the International Association of Yoga Therapists. He is a Certified Posture Alignment Specialist (PAS), trained by the Egoscue Institute and a Level 3 Somatic Movement Center® Certified Exercise Instructor. He is certificate trained in Sivananda Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, and Integrative Yoga Therapy with continuing advanced study and practice of the Egoscue Method, Somatic Movement Education practices, Feldenkrais® and Somatic influenced Yoga, and Mindfulness Meditation and Stress Management Techniques.