Argentina Rosado is our December Teacher of the Month! You can find her teaching at our Harlem location.
A bit more about Argentina:
I was born and raised in The Dominican Republic and moved to the U.S. at the age of 15, along with my mom and my three siblings. I started practicing yoga and meditation as a way to cope with the changes of moving to a different country, learning a new language, fitting in with the culture, and leaving the rest of my family back home, including my dad. Yoga and meditation gave me peace in the middle of chaos and became part of my lifestyle and everyday life.I continued to practice yoga on and off throughout the years and, after graduating college and working in the pharmaceutical drug industry for years, I decided that I wanted to contribute to people’s health and wellbeing in a more holistic way.
I’m now a New York City based, full-time yoga instructor with 12+ years of personal practice, and 4+ years teaching experience. I study and practice holistic healing techniques such as Reiki, Yoga Nidra, and various meditation techniques.
My classes are breath-centered, challenging, but still accessible and never competitive. Off the mat, I love to spend time with my dog Rocky and volunteering back home in the Dominican Republic and here in the US.
Q: Hi there! Tell me a bit about yourself.
I’m a full-time, 500-hour certified yoga teacher. I lead wellness retreats and stress-management programs online and at corporate settings. I was born and raised (until about 12) in the Dominican Republic, then in Boston, and now NYC. Most people can’t tell where my accent comes from at this point. 🙂
Q: Incredible! How did you come to yoga, and by extension, Bread and Yoga?
I started yoga when I moved to the US. I was going to High School at the time and I felt very stressed and overwhelmed due to the many changes that were happening. I couldn’t believe the feeling after my first yoga class. And so the rest is history.
Q: How would you describe your teaching style?
I like to create a class environment that’s challenging, accessible, friendly, and inclusive. I don’t want someone coming into my class and feeling like they don’t fit in, although I understand that may happen sometimes. I love teaching breathwork, meditation, and Yoga Nidra — they are big parts of my classes.
Q: What is the most impactful way yoga has enhanced your life? Best lesson learned?
Yoga makes me more resilient, both physically and mentally. Every pose has a lesson embedded in it, just like life experiences, and it may take days, weeks, months or years to see it.
Q: That’s beautiful! What do you hope to impart to students?
To keep practicing!
Q: And what’s your favorite pose or posture?
Q: How do you stay balanced and centered living in a place like NYC?
I’m not a gym person, so yoga, especially breathwork and Yoga Nidra, plus lots of walking with my dog Rocky.