Regina Pietersen is the owner of Breathe Life Sangha and is a 200 hour certified yoga instructor, E-RYT200 and YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider). Regina is trained in Vinyasa, Hatha, Bhakti and YogaWorks methods. She is also Buddha Body certified by Michael Hayes. Regina recently received her Ropes and Slings Certification studying under Alison West of Yoga Union in New York City who was recently named one of the top influential yoga teachers. She currently offers beginner, restorative and moderate level classes to private and corporate clients, as well as group classes. She is available for private lessons as well. She opened a studio, Breathe Life Yoga Studio in Toms River, NJ in 2015 which she merged with Sangha Yoga. Regina holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and was working toward a Masters degree in Psychology.
Regina underwent lap band surgery three years ago and lost 80 pounds. In beginning to train for triathlons once again, she thought it would help her in cross training as a means of warding off sports related injuries of muscles from overuse in triathlon training. She also found yoga to be helpful in managing her stress related to attending graduate school, running a business with her husband, having two young children, and a full time job, in addition to training for triathlons. She soon found many other healthful side benefits such as reduced stress, ability to think more clearly, a more positive outlook, and a sense of overall well-being and happiness. She wants to share these benefits with others and is particularly interested in de-mystifying the yoga experience to newcomers.
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Regina Pietersen, BSc Acc, R.Y.T 200