Aliza Roth (Instructor) is a 200-Hour Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher who received her certification from Inner Fire Yoga, the Madison-based studio where she studied for 4 years. Her mentors there came from a variety of different backgrounds who have studied in the traditions of Iyengar, Sridaiva, Bikram and Baptiste. This eclectic mix of styles gave birth to the yoga that Aliza practices and teaches.
Aliza graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.S. in dance. Influenced by her background in the movement arts, alignment and functional anatomy pervade her class, coupled with the perspective that yoga looks and feels different on every individual. She often incorporates mindfulness-meditation practices into her classes based on breath and awareness. Her all-encompassing vinyasa-style teaching method allows room for self-exploration and personal growth. Aliza is excited to share her love and respect for yogic philosophy and practice with the gratitude YOGA community.
Kristen Rybicki (Instructor) is a dance educator and fitness professional from Danvers, MA. She holds an MA in Dance Education from New York University, and a BA from Loyola University Chicago. She has danced the works of Sarah Cullen Fuller, Sandra Kaufmann, Amy Wilkinson, Rebecca Lemme, and Benny Simon, and was a member of Chicago-based hip hop crew Movement Revolution. She is currently a teaching artist for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and has previously taught for Hunter College Elementary School, NYU Kaleidoscope Dancers, KidsMakeDance Camp at The Yard on Martha's Vineyard, After School Matters, and internationally in Uganda. She is a certified Zumba, barre, and yoga sculpt teacher and can be found teaching throughout the Chicagoland area. She is thrilled to be part of the Gratitude family!