88 Orchard Road
Skillman, NJ 08558

Viki DeSalvo: Teaching with intention, purpose and prayer into movement and breath

Viki expresses the intention of yogic philosophy with the art of creative movement in her classes. She has studied Thai Massage and threads elements of hands on assists and anatomical adjustments while she teaches.

Who should come to your yoga class?

Anyone with a body and a brain. People of all shapes, sizes and experience are welcome. Whether an advanced practitioner or brand new to yoga, you will find something you can take away from the class.

What are you focusing on right now in your practice?

My focus is ever changing and transforming, the season, the weather, the energy of the students all impact a practice. In general, I have come to find intentional, controlled movement is most beneficial. Combining elements of slow moving, strengthening postures with fluid transitions.

As a big picture what do you hope to teach your students?

That when we focus and still the waves of the mind, we can see our perfectly divine nature more clearly.

What inspired you to become a yoga teacher?

I knew I wanted to live in service to others but was in a job that was making me unhappy. During that time, I started going to yoga regularly and fell in love. It was an escape from my reality, from my lack of direction in my life. It sparked something in me that gave me purpose. I jumped right into a teacher training and the moment I embarked on that journey in 2012, I knew that I had found my dharma (life’s work). Even in the moments when my ego crept in and I doubted myself or the path I had chosen, there was something that remained stable and unshaken. The more I rested in the deep knowing that I was living my life authentically, the more confident I felt in myself as an individual and as a teacher.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?

I enjoy connecting with people and witnessing the evolution of them connecting with themselves. I like knowing that yoga and bodywork have the power to alleviate people’s suffering, whether it be mental, emotional or physical. Being able to facilitate a sense of relief in the body and mind is the greatest gift.

Who are your greatest influences?

My parents who both dedicate their lives to serving others. Children have also impacted my life greatly, their innocence and bright perspective on life inspires me to celebrate simple joys.

Come and meet Viki at her weekly classes:

Fridays, 9:30 to 11:00 am Hatha (Moderate)
Fridays, 12:00 to 1:00 pm $5 Hatha (Moderate)
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Thai Yoga Massage Privates with Viki

By appointment

Thai Yoga Bodywork is an ancient healing modality where the receiver has the opportunity to surrender as the practitioner actively stretches and mobilizes them through assisted and supported yoga-like postures. There are elements of traction, energy work, accupressure, compression and deep breathing. The practitioner uses their own body weight and leverage to create pressure and effectively support the receiver in deep muscular release. This practice is ideal for anyone who is looking for increased range of motion, enhanced flexibility and it is beneficial and gentle enough for someone with tightness, previous injury and physical limitation. Thai Yoga is done on a futon on the floor, the receiver must wear loose fitting, comfortable clothes. Come prepared and ready to relax and reconnect.

Please call (609.439.8390) or email Viki to schedule an appointment