Vivica Schwartz
Yoga Desa is a yoga and movement studio based in Topanga, California. We offer a wide variety of classes, workshops and events. Contact us if you are interested in renting Yoga Desa for your next workshop, class or special event.
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Vivica Schwartz

In Vivica’s public classes you are guided through a soulful, nourishing flow that is both heating and invigorating and at the same time calming and self-reflective. She encourages you to inquire within as your body moves in and out of various postures to allow energy to move through you and to remove blockages by breathing consciously, through alignment and the cultivation of awareness.

She invites you to practice at your own pace and to always stay true to your own breath so that the postures unfold as a result of an inner opening and expansion. Her sequences aim to gradually and progressively open the body in order to meet your true Self, confront your limits and transcend them. For her, Yoga is about cultivating Self-awareness and being present in each moment. It is about using the opportunities that reveal themselves to us through mindful practice, allowing emotional healing to take place while we strengthen our physical bodies. Vivica completed her 200h teacher training in 2002 with the original founders of Yogaworks, Maty Ezraty, and Chuck Miller and went on apprenticing with Annie Carpenter for 6 months. She has been teaching ever since. She became a certified Children’s Yoga Instructor in 2014. Her continuing studies have led her to Yoga’s sister science Ayurveda and in 2015 she completed her 200h Ayurveda Wellness Counseling training. 

Vivica Schwartz
Yoga Instructor & Ayurveda Wellness Counselor