About Bria

I specialize in sessions that are customized to YOUR goals and where you are at on any given day. Look elsewhere if you're looking for a cookie-cutter approach!

Non-traditional Yoga and Core/Pilates clients are my specialty. I began teaching full-time in 2008, and having taught in gyms and studios my entire career, I can teach virtually anybody, not just the flexy bendy types.

"Compassionate Strength" are a couple of words I live and work by.

Texas born and raised, Ivy League-educated, and well-traveled, we'll have fun in our sessions while working diligently and mindfully towards your goals. Expect to feel enlivened, stand taller, feel stronger, and feel more healthy space in your body. Ready to be well-equipped to feel better in your body and face life's challenges with more grace and ease? Reach out!

PS: Weight loss and toning? Stress relief and reduction? Yes, that absolutely can and does happen.


Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Posture
  • Pilates
  • Yoga
  • Stress Reduction

NCCA Accredited Certifications

Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Trainer

Additional Certifications

CPR/AED, Yoga 500-hours

Education

MS from Columbia University

Who I Especially Like Working With

Brides-to-be, Dancers, Men, Models

131 W 72nd St

New York, NY 10023

No Gym Membership Needed!

520 8th Ave

New York, NY 10018

Session Surcharge: $25

No Gym Membership Needed!

34 W 28th St

New York, NY 10001

Session Surcharge: $25

No Gym Membership Needed!

In-home or Outdoor Personal Training

Session Surcharge: $0

I have been practicing yoga with Bria for more than 8 years, and I can't say enough positive things about her teaching style and her personality in general! Bria is so genuine, kind and non-judgemental. Before I started practicing with her, I liked yoga but didn't love it -- she made me appreciate the balance of mind and body in the practice, made me excited about trying new poses and inversions and does it all with humility and humor! Bria's knowledge about yoga and ability to talk you through a pose and get you thinking about your body in a different way are so appreciated. I'm not sure that I would have been able to master some of the poses and inversions that I can now do if not for her excellent coaching. I have also been on many of Bria's yoga retreats over the years, which are always such a great time with fantastic people. I can't recommend her enough to anyone who wants to go further in their practice!

Kristen J.

Bria's yoga retreats have changed my life for good! She is an amazing teacher and she does not forget that yoga is not only physical fitness, but also spiritual fitness! Her classes are inspiring and her personality is very caring, understanding yet fun and positive.

Max L.

I thoroughly enjoy and get a lot out of Bria's Pilates class. She creates a pleasant, collegial atmosphere while ensuring a strenuous but exhilarating workout. She clearly demonstrates and articulates how to execute each desired Pilate movement. She also chooses great music for her classes. Highly recommend this instructor.

Eliyuh S.

There is no other yoga instructor than Bria Tavakoli. Her classes are so creative and thoughtful that every other yoga class pales in comparison. Bria cares deeply about her students and provides an enjoyable, authentic and athletic experience that guarantees results. She also does private sessions that are incredible!

Denise L.

Bria is an amazing teacher and person. I have known Bria for a long time and she is truly special. Her classes are unique. She is very knowlegable and her classes are fun! Not only do you get a great workout but you walk away feeling truly nutured. I highly recommend her classes and her yoga retreats!

Laura G.

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