Aviva LevineOakland, California, United States
Forrest Yoga Associate


About Aviva:
Aviva is deeply fascinated by our ability to transform when we are open to the possibility of change. Through Forrest Yoga she has gained a deeper, richer life and teaches to share these gifts with anyone willing to explore. Her teaching provides detailed cues and her sequencing organically wakes the body. Classes are deep and playful and are designed for all levels to practice together. Taught with compassion, the poses provide tools to move from; tightness and struggle towards freedom and joy.

Growing up, Aviva studied ballet, jazz and modern dance while living in both the US and England. She played competitive Ultimate Frisbee in college until a severe IT Band injury. After practicing Yoga for over thirteen years a sudden Psoas pain changed everything. She decided to seek alternative Yoga styles until blissfully finding Forrest Yoga. Soon she was living joyfully, pain free and stronger than ever before. Amazed by the incredible benefits of  such simple techniques, she completed the Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training and Mentorship Program. She is currently E-RYT 200, a Certified TRE® (Tension & Trauma Release) Provider and has completed Niroga Yoga for Youth and Pre-Natal/Post Partum Trainings.
Aviva lives in the Bay Area and specializes in; injury and chronic pain recovery with an holistic approach towards physical and emotional trauma. Having always been a healer and a natural teacher, she now shares her ever-growing bag of tricks through group classes, workshops, retreats and private instruction.