TOTALLY ADAPTIVE TEAM
I am a lady of deep passion; a special needs mom, a Special Education teacher (Masters Degree in Teaching), and a fitness pro who specializes in providing outstanding adaptive fitness and yoga opportunities for all abilities and all disabilities.
In 2021, I completed the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification and also completed the 120 Hour Mindful Communities Meditation Training, both through SWEAT Power Yoga. I am elated to share these powerful and important experiences to my clients, and I find great joy in witnessing the healing of yoga and meditation in others.
My (now famous) motto, "You're way is the right way", is a statement that is shared throughout classes. It speaks to the fact that every individual is uniquely valued, NOT in spite of their differences, but celebrated because of their differences. In appreciation of the challenges that people with disabilities, along with their families, must tackle and overcome every single day. I strive to build community among participants, whether in person or virtually. Our differences bring us together, to shine our light, to be proud of who we are; to show the world our authentic selves. I began teaching Adaptive Zumba Classes to her daughter, Sarah, and a few of Sarah's peers in 2010. As I achieved important fitness certifications, I increased class offerings and founded Totally Adaptive, a nonprofit. My Certifications/Qualifications now include: Certified Autism Fitness Pro, ACE GFI, 200 Hour Yoga Teacher, Mindful Meditation Teacher, TRX Yoga Teacher, Adaptive TRX Yoga Teacher, Creator of BEAT, Laughter Yoga Teacher, Baptiste Unstoppable Kids Yoga Teacher, Certified: Zumba , Zumba Gold, Aqua Zumba, Zumba Toning, Zumba Kids, POUND Fitness Instructor
Silvana is someone who loves to give because giving to others makes her the happiest. Silvana consistently gives her love, energy and compassion to her three sons, her family and friends, and her students with diverse needs. Silvana is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist and an Autism Fitness Level 1 Certified Pro and Pound Certified Instructor.
Over the years, Silvana has been fortunate to demonstrate her expertise in sensory and motor skills to assist people with varying abilities to fully access exercise and fitness. As a practicing OT, Silvana ensures that all find their individual level of success and joy when participating in the fitness classes.
Silvana is beyond excited to give the opportunity for all to access fitness to create community, family, good health and happiness.
Carla has an internal drive to get things right. This drive stems from her many years spent in dance tediously practicing routines until she reached perfection. When her child, Colin, was born and immediately started having seizures, she faced the challenge head on, fighting for the best care from the start. Carla does not settle for “good enough” in any aspect of her life, but especially not when it comes to her son. When she learned of his diagnosis, a rare genetic condition called SCN2A, she became a leader and co-founded the FamilieSCN2A Foundation, a 501(c)3 set up to find a cure for SCN2A. She focuses her energy with community and creating opportunities for all. She brings her skills to help drive Totally Adaptive vision and mission statements.