Briana Penzarella

Briana Penzarella


Briana, a native New Yorker, began her Yoga journey back in 2012. She comes from a background of professional classical musicians which led her to originally pursue a life as an opera singer, in that journey, she found a different calling. Utilizing her love for music, and combining the healing power of sound and shape-shifting movements to become more connected to a deeper sense of self.

Briana is a Yoga and Meditation Teacher of various approaches: meditative and restful to dynamic and dance-like. She is also a Bhakti Yoga practitioner and devotee to the musical practice. Briana contributes to a playful, nurturing and explorative environment that strives to share from an inclusive perspective. She studied and taught at Laughing Lotus, has facilitated Advanced Teacher Trainings, as well as guided sound healing practices such as Mantra Meditation, Sound Baths and Kirtan since 2014. She invites you to experience traditional practices, while keeping it real to modern day living.

“Yoga, is to act with love; Build with love; & live with love. It’s been a gift to be able to share these life-changing practices to all who are open to receive. And whether we are teaching or doing the Yoga, we are tuning into the potent healing tools that all of us already possess.”

Certifications: (All trainings were completed with Laughing Lotus unless otherwise stated):


YACEP Continuing Education Provider

50HR Intensive Fly (Inversions)

50HR Intensive Bhakti Yoga

50HR Intensive Chakras In India

50HR Intensive Super Sequencing

25HR Intensive Intro to Ayurveda

25HR Intensive Alignment & Therapeutics

25HR Intensive Yin Yoga & Essential Oils

25HR Intensive Myths & Asana

25HR Intensive Restorative Yoga

25HR Intensive Energy & Subtle Body

15HR Manual Hands on Adjustments w/Rodney Yee & Colleen Saidman Yee of Yoga Shanti

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