Irene Pica

Irene Genovese Pica, E-RYT 500, has been teaching yoga and dance in Fairfield County, CT for 20 years. She’s been dancing since the age of 4, fell in love with Kripalu Yoga in her 30’s and has studied a wide range of yoga and dance styles with world-renowned teachers including Rodney Yee, Gary Kraftsow, Shiva Rea and Gabrielle Roth. In 2001, she founded Symmetry Yoga Center in Westport, CT and served as its director until 2010 when she joined the staff of Kaia Yoga & Wellness Center. A creative, compassionate and inspirational teacher, her teaching style blends an intuitive knowledge of the body with a unique sense of flow and connection between poses.

Irene Pica instructs the following:
  • Stretch + Breathe
  • This is one of our Foundations classes.
    This gentle class helps yogis release tension and unwind. Welcoming all levels, Stretch + Breathe pairs gentle, lengthening movements with breath work to create a balanced experience of groundedness, fluidity, and ease—both physically and energetically.

  • Yin Yoga
  • This is one of our Focused classes.
    Yin Yoga poses are performed seated or lying down using props and slow transitional movements that massage and lubricate the body’s sheath of connective tissue as well as the mind’s power of observation. Sustaining each pose for a period of time pairs intentional stillness with steady compression to signal a “rest and restore” mode for the central nervous system thus promoting digestion, muscle repair and organ detoxification.