oyster bay yoga

Bari Caspi


Describe yourself in 3 words: Soulful, calm, easy

How would your family and friends describe you?Nurturing, strong, spiritual, compassionate, creative, fun

How would your students describe you?: Attentive, caring, dedicated

How do you want your students to feel after your classes?Calm, relaxed, filled up

What's your favorite food? Thai, Israeli

What's your #1 favorite song of all time? I have many........Fleetwood Mac, Landslide

If you weren't a teacher, what would be your dream job? This is my dream job, but I would add...Bed & Breakfast on a small farm with an animal sanctuary and yoga studio :)

What's your guilty pleasure? Glad of wine, pint of ice cream in bed watching any cop, hospital, or vampire show, or Girls.

What do you mis most about being a kid? I don't miss being a kid.

What's the best meal you've ever had? Falafel in Israel

What's your favorite asana and why? 1/2 moon - feels so good!

Describe your teaching style: Strong instruction, spiritual

Tell us about your first yoga class: I was living in NYC SoHo and while rollerblading found Jivamukti yoga. The next day I went in and found an experience that helped me process and heal. My mother was very ill and dying of cancer. I had already become a macrobiotic vegetarian and cooked for myself while my mom followed the lifestyle to make the most of her illness. She lived maybe a year and that's when my spiritual journey began and yoga became a huge part of my life. 25 years later I don't remember the sequence at all, but I will never forget the smell, the chanting and the community of beautiful people. I have practice my styles of yoga at many studios and have loved it all. All different experiences at different places in my life. The transition from student, well always a student, to that of teacher has been a natural progression. I keep my regular practice almost daily and feel my practice helps me be a better teacher. I am currently enrolled in a 300hr YTT at the Funky Om as I continue to learn this magnificent, ancient practice that radiates all the good stuff that life is made of. Kindness, compassion, peace, and lots of juicy love.