Named "most in demand" yoga instructor in New York Magazine's Best of New York issue, April Martucci is a native New Yorker with a singular understanding of movement and the connection between mind and body. Her first experiences with movement were as a dancer -- she has danced with the Joffrey Ballet School, Eglevsky Ballet, and at the Martha Graham School. Later she began studying the yoga discipline at the Jivamukti Yoga Center and later received her teaching certification from Om Yoga Center and prenatal certification from YogaWorks. She has had many teachers over the years but she counts her life and her students as being her biggest Gurus.
April graduated from the Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy, whose programming is known for its emphasis on anatomy and physiology. She incorporates her experience from the Institute in her unique form of bodywork. Her signature style involves technical aspects of anatomy combined with a thoughtful philosophical approach, making the practice fully integrated: mind, body, and spirit.
In 2007, April was recruited by the prestigious Reebok Sports Club/NY to open and serve as Director of the Mind Body Studios. Currently, the Mind Body Studios are the only one of their kind in New York City—an operating yoga and pilates studio within a health club setting. She has constructed a yoga program that is both dynamic and accessible—with classes in Iyengar, Anusara, Vinyasa, Astanga, and Restorative—tailored expressly for the Club’s diverse members. Her responsibilities as Director included consulting with architects and designers, management, programming, raising revenue, teaching classes and workshops of her own. April has taught a wide range of students from A-list celebrities to toddlers, artists, and high-profile professionals.
She has taught over 25 yoga retreats in a decade and has guest taught at yoga conferences and international events. She draws from her movement and life experience, creating classes that are fun, dynamic, and challenging, both physically and mentally.
April instructed producer Michael Gelman during a Fitness Week special on ABC’s Live! with Regis and Kelly. She regularly contributes to Rodale’s iYogaLife.com, providing instructional video content and answering mind body lifestyle questions, and to MensHealth.com, writing articles and columns.
April currently teaches at Life in Motion and Reebok Sports Club/NY, and privately.For more information, please visit www.yogawithapril.com For Teacher training: Firedragonyoga.comYoga Teacher | New York, NY