Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Ony Antonucci of Edinburg, NY has been awarded a 500-hour yoga teacher certification from Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, Mass.

Kripalu Yoga is a conscious practice of physical yoga postures, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques for integrating body, mind and spirit. The 500-Hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training consists of 200 hours Yoga Alliance approved Yoga Teacher Training
completed previously and 300 hours of additional advanced Yoga Teacher Training.

Antonucci has been teaching and offering workshops, at the Johnstown YMCA since 2008. “Yoga supports improved breathing, flexibility and focus, which are vital for athletes in training and those who want to maximize the benefits of their overall fitness programs,” says Antonucci. 

She has studied Therapeutic Yoga and Relaxation techniques that have been shown to improve range of motion and help relieve chronic pain. 

In addition to her Yoga instructional programs at the YMCA, Antonucci has a Yoga studio in Edinburg which enables her to offer a variety of Yoga classes to the community, as well.

She is certified in ‘Chair Yoga’ and teaches Seniors in Northville, Edinburg and at the Hillcrest Nursing home in Amsterdam.
Yoganand Michael Carroll, Dean of the Kripalu School of Yoga, says, “Graduates of the Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training program are steeped in an ancient and authentic yoga that is informed by modern medical and scientific understanding. Kripalu Yoga teachers are skillful in bringing the rich benefits of yoga to modern practitioners leading busy lives in the world.”

Kripalu, a nonprofit educational organization, is the largest yoga and holistic health retreat center in North America. Each year approximately 32,000 participants take part in more than 800 Kripalu programs on a wide range of topics related to health, personal
growth and spirituality. Kripalu also graduates more than 500 yoga teachers from its renowned certification trainings each year, and has a professional association of 2,500 registered yoga teachers as well as more than 30 affiliated yoga studios.

For more information about Ony Antonucci, visit For more information about Kripalu, visit

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