Diana Zotos Florio | MPT, CYT
Diana completed her yoga teacher training at OM Yoga with Cyndi Li. Prior to that she had been a yoga student and a licensed practising physical therapist for 7 years at Hospital for Special Surgery. After having her first child, she became owner of Diana Zotos Physical Therapy and Yoga, PC
Her teaching and treating philosophy is to combine Yoga and Physical Therapy to provide patients and clients with relief from pain, knowledge about their body, posture reconditioning, and a healthy way to attain and maintain muscular and joint health, physical fitness, strength, and flexibility. She is driven by addressing injury by looking at the whole body and mind for the root cause of pain or discomfort and treating that root using mindfulness, breath and precise alignment.
Diana received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from American University, her Masters in Physical Therapy at Hunter College and has attended numerous post-graduate continuing education courses. She enjoys teaching about Yoga and Physical therapy and has been an adjunct professor at Hunter College and Columbia University.
Helen O’Neill | Physiotherapist, Yoga Teacher
Helen is a specialist physiotherapist in movement analysis and dysfunction. She grew up on her mother's yoga mat and started a regular Ashtanga practice age 19. Since then she has practised and studied intensively with teachers from around the globe in Whistler, Vancouver, Rishikesh and London including Kristen Campbell, Meghan Currie and Christine Price Clark. She completed her YTT(200hr) in 2009 with Julia McCabe. Her journey through Ashtanga, Bikram, Vinyasa and Anusara styles of yoga have allowed her to develop a unique system of assessment and teaching that incorporates her knowledge as a physio with the complexities of yoga alignment and practice.
Helen completed a Bachelors degree in Human Movement Science from Liverpool University in 2000 and received a First Class honours degree in Physiotherapy from Salford University in 2004.
A passion for adventure and a love of mountain sports led her to the Canadian mountain town of Whistler, where for 6 years she lived, skied, worked and learnt from some of the best therapists in the country. She completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 2007.
In addition to treating the professional athletes that lived and trained in Whistler, Helen was also a key practitioner at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Now back in London, she is Owner and Director at Fix, a multi-disciplinary sports injury clinic based in London Fields, Hackney.
EMILY TOMLINSON | PHYSIOTHERAPIST, YOGA TEACHER
Emily is a mother, physical therapist, yoga teacher, anatomy teacher and lover of the human body. A licensed physical therapist for 13 years, she has practiced physical therapy in a variety of settings, including The Hospital for Special Surgery. Through her 15 year yoga journey, she has explored many styles of yoga. Emily unites the practices of yoga and physical therapy to provide an integrated treatment and teaching approach. She teaches the anatomy requirements for multiple teacher training programs, as well as anatomy and alignment infused yoga workshops.
Emily is passionate about teaching and has taught in academic, professional, and community outreach settings. She received her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Springfield College, Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University and served as an adjunct professor for Hunter College. She has completed both Vinyasa and Restorative teacher training programs.
Cara-Ann Senicola | PHYSIOTHERAPIST, YOGA TEACHER
Cara is an avid runner, dog lover, a board-certified clinical specialist in Orthopedics and has been a licensed physical therapist since 2007. She is a clinical supervisor at the Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC.
Cara was introduced to yoga in 2010 and fell in love. She was fascinated by the ease of how yoga teachers could cue their students to move their bodies. She completed her yoga teacher training at Kula Yoga Project in early 2015. She continues to utilize yoga to better assist and teach her patients in her physical therapy practice. Cara is a self-proclaimed anatomy nerd. She graduated from Boston University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She is currently working on her manual therapy certification.
giulia pline | YOGA TEACHER E-RYT 500
After years of dance, yoga, and both stress & trauma related physical injuries, Giulia realized that her own practice and teaching needed something more functional and contemporary than the traditional way she was practicing asana & vinyasa. This brought her to Threes Physiyoga, a method that merges physical therapy practices with yoga. This meshing of both eastern and western methods of moving, breathing, and healing helped her to discover not only her imbalances and strengths, but brought to light the way in which she sees and understand the body’s mechanics and the movement of her students. Yoga, like any other sport, has the ability to create stress related injuries because of the repetition of the movement and alignment in the practice. The body’s tissues do well with change and variation, an important concept to consider when developing any kind of movement practice.
As a Physiyoga teacher, Giulia's group classes and workshops combine corrective exercises and knowledge from the physical therapy world with and around asana, to not only challenge the ways in which we move, but to shed light on how we can create more efficiency and clarity in our individual mechanics, as well as heal and prevent some future injuries and pains.