"Hey 😊 just wanted to let you know that I clean and pressed 15 pounds heavier than I’ve ever been able to this afternoon at the gym. I totally attribute it to the Alexander lesson!! Thank you!”
— MACKY, yoga teacher, massage therapist, and circus smirkus performer.
I am a 500 Hour Certified Baptiste Power Vinyasa Teacher as well as an E-RYT. I have been practicing yoga for 16 years and teaching for 15. After practicing at the Baptiste Institute for a year, I became an assistant and teacher from 2002 through 2005. I assisted Baron Baptiste in over 20 boot camps, teacher trainings, and immersion weekends within the first year and a half that I was there. In 2006, my husband and I opened the first heated Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga studio in Portland Maine. We recently sold the studio in 2014. I have also created and led 200 Hour teacher trainings in Portland, Maine and Washington, DC. I am certified as a yoga life coach as well. In 1998, I received my certificate to teach the Alexander Technique from the Dimon School in Cambridge, MA. Upon graduating from Hampshire College with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Movement, I danced in NYC and Boston for 12 years.
"Alice is a wonderfully creative teacher. I love how she weaves her study of etymology into her training and how she makes us think about the words we say. For example, she encourages us to be conscious of how we express our thoughts. Not only useful when a teacher is talking to a student but of course in every day life! The exercises she has us do for teaching practice are effective and helpful. I have seen notable differences when watching my fellow teacher trainees practice teaching and also personally have felt those "a ha" moments when I see the changes in my self. I had heard Alice is a great teacher trainer from some of my yoga teachers and she has met all my prior expectations! In addition, Alice has also helped me bring my personal practice to a new level and is helping me realize my full potential!". Robina, testimonial for the EVERYDAY WISDOM 200 HOUR TEACHER TRAINING.
"The EVERYDAY WISDOM 200 YOGA TEACHER TRAINING with Alice Riccardi is an amazing experience. Over the last 10 years I've considered a 200 hour training with various studios and teachers and I am so grateful that the timing in my life led me to this program. Alice is powerful and authentic. She is completely committed to the success of the students and the integrity of the Baptiste method as it comes from yoga lineage and tradition. Participating in this program has been transformative for me on many levels; to my yoga practice, to my meditation practice and to my overall spiritual well being. I whole heartedly recommend her programs and trainings. I would be happy to discuss this with anyone considering to sign up. In kindness , Gwen B.
“The Every Day Wisdom Teacher Yoga Training with Alice Riccardi is an inspiring, insightful, and transforming learning experience. It’s thought provoking and empowers a sense of community that is gratifying. Her commitment, passion, and knowledge of the Baptiste methodology create many opportunities for personal growth and life changing occurrences.” Dr. Grace J. Ward
"I started attending Alice's baptiste yoga classes last summer when I moved to greater Portland. Having practiced yoga for over 10 years, I was in search of a new "yoga home" and after my first class with Alice I knew I had found it. Alice is passionate about quality yoga. From the moment class starts she is focused on her students, guiding the yoga flow and challenging them to safely reach their optimal potential, whatever that may be for them. Alice's classes are fun. I leave her class feeling stronger, energized, relaxed and positive. For me, that is what it's all about." Janet G.