Sylvia was born in UCLA to a Uruguayan mother & a Southwest Georgian father. She lived in Santa Monica before moving to her daddy’s roots in Georgia. Sylvia has twin boys, 8 years old, a super involved & loving ex-husband, 2 stepsons, & a dog Zuki. She lived in Pittsburgh for 20 years the first round, back to Georgia for 4 years, & just couldn’t deny how great Pittsburgh is & has now come to stay. The core of her personal practice & teaching is Baptiste Power Vinyasa. Her first studio Sol Power Yoga, a Baptiste Affiliate which opened in Georgia in 2017, has now moved to Pittsburgh, renamed as Baptiste Power Yoga Pittsburgh. 

5 years ago, she started the non-profit Albany Yoga Project which is now one of the Baptiste Institutes first nonprofit Affiliates. Albany Yoga Project serves the Southwest GA community free yoga at pop ups & also serves other non profits that serve the community. Sylvia has studied under Baron Baptiste for six years & has assisted several Baptiste programs. She has assisted the 200hr training in Nairobi, Africa for Africa Yoga Project with Paige Eleison.

Baptiste Power Yoga Pittsburgh is a 200 hour Registered yoga Alliance School that primarily focuses on Baptiste yoga methodology with an emphasis that speaks to leadership. This fall, Sylvia will facilitate her 6th training. (See list of certifications/trainings below.)

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Baptiste Yoga Institute

Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3

Yoga Alliance Certified 

Baptiste Level 1, Baptiste Level 2, & Baptiste Level 3

Fit to Lead Leadership Graduate

Baptiste Art of Assisting, Baptiste Advanced Art of Assisting, & Baptiste Kids Yoga Certified

Unstoppable Facilitator (Yoga for Youth)

40 Days to Personal Revolution Lead Facilitator

Assisted Africa Yoga Project 200hr RYT

Landmark Forum Leadership level 1

Certified Personal Life/Branding Coach

SUP Yoga Certified, ACA SUP Paddle level 1 certified, & ACA SUP Paddle level 2 certified 

Certified Mat 1 & 2 Pilates & Certified Pilates Reformer 1