Dina Abbondante has studied and practiced bodywork and yoga for more than a decade. She blends her expertise in classical massage, acupressure, and Usui Reiki method with a reputation for teaching yoga classes that are intelligent, tranquil, and quietly powerful. Trained as a dancer and choreographer, Dina’s teaching draws on the rhythmic breath and flowing sequences of Ashtanga and vinyasa yoga. Clearly influenced by the intelligence and alignment of Iyengar yoga, Dina is known for her emphasis on adaptability and her knowledge of therapeutics.
She specializes in yoga for back-care and scoliosis, pre/postnatal yoga, and mat Pilates. During class, Dina merges anatomical and energetic alignment to encourage intelligent movement with mindful breathing and directed intention. Each class is like a tapestry of experience that combs the layers of body, energy, mind, and focus. Such teaching seamlessly connects the practice for newcomers and seasoned practitioners alike. Dina continues to practice and explore through the lenses of vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Iyengar yoga, as well as complimentary forms of bodywork. Over the years, she has been honored to study with Elise Browning Miller, Patricia Walden, Lee Albert, Tom Karis, the New England School of Acupuncture, Sudhir Jonathan Foust, and Megha Nancy Buttenheim.
In the ways that we are similar and in all the beautiful ways we are different, the practice of yoga merges us together so that we can experience the nuances of our life more patiently and fully.—Dina Abbondante
Dina is a licensed massage therapist, Usui Reiki Master, experienced registered yoga and prenatal yoga teacher through the Yoga Alliance, and certified mat Pilates teacher. She is deeply grateful for her teachers, students, and clients, as they inform and inspire her work. When not teaching, Dina can be found practicing massage at Down Under School of Yoga in Newton, carving out beach days, and spending time with her family.