In the big world of Charlotte banking by day, but on the mat by night, Dorie Fusaro describes her yoga in one word: Necessary.
“I am a better mother, friend, employee and daughter because of what I’ve gained from my yoga practice,” she says.
The busy mother of two (or five if you count the two dogs and the pet snake) is a self-professed chai tea addict and yoga evangelist, encouraging anyone and everyone to give it a try. Dorie’s oldest daughter, Alexa, has been a member of our front desk team for several years now and completed our 200-hour teacher training program as a sophomore in high school.
“Yoga completely changed my life,” she says. “I wanted to teach because I wanted to share what I’ve gained from my yoga practice with those around me.”
Dorie completed her RYT-230 certification with renowned instructor Stephanie Keach at Asheville Yoga Center and now is E-RYT certified, as well. She’s an expert on paddleboard yoga and loves teaching paddleboard yoga workshops on lakes around Charlotte and beyond.
With over 10 years of practice and 5 years of teaching behind her, Dorie brings a beautiful balance of experience and exploration into her classes, encouraging students to abandon their preconceived notions about what yoga is and just have fun. Her light-hearted attitude and positive energy are infectious and authentic.
When she’s not in the studio or with her girls and the rest of her zoo, you’ll find Dorie enjoying live music, art shows and anything fun and new with her friends. As an ambitious adventurer, Dorie hopes to practice yoga in all 50 states and as many countries as she can fit into one lifetime.
What do you love about teaching at Y2?
“Y2 has such a diverse community. All ages, all backgrounds, financial situations and professions are all coming together here in our space and finding common ground. I love that.”