Dorie Fusaro describes her yoga in one word: Necessary.
“I am a better mother, friend, employee, daughter and human being because of what I’ve gained from my yoga practice,” she says.
The busy mother of two, Dorie 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. Dorie’s youngest daughter has joined the Y2 team as well on both the desk staff and the child watch team.
“Yoga completely changed my life,” she says. “When I started TT I had no desire to teach but quickly decided I wanted to teach in order 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 has also taught paddleboard and Acro yoga over the years.
With over 15 years of practice and teaching for 9 years (since 2009), 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.”