Jeanmarie Paolillo is a senior teacher, teacher trainer and mentor at Yoga Works in New York. She leads trainings and workshops on asana, the philosophy of yoga, meditation and mindfulness, and the energetic body internationally. The fundamental purpose of yoga for Jeanmarie is learning to be present in the moment. She lives in the passionate belief that all things in life are possible and that manifestation requires an understanding that everything is the culmination of our thoughts. The journey of yoga leads the practitioner to a place of awareness regarding the life they are creating so they can consciously create their lives - as evidenced by her own leap from the corporate world after 20 years. She is known for her strong vinyasa classes that emphasize alignment as a tool for mindfulness, truly meditation in motion. Through a combination of asana, pranayama, visualization and meditation mixed with a great sense of humor, Jeanmarie strives to bring what she has learned to others while receiving lessons from those she teaches. Jeanmarie has been featured in Natural Health Magazine, Cosmopolitan, and has appeared on Weddings.com and the CBS Morning Show. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Indiana University. Her first book, The Vibe-a-Thon™ - creating your life through the Philosophy of Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness will be released in 2013.