Alexandra De Collibus is a Certified IBY Facilitator for all four levels of Itsy Bitsy Yoga® and received her training directly from Helen Garabedian — the founder of this one-of-a-kind yoga program. Alexandra personally teaches all the Itsy Bitsy Yoga classes offered by Sweet Pea Yoga.
Since receiving her certification in 2003, Alexandra has found her years as an Itsy Bitsy Yoga Facilitator to be fulfilling beyond her dreams. She is thankful to have shared yoga with hundreds of wonderful moms, dads, grammies, and nannies through Sweet Pea Yoga. Alexandra attributes the growth and success of Sweet Pea to the generosity and open-heartedness of these wonderful families and the joy and humor they bring to class each week. It continues to impress her how the Sweet Pea Yoga families reach out to each other with kindness, friendship and support both inside and beyond the classroom. She is proud to be part of such a special and warm-hearted community.
Prior to becoming a yoga teacher, Alexandra worked in NYC as a production stage manager for Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theatres and national tours. In particular, she treasured the challenge of helping child performers adapt to the high-pressure professional theatre atmosphere while supporting the space for them to simply “be a kid”. Upon moving back to Massachusetts, Alexandra enjoyed six years in the classroom at the Montessori Children's House in Southborough — time she is especially fond of.
In addition to teaching IBY, Alexandra was the director of a local yoga studio for over five years, produced a local yoga instructional program (on HCAM-TV), and as a writer she has been published in several national magazines. Alexandra has represented Itsy Bitsy Yoga International as a Facilitator for national IBY events on the west coast. Some folks might even recognize her from her segment teaching a Baby IBY class on Animal Planet’s The Most Extreme!
Alexandra has been practicing yoga for over 13 years and prefers to study a variety of yoga lineages rather than one particular style. She regularly travels throughout New England and New York to deepen her study of yoga and to learn from other national and regional yoga instructors.