Ms. Pucciarelli began her journey at Yong Studios in 1999 and after earning her black belt, has been teaching ever since. She earned a Doctorate of Oriental Medicine from Maryland University of Integrative Health and brings a wealth of ancient knowledge to her classes. She studied Hatha yoga under the tutelage of Bhekaji Lynch and studied Taoist yoga, meditation, and other energy arts practices such as Qigong under the tutelage of Bruce Frantzis. She continues to study and train with the leading teachers and masters in these fields.
Q: What inspired you to start studying martial arts?
The challenge and the mystery got me started on this path. After training with Yong Studios for about 8 years, I began to travel often and learned from additional masters and styles. I always found my way back ‘home’ to where it all began.
Q: How has the study of martial arts impacted your life?
It has kept me rooted in a strong and expansive mind-body-spirit connection.
Q: What do you enjoy most about teaching martial arts?
Teaching has given me the opportunity to be constantly learning – I learn in every class and from very student I teach.
Q: What keeps you on this path?
I seek longevity and to understand and walk the frontier of human potential.