Sytera Field has been teaching yoga since 2002. With more than 23 years of experience as a dancer, artist, and practitioner of yoga, Sytera brings a creative and uplifting spirit to her practice and teaching of vinyasa (flow) yoga.
Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Sytera began practicing yoga when she was eighteen. A year later, she broke her leg in a rock-climbing accident. The injury left her in a thigh-high cast for months but strengthened her resolve to recover, and catalyzed her interest in yoga and holistic health.
While earning a degree in art history and studio art at the University of Maryland, Sytera found expression through Kuchipudi (coo-ja-poo-dee) — a form of classical Indian dance. As a member of the Devi Dance Theatre, she performed Indian dance at the Kennedy Center, Dance Place, the GWU Lisner Auditorium, the Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and elsewhere.
Through her experience with yoga, Sytera has received wonderful blessings of health, peace, and joy. Part of this joy is helping others cultivate such benefits in their own lives — developing awareness of and compassion towards oneself, and releasing tension in the body. She works with diverse groups and individuals, from working with a troop of 8-year old Brownies to teaching inmates at a correctional facility in Arlington, Virginia.
“The practice of yoga helps you experience the wonder and elation of being alive. It’s about having fun and enjoying yourself.”
Sytera lives in Virginia with her husband and three beautiful children.