FIT Yogawoodlands was born from a love of yoga and meditation and from real life experience of how these practices, when done regularly and with an open heart, can make a profound positive impact in our lives.
The mission and vision of FIT Yogawoodlands is to offer each student, whether a beginner or advanced, a place to connect body, mind, and spirit through practicing yoga, meditation and healthy life choices.
Yoga systematically stretches and strengthens muscles throughout the body, increases circulation to internal organs and glands, quiets the nervous system, and improves concentration. This ancient system of self-care brings vitality, health, deep relaxation, and peace of mind. Meditation has been shown to reduce stress, reduce blood pressure, and generally improve the sense of well being.
“Be at least as interested in what goes on inside you as what happens outside. If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place.” – Eckhart Tolle
It is our intention to teach yoga in a way that honors the manner and spirit of our training under Jonny Kest and the LifePower Yoga Program.
No matter, what we learn or from whom we learn the real and only teacher is within.
FIT Yogawoodlands offers 3 types of yoga classes each week, along with a FREE meditation class once a week. Classes offered include slow burn, yin, and vinyasa flow. We will also offer various workshops and events throughout the year, as well as special Kids Yoga Events.
The term slow burn refers to a class beginning with slower progressive sequences, and including longer holding postures, the entire body and mind are brought into balance in this focused, intense yet calming class. It is a great option for newer students who may be nervous about trying yoga, and equally as good for advanced students who want to slow the pace of life a bit. You will be encouraged to explore all the benefits of each posture while finding equanimity between challenge and release. This practice is typically accompanied by soothing music.
The term yin refers to an intense form of yoga comprised of holding postures for longer to allow a stretch of the connective tissue, increasing range of motion over time. Combined with restorative yoga which is a form of active therapeutic relaxation that may use props and blankets to modify traditional yoga poses and melt away tension. This practice is typically accompanied by instrumental calming music.
The term vinyāsa refers to the alignment of movement and breath, a method which turns static asanas (postures) into a dynamic flow. This is an energetic yoga class that uses a flowing series of postures to create heat within the body as you increase strength, flexibility, endurance and balance. The teacher first guides the class through the flow together; then, each student moves at his or her own pace. Vinyasa Flow is good for new students who are physically active, those interested in the fitness benefits of yoga, and anyone who wants to dive in to a multi-level yet strong practice. This practice is typically accompanied by a warm room and upbeat music.
It is our hope that at FIT Yogawoodlands you will enjoy progressive teaching methods, and a non-competitive and encouraging atmosphere in which to nourish your body, mind, and spirit through your personal yoga and meditation practice.