In June, 2013, YogaFit opened its first US-based standalone studio since the original South Bay studio (launched in 1998) went mobile in 2005. Created by Beth Shaw in 1994, YogaFit is the largest Yoga school in North America. They have trained over 100,000 Yoga and fitness instructors across six continents and they offer 200 and 500 hour teacher training programs as well as a yoga therapy program; YogaFit partners with health clubs around the world including GoodLife Fitness, The TSI Group (NYSC, WSC, PSC , BSC ) as well as Ys, gyms, and medical fitness settings. And every year the community brings groups on retreat to Rishikesh, India.
The look and feel of the new studio (also home to the corporate office and retail showroom) matches the YogaFit philosophy: open and modern. The space offers YogaFit trainings, YogaFit classes, Boot Camp, women-only classes, and YogaFit Express (a 45-minute yoga practice to fit into a busy workday). Classes are priced at an affordable $10 each. In addition, the space contains an art gallery with frequent openings, receptions, and other events.
“YogaFit is a studio and training center — we are thrilled to be back in the studio business with a global expansion plan,” says Shaw.
The training programs share the intention that students will become more aware of their bodies, find space, and achieve optimal mind/ body health.