4 North Park Avenue
Trooper, PA 19403
of 363 and Ridge Pike---next to Subway)
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If you need more information after you have browsed the website, please
feel free to call us at 610-761-3620
YogaOne is a
manifestation of sharing and giving back. I developed sciatica in 2006.
Undoubtedly the pain was an outcropping of 25 years of teaching fitness
classes, running, and overall pounding of my back, hips, ankles and feet with no regard to a complimentary flexibility program. After
orthopedic doctors, medications, acupuncture, and various other attempts at
healing……the pain began to dissipate. So
I went back to my running and weight-lifting routines thinking that more was
better. I lifted more, I ran farther and
faster….moving into my midlife years with a fitness vengeance.
In 2010, the pain
returned…………but this time so severely that I could not drive, sit or sleep. I spent my nights writhing around in bed…. wishing I could cut off my own leg to make
the pain go away. I ended up back at the
orthopedic doctor and was diagnosed with a herniated disk in my back, sciatica, AND hip bursitis. I was sent to rehab
and was told that I may end up being the youngest hip replacement candidate
they have ever seen-----unless I make some serious life changes.
After the shock and
denial started to wear off, I bought a
yoga book. I started doing some yoga
postures at home. I bought three DVDs
and a second yoga book. I started taking
yoga classes locally at any place I could find a class. Some classes I loved, some I didn’t. I purchased my own yoga mat. I fell on it.
I tried again and fell a second, third and fourth time. I cried.
I laughed. But I kept
trying. I did nothing else but yoga….no
running…no weight training….just yoga.
I came home from work at lunchtime to get my yoga practice in. I woke up early and did yoga before work. I
felt calmer. My type-A personality was
less important. I lived for that day,
not the next day. . I do not know when
the pain left my body, nor did I care.
I healed. I grew. I let go.
In September of 2011 I
knew that I needed to help someone else.
I needed to share yoga and it’s healing power. I researched hundreds of yoga teaching
options---I chose YogaFit. I loved the safety of the program, its’ West Coast
roots, the privilege of studying yoga with multiple Master Trainers, and it’s
capacity to bring real yoga to real people in a non-judgmental and soothing
environment. Three states, six cities,
seven Master Trainers, and 12 certifications—all led to my designation as a Registered
Yoga Teacher by August of 2012. I have since decided to make yoga my life's work, and in November of 2012 began studying towards my RYT 500 designation. I am currently 330 hours (about half of the way) into that program (similar to a "Masters Degree" in Yoga)
YogaOne is my way of
giving back. I invite you to the studio
for a Free class. Everyone should try
yoga at least one time in their lifetime.
Yoga is truly a life-changing experience and one that I will cherish and practice for
the rest of my life. Perhaps it is time
to give something back to yourself. Learn
to love yourself again. Give yourself this
wonderful gift of yoga.