YogaFit is a fitness-inspired Yoga program based on the fusion of eastern traditional hatha yoga and western fitness science. It’s also the largest yoga school in North America, hosted at various facilities, including a dedicated training centre in Toronto (read our review, here).
California-based president and founder Beth Shaw, who spent time in India and Asia studying yoga, launched YogaFit in 1994. There are now more than 200,000 YogaFit instructors worldwide. Shaw believes that anyone, and everyone, can do yoga.
Learn a little more about her in this installment of "it works for me."
10 words that describe you: Exuberant, curious, creative, humorous, engaging, focused, persistent, intellegent, generous, complicated.
First paid job: Working at a travel agency in NYC that left people stranded in other countries on charter flights.
Dream job: Writer with a ten book deal at a great publishing house.
Favourite yoga pose: Triangle
Least-favourite yoga pose: Handstand
Diet: Gluten-free and clean. Mostly vegetarian. Never lamb, veal or pork ‘ most pigs are smarter than 3 year olds and a lot cleaner.
Go-to healthy snack: Almonds. They are great for travelling.
Favourite food indulgence: Cheese
Red or white wine? Mostly red and sometimes white.
Coffee or tea? Coffee in the morning, green tea in the afternoon.
Indoor or outdoor workouts? Outdoor except weights, since they rust oudoors.
Morning or evening workouts? Morning when possible, afternoon when not.
Celeb crush: Gale Harold circa 2002
Dream travel destination: Anywhere with trees, a beach and a warm breeze.
Healthy living philosophy: Listen to your body. Move everyday. Do YogaFit.