Community Class ($5)
This is an ideal way to begin your journey as a yoga student by coming to the mat with a ‘beginners mind’. You will experience the many healing tools and styles of yoga and join with your community in this peaceful and spirited way.
This class will focus on preparing and practicing various types of meditation such as mindful and concentration. It will end with a peaceful relaxation. This is perfect for those who want to start or resume a meditation practice.
This class is a flow (vinyasa) style moving through creative sequences at an intermediate pace. It will integrate many of the principles and sequences from various schools of yoga. It will strengthen your muscles, challenge your balance, but most importantly focus and calm your mind!
This class creates a strong foundation using the various principles of yoga including centering, breath work, and asana. Whether a beginner, a seasoned practitioner, or working through a physical injury, this is a great way to relax and rejuvenate. It is refreshing and invigorating allowing you to experience the wisdom and grace of your body through creative sequencing of poses and breath work.
This is a ‘challenging beginner’ version of our Hatha 1. It is still good for beginners who want a bit more challenge.
A class focused on moms-to-be guiding you through breath work and physical poses that will support you throughout your pregnancy and delivery. Any stage of pregnancy is welcome.
This class is based on a sequence of 20-26 poses and breathing exercises practiced in a heated room (100-104 degrees). There will also be some variation of poses so you can get a well-rounded practice.
Hot Yoga Remix
This class is a synergy of many of the postures practiced in the 'Hot Yoga' class but spices it up with creative flows and asanas in a toasty room (90 degrees). Set to funky music, it's the best transition from your week to your weekend!
This class is a series of poses held for several minutes in order to stretch beyond muscle and deep into connective tissue & fascia. It is perfect for relieving stiffness, back tension, hip tightness and is an excellent practice for athletes.
This class is a blend of Yin yoga and Hatha/Flow style (Yang) yoga. We will start with an energized (Yang) sequence then transition into a Yin sequence designed to open the deep connective tissues, and then it will end with a deep relaxation to cultivate yogic bliss.
A core-focused flow style class with a blend of yoga, pilates and traditional fitness exercises with the goal of bringing greater awareness, flexibility, and strength to your abs, back, and hips.
Yoga Your Way: Seated & Gentle
Enjoy the benefits of yoga in a gentle, seated class. Perfect for those who are new to yoga, who have mobility or balance issues, or who just want to experience yoga in a relaxed, comfortable position.
Private & Semi-Private
Private yoga sessions are $45 for an hour or 5 sessions for $200. Doubles yoga sessions are $60 for an hour or 5 sessions for $260.
Gift Certificates for classes and private sessions available.
Cash, Check are preferred, however, credit cards are accepted.
Yoga Pointe's Buddy Card Bring 5 friends new to YP, Get a class FREE. Pick up your card at the studio. -This offer is extended to people new to Yoga Pointe. -Please present your buddy card to the teacher to be stamped. -Your friend should accompany you to his/her first class. -You are responsible for your Buddy Card.
FIRST TIME to Yoga Pointe
$20 for 7 days of unlimited classes
Single class (75-90 min) $12
Single class (60 min) $10
5 class pack $50
10 class pack $90
20 class pack $170
30-day unlimited class pack $120
Jana Whiddon, PhD, LMHC, ERYT 500, IYT 1000
I have been practicing and teaching yoga for over 11 years. My formal training has been diverse ranging from Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga, Hot yoga, and most recently Integrative Yoga Therapy. I am an IYT-1000, having completed the IYT yoga therapy training with Joseph and Lillian LePage and am an E-RYT-500 with the Yoga Alliance. I have had the honor of training with many empowering yoga teachers and have a diverse teaching style. What is most important to me as a yoga teacher is cultivating an attitude of acceptance and gradtitude within myself and with everyone in classes. Acceptance and gratitude are more challenging sentiments to experience in today's world, yet they provide a solid foundation for who we are. In my "other life" I am also a mental health counselor and currently participate in research and practice in the area of complementary and alternative medicine and mental health, integrating yoga therapy philosophy into traditional mental health treatment. I also hold a core Faculty position at Capella University teaching in their PhD Counseling programs. I am blessed to have so many life opportunities :-)
I've worked in the fitness industry for 12 years and have always had a passion for bringing optimum health to the body. I received my Bachelor's degree in Dietetics from the University of Florida where I shortly practiced nutritional consulting. I noticed that even when you have the knowledge to stay healthy sometimes the connection isn't made in the mind. Then I found yoga. Yoga has helped me to bridge the gap between mind, body, and spirit. It cleanses your spirit, opens the mind, and heals the body. Now, I incorporate yoga practice into my everyday life not only by performing the physical postures but also by changing my perspective on situations, keeping a positive attitude, and remembering to take time to relax and breathe. As a working mother, wife, and certified Zumba teacher, yoga has instilled back this sense of balance in my life that has been missing for too long. This feeling of overall health and joy is something I'd like to share with everyone.
I recently completed the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program through Yoga Pointe after having practiced the discipline and it’s ethos off and on since the 70’s. However, I participated with little regard to its rich history and timeless truths. I think my years of practical experience coupled with a greater philosophical understanding and its application affords me a most welcomed development as both student and guide. For this I am encouraged and grateful while humbly anticipating continued growth. For this is what Yoga is: a continuum; a daily PRACTICE of mind, body and spirit in helping heal ourselves, calm our chatter and connect each individual closer to their own notion of the Divine. This, of-course, done not only for oneself, but for applying the ideals of selflessness, generosity, kindness, acceptance, and love into our world……So, do come join me at Yoga Pointe as we practice and learn together the great art of a Yogic lifestyle. All you’ll need to bring is a non-condemning and self-forgiving heart, an open mind, and plenty of patience!
Yoga found me in a gym teaching step aerobics and group fitness classes 11 years ago. At first, yoga was just another type of exercise to me. After my daughter was born, I continued to practice and soon found her innocent joy of copying my practice and I began teaching Children’s Yoga. I was amazed at the physical, mental and emotional benefits to children. My personal enlightenment was recognized deeply with two life experiences. The first was when I returned to my yoga practice after losing a dear family member to a terminal illness. The second was in mid-2011 when I had a major hip surgery. In both situations, yoga became more than just another form of exercise. Yoga helps me stay centered and provides the pathway to find peace and balance to live and love every moment of life to the fullest. After my surgery, I am passionate about encouraging people that anyone can do yoga. I once thought that a person had to be as flexible as a pretzel to attend class and that the goal of yoga was to stand on one’s head or perform an amazing arm balance. But I have found that staying present in the moment, learning your true self and being accepting that can lead to pure joy. I have completed the 200 RYT Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Pointe.
As a professional dancer for over twenty years, Ruth has enjoyed a career that has taken her from her home in England, around the world, and ultimately to Central Florida. During that time she has gained experience teaching, choreographing, and leading as a Dance Captain. Ruth has trained extensively in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Modern Dance. After a ten year career with Carnival Cruise Lines, Ruth discovered Zumba and quickly fell in love with it. She decided to follow her passion and become certified as a Zumba instructor in February 2010. Ruth now leads Zumba classes that are known for their high energy and huge amounts of fun.
Mike Bell, RYT 200
I started practicing yoga in 2007 to help treat a back injury. Since then I have learned that yoga not only helps the body but also the mind and spirit. I routinely participate in running and cycling events throughout Florida and yoga has helped me maintain focus and flexibility. I recently completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training at Yoga Pointe and look forward to expanding my practice and sharing the healthy benefits of yoga.
Stephanie O'Steen, RYT 200
I have been practicing various styles of yoga for over 10 years, including Power, Ashtanga, & Core-Focused yoga and have engaged in much self-study of yoga concepts and principles. I have noticed the changes that yoga has made in my life. I appreciate the ways that yoga helps bring balance and peace into each moment and how it keeps me active and healthy. I recently completed hiking the Appalachian trail and utilized yoga to maintain flexibility and health in my body and mind. I also enjoyed teaching regular yoga classes to my trail mates. I am a mental health counselor and hope to integrate yoga philosophy into my counseling practice. I have completed the 200 RYT training with Yoga Pointe, Inc. I look forward to sharing my practice with others.
Brian Jorgesen, RYT 200
I initially started my yoga practice seven years ago to improve my flexibility, but I found so much more. I found a rewarding lifestyle. I have always been active; playing rugby, running a marathon, playing golf, roller blading, kayaking and other activities, but I never did enough stretching. Yoga has not only improved my flexibility, but has also improved my balance and body awareness. Learning the founding concepts behind yoga has helped me grow as a person mentally and spiritually as. Now I enjoy sharing the yoga experience with others. I have lead Ashtanga groups and started a lunchtime yoga program at my office. I feel you are successful in yoga when you take that first step and walk into the studio. I am completing Yoga Pointe’s 200 hour yoga teacher training program and look forward expanding my instruction.
Mary Ann Murdoch
My path to yoga began several years ago when I practiced on my own. But my immersion in yoga deepened in January 2011 when Yoga Pointe opened its doors – and opened me to enhanced health of body, mind and spirit.
I’ve always been interested in Eastern philosophies, such as Buddhism and Taoism, and have also read the ancient texts and significant writings of yogic philosophy, including the Yoga Sutras. The practice of yoga has been a continuation of my love of learning. It also led me to take the 30-hour intensive training offered by the studio in fall 2012, and I plan to keep going with the 200-hour teacher training program in 2013. Teaching a seated/gentle yoga class offers me the opportunity to connect with students of all ages and abilities, and to be an encouraging guide on a path to discovering their inner power and beauty as well as awakening their physical strengths.
I’m a humanities and film professor at Polk State College, with a master’s degree in liberal arts and a bachelor’s degree in journalism. I already know the satisfaction of teaching, but I also learn so much from my students! And I’m looking forward to getting to know all the burgeoning yogis, to have fun, and to root deep and grow together.
Tracey Fellner, RYT 200
I have been practicing yoga for over ten years. It helps me physically and emotionally. Brings me joy and helps me maintain balance in my life. To me yoga is a Lifestyle..Something you practice from the inside out. Something you do on and off the mat.
I trained at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in StockBridge Massachusetts and completed the 200 hour teacher training program. Kripalu yoga focuses on cultivating a practice of non- judgment, awareness of yourself and of others, and to enjoy living in the moment.
As a teacher I would like to offer a safe container in which you practice. Not only for your physical workout, but also for you to become more focused and calm within. I truly believe that "yoga is a place where you can come just as you are!"
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