Pilates Mat & Reformer Training/Certification

Pilates Mat & Reformer Training/Certification will teach you the foundation of the Pilates basic exercises on the mat and progress onto the Pilates Reformer.

Starting JANUARY 13, 2024, Call for more information or to save your spot.

Each subsequent program builds upon the information learned during this course. During each weekend, you will learn to teach the beginner level exercises and be introduced to the teaching tools, philosophy, and teaching formula.  This is an 8 week training/certification that will include 4 weeks of Mat 101 and 4 weeks for Basic Reformer training. All for only $1350 if paid before January 5,2024. The price if paid in full is $1800 Payment plans are available if needed. If  you are only interested in the Mat 101 Certification, you will not be required to take the Reformer training and your fee will be adjusted accordingly. Call now for more information. Space is limited so sign up today.

200 hour Yoga Teacher Training/Certification

WENDY FIT YOGA ACADEMY
200-Hour  Yoga Teacher Training August 12, 2023

 AUGUST 5th  Join us at 1:30 for a Q&A meeting to answer all your questions.

Take your love of yoga to the next level.
Learn to teach, connect and explore this ancient practice.

A joyful investment not only in your career,
but in your body, mind & spirit.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN TEACHER TRAINING, BUT HAVE DOUBTS OR FEARS? You are not alone. If you would like to speak with us about the training, email Wendy and she will be happy to set up a phone, email or personal meeting to answer all of your questions.

Wendy Fit Academy Yoga School is an intensive program that will give you the practical instruction and hands-on experience you need to master the Power Vinyasa and Hatha styles. You will emerge from the program with the ability to communicate your new-found skills and knowledge of the practice with confidence and compassion. Whether you want to teach or simply wish to deepen your understanding of yoga, Wendy Fit is committed to your personal growth. Through practical instruction and hands-on experience, you will not only broaden your knowledge of the practice of yoga, but you will also come away with the ability to teach a Hatha, Power or Vinyasa Yoga class from a place of authenticity. We invite you to seize this unparalleled opportunity to transform your life and career.

This comprehensive teacher training program is led by Wendy Fit owner Wendy Santiago. In addition to being recognized by the Yoga Alliance as a 500 Hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) and 1000 RYT Wendy is a Certified Power, Alignment, Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative and Yoga Therapy Instructor, a Certified Thai Body Work Coach and Personal trainer. Since 1997, Wendy has devoted her time to training with and assisting Master Teachers in various locations and capacities across America.​

What to expect in your 200 Hour Intensive Training

In order to be approved by Yoga Alliance as a 200 Hour School, you must have a minimum of 100 classroom hours with the E-RYT instructor as well as additional hours in assisting, teaching, etc.

Manual

You will receive the manual in PDF for your computer. If you want a hard copy of the manual, there is a $35 fee. Our manual is top-notch and updated every year. All of the asanas and assists are professionally photographed with detailed explanation of the posture, Sanskrit translations, modifications and space for your own notes. Our manual is broken up into sections on Asana, Teaching, Assisting, Philosophy, Ethics and Lifestyle and Anatomy. Check out a few pages from our manual.

Community Classes

We support our community by offering donation classes taught by WFA(Wendy Fit Academy) graduates. WFA graduates can apply to teach a Community Class at Wendy Fit and get real experience teaching.

Class Descriptions: Specialty

SPECIALTY CLASSES

Aerial Yoga Basics

Aerial Yoga uses a soft fabric hammock, supporting up to 2000 lbs., suspended a few feet off the ground. The hammock is a prop like a strap or block, intended to assist alignment, deepen awareness and provide immediate benefits of spinal decompression. Without the compression of the joints and spine we can achieve proper posture and alignment through relaxation rather than effort. Aerial Basics uses the silks a little higher, allowing for more inversions and different postures, but all of the postures in this class are gentle and easy for any one. Aerial Yoga Level 2 will take you into a few more challenging postures to strengthen your core and learn some tricks and flips. If you have had aerial training and would like a more challenging flow, please call to schedule a private (or duo) session with one of our qualified instructors.

Aerial Low Silk

Low silks are 6 to 18 inches off the ground for added grounding, longer stretching, core, toning, and balance. Safe for any level, This class is perfect for students that want to stay on the ground but want the support of the silks to lift stretch and release tension.This class is very gentle and relaxing. The instructor use them as a prop for you to relax and support the body with long holds and deep breath work. You will leave feeling completely melted.

*PLEASE NOTE You must reserve a space ahead of time (2 hour minimum) for this class by contacting the studio; you must give a 2 hour cancellation notice prior to class, otherwise you will be charged. Please visit the Aerial Yoga page of this website for more information

TRX Suspension Training

Born in the Navy Seals, Suspension Training body weight exercise develops strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously. It requires the use of the TRX Suspension Trainer, a highly portable performance training tool that leverages gravity and the user’s body weight to complete hundreds of exercises. TRX is amazing for anyone that may have knee or hip pain because you can transfer the weight into the arms and straps so you can learn proper alignment for squats without creating any pressure or pain on back, knee or hip issues.

*PLEASE NOTE You must reserve a space ahead of time for this class by contacting the studio; you must give a 24 hour cancellation notice prior to class, otherwise you will be charged.

Class Descriptions: Yoga

YOGA & MORE

Alignment Yoga

A variation created by BKS Iyengar emphasizing the development of strength, stamina, flexibility and balance, as well as concentration and meditation. Iyengar yoga is useful in physical therapy because it assists in the manipulation of inflexible or injured areas.
Anyone first starting yoga should go through an alignment class to insure proper alignment before moving into a class that may not stop or even slow down to talk about proper form in order to now get injured.  The instructor starts with breath work and sitting stretches to release the tension in tight muscles before moving on to stretch the weak ones. Utilizing props like the foam roller, blocks, straps and the wall to help with proper alignment of the body. We practice standing poses to continue to stretch and strengthen the back and hips, eventually, resting in a restorative pose for meditation.

Beginner Yoga

This class is for students who are new to yoga. The instructor will focus on fundamental body alignment, awareness, building strength, balance and flexibility with a mindful approach or if you wish to refresh one or more elements of your practice. Students will learn how to apply various breathing techniques, guided / non-guided meditation and introduction to basic postures that can be applied in day to day life.

Hatha Yoga

Hatha is a practice where the root and essence of various postures are explored through alignment, breath, gentle flowing movements and meditation. This style is like the ‘tree trunk’ of all yoga, combining certain characteristics of all the other branches. Open to all levels, with some previous yoga experience.

Gentle Yoga

Learn the basics of stretches that help calm the mind along with techniques on how to meditate. Begin to see past your “chattering” mind, and let go of stress. Great for anxiety, fatigue, depression and much more. Tune out distraction, reduce stress and increase self- awareness in this meditation class. Breathing exercise will help you quiet your mind and restorative yoga poses will help bring healing and rejuvenation to your body. Whether it is to spiritually uplift yourself, or to overcome stress, this class will help you achieve peace with your inner self enabling you to focus on your goals through guided meditation. This is a great class for beginners or anyone recuperating from injury.

TBT (Total Body Toning)

Wouldn’t you like to do a Total Body Toning workout that gives you an elegant posture while getting toned and fit?
Sometimes we find certain exercises very intimidating especially if we haven’t done it before, but once you have done this amazing total body workout using the Pilates moves, weights, bands along with other props to isolate areas you will be addicted. Please join us for this all levels and all ages workout.

Power Yoga

A free-form version of Ashtanga, Power Yoga is a unique combination of dynamic breathing and strong, flowing movement which creates a high-heat, high-energy workout that balances and heals the body, clarifies the mind and reconnects us with our spirit. Recommended for students that have taken yoga before. You will enjoy using your body for strength training while also creating more flexibility and working up a sweat.

Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga is a form of yoga that seeks to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation with the aid of props. The use of props makes it easier for you to maintain balance while you are stimulating and relaxing your body.

Restorative Yoga with Low Silk Aerial Assist

Low silks are 6 to 18 inches off the ground for added grounding, longer stretching, core, toning, and balance. Safe for any level, This class is perfect for students that want to stay on the ground but want the support of the silks to lift stretch and release tension. This class is very gentle and relaxing. The instructor use them as a prop for you to relax and support the body with long holds and deep breath work. You will leave feeling completely melted. Please remember your yoga mat. Rentals available for $1.
*PLEASE NOTE You must reserve a space ahead of time by contacting the studio or online. You must give a 2 hour cancellation notice prior to class, otherwise you will be charged. Please visit the Aerial Yoga page of this website for more information.

Yoga Basics

Basics/beginner is a great place to start. It will introduce you to the fundamentals of Hatha yoga including, pranayama breath control, the eight limbs of yoga, meditation, calming the mind, and basic asana. Yoga basics will create a solid foundation for you to move up to the more advanced classes. Beginner introduces you to the fundamentals of alignment and breath work in a flow of postures.

Yin Yoga

Yin yoga is usually consists of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that mainly work the lower part of the body – the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine. These areas are especially rich in connective tissues.

Benefits of a regular Yin yoga practice:

  • Calms and balances the mind and body
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Increases circulation
  • Improves flexibility
  • Releases fascia and improves joint mobility
  • Balances the internal organs and improves the flow of chi or prana

Yoga for Stress & Injury Prevention Using Therapy Balls

This class is great for people new to yoga and/or with limited range of motion and/or physical restrictions. If you are rehabbing after surgery or trying to prolong your health, strength and flexibility to avoid surgery, this class is for you.

Lucy gives you a healing practice focused on realigning and stretching the connective tissues of the body. Students will experience long held deep stretches. Throughout the class, the therapy balls are used to deeply massage specific areas of the body that are generally tight and in pain. The therapy balls are used to release tension, improve posture, increase mobility and aid muscle recovery, especially after strenuous exercise. Suitable for anyone looking to alleviate tightness and relax.
Pre-register is recommended to insure we have enough therapy balls.

 

Class Descriptions: Pilates

PILATES

Pilates Cardio Circuit with TRX

This class is a type of “interval training,” meaning it combines cardio elements that make you sweat with resistance training to build lean muscles. This class is designed to push your physical limits and give you a cardio boost in a safe yet effective way. Pilates focuses on proper body alignment, technique, and posture based on the basic Joseph Pilates’ exercise method. Please bring sneakers for this class

Pilates Mat (Classical)

Learn the basics and quickly gain strength and confidence in the Pilates method!  Closely following the method as Joseph Pilates originally intended, we focus on the strengthening and lengthening of core muscles to create better posture and more stability in the body.  This class uses little to no props.

Pilates Plus

Learn the basics and quickly gain strength and confidence in the Pilates method. We focus on core stability, posture, lengthening and strengthening of muscles.  This class utilizes props like small and big Pilates balls, the fitness circle and foam rollers. These exercises are adaptable to all fitness levels.

Pilates/Weights/Barre

This class will begin with a Barre workout and transition to the Mat to incorporate the work of Joseph Pilates. Pilates focuses on engaging the mind & body. Every exercise is performed with an attention to breath and proper form. Pilates strengthens your core and improves balance & flexibility, while decreasing stress.

Barre is an impact free workout that focuses on core control, in addition to strengthening and sculpting the body. Light weights, props and ones own body weight, in addition to the use of the ballet barre, are used to sculpt and tone your body. An emphasis on stretching after working each muscle group helps to improve posture, flexibility and reduce risk to injury. No dance background is needed, as this is a fitness based class.

Pilates Reformer Classes

Anyone can join this class to experience the amazing Pilates equipment. There are limited reformers so appointments are required. This class is great for all levels of fitness and even better for those of you that have injuries and cannot do hard physical exercise. Professional athletes and circus acrobatics train on this equipment, so it is also strength training, injury prevention & rehabilitation.

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