Yoga – We teach both therapeutic yoga and old fashioned Ashtanga Yoga in the method as Bobbi learned from Nancy Gilgoff. The owner, Bobbi Misiti has studied extensively with Nancy Gilgoff, and secondarily Manju Jois among a few other long time ashtanga master teachers.
All the teachers at BeFit have first been students for many years, then have been trained individually by Bobbi in addition to at least one year of mentoring in classes with Bobbi.
The original method of learning Ashtanga Yoga is through direct transmission with hands on adjustments from teacher to student. Nancy has influenced students and teachers with teaching this method of Ashtanga Yoga as she learned it. BeFit Body & Mind Yoga is part of the living tradition that continues to grow and thrive as a Yoga Community because of this dedication to sharing the practice in its purest form.
During class we focus on each student individually making the practice their own. In class your practice includes individual attention working with your breath and alignment/adjustment helping you to understand the posture from the inside out gaining awareness around the true internal benefits of each posture.
Alternatively we also offer therapeutic yoga for help recovering from surgery, illness, back pain, joint pains, auto-immune diseases, or anything that is keeping you from living life to your highest potential. In our therapeutic teaching we can incorporate physical therapy exercises, viniyoga, modified ashtanga, and basic hatha yoga in a therapeutic setting.
Lineage » Read about some of the history of ashtanga yoga, how it was taught in the days of Pattabji Jois and about some of the original teachers who helped to bring this form of yoga alive.
Bobbi Misiti is known for her enthusiasm of health and love of Yoga.
She combines this enthusiasm with education of the body, how it operates, and how it moves. Her journey on this path began in 1990 as a self employed personal trainer, fitness instructor, and health/nutrition educator. Many years of athletics and exercise led her to seek yoga as a balance between fitness for the body and inner well being. Finding this balance in her own life and feeling the benefit to body, heart, and mind she has dedicated her life to practicing and teaching yoga, health, nutrition, and lifestyle. Yoga entered her life in 1992, and ashtanga in 1996. She has studied ashtanga yoga extensively with Nancy Gilgoff since 2003 and practices and teaches ashtanga yoga in this method, and therapeutic yoga based on the teachings of Vini yoga. Bobbi is currently in school with the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, in June 2017 I will graduate as a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coath (FMCHC). For more information on Bobbi : https://www.befityoga.com/yoga/teachers-and-method/about-bobbi-misiti/
Sabrina started Ashtanga in 2012. Feeling the power of the practice she dove in fully including studies of the yoga philosophies. She started teacher training at BeFit Yoga in early 2015 with Bobbi Misiti, and continues to study extensively with Bobbi.
To continue to enhacnce her depth of yoga knowedge; in 2016 she went to Maui to study with Nancy Gilgoff and in 2017 she did a teacher training with Manju Jois.
She has a gentle touch on her assists and a deep knowledge of yoga — specifically the primary and intermediate series of Ashtanga Yoga.