Yoga instructor Beth Shaw was on a bike ride in southern California when she had the idea to create YogaFit, a studio with traditional warm-up and cool-down workouts, which offers “real yoga for real people,” she says. She had clients looking for a health club that could work for them and be more accessible, so YogaFit was born. YogaFit now has studios across the country, including a location on France Avenue in Edina.
In an effort to continue fitness accessibility, Shaw has written two books, and another will be released this coming spring. Her second book, YogaLean, is intended to promote an overall “lean-conscious” lifestyle, and includes poses, recipes and other holistic approaches to weight loss. “It’s all about following the principles of yoga to make friends with your body, allowing it to flourish in a state of good health,” Shaw explains.
Visit the YogaFit studio at 4507 France Ave. S. or look for Shaw’s books, YogaFit, YogaLean and, coming soon, YogaLean for Athletes.