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To get started at Parkside Yoga & Fitness,
there are a few things you need to do:

STEP 1

Complete new student paperwork and signup for a Mindbody account.

STEP 2

Choose a class from our schedule and book.

STEP 3

Come to your class 20 minutes early for your free studio orientation!

SEE YOU AT CLASS!!

 

 

Basic Yoga Flow


This class is taught by:

Heather Kennedy

Certified Core Integrated Alignment Yoga Instructor, Senior Student/Teacher Mentor, Community Manager & Customer Service Coordinator, Assistant to Fit Piglet's Team Freshitarian  
 
I had been practicing yoga for about 3 years when I walked into Sweetwater Yoga & Fitness and instantly fell in love!  The community was so warm and inviting and the yoga felt good on my achy body. I love it so much and am excited to share this brand of yoga with the Sweetwater and Parkside communities. Im not sure where this path is leading me, but the life changing experiences and devoted and uplifting friendships I've found here have encouraged me in ways that are unexplainable. I can't wait to share space with you! See you in class! 

Liz Hill

Certified Core Integrated Alignment Yoga Instructor 
 
Throughout her life, Liz has consistently pursued physical activities. As a former high school athlete competing in multiple sports, physical activity has always been a primary part of her daily routine. Liz has always thrived on pushing herself beyond self-imposed limits.
Having raised three beautiful children into adults while taking on the challenges of life, Liz was naturally attracted to the peace and solitude of yoga. Once she began practicing and experiencing the physical and mental benefits of yoga, Liz became desirous to share with others.
As a registered nurse of twenty five plus years, compassion and caring have always been at the core of Liz’s well-being. As a result, she became passionate to extend her care for others through yoga.
Liz enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, hiking, biking, and painting.

Laurie Hickman

Certified Core Integrated Alignment Yoga Instructor & Senior Student/Teacher Mentor

Laurie fell in love with yoga at her very first class. What kept her coming back to the mat was the repeated experience of relaxation, clarity and heartfelt joy that she left with after every session. When she signed up for Yoga Teacher Training, her intention was simply to improve her poses. It wasn't far into the immersion that she realized what she found was too good not to share it with others. Laurie says, "Teaching yoga and being a part of this tribe and community has become such a rich part of my life. I am really excited about sharing with the Parkside Yoga & Fitness yogis! Additionally, I am a UCF graduate with a degree in Marketing and worked in advertising sales. I am a grateful wife and mother of 2 beautiful children and enjoy exercising, cooking, board games, traveling, and spending time with my family at the beach. This practice is so special to me... I can't wait to share it with you!" 

Lesley Cheema

Certified Core Integrated Alignment Yoga Instructor

Lesley has always led an active lifestyle from her passion as a soccer player growing up, to playing squash and most recently as a Zumba instructor. You name it she has tried it. Through her journey with physical activities, she spent quite a few hours in and out of different yoga studios until the day she entered Sweetwater Yoga and Fitness. Something was different... she was refreshed and felt free in this environment.

As an engineer who turned to the mat for corporate stress management, she became aware of the remarkable gifts of this practice, (reducing tension, gaining clarity, relaxation, core strengthening, broader perspective, and a sense of rejuvenation), and grew a desire to share it with others, so she decided to take her practice to the next level and become a teacher. 

Lesley is thrilled to share her passion for CIA Yoga with the Sweetwater/Parkside communities and is looking forward to greeting and guiding you on the mat soon! 

 

Bree Howells

Certified Core Integrated Alignment Yoga Instructor & Customer Service Associate
Fascinated by the study of yoga and moving meditation, Bree dove head first into her yoga practice three years ago. After dabbling in various studios and styles across Central Florida, it became clear that Sweetwater Yoga and Fitness was where her heart felt like home.   Bree's zealous soul strives to hold a sacred space of personal acceptance and deeper exploration of body, mind, and spirit for each individual that she has the pleasure of guiding. She encourages practitioners to discover their own potential, personal power and authenticity. As a devoted Flow Arts Performer, Bree's joyful heart shines so bright when she shares her passions through teaching both Core Integrated Alignment Yoga and the splendid art of Hoop Dance (hula hoop tutorials). As an up and coming community leader, her enthusiasm and determination are contagious! Bree's classes are safe, accessible, and fun with a compassionate and challenging approach. You can find her at two of Central Florida's finest communities, Parkside Yoga & Fitness in Apopka and Sweetwater Yoga & Fitness in Longwood.   "My intention is to inspire people who feel hesitant to start; to take that first step and walk into the room, just as you are. Leave the rest to me. It would be my honor and pleasure to guide you." ~ Bree 

Yvette Durham

Certified Core Integrated Alignment Yoga Instructor & Senior Student/Teacher Mentor
 
Yvette is a British/American who’s made Sweetwater her home since 2014 with her husband and two lovely children. She’s lived in several parts of England, including London, where she completed her English Literature Degree at the University of Roehampton. Formerly a Flight Attendant, Yvette met her husband (now a retired US Army soldier) in Sierra Leone, Africa. She’s been a proud military wife, stationed in Germany twice, Kansas and Colorado.
Yvette knew she’d stumbled across something very special in 2008, lying in savasana during her first yoga class. Since then she’s had a dedicated yoga practice, delving into varying braches including Ashtanga, Kundalini and Hatha. Her passion for spirituality and physical wellness inspired her to create a blog, leading to several published articles. Yvette recently became a yoga teacher, completing 200 hours of Core Integrated Alignment Yoga, at Sweetwater Yoga & Fitness. Facilitating yoga enables Yvette to celebrate her love of writing, travel, angel therapy, aromatherapy and meditation to create a sacred and nurturing ambience for students.

This Foundational Flow yoga practice is accessible to all levels and is ideal for anyone looking for a little revitalization. The sequences focuses on poses that will help you unwind such as hip openers, gentle lunges and twists.


Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Nov 20 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Heather Kennedy
    at Sweetwater Yoga and Fitness, Inc
  • Tue Nov 20 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Liz Hill
    at Parkside Yoga and Fitness
  • Wed Nov 21 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Heather Kennedy
    at Parkside Yoga and Fitness
  • Fri Nov 23 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Heather Kennedy
    at Sweetwater Yoga and Fitness, Inc
  • Sat Nov 24 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Heather Kennedy
    at Parkside Yoga and Fitness
  • Sun Nov 25 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Liz Hill
    at Sweetwater Yoga and Fitness, Inc
  • Mon Nov 26 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Laurie Hickman
    at Parkside Yoga and Fitness
  • Mon Nov 26 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Lesley Cheema
    at Parkside Yoga and Fitness
  • Tue Nov 27 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Heather Kennedy
    at Sweetwater Yoga and Fitness, Inc
  • Tue Nov 27 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Liz Hill
    at Parkside Yoga and Fitness
  • Wed Nov 28 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Heather Kennedy
    at Parkside Yoga and Fitness
  • Thu Nov 29 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Heather Kennedy
    at Sweetwater Yoga and Fitness, Inc
  • Thu Nov 29 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Bree Howells
    at Parkside Yoga and Fitness
  • Sat Dec 01 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Heather Kennedy
    at Parkside Yoga and Fitness
  • Sun Dec 02 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Yvette Durham
    at Sweetwater Yoga and Fitness, Inc
  • Mon Dec 03 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Laurie Hickman
    at Parkside Yoga and Fitness
  • Mon Dec 03 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Lesley Cheema
    at Parkside Yoga and Fitness
  • Tue Dec 04 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Heather Kennedy
    at Sweetwater Yoga and Fitness, Inc