The YogaFit Brand
Beth Shaw founded YogaFit in Southern California in 1994, as a way of helping fitness professionals improve their health, performance, and mental acuity.
YogaFit is the largest yoga fitness education school in the world, with over 200,000 instructors trained on six continents. YogaFit hosts Mind Body Fitness Conferences, teacher trainings and retreats worldwide, all of which are open to instructors, teacher trainees, and yoga enthusiasts. In North America alone, YogaFit completes more than 1000 training programs per year. Outside North America, YogaFit has an exploding training, retreat, and conference business with a growing presence on multiple continents.
Yoga instructors of any lineage found the focus on communication, safety and consistency to be crucial to their teaching skills. Since then, this practical, user-friendly style has benefited thousands of women and men all over the world, regardless of their body type, fitness level, or experience. Today, YogaFit has grown to include all aspects of practice—from vinyasa and power flow to therapeutically oriented trainings; from fitness-focused classes to trauma-sensitive workshops. YogaFit also takes groups of students to India every other year for more in-depth study.
YogaFit is the exclusive yoga partner for the American Council on Exercise (ACE), Town Sports International ( NYSC, BSC, PSC, WCS), GoodLife Fitness, Can Fit Pro, Tiger Rock Martial Arts, Gold's Gyms, Parker Chiropractic College and 24 Hour Fitness. The YogaFit style focuses on safety, accessibility and "yoga for everybody.”
We are inclusive
We teach in a way that informs and empowers the path you have chosen for yourself, whether you are a fitness professional, a spiritual seeker, or someone involved in the healing arts.
We are modular
Our one, two, and four-day offerings allow you to design a curriculum that works for your schedule, your interests, and your budget.
We are versatile
Our emphasis on sports science and alignment principles makes YogaFit adaptable and safe for a wide range of fitness levels, ages, and health challenges.
We are committed
YogaFit believes that yoga should be accessible to everyone, regardless of their physical challenges or financial situation. We require all of our teacher trainees to do their practice teaching as community service, free of charge, before they can complete their teacher certification; YogaFit teachers are encouraged to offer by-donation classes in their communities. As a result, YogaFit has served myriad populations—seniors in long-term care homes, men and women with developmental disabilities, incarcerated individuals, and military personnel—and contributed more than a million dollars of yoga training to nonprofit organizations.
YogaFit is a leader in Conscious Business and supports a variety of nonprofits and community service initiatives through fundraising, inviting speakers, requiring trainees to complete community service hours in underserved areas, and donating books, manuals, clothing, and other materials to nonprofits and yoga students in underserved communities. YogaFit’s progressive programs were featured in the April, 2012 issue of Entrepreneur Magazine (which has also featured Beth Shaw on the cover). So far, the YogaFit Network, under Shaw’s direction, has delivered over one million hours of community service work, teaching yoga and promoting peace.