Fit To Be Tied Yoga works with a variety of teachers, all specializing in different aspects of yoga. Each has a unique background that has brought them to us, and we are grateful to have them work with us.
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Please read below for me information about our exceptional instructors.
Katy Aitchison, a traveller, musician, Reiki practitioner, and belly dancer, among other things, is a Kripalu certified yoga instructor as well as Ashtanga yoga instructor returning back to her native Schoharie County in 2007 after extensive travels throughout Europe and South America.
Discovering yoga in 2000, the practice began as an alternative to workouts and gyms and over the last 7 years has evolved into a lifestyle - physically, mentally, and spiritually - and her goal is to give back to the community that introduced an entirely new life to her through the practice of yoga.
Katy holds a 200-hour certification from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Lennox, Massachusetts and has studied in Madrid, Spain under the instruction of Natalia Paisano Felipe and Borja Romero-Valdespino at Ashtanga Yoga Madrid. She has also attended workshops with Maju Jois, son of Ashtanga Yoga founder Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. And as goes without saying, is eternally grateful to both Bonnie and Jack Fayssoux for introducing the practices and philosophy of yoga to her at Fit to be Tied Yoga in Cobleskill, NY.
Katy has taught yoga in New York as well as in Lima, Peru in both the Kripalu and Ashtanga traditions incorporating asana (posture) practice as well as pranayama (breath control) and chanting.
At present, Katy works not only for Fit to be Tied Yoga but also as an instructional assistant in Special Education (Children’s Communication Classroom) at the Cobleskill-Richmondville School District.
Bonnie has been teaching yoga since 1993. She has studied with David Swenson, Beryl Bender Birch, Tom Birch and Manju Jois (all Ashtanga teachers). She has taken workshops annually with interdisciplinary teachers such as David Williams (Ashtanga), John Friend (Anusara yoga), Lilias Folan (Hatha yoga) & Glen Black & Judy Brick-Freedman (Iyengar yoga). Bonnie continues to study independently with various teachers through books and media, such as Paul Grilley (Yin yoga), Rodney Yee & Patricia Walden.
Bonnie is a Reiki Master and has studied with Libby Barnett, Bonnie Strange, Shawn Dargee and Rosemary Volpone. She has been practicing Reiki since 2003.
Bonnie is a very creative individual and it shows in her teaching style, she hopes her classes will leave you feeling as though you have come to a deeper communication with yourself and your surroundings.
|Jack has been teaching yoga since 1993. He has a strong background in Ashtanga and Interdisciplinary Yoga. He took a month long certification with Don and Amba Stapleton (Interdisciplinary Yoga). He has studied with Tom and Beryl Bender Birch, David Swenson, Manju Jois, and David Williams (all Ashtanga yoga). He has completed a certification with David Black (Iyengar yoga) and continues to study annually with Judy Brick-Freedman (Iyengar). He continues to study independently through books and media with teachers such as Paul Grilley (Yin yoga), Brian Kest and Rodney Yee to name a few.|
Jack is a Tai Chi instructor who has been teaching for over 30 years. He has his credentials in Wu style. He has studied with Mr. and Mrs. Chow and Brian Rich. Jack received his training and certification for massage in Florida. He has been practicing massage since 1986.
Jack is a calming presence, he teaches compassionately from his heart. His vast knowledge of energy and anatomy comes through beautifully in his teaching.
|Coming from decades of teaching fitness and dance, Katherine knew her whole world would change the morning tears of joy fell onto a borrowed yoga mat in class, inspiring her certification with Beth Shaws Yogafit , and a few years later her KRIPALU 200 hour YTT. She feels eternally grateful for the opportunity to study with masters including Suddha, Rolf Gates and Priti Robyn Ross. She blends her passion and devotion with creativity in leading intelligently designed practices with kindness and compassion. Katherine has a gift for connecting with her students in a way that encourages their inner radiance to shine.|