Fit To Be Tied Yoga offers a variety of classes, therapies and certifications in Cobleskill, Cooperstown, & Cherry Valley. We welcome all levels of students. From individuals who have never tried yoga, to those wanting to be certified as yoga instructors, our classes and therapies fit your needs.
We offer Aerial, Ashtanga, Yin, Gentle, Partner Yoga, Thai Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Creative Flow, Hot Yoga, and more.
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.
Vanessa offers a low silk, beginner friendly aerial yoga class. She describes it as simple, slow & soft. She holds a space for you to take your time in trusting the silks and connecting with your body. She feels that yoga is different for every body, and she invites you to listen to your intuition and make it yours!
She shows her support by saying things like:
“This is your class, your time, and your space. Make it feel good for YOU.”
“Every pose I take you through is an invitation you do NOT have to do it.”
“You know your body best, trust yourself.”
Vanessa enjoys sharing her love and light through yoga. She has been told that “her presence is healing,” by those that have attended her classes. You will leave her class with an easy peaceful feeling.
Beatrice has been practicing yoga for more than ten years. She received her 200 RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) certification from Yoga Alliance, under the tutelage of her yoga mentor, Bonnie Flower, at Fit To Be Tied. Beatrice has her Reiki I certification and brings energy work, an open mind, and a full heart to every class she teaches. Currently she offers yin, restorative, and gentle flow classes at the Cooperstown studio. Her aerial teacher certification is in process. She loves yoga, her students, and believes the strongest trees grow the slowest.
For many years, I have enjoyed receiving Thai massage from Bonnie. She is skilled, intuitive, and inventive in offering the most healing practices available. Bonnie brings the same qualities of care, inquiry, and curiosity into her yoga teaching. I highly recommend her.
- Ken Nelson, PhD
Senior Program Director, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
And founder/director of PowerfulWorkshops.com
"I have been taking yoga classes from Bonnie for close to 20 years and have learned so much from her. She leads a wonderful practice and there is no one better than her who knows the postures and can make the necessary adjustments to your poses . I have taken classes at Kripalu and studios in many places and no one is a better yoga teacher than Bonnie.
I have also had numerous Thai massages from Bonnie and she is able to help you where you need it the most."
— Janet Sand