There are so many styles of yoga out there. Most yoga studios offer many styles. We consciously choose to only teach one style and teach it really well. We teach FPY Style Yoga. It's powerful. It's athletic. It's doable for every age, every fitness level, both genders and anyone who wants to feel fantastic which is everyone!
We teach Power Yoga FPY Style in a heated environment. It's 90F inside the Sweat Shack and 65% humidity no matter what class is being taught. It's that way because it allows the body to move better, to detox more and to burn more calories. It's not Bikram Yoga which is done at 110F without humidity adjusted. Power Yoga to us means we start the lawnmower and go non-stop for a solid 30 minutes up a mountain. The climb gradually increases in intensity just as if you are climbing a mountain. You will feel exhausted at the 15 minute mark and then you get a burst of energy because you know you only have to go 15 more minutes to climb the mountain and then it's a 30 minute decent down the mountain.. Eventually you reach the peak of the mountain and you will hear a magic word in class, "FLOOR". When we say FLOOR, people moan, groan, clap, swear or whatever they do to celebrate the climb. How do you get up that mountain? We do it together! We call every breath going up the mountain so that you have the energy to stick a flag at the peak. It's our expertise to call the breath which makes out style different from everyone else's. It's our ability to not teach a bunch of spiritual fluff during the climb up the mountain. Who wants to hear about letting go of our baggage as we are sweating like crazy. We found that people just want the next movement to be called with power to carry them to their edge. Once at the peak, you will use all the heat and energy generated going up the mountain, to stretch your back to repair back injuries or to keep your back young. A supple spine subtracts age from our biological age. You will also build abs muscles which protect our backs. A strong healthy core will hold up a back much better than a weak set of abs. After abs, its a decent down the mountain. We stretch hips, hip flexors, shoulders, and every other muscle in slow deep stretches. If you do Cross-fit, run, golf, swim, play tennis, play high school sports, this is what you never get and you so need to unlock the reservoirs of athletic capacity you didnt know you had. This is where we reverse the aging process. This is where we accelerate recovery after training sessions and competitions. This is where you stretch your body to run faster, jump higher and throw farther. At the end of the class we rest on our backs in silence for 6.5 minutes. The very best 6.5 minutes of the day! We never take time to just rest without a single thought on our mind. It's really the hardest pose to do at first but once you get it, nobody will distract you from getting in your 6.5 minutes of rest. Our style is unique. People are stunned after their first class at what they just did in a very positive way. Usually we get the response, "What the hell was that." as its not like anything you ever imagined when you heard the word yoga. There are lots of brown, black and white cows but you never see a purple cow. If you did it would be very special. And that's what FPY is...the Big Purple Cow of the Fitness World.
Our style is so different and we have grown so fast. We have been open almost 5 years. Most studios dont make it a year unless they are within a gym or a hospital to cover their losses. We charge a great price for the value we bring to people's lives. We make it affordable for families to do yoga together. We dont have separate kids classes. Girls can start when they are 5 and boys when they are 7. Kids are right in the adult classes. There is no eating at the kid table at Thanksgiving for FPY kids. The kids that come are well behaved and if they arent we have a talk with them quickly as we want to have that talk not have parents have it. If its from the parent, they feel they did something wrong. If it is from us, we help them see that all the adults around them need them to be good because they work hard. We encourage parents to let their child earn the $7.00 for class and hand it to us in one dollar bills. They begin to appreciate that taking care of your body well has a price. It's really cool to watch them light up!
We love our BIG "P"! It means alot! The P is about the power from within you. Wherever you get your power from is your choice. Many Christians stay away from yoga as they believe it is a method that worships Hinduism or Buddism. It can be at some studios. It's not where we are coming from in our studios though. We teach yoga with the simple definition: Yoga is the connection of mind and body through breath. We have many many Christians at FPY: the owner is a Christian. We have four pastors. We arent talking about God in class. We arent talking about anything other than movement yet we do live our personal lives with God at the center. What are the rays at the top of the "P"? In order: Our style focuses on the physical, mental, emotional, safety and financial aspects of life. People expect a physical change to happen when they walk in the door. After many times of walking in the door, a mental shift happens where people gain space between an action that happens and their reaction to their action. At the same time emotional changes start happening. Women get more ok with being ENOUGH as they are. When this happens, their sex lives explode. We women have hang ups with our bodies thanks to the media. Those hang ups disappear and you really can believe your husband when he says you are the sexiest woman in the world. He married you didnt he! Men get better here too. They seem to really flourish in enjoying moments rather than rushing time. Safety has to do with people becoming more aware of how they feel. You become so observant at knowing your body and what feels normal and when there is something wrong. The Financial aspect is one of our favorites! We spent 18 months in BNI groups learning who was great at different services. We also have many talented business owners as clients If there is any service you need, its simple. Text Denice at 813431-8033 and she can text you who are good in the fields you are asking about. We also teach Financial Peace University Dave Ramsey's program through Grow Life Church. We can help make life easier for you but its very hard work! SO YES! We love the Big "P"!