Vibe Yoga offers free trauma-informed yoga classes for military and first responders
Yoga classes for seniors, children, teenagers and Stand-Up Paddle Board are offered in addition to traditional yoga classes at the studio that opened in May
By: Vibe Yoga
Vibe Yoga offers more than 20 classes weekly, including restorative, gentle, chair, all levels, power, yin, mat Pilates, group meditation, kids, mommy and me, yoga for athletes, teens and kids, and Warrior trauma-informed yoga for the military and first responders. Stand-up Paddle Board yoga is available at locations throughout Southwest Florida, as well as unique events such as a free community yoga for grief, private yoga, book club, yoga for mental wellness and power lunch express. A tearoom, with products, accessories, beverages and snacks encourages participants to mingle.
"The benefits of yoga are needed now more than ever in this COVID era," said Lindsay Smith, founder of Vibe Yoga. "Most of us are living in a state of 'Fight or Flight' with highly activated nervous systems. By introducing yoga to the body and mind, we are attempting to activate the 'Rest and Digest' state of our nervous systems, which is a healthier state. As a result, we offer classes specifically intended for people to try yoga regardless of body size, age, mobility, injury, history or physical and emotional challenges."
"I am a mom of four with another on the way, a military spouse and very passionate about being involved in our community," Smith says. "My love for yoga came about after saying goodbye to the hospitality industry after more than 20 years. During my course work, I began to realize how yoga benefits much of the community, but also the military population, first responders and individuals with trauma. Helping these individuals soon became my number one passion."
Other classes are offered Monday through Saturday. Private sessions, yoga retreats, class packs and monthly memberships are available. Discounts are available for veterans, members of the military, first responders and students. For more information about Vibe Yoga and its specialties, visit www.vibeyogaswfl.com or email VibeYogaSWFL@