Hi! My name is Fred.  I am a Master Trainer and RYT200 Yoga Instructor through YogaFit.  I have completed the following trainings:  Level 1 (also Level 1 – Integration), 2, 3, 4, and 5 plus Anatomy, Balancing Moods, Healing Emotional and Physical Trauma through Yoga, Kids, Restorative Therapeutics, Seniors, Warrior Kids, YogaBack, YogaFit for Warriors and Yoga Nidra.  Over my years of teaching Yoga at the Tom A. Finch YMCA in Thomasville, NC, my name somehow evolved into “YogaFred.”

I am available to provide certified yoga instruction to athletic groups/teams, corporate groups and individual private sessions.  Please use the “Contact Me” menu above to get in touch with me.  Yoga changed my life and I would love to pass on my knowledge to you!

A little more about me.  I am an athlete turned yogi.   I have competed in triathlons, played ice hockey, USTA tennis and a number of other activities.  My initial experience with Yoga was during my rock climbing days.  I wanted a dynamic means of stretching and I found it.  I fell in love with Yoga almost instantly.  There was a problem though.  I wouldn’t let my mind go.  I fought the mental benefits of Yoga for a couple of years being a stereotypical guy.  When I finally did let go and allow the physical and mental benefits to gel, Yoga fully became a huge part of my life.  I balance my physical body with power and restorative Yoga sequences.   Yoga keeps my body strong and helps prevent injuries so I can enjoy the active lifestyle that I love.  I balance my mind by diving into books to gain knowledge from experts around the world.  Yoga lets my mind rest in the present moment which accentuates each opportunity that I have to enjoy life.  I balance how much I give and take from this world by reflecting on the Yamas and Niyamas daily throughout life situations.

This blog is a space for me to share the meditations, books and other interesting topics that come up as I learn more through my community and individually.  Feel free to comment, ask questions.  Thank you for your time and namaste.


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