Our Story: Why Yoga Pod, Why Gainesville
By: Alex Jarboe
A guiding beacon for us at Yoga Pod in Gainesville is our shared intention. In yoga, having an intention helps guide your energy, your thoughts, and your ability to act off the mat. At Yoga Pod we can be succinctly defined by our intention.
“At Yoga Pod, we commit to breathe first and act second. We cultivate discipline through the rigor, heat, and focus of our practice. Through infectious, positive attitude and culture, we create community and build an impactful tribe. We strive to live in harmony with nature, and our open, compassionate hearts guide us to do the right thing.”
A small group of yogis from Boulder, Colorado, have decided to bring the benefits of yoga to Gainesville, Florida, in ways that currently don’t exist. Dan Carbonell, Daisy Nation, Alex Jarboe, and Rachel Jarboe all individually found Yoga Pod to improve their physical, mental, and spiritual health. Collectively, they have decided to bring the same benefits of yoga that they found at their original yoga studio to the growing Gainesville community. Yoga Pod specializes in beginner yoga, hot yoga, vinyasa yoga (both heated and unheated), and yoga fitness. The system of Yoga Pod allows for all bodies to participate and has a class for everyone. We are here to build your skills yet challenge you along the way.
Additionally, Yoga Pod also has a robust Yoga Alliance-approved 200-hour yoga teacher training for podBASICS and podFLOW, hot yoga training for podHOT, and our fitness training for podFIT.
Dan, COO & 500 E-RYT, spent 7 years at University of Florida getting his undergrad and masters and always wanted to bring Yoga Pod back to his roots. When Daisy told us that she was interested in moving home after a 20-year stint in Colorado, it became clear that Gainesville was going to be home to the next Yoga Pod studio. Daisy, managing partner of Yoga Pod Gainesville, is excited to share the gifts she’s learned with the community that will be created. Rachel, born and raised in Florida, is instrumental in training yogis be better teachers and students and is thrilled to provide the local community an option unseen in the area. Alex, CEO & E-RYT 500, loves gators, to sweat, and to see people become more embodied physically, mentally, and spiritually. The combination of the individual roots and desires has led to a collective movement to bring Yoga Pod to Gainesville. We are excited to see you on the mat!
Our mission is to create a vibrant yoga community where you can transform your body, elevate your mind, and open your heart.
At Yoga Pod we redefine fitness to forge a sustainable and intentional yoga and fitness practice through breath, strength, and sweat.
Our values are to breathe first, cultivate discipline, create community, honor nature, and do the right thing!
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