Success Stories

Here’s What People Are Saying About
Winter Garden Yoga

*Results may vary from person to person.

LIZ: She’s Making ‘Me’ Time to Fill Up Her Well

I knew I had to take care of me. I knew I had to get some ‘me’ time.

That’s why I had to fill up the well. If you don’t fill up your well, you have nothing to replenish other people’s needs. You’ve got to fill up the well. All my friends know that on yoga days I’m not going to be around for phone calls and stuff. All my friends support my decision to make my well-being a priority. In fact, my sons are my biggest fans. And you know what? The world kept turning, my kids are still alive, and the dog got fed.

Do you need to fill up your well? Try Winter Garden Yoga. There’s no reason to be on the fence about that decision unless you’re looking for one of those crazy new-age hot yoga places or you want to turn yourself into a pretzel. Those are fads. At WGY, only the real, core principles remain true. They are truly interested in helping people improve their lives.

Winter Garden Yoga is here to help you fill up your well.

JUNE: No Pain Gave Her So Much Gain

My posture changed in about six months since I started at Winter Garden Yoga. And the best part was at my last check-up when my doctor said, ‘You’re not shrinking! You’re doing good.’ I was so excited to hear such great news. Then she asked me, ‘What are you doing?’ I said, ‘I’m going to Winter Garden Yoga.’ That’s when my doctor said, ‘That’s the best thing!’

Winter Garden Yoga is so different because they care. They care about people. At WGY, there’s no pain. The best thing is that my back is so much better. I was bedridden for three months from lifting weights.

No more weights. My yoga hour is mine. Every time I hear about somebody who needs help, I invite them to come to class with me. But they always have an excuse. To that I say, ‘Don’t let anything stop you, because it will be the best decision you’ve ever made.’

NELL: Winter Garden Yoga Makes Her Feel Peaceful and Calm

My back muscles are stronger. I’m more flexible and my balance has improved beyond my expectations. But the benefits keep coming. I feel welcomed and accepted in the studio. I feel so much encouragement. I feel peaceful and calm.

Positive words are so important for improving my confidence. At Winter Garden Yoga, I always hear phrases such as, “don’t push to pain,” “your technique is more important than how deep the pose,” and “pat yourself on the back for showing up to yoga.” I have a better outlook on life because of WGY.

The instructors at Winter Garden Yoga are making such a difference. Plus, I’m a VIP at Winter Garden Yoga, which is a wonderful experience that adds to my quality of life. I’m so thankful for Winter Garden Yoga.

SUE: She Felt Welcomed from Day One

Since the first day I walked into Winter Garden Yoga, I have always felt so welcomed. I have never felt like I couldn’t do this. The instructors at WGY pay attention to all their students. They walk through the room offering guidance to make sure you are doing the poses correctly and safely.  

Joining Winter Garden Yoga has been a wonderful experience. No matter how tired I am at the end of my workday, I never feel like it’s a chore to go to yoga. Everybody at WGY knows you by name and they take the time to speak with you and make sure my goals are being met.

If you are not sure about whether to join and become a VIP member, I say give it a try. You won’t be disappointed. We only live once and how we treat our bodies is so important! Keep an open mind when you enter the doors to your yoga experience at Winter Garden Yoga. Enjoy!

LINDA: Winter Garden Yoga’s ‘No Pain’ Philosophy Caught Her Eye

At first, it was Winter Garden Yoga’s philosophy of ‘no pain’ and ‘beginners are experts’ that caught my eye. I admit I had never been interested in yoga before. I always thought it was too slow and not enough cardio for me. I scheduled a class and I began my new yoga journey. I was hooked! I then became a VIP and never looked back. The studio made me feel like I am a real part of the community.

Since I started yoga, I have noticed that there are many areas of my body that have
firmed up. My joint and hip pain has decreased. The big surprise is how flexible I have become even at my age. All the yoga poses are always explained and demonstrated in-depth. I appreciate the time and effort the instructors take to ensure that everyone fully gets it.

Try Winter Garden Yoga. You will not regret the decision. With WGY you will never just be another client. You will be a part of the WGY family. I look forward to every yoga class and cannot wait to go back.

BOBBIE: She Is Now More Positive About Dealing with Life

There are so many benefits I’m feeling as a result of sticking to my commitment to a regular yoga practice. I am more toned. I had back issues from a car accident years ago and I no longer have that pain in my lower back. I am more positive about dealing with life.

But there’s more: WGY has taught me to live in the moment, which is definitely the remedy for my depression and anxiety. I have learned so much that goes along with each yoga pose. I live a more content and peaceful life. I thank the instructors at Winter Garden Yoga because they have made such a positive impact on my life. They teach me something new each time I come to the mat. I also feel like I have made great friendships at WGY. I have formed relationships here that have changed my life.

Here’s my message to anybody who’s thinking of trying WGY: ‘Get off the fence! WGY has truly changed my body, mind, and spirit. It has been a beautiful journey and I look forward to the future. Learn to put yourself first for a change. You will be so thankful you did!’

BERNYE: Winter Garden Yoga Makes Her Stronger Inside and Out

Every time I go to Winter Garden Yoga, I get stronger. Winter Garden Yoga is a part of my life. It’s been a godsend for me, a miracle.

I really like the instructors at WGY because they are very in tune with their students and they are in tune with helping people. I’ve been to a lot of other studios before and I didn’t find that. That was not where the instructors were coming from. They were into the poses, but they weren’t interested in me personally. At Winter Garden Yoga, none of the instructors belittled me for coming out of a pose when I needed a break. Their emphasis is always on how the pose feels instead of how the pose looks.

I would recommend anyone go to Winter Garden Yoga once and try it. Give it a chance because I think you’ll find it’s exactly what you’re looking for. I thought I’d never be free of the pins and needles running down my left leg and they are gone. Winter Garden Yoga truly changed my life.

SUSAN: She Gained the Strength to Stop Her Migraine Headaches

I made the commitment to feeling healthier, then I went online and did some research for a yoga studio where I could find instructors who would take the time to explain the moves and poses.  I didn’t want a yoga studio that expected participants to know everything walking in the first time. Also, because my work schedule can be crazy, I needed to find classes that I could attend at different times during the week. Winter Garden Yoga was that studio.

The benefits have been so many. I’ve been a life-long migraine sufferer, and since joining WGY I’ve learned how to work my muscles and joints to help relieve the stress that triggers my headaches. My posture has really improved. I find myself standing more upright with my shoulders down instead of pulled up toward my ears. I’m sleeping better, too!

What do I like most about WGY? The instructors, without a doubt. They truly care about the students, and they make sure we are all in a good place mentally and physically when we’re in class. There is no judgment nor criticism, just great people helping others to learn how to be healthy in a safe way.

No matter what frame of mind I’m in when I head to yoga, I always feel great when I leave. So, jump over to the WGY side. It took me a while to get there myself, but I’m so glad I did. I feel stronger, healthier and more knowledgeable about how to work with my own body to stay that way. Winter Garden Yoga is awesome!

MARCELLA: Thanks to WGY, She’s Running Again

My acupuncturist told me that the instructors at Winter Garden Yoga taught yoga that focused on technique. I was told they would take the time to help make sure I did the poses correctly so my body posture would improve, my muscles would strengthen, and I would have a good chance of returning to the full physical capabilities I had in the past.

They were right! I am walking up to two miles a day again. I can run six blocks in the rain. My hips are opening. I feel stronger and the time I now spend dealing with pain is minimal.

I like everything about Winter Garden Yoga. The instructors are so helpful and show an interest in me as well as everyone else who attends the classes. I was pleasantly surprised to receive emails and phone calls from Karen checking in on my progress. When you join WGY, you get a family of professionals who care about you and your health. Plus, you get a full package deal as a VIP of Winter Garden Yoga! So, you have nothing to lose. Try it out!

MARTY: Yoga Gives Her Mental and Physical Strength Every Time

I really enjoy the mental and physical strength I gain each time I attend class. The instructors are never on auto-pilot and are always coming up with new and interesting poses and tips on how to gain more flexibility and strength.

Those are two things I like best about Winter Garden Yoga. I also like the messages – ‘never push to pain,’ ‘breathe,’ and ‘meditate to feel safe, secure, and happy.’ They always remind you that each time you come to practice yoga it can be different because our bodies are feeling different every day.

Oh, and one more thing: I see you all trying to peek in the window. Come in and you will feel welcome. You can practice and learn at your own pace and you will never feel you have to keep up with anyone. You only need to please yourself to meet your goals.

SANDRA: The Gym Didn’t Work for Her, But Winter Garden Yoga Did

I had been going to a big box gym for several years and met with a trainer once per week. I spent a lot of money on training sessions and I was getting the opposite results that I was looking for. When I saw this happening, I realized I was throwing my money away. So, I decided to search for a yoga studio in the area. I wanted to do lower impact exercise that incorporated more stretching.

That’s when I found Winter Garden Yoga. Although I was a little nervous during my first class, it was such a positive experience that I knew this was exactly where I wanted to be. I signed up for a membership right away and started going twice per week. Within a couple of weeks, I was no longer taking Advil or Aleve every day for my neck, back, and shoulder pain. I sleep great at night and I can move my neck without pain. My knees no longer hurt, and I can walk upstairs without holding onto the rail. Even the upper back/shoulder pain that I had for years was gone. I am amazed!

Feeling good affects every aspect of your life, and I’m much happier and have a better outlook on life now because my stress level is lower. I can take longer walks and chase my dog up and down the stairs when we are playing.

I can have a very stressful day at work, go to WGY, and leave feeling completely centered, calm, and ready for the next day. Brian, Karen, and the other instructors truly care about every person that walks in the door. They want to make sure I’m reaching the goals that I have set for myself, so they check in to see how I’m doing and offer help in any way they can. I always follow their recommendation to leave everything at the door when I walk in. This always makes the yoga studio a calming influence for me.

I’m so happy I made the investment in myself, my health, and my future. Give Winter Garden Yoga a try. Believe in yourself and know that you can do this.


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