900 S State Street, Lockport, IL 60441
A Message from Geri and Mary
YinYang YogAfit is our "HEART". It is a space that is welcoming and warm. It's here for you to find your path.
I'm blessed to be surrounded by a truly amazing group of souls, all of whom dedicate their time to spreading the message of mindfulness and health. We share beliefs that life should be lived with joy, gratitude, and a dedication to being present in the moment. Caring and holding space guides our teachings, which are focused on helping our community better connect with their body, mind, spirit and soul. Both the Yin and Yang are part of our studio, as we believe self-care encompasses both fitness and spiritual practices. No matter where you are in your journey., you will find a safe space as we guide with a non-judgmental teaching style encouraging growth through love, commitment and passion.
Geri and Mary
200 HR E-RYT
500 HR YOGA CERTIFICATION
RESTORATIVE YOGA CERTIFICATION
PILATES MAT CERTIFICATION
PERSONAL TRAINING CERTIFICATION
GROUP FITNESS CERTIFICATION
Geri's journey began over 25 years ago when she became certified in Group fitness and Personal Training. Quickly falling in love with her passion to share and build a community of women helping them achieve their personal goals.
In 2013 she found her way to her first yoga class and hasn't left her mat since! She fell in love with her practice,
its connection to her soul, the calmness she experienced in her daily life and the peaceful feeling
that she carried off the mat.
She knew her journey changed and decided to further her education in becoming a Certified Yoga Teacher.
Finishing her 200 Hours in 2017, Geri continues her education by attending workshops, adding
Specialized Certifications, sharing and making space for for you.
Her style is a slow grounding flow, allowing her community to find their space and experience the mind body connection. Geri's heart is slow flow, yin, restorative, nidra with sound healing and meditation.
But don't let that fool you in her fitness classes!
FAMILY is her ALL. Being a wife, mom, gigi, and pup-mom to 3 rescue doggies fills her heart!
When she's not busy, you'll find her making jewelry, soap, and candles.
"Be still, be quiet, and then you will begin to see with the eyes of your heart" Desmond Tutu
RYT 200 Certified
Certified in Barre, Restorative Yoga, Mat Pilates
Physical fitness and living an active lifestyle have always been important to Mary.
She started her journey with Barre 5 years ago, instantly falling in love with the
style of a full body workout using a barre.
She quickly became certified to teach and loves sharing her passion and knowledge with the community.
Outside of the Barre, Mary is a High School Special Education teacher
and enjoys spending time with family and friends
RYT 200 Certified
Joanna was first introduced to yoga in 2014 and immediately fell in love. As a Lockport local,
she naturally found a home at YinYang YogaFit to strengthen her practice and complete her teacher training.
Joanna is continually amazed how yoga has strengthened her body while helping her find more inner peace and serenity during life's everyday moments and struggles. With big energy, fun jams, and a variety of sequences, Joanna strives to create classes that meet her fellow yogis where they are and reward their mind, body, and soul.
When she's not on her mat, you'll find Joanna working from home in her marketing job, walking her pup Jolene,
and hanging out with her loved ones!
Les Mills Certification / Personal Trainer
Anita holds Certifications in
Grit High Intensity Interval Training, Cxworx Core, Pilates Mat, Yoga Flow
and is a NESTA Certified Personal Trainer and CPR certified.
She's a local her in Lockport for 22 years!
Her passion for fitness shows as she teaches and guides her students with customization where needed
An educator by profession with a passion for wellness, Maura loves to learn and help others
Maura's personal experience with yoga let her to earn her RYT 200 with additional specialized training in Restorative Yoga. Whether in movement or stillness, Maura's classes support your growth in your unique yoga practice. Discover a blance of effort and ease, find grounding, build reliclience on your mat and carry it all with you into your everyday life.