Hello world!

Our Why

September 30, 2021

Welcome to our little community at Gainesville Yoga + Pilates. Our hope is that you will find connection, community and strength all in one place. Our vision is that you find a sense of belonging, joy and playfulness with each class you take. To take what you need and leave what you don’t.

Founder, Anisa Perbtani, started taking yoga classes during a stressful time in her life. Below she describes what yoga is like for her.

“The beautiful thing about Kripalu is that the teacher is holding space for you. The tagline of Kripalu is ‘meditation in motion.’ The ideal is to take that skill with you everywhere and every day, to know yourself and be a companion to yourself. I think people are walking around with a baseline anxiety level that is not normal. Everyone has disappointments in life, and the way we hold on to those things and internalize those experiences, they can start to define the way that we move through the world, inform what we give ourselves permission to do. When I started doing yoga, and felt such an immediate benefit from it, I knew I got it. I could hear it, I could see it, I could feel it- and that multi-sensory approach just went into me. That’s the reason why I started teaching- I thought, this is good for me. Yoga is not about just showing up and exercising. it’s about helping clear out what is in your body, the stuff you hold on to that isn’t working anymore, and the patterns that you have around that.”


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