Amie Petro, E-RYT 500 & CPT
Owner of Flow to Fit Yoga, LLC
Amie began practicing yoga fifteen years ago. After her very first yoga class she experienced an immediate sense of relief and realized that yoga was the answer to a more peaceful, balanced life. In February 2010 she received her 200-hour yoga teacher certification and became registered with Yoga Alliance. In July 2012 she became a
Certified Personal Trainer and Pilates Mat Instructor as well. In 2019 Amie received her 300hr certification from Down Under School of yoga.
She teaches Vinyasa flow-to-fit style classes with strong emphasis on building functional strength and flexibility. A typical class begins with a warm up, then core strengthening, followed by a creative but thoughtful flow through poses. Classes finish with balancing practice and guided relaxation or meditation. The entire practice is centered around building functional strength, correcting muscular imbalances and posture, and improving balance. This not only enables students to perform everyday tasks with ease, but also helps prevent and avoid injuries.
Amie specializes in helping those recovering from an injury, surgery or dealing with chronic pain. She gradually increases the intensity of each workout to build strength slowly and mindfully preventing re-injury and setbacks.
She has attended countless workshops and trainings with a variety of yoga instructors such as David Swenson, Seane Corn, Kathryn Budhig, Tao Porchon-Lynch, Erik Kipp, Shiva Rea, Elena Brower, Gwen Lawrence, Natasha Rizopoulis, Jason Crandell, David Life, Anna Forest, Sadie Nardini, Hala Khouri, Amy Ippoliti, Beryl Bender Birch, Rodney Yee and Mark Whitwell to name a few...
In 2017 she received certification for Traumatic Stress, Healing & Resiliency with Yoga.
Amie is also a member of the Newtown Yoga Festival Volunteer Committee.
In addition to being a dedicated yogi, she enjoys running, hiking, traveling and training in Krav Maga. She has completed a Tough Mudder, Spartan Beast and many other trail runs and races.
Amie believes in treating the whole person; body, mind & spirit and that consistency and support are the two most important factors in achieving and maintaining health and happiness.
Elynor Festa Makowski, RYT 200
Elynor is a 200 Yoga Alliance® Registered Yoga Teacher, a graduate of the Lotus Gardens Yoga School, and a regular yoga practitioner. Her passion for the art of Yoga began in early 2010 with Hatha Yoga when she was no longer content with just participating, she decided to concentrate on teaching and enrolled in a certification program. Since graduation she has gone on to become certified to teach Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Chair Yoga, and Yoga Nidra as well. When not on her mat she enjoys swimming, Pilates, power walking, and hiking with her wonderful husband at many of the lovely nearby parks.