Welcome to True North Yoga & Fitness. We are all to have you here!

Unsure if this is the place for you?

We are a community comprised of YOU; every - body, every age, every ability level, every make and model. 

Whether you are puzzled by the poses or can wrap your leg around your neck, whether your goals are flexibility, strengthening, weight loss or injury recovery we got you covered! 

Come. Do your best. When you are tired rest. We teach to heal, inspire change and help you smile all the while improving your health and flexibility!

Move like you've never moved before, free your mind of needless worry. You can do it - we'll help you -  feel better than you ever thought possible today!  

WHAT TO KNOW...​

  • Every class we offer delivers fast results
  • Every class we offer delivers a full body work out.
  • Every class we offer is appropriate for every-body; all ages, ability levels, all body types no matter the condition!
  • Every class has new students - you will be in great company!
  • We offer a variety of strength training, stretching & classes to calm your mind. Everything you need to feel balanced in one spot.
  • All of our instructors are fully certified; Our owner 20 years experience with healing bodies.
  • You will feel challenged during class – everyone does! Simply do your best. Rest when you are tired. then get back up. Keep going.
  • Most of our classes are heated - this allows more comfort in your body, faster results in your practice.
  • Improvement happens quickly when you commit to a steady practice.
  • Our team of instructors will guide you, always with compassion and respect. It’s also helpful to realize in class everyone’s focus is internal – they are working too hard on themselves to even notice you. No need to feel self conscious.
FAQ
How should I prepare for my first session?
  • You do not need to sign up in advance, but plan to arrive 15-20 minutes before class. This will give you time to register, change and become used to your surroundings
  • Dress as if you were going to the beach - light, fitted exercise clothing works best. Don't worry about your shoes - you'll be doing your class barefoot!
  • Avoid eating just before class. Some people need to have a little something in their belly (such as a piece of fruit or energy bar). Do what you think is best based on past fitness experiences. 
  • Be well hydrated! The more water you can work into your daily schedule the better you will feel - yoga or not! Plan to drink more water after. 
  • Come to class with an open mind. Be ready TO LAUGH a little, may be cry a bit, to sweat a lot & feel fantastic. 
  • Take your second class within 24 hours. You will by pass much of the soreness you'd experience otherwise. 
  • Make up your mind to take 10 classes as quickly as possible - take advantage of the whole unlimited 30 days of classes you have on your intro -  then no one will have to tell you how good this place is for you!
  • If you have a yoga mat - bring it along with a large towel & bottle of water. If you forget anything we have them to loan you your first class, for rent/purchase there after. 
Water- How Much and When?

LOTS! We recommend drinking 1-2 liters of water a day, every day. On days you work out we recommend you double that. Remember to hydrate before class as what you drink will take 30-45 min to absorb into your body. During class take sips, do your best not to guzzle - keep your belly empty and energy in your body. Post class we recommend to rehydrate with electrolytes, a pinch of sea salt in your water, with coconut water or with one of our fresh pressed juices. A cold popsicle after class will bring you back to life too!  

How often should I practice?

As often as you can. As regular as you can.

For great results, we recommend you practice three times per week. For life changing results, practice 4-6 days per week. If you only have time for a class every once in a while - COME. Any yoga is better than no yoga, and as your schedule clears up, your body loosens up you will find time to come more often. We recommend you take a variety of the class styles we offer to create both strength and flexibility in your body. We also recommend to come - on the days when you really don't want to, These are the days you will find the biggest break throughs - and notice how much better you feel after!

 

Do I need any supplements in my diet?

Everyone is different – it is a matter of listening to your body and knowing that it is OK to move at your own pace. As you get fit, often times your body will go through a bit of a detox - right before you enjoy a new found energy. Feeling sluggish, dizzy or even nauseous during or after the class you may simply be dehydrated or mineral deficient.

We recommend drinking plenty of water,  & electrolytes for a perfect ratio of sodium and potassium to keep your muscles healthy. Cold pressed juices work great in bringing back energy, too!

Can I lose weight?
  • YES! Whenever you are moving your body, you are burning calories & boosting your metabolism. In a 90 minute Bikram yoga class you can burn between 350-500 calories. In an IHP class each 4 minute set is equal to 30 minutes of running on the treadmill. All of our classes create an 'after burn' effect boosting your metabolism for hours after you leave class. 
  • With a regular practice you'll feel better about your body, you’ll begin to make better food choices. Your cravings for sugar, salt and caffeine will decrease, and you’ll eat less junk – good news for your waistline!
  • Muscle weighs more than fat so we recommend taking your measurements - instead of focusing on the scale. Take a picture of yourself the first day of your intro - 30 days later compare!
Can I start right away?

YES! YES! YES! You can come to any class, any day of the week!

Should I eat before class?

Don’t eat within 3 hours of the start of class.

How early do I need to arrive for my first class?

Arrive 15 – 20 minutes before your first class. This gives us time for registration, to show you around and for you to feel comfortable with the studio. 

Do I have to get in shape before I can come to class?

NO. Our classes are designed for any age, ability, any-body regardless of current condition. Simply show up, do your best and plan for a regular practice. Every day, in every way, you will feel better in your body - more clear in your mind. Results happen very fast. 

How soon should I take my second class?
  • We recommend that you take your second class right away - within 24 hours. 
  • By coming right back, you will bypass much of the soreness you’d otherwise experience. Your body will start to understand the healing process & flexibility/strength will increase rapidly.
What do I need to bring to my first class?
  • Yourself - Just show up.
  • If you have a yoga mat, yes, bring it along with a large bath towel, and drinking water. *We also have these items available at the studio on loan for your first visit; for rent/purchase thereafter. 
  • We also have full shower facilities, bottled beverages & retail for sale on site. Everything you need is here!

TESTIMONIALS

“My favorite place. Where I get grounded and recharged. The instructors here are all fantastic !!! “

MN - Rutland Town

“Just one class - that’s all it took. I’m hooked!”

PC - Lake George

“With all the craziness of the past week, its my love for my yoga studio, True North yoga and fitness and the classes they ofer that will help! My hope is to get there tonight, clear my mind and the detoxification of my body always does me good!”

BDC - Rutland City

“I’m so pumped!!! I’ve wanted to study massage and yoga in Thailand for years now!b And you’re bringing all of this right to me! Thank you for offering such great workshops and classes here in our own back yard!”

TNY Student 2018

“With all the stress of daily life & family pressure, I started to notice I was out of balance - then what I realized that what I was cutting out were my yoga classes. I never thought I would be so impacted by hot yoga classes but it’s true! Its not just amazing for my body, but my mind as well! Come hell or high water I will never leave this out of my schedule again. A steady practice, and the warmth of the True North yoga community always gets me through. Thank you TNY Family for being there for me and carrying me through!”

BC - Mendon

“Starting this Thanksgiving with a clear mind and body! Thankful to have found my yoga studio and family. A place where I can clear my mind and not hurt my body by putting strain on my joints. Avoiding joint replacements like a champ one day at a time!”

TNY Student 2018

“Michelle is an amazing instructor. Great workout for your core. I cross fit and the classes that are taught at True North are definitely a nice add to my training! Looking forward to being here more! “

TT - Rutland City

“I have taken two Inferno Hot Pilates classes at True North yoga and fitness this week and I LOVED them! High intensity cardio and lots of abs! Teachers were fantastic!!

BMD - Rutland

“I have taken two Inferno Hot Pilates classes at True North yoga and fitness this week and I LOVED them! High intensity cardio and lots of abs! Teachers were fantastic!!

BMD - Rutland

“Flow yoga, chicken dinner & some perfect chocolate chip cookies to end the night. Those that are looking to clear their minds and have an awesome workout head down to True North yoga and fitness - catch any class and you will feel fantastic!”

TNY student - 2018

“Sharing an accomplishment: Yesterday I did crow pose and went directly into plank from crow. 😉 Feeling proud and feeling supported to go beyond what I thought I could do. Thank you Stefanie & True North yoga and fitness for always holding space from and the amazing people in this community!”

AL - Chittenden

“This week I started a new adventure with hot yoga & pilates!! I have to say as much as I am sore, I absolutely love the way I feel after class!!! Off for a fun weekend then I will be back at it Monday. Thank you for supporting me TNY&F!”

TNY student - 2018

“In addition to healing an injury, the hot room helps heal my mind too. I do not think my flexibility would be as far along since surgery if it weren't for this studio and all of the teacher’s guidance. Don’t let the heat scare you, the initial discomfort melts into comfort and into a gratifying practice. Namaste.”

TN - 2018

"Bikram Beats rocks! 26 poses with music changes the whole experience. This is a great addition to an already awesome studio!"

AD - Pittsford, VT

"Five stars. Love this place."

TR - Rutland City, VT

"I have taken two inferno Pilates classes this week and I loved them!  High intensity cardio and lots of abs! Teachers were fantastic."

BM - Mendon, VT

"Best thing I did was try this studio over 5 years ago. I had never done yoga and I was hooked from the first day! The teachers are amazing and the environment is friendly and warm! Definitely give it a try. What do you have to loose? Nothing - you have everything to gain!" 

HK - Rutland 

"Inferno Hot Pilates has been my go to work out since I was told I was going to need a hip replacement in 1-2 years. I had painful bone spurs that were cutting my hip and making it terrible to move much less work out. My plan was - well - lets get our muscles strong so when the time comes recovery would be easier! Never did I imagine that by activating my glutes, that helped keep my joints on track that I could reverse this condition completely! Not only did the XRays show no degeneration, there is only one bone spur left!!! From the doctor, no see ya in 6 months, or a year - it was, well, call me if you need me??!! and keep doing what you are doing. Its working! So thankful for the instructors who are always giving me new suggestions and modifications!!"
HK - Rutland 
"Class was awesome, Liz! Exactly what I've been looking for up here. Booking more classes now! Thank you" 
KH - Killington