Welcome to PIES Fitness Yoga Studio
PIES Fitness is a health and wellness anchor for the West End neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. A variety of fitness programs such as Zumba, Boot Camp and Kick Boxing are joined by yoga programs such as Yoga Therapy, Prenatal, Vinyasa, and My Body Don’t Bend That Way, among many others, are offered on a regular basis to all age groups of the community with the inclusive philosophy of “Yoga for Every Body.” Practitioners and teachers alike find a safe, happy and healthy home studio at PIES including teachers who return after completing the PIES 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program. The health and well being of our community is important and PIES is a pioneering leader in the community.
Welcome Dontae Hamlett, PIES Fitness newest Capoeira instructor!
Dontae began training in capoeira at the age of 29 against his doctor’s orders, fearing that he was too old to start such a physically demanding sport. The concern stemmed from Dontae being technically physically handicapped, as he was born with a clubbed left foot. Six years later however, Dontae, aka Rasta (Hasta) in the capoeira world, is the “Monitor,” skipping two cords (belts) as he has progressed, making him the highest ranked practitioner within his capoeira group.
With a background in martial arts, music, dance, fitness and education, Rasta has taught countless capoeira classes throughout the Greater DC Metro area under the instruction and guidance of Master Bomba, through the capoeira group Barro Vermelho. Rasta’s passion is to grow in capoeira, within himself and throughout his community, and to be an example that anyone can become a skilled Capoeirista by removing the limitations of the mind.
Sundays at 12:45pm at Trade Center
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