At the Fit-Yoga, we believe that the practice of yoga is key to vitality and mobility. Yoga is the essential piece for any level of fitness
as it teaches balance, coordination, strength through stability, and the ability to relax and focus.
Fit-Yoga, located in Springfield, IL, operates within the Springfield Wellness Center and is led by Francy Cobern. Her training has included Yin Yoga, Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Yoga Nidra, Restorative and Chair Yoga with attention to alignment and individual needs and accessibility. She has taught a wide variety of students from beginners to advanced.
Prior to embarking on a Yoga career, Francy was a corporate road warrior, marketing and selling laboratory equipment across the country. Her retirement from this hectic life in 2011 enabled her to follow her yoga passion. Having practiced yoga for more than 15 years, she began teaching yoga at the local YMCA in 2014, and completed the 200-hour yoga instructor course at Clayton Yoga in 2015. She is registered with Yoga Alliance as an RYT 200 and has completed a variety of continuing education workshops focusing on yoga for those 40 and older. She continues to teach yoga classes at the YMCA, at a local country club, in her home yoga studio in Springfield, IL, and is available to lead private or semi-private yoga classes at homes or businesses.
Yoga has helped her with relaxation, relief of shoulder and back pain, and maintenance of strength and flexibility. As an instructor, she enjoys sharing the benefits of yoga with others, helping them to experience the connection of breath and body, approaching each pose with an open heart and a quiet mind.
Her training has included Yin Yoga, Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Yoga Nidra, Restorative and Chair Yoga with attention to alignment and individual needs and accessibility. She has taught a wide variety of students from beginners to advanced. She strives to tailor her classes to specific needs, especially those of baby boomers. Her recent studies at Soul of Yoga, in Encinitas, CA, have equipped her with additional skills to assist students with special needs, such as recovery from joint replacement or issues of degenerative diseases.
When not practicing or teaching yoga, Francy is a Master Gardener and especially loves working at the Dana Thomas House in Springfield, IL, as a gardener volunteer. She also enjoys being a mother, a bonus-mom, and a grandmother.