Today’s blog post is a guest post by Laura Hoff, one of our ALL-STAR Way Of Life Boot Camp members, and someone who is thrilled to be bringing a BRAND NEW type of body/mind training to us at Way Of Life Boot Camp in Oceanside, Ca!
Thanks Laura! We can’t wait!
Author: Laura Hoff
Hey Way Of Life Bootcampers!!!!
I am soooo excited to introduce you to a new amazing class that will be coming soon to the Way of Life bootcamp!
I want to give you a little background on the class, what it is, how I got involved with it, and how it ties in with Way of Life’s mind, body, and spirit theory.
This powerful, positive, high intensity workout is called Inten-Sati.
Pronounced Inten(like intention) and Sati(sah-tee).
It means: mindful intention.
It was created by a fitness guru, Patricia Moreno, in NYC back in 2001. Patricia is author of the book “The Inten-Sati Method: The Seven Secret Principles to Thinner Peace.”
She created this practice after realizing over many years of her own struggle with weight loss, that once she finally got to the weight she wanted, surprisingly she still was not happy with herself.
She knew there was just one missing piece to this puzzle, but she couldn’t put her finger on it and she was on a mission to find out what it was. She eventually found her way to a Tony Robbin’s event, and as they were doing an exercise on the beach, simply chanting the words “All I need is within me now”, she had this lightening bolt idea!
To create a workout that combines spoken affirmations and exercise. This class not only is training your body, but it’s training your mind at the same time. This is the piece of the puzzle that will create lasting results.
It is in this class that we are taught the tools to use in everyday life of how to be more mindful and aware of what’s going on within ourselves.
This class will leave you feeling empowered, happier, healthier, and more confident.
Patricia’s classes have had others have huge mental breakthroughs, to the point where they could not hold their tears back in class. It has given others the confidence to leave unhealthy, loveless relationships, inspire others to start the book they always wanted to write, start a new business, get a new job, overcome weight issues, anxiety and depression.
What others felt is the experience of relief. When we are constantly criticizing or trying to fix ourselves, it brings up negative feelings. When you start doing the affirmations and the movements of this class, it alters your body and the state that you’re in. When you’re able to get rid of those old ways of thinking, you gain more of yourself and you stop competing and comparing.
This class really is a powerful force for positive change and I am SO excited to be able to bring this to the Way of Life Community.
The classes are from the new “Love in Action” series that just came out a few months ago. This class will teach us how to activate self love so you can start living a life you love in a body you love!
I stumbled upon this class back in August of 2012.
At the time, I was not someone who worked out consistently at all. I wasn’t ever really overweight, but I was far from being healthy. I ate whatever I wanted and if I did workout, I barely even broke a sweat.
I knew it was time I needed to get a gym membership, so I found a gym close by and ended up joining. I looked at the class schedule for that night and I said “Inten-sati” listed.
I read the description and I just remember it said something about positive affirmations so I decided to take it. This was the first class I ever took where the instructor stood up in the front of the room and shared deeply on a topic and how it applied in her life. It was almost like a 12 step meeting at the gym!
Next began a short meditation where we set our intentions for class. Then the music got pumpin’ and the high intensity workout began! At first I thought it was a little weird to be shouting out these affirmations, but I gave it a whirl.
I’m so glad I did, because there’s just something about vocalizing these affirmations while getting your heart rate pumped up. I was hooked after my first class, and went back every week since. As I mentioned earlier, I wasn’t someone who was ever really consistent with working out.
Because I had this class as my new foundation in the fitness world, it gave me the courage and confidence to take on things I never thought possible. I signed up for my first Spartan race in 2012 and made the commitment to do one a year after that. The relationships in my life started getting better.
I had the confidence to leave a job I wasn’t really growing at anymore, and landed a job in center city Philadelphia for one of the best dentists in the city. I totally attribute all of these successes to my weekly inten-sati practice.
I eventually found the class being taught other places, so I got to take it 2-3x/wk! I was so inspired by how much change a class could possibly bring, so I got certified to teach the class myself. One of the biggest gifts I got from this was that it gave me the courage to follow my dream to move to CA.
The second part of my dream is to be able to bring this amazing practice to the West Coast. It’s slowly making its way over here. Patricia is now starting to fly into LA to teach a class once a month so this practice is getting more exposure here.
If you’re interested in checking it out, she will be teaching November 20th, 6pm, at Naam Yoga in Santa Monica.
Once I got to CA and got my own place, I knew I had to find my new fitness “home.”
I wanted a high intensity workout so I decided to look up bootcamps on groupon. I got a couple of groupons and was going to try 3 different bootcamps before I chose which one I would go with.
Way of Life was the first one I tried and let me just say, I didn’t even use the other groupons because I knew right away Way of Life Boot Camp was my new home.
I saw right away how it just wasn’t a workout. It was more than that. I couldn’t put my finger on it at first, but the feeling I got when I was there made my decision in staying.
I knew from the Inten-sati class and my prior experiences working out that the body can do anything, it’s the mind that gives up. At WOL, we get the mind-set coaching that allows us to keep pushing forward to our goals and to never give up on ourselves.
I’m SO beyond excited to integrate this new class to the Way of Life Boot Camp community and hope it brings as much happiness, courage, confidence, peace and joy to you as it has for me!
Feel free to check out this short video that gives you a sneak peak of what the class is like:
Also, follow “Patricia Moreno” on Facebook to read her inspiring posts and watch her videos!
Stay tuned for an upcoming schedule of when classes will start!
More info on Patricia, the creator of IntenSati:
Patricia on IG: patriciamoreno33