Get to Know YITH Instructor and Co-Owner Bridget Fujioka

Bridget Fujioka is the co-owner of Yoga in the Heights, and she currently teaches Yoga Basics and Restorative Yoga.

Introduced to yoga 12 years ago, Bridget hasn’t looked back. Through yoga she found a calm and acceptance never before experienced. From that first year she knew she would become a yoga teacher and be able to have a place others could also use as a sanctuary. It took some time and several detours, but everything has fallen into place.

​She received her 200 hour teacher training from Bright Spirit and has studied Restorative Yoga at Yoga Works. She is so grateful for the opportunity to share yoga with her community. What makes her most happy is being able to impart any fraction of the teachings of yoga that have transformed her life to others. To her the smallest things can be the most profound. When not involved with yoga she spends her days playing with her son Ayden and husband George.

Q&A with Bridget

Where are you from?
Wantagh, NY, Long Island

What is your favorite yoga pose and why?
Reclined Baddha Konasana because it feels so friggin’ good.

What style do you teach?
Vinyasa and Restorative

Describe your perfect day.
Spending the whole day out walking with my husband and kids and seeing where the day takes us, but eating will definitely be involved.

How many tattoos do you have?

What is your favorite book?
Depends on my mood, but I have probably read Jane Eyre and The Chronicles of Narnia the most amount of times.

What’s your favorite meal?
Whole wheat pasta with spinach, sundried tomatoes, cannellini beans and tons of garlic.

What’s your favorite restaurant in Jersey City?
Ibby’s Falafel

Favorite song lyrics?
Whatever it is, they are probably the wrong words but right now since I have a three-year-old. The Muppets “Life’s a Happy Song”:

“Everything is great
Everything is grand
I got the whole wide world in the palm of my hand
Everything is perfect
It’s falling into place
I can’t seem to wipe this smile off my face
Life’s a happy song, when there’s someone by my side to sing along”

Best song for one’s workout playlist?
For running, Bad Boy Bill’s “Bangin in London Volume 2”

What song gets you motivated in the morning?
“Oh What a Beautiful Morning”, the Glenn Miller version

What was your first concert?
With my parents, The Doobie Brothers. The first concert on my own was after waiting outside for tickets from Ticketmaster at Coconuts Green Day

What’s your favorite season?