Olin Levitt

Olin Levitt

Olin Levitt Originally from Battle Creek, Michigan, Olin became a proud resident of Salt Lake City in 1979. He enjoys sports and other physical activities and has been practicing yoga since 1968. Olin attended Inbody Academy where he studied yoga under D’ana Baptiste. He is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance and has had extensive mindfulness training through Mindful Schools and Niroga Institute. Olin is currently in Lee Holden’s Qigong Teacher Training program and is on-track to receive certification as a qigong teacher in December of 2016.

Olin is a school psychologist and director of a school-wide yoga and mindfulness program at his middle school in Jordan District. He often conducts workshops and has publications in these areas. He teaches a mindfulness class (“Just Breathe”) to teens on Tuesday evenings at Jordan Family Education Center. Olin is married to Sarah-Elizabeth Levitt, a master yoga teacher who has taught classes at Centered City Yoga since 2007. They love to cook, travel, and practice yoga and qigong together. Olin and Sarah co-teach our Yoga and Qi Flow class on Wednesday nights.

Olin’s Saturday Intro to Yoga class offers students a sampling of many different yoga styles including Taoist forms. His objective is to help participants fall in love with yoga and find their niche. Olin has written an eleven-page document highlighting fundamental yoga concepts that includes a comprehensive list of references. An online copy of this is available to all students.

Yoga Classes

  • Intro to Yoga – A free, fun and friendly class to demystify yoga and bring familiarity to the next class you take.
  • Yoga and Qi Flow – This class is designed to strengthen body, mind, and spirit. Students leave class feeling energized, rejuvenated and centered.

Yoga Schedule

  • Saturdays 11:45am–1:00pm: Intro to Yoga (Free)
  • Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm: Yoga and Qi Flow (Co-taught with Sarah-Elizabeth)

And Some Fun Questions

Who do you consider to be your teachers?
Besides the glaring mistakes I’ve made in life, my most potent teachers have been my parents, those I’ve loved and lost, my children, Alexis and Jack, and Sarah-Elizabeth.

What do you seek to teach your students?
Don’t believe anything I tell you.

Who is your favorite fictional character of all time?
Thomas Covenant

What would your patronus be?
A chickadee