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Welcome to Synergy

Hello and welcome to Synergy, where for over a decade we have been passionately pursuing our mission--to help our clients chart their own unique personal paths to wellness. Synergy is the first studio of its kind in the Cookeville area--a true mind/body studio, designed to be free from judgments, expectations and competition.

Our focus is on mind/ body disciplines, or techniques that clear our busy minds by asking us to focus on our breath, pay attention, and carefully control our bodies. This mindfulness, focus, and precision inevitably bring about marked results in our physique. They also bring myriad holistic results, including improvements in concentration, focus, agility, balance, posture, stamina, and mental/physical endurance... just to name a few. 

Joseph Pilates once said, "physical fitness is the first requisite to happiness." Although it may be debatable whether physical fitness itself is in fact the FIRST requisite to happiness, it is undeniable that reaching our optimum level of health, wellness and vitality adds to our enjoyment of everyday life, and it provides a practical ability to function productively within our bodies. 

Whether you are a seasoned athlete, someone who is recovering from injury or illness, or someone beginning your practice for the very first time, Synergy will work, together with you, to develop the right approach for you personally. Mind/body disciplines vary, as do personalities, and at Synergy we pledge to bring any and all of our resources to bear on finding the ideal program for you - one that not only suits your personality, but one that takes your individual needs into consideration, and fits appropriately into your lifestyle; one that you look forward to, rather than dread. One that is powerful enough to show physical results, but calm enough to bring rest and stillness when needed.

We offer a diverse schedule of regular weekly programming, as well as special events, workshops and guest teachers. Our in-house staff features the most talented, well-trained and experienced professionals in our region. We know you'll find something you love at Synergy!

Fall is for Renewal

Fall is a season of change & transformation. Leaves fall to the ground to nourish the soil for new growth. Make this fall a time for your own personal renewal—discover anew or renew your commitment to your mind/body practice at Synergy! Start the month by doing yoga and meditating for Puerto Rico hurricane relief. Then, come in and support the Emerging Artists of Cookeville High School as they display their work for Art Prowl. Get your Yin on at a one-time pop-up Monday class. Get started on your yoga or Pilates journey at our Saturday Intro Classes on the 18th. Meditators will have an opportunity to connect with their sense of gratitude this month. You can bring a friend or family member for BOGO Turkey Day Vinyasa. New Pilates students can get started on the equipment in our new Foundations semi-private group. Our regular weekly schedule is still rich with opportunities including all your ongoing favorites, plus an early bird yoga option, M-F lunchtime weekday classes, a Sunday afternoon Pilates mat class, and a Yoga Basics option for both morning and evening folk.

Vets attend classes for FREE in November!

This month, we are pleased to participate in a special nation-wide project to offer free classes to Veterans! And we at Synergy also want to extend this benefit to all active duty military, too! Please help us by sharing the word with anyone you know who might be interested. The offer is for any of our regularly scheduled weekly mat classes (regularly priced $12), including yoga, Pilates mat, meditation, and strength! This project was founded by artist, photographer, and yogi, Robert Sturman. To learn more about Robert, this project, and to view his incredible work, visit www.robertsturmanstudio.com.

Community Day is Sunday, November 5

To benefit the Monterey Lion’s Club Disaster Relief Team

On the first Sunday of the month, we open our doors to the entire community and offer donation-based classes (give what you can). This allows everyone an opportunity to share in the practice of yoga, and it provides support for hard-working local non-profit causes. So come on in and help us help them shine the light of love! The yoga class style varies from month to month, depending upon the teacher. All levels welcome. No experience necessary.

The Monterey Lions Club Disaster Response Team is a 501c3 nonprofit organization made up of volunteers who travel to the scene of community disasters to help people affected by tragedy. They do whatever is needed, such as repairs of roofs or fences or getting food, water and medical supplies to people in need.  The group recently provided relief in Houston and Florida after hurricane devastation, and they are currently working in Puerto Rico to provide assistance in the wake of Hurricane Maria. They respond to an average of 14 disasters per year. The team’s funding is completely donation-based. All donations help pay for gas, supplies and equipment used in to assist victims of disasters. For more information, visit their Facebook page. To donate directly, text the word “ASSIST” to 40403 and follow the instructions.

Synergy Hosts the ART Prowl!

Friday, Nov. 10 from 12-8 p.m. & Saturday, Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

ART Prowl is Cookeville, TN's annual 2-day, free, mostly walkable art tour. Prowlers get the opportunity to meet 30+ local artists in studios, galleries and other locations in the Historic WestSide district and downtown. The event also includes demonstrations, kids' activities, and ART Prowl specials at local shops, cafes and pubs. Media: Clay, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Painting/Drawing, Print-making, Sculpture and Wood. ART Prowl supports local artists, businesses and art education, and integrates art into our community. Synergy will act as a pop-up gallery, hosting Faye Watts and the Emerging Artists of CHS. We are honored to host them in our space! Come on out, share in the fun & festivities, and support local artists at this popular hometown event! 

***Please note that the 9:30 and Noon classes will not meet on Friday, Nov 10 due to this event***

BOGO Turkey Day Vinyasa

Thursday, November 23 @ 9 a.m.

Join Nicole Pugh, RYT for this special Thanksgiving Day Vinyasa (flow yoga) class before you gobble up the turkey! And its BOGO! Buy One Get One FREE--Use your class package to attend or walk-in for $12, and you can bring a friend or family member for FREE! 60 min. All levels welcome. Sign up here!

Intro to Hatha Yoga

Saturday, November 18 @ 9:00 a.m.

Are you intrigued about yoga but don't know where to start? This 90 min class is designed for beginners and is the perfect introduction to some of the foundational concepts of western yoga. You will learn about proper posture, and the four basic movements for a healthy spine, which will be done seated, standing, and even lying down. You'll learn a basic yoga breathing technique that can be used anywhere anytime, to help you focus, relax, and oxygenate your body. Learn how to connect movement to breath using short simple movements. Students will leave with a better understanding of different types and styles of yoga, and will experience a small taste of several styles that are currently being offered at Synergy. Class will finish with a deep meditative relaxation. Your teacher will be available after class to answer questions and help you determine next steps. This class is the first step on the path of your yogic journey. Taught by Laurie Hall. 90 min.$25. If you have a 10-class package, this class may count as two off the package. Register here.

Intro to Pilates Matwork

Saturday, November 18 @ 10:30 a.m.

Are you an absolute beginner to Pilates and don't know where to start? Join us for this 90-minute session that introduces students to the fundamentals of Pilates (pre-pilates exercises) as well as several exercises from the classical Pilates mat repertoire. Every Pilates practice should begin with learning proper breathing, contraction of the abdominals ("the scoop"), how to lengthen and decompress the spine, and stabilize our joints. This session will teach you all of this and more! Modifications will be given, so all exercises will be accessible to all bodies. Your guide for this workshop is Stephanie Chance. She will be available after class to answer questions and help you determine next steps in your practice. 90 min. $25 or use 2 off your 10-class package to attend. Register here.

Pilates Equipment Foundations

NEW! Tuesdays @ 9:30 a.m., starting November 7

Are you curious about (or maybe a little intimidated by) the equipment in the front studio? If you have had a Synergy Intro Private, attended our Intro to Pilates Matwork, OR been attending Pilates mat classes at our studio this session is an appropriate next step! Students will have an opportunity to learn about and become oriented to the Reformer, Tower, Wunda chair, and Spine Corrector barrel in this class. Proficiency in pre-Pilates fundamentals is a must. Taught by Nicole Stoner. Online registration is recommended to ensure your slot. Cancellation policy applies. $25 per session, or use 2 off your class package for each semi-private session you attend. Prerequisite: Synergy Intro to Pilates Matwork, Pilates Intro Private or regular mat class attendance.

Waitlist Feature for Pilates

Is the semi-private you wanted to sign up for full this week? If so, you have the option to put yourself on the WAITLIST for that particular class. Using online registration from your computer (or with the MINDBODY App), if the class you attempted to register for is full, the system will ask you if you would like to be placed on the waitlist. If you say “YES,” and one of the preregistered students cancels, you will AUTOMATICALLY be put into the class. The system will send you an automated e-mail when/if this happens. (The cancellation policy still applies, so please do not waitlist if you are unsure.) This great feature saves time and trouble, and can help you get the slots you want!

NEW! Synergy Mandala Tanks!

In celebration of our 10 year anniversary, local artist Matt Kneiling was commissioned to design a special Synergy Mandala—have you noticed it hanging in our lobby? Many of our students requested that we have the design put on shirts—and what a great idea!  Check out the new French terry Synergy Mandala tanks for sale in our lobby! Just $28.54 (price includes sales tax). Featured in black with a graphic white mandala, white with a black mandala, and our favorite—red with a white mandala (looks like a holiday snowflake)!! We also have fall long-sleeve off-shoulder dolman logo tees, and black wide-V half sleeve crop tees. A great holiday gift idea!

Many Options for YOU!

The listing here, and in our NEWsletter, provides you with descriptions of our NEW programming each month-- but don't forget we already have an extensive full schedule of ongoing programming, IN ADDITION to the new offerings listed here! Our full schedule, including mat classes, semi-private groups, and events, is far too extensive to list all of those offerings here each month, but you can always see the up-to-the-minute listing in our schedule. View descriptions by simply clicking on the class name, and register online by clicking "Sign up Now!" Workshops, enrollment courses and other special programming are found under the WORKSHOPS tab (at the top). If you don't see something in the list below that strikes your fancy, or would simply rather view by day or time to find what meets your needs, you can always see it all on our ONLINE SCHEDULE. The default view on our schedule will show the week's classes, but you can also choose a view of the current day, or the calendar of the whole month--by clicking on the DAY or MONTH tabs at the top. Happy browsing! :-)

Yin Yoga

Monday, November 13 @ 5:00 p.m.

Go deep. Open up. Surrender all. Yin yoga is the quiet, passive version of yoga that allows us to tap into our deeper tissue, fascia, and joints, as well as the vulnerable places of the self, like our mind and emotions. In this class, we'll glide progressively from gentle opening postures to deeper, longer holds that are soft in approach but subtly intense. Through the use of props and self-alignment, each student will have the opportunity to explore the limits of the body, create openness, and trigger the body and mind to fully surrender. With guidance from the instructor through verbal cues and physical assists, the student will navigate each pose in their own body. This allows for deeper listening to the self and a willingness to be present and fully accepting. Come enjoy a sweet release of stress in this practice suitable for all levels. Taught by Nicole Pugh, RYT. 50 minutes. Sign up now!

Yoga Basics continues through November

Wednesdays @ 10 a.m. with Laurie –AND—
Thursdays @ 5:30 p.m. with Dawn

 Are you looking for a yoga class that covers the fundamentals? Do you need to brush up on your postures? Are you a new yoga student? Or do you need a stepping stone to a stronger practice? Yoga Basics offers an opportunity to be fully present in your own body, work at your own level, and grow your practice at your own speed. This class will include basic yogic breathing techniques, modified sun salutations, basic standing and seated postures, simple transitions between postures, and time of relaxation at the end. Bring your body, your mat, a smile, and a willing spirit, and join with others in this uncomplicated, user-friendly class that is appropriate for all levels. 60 min. $12 or use your class package to attend. 

Sunday Start Pilates Mat – TIME CHANGE!

Now Sundays @ 4:00 p.m.

Jump start your week with an energizing Pilates mat class. This class is appropriate for all levels, including beginners. The sequence will enhance your inner core and improve body balance. Based on the latest kinesiology and muscle performance science, your guide, Marsha Bowman, PT, DPT, will introduce you to the classical mat repertoire of Pilates AND include supplemental Physical Therapy exercises designed to challenge your movement with inner core work. Props will be used to enhance the effectiveness of the workout. This class will leave you excited about growing in your Pilates practice! Register online to reserve your spot! 60 min. $12 to walk-in, or use 1 off your Synergy Class package to attend. 

NEW! Pilates Potluck: All-Level Mat Class

Tuesdays @ 5:30 p.m.

Like Variety? This all-level mat class is for you! Come to all 5 sessions, to experience 5 uniquely different Pilates classes, or pick and choose the ones that work for your schedule. Each week will feature a different teacher with a different flair and approach! Pilates breathing and body awareness movements will be followed by sequences of Pilates mat exercises. A variety of props will be used. Build your core strength, flexibility, balance, and improve your posture. Work at your own level throughout class. Add challenge when appropriate, or modify exercises when needed. Find the Pilates practice that's right for YOU. Feel and see amazing changes happening in your body. Leave feeling energized! 50 min. $12 to walk-in or use 1 off your Synergy Class Package to attend. 

Meditate with Gratitude in November

Wednesdays, Nov 8, 15 & 29 @ 5:30 p.m.  –AND—

Fridays, November 3 & 17 @ Noon

Enter the holiday season by reconnecting with all you are grateful for, and leaving the holiday stress behind! All of our November meditation classes will feature a special gratitude practice, in addition to the SEED technique. Simple Easy Every Day (SEED) Meditation is a user-friendly approach that anybody can do. This class may be done seated on the floor with props/cushions or seated in a chair. Drawing from a variety of traditions and techniques to quiet the body and the mind, students will experience a guided meditation, Led by Certified Meditation & Mindfulness Teacher, Petti Groth. 40-45 min total. Walk in for $12, or use your class package to attend.

Introductory Private Sessions

An Intro private is a one-on-one session with a Synergy trainer, and a great way to get started at our studio!  This session is designed to cover the programming from our Intro Class, and meet you where you are for your specific needs. Your trainer will teach you basic fundamentals and provide a few tools for beginning exploration of your practice. Your trainer can help you assess which options are best for you, and discuss next steps. $50. Bring a friend, and book an Intro Duet for $60 ($30 per person). Call us at 931-520-8980, or email the studio to schedule. Based upon trainer availability.

Studio Etiquette Tip:  Be on time

For mat classes, please be on your mat with the necessary props BEFORE the class start time. If extenuating circumstances cause you to be late, please come down the long hallway and enter the classroom through the back door, gathering your props quietly, so as not to disrupt class. If you observe the class is engaged in a breathing or meditation exercise, please wait outside the door until it is finished. For Pilates Semi-privates, please be on your equipment, ready to begin before class start time. All classes will begin promptly at the designated class time. If you are more than 10 minutes late, please forego the class until next time.

Online Registration

You can sign up for all of our weekly classes, special programming, and workshops here. It's a pretty intuitive and straightforward system. You can view online schedule by day, week, or month, (and remember, special programming and enrollments can be found under the “workshops” tab!). When booking classes or semi-privates, you can choose to register for just one session, or book a recurring reservation for multiple weeks in a row. Any class cancellations will be posted a minimum of one hour before class start time. You can also have our schedule at your fingertips using the MINDBODY app on your smart phone.

Unsubscribe or Share

If you would like to be removed from our email distribution list, simply respond to this email with "UNSUBSCRIBE" in the subject line. We will remove you from our list, no questions asked. IF you are so inclined, we would also welcome feedback about your experience at our studio, by responding to this email address. If you do enjoy receiving our newsletter, we ask that you share it with others who may be interested. Introducing even one friend to Synergy helps more than you know--it is through the grass-roots efforts of our satisfied clients that our studio continues to welcome on average 30 new students a month! We are honored and we THANK YOU! 

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Questions? Comments? Feedback? Call us at 931-520-8980.

November Mat Class Schedule at a Glance

*Please note that our schedule is subject to change. Use our online schedule as the most up-to-the-minute version. Any class cancellations will be posted there a minimum of one hour before class start time (but most are well in advance). To view our Pilates semiprivate sessions (which require advance sign-up), click here. Walk-ins are welcome to all the mat classes listed below.

See you in the Studio!

Synergy - Celebrating 10 Years

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