Spring is in the Air...
...and that gets everyone’s engine revved up and ready to GO and DO STUFF! Students prepare for exams, parents plan for summer, and everyone stays up later, and social schedules pick up steam! Here’s hoping that we all will take the necessary time to care for ourselves and listen to our inner wisdom, even when our schedules try to convince us otherwise. Remember to carve out your own special time—saying “no” to others, and “yes” to yourself when your body prompts you to do so. We cannot care for others unless we ourselves are well.
In March, we offer you lots of special opportunities for self-care--all of which you can register for ONLINE, right from your desktop computer. Walk-ins are always welcome, as far as space allows. But please keep in mind that we cannot hold slots for any of our workshops without advance payment. Please be sure to register and pre-pay to ensure your slots for your favorite sessions. Please note, if you have been to our studio before, you should already be in our online system, so be sure to use the same name and email address that we have on file, so you can access your existing account. Questions about online registration? Email the studio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Day is March 5
To benefit Friends of the Putnam County Public Library
On Community Sunday, we open our doors and offer donation-based classes (give what you can). This allows everyone an opportunity to share in the practices of yoga & meditation, 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. This month our donation recipient is Friends of the Putnam County Public Library. The Friends' mission is to promote literacy in all its forms, to facilitate equitable access to information, and to encourage lifelong learning and a love for reading. A 501c3 non-profit organization, their efforts raise funds for projects including the Summer Reading Program, the Imagination Library, and a variety of workshops, classes and live performances. To learn more about the library, visit: pclibrary.org.
- 2:00 Yoga with Nicole
- 3:15 Meditation with Petti
Now Enrolling! Meditation for Beginners
Wednesdays @ 5:30, starting April 5
It's so simple anybody can do it--really! And you won't even have to dress differently, shave your head, or sit cross-legged on the floor! Join ERYT-500 & Certified Meditation & Mindfulness Teacher Petti Groth for this six-week course that introduces beginners to a variety of meditation techniques. Each week's lesson will build upon the week before. Lessons will be 75 minutes and will include group activities and discussion. Students are asked to acquire a journal and bring it with them to the first class. Also, students are asked to commit to a minimum of 15 minutes per day for the entire length of the course to practice the techniques learned, and to complete additional homework assignments. Chairs are available. This is your chance to embark upon a life-changing journey! $120. Early bird discount $100 if registered on or before Wednesday, March 15. Register online, via the Workshops tab of our schedule. Register here.
*A small number of slots are reserved for Synergy clients who have taken this course before and want to repeat one or more of the sessions. If this is the case, each week will count as one off your current class package, but advance registration is required. Cancellation policy applies.
Introduction to Kundalini Yoga
Saturday, March 11 @ 9:00 a.m.
Kundalini Yoga, also known as the yoga of awareness, enables us to awaken the dormant and creative energy of our souls. It also heightens spiritual awareness and presence. The practice employs techniques of asana (posture), movement, pranayama (breath control), bandha (body locks), mudra (symbolic hand gestures) and mantras (repeated sounds/words/phrases). This type of practice is believed to help yoga practitioners gain an experience of neutrality, calmness, stillness, clarity, and peace. A normal class sequence begins with tuning in through mantra, warm up exercises, kriya (a sequence of asanas), savasana (relaxation pose), meditation, and the Sunshine Song. Come and discover the fascinating practice of Kundalini yoga! Taught by Stephanie Chance, RYT. 90 min. $25 to walk-in, or use 2 off your class package to attend. Register here.
Introduction to Pilates Matwork
Saturday, March 11 @ 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 Petti Groth, an experienced mind/body teacher, certified by the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA-CPT) since 2007. A full-time teacher for over 10 years, she has over 1000 hours of formal training in the Pilates Method, and is passionate about sharing it with you! 90 min. $25 or use 2 off your 10-class package to attend. Register here.
Introduction to Hatha Yoga
Saturday, March 18 @ 11.00 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 deep relaxation. Your teacher, Dawn Thierry, RYT-500, will be available after class to answer questions and for consultation. This class is the first step on the path of your yogic journey. 90 min.$25. If you have a 10-class package, this class may count as two off the package. Register here.
The Childbearing Year
Saturday, March 25 @ 9 a.m.
Are you currently pregnant, or have you recently given birth? Synergy is pleased to host this exciting new event that will meet your special needs. This collaborative workshop was developed by Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher Laura Burgin, together with local doulas Amanda Garrison, Hannah Starling, and Erin Foley. This workshop will be focusing on the whole childbearing year; 9 months of pregnancy, and the 3 months that follow. The session will incorporate yoga with pre- and post-natal care. You will receive breathing techniques and movements to help through pregnancy and labor, as well as learning and understanding the post partum body and mind. There will be information and techniques for breastfeeding, and ways to connect with baby during those first 3 months post-partum. Please share the word with other new and soon-to-be mothers you know! Come and learn to awaken your own Inner Mother Goddess! Register here. 2 hours. $35.
Restorative Yoga Practice
Sunday, March 26 @ 4 p.m.
Join us for this special time of R&R. A deeply nurturing practice including deep cleansing breaths, affirming thought patterns, and a classical sequence of restorative poses. This sequence allows for complete rest, relaxation and restoration of the body & mind. Absolutely no experience necessary. Many props are used, including blankets, blocks, straps, bolsters, yoga chairs, and eye bags. Poses will be propped to allow complete comfort and deep release. Finish with a special relaxation/guided meditation. This is the perfect opportunity to show lovingkindness to yourself. Leave feeling open, balanced and serene. Taught by Dawn Thierry, RYT-500. $25 or use 2 off your class package to attend. 90 min. Register here.
Gong Bath Meditation
Wednesday, March 15 & 22 @ 5:30 p.m.
Join us for this healing sound immersion meditation featuring the gong. All are welcome; no meditation experience necessary. Chairs are available. $12 to walk-in, or use 1 off your class package to attend. Led by Stephanie Chance, RYT.
Tuesday March 21 & 28 @ 5:30 p.m.
2 weeks only! Join us for this new intermediate-level Vinyasa class that will take you beyond the basics. In this class, you'll experience a steady and moderately-paced Vinyasa practice which will include lots of familiar poses alongside options for deeper variations, more intricate flows, and inversions and arm balances. With less demonstration and instruction, you'll find yourself moving from pose to pose a little more quickly and fluidly, leaving more time to flow on your mat. If your body is comfortable and familiar with basic asana and you feel ready to explore a deeper physical practice, this class is for you. An established practice in basic asana and familiarity with Vinyasa-style yoga are recommended. Taught by Nicole Pugh, RYT. 50-55 min. $12 to walk-in or use 1 off your class package to attend.
Tuesday March 21 & 28 @ 5:30 p.m.
2 weeks only! Wall Yin is a deep, releasing Yin yoga class with a unique twist. 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. As we glide progressively from gentle opening postures to deeper, longer holds that are soft in approach but subtly intense, we'll use the studio walls as our primary prop, finding a new and unique sense of support and deepening in each posture. This class is a great option for those with tight muscles, achy joints, or excess tension. Come release and unwind and let the wall do the work! 60 minutes. Taught by Nicole Pugh, RYT. $12 to walk-in or use 1 off your class package to attend.Consider attending the 5:30 Vinyasa AND this relaxing yin at 6:30, for a 2-hour yoga experience!
Thursdays @ 5:30, starting March 23
FOUR Weeks Only! Do you think you are too stiff, slow, old or "big-boned" to flow in a yoga class?Not in this class! This class is focused on the basics, incorporating body awareness andbreath-connected movement, and alignment-based asana. These posture sequences will allow students to move the spine safely in all directions. We'll drop in an occasional restorative posture for deep relaxation, and a mini-meditation for a well-rounded mind/body practice. This class will help you move with ease through your daily life. Taught by Dawn Thierry, RYT-500. 60-75 min. $12 to walk-in or use your class package to attend.
NEW! Mindful Flow Pilates Mat
Fridays @ noon in March
Enjoy this welcoming Pilates class, where every exercise is a combination of stretch, strength & control. Begin with deep breathing and relaxation, then build a firm foundation of your workout with Pilates fundamentals. Continue to build layers of challenge as YOU choose for toning your body and deepening your practice. Progress through this complete mind/body workout with concentration, centering, precision and grace. Explore the exercises and postures in this playful and supportive environment. All levels are welcome. 50-60 min. $12 to walk-in or use 1 off your class package to attend.
WANTED: Pilates Semiprivate Alternates
If you are an experienced Pilates client, you may be a candidate to attend our semi-private groups. These groups meet weekly at set times, like our mat classes, and are an economical and fun way for our more experienced Pilates clients to enjoy the equipment. We ask for a month-long commitment (four consecutive weekly sessions) as the minimum for those who would like to join an ongoing group. Currently all of our groups are waitlist only. Ongoing slots are offered to our alternates as they become available. If you are already familiar with Pilates on the equipment and have met the minimum prerequisites, please let us know if you would like to be an alternate for one/some/all of our groups! This is also a good arrangement for those who travel a lot and are not able to commit to a weekly slot. If you are uncertain if you are a candidate for our Pilates semi-privates, please call the studio and we can schedule a private session skills assessment ($50). If you have not been on the equipment for a while, we also offer a Refresher Private ($50). A great way to build your practice and prepare for the equipment semi-privates is to attend our weekly PIlates mat classes.
Online Registration & Credit Card Payment Now Available!
Now you can register and prepay for all of our classes, workshops and events online! Our special programming is found under the “Workshops” tab, and you can click through to register for each event. You can also purchase gift cards, and even renew your class package--from www.synergymindbody.com, just navigate to our online schedule in your browser window, then click on the “Online Store” tab at the top!
LIKE US on Facebook
A great way to keep up with our goings-on throughout the month is to like our Facebook page. This is also a way that you can help us share the word about our studio and our programming. You can LIKE and SHARE our posts with your friends, you can CHECK IN when you visit the studio, you can let folks know if you’re interested in a particular EVENT, and if you are going to attend…and if you’ve had a good experience with us, you even write a REVIEW on our FB page. We have committed to only send ONE email a month—because we don’t want to contribute to SPAM in your inbox—it’s our goal to stick to that pledge, so our monthly newsletter is a thorough synopsis of the upcoming month’s programming, but Facebook is convenient way to see what’s happening right at the moment. We normally have several posts a week to share info and reminders. Check us out! www.Facebook.com/SynergyCookeville
Studio Etiquette Tip: Honor Cancellation Policies
A minimum of 24 hours notice is required in order to cancel a private, duet, or semi-private session without being charged. Our business is dependent upon the commitments of our clients; therefore we must enforce these policies. Please honor your teacher/trainer by giving them as much advance notice as possible, so they can try to rebook the slot(s), if you must cancel. In order to cancel, you must speak directly with your teacher by phone, text or email. Please do not use the studio line for cancellations. Thanks in advance for your understanding, and your consideration. All of our policies are listed on our web site for your convenience.
March Weekly Mat Class Schedule
For detailed class descriptions, please visit the online schedule. Please keep in mind that our weekly class schedule is subject to change. Class cancellations will be posted (online) at least one hour prior to the class start time. If you do not have access to a desktop computer, an easy way to view the most current schedule is to download the MINDBODY app on your mobile device.
Monday @ 6 p.m. – Slow Flow Yoga
Tuesday @ 9:30 a.m. – Yoga Rx
Tuesday @ 5:30 – (March 21 & 28) Seasoned Vinyasa
Tuesday @ 6:30 – Yin Yoga
Wednesday @ 8:30 a.m. – Mixed Levels Vinyasa
Wednesay @ 10:00 a.m. – Yoga Basics
Wednesday @ noon – Pilates on the Ball
Wednesday @ 5:30 p.m. – Meditation
Thursday @ 8:30 a.m. – Flex & Flow (Strength Class)
Thursday @ 5:30 (starting March 23) – Basic Vinyasa
Friday @ 9:30 a.m. – Gentle Flow Yoga
Friday @ noon – Mindful Flow Pilates Mat
Friday @ 5:30 p.m. – Kundalini Yoga