Not sure what to get your friends, family, co-workers this year? Synergy Gift Certificates are great stocking stuffers! If you are unable to catch us between sessions, just call or e-mail the studio and we’ll arrange at time that is convenient for you to do your Synergy shopping (cash or checks only, please)! When you purchase a Synergy gift service, you will receive a lovely Synergy stationery card & matching envelope in which to write your holiday greetings. Your gift will go on an account in your loved one's name, and they can redeem it at their leisure (expiration dates apply, of course). Gift certificates can be purchased for anything from an individual class (only $12), to a class package ($100), to a single yoga/Pilates private ($35), to a package of 5 private sessions ($150), or if you prefer, just put a dollar amount of your choice on the recipient's account, and let them decide how to use it. Also with your purchase of a Synergy Gift Certificate, receive 20% off all fitness props, including blocks, straps, blankets, foam rollers, magic circles, miniballs, and more! What a great way to complete your shopping!
Candlelight Winter Solstice Practice
with Petti, Sunday, December 22
Two separate sessions are being offered: Gentle Flow followed by Yoga Nidra. If you have a class package, you may use it to attend either or both of the sessions; walk-ins $12 per session. Walk-ins will be on a first-come/first-served basis if available, but classes are limited in size. So please call the studio in advance at 931-520-8980 to reserve a space; leaving a message with a return phone number. (Also, please do us the kindness of letting us know if your plans change, so we can accommodate other clients).
3:00 p.m. - Gentle Flow Yoga
Begin with a mudra meditation, followed by pranayama, then flow through mindful movement sequences. These stretches and yoga postures are specifically designed and sequenced to increase body awareness, balance energy, and release tension. This practice refreshes and renews the body and mind. Escape from striving; simply be present and enjoy. This is a great place to begin if you are new to yoga, or a restful, mindful practice if you are experienced. All levels are welcome. Finish with a time of restoration and relaxation, and remain for Yoga Nidra practice if you wish (priced separately).
4:00 p.m. - Yoga Nidra
Join us for this calming candle-lit time to honor the stillness of the winter solstice. Yoga Nidra or "yogi sleep" is a deep sleep-like state, that has been found instrumental in reducing tension and anxiety. The Sanskrit word Yoga means "union" and Nidra means "sleep". In Yoga Nidra, the body, mind and intellect are completely relaxed; one appears to be sleeping but the consciousness is functioning at a deeper level, and the subconscious and unconscious realms of mind may open. This practice is sometimes referred to as 'dynamic sleep' or 'psychic sleep' in which you consciously learn to relax. Join Petti for for a guided interpretation of this ancient technique. We will observe silence during and after this session; if you must communicate, please do so in a whisper.
Christmas Eve Stress-Buster Yoga
with Laura, December 24 @ 9 a.m.
Getting a little grinchy this Christmas? Come to this holiday flow class and feel your stress melting away with each yoga posture! You attend with your class package, or pay $12 for walk-in, and bring a friend or family member for half-price ($6). All levels welcome. Work at your own level. Give yourself a much-needed break from the hustle and bustle. 60 min.
Guest Teacher Rebecca Dennis at Synergy
December 26, 2013
Rebecca will teach a Special 2-hour Vinyasa Class on Thursday night, December 26 @ 5:30 p.m. You can use two classes from your current class package to attend, or pay with cash or check $25. Don't miss your opportunity to practice with Rebecca! Space is limited, please sign up in advance.
I have had the pleasure of studying with Rebecca in years past, and I am always amazed at her masterful presentation of the work and the dynamic energy of her teaching. She has a great gift for engaging her students, meeting them right where they are, and challenging them to grow in their practice, both physically and mentally. We are so pleased to have her here for this special class.
If you are interested in working with Rebecca privately, she will be offering a limited number of private sessions on Dec 26 at Synergy ($75/hr). Please call the studio to book. This is an excellent way to fine-tune specifics of your practice. Do you already have a strong practice, but feel particularly challenged in arm balancing, inversions, or back-bends? Do you have a particular physical or emotional challenge, or are you recovering from illness or injury? A private session with Rebecca will give you the opportunity to expand your personal repertoire in ways you never thought possible! Rebecca is also offering a New Year's Workshop at Mountain View Studio (formerly Laughing Bodies Studio) in Crossville on January 1, 2014. If you are interested in carpooling to the workshop from the Synergy, let us know--we will go together as a group.
Over the last 30 years, Rebecca Dennis has developed the unique Laughing Bodies Yoga method based on extensive studies of Ashtanga, Iyengar Jivamukti, Integral and Bhakti yoga. Her joyful, non-dogmatic approach is a result of over 20 years of teaching in New York City, Tennessee, and California. Starting in New York City, her teaching experience spans yoga studios, health clubs, and hospitals, as well as designing corporate programs for stress reduction. In 2001, Rebecca co-founded Laughing Bodies Studio with Sue Bukus in Crossville, TN. Rebecca was voted Crossville’s Number One yoga teacher every year until the time she relocated to California in 2011. Since that time, she has continued offering retreats in the U.S. & Central America, as well as yoga teacher trainings. Drawing from her parallel career in the performing arts, Rebecca has also developed courses designed specifically for actors, musicians, and dancers. She currently resides in Escondido, CA with her beloved son, Sammy. Read more about Rebecca at www.laughingbodies.com.
Now Accepting Private Pilates Equipment Clients
Emily recently traveled to Studio Be in Fairfax, Virginia to study, and she has now completed her basic equipment training through Peak Pilates! She is now qualified to teach exercises to private clients on the Reformer, Cadillac, Tower, and Barrels. We are also thrilled to announce that she is now available at the studio two full days a week, accepting new clients on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please call the studio to book. Don't miss this opportunity to experience the life-changing work of Joseph Pilates. His equipment is brilliantly designed to support the body, yet provide additional challenge through resistance. Our spacious North studio room features a beautiful suite of classical equipment where Emily can lead you through private sessions or duets. For a limited time only, while Emily is completing her comprehensive Pilates teacher training program, she will be offering sessions at a dramatically reduced rate.
• Private Mat Session (50 min) $35
• Package of 5 Private Sessions $150
• Duet Mat Session $25 per person
• Package of 6 Duet Sessions $120 per person
Save the Date
Mark your calendar for our Grand Re-Opening and SEVEN Year Anniversary Party! Come and celebrate with us on Thursday, February 13, 2014!
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As we approach the end of our SEVENTH year in business, we are deeply humbled and grateful for the loyalty of our clients, their dedication to our studio, and to the work that we teach. We would not exist if it weren't for your continued support, and we sincerely thank you. We wish each of you a blessed holiday season with family and friends!
Petti, Chris, Emily, Laura, Dawn, Travis & Carla