November News & Events
Community Day, November 1
To benefit Seed Fork of the Highlands
Our COMMUNITY classes meet on the first Sunday of every month, are 100% donation-based (give what you can) and all proceeds go to the designated charity. The yoga class style may vary slightly from month to month, depending upon the teacher. All levels welcome. No experience necessary.
Our cause for this month is Seed Fork of the Highlands, a local non-profit organization, and founder of the “Sun, Seed and Soil” Program. This program seeks to bring plants and people together for healing, health, rehabilitation and education. The land, water and plants have been donated. Donations will be used toward tomato stakes, bean poles, 50 foot soaker hoses, gardening tools, rain barrels, tin pie plates, and some special adaptive tools for disabilities.
- 2:00 Yoga with Laura
- 3:15 Meditation with Petti
November is TTU Appreciation Month!
November is a month of gratitude, and at Synergy, we are very grateful for TTU! This month only, Tennessee Tech students, faculty and staff may attend any walk-in class on our regular schedule for 50% OFF (just $6)! Just present your Tech ID card at the front desk to receive your discount. Cash or check only, please. Class package conversions not available. Discount does not apply to private/duet sessions, Pilates equipment classes, workshops or special programming.
NEW Pilates Opportunities:
Mix It Up Pilates Semi-Private with Jenny
Starts Tue, November 3 @ 5 p.m.
Do you like variety in your workouts? Then this Multi-level Semi-Private Pilates Equipment Session is for you! Please Note: Familiarity with all Pilates equipment is required. Prerequisites apply. Please contact the studio to determine if this class is right for you, before registering. Space is limited to 3 people. Preregistration is required; cancellation policy applies. Pay as you go for $25 or use 2 off your regular class package to attend. 50 min. Active class package holders can register via our online schedule or the MindBody Connect app.
Pilates Lunch Crunch Semi-Private with Jenny
Starts Thurs, November 5 @ 12:10
This special 40-minute semi-private is designed to give you time to make to the studio and back during your lunch break, and still squeeze a full Pilates workout into your busy day! Class begins PROMPTLY at 12:10 and finishes promptly at 12:50. This fast-paced class features a condensed classical Pilates format for working on the equipment. Pilates experience is a must. Prerequisites apply. Advance registration in required. Cancellation policy applies. 40 min. Pay as you go for $25 per session, or use 2 off your 10 class package. Active class package holders can register via our online schedule or the MindBody Connect app.
Pilates Introductory Series with Jan
Starts Tuesday, November 10 @ 6 p.m.
Are you anxious to experience the powerful effects of the Pilates equipment but don't know where to begin? This series of Pilates Semi-Private sessions is a simple four week introduction to Pilates on the equipment, and will help to prepare you to enter our ongoing equipment small groups.* The four 1-hour sessions included are:
- Week 1 Session: Fundamentals of Pilates
- Week 2 Session: Introduction to Reformer
- Week 3 Session: Introduction to Tower
- Week 4 Session: Introduction to Chair
Semi-private sessions are limited to 3 people. Sessions may not be sold separately. Make-ups not available for this special series.Advance registration is required.Please call or email the studio to enroll. Online sign-ups are not available.
*Additional training may be required; consult with your teacher to determine if you are ready to enter the ongoing Pilates equipment semi-private sessions on our regular weekly schedule.
Hasta & Paddha (Hand & Foot) Yoga with Petti
Thursday, November 12 @ 5:30 p.m.
One Time Only! Join us in this special class and give some lovingkindness to your hands and feet. These unsung heroes of our body are often neglected and rarely appreciated. Our feet thanklessly carry us around the world, and our hands represent how we serve and connect with others. Ancient cultures believed that stagnant chi (energy) would gather in these multi-boned extremities causing us undue pain, illness and discomfort. We will incorporate therapeutic techniques from many disciplines and cultures to explore our extremities bringing comfort and ease, then feel how this can relate to our posture. Those with hand and foot issues are encouraged to attend. 50 min. $12 to walk in, or use your class package.
Synergy Hosts the ART Prowl
Friday, Nov. 13 from 12-8 p.m. & Saturday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
*Please NOTE - All classes will be cancelled during the Prowl.* 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 Historic WestSide and downtown. The event 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. Support your local artists - join us! Synergy will act as a pop-up gallery, hosting Faye Watts and the Emerging Artists of CHS.
MFR Toolbox Workshop with Sheri Brimm, PT
Sunday, November 15 @ 2 p.m.
MFR Self Treatment can use tools such as balls, rollers, hands or other devices to provide prolonged hold compression or stretching to allow the fluid to move into the cellular level where the restrictions are held. This fluid movement rehydrates the tissues so they can once again glide and move freely, releasing functional motion. The amount of time is important, 3-5 minutes or longer for each release. Unwinding occurs, allowing for release of emotions or tension guarding patterns from past trauma along with the structural tissue release. MFR encourages "Letting Go" of tension, holding patterns, and emotions. Though participants will be instructed in basic positions or postures, they are encouraged to "unwind" where they feel they need to for the optimal release for their bodies. Modifications will be given for sitting, standing, or laying down as needed for comfort and release. To read Sheri’s bio and learn more about the John Barnes approach, visit the Workshops tab of our online schedule. $25 or use 2 classes off your current class package to attend.
Renew, Restore, REWIND (Yoga) with Dawn
Thursday, Nov. 19 @ 5:30 p.m.
One Time Only! REWIND will help you refresh and rejuvenate your body and mind. REWIND is an evidence-based yoga program carefully designed by YMEDICA to reset your entire system, bringing you greater health and happiness. REWIND YOGA is a comprehensive yoga program that is fun, and thatanybodycan do. It works all body parts and includes deep breathing and relaxation techniques. REWIND is safe, gentle and extremely effective. Taught by Dawn Thierry, R.N. $12 to walk in, or use your class package to attend. 50 min.
Prenatal Yoga Workshop with Laura
Saturday, November 21 @ 9 a.m.
Make room to bloom--into motherhood... and prepare for the transformation of childbirth. Within every woman is the intuitive wisdom to create, nurture, and transform. This workshop will offer an empowering path rooted in divine feminine creative power that rises to birth and motherhood. This workshop will embrace a sequence of postures, breathwork, meditation, and information on the growing prenatal body. The postures you will learn will prepare and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, hips and legs for childbirth, improve circulation that is shared with the baby, exercise the spine and increase overall comfort in pregnancy. The breathwork and meditation will cultivate a deeper awareness of breath and consciousness to embrace during labor, delivery, and beyond! 90 minutes. No yoga experience necessary. $25. Current class package holders may use 2 off their package to attend.
4th Sunday Restorative Practice with Dawn
Sunday, Nov. 22 @ 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. This is the perfect opportunity to show lovingkindness to yourself. Leave feeling open, balanced and serene. Class is limited in size, so prepay to reserve your spot early. Current class package holders can use our online schedule or the MindBody Connect App to reserve. This class meets on the 4th Sunday of every month. $25 or use 2 off your class package to attend.90-100 min. Cancellation policy applies.
Thanksgiving Meditation Class
Tuesday, November 24 @ 5:30 p.m.
In observance of Thanksgiving, our regular SEED (Simple Easy Every Day) Meditation class will be a donation-based Community class, and all proceeds will go to a local charity. The class will feature a variety of traditional meditation techniques, as well as a special guided gratitude meditation. This class may be done seated on the floor with props/cushions or seated in a chair. 40-45 min total. 100% of all donations will go to a local charity.
BOGO Turkey Day Vinyasa with Carla
Thanksgiving Day @ 9 a.m.
Join us 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.
Introduction to Yoga with Dawn
Saturday, December 5 @ 9 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 for consultation. This class is the first step on the path of your yogic journey. 90 min. $25. If you decide to purchase a 10-class package, this class may count as the first two of the package. For this class, you may reserve your spot using our online schedule, even if you do not have a prepaid account.
All classes will be cancelled during the Art Prowl, Fri Nov 13 and Sat Nov 14. Please be sure to check the online schedule or use the MindBody Connect App during the week of Thanksgiving. There will be several class cancellations surrounding the holiday, but there will also be opportunities to attend some special Thanksgiving classes.
At this time of year, we are full of gratitude—especially for YOU, our students and clients! Many blessings to each of you. May you and your family enjoy a happy, healthy holiday! Namaste ~