Wishing you Peace & Presence
December is brimming over with so many GOOD things, all competing for our attention. As one popular meditation teacher says, "attention is LOVE." So as you choose what to put your focus on this month, remember that you are honoring and expressing your love for whatever that may be. Rather than choosing many activities to participate in, and mindlessly rushing around from place to place, deliberately step back, slow down, and carefully choose fewer things to do. Consider your attention a gift, and be mindfully present with those people and functions you deem worthy of your complete attention. This is a gift not only to them, but to YOU. Try this and see if the season is even sweeter than usual. :-)
Holiday Gift Certificates!
Not sure what to get that hard-to-buy-for family member or friend? Give them the gift of self-care—some peaceful time to treat their body & mind in our tranquil studio environment. If you purchase a gift, the $ amount will be placed on an account in their name, and you will receive a lovely stationery card with the Synergy logo to present them. If you drop by and we are not here, just call 931-265-1168, and we will arrange to meet you at your convenience. Pair your gift certificate with our mind/body fitness props (now on sale!) like yoga blankets, bolsters, straps, relaxation eye bags, Pilates circles and miniballs, stability balls, and new jade green 1/4" thick Synergy logo mats! You may also purchase Synergy gift cards online from the comfort of your desktop computer via our online schedule (just click on our "online store" tab), or via the MINDBODY app--the recipients will receive them via e-mail! Some price point ideas for your gifts are:
- Just $12 gives them a mat class to enjoy a group yoga, meditation, strength, or Pilates mat group session.
- For $25 they could attend a workshop, a special Introductory class, or a Pilates semi-private session.
- For $50 they could receive an Intro Private, or a private session tailored to their needs.
- For $60 they could receive an Intro Duet, or bring along a friend to a custom designed session.
- For $100 they could purchase our discounted 10-class package (which can be used for 10 mat classes, or 5 Pilates semi-privates, or any combination of the two)!
- Discounted package pricing is also available for those who would like to purchase 5 or more private sessions, or 6 or more duets.
MyoFascial Release + Gong Healing
Saturday, December 3 @ 10:30 a.m.
New Beginnings and Synergy are excited to be partnering to offer this special 2-hour event for myofascial unwinding and sound healing. Class will feature gentle 'unwinding' techniques (lying, sitting, and standing). All students will experience hands-on therapist support with Sheri Brimm, PT. Stephanie Chance, RYT will play the gong for sound meditation during the session. Class will include myofascial stretches, relaxing supported yoga poses, rebounding, and body awareness, and meditation. MFR encourages "Letting Go" of tension, holding patterns, and emotions. Participants will be instructed in basic positions or postures, and they are encouraged to "unwind" where they feel the need for optimal release in their bodies. Modifications will be given for all exercises and postures. 120 min. $25 or use 2 off your class package to attend. Space is limited; please call to reserve a spot.
MFR Unwinding Class
December 6 & 13 @ 5:30 p.m.
Two Weeks Only! Sheri Brimm, PT is excited to be partnering with Synergy to offer this special class in myofascial self-treatment. Class will feature gentle 'unwinding' techniques (lying, sitting, and standing), including myofascial stretches, relaxing supported yoga poses, self-rebounding, and body awareness. MFR encourages "Letting Go" of tension, holding patterns, and emotions. Participants will be instructed in basic positions or postures, and they are encouraged to "unwind" where they feel the need for optimal release in their bodies. Modifications will be given for all exercises and postures. 50 min. $12 to walk-in, or use 1 off your class package to attend. Learn about MFR here.
Metta Meditation & Satsang for Peace
Wednesdays @ 5:30 p.m.
When you come together and meditate with others who hold a vision for peace, kindness & compassion, we are magnifying the power of our positive influence in the world many times over. This is the power of spiritual community, or Satsang, amplifying our influence, and helping to make the world a more peaceful and loving place. Wednesday nights in December will feature a brief discussion of habits for cultivating peace in our homes, relationships, workplace, and community, followed by a user-friendly guided meditation. Class culminates in the practice of Metta, or lovingkindness meditation, for our selves, our community, and our world. Come in and shine the light of love with us this holiday season. 45 minutes. No meditation experience necessary. Chairs are available. $12 to walk-in, or use 1 off your class package to attend.
Silent Candlelight Community Meditation
Wednesdays @ 6:30 p.m.
During December, those who would like to meditate are welcome to come together with others for silent candlelight meditation at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights. Please observe silence as you enter and exit the room. Props and chairs are available. You can stay for just a little while, or for the entire hour. The session will close at 7:30 p.m. If attendees would like to give a monetary donation of any kind, it will go to purchase books and reading materials for underprivileged children in the Upper Cumberland. You may also donate children’s books or reading materials.
BOGO Christmas Eve Vinyasa
December 24 @ 9:30 a.m.
Join Dawn for this special Vinyasa (flow yoga) class before you start your Christmas Eve festivities! And it's BOGO--Buy One Get One FREE! Use your class package to attend or walk-in for $12, and you can bring one friend or family member along for FREE! 60 minutes. All levels welcome.
Pilates SemiPrivate Options
- Tuesdays @ 11 a.m. – Reformer Ab Express with Petti
- Tuesdays @ 2 p.m. – Joe’s Wunda Chair Workout with Petti
- Wednesdays @ 6:30 p.m. – Classical Reformer with Petti
- Thursdays @ 12:05 p.m. – Pilates Lunch Crunch with Jenny
- Thursdays @ 2 p.m. – Basic Equipment & Mat with Petti
- Thursdays @ 4 p.m. – Mix It Up Pilates Equipment with Jenny
- Fridays @ 11 a.m. – Basic Equipment & Mat with Petti
Our Pilates Semi-Privates have prerequisites, some more than others. If you are interested in getting started in our Pilates program, call us to schedule your Intro Private. This is the first step in your Pilates journey at Synergy.
If you would like to be on the alternate list for any of our semiprivate sessions, please let us know! We can buzz you when we have an opening! (Prerequisites required). Current class package holders can book available slots or sign up to waitlist these sessions via our online schedule or the MindBody App. Get the app here: https://www.mindbodyonline.com/get-the-app
NOW ENROLLING! Pilates Equipment Intro Series
Wednesdays @ 4 p.m., Starting January 4!
Join Jenny for this semi-private enrollment series that introduces students to the fundamentals of Pilates plus basic matwork, and orients students to classical Pilates equipment: Reformer, Tower, Chair, & Low Barrel. 5 sessions - $100. There are no make ups for missed sessions. Space is limited Please call or email the studio to enroll.
Pilates Reformer on the Mat
Wednesdays @ noon
Experience the amazing body changing effects of Joseph Pilates' Universal Reformer, right on the mat! Simulate the classical sequences of traditional Pilates reformer exercises using a variety of props, including foam rollers, hand weights, and mini-ball. A powerful flowing workout designed to develop core strength and the long lean Pilates physique. For all fitness levels. Prior Pilates experience recommended but not required. 50-60 min. $12 to walk-in, or use your class package to attend.
Pilates Mat Basics
Fridays @ noon
Want to start Pilates but don’t know where to begin? This user friendly mat class is designed to meet you wherever you are in your body. Flow through the fundamentals of Pilates with rhythm, grace and precision. Learn how to organize your body with techniques for proper abdominal engagement to support the spine. Stabilize shoulders and hips, so that your limbs move freely and lightly. Move through some of the classical exercises of the Pilates mat repertoire, working at your own level. Modifications will be given. This class is suitable for all levels, and is a great starting point for beginners.
Move & Renew Yoga
Thursdays @ 5:30 p.m.
We’ve extended this class for one more month! This is a gentle class to ease the transition into the holiday season. A combination of pranayama (breathwork), flowing spinal movement, gentle yoga, and simple vinyasa will be followed by a few restorative postures. This will help you to turn off your body's reaction to stress, the fight-or-flight response, and move into the rest-and-digest mode. Stay connected to your inner goodness this holiday season as you move your body with thoughtful intent. Receive the support of restorative yoga postures and stay renewed through the holidays, rather than run down and depleted. Taught by Dawn Thierry, R.N. 60 min. All levels welcome. $12 to walk-in or use 1 off your class package to attend.
Restorative Yoga Practice
Sunday, December 18 @ 4 p.m.
Join Petti 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. $25 or use 2 off your class package to attend. 90 min.
Winter Solstice Practice
Tuesday, December 20 @ 5:30 p.m.
Join Nicole for a special winter solstice yoga practice! At the peak of holiday stress, take time in this special class to pause and go inward on the quietest and darkest night of the year. A natural time for introspection, the solstice offers us the chance to reset and start again with the reemergence of the sun. In this class, we’ll start by setting intention for the new year, followed by a moving meditation with a variety of sun salutations, and finishing with a thoughtful set of yin and restorative postures and guided meditation. Yoga experience is recommended. but not required. All levels are welcome. 90 minutes. $25 or use 2 off your class package to attend.
Synergy offers A Wide Variety of Weekly Yoga Choices:
- Mondays @ 6 p.m. – Slow Flow with Laura
- Tuesdays @ 9:30 a.m. – Yoga Rx with Petti
- Tuesdays @ 6:30 p.m. – YinYasa with Nicole
- Wednesays @ 8:30 a.m. – Mixed Levels Vinyasa with Nicole
- Wednesdays @ 10 a.m. – Yoga Basics with Laura
- Thursdays @ 5:30 – Move & Renew with Dawn
- Fridays @ 9:30 a.m. – Gentle Flow with Petti
Visit our web site or use the free MINDBODY app to view class descriptions & details. All weekly yoga classes are $12 to walk-in, or 1 off your class package. Get the app here: https://www.mindbodyonline.com/get-the-app
BOGO New Year’s Day Vinyasa
January 1 @ 2 p.m.
Get the New Year started off right, and join Stephanie for this special Vinyasa (flow yoga) class--set your intention for the coming year, and take care of you! And it's BOGO--Buy One Get One FREE! Use your class package to attend or walk-in for $12, and you can bring one friend or family member along for FREE! 60 minutes. All levels welcome.
Now Enrolling! Kid’s Yoga Series
Mondays @ 4 p.m., starting January 9
This 4-week enrollment series with Laura will introduce kids to yoga in a simple, structured way. Students will learn to calm themselves and be happy. Your child will learn basic yoga postures and concepts of yoga in a fun and supportive environment. This class is appropriate for kids ages 6-11. Four 45-minute sessions. Early Bird Discount $10 OFF, if registered on or before Dec 26; $50 for the first child; all siblings receive 50% off ($25 ea.). ALL registrations must be received by January 2. Questions? Ask Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- New Years Mindfulness Coloring Potluck Social – Details to come!
- You asked for it, you got it! Credit Card purchasing!
- NEW stylish long sleeve women's logo shirts in hip colors!
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!
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Cookeville, Tennessee 38501