Fall Equinox Workshop
Tuesday, September 23 @ 5:30 p.m.
As the autumnal equinox is upon us, so is a sense of celebration, release, cleansing, and renewal. Join us for a special equinox practice of 108 sun salutations to celebrate this change of seasons by tapping into the changing times within ourselves. This vigorous practice is a challenge to the mind and body, which will provide spiritual and physical cleansing. In addition, the 108 practice is a unique and deeply inward meditation of movement that will provide opportunity for setting intention for the months to come. All levels are welcome - rest in still poses when needed. 2 hours. $25 or use 2 classes off your package
NEW! Yin Yoga Starts Sept 2!
Tuesdays @ 6:30 p.m. with Nicole
This class features yin style yoga--a series of long-held floor poses (each pose held for 3 to 5 minutes). Props may or may not be used to support the body. Complete beginners, seasoned yoga practitioners, and cross training athletes, alike will benefit from this gentle yet powerful form of yoga. This class is the perfect fit for individuals who need to overcome excess tightness and tension in the physical body, or for those who need to overcome mental anxiety and stress through a more restorative and restful form of yoga. The stillness of this simple practice, allows students to intentionally listen to the body and its signals, creating a path to greater self-awareness. These calming sessions are perfect restore balance & focus for body and mind. Yin yoga is thought to create the healthy movement of chi through energetic pathways in the body called meridians, and their corresponding internal organs. The longer holds in this form provide lengthening not only to muscle fiber, but in the connective tissues, creating a sense of "space" in the joints. You will be amazed at where your body goes and how it feels as you journey toward complete release. 60-75 min. No experience necessary.
1st Sunday Community Classes, September 7
Synergy Gives Back: All Proceeds go to Operation Finally Home
- 2:00 p.m. All-Level Yoga
- 3:15 p.m. Guided Group Meditation
- 4:00 All-Level Pilates
Operation FINALLY HOME was founded in 2005 as a non-partisan/non-profit organization with the mission to provide Americans the ability to honor and thank America’s wounded and disabled veterans and the widows of the fallen who have sacrificed to defend our country in the global War on Terror. Severely wounded and disabled service members return home to confront extreme hardships, from physical and emotional disabilities to financial ruin, joblessness and homelessness. Dismayed by their plight, Operation FINALLY HOME addresses the most pressing need of our returning heroes -- a home to call their own! To learn more about this organization, visit www.OperationFinallyHome.org. No experience is necessary to attend these classes. 100% of your donations will go to this worthy cause!
Learn to Meditate!
Introduction to the Simple Easy Every Day (SEED) Meditation Method - Wednesday, September 10 @ 5:30 p.m.
Our own Petti Groth recently returned from Sedona, AZ, where she graduated from a 200-hour Meditation Teacher Certification program at the McLean Meditation Institute. Learn how meditation has changed her life, and could change yours! Join us for a presentation about the 5 essentials of Meditation, followed by a short group meditation, discussion, and Q&A. It's so simple anybody can do it--really! In recent decades there have been hundreds of studies on the effects of meditation practice, confirming that regular meditators experience myriad benefits including better overall health, greater intuition, increased mental focus, improved memory, decreased re-activity to stress, and fewer doctor visits. Researchers also confirm that mediators have lowered cholesterol, lowered blood pressure, decreased anxiety and depression, lessened ADHD symptoms, normalized blood sugar, improved mood, increased fertility, and increased happiness. These studies have shown that meditation can help you sleep better, enhance your immunity, and even reduce chronic pain. Do you want to improve your quality of life? This is your chance to begin a life-changing journey! Chairs available. 50-60 min. No experience necessary. $12 walk-in, or use your class package to attend.
Want a resource for home? The Simple Easy Every Day Meditation Method book is now available at the front desk for $10, including tax.
Pilates Open House!
Tuesday, Sept 30 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Come and join us for a night of Pilates festivities! Meet the talented Synergy Pilates staff, watch or participate in short Pilates equipment demonstrations, view special Pilates exhibitions, win door prizes, enjoy light refreshments, have a consultation, schedule a private or duet session. Come and celebrate Pilates with us, whether you're an experienced practitioner, or a "newbie" just discovering Pialtes. Now is the chance to bring your friends along, have your questions answered, discuss your needs with the experts, and create a Pilates plan that is perfect for you--mind, body & spirit! Remember Joseph Pilates' 10, 20, 30 Rule:
- In 10 sessions you'll FEEL a difference.
- In 20 sessions you'll SEE a difference.
- In 30 sessions, you'll have a WHOLE NEW BODY!
Now Enrolling for Beginner Pilates
Tuesdays, October 7 - Nov 11!
Get to Know Joe Pilates! Join PMA Certified Pilates Teacher Petti Groth for a6-week coursethat builds your knowledge of the Pilates Method from the ground up. Students will learn basic body awareness fundamentals (pre-Pilates), proper breathing techniques, the basic 5 Pilates core building exercises, the powerful Stomach Series, safe and effective back strengtheners, as well as a series of classical Pilates mat exercises for upper and lower body strength and flexibility. Each class builds upon the previous week's lesson. 7 to 8 hours of total programming. Once you complete the class, you will be armed with the knowledge to embark on your own personal practice and attend Pilates classes at Synergy! Advance sign-up is required. $99. Class meets on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:45.
*Experienced Synergy students that have attended the 6-week Beginner Pilates Series in the past may also attend at a discount; $12 per class, or each week would count as one class off your current class package. This is a great opportunity to review your technique! Advance sign-up is required for each class. Cancellation policy applies.
NEW! SEED Meditation Class
Wednesdays @ 5:30, Starting Sept 17
This class may be done seated on the floor with props/cushions or seated in a chair. Begin with 10-15 minutes of gentle stretches, breathing, and centering, to make your sitting meditation more comfortable. Next, drawing from a variety of traditions and techniques to quiet the body and the mind, students will experience a guided version of the SEED (Simple Easy Every Day) Meditation technique. This will followed by an optional 15-20 minutes of additional silent sitting meditation. 45-60 min, total. No experience necessary. Walk in for $12, or use your class package to attend.
Coming In October...
Restorative Workshop with Guest Teacher Keel Sebastian
Keel Sebastian is a 200 hour R.Y.T. certified yoga instructor from Montana trained in Hatha yoga, which focuses primarily on alignment. Keel started her yoga practice as a means of dealing with several sports related injuries due to her passion for ski mountaineering and kitesurfing. What began as a physical practice for strength and flexibility quickly became a lifestyle. She believes in the nurturing properties of yoga to help heal mind, body, and spirit. She is excited to offer a Restorative workshop focusing on the transition of seasons. As we say goodbye to summer heat and outward Pita energy, we have a chance to refocus our energy inward and renew ourselves again before the holiday season of sharing. 90-100 min. $25 walk-in or use two classes off your regular class package. Thursday, October 9 @ 5:30 p.m.
Slightly Revised Class Schedule (starts Sept 1)
11:00 a.m. Breath, Ball, Belly Dance! with Travis - NOTE time change
12:00 noon Classical Mat Pilates with Emily
4:00 p.m. Pilates Basics with Jan
6:00 p.m. Slow Flow Hip Openers (Yoga) with Laura
9:30 a.m. Yoga Rx – an Ancient Prescription with Petti
11:00 a.m. Pilates for Pregnancy with Emily
5:30 p.m. Pilates Party with Emily
6:30 p.m. Yin Yoga with Nicole
8:30 a.m. Vinyasa (Yoga) with Nicole
12:00 noon Reformer on the Mat (Pilates) with Petti
4:00 p.m. Magic Circle (Pilates) with Jan/Jenny
5:30 p.m. SEED Meditation (Starts Sept 17)
8:30 a.m. Flex & Flow (Strength) with Chris
10:30 a.m. Yoga Basics with Laura
5:30 p.m. Therapeutic 26 (Yoga) with Dawn
9:30 a.m. Gentle Flow (Yoga) with Petti
12:00 noon Pilates Strength with Petti
8:00 a.m. Power Yoga with Carla
10:00 a.m. Mixed Level Creative Belly Dance with Travis
Click on the "Current Schedule" link above (which will open a new browser window), to view our up-to-the minute schedule. Any class cancellations or changes will be posted at least 1 hour prior to class start time. To view a full description of any class, just click the class name on the schedule page.
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See you on the Mat!