Congrats to Carla! Special Saturdays in Dec:
We are pleased to announce the birth of Lucia Hurt, a beautiful bouncing baby girl, born on Thanksgiving! During Carla's maternity leave there is special programming planned for 8:00 a.m. every Saturday morning in December. Fear not, Power Yogis--Carla will return to her normal time slot on January 3! For full descriptions of these classes, go to the online schedule, and click the class name.
- December 6 - Heated Vinyasa with Nicole
- December 13 - Yoga Rx - An Ancient Prescription (75 min) with Petti
- December 20 - Balance Challenge with Dawn
- December 27 - Heated Vinyasa with Nicole
NEW! Pilates Semi-Private Equipment Sessions!
These sessions are limited in size, and meet at set times, like our mat classes. Designed for our more experienced Pilates students, these sessions feature challenging workouts on the equipment. Prior experience on the equipment is a MUST. Prerequisite: A minimum of 3 private sessions with a Synergy trainer, and specific experience on the pieces of equipment used in the class (Tower/Chair/Spine Corrector). Space is VERY limited. Advanced sign-up is required. Cancellation policy applies. Pay in advance and get 5 for $100, or pay as you go for $25 per session. OR, you can even use your current mat class package (which is now interchangeable)—each equipment class uses TWO off your regular class package. If you have a current class package, you can reserve your slots online, or sign-up using the Mind/Body Connect app on your mobile device. We are currently enrolling for the following time slots, for the month of December:
- Mon 8:30 a.m. Tower & Mat with Emily
- Mon @ 4 p.m. Chairs & Barrels with Jan
- Thu @ 3 p.m. Joe's Wunda Chair with Petti (FULL)
- Thu @ 4 p.m. Joe's Wunda Chair with Petti (FULL)
- Fri @ 8:30 a.m. Tower & Mat with Emily
If you can make it for some weeks and not for others in December, don't let that deter you from signing up--it's fine to mix & match! Simply let us know which slots you want to reserve, so we can be actively scheduling any remaining empty slots. This program was created to help us serve more clients, and to provide an economical complement to private/duet sessions. This allows our clients to have more access to the equipment more often, for less $$. Please help us by supporting it!
Winter Solstice Practice December 21 @ 2 p.m.
Winter Solstice Practice (108 Sun Salutes) with Nicole
The winter solstice traditionally marks a time of darkness, and looks toward the coming of lighter days. It is a time of rebirth, and a season to reflect and celebrate, while preparing to move forward. Join us for a special practice of 108 Sun salutations--a chance to celebrate life, change, and the hope of goodness to come, with fellow yogis around the globe. This vigorous practice will feature 108 sun salutations to challenge mind and body, and provide physical and spiritual cleansing. The repetition creates the experience of a moving meditation, and provides the opportunity to set intentions. All levels welcome; work at your own level, and take rest when needed.
$25 or use two classes off your package to attend. Active class package holders can preregister using the online class schedule, or using the mind/body Connect app. Experience recommended, but not required. 2 hours.
Christmas Eve Vinyasa December 24 @ 9:00 a.m.
Join us for this special Vinyasa (flow yoga) class before you start your Christmas Eve festivities! Use your class package to attend or walk-in for $12, and you can bring one friend or family member for FREE! (Additional guests $6 ea; cash or check only please)
Candlelight New Year's Eve Practice
Restorative & Yoga Nidra Practice - December 31 @ 5:30 p.m.
Spend the last evening of 2014 in calm, centering reflection as we honor the new year. This is a time to reflect on 2014 and to set intentions for the coming year. This deeply nurturing practice includes deep cleansing breaths, affirming thought patterns, and a classical sequence of restorative poses that allow for complete rest, relaxation and restoration of the body & mind. Many props are used, including blankets, blocks, straps, bolsters, yoga chairs, and eye bags. When the body is properly supported, it can begin to release the tension held in body and mind. The last portion of this practice will feature a guided interpretation of the ancient mediatative technique of yoga nidra. No experience necessary. Leave feeling inspired and open to what 2015 may bring. To learn more about yoga nidra, view the complete class description on our online schedule. The studio will open at 4:30, if you wish to come early for asana practice, stretching or meditation. We will observe silence before, during and after this session; if you must communicate, please do so in a whisper. Space is limited. $25 or use two classes off your package to attend. Active class package holders can preregister using the online class schedule, or using the mind/body Connect app. Experience recommended, but not required. 90-100 min.
Welcome 2015 Workout! January 1 @ 8:30 a.m.
Start 2015 the right way with this special workout to welcome the new year! Join AFAA Personal Trainer and mind/body enthusiast Chris Baker to stretch and tone your entire body--first thing on January 1! Start the new year off by gratefully and mindfully challenging every part of your body! Breath-connection provides the foundation for this strengthening session. Hand weights are used. Work at your own level. 60 minutes. Use your class package to attend, or walk-in for $12.
Schedule Changes & Holiday Class Cancellations:
During December we have a LOT of NEW and SPECIAL programming, and there are also some class cancellations and studio closings surrounding the holidays. You can stay up to date on any schedule changes by visiting the online schedule, or using the Mind/Body Connect App on your smart phone.
- Travis' classes, the Monday Breath, Ball & Belly Dance class, as well as her Saturday Mixed-Level Belly Dance class, will not meet between Dec 16 and the end of the year. Please watch the newsletter and the online schedule to see when they resume.
- Dec 24 - All regularly scheduled classes are cancelled, but please join us for Christmas Eve Vinyasa at 9:00 a.m.
- Dec 25 - Studio Closed
- Dec 26 - Studio Closed
- Dec 30 - The 6:30 p.m. Yin Yoga class will not meet
- Dec 31 - The 8:30 a.m. Vinyasa class will not meet, and the regular 5:30 p.m. SEED Meditation class will not meet, but please join us for the special Candlelight New Year's Eve Practice at 5:30 p.m. The noon Reformer on the Mat class will also meet as usual.
- Jan 1 - The 10:30 a.m. Yoga Basics class will not meet. Please join us for a special Welcome 2015 Workout at 8:30 a.m. The 5:30 p.m. Warm Therapeutic 26 class WILL meet as scheduled.
Do Your Holiday Shopping at Synergy this Year!
Synergy Gift Certificates!
Not sure what to get your friends, family, and 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 a 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 the recipient's name, and they can redeem it at their leisure (expiration dates apply, of course). Gift certificates can be purchased for yoga, Pilates, or meditation--and anything from an individual class (only $12), to a class package ($100), to a single private session ($35-75, depending on the trainer), to a package of 5 private sessions ($150-$300). 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. With your purchase of a Synergy Gift Certificate of any amount, receive 20% OFF our NEW Synergy Long Sleeve Tee, and 20% OFF ALL mind/body props.
We offer a wide variety of props to enhance your home practice, including relaxation eye bags, yoga blocks, straps & blankets, foam rollers (hard, medium, soft), magic circles, Pilates miniballs, and more! What a great way to complete your shopping!
NEW! Fashion Long Sleeve Tee
The new Synergy long sleeve tee features a fitted fashion cut, a solid bodice featuring the Synergy logo, and burnout sleeves with extra-long knit cuffs. Black with light gray logo OR Chocolate Brown with tan logo. Sizes: S, M, L, XL; $26 + tax. Quantities are limited. Get 'em while they last!
SALE! Synergy Flowy Racerback Tanks
This flowy tank top is made of buttery soft breathable fabric, with a slightly longer cut (to the hip), and features the Synergy logo. Gray heather with black logo OR Black Heather with white logo. Sizes: L & XL only; Now only $20 + tax!
Give the Gift of Meditation
The Simple Easy Every Day Meditation Method book, by the founder of the McLean Meditation Institute of Sedona, outlines a non-intimidating, step-by-step approach for developing a meditation practice. Now available at the front desk for $10, including tax.
New Year's Resolution: Learn to Meditate!
January 3 @ 9:30 a.m. - Intro to SEED (Simple Easy Every Day) Meditation
Join us for a presentation about the 5 Essentials of Meditation followed by a short 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 immunity, 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! 50-60 min. No experience necessary. Chairs are available. Walk in for $12 or use your class package to attend.
Now Enrolling: More to Love Pilates - Starts Jan 12!
NEW! Enrollment Class with Jenny Drake. Finally, a special class designed for those of us who have a little "More to Love!" Are you "fluffy" size? Or... recovering from an injury/surgery? Or...never exercised, and don’t know where to start? Then this class is PERFECT for you! This six-week course offers a gradual introduction to Pilates on the mat with modifications built into each and every exercise so everyone can be comfortable right where they are, yet achieve successful movement. Each lesson builds on the week before. Class meets Mondays @ 5 p.m. for six weeks. Advance registration required. $80. There are no make-ups for this class, but if you miss a class, you will receive a voucher for any class on our regular schedule. WE PROMISE:
- No loud music
- No hopping and bopping around the room (us or you!)
- A safe, caring place without judgment
Also Coming in January...
- Therapeutic 26 Posture Clinic with Dawn - Saturday January 10 @ 1:00 p.m. Stay tuned for details!
Studio Etiquette Tip #4: Shoe-Free Zone
When you enter the studio, please remove your shoes in the lobby, BEFORE entering the studio spaces. We offer cubbies in the front lobby, as well as a shoe rack in the hallway by the bathrooms.
Synergy To Go! (on your Mobile Device)
Using your smart phone or tablet, download “MindBody Connect” from the App Store for FREE, then navigate to Synergy (specify Cookeville, TN). Look for our logo, so you can choose our studio site. Then you can access our up-to-the-minute online schedule, anytime, anywhere. Current class package holders can even pre-register for classes using the app!
If you don’t have a smart phone… Remember you can always visit the “Current Schedule” link on our web site, to view our most current 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.
See you on the Mat!
The Synergy Staff :
Petti, Chris, Emily, Dawn, Laura, Carla, Travis, Jan, Jenny, Nicole & Allison