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Welcome to Synergy

Hello and welcome to Synergy, where our goal is helping you chart your personal path to wellness. Synergy is the first studio of its kind in the Cookeville area. Our focus is on the so-called "mind & body" disciplines, or exercise techniques that clear our busy minds by asking us to focus on our breath, pay attention, and carefully control our bodies. This mindfulness, focus and precision inevitably bring marked results in our physique. They also bring myriad holistic results, including improvements in concentration, agility, balance, posture, stamina, and mental/physical endurance, just to name a few. 

Joseph Pilates once said, "physical fitness is the first requisite to happiness." Although it may be debatable whether physical fitness itself is in fact the FIRST requisite to happiness, it is undeniable that reaching our optimum level of health, wellness and vitality adds to our enjoyment of everyday life, and it provides a practical ability to function productively within our bodies. 

Whether you are a seasoned athlete, or someone who is beginning a fitness regimen for the very first time, Synergy will work, together with you, to develop the right fitness approach for you personally. Fitness disciplines vary, as do personalities, and at Synergy we pledge to bring any and all of our resources to bear on finding the ideal program for you - one that not only suits your personality, but one that takes your individual needs into consideration, and fits appropriately into your lifestyle; one that you look forward to, rather than dread. One that is powerful enough to show physical results, but calm enough to bring rest and stillness when needed.

May Workshops & Events:

Introduction to Yoga with Dawn

Saturday, May 30 @ 10 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 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.

Easy in Transitions Yoga Workshop with Nicole Pugh

Sunday, May 31 @ 2 p.m.

Join Nicole for this vinyasa workshop and explore adding a little steadiness and grace to your flow! In this session, we'll focus on the subtle alignments and movements that can help smooth your transitions from pose to pose. As we break down sun salutations, balancing and seated poses, and breath awareness, you'll increase the potential for more ease in your flow, freeing up space for more mindfulness and meditation on your mat. Whether you're a newcomer to yoga or a seasoned practitioner, you'll leave feeling fine-tuned! Basic experience with yoga recommended. 90 min. $25 or use 2 classes off your current package to attend.

*Please NOTE:  The studio will be closed on Saturday, July 4 & Sunday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day. All classes and sessions will resume on Monday, July 6.

Community Classes at Dogwood Park, June 7

To benefit the Heart of the City Playground @ Dogwood Park

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 class style may vary slightly from month to month, depending upon the teacher. All levels welcome. No experience necessary. This month, the classes will meet outdoors at the Bandshell at Dogwood park! All proceeds will go to the new Heart of the City Playground (that will be build directly across the street from Synergy!)

NEW on the Regular Class Schedule:

Slow Flow Yoga with Laura - Mondays @ 6 p.m.

Get into a slow rhythm with this elevating class. Slowing down the flow helps to maintain a control of the breath, build determination, and intensify your practice. This slow flow is a smooth linking of unhurried breath with movement. Intensify your practice by mindfully holding postures for several breaths, awakening the body and clearing the mind. Explore the details of each posture at a comfortable pace as you allow your body to deepen into a stretch or pause in a strength building pose. The session will focus on lengthening, strengthening, building, and engaging the muscles in each posture. Pose variations will be offered to help you keep a practice that is all your own. Find true balance in this moving mediation. All levels welcome. 60 min.

Yoga Chikitsa with Petti - Tuesdays @ 9:30

Chikitsa is a sanskrit word, meaning "medicine, remedy, therapy, or treatment." This class uses the ancient teachings and practices of yoga as a prescriptive measure, taken to balance and heal the mind, body & heart. Inspired by Viniyoga practices, this user-friendly class features short, simple, breath-connected sequences for entering and exiting the postures. There are no elaborate flows, only straightforward therapeutic approaches to familiar yoga postures. Poses are done in a purposeful order for releasing tension, relieving pain, and creating ease in the body. The posture holds in this class systematically build, and students can do as much or as little as they choose; flowing more, or resting when appropriate. All levels welcome. 75 min.

Reformer & Mat Semi-Private with Emily - Thursdays @ 9:30

The Universal Reformer is the most widely known piece of Pilates equipment and an amazingly versatile apparatus! The reformer features a unique combination of springs, pulley, straps, and a sliding carriage, make it a most valuable place to explore your practice. Its ability to adjust for each student's needs enables the reformer to address a wide range of physical capabilities, disabilities, and fitness goals with refined, sophisticated solutions. 50 minutes.Advance sign-up is required. Cancellation policy applies. Prepay and get 5 sessions for $100, or pay-as-you-go for $25 per session. Already have a current mat class package? Simply use 2 off your package to attend. Visit our online schedule for prerequisites.

Power Flow Yoga - Tuesdays @ 4:30 p.m., Starting May 19

You asked for it, you got it! A second weekly dose of Carla’s power yoga! Join us for this challenging, fun, vinyasa flow. The class incorporates sun salutations and basic asanas, as well as invigorating arm balances and inversions. The class is accessible to most students; some yoga experience is recommended. Modifications and alternative poses are always made available. Come and find your inner Power! 50-60 min

Happy Hour Meditation - 5:30 Wednesdays, starting May 20

Research shows that the two best times of the day to meditate are 1) First thing in the morning, and 2) Happy Hour (before your evening activities). Take this opportunity to shed the day’s stress and calm the mind. Class may be done seated on the floor with props/cushions or seated in a chair. Drawing from a variety of traditions and techniques to quiet the body and the mind, students will experience a guided version of the SEED Meditation technique. This will be followed by an optional time of silent sitting meditation. 50-60 min total. Walk in for $12, 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.

Now Enrolling: Therapeutic Chair Yoga Semi-Private - Tuesdays @ 11

This semi-private session is limited to 3 people, to ensure personal attention. Do you like the idea of doing yoga, but have trouble getting down to the floor and back up? Are regular yoga classes off-limits to you right now, due to limitations in your body? Are you recovering from injury or illness and need to regain strength and flexibility in a gentle, guided environment? This class is perfect for you! This entire session is done using the support of a yoga chair. 50 min. Class meets in our Private Yoga Room. Advance registration is required; cancellation policy applies. Use 2 sessions off your current class package to attend, or pay-as-you-go for $25 per session. This class will begin as soon as we have enough people committed for a 4 week series. Please call or e-mail the studio to enroll.

And don’t forget… First Friday Vinyasa with Nicole - 5:30 p.m.

Make the transition from work-week to weekend with a fun, free-flowing vinyasa class that offers a lot of challenge and a little bit of chill. With intricate and creative flows, come prepared to hit your mat for stamina-building asanas, a few laughs, and a final sweet surrender. All set to a funky playlist, and heated to a warm 85 degrees, this class offers the opportunity for challenge and will always be super fresh and fun. Some yoga experience required. This class only meets on the first Friday of the month. 60-75 min.

Ruth Alpert Returns in July

Ruth Alpert is a seasoned professional in movement re-education and body alignment. She is the founder of the Bod-Ease Method, a unique blend of mind/body/spirit alignment. Ruth was trained in the lineage of Pilates elder Eve Gentry. She apprenticed with the well-known Michele Larsson in 1992 and worked with her for 17 years in Santa Fe, NM. During this time, Ruth also served 11 years as faculty for Core Dynamics Pilates. She is also a certified practitioner of The Trager® Approach, andThe Alexander Technique®,as well as GYROTONIC®.Ruth will be teaching a master class on Thursday night July 16, a workshop on Saturday morning July 18, and a limited number of private, duet, and trio sessions for Synergy clients July 13-17. Please call the studio for rates and details.For more about Ruth, visit her web site at www.ruthalpert.com.

Studio Etiquette Tip: Parking

Parking for Synergy is available in the church parking lot next to the building. There is also public parking across the street, between Borden’s Jewelers and Outdoor Experience. Street parking along Broad Street is NOT available on weekdays until AFTER 5 p.m. These spaces are reserved for the street level businesses. Thanks in advance for your understanding.

Coming Soon...

Advanced Asana Clinic with Carla, 4th Sunday Restorative Yoga, Monthly MFR Workshop, More Special-Themed Yoga Semi-Private Sessions

Synergy is on FaceBook

Some of you may have already noticed, but Synergy now has a FaceBook page! If you are a FaceBook-er, check out and "Like" our page at https://www.facebook.com/SynergyCookeville. This is a great way for us to reach a more diverse audience, get the word out about our classes, workshops, and instructors—and for people to see how much is going on at the studio. Help us to bring some new faces into the studio, by sharing our FaceBook page with your friends!

Download our App!

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…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. You can also view upcoming special events under the Workshops tab.

See you on the Mat,
The Synergy Staff