October is time for Self-Care!
Fall brings special programming and new class formats alike! Consider making self-care a priority this month; you’ll find many wonderful options at our studio. Before you know it, we’ll be into the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations, parties and busyness—which can deplete our energy! Take this opportunity to treat yourself and bolster your energetic reserves for later!
Special October Events:
Saturday, October 15 @ 5 a.m.
With Stephanie. Aquarian Sadhana is a traditional Kundalini yoga practice to help us withstand the pressure of the current times--the Aquarian age. Japji is a poem and meditation of the soul, that is written in the Gurmukhi language from Northern India. Reciting this poem will balance the chakras and the 10 bodies. The Aquarian mantras stimulate and balance our chakras, clear our consciousness, and bring us closer to our true selves. 2 hours.This practice is FREE and open to the public, but ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.If you have not practiced at our studio before, please arrive early to fill out the required paperwork. Please call 931-520-8980, or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
5:00 - 5:25 a.m. Recite Japji
5:25 - 6:00 a.m. Yoga Kriya (set)
6:00 - 7:15 a.m. Recite Aquarian Mantras
7:15 a.m. Potluck Breakfast (bring a dish to share)
Attendees are asked to please enter and sit quietly. The practice will begin promptly at 5 a.m. If you have a smart phone, you can download the "Japji for Aquarian Age-standard" app, free from the App store. With your phone set on MUTE, you can recite along with the English transliteration of Japji.
Sunday, October 16 @ 2 p.m.
With Laura. Family Yoga is a fun, joyful, and peaceful way for your family to move mindfully together. This special class will use some traditional postures, partner and group poses. It will be geared toward the young yogis, and will incorporate fun music and games. Class will conclude with relaxation and guided imagery. Families with children 1-year and older and ALL abilities welcome! 50-60 minutes. $25 per family. Online signups are not available for this class. Call or email the studio to register.
Introduction to Hatha Yoga
Saturday, October 22 @ 9 a.m.
With Nicole. 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.
Sunday, October 23 @ 4 p.m.
With Petti. 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. Finish with a special relaxation/guided meditation. This is the perfect opportunity to show lovingkindness to yourself. Leave feeling open, balanced and serene. SPACE IS LIMITED, so prepay to reserve your spot early. Current class package holders can use our online schedule or the MindBody Connect App to reserve. $25 or use 2 off your class package to attend. 90 min.
MFR (MyoFascial Release) Yoga
Saturday, October 29 @ 10:30 a.m.
Do you enjoy the deep stretch of yin yoga? Or the deep relaxation of restorative yoga? If so, you will simply love this special session with guest teacher Sheri Brimm, P.T., an Advanced John Barnes MFR Therapist. Using props like small air-filled balls and foam rollers, MFR techniques will be combined with yoga to release long-held tension in the body. Sheri will provide hands-on adjustments to encourage students to sink more deeply into their practice. MFR employs the techniques of "Unwinding" and "Rebounding," active stretching and bouncing movements for the purpose of increasing vibration and hydration at the cellular level, releasing adhesion and scar tissue. Leave feeling relaxed and refreshed. Some students may experience decreased muscle spasm and reduced pain through these therapeutic techniques. 2 hours. Space is limited; prepayment is required to reserve your spot. $25 to walk-in, or use 2 off your class package to attend.
New on the Regular Weekly Schedule:
Gentle Chakra Yoga
Tuesdays in October @ 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday mornings in October, you can join Petti for this fun, easy and interactive exploration of the yogic anatomy, and the seven primary energetic centers of the body. Class will begin with simple pranayama, or breath exercise. We'll loosen up and learn some standing movements and postures that highlight each chakra, then we'll come to the mat for some additional postures that you can choose to hold or flow. All levels welcome. $12 to walk in or use your class package to attend. 50-60 min.
Pilates on the Ball
Wednesdays in October @ Noon
Pilates meets the big ball in this fun class format!At times the stability ball will give added support, and at times it will add challenge to the exercises. Work at your own level.Build better balance, improve your posture, and increase core strength. Begin with a thorough warm up, then work through many classical Pilates exercises with contemporary flair.Pilates experience is a plus, but not required. 60 min.
Thursdays in October @ 5:30 p.m.
This class is inspired by the popular REWIND series, and 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. This class features a comprehensive yoga program that is fun, and thatanybodycan do. It works all body parts and includes deep breathing and relaxation techniques. Join us for this safe, gentle and extremely effective session. Taught by Dawn Thierry, R.N. $12 to walk in, or use your class package to attend.50-60 min.
MFR (MyoFascial Release) Unwinding
Tuesdays @ 5:30 p.m., starting October 18
Four 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. $12 to walk-in or use 1 off your class package to attend. 50 min.
Studio Etiquette Tips:
- Shoe-Free Zone. Please remove 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.
- Stow Your Stuff. Please do not bring purses and belongings into the studio rooms. If you are concerned about the safety of your belongings, we offer lockers with locks in the hallway by the bathroom. We also offer hooks and cubbies in the front lobby.
- Power Down. All phones should be not only silenced, but powered OFF before entering the studio (except for on-call medical personnel). This helps to avoid disturbances during our sessions/classes.
See you on the Mat!