Community Classes - Sunday April 12
These classes are meeting on the 2nd Sunday this month, due to Easter. Our cause this month is the Major Michael Shipley Memorial Spay Neuter Clinic. The facility services a fourteen county area. They help rescue groups, and work with adopted animals from the shelter and well as the community. They also assist low income individuals. The clinic operates strictly from grants and donations. To date they have helped over 30,000 animals!
- 2:00 p.m. – yoga with Carla
- 3:15 p.m. – meditation with Petti
New Options for Beginners...
Pilates Introductory Series with Emily
Saturdays @ 9 a.m., starting April 4
This series of Pilates Semi-Private sessions is a simple four week introduction to Pilates, including the equipment. These sessions will prepare you to enter basic mat classes, as well as set you on the path to joining our ongoing equipment small groups. The four 1-hour sessions included are:
- Fundamentals of Pilates (A perfect prep for entering mat classes!)
- Introduction to Tower
- Introduction to Reformer
- Introduction to Chair
These Pilates Intro Sessions are limited to 3 people. Advance registration is required; cancellation policy applies. Pick and choose the sessions you need for $25 ea, or get all four sessions for $80. Clients that already have a current 10-class package can enroll via the online schedule or using the MindBody Connect app. New clients can call 931-520-8980 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll.
*Add on a private for only $40, to complete your prerequisites, and join an ongoing semi-private group.
**Only interested in mat classes? Simply take the first session, Fundamentals of Pilates, and you’re on your way!
***Only need one of these classes to make complete your prerequisite? Sign up for the one you want using our online schedule or the MindBody Connect App.
****Can’t make Saturdays? This series will also be held on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m., starting April 7.
Meditation for Beginners
Wednesdays @ 5:30 p.m., starting April 8
This is your chance to begin a life-changing journey! This six-week course introduces beginners to a variety of meditation techniques. Each week's lesson will build upon the week before. Lessons will be 60-75 minutes in length and will include group activities and discussion. Each student is asked to acquire a journal and bring it with them to the first class. All students are asked to commit to a minimum of 15 minutes per day for the length of the course to practice the techniques learned, and to complete additional homework assignments. Handouts will be given. $120. Absolutely no experience necessary. Chairs are available.
Introduction to Yoga
Saturday, April 11 @ 9:30 a.m.
Are you intrigued about yoga but don't know where to start? This once-a-month class is designed for beginners only, and introduces students to some of the foundational concepts of western yoga, including:
- Proper posture, and the four basic movements for a healthy spine, which will be done seated, standing, and even lying down
- A basic yoga breathing technique that can be used anywhere anytime, to help you focus, relax, and oxygenate your body
- How to connect movement to breath using short simple movements, and how to release tension in longer held postures.
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. Instructor varies from month-to-month. 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.
MFR (Myo-Fascial Release)Toolbox Workshop
with Sheri Brimm, PT
Sunday, April 19 @ 2 p.m.
MFR Self Treatment can use tools such as balls, rollers, hands or other devices to provide prolonged hold compression or stretching to allow the fluid to move into the cellular level where the restrictions are held. This fluid movement rehydrates the tissues so they can once again glide and move freely, releasing functional motion. The amount of time is important, 3-5 minutes or longer for each release. Unwinding occurs, allowing for release of emotions or tension guarding patterns from past trauma along with the structural tissue release. MFR encourages "Letting Go" of tension, holding patterns, and emotions. Though participants will be instructed in basic positions or postures, they are encouraged to "unwind" where they feel they need to for the optimal release for their bodies. Modifications will be given for sitting, standing, or laying down as needed for comfort and release. To read Sheri’s bio, and learn more about the John Barnes approach, visit the Workshops tab of our online schedule. $25 or use 2 classes off your current class package to attend.
NEW on the Regular Class Schedule:
NEW! First Friday Heated Vinyasa with Nicole
April 3 @ 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.
NEW! Breathe & Stretch Pilates with Emily
Mondays @ noon
Does your spine need some TLC? Give it tender loving care with this mat class suited for beginners, or those who may be recovering from injury. Focus on deep therapeutic breathing, as you flow through sequences of spinal elongation, joint stabilization, and core strengthening. Discover a more healthy, vibrant you through Pilates! 40 min. This class is condensed to allow for commute time, so you can attend on your lunch hour--it will start promptly at 12:10 and wrap up at 12:50. All levels welcome. Walk-in for $12 or use your class package to attend.
NEW! Chairs & Barrels Semi Private with Jan
Mondays @ 4:30 p.m.
In this Pilates equipment semi-private session, students will work through classical exercise sequences on the Wunda Chairs and Spine Corrector Barrels. Leave feeling stretched, strengthened, and invigorated!Advance signup required; Cancellation policy applies.Pay in advance and get 5 sessions for $100; pay as you go for $25 per session. Already have a package of mat classes? Simply use two off your package to attend.
Prerequisites: 3 private equipment sessions with a Synergy trainer
- OR - 1 private Pilates session, PLUS Fundamentals of Pilates semi-private AND Introduction to Chair semi-private
- OR - Synergy's Six Week Pilates Beginner Course PLUS Introduction to Chair semi-private
NEW! Rock ‘n’ Roller Pilates with Jenny
Mondays @ 5:00 p.m.
This NEW class features Pilates on the foam roller, set to a jammin' rock & roll playlist! Start with slow stretching, move into fundamentals, then enjoy an upbeat Pilates session to your favorite rock and roll tunes! Jenny's definitely shaking it up around here--Pilates and Synergy will never be the same! The class will be taught with modifications for all levels, so everyone can enjoy the fun! 50 min
It's Back! Reformer on the Mat with Petti
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 the foam roller, stability ball, mini ball, strap, and magic circle. A powerful flowing workout designed to develop core strength and the long lean Pilates physique. For all fitness levels. Prior Pilates experience recommended. 50-60 min.
NEW Day & Time! Prenatal Yoga with Laura
Sundays @ 4 p.m., Starting April 19
Make room to bloom into motherhood, and prepare for the transformation of childbirth. Within every woman is the intuitive wisdom to create, nurture, and transform. This prenatal class will offer an empowering path, rooted in divine feminine creative power, that rises to birth and motherhood. This class will embrace a sequence of postures, breathwork, meditation, and information on the growing prenatal body. The postures you will learn will prepare and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, hips and legs for childbirth, improve circulation that is shared with the baby, exercise the spine and increase overall comfort in pregnancy. The breathwork and meditation will cultivate a deeper awareness of consciousness to embrace during labor, delivery, and beyond! 50 min.
NEW for Spring! Synergy Short Sleeve Tees
You will simply LOVE our new buttery soft short-sleeve dolman tees! They feature a wide drape neckline and are fitted at the hip. Choose athletic gray with a white logo, or white with a gray logo. Size S to XL. A great piece for fashion or fitness, that goes from studio to town with equal flair. $30
Triple Threat Pilates with Emily, Advanced Asana Clinic with Carla, Yoga at Hippie Jack’s Americana Music Festival with Petti
Waitlist Feature for Semi Private Sessions
Is the semi-private you wanted to sign up for full this week? If so, you have the option to put yourself on the WAITLIST for that particular class. Using online registration from your computer (or the MindBody Connect App), if the class you attempted to register for is full, the system will ask you if you would like to be placed on the waitlist. If you say “YES,” and one of the preregistered students cancels, you will AUTOMATICALLY be put into the class, and the system will send you an automated e-mail when/if this happens. (The cancellation policy still applies, so please do not waitlist if you are unsure.) This great new feature saves time and trouble, and can help you get the slots you want!
Studio Etiquette Tip: Be present.
During your session, give yourself the gift of undivided attention. Once you leave the lobby, and enter the studio space, set your focus on the intention for which you have come. Be open-minded and fully available, body, mind & spirit, for the duration of your practice. For yoga classes in particular, if you are unable to stay until the end of class, please depart prior to shavasana, so as not to disturb other students during their final relaxation.
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.
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!
See you on the Mat,
The Synergy Staff