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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, focus, 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.

Much to do at Synergy in May!

We’re starting the month by saying a big “THANK YOU” to local teachers, by offering them a discount this week! Be sure to share the word with any teachers you know! Then we invite you to celebrate Pilates Day USA with us on May 7—join us for a FREE Pilates basics class! We literally packed the house for Sheri Brimm’s MFR Unwinding class last month, so she’s coming back for an encore of the 2 week class series, PLUS she’s offering a 2-hour Sunday workshop at Synergy! The Prenatal Yoga Series is back this month, along with the NEW Yin-yasa class on Tuesdays. Come and work your powerhouse for a one-time Reformer on the Mat class next Thursday.  ALL bodies of ALL ages will love REWIND Yoga—and it has been expanded to a 3-week series on Thursdays later this month. SEED Meditation students are invited back for a reunion social, featuring mandalas, and of course, meditation. Yoga newbies can get always started with our 90-minute Introduction to Hatha Yoga, and no experience is necessary to join our 4th Sunday Restorative Yoga practice. We’ll finish out the month with yoga, music and camping at Hippie Jack’s Americana Music Festival on Memorial Day weekend!

May 2-6 is Teacher Appreciation Week!

Synergy is appreciating teachers in Putnam County this week! Current Pre-K-12 teachers as well as TTU College of Education students can receive 33% off walk-ins for all mat classes on the regular weekly schedule (a.k.a. $8 per class this week)! The 33% discount also applies if purchasing a 10-class package (90 day expiration from date of purchase).This offer is non-transferrable, and is only available May 2-6, so hurry!Help us spread the word, by sharing this with a teacher!

It’s Pilates Day USA!

FREE Pilates 101 Class – May 7 @ 9:30 a.m.

Come and celebrate Pilates Day USA with us, and learn why Pilates is sweeping the nation! No experience is necessary for this class about the basics of Pilates. Learn to breathe deeply for good health, and how to effectively activate the muscles of your core, or "powerhouse". Also learn a set of Pre-Pilates fundamentals--including simple life-changing ways to organize and stabilize your body. If you apply theseconcepts regularly in everyday life, you will immediately feel more stable and balanced, and will even stand taller! Join PMA Certified Pilates Teacher, Petti Groth for this FREE mini-workshop,  appropriate for all students male and female, of all ages. Please help us get the word out by telling your friends! 50 min.

Prenatal Yoga Series

Tuesdays @ 5:30 p.m.

Three Weeks ONLY! A woman’s prenatal and postnatal yoga practice is a work in progress, built with conscious choices to let go of expectations, release fears, empower herself, and embrace how the body changes as an exquisite resource. From conception to motherhood, the childbearing year is a transformative period in a woman’s life. Her time to tune into her heart, turn into her body’s wisdom, and bliss out with divinely supported motherhood. Join Certified Prenatal Yoga Teacher, Laura Burgin for this prenatal yoga series that will help you tap into your divine motherhood. Each week you will be concentrating on the areas that benefit most from yoga during your pregnancy. You will also learn tools to help with breathing, to help you stay present and mindful. $12 to walk in, or use your class package to attend.

NEW! Yin-yasa (Yoga)

Tuesdays @ 6:30 p.m.

The perfect mix of challenge and chill, this class is a fusion of Yin and Vinyasa yoga offering an experience on your mat like no other. Start your practice with mindful flows that slowly build heat and internal awareness. Peak at a few choice postures to develop strength, flexibility and balance. From there, make a natural shift to the floor for some long-held yin postures which will softly open joints, nurture deep tissue, and drop the mind into a meditative state. If the day is long and your body is tense, this class is for you. Taught by Nicole Pugh, RYT. 60 min. All levels welcome.

Reformer on the Mat

Thursday, May 12 @ 5:30 p.m.

One time ONLY! Join us for this powerful combination of stretch + strength with control, the Pilates way. 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 a variety of props, including foam rollers, hand weights, and mini-ball. 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. $12 to walk-in, or use your class package to attend.

MFR Toolbox Workshop with Sheri Brimm, PT

Sunday, May 15 @ 2 p.m.

Myo-Fascial Release Self Treatment can use balls, rollers, and other devices to provide prolonged hold compression or stretching, which facilitates fluid movement into the cellular level—where 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 lying 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. Space is limited. Prepayment is required to reserve your spot. $25 or use 2 classes off your current class package to attend.

SEED Meditation “Reunion” Class

Wednesday, May 18 @ 5:30 p.m.

All past participants in the Wednesday night SEED (Simple Easy Every Day) Meditation class are invited back for an evening of meditation and sharing. We’ll begin by meditating together at 5:30, then we’ll have a time for discussion—and be sure to stay after for social time & mandala coloring!

Mandala Coloring Night!

Wednesday, May 18 @ 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Come and enjoy some casual social time with other Synergy students—and participate in the latest mindfulness craze sweeping the nation—mandala coloring! Bring a dish to share, plus your crayons, colored pencils, or any other supplies for adorning your mandala; we’ll provide the mandalas!

REWIND Yoga Series

Thursdays @ 5:30 p.m., starting May 19

Three Weeks ONLY! REWIND 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. REWIND YOGA is a comprehensive yoga program that is fun, and thatanybodycan do. It works all body parts and includes deep breathing and relaxation techniques. REWIND is safe, gentle and extremely effective. Taught by Dawn Thierry, R.N. $12 to walk in, or use your class package to attend.50-60 min.

Intro to Hatha Yoga

Saturday, May 21 @ 9 a.m.

Are you intrigued about yoga but don't know where to start? This 90 minute 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. Taught by Petti Groth, ERYT-500. 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.

4th Sunday Restorative Practice

Sunday, May 22 @ 4 p.m.

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. Class is limited in size, so prepay to reserve your spot early. Current class package holders can use our online schedule or the MindBody Connect App to reserve. This class normally meets on the 4th Sunday of every month. With Dawn Thierry, RYT. $25 or use 2 off your class package to attend. 80-90 min. Cancellation policy applies.

MFR Unwinding Class Series

Tuesdays @ 5:30 p.m., starting May 24

Two 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. 50 min.

Yoga @ Hippie Jack’s Americana Music Festival

Saturday, May 28 & Sunday, May 29 @ 10:00 a.m.

Join Stephanie Saturday morning at the River Stage, for a fun Kundalini Yoga class, and join Petti Sunday morning in the Sanctuary for a meditation workshop!  And, hang out with us and listen to some amazing tunes! There is no better place to veg out and enjoy a fun, laid back, music-filled weekend! Look for us at the Synergy campsite from Friday evening through Monday. Visit www.jamminathippiejacks.com for the full festival lineup.

Synergy To Go! (on your Mobile Device)

Using your smart phone or tablet, download “MINDBODY” from the App Store for FREE, then tap “Explore” to find Synergy. 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 weekly 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.

Come in and sprout a new practice with us this spring!

See you on the mat!