Community Day, Sunday October 4
To benefit ART (Art Round Tennessee)
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 yoga class style may vary slightly from month to month, depending upon the teacher. All levels welcome. No experience necessary. This month’s cause is Art Round Tennessee, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and expanding the arts in the Upper Cumberland community. Their flagship event is the popular ART Prowl tour of art studios and pop-up galleries, which will take place Nov 13-14 this year. During this year’s event, Synergy will open its doors to exhibit the work of the CHS Emerging Artists, under the direction of CHS art teacher Faye Watts.
- 2:00 Yoga with Dawn
- 3:15 Meditation with Petti
NEW! Reformer for Health with Jan
Wednesdays @ 6:30 p.m., Starting October 7
Semi-private sessions are limited to 3 people and meet at set times, like our mat classes. The Universal Reformer was Joseph Pilates' first and most intricate design for a piece of equipment to enhance overall body strength and flexibility. The moving carriage calls upon our core stabilizers as we work against both spring tension and body weight resistance. This sequence of reformer exercises will leave you feeling invigorated and ready for life! Experience on the Pilates Reformer is a must--prerequisites apply. Pay-as-you-go for $25 per session, or simply use 2 off your class package to attend. Contact the studio to sign up, or current class package holders can sign up using our online schedule or the MindBody Connect App. Advance sign-up is required for each class. Cancellation policy applies.
Synergy Handicraft Social
Friday, October 9 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Do you enjoy knitting, stitching, drawing, scrapbooking, or any other (portable) creative hobby? Bring along your favorite project to work on, and we’ll hang out in the studio library, order take-out, socialize, and admire each other’s handiwork!
NEW! 4-Week Prenatal Yoga Series with Laura
Thursdays @ 5:30, Starting October 15
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. This four-week series will help you tap into your divine motherhood, with each 50-minute session concentrating on the areas that most benefit from yoga while pregnant. See our online schedule for more detailed descriptions for each week. You will also learn tools to help with breathing, to help you stay present and mindful. Don’t miss this special introductory pricing of $12 per session!
- October 15: The Pelvic Floor
- October 22: The Posture/Spine
- October 29: The Feet
- November 5: The Hips
Introduction to Yoga with Petti
Saturday, October 17 @ 9:00 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. 90 min. $25. If you decide to purchase a 10-class package, this class may count as the first two off the package. For this class, you may reserve your spot using our online schedule, even if you do not have a prepaid account.
MFR Toolbox for Self Treatment with Sheri Brimm, PT
Sunday, October 18 @ 2:00 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! Pilates Tower of Power Semi-Private with Petti
Tuesdays @ 11, Starting October 20
Semi-private sessions are limited to 3 people and meet at set times, like our mat classes. At first glance, the Pilates Tower may seem like a medieval torture device, but it is actually a highly effective tool for this powerful workout! The Tower provides an increase in resistance, which builds bones, and enhances the exercises to produce a strong full-body workout. Experienced Pilates students will enjoy this powerful combination of Pilates core strengthening and lengthening. Experience on the Pilates Tower is a must--prerequisites apply. Pay-as-you-go for $25 per session, or simply use 2 off your class package to attend. Contact the studio to sign up, or current class package holders can sign up using our online schedule or the MindBody Connect app. Advance sign-up is required for each class. Cancellation policy applies.
Join us at the Community Yoga Festival!
October 24 @ Dogwood Park Pavilion, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
This local, nonprofit yoga festival will provide the opportunity for members of our community to come and experience yoga in its many forms, free of charge, and explore the various health benefits of this ancient practice. Through attendee donations and local business supporters, this festival will contribute all proceeds to the Putnam County Clean Commission. There will be a variety of festivities, including FREE 30-minute yoga classes running throughout the day, varying in style, live music, FREE T-shirts for attendees (limited availability), information on developing better personal health and wellness, and even nearby food trucks and refreshments. You won’t want to miss the Grand-Finale, a multi-style yoga practice w/music from a guest DJ at the pavilion (60 minutes)! Synergy is a sponsor of the event, so come on by and visit us at our booth! Would you like to volunteer at the festival? If so, let Laura or Nicole know, the next time you’re in the studio. For more information, visit the festival event page at: https://m.facebook.com/events/421860914671751/.
4th Sunday Restorative Practice with Petti
Sunday, October 25 @ 4:00 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. 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 meets on the 4th Sunday of every month. Absolutely no experience necessary. Cancellation policy applies. 90-100 min. $25 or use 2 off your class package to attend.
4-Week Introduction to Pilates Series with Jan
Tuesdays @ 6:00 p.m., Starting November 10
Are you anxious to experience the powerful effects of the Pilates equipment but don't know where to begin? This series of Pilates Semi-Private sessions is a simple four week introduction to Pilates on the equipment, and will help to prepare you to enter our ongoing equipment small groups.* This special series is designed for beginners, and is an economical way to help students meet prerequisites. The four 1-hour sessions included are:
- Fundamentals of Pilates – 11/10
- Introduction to Reformer – 11/17
- Introduction to Tower – 11/24
- Introduction to Chair – 12/1
Four sessions $100. EARLY BIRD Rate: Get $20 OFF if you register before October 24!!
Sessions are limited to 3 people to ensure personal attention. Because this is special programming, it is not compatible with the regular class package.Sessions may not be sold separately. Make-ups are not available. Advance registration is required. Please call or email the studio to enroll. *Additional training may be required; consult with your teacher to determine if you are ready to enter the ongoing Pilates equipment semi-private sessions on our regular weekly schedule.
Changes to our Regular Weekly Schedule:
- Warm Therapeutic 26 with Dawn is moving to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, starting Oct. 8. What is the Therapeutic 26? This 26-posture sequence is drawn from Bikram’s original Hot Yoga Series, and is done in a warm room (heated to 78-80 degrees). It’s a perfect for a chilly fall evening!! All levels welcome. 75 +/- min.
- Mommy & Me Yoga with Laura will not meet on Tuesday, October 13. We apologize for any inconvenience. Class will resume as usual on Tuesday, October 20.
- Community Day benefitting Seed Fork of the Highlands, Nov 1
- NEW Tuesday evening "Mix it Up" Pilates Equipment Semi Private, starts Nov 3
- NEW Thursday Noon "Lunch Crunch" Pilates Semi-Private, starts Nov 5
- Happy Hour Meditation returns Wednesday Nov 11 @ 5:30
- Synergy hosts the ART Prowl Nov 13-14
- Yoga for Athletes Series with Nicole
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. 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!
Like Us on Facebook
Our Facebook page was launched in April, and it’s a great way to stay up-to-date on what is happening at the studio throughout the month. Recently we have begun to feature helpful home practice hints, ideas, encouragement, and profiles of our staff members. We encourage you to post your own thoughts, responses and photos in the comment section under each post! If you haven’t already “liked” us, please do! https://www.facebook.com/SynergyCookeville.
There's an App for That!
...Seeing our schedule, that is. 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!