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The Nia Technique- Classic Nia*
60 minute non-impact class that blends uplifting music with dance, martial arts and yoga-type floorplay. If you like Jazzercise or Zumba, you’ll love Nia. All the music and easy-to-embrace choreography, minus harsh impact or senseless flailing. With Nia, you’ll learn how to consciously move your body, in a variety of healthy ways, while en-Joy-ing yourself.
If you want to: Improve balance, heart and lung (“cardio”) function, reaction time, and coordination. Increase your sense of joy and expressiveness. Feel exhilarated versus exhausted, improve/balance your mood, find your voice, be part of a community, and sleep better.
If you like : Zumba, Jazzercise, any kind of dancing, music, old-school aerobics.
* These classes are offered by 3 Nia teachers: Jill Pagano, Melanie McFarland and Laurana Walsh. Separate pricing and payment is made directly with the teacher.
The Melt Method-Hand & Foot and Foam Roller Class Series
The MELT Method® (MELT) is a self-treatment technique that helps prevent pain, heal injury, and erase the negative effects of aging and active living. This unique Hands-off Bodywork™ approach is the first treatment that simulates the techniques – and the results – of manual therapy.
MELT is the first neurofascial technique. This patent-pending method brings your body back to a more ideal state by directly enhancing body awareness, rehydrating connective tissue, and quieting the nervous system. The first time you MELT, you see and feel a difference – and over time, you can transform how your body looks and feels.
If you want to: Diminish every day aches and pains, improve upright posture, learn self-care you can do at home.
If you like: massage, reflexology, yoga and other inwardly directed type of bodywork you can do yourself.
Jill Pagano, MELT instructor is offering Hand & Foot workshops and private sessions. Late fall, Jill will be offering an 8-week beginner series on the Melt roller. If you’d like to learn MELT now, you can find products and education materials here.
If you are interested in our upcoming MELT classes, please email: email@example.com
The Nia Technique- Nia: Slowdance
Similar to a classic Nia class, Nia: Slowdance takes class at a slower pace. NSD starts with a longer warmup and moves into the “Get Moving” Cycle (cardio section) with a slower tempo, though continues to be cardiovascular training. You’ll get to make your movements bigger and with more consciousness. Those new to Nia may enjoy the slower tempo and less frequent changes in the choregraphy.
If you want to: relaxing while exercising, being in community, increasing mindfulness and playfulness. Acknowledging and embracing where you are at in your conditioning program (plus all the benefits of Classic Nia, see above)
Good For: Every Body! Especially those who want more time to luxuriate in their movement.
Tai Chi & Qigong*
This 60 minute class taught by SiFu Viola Brumbaugh focuses on the traditional Yang Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan) 108 form as its foundation, along with silk reeling, Longevity Joint Lubrication Qigong (Chi Kung), applications and push hands. Students of all levels welcome.
If you want: inner strength, a balance of stability with mobility, enhance your flexibility, enhance your balance. Tues/Thur 8:30-9:30am.
If you like: slow dancing, meditation, a slower, quieter pace class expience and mind-body connection.
*This class is offered through Sifu Viola with seperate pricing. Details here.
Feldenkrais, Awareness Through Movement (ATM)*
Do nagging injuries keep you from doing the things you love? Invest an hour to slow down, and use this space to (re)learn how to cultivate your own inner genius.
The Feldenkrais Method is a form of somatic education that uses gentle movement and directed attention to improve movement and enhance human functioning. Through this Method, you can increase your ease
and range of motion, improve your flexibility and coordination, and rediscover your innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement. These improvements will often generalize to enhance functioning in other aspects of your life.
If you want or need: self-healing through a slow, internal experience. Re-educate yourself on movement habits and patterns that may not be healthy. Live your life more fully, efficiently and comfortably.
*This class is offered through Erik LaSeur with separate pricing. Details and more information here.
Weekly Yoga Class*
Beautifully sequenced classes that cycle through all the limbs of yoga, offering students a chance to encounter their physical, mental-emotional and spiritual edges, while cultivating compassion and a Witness Consciousness. Classes are marked by sustained creativity, attention to breath, energy and alignment, both flowing and held postures (our pace is slower than most gyms), a focus on various forms of balances and chanting for brain health, the safe practice of inversions, and meditation.
If you want or need: reflective, variable paced practice where you learn about your body and what it needs via the practice of yoga, lengthening and strengthening while restoring a balanced nervous system.
* This class is offered through Kat Allen with separate pricing. Details and more information here.
This 60-minute class is based on Nia’s somatic education where you’ll be invited to sense your body. Throughout class you’ll have time to be present to your body’s experience and make choices for more pleasure and conditioning. Unique to BodySense, you’ll be guided to Sense your body in movement, in space and in alignment at your own pace. This class is perfect for all levels.
If you want to: build overall strength and flexibility while becoming more aware of your sensing your body, even the small details of your body. Improves posture and core strength. Self-heal from pain around specific joints: shoulder, spine, hip and knee. Decrease anxiousness and become more grounded. Improves breath control and helps you slow down.
If you like: traditional yoga, stretching, meditation, Pilates, Feldenkrais (Awareness through Movement), Tai Chi, Chi Gong.