Thursday, December 8, 2016

On creating daily margins (of movement)

Sometimes a blessing has a painful entrance.  

A small example: my kneecap isn’t staying in the correct place when I bend it, which means when I keep my knee bent for a prolonged period (aka a great amount of the time), my knee HURTS.

Even though it has always been poor for my health to be still for too long, now I have an immediate consequence when I do so: a sore knee. 

Due to this prompt pain, it hasn’t been difficult to convince myself to get up and move around throughout the day!  I’m hoping even after my knee is better I will continue to create margins of movement daily.  I am seeing benefits far beyond my knee feeling better: increased strength + flexibility, a clearer mind, and more motivation after my movement breaks to get back to work. 

Don’t let it take an injury or pain to motivate you to create margins of movement in your day!
Every hour or two, GET UP, take a walk, do a wall squat, or do this simple exercise below. 

Stand (or sit if you must), arms at your sides. 
Find a long spine, sternum lifted, navel pulling in towards the spine, gaze forward.  
Relax your shoulders.  

On the inhale, sweep your arms out to the side and overhead.  
On the exhale, sweep the arms back down to your sides.

Try your best to match your movement to the breath, you may have to slow down to do this.
Close your eyes or soften your gaze so that you can really pay attention to the sensations in your body.

Do this 10 times.  Rest for a few breaths with your arms at your sides noticing the sensations in your body.  

Congratulate yourself on taking time out of your busy day for YOU.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Private Yoga Sessions

I love teaching private yoga sessions!  Unlike in group classes, we are able to go at the student's pace and figure out how to best meet their goals without me being distracted.  We can work together to modify poses to best fit their bodies.

Individual Session: $30
For 2 people: $25/person
For 3 people: $20/person

1 session/week for 4 weeks: $100 {$25/session}
2 sessions/week for 4 weeks: $160 {$20/session}

·       Bundles are to be paid for in advance or at the first session.
·       Cancellations more than 24 hours prior to a scheduled session will receive full credit towards another session.
·       Cancellations within 24 hours of the scheduled session will be charged in full and will not be credited.

Private Sessions can be 1 hour at the individual's home or 50 minutes at Physical Therapy Etc. 

Contact me to schedule or ask questions!

Monday, May 23, 2016

June 2016 Schedule

@Physical Therapy etc.

   ~Power Yoga~ 6:15-7:15p

   ~Yoga Essentials~ 9-10a
   ~Gentle/Chair~ 1-2p

Kids Yoga 5-week program! (Register by May 26th)
   ~6-8/9 year olds 10-10:45a
   ~9/10-12 year olds 11:15a-noon
*the kids program has been cancelled due to lack of registrations, if you are interested, please let me know so we can begin planning another one!*

Get all of the information you need about the June schedule & pricing here.
Information about Private Sessions at PT etc. here.

@ The Memorial Park Bandshell 

(through the Chambersburg Recreation Dept.)

Summer time! Make the most of the warm months and join me for some 
invigorating morning yoga outside!!

   ~Sunrise Yoga~ 7-8am

Saturday, June 11th & 25th 
   ~Weekend Yoga~ 8:30-9:30am

Check out more information in the Rec Dept's brochure (page 11) here.