Pilates, yoga, and movement sessions are offered to help reduce stress, increase focus, strengthen alignment, and promote flexibility. Using one, or a combination of movement techniques, classes can be taken as private sessions, semi-private or in small groups of 6 or less. Please contact Teresa for current locations and schedule of classes.
Pilates is used to achieve a naturally aligned body. The exercises, done on a mat, equipment or with props, teach awareness of breath and alignment of the spine, with the aim to strengthen the core muscles. Standing Pilates is also offered to teach correct alignment in functional positions. Pilates targets the entire body rather than just certain areas. When practicing Pilates, the process is as important as the results. Pilates works to improve body mechanics, quality of movement, core muscles, strength and flexibility.
Yoga helps to relieve stress and increase mindfulness. By holding different yoga positions (asanas), one could become more focused, balanced and centered. Doing the asanas also helps to improve the body’s flexibility and vitality. Another benefit of yoga is that it helps to quiet down the mind. Through inner reflection, one could become more aware of how they are living their lives.
STRETCH, FLEX & RELAX
A FUN series of easeful movements. This class is for people with differing abilities and well suited for people with any aspect of compromised physicality: chronic pain, stiff joints, tense muscles, joint replacements, etc. Through a combination of gentle exercises from mat pilates, yoga, Franklin Method, and use of small props, you will:
- Increase flexibility
- Improve coordination
- Gain better balance
- Enhance body awareness
- Relax the mind and body
DANCE YOUR STRESS AWAY
No dance experience or partner required. An upbeat series of classes where we "move to the beat" and:
- Have fun
- Reduce Stress
- Increase stamina
- Improve heart health
- Increase metabolism
- Improve coordination
- Learn basics for dances, i.e., cha cha, rumba, waltz, salsa
What people say:
I like working with Teresa. She is great at keeping my attention, because she always introduces new exercises. She varies the exercises, and I don't feel bored with doing the same routine week after week. She always gives me new goals to accomplish.