Joette Lisk, Certified GYROTONIC® Trainer, is excited about offering this 30 minute express workout for those of you on the go. How would you like to experience a great workout in just 30 minutes? A workout that creates space between the joints and spine, strengthens and lengthens the muscles, and allows the body better range [...]
Wednesdays — 5:30 – 7:00 pm May 8 – June 26 $75/series Call the studio to register (556-2619) or email Kashani at firstname.lastname@example.org These beginning Belly Dance Classes are for every body. The classes start with costuming and cultural information (apprx. 30 minutes) then proceed to warm-ups before you move to basic steps and step [...]
Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm $10/drop-in or $8/class for a 4 class card Registration required, Contact Julia at 360-229-6702 Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. It empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Classes are taken to [...]
How much movement do you have in your back above and below your shoulder blades (thoracic back)? Does that area feel stiff, sticky and hunched? Did you know that your thoracic back actually has the capacity to move much more than most of us realize and usually move? The thoracic spine (12 vertebrae in the [...]
Modern/Jazz Dance Class for Adults Tuesdays — 7:00 – 8:30 pm and Thursdays — 1:30 – 3:00 pm This class combines two classic dance forms. The Modern dance portion will explore the Laban/Bartenieff-based Evans Modern Dance technique, emphasizing breath support, anatomy, dynamic use of an individuals’ kinesphere, eye-tracking, spatial hold & pull, efficient movement meaningful [...]
GYROKINESIS® Class BEGINNER Mondays 5:30 – 6:30 pm Taught by Rachel $12.00 drop-in, $10/class for 4, 6 or 8 class card GYROKINESIS® is a dynamic yoga/dance-based full body workout designed to exercise the entire spine while restoring strength and fluidity to muscles and joints. It’s fully rotational exercises build core and lean muscle strength while [...]
Tuesdays 12:00 – 1:00 pm $5/class Taught by Irene Lewis These classes consist of verbally directed, gentle exercises including sophisticated movement sequences. The lessons directly engage our natural intelligence in a gentle and pleasurable way. This work accesses the sensory motor processes of the brain and involves attention, perception, imagination and cognition. There are hundreds [...]
Bicycle road riding and racing require a great deal of both muscular and cardiovascular endurance. A good combination of speed, and strength, along with flexibility and range of motion, are also essential for cycling success. The major muscles involved in road cycling include: – The muscles of the legs and hips; the quadriceps, hamstrings, and [...]
I recently attended a Hip Replacement Workshop developed and presented by Hilary Cartwright, GYROTONIC® Master Trainer. Hilary worked with Juliu Horvath, the creator of GYROTONIC and GYROKINESIS® exercise to modify a number of the exercises done on the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®, also known as the tower and handle unit. The workshop included exercises that could [...]
Transform your riding performance through GYROTONIC® movement! Motion in Balance has a new program working with equestrians. I am offering a one of a kind equine-based GYROTONIC® exercise program. The 10-session program will focus on evaluating and improving one’s riding and body mechanics; increasing balance and flexibility; controlling the horse by finding control in one’s [...]
Motion in Balance Studio, the first and only Gyrotonic studio in town, is growing very rapidly and is looking for certified Gyrotonic instructors. We are seeking highly professional instructors who wish to develop a schedule at our studio. Work will begin part-time, and will expand to full time. Motion in Balance Studio prides itself on [...]
As I transitioned from being a triathlete to a dancer, I very quickly became aware of my body’s limitations. Whenever my dance teacher would invite me to move my hips or isolate my rib movement from my lower body, I found myself physically stuck and mentally frustrated. Would I ever be able to move in [...]
How many of us have experienced the sweet feeling of elevation and stability that comes from proper posture? If you are like many Americans, you slump in your middle and upper back. The chest tends to collapse and the shoulder blades are far apart. If you spend any amount of time working at a desk or a computer, driving, reading, or working at the kitchen counter, slumping comes as no surprise to you. All of this shoulder and back rounding shortens and strengthens those muscles that pull your shoulder towards your spine, while weakening those muscles that draw your shoulder away from the spine. You may have occasionally found the wonderful feeling of proper posture but have not been able to sustain it.
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