Happy New Year!
“In our perfect ways. In the ways we are beautiful. In the ways we are human. We are here. Happy New Year’s. Let’s make it ours.” Beyoncé
New Winter Class Schedule
While things outside are cooling down, we are warming it up in the studio! For those who don’t like it too hot, we have added some “warm” classes that are moderately heated to 80 – 85 degrees. The temperature is less extreme than Hot Yoga but still has many of the same benefits and feels comfortably warm but not overwhelming!
Starting Monday, January 3rd we have a new class line-up. We are keeping all the old favorites but spicing it up with some new classes and time changes to ramp things up!
Winter Schedule Highlights
Here are a few of the highlights of the new schedule:
*Hot Yoga with Emma Sophie moves to 8am
*NEW Multi-Flow Class with Amanda at 10am
*NEW Warm Slow Flow with Bunkie at 6pm
*NEW Warm Vinyasa Flow with Amanda at 6pm
*Hot Yoga with Emma Sophie at 8am
*NEW Yin Yoga with Donna Christensen at 12 noon
Spotlight on Yin Yoga
If you are tired and craving energy or you’re over-stimulated and have too much energy, this is a great class to find balance for both body and mind.
Yin Yoga is a quiet contemplative practice that works deeply into our body with passive longer-held floor poses targeting hips, pelvis, inner thighs and lower spine.
This practice targets the deepest connective tissues of our body, ligaments, joints, bones and fascia. As you are guided, each pose is held between 3 to 5 minutes using the support of props, soft music and low lights.
Energetically, Yin yoga improves the energy flow as we breathe deeply bringing more life force/Chi into the body. This class is open to all levels.
Private Sessions & Group Events
Private Sessions with Jessica Ruff*
Invest in your practice with private sessions with Jessica Ruff, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP. One-on-one sessions are a great way to deepen your practice as they are tailored to meet your individual needs and goals.
Availability with Jessica includes Mondays 9-12, Tuesdays 8-11, Wednesdays 9-12
Tai Chi/Qigong Sessions with Richard Tate*
Get personalized instruction from an experienced marital arts teacher! Richard is a certified instructor of Tai Chi and Qigong and has studied martial arts, Tai Chi, and Qigong for over 30 years. Richard is currently teaching Tai Chi/Qigong Gentle Flow at Body Balance.
Availability for private sessions includes Tuesdays 10am-12am
*Please note that all sessions must be booked and confirmed at least 24 hours in advance, there are additional fees for these services and additional session times may be available upon request.
Private Group Events
Our small studio is a perfect venue for a bachelorette party, bridal shower, or other small group! If you are looking for something new for your office staff or a special group activity, we can put together a package of customized yoga in a beautiful and private setting!
Please contact Suzanne at 757-869-3554 for more information on hosting a private event at Body Balance.
Introducing New Massage Therapist
Please join us in welcoming Jim Smith to our line-up of Body Balance service providers! Jim joins Sue Walkley in providing massage services to our members.
Jim is a licensed massage therapist and a graduate of Hokulani Massage Academy. He specializes in a blended therapy style that includes Swedish, Therapeutic, Balinese & other techniques used in body work. Jim is also a personal trainer specializing in athletic style training & human movement.
Starting this week, Sue will be providing massage therapy on Fridays and Saturdays and Jim will providing massage therapy on Mondays. Jim books massage appointments for 90 minutes which includes 80 minutes of hands-on time. The cost of a massage session with Jim is $130 which includes gratuity.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Sue, please visit her website at www.susanwalkley.com
When a teacher says “engage your core,” are you left wondering, how do I do that?
Join us on Saturday, January 29th from 11am-1pm for this special workshop with Jessica Ruff.
Tap into your core center by learning how to engage your bandhas and the nuances of using your 360 core. Core engagement is more than abdominals, it’s also obliques, posterior core, pelvic floor, and the transverse abdominis.
Finding your center will help you integrate and engage more fully in any pose or transition on the yoga mat. Once you learn how to truly engage and tap into the powerhouse of your center, you’ll discover a new level of integration throughout your practice.
This workshop will begin with a core-focused vinyasa practice, followed by a guided meditation that will help connect us with the innermost self. We’ll wrap up with a discussion and exercise on connecting with our deepest selves and dharma (purpose). You’ll leave feeling connected to center, physically and energetically. $35/per person to attend.
Special 24 Class Promotion Extended
To help you get a jump start on a healthy new year, we have extended our special promotion of a 24 class pass package for the incredible low price of $249 through the end of February! With prices under $11 a class, there is no excuse not to get started!
The way this promotion works is any unused class passes expire 3 months from the date of purchase; so, you need to use ‘em or lose ‘em! This is our best deal ever so don’t wait to sign up for this exceptional offer!
Holiday Challenge Standings Update
Here are the standings of our leaders going into the final 30 days of the competition.
1st Place: Tammy D. takes back the lead with an amazing 44 classes!
2nd Place: Lisa N. is right on her heels with 43 classes!
3rd Place: Elaine M. is holding strong with 37 classes!
4th Place: Jackson H. making a strong showing with 35 classes!
5th Place: Mary R. moves up into the top 5 with 28 classes!
Other Top 10 Ten Statistics
1 person is in 6th place with 24 classes
2 people are tied for 7th place with 23 classes each
3 people are tied for 8th place with 22 classes each
3 people are tied for 9th place with 20 classes each
4 people are tied for 10th place with 19 classes each
*Based on class attendance from November 1 through December 31, 2021
Congrats to these leaders and to those members who have already met the challenge and earned their shirts!