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The Nia Technique- Classic Nia & *Moving to Heal

The Nia Technique

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. * Moving to Heal is a Nia class experience adapted to fit those recovering from illness or injury. All the joy, at your body’s pace.

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:  Melanie McFarland, Ann Nicolaysen, and Shandi Wolfe-Weaver (Moving to Heal Class). A Nia class pass or membership is good for all Nia classes.

 

Yoga BodyWork: Small Group Training w/ Jill

Yoga Bodywork w/ Jill

 

Looking for a new way to condition your body that helps you:
* explore and understand the details of your body and how it moves to eliminate injuries/pain?
* develop more strength and flexibility and overall move-ability?
* break movement habits by increasing your focus, and develop a sense of center in body and mind

What is Yoga Bodywork? This small group training (no more than 4 people) pulls in Jill’s 20+ years of somatics, bio-mechanics, anatomy, MELT, Yoga and AiM (Anatomy in Motion) Jill creates special combination using Yoga as bodywork to condition your body leading to whole body alignment & improved movement integration.  You’ll get personalize attention under Jill’s compassionate and watchful eye.

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, pilates or somatic movement.  Interested in joining  or starting a group: contact Jill@CenterMoveHeal.com. More info here.

 

BodySENSE: a Movement Meditation & Dance w/ Jill*

BodySENSE w/ Jill

This 60-minute class is based on Jill’s somatic education where you’ll be invited to sense your body. Jill brings a one-of-a-kind experience and opportunity to slow down, drop inward and condition your body through movement meditation and dance. 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. The class starts on the floor and expands to uprightness and dancing!

Class feels like a mix of meditation, yoga, tai chi, and dance–all designed to be playful and meaningful.  Each week we’ll have a focus for our movement meditation that will bring us to a deeper relationship to our body and our self. You’ll stretch, strengthen and yes, gain cardiovascular conditioning too!

Our playground is spontaneity, freedom, expressiveness, and individuality. Class is designed barefoot but thin, soft shoes are welcome.

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,  dance, Feldenkrais (Awareness through Movement), Tai Chi, Chi Gong. For more info on BodySENSE contact Jill@CenterMoveHeal.com

*This class is offered through Founding Director, Jill Pagano with separate pricing. More info here.

The Melt Method w/ Jill

The MELT Method w/ Jill

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 neuro-fascial 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 offers occasional MELT Intro Classes. She shares MELT with duet and private session clients.

If you are interested in our upcoming MELT classes, please email: jill@centermoveheal.com

Tai Chi & Qigong w/ Viola

Tai Chi with Sifu Viola B.

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 experience and mind-body connection.

*This class is offered through Sifu Viola with separate pricing. Details here.

 

Mindful Yoga Class W/ Kat*

Yoga Professional Kat Allen

 

 Kat Allen’s Mindful Yoga classes, developed over her 30 years of teaching yoga, are thoughtful and elegantly sequenced classes that offer students a chance to encounter themselves with a welcoming, compassionate attitude.  Classes contain attention to breath, energy and alignment, both flowing, held and restorative postures, a focus on Mindfulness on what is arising within one’s physical, mental-emotional and energy bodies, and various meditation techniques.
If you want or need: a reflective, sanely-paced yoga class where you listen to your body and what it needs, go deeper into the inner practices of yoga, and come away with a balanced mind, nervous system and restored energy.

* This class is offered through Kat Allen with separate pricing. Details and more information here.

 

GYROKINESIS (R) w/ Derik*

Derik Kleinhesselink Pilates Mat

Derik Kleinhesselink
GYROKENISIS

A 55 minute full-body conditioning class focused on body awareness, breath, and flow. GYROKINESIS will engage your muscles and your mind in a wonderful combination that is challenging and invigorating, yet appropriate for any stage of life and adaptable to any body.

Come and expand with a movement method that gently works the entire body, opening energy pathways and stimulating the nervous system.  By creating functional strength through rhythmic, flowing sequences, you’ll increase your range of motion and flexibility in a safe and intelligent way.  Plus you’ll look better!  Equipment needed for class will be provided.

If you want to: relieve back pain, improve posture, strengthen muscle awareness and lean and lengthen your body.

If you like: Yoga, gyrotonics, pilates, mindful movement

*This class is offered through Derik Kleinhesselink with separate pricing. Details and more info here. 

 

 

Pilates With Liz*

Liz Dilley

Pilates with Liz

A 55 minute classical Pilates class with an emphasis on alignment, safety and repatterining. This is a fundamentals class of mindful movement that can challenge all bodies from the new mover to the more athletic.

We will work within the Pilates fundamentals: Breath, Concentration, Control, Centering, Flow and Precision.

My goal is for you to walk out of the room feeling longer, stronger and more balanced, a bonus if you’re laughing.

If You Want To: alleviate pain from musculature imbalance (knee, back, hip, shoulder), strengthen the mind body connection (work on coordination), improve your posture and biomechanics.

If you like: PILATES, yoga, gyrotonics mindful movement, challenging yourself physically and mentally, having fun with movement.

*This class is offered through Liz Dilley with separate pricing. Details and more info here.

 

Bellydance Troupe*

Bellydance w/Mirabai

Bellydance w/Mirabai

Rehearsal/class for Mirabai’s bellydance troupe. We’ll refine posture and arms, presence and Egyptian Oriental movement vocabulary through drills and exercises. We’ll study the rhythms and music with which all belly dancers should be familiar. And we’ll add the pizzazz of props such as zills, veils and fan veils.

*This class is a rehearsal specifically for Mirabai’s bellydance troupe.