The 2018 Fall Saturday Series starts September 15, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to share the details with you! These classes cost the same as regular mat classes, and you can sign up for as many of them as you’d like.
If this sounds like a great idea, you can read more about each class and sign up below. (If you’re sure you want to attend, do sign up sooner since class size is limited to about 10-14 depending on which class you select.)
Each class reflects a passion of the Pilates Tonic teaching crew, and we are pumped to have the opportunity to home in on each class theme.
Here’s to bringing more movement, satisfaction, and awareness to our bodies this fall season!
Can’t wait to see you in the studio!
P.S. There are still a few class dates and themes in the works. I’ll keep you posted as we add them.
(Update: Some of these classes have also been added to the weekly schedule on Wednesday evenings. You can also see these dates and sign up below!)
Core Connection Class
With Sydney on September 15th from 10:00 – 11:00 am
This class will focus on the deep fascial and muscular system that, when in healthy working order, activates automatically without conscious thought.
This deep system is made up of your most buried muscular structure that directly attaches to your spine and pelvis.
These core connections can be more subtle to sense and feel at first. Moreover, for some, parts of this system have gone “offline.” If that’s the case for you, this work is an invitation to bring those connections back “online.”
Also, if this system is in working order for your body, this is a great way to go deeper with your practice and ability to sense these connections as they’re happening.
Global Core: Core Class
With Sydney on September 29th from 10:00 – 11:00 am
This class focuses on what is more commonly thought of as core muscles, the muscles between your ribs and hips. You will explore a variety of movements between your ribs and hips and understand how adding more variety of torso movement to your life can dramatically improve your overall core and whole body well-being.
Finding Your Balance: Hip Bone Health Class
With Sydney on Wednesday, September 26th from 5:30 – 6:30 pm & Saturday, October 6th from 10:00 – 11:00 am
Weight-bearing exercise is recommended for building and maintaining bone density. While that sounds simple enough, there’s very little said about what, precisely, weight-bearing means, let alone how to properly incorporate weight-bearing exercises into our lives and fitness programs.
In this class, you’ll learn how to recognize and improve the weight-bearing aspects of both standing and walking. You’ll learn how to make natural, vital shifts in your alignment that, when practiced consistently, make a profound difference in your hip bone health.
Plus, you’ll learn important corrective exercises that will up your bone building ante when added to your daily routine!
So You Think You Can’t Run?
With Will on October 13th from 10:00 – 11:00 am
This class is for anyone interested in running, whether you currently run or not. You’ll learn specific stretches and exercises that are beneficial for running. Will is an avid runner and passionate about helping others discover their innate running abilities. He’ll also explore mindset when it comes to running, footwear, treadmills, trails and more!
Bone Health: Ribs, Wrists & Thoracic Spine
With Sydney on Wednesday, October 3rd from 5:30 -6:30 pm & Saturday, October 20th from 10:00 – 11:00 am
The ribs and wrists are two of the four places bone loss shows up most frequently as we age. In this class, you’ll learn a few of the reasons why, as well as specific corrective exercises to help promote bone health in these areas.
This class will also focus on your arm’s connection to your mid-back and how this vital connection supports efficiency, function and well-being of your thoracic spine.
Functional Core Class
With Ari on October 27th from 10:00 – 11:00 am
We are natural movers by nature, and our bodies require the ability to twist, turn, bend, and reach in all directions throughout every day of our lives.
How does your core support lifting your arms overhead?
How do your obliques help you rotate to reach something without having to turn your entire body around?
How does your core help support your body while squatting to the ground to pick something up?
This class will show you ways to build and work on functional core strength (while focusing on your breathing and alignment too!), so that you can begin moving in a smarter, more functional and optimal way for daily tasks!
Pelvic Floor Health
With Sydney on Wednesday, October 17 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm & Saturday, November 3rd from 10:00-11:00 am
The pelvic floor is made up of the muscles and fascia at the bottom of your pelvis. Most of us are familiar with Kegel exercises which have become synonymous with pelvic floor health. Unfortunately, many of us perform these exercises incorrectly. While the intent is good, the results of improper Kegel exercise can contribute to pelvic floor disorder.
Certain, everyday modern habits influence the way our body receives gravity. By reviewing and then making subtle (and some not so subtle) changes to these habits, you can safely and efficiently enhance your pelvic floor health.
Come and explore another perspective on pelvic floor health.
You’ll leave this class with practical changes you can make on a daily basis as well as specific corrective exercises.
These Glutes Were Made For Walking
With Sydney on November 10th from 10:00 – 11:00 am
Squeezing the glutes together is a common misunderstanding for functional glute activation that can wreak havoc on the SI joint, pelvic floor, and low back. However, if squeezing the glutes together isn’t a functional way to activate or strengthen the glutes, what is?
Come and find out! In this class, you’ll learn functional ways to activate your glutes that make a vast improvement in overall health and well-being.
What Goes Up Must Come Down: Psoas, Neck & Kneecap Release
With Sydney on November 17th from 10:00 – 11:00 am
Key areas of unconscious tension are in the neck, psoas muscles, and kneecaps. This tension is often challenging to release because we don’t even know we have a habitual holding pattern happening.
The first step is discovering that the tension is there and once aware, release becomes possible.
This class takes you through specific release exercises and instruction to release chronic tension at the base of the skull, psoas, and kneecaps. You’ll be amazed at what a difference release makes in these key areas!
With Sydney on December 8th from 10:00 – 11:00 am
In this restorative movement class, you will learn how to tune in and identify what your body needs and how you know when those needs have been met. When you align how you move with how you want to feel, you’ll be amazed by what becomes possible in your body—and in your day.
Using small props and your naked feet, you’ll be guided through a series of restorative exercises determined by what’s alive “in the moment” specifically for you. Explore your unique way of seeing, moving and checking and how subtle shifts in those ways can lead to greater alignment, release, and presence.
Leave with a new understanding of how you make meaning through your body and receive safe and practical tools to continue to nourish your body and support your life through movement.
Femurs, Feet & Everything In Between
With Sydney on December 15th from 10:00- 11:00 am
Your feet have a direct relationship with your pelvis and issues with the feet affect everything else above. This class will explore foot mobility, femur alignment and how the two influence one another and everything in between (ahem, ankles and knees!).