Dear Students:

I hope that the recent holidays and warm weather have given you increased energy. I know that my own mood is on the upswing! Every time I see a bud or a blossom I feel lighter and brighter.

I haven’t written in a while, so there is much to report. As always, feel free to contact me with any questions. You can also forward this message to friends. I look forward to seeing you soon.

Veronica

APRIL FOCUS
Seasonal transitions can be rough-it can be 60 and sunny in the morning and 35 in the evening! And the WIND! It is especially important to get connected to our legs and center during external turbulence. If you look at the plant shoots coming out of the ground you realize how much courage and strength it takes to grow- actually and metaphorically. Plus, when the wind and elements shake you around you must stand firm from a strong, rooted foundation. Mentally we must also have this fortitude as we begin new projects or transition to new phases of our lives.

We’ll be working on having a strong foundation throughout the month of April and into the (hopefully) steadier month of May.

FITNESS
Group Classes: I am teaching two new group classes at Waterside Swim and Health.

Cardio Tone on Mondays at 730pm will get you lean and strong. We work with light weights, step platforms of various heights, and a variety of other toys (such as foam rollers to lend instability to core exercises; Pilates rings for inner and outer thigh strengthening). We cycle through intervals of high intensity and functional, active recovery.

Mat Pilates on Wednesdays at 11am focuses on increasing strength in the abdominals and hips to gain a greater control of the body while moving. Core strength is essential for posture and stability. We work from a base of classical Pilates and incorporate teachings from yoga and ballet.

YOGA
Continuing Education: You may recall I traveled to Bali last year to study yoga sequencing, pranayama, and philosophy. I continued my studies this winter, earning advanced certificates in teaching inversions and arm balances, and in hands-on assists. Thank you all for your patience and for inspiring me to continue this journey. I have 100 more hours of study to complete to achieve the 500-hour certification.

One-on-One: You can book one-on-one yoga sessions as part of your personal training packages. These sessions are great for absolute beginners who want to explore the foundations of a practice as well as for advanced practitioners looking to refine their alignment or work on more complex asana.

MASSAGE
Exhale Spa: I am excited to announce that I have accepted a position as a Massage Therapist with Exhale Spa. I am at the Upper East Side spa on Friday mornings and early afternoons, and at the Central Park South spa on Sunday afternoons and evenings.

At-Home Sessions: In addition to Swedish and deep tissue massage, I also offer the modalities listed below. Not sure which type is best for you? Please ask! Each massage session is tailored to your individual needs.

Shiatsu – energy work involving compression and stretches.
Myofascial – deep tissue work to restore movement among and between bodily structures.
Thai yoga massage – slow and gentle, but deep stretching to promote free movement.

Massage Special: Refer a friend for an in-home massage. You receive $5 off your next massage when they book.

BE WELL!

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