YOGA NIA PILATES
X2 Fitness is a program of Studio@550 designed to make you feel good … times two (X2)!
Our high quality instructors are also professional dancers.
Result? Work out with body experts and support the arts at the same time!
Nature has many symbiotic relationships. Let X2 Fitness be yours.
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To sign up for any of these classes, simply click the link in the calendar below and register for each class. Interested in 10 pack class cards? contact firstname.lastname@example.org for availability.
Alice Heller (Nia) has been dancing for most of her life. Her focus for 2017 is on Nia, early movement education and African dance. She has been working with children and adults for over 20 years. Starting with the classic dance genres, she moved into African dance and studied seriously for 25 plus years performing and teaching. She teaches at schools, public studios and privately.
Besides African-based dance and drumming, Alice’s studies moved her to work with children in preschools and private class settings. She has taught jazz, creative movement, hip hop, improvisational dance, gymnastics and in the past 5 years, internal martial arts and The Nia Technique (Blue belt instructor). www.alicehellerdance.com
This class integrates a number of dance forms with basic martial arts and yoga which is accessible to all and very healing physically mentally emotionally and spiritually. A great way to start your day and discover your own unique joy of moving. This hour class that is set to great music from around the world and will be expertly facilitated by a seasoned teacher.
This hour long yoga class is for all levels and is flow-based (Vinyasa). Options will be provided to simplify sequences or advance them. It will be led with atmospheric music and guided transitions. Postures will warm, open, and strengthen the full body through alignment based cuing. Breath, simply put, is our life force and will always play an important role throughout each class. We will begin with a slow flow and build to a peak posture; each class will end in a restorative pose, leaving you refreshed to face your day.
Family Yoga + Yoga
Designed for family members ages 11+, Family Yoga allows time for parents/caretakers and their children to bond while sharing the practice of yoga. This class is designed to provide a space for all ages and levels to share their love for one another while practicing yoga in a safe, fun, and no-judgement environment.
Originating from the Ashtanga Yoga Practice, this class offers a creative yoga sequence that will meet each yoga student where they are. Vinyasa Yoga is flow, moving gracefully from one pose to the next, and connecting breath and movement. Beginning by stretching and warming the body up, and moving in a safe way. Then strengthening and stretching one’s body, growing awareness of the complexity of movement, and connecting on a deeper level of what will prevent injury, and grow your body and ultimately your life in a positive direction.
Classical Pilates Mat will bring you into your body in a methodically functional way. Class will consist of a set of exercises from the original workout created by Joseph Pilates. The fundamental principles of concentration, centering, control, breathing, precision, and flow will be presented within the hour. The practice of Pilates aims to provide a routine that will increase long, lean muscular support of the skeletal anatomy as well as a deepened awareness of proximal versus distal mobility via the strength of your Powerhouse. Do you want to know what your Powerhouse is? Do you need a practice that will supplement your already physically rigorous body? Are you curious about whether or not the Iliopsoas muscle is a mythical entity? Come to class, get to know your body; movement heals.