As a believer that we live and move and have our being in Christ (Acts 17:28), my "Stretch, Strengthen & Relax" class is a Christ-centered mind-body-and-spirit wellness experience. Brief inspirational Christian readings and/or quotes that encourage us along our life's journey are shared during parts of the class. And, the Final Relaxation segment of class is always wrapped with loving words that help us to relax more peacefully in the Presence of God.
Relaxing music is played during class, and a mini-massage is offered during Final Relaxation.
I enjoy using the gift of movement to help others feel better and improve their health - physically, mentally, and spiritually.
He instructor is “in tune” to fitness level of individuals in the class. Options available for those of us wanting more challenging stretch or strengthing positions.
Everything. But mostly I enjoyed working with Penny. She was a real pro. Understood where her students were and brought them along to fuller practice.
Attentive caring instructor. Very knowledgable.
It is a warm, friendly, inviting and relaxing environment
First and foremost, I always want each new (and not so new) student to feel warmly welcomed, therefore, I greet all students with a bright smile -- a big hug, if they want. I also meet students where they are at in their stretching/exercise journeys, assuring them that the class will be taken at their pace. Modifications and challenges are offered as needed. Students learn to trust the process and witness their increased flexibility and strength as a result of their commitment and consistency to the class.
In 2009, I received the 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification and have taken various other training classes, locally and out of town.
While mind-body-spirit exercise is my favorite style of exercise, I also enjoy other forms of exercise, such as walking, dancing, strength training, cardio, etc.
Prices are determined according to the number of days per week a student requests to attend classes, as well as the length of class time desired.
I have enjoyed movement for as long as I can remember, starting with gymnastics as a child. My parents said they used to see me turned upside down, tumbling and such, more than they saw me standing upright. :-) That passion traveled with me into adulthood, and after I tried my first yoga class, I immediately felt the desire to teach. However, before expressing that desire to anyone, my first yoga teacher approached me after class one day and stated that she thought I should teach, as she felt I would inspire others through the process. Eventually, I did the 200-Hour Teacher Training, followed by teaching many, many classes to a variety of age groups.
The mind-body-spirit class I teach, which was inspired by the yoga style of exercise, is a Christ-centered "Stretch, Strengthen & Relax" class. I love blending movement with my love for Christ.
I have worked with students ranging in age from teens to senior citizens in both group and private classes. The oldest "student" I was blessed to teach was almost 101 years old; he attended a Chair Stretching class at an assisted-living facility. My students have ranged from beginners to advanced, but I mostly work with the beginner to intermediate student.
I recently taught an Exercise and Healthy Eating workshop to students from the PACE Center for Girls who attended a college-readiness boot camp at the college where I work as a communications specialist. That workshop was mentioned in this "Clay Today" article: http://www.claytodayonline.com/stories/students-undergo-college-boot-camp,12545#top-carousel
It's so rewarding to have opportunities to share wellness.
I would advise the student to simply come to class with an open mind and heart, feeling confident that they'll be doing something great for the body, mind, and spirit. My style of teaching will align with their class needs.
We will move, stretch and strengthen together!
First, whatever questions are naturally in your mind and on your heart, ask them! But, I would say to think about the style of class you would prefer -- one that is more relaxing or challenging, or a blend of the two -- as well as the length of class you'd like to experience. We can create the class around your preferences.