Chris is a clinical Hanna Somatic Educator and Practitioner, Maryland Certified Massage Therapist, 500 hour yoga and Pilates teacher with over 17 years experience and is currently pursuing a Masters Pilates certification. She considers herself a mood movement detective who's focus is to help you achieve full range of movement in a pain-free body. Her background as an Irish dancer, athlete and musician give her personal insight into the mechanisms of chronic pain and her education and neurophysiology and hands on experience guide her work in creating custom tailored movement and Bodyworks sessions to help you move throughout life pain-free.
Chris instructs the following:
[COL] Flow Yoga
[COL] Held at the Columbia Studio. Connect your movement with your breath and flow between poses with grace. In this class practice flowing sequences and sun salutations that balance energy and reduce physical and mental stress. Build strength and endurance, increase balance and flexibility.
[COL] Pilates Mat Challenge
[COL] Held at the Columbia Studio. Pilates is a system of movement that focuses on engaging the mind with the body to create exercises that involve the whole body. Every exercise is performed with attention to breath, proper form and efficient movement patterns. Pilates strengthens the core, improves balance, increases coordination and reduces stress. The mat repertoire will challenge you using body weight and small props. With small class sizes, this mixed level class will offer variations and modifications to suit all levels.
[COL] This class is held at the Columbia Studio. Apparatus springs will assist or challenge your workout. Total body resistance workout using Pilates principles. Focus on control of movement. Increase your flexibility, strength, and balance. Suitable for all levels with previous Pilates experience and those who have taken a minimum of 1-3 intro to equipment classes.
[COL] Flow Yoga and Meditation
[COL] Held at the Columbia Studio. In this 75 minute class, you will move for 60 minutes and finish with a 15 minute guided meditation. Get the benefits of both the active and restful practices of yoga. Connect your movement with your breath and flow between poses with grace. In this class practice flowing sequences and sun salutations that balance energy and reduce physical and mental stress. Build strength and endurance, increase balance and flexibility.
Yoga Nidra is also known as Yogic Sleep. It is ancient meditation practice that is performed on Savasana-Corpse Pose (lying on your back) and involves no physical activity. Of all the meditation techniques available, Yoga Nidra may well be one of the most accessible and powerful techniques for individuals of all levels of experience. Yoga Nidra is an incredible practice that will help you recover from any physical, mental or emotional turmoil found in life, as well as alleviating symptoms like fatigue, stress, anxiety and insomnia.
I invite you to join us on a journey that will REJUVENATE YOU and allow you to absorb all the benefits of Yoga Nidra as you feel the lasting effects throughout your day.
What to bring: 1 Pillow and 2 blankets. Comfortable loose clothing. Please wear no perfume and avoid eating a heavy meal within 2 hours of this practice.