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 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.
Holiday Calm: Hanna Somatic Workshop
Feeling like things don’t move in your body as ease-fully as they could? Calm the nervous system this holiday season.
Hanna somatic education is a gentle approach to recover from chronic pain and create easeful movement within your body. In this workshop, we will explore the mind-body connection and learn simple, effective techniques to release tension and pain and the neuromuscular system.
Please wear clothing you can comfortably move in and bring a towel or blanket as we will be performing this that’s on the floor. This workshop is appropriate for all ages and activity levels.
Learn how to move “from the inside out,” recover your well being and enhance your life!
Unlimited class members and gym members automatically receive 10% off when purchasing.
[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] 1 & 2 Mixed Equipment
[COL] Held at the Columbia Studio. This class incorporates all things Pilates, often including the reformer, tower, arc barrel, magic circle, and some mat work. Previous Pilates equipment experience suggested.