Are we opening a studio in downtown Brunswick?

Since we participated in First Friday in Downtown Brunswick in April, we’ve been inundated with this question: are we opening a studio downtown?

The short answer is: maybe

We are exploring our options. We would like to have a presence downtown. We would like to have a large open studio that is accessible to more people than we can currently serve at our island studio. We want to be part of downtown’s continuing growth.

Right now, we are gathering our numbers – both financial and statistical, looking at spaces, researching funding options, talking to designers, and collaborating with other studios to find the best way to bring mindful movement to our community.

The timeline is fluid at the moment. Our island office has just a a little facelift and we plan to continue there as long as we have support – anything downtown would be an expansion of our services and classes.

This month for First Friday we are partnering with Golden Isles Mindful Movement (inside Golden Isles Ballet Company) to bring you three more mini-pop-up classes and share our combined class schedules and services. GIMM has yoga, barre, and pilates classes 3 mornings each week and 3 evenings each week – we encourage you to check out their schedule. We hope to bring more adult fitness classes to their summer line-up and create a shared class pass for both studios.

If you’re looking for Pilates or Ashtanga yoga on St. Simons, we also recommend our sister-brother-studio St. Simons Pilates & Yoga.

March into Balance!

Monthly TidBits

Our Barre class with Hillary is very popular and fills up regularly – be sure to pre-register online or through the Mindbody app to reserve your spot, add yourself to the waitlist, or receive notifications about schedule changes. The Barre schedule is in a bit of flux right now so signing up in advance is the best way to ensure you get all the updates in real-time.

Karen has ventured off onto the high seas for awhile leaving us big shoes to fill on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. We’ll have a rotation of teachers for Saturday’s Align & Flow class from now through the end of April – look for Dawn, Jen, Martha, and Joyce on the roster! Our Wednesday evening class will be a Weekly Toss Up for the next 8 weeks – look for Anatomy Tune-Up with Megan & Neely, Yin Yoga for your Chakras and Yin Yoga Nidra with Sonja, Core Flow Yoga with Martha, and Hip Openers with Jen. Check the schedule regularly for updates and other fun classes.

Join Sheri in the Mandala room for Yin Yoga Nidra on Tuesday, March 20, at 6:00pm. This will be in place of our weekly Evening Zen class on this date only.

Dawn is leading several workshops this month – sign-up for one or all! Move & Meditate with Dawn & Leah is Wednesday, March 14, 11:00-12:30pm; Balance Workshop is Wednesday, March 21, 11:00-12:30pm; and our first Yoga Teacher CE Class Teaching Inversions for Beginners is Saturday, March 24, 12:00-2:00pm.

The April Yamuna Body Rolling workshop with Kandy Duke will focus on Knees and Legs. It’s scheduled for Saturday, April 14, with time TBD.

As always, our Full Class and Event Schedule is available here. Be sure to click on the class names for full details about each one.

Weather Related Scheduling for January 3-4, 2018

Thursday, January 4, due to weather related driving conditions we will observe the following:

No 8:30am Yin Yoga

10:30am Body & Breath will continue as scheduled

12:30pm Heartfulness Meditation will continue as scheduled

4:30pm Barre will continue as scheduled

All private appointments will continue as scheduled unless your practitioner has communicated otherwise.

 

Wednesday, January 3, due to weather related driving conditions we will observe the following:

No 8am Advanced Balance class

9am Vinyasa Flow will continue

No 5:30pm Yoga for a Healthy Back

All private appointments are cancelled. Please contact your practitioner to reschedule.

January: New Year, New Intentions

January Workshops & Events

Saturday, January 6, 11:00-12:00pm Yamuna Body Rolling: Save Face

Saturday, January 6, 12:30-1:30pm Yamuna Body Rolling + Pilates

Sundays, January 7 – February 11, 2:00-4:00pm Beginner’s Yoga Series with Annie Harper

Thursday, January 16, 6:00-7:15pm – New Moon Yin & Yoga Nidra

Saturday, January 20, 12:00-2:00pm Balance Workshop with Dawn Jex

In The News

Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement: check out this article in the New York Times

Community Classes

We have three community classes on our January schedule:
Unguided Meditation Group – Mondays/Fridays 2:00-2:30pm
Guided Heartfulness Meditation – Thursdays 12:30-1:30pm
Community Kripalu Yoga – Sundays, 4:30-6:00pm

Reflexologist Ronda Returns

Effecive Tuesday, January 2, 2018 Reflexologist Ronda will be returning to the Studio. Ronda’s availability is Tuesday every week. She will gladly correspond via text 404-354-3344, online bookings, and/or email ronda@balancessi.com. Better Health one Foot at a Time!

Lost & Found

Please check the Lost & Found box in the lobby – we’ve accumulated some goodies and would like to give them back!

Gift Certificates

Did you know you could buy Gift Certificates for any amount online? You can! Gift Certificates purchased through the Balance website are redeemable for massage, reflexology, private movement (yoga, fitness, barre, Feldenkrais), nutrition or health counseling, classes, workshops, and retail items. You can also purchase gift certificates for specific services. If you purchase during December, you may find unadvertised special bundles!

Gift Certificates for Skinology by Candice can be purchased here.

What’s New in December?

Our monthly newsletter is emailed out on the first day of each month (or really close to it!) – you can find the December here.

Here are the highlights:

Classes

New Indo SUP class on Saturdays at 7:30am

Check out our article in the Brunswick News!

New Heartfulness Meditation donation class on Thursdays at 12:30pm

Pop-Up Yoga in the Park at Mary Ross Park during the Farmer’s Market, Saturday, December 16, 9:00am; $10 class fee with 50% of proceeds to benefit GIAHA

December Workshops

Friday, December 8, 4:30-6:30pm Yamuna Body Rolling: Save Your Hips

Saturday-Sunday, December 9-10, 9:00am-5:00pm IRT 1 CE Workshop for Massage Therapists

Thursday, December 21, 6:00-7:30pm, Heartfulness Meditation: Tips, Tools, & Techniques for the Holidays

Janaury Workshops & Events

Saturday, January 6, 11:00-12:00pm Yamuna Body Rolling: Save Face

Saturday, January 6, 12:30-1:30pm Yamuna Body Rolling + Pilates

Sundays, January 7 – February 11, 2:00-4:00pm Beginner’s Yoga Series with Annie Harper

Saturday, January 20, Feldenkrais Intensive Workshop – check out this article in the New York Times

Community Giving

We’re collecting dry cereal, cold & hot, for the local food bank throughout December – there’s a drop-off box in the lobby behind one of the chairs.

We’re also collecting toiletries for the local pantry throughout December – there’s a separate box for those.

Our studio is sponsoring two families in need for the local Amity House. If you’d like to participate, please ask one of our team members what is needed.

Reflexologist Ronda Returns

Effecive Tuesday, January 2, 2018 Reflexologist Ronda will be returning to the Studio. Ronda’s availability is Tuesday every week. She will gladly correspond via text 404-354-3344, online bookings, and/or email ronda@balancessi.com. Better Health one Foot at a Time!

Lost & Found

Please check the Lost & Found box in the lobby – we’ve accumulated some goodies and would like to give them back!

Gift Certificates

Did you know you could buy Gift Certificates for any amount online? You can! Gift Certificates purchased through the Balance website are redeemable for massage, reflexology, private movement (yoga, fitness, barre, Feldenkrais), nutrition or health counseling, classes, workshops, and retail items. You can also purchase gift certificates for specific services. If you purchase during December, you may find unadvertised special bundles!

Gift Certificates for Skinology by Candice can be purchased here.

Hurricane Irma Re-Opening Schedule

Friday, Sept 14, Community Yoga 10am | Saturday, Sept 15, Align & Flow Yoga 10am | Sunday Full Schedule

September Yamuna Body Rolling (Sciatica at 4pm, Feet at 5:30pm) has been rescheduled for Friday, September 22.

Pop-Up Yoga at the Brunswick Farmer’s Market is cancelled for September until further notice. We’ll return in October.

Fall Wellness Challenge will be rescheduled for October 1 through November 30 to help with the post-hurricane/pre-holiday binge-eating!

Fall 2017 Wellness Challenge

Sept 14: Our Fall Wellness Challenge has been postponed to October 1 – November 30 due to Hurricane Irma. More details will be updated in the coming days.

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8 weeks beginning September 1

Sept 1 – Sept 11 Book a Fitness/Wellness Assessment with Megan to establish your baseline

Sept 11, 5:30-6:00pm Wellness Challenge Kick-off Meeting – join others accepting the challenge to discuss needs, schedules, and set goals for the 8 weeks
(Additional Meetings will be set based on feedback of the group)

  • Weekly Goals
  • Periodic Meetings
  • Online Checkins & Support
  • Prizes Throughout to Keep You Motivated

June Wellness Challenge

Kick-off Chat & Assessments: Sunday, June 4, 4:30pm

Click Flyer for PDF you can print for reference.

Get Yourself Ready for a Healthy, Active Summer!

First Step – Choose From One of Three Challenge Levels:

  1. Get Off the Couch
  2. Try Something New
  3. Turn It Up a Notch

Second Step – Set Your Goals:

  1. Commit to a Movement Frequency Goal
  2. Set a Movement Training Goal
  3. Set a Cardio, Strength, and/or Nutrition Goal

Third Step – Track Your Progress:

  1. Download MyFitnessPal and/or Map My Fitness on your phone, tablet, or laptop/desktop
  2. Friend Neely (nwhunter) and/or Megan (mhiggy90) in each app
  3. Post Challenge Pics on Facebook, Twitter, an/or Instagram with the hashtags #BalanceSSIChallenge and the name of your category: #getoffthecouch #trysomethingnew #turnitupanotch
  4. Fill Out a Challenge Punch-Card to track specific goals you’ve set
  5. Take Advantage of one of our Wellness Challenge Packages to Boost Your Efforts
  6. Be Eligible to Win Studio prizes – classes, workshops, discounts – as you achieve your goals

Purchase a $15 Challenge Membership to Receive a Pre/Post Assessment with Megan and eligibility for Packages Discounts (see below) and eligibility for Challenge-Completion Prizes.

Get Off the Couch

  • Come to Class 1-2x weekly (yoga, barre, Feldenkrais)
  • Set a Cardio Goal – either time or distance
    • For example: 20-30 minutes 2x/week or 1-2 miles 2x/week
  • Reduce 1 “bad” food or lifestyle habit from your routine (i.e. fewer Cokes)
  • Increase 1 “good” food or lifestyle habit from your routine (i.e. more fresh fruits)

Try Something New

  • Try a NEW weekly class or a Workshop
    • New Level or New Instructor or New Style or New Practice altogether
  • Try something new outside the studio
    • Stand-up Paddleboarding or SUP Yoga or Biking or Hiking an Island Trail; try a new strength exercise or routine (planking!) – break your routine!
  • Try a New Food Idea or Concept like Meatless Mondays, Adapting a Recipe, or making Healthy Food Substitutions (avocados instead of oil, anyone?)

Turn It Up a Notch

  • Try “All of the Things!”
    • Try one of each class on our schedule: Yoga, Barre, Feldenkrais, and a Workshop, either Meditation or Yamuna Body Rolling
  • Create a Training Goal + Plan to increase speed, duration, or distance in an activity (or combination) that you already participate in
  • Set a New Fitness or Nutrition Goal such as Counting Calories, Counting Macros, Tracking Specific Nutrients, Lowering BMI, etc

Challenge Packages

Get Off the Couch – 10% off Package of Services & Classes

  • Personal Training Session (30, 45 or 60 minute options)
  • Class Pass (6, 10, or 20 class pass or 30-day unlimited)
  • Nutrition Consultation
  • 15% off any Props or Attire in our retail store

Try Something New – 12.5% off Package of Services & Classes

  • All the Items from Get Off the Couch (Personal Training Session, Class Pass, Nutrition Consultation)
  • Workshop Registration or Additional Private Session (Yoga or Personal Training)
  • 15% off any Props or Attire in our retail store

Turn It Up a Notch – 15% off Package of Services & Classes

  • All the Items from Try Something New (Personal Training session, Class Pass, Nutrition Consultation, Workshop Registration or Additional Private Session)
  • Extra Private Movement Session or Service Appointment (Massage or Reflexology)
  • 15% off any Props or Attire in our Retail Store

YBR: Lengthening Your Torso, June 24, 2017


Register Here

International Yoga Day, June 21, 2017

Heartfulness Meditation Workshop for International Yoga Day

June 21, 2017

Details to Follow