Ongoing COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for Private Appointments & Class Attendance:
Waiting Room/Lobby has restricted access. Clients may text their practitioner upon arrival to determine if lobby is open yet. (New clients will receive a text prior to their appointment with the appropriate number). The door will be unlocked 15-30 minutes before published class times and then locked after class begins.
Clients with symptoms of cold, flu, COVID-19, or other illnesses should reschedule their appointments for another time. Also, if you’ve knowingly been exposed to any communicable disease please quarantine for the appropriate amount of time before entering the studio.
If you have need to wear a Medical Mask over the mouth and nose when entering & exiting the studio, or to have your practitioner wear one for your safety, please advise us ahead of time so we can take precautions.
Clients Should Wash Hands or Use Hand Sanitizer After Entering the Building and again after their treatment.
Clients Vaccinated against COVID-19 can voluntarily ask us to update their client profiles with their vaccination data. This will be used only to determine future safety protocols.
Where is the New Location? 1604 Newcastle Street in Downtown Brunswick
When will the new studio be open? Summer 2022 – Classes will begin August 1 with a limited schedule; more will be added as we transition away from The Club and fully into our new space. Massage, Reflexology, and other Services — October 4, 2022. Online appointment requests are for the Brunswick studio. Limited availability at The Club on SSI must be booked by phone.
Is there enough parking? There is parking in front of the building, across the street, down both blocks, as well in numerous parking lots behind nearby buildings. Click here for map of downtown with marked public parking areas (beyond street parking).
How far is it from your old location? Approximately 7 miles
Why Downtown and not the island? After 12 years on St. Simons we found pricing and availability to be prohibitive in our ability to relocate after our previous unit sold and was no longer available to us. Downtown is revitalizing and a beautiful, suitable, affordable spot was available to us at the perfect time.
Are my Class Passes Still Good? All classes passes that you paid for that are unused or that expired during COVID or during our temporary relocation transitions can be renewed and used for classes at the Brunswick location. We will continue classes at The Club for a couple more months as well.
What if I don’t want to drive to BWK weekly? We will begin offering a variety of class, workshop, and specialty options that class passes can be applied to including virtual classes and challenges, one-time workshops or master classes, themed classes, and more. We realigned our pricing structure in the spring of 2021 to allow more flexibility with the Class Pass thus making it easier to use it for offerings beyond weekly classes.
Are all Services being moved to Brunswick? Not immediately. We will maintain our two treatment rooms at The Club for an undetermined amount of time to continue appointments there as well as accepting appointments in Brunswick. This does mean our schedules will be changing overall, but we will work with our clients individually to incorporate those changes. Update as of October 4, 2022: we will maintain treatment rooms at The Club for a limited number of days/hours. Those appointments must be booked by phone with the practitioner. Brunswick appointments are available by phone or using our online Request an Appointment tool.
What is the current COVID policy for the studio? In our new space we use an air purifier daily, as well as continue to maintain increased sanitation, disinfection, and other cleaning standards to reduce contact with contagions. This includes providing sprays, wipes, and cleaning supplies for studio mats and bolsters; individual covers for bolsters that are laundered between each use, tissue covers for eye pillows, and hand sanitizer for all students readily available. We ask students and clients who’ve had known exposure to any contagious virus or illness to please refrain from using studio services until you are properly quarantined, tested, or symptom free for the recommended amount of time. Any student who needs to wear a mask for personal protection is encouraged to do so and to inform their instructor if they need additional spacing considerations. If booking private services and you require your practitioner to be masked, please let them know in advance so they are prepared.
While the State of Georgia Governor’s Office has indicated we allowed to begin reopening as of April 24, we will remain closed through April 30. Beginning May 1, we will reopen in a limited capacity with newly implemented safety protocols for the health of our practitioners, instructors, clients, and students.
Some classes will remain as virtual classes through Zoom, while others will return to in-studio instruction. In-studio classes will be limited to 6 students, require pre-registration and payment (no drop-ins), and will have increased cleaning protocols after class.
Services will be limited in terms of how many clients we can see each day and week, how far we space them apart, when you can enter the building, and checkout procedures, along with enhanced safety measures regarding hand washing and PPE. More details will be provided to you upon booking your appointment. Clients with standing appointments and those who had appointments cancelled between March 24 and April 30, will be given priority when rebooking the schedule. Clients who have visited us before, but have had an appointment in the last 45 days will be considered for appointments if safety protocols allow. New clients are not being accepted at this time.
Based on recommendations and mandates from our local & state governments as well as our national professional associations, we are currently closed for group classes and private services of all types including massage, Reiki, reflexology, acupuncture, and skin care. Our studio shop will be open for a few hours each day if you need yoga mats, ToeSox, to pick up skin care products, or other items while we ride out this social-distancing requirement.
Store Hours will be posted and updated daily – check back frequently. Thursday, March 26, 11am — 1pm Friday, March 27, 8am – 10am Saturday, March 28 – until, By Appointment (please call or text Neely for arrangements at 912-399-1919)
Virtual Classes will be a mix of free broadcasts available on Facebook and Youtube and live-streaming classes on Zoom that you can access by registering for your classes on our website at least 30-minutes before class begins. Check the Class Schedule for more information.
I logged into the website to upload our most recent newsletter and realized I had not updated the news page since last summer! That is far too long, because there is so much happening at Balance right now. I’ll try to hit the highlights, but also be sure to check out our updated class, event, and workshop schedules as well as peruse our recent newsletter. We hope we’ll see you in class in the coming weeks and that’ll you’ll join us at the Good Vibes Fest in Neptune Park on SSI on April 28th from 12-4pm. (You can check out the Golden Isles Food Truck Festival #3 before or after the Good Vibes Fest!)
New Weekly Classes in downtown Brunswick
Check out our Transition Notes for our joint studio venture with Golden Isles Mindful Movement.
Sunday 3:30-4:45pm Chair/Gentle Yoga with Lenore Hervey
Monday/Wednesday 6:00-7:30pm Open Flow Yoga with Janita Nelson
Tuesday 9:30-10:45am Warm Yoga Flow + Yin with Bess Chambliss
Wednesday 8:30-9:30am Barre Fit with Bess Chambliss
Wednesday 10:00-11:15am Pranayama Flow (Body & Breath) with Pat Heran
Thursday 1:15-2:30pm Chair/Gentle Yoga with Lenore Hervey
Friday 9:00-10:15am Open Vinyasa Flow with Sheri Wesolowski
Upcoming Events, Workshops & Series
Full descriptions, prices, and details can be found on our Events page.
Friday, April 12, 10:30am-12:30pm Yamuna Body Rolling: Shoulders, Arms, and Hands with Kandy Duke
Saturday, April 27, 12:30-2:30pm Proper Foam Rolling & Stretching Techniques with Megan Higginbotham
Sunday, April 28, 12:00-4:00pm Good Vibes Fest at Neptune Park
Saturday, May 11, 12:30-2:30pm Yamuna Body Rolling: Back & Neck with Kandy Duke
Sunday, May 12, 1:00-3:30pm Opening the Heart Yoga with Brian Goodwin, EdD, LPC, RYT200 and Roxanne Turturro, LCSW
Saturday, May 18, 12:30-1:30pm How to Plan a Fitness Routine with Megan Higginbotham
Saturday, June 8, 12:30-2:30pm Yamuna Body Rolling: Save Face! with Kandy Duke
Saturday, June 15, 1:00-3:30pm Yoga + Art Therapy: Explore Dancer & Triangle + Make a Mandala with Brian Goodwin & Anna Jennings
Class Cancelations or Time Changes on the Weekly April Class Schedule
Check out our full schedule to find other classes offered by your favorite teacher or other times that we offer your favorite class.
Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement has a new class time on Tuesdays at 10:45am. The Monday morning class has been canceled.
Open Vinyasa Flow with Sheri & Joyce, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30 has been canceled at this time.
Cardio Circuit on Wednesdays at 5:45pm has been canceled.
Open Vinyasa Flow with Sheri on Fridays at 7:30am has been canceled.