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What is Yamuna Body Rolling?

Since March 2014 we’ve hosted a monthly Yamuna Body Rolling workshop or workshops with guest instructor Kandy Duke.  We’ve Saved Our Hips, Saved Our Shoulders, Saved Our Backs, and Saved Face!  Each workshop has introduced us to the wonders of body rolling and a variety of Yamuna body rolling balls in various sizes and colors.

Our workshops continue throughout the summer with:

Save Your Feet & Save Face – June 14th, 2014
Save your Knees & Save Your Feet – July 12th, 2014
*5-Hour Body Rolling Intensive – August 9th, 2014
(CE credits available for Yoga Instructors)YBR Table Treatment YBR Face

Be sure to check our MindBody scheduler for dates, times, full descriptions, pricing options, and registration options.

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from YamunaBodyRolling.com:

Yamuna Body Sustainability
Experience life-long solutions for flexibility, strength and movement at 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 and beyond.

Give Yourself more than just a new approach to fitness and body care.  Yamuna Body Sustainability is a whole new category of body awareness that responds to the reality that American standards of fitness have, over time, often proved more damaging to the body than beneficial.  Yamuna is proud to lead the movement away from regimen-focused fitness toward her own standards of body excellence.

We invite you to join us in our quest for Yamuna Body Sustainability – in all its forms:

  • Yamuna Body Logic
  • Yamuna Body Rolling
  • Yamuna Foot Fitness
  • YBR Table Treatment
  • Yamuna Save Face

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Also, here are a couple of interesting articles about Yamuna Body Rolling:

Fitness Cheat Sheet: What is Yamuna Body Rolling from the SpaFinder Wellness 365 Blog

Yamuna Body Rolling FAQ from the Action Potential Health Collective

Yamuna Body Rolling: May 10, 2014

YBR FaceYamuna Body Rolling: Save Face!

Saturday, May 10, 9:30 – 11:00am

$80 Registration Fee includes 90-min instruction &
Take Home Kit including 2 Face Balls & DVD

Pre-Registration Required; Class Limited to 5 students

We are told that the sun and other environmental factors are the primary causes of skin damage. Yamuna believes that just like every other part of our bodies, the face is subject to tremendous repetitive stress from very early on. We begin to frown, squint our eyes, clench our jaws, grind our teeth, tighten our lips and on and on. Each of us has tension patterns that we are no longer aware of that we do constantly, everyday all day. These patterns cause early bone loss, form wrinkles, cause sinus and tension headaches and TMJ. Repetitive stress and tension over the years causes problems with our sinuses, headaches, TMJ, wrinkles and a myriad of other challenges for our irreplaceable faces! In this workshop, you will learn to stimulate bones, muscle and skin, thereby keeping your face more relaxed AND beautiful!

Learning how to work on your own face with specially designed balls will give you a way to prevent aging and when you feel the difference in your face when it is relaxed versus your normal, you will want to incorporate this work into your self-care program.

Yamuna Body Rolling: Private Table SessionsYBR Table Treatment

Saturday, May 10, 11:30am – 1:00pm
Saturday May 10, 1:30pm – 3:00pm

$95 Appointment Fee
Pre-Registration Required, Only 2 appointments available

Table YBR is a nice addition to those wanting to go a little deeper
with Body Rolling. And because not all bodies respond to one single
type of treatment you may find this body work enhances your other body
work.

We start with direct bone stimulation and then work out from where the
tendon attaches to the bone down into the body of the muscle towards
its’ insertion. The ball is used to work each part in traction to
achieve greater length, tone and freedom of movement. As the therapist
works, correcting alignment of bones and muscles throughout the body
is the constant goal. In this treatment a therapist is continually
observing the alignment and correcting it with the one goal; freedom
of movement effortlessly in the client.

Yamuna Body Rolling Workshops: April 26, 2014

Yamuna Body Rolling is a small part of an ongoing Body Sustainability program for your entire body developed by Yamuna Zake.  The intention of Body Rolling is to:

  • Align all your body parts correctly
  • Make sure all your joints have their optimum range of motion
  • Remove restrictions, old injury patterns, scar tissue, adhesions, & bad posture that deter you from your favorite exercise regimen
  • Elongate, tone, and align all the muscles of the body
  • Develop a long, strong, flexible, and aligned spine

Body Rolling at Balance is brought to you by Instructor Kandy Duke, currently from Athens, GA. Kandy is a Certified Yamuna Body Rolling Practitioner, a Personal Trainer, and a Yoga & Pilates Mat Teacher.

Save Your Back! Workshop – April 26, 2014, 9:30am – 11:00am

$30 Registration Includes Instruction, Use of Mats & Yamuna Balls

Pre-Registration Required

Back Pain is the number one complaint for people seeking bodywork and exercise assistance. This class is designed to release the “stuck” feeling we all get from sitting too long at a computer, too long in our cars, too long on the phone, standing too long on our feet, or any other of those activities we do that over-work our stabilizing back muscles! We’ll work on the lower, middle and upper back and you’ll feel like you’ve had a chiropractic adjustment and a massage plus worked your abdominal muscles.

Save Your Shoulders Plus+ Workshop – April 26, 2014, 12:30pm – 2:30pm

$40 Registration Includes Instruction, Use of Mat & Yamuna Balls

Pre-Registration Required

Tight shoulders? Loss of Range of Motion? Pain in your everyday activities or during your workouts? Body Rolling addresses stuck, rigid tendons, ligaments and joints. This workshop will address those issues as well as give you rolling exercises to add to your weekly routines.  This extended workshop will also address your hands, forearms, and elbows as they relate to the movement of your shoulders.

  • Learn to release tension in your shoulders for better posture
  • Free restrictions from frozen shoulders & rotator muscle tears
  • Define your shoulder muscles for that long, lean look
  • Create & maintain shoulder flexibility to continue favorite exercise

Zentangle Workshops – April 2014

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Learn to draw beautiful art even if you have never drawn before. The Zentangle method is an easy to learn, fun and relaxing way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. All ages and all skill levels can benefit from Zentangle— increased focus and relaxation, decreased stress and fun! The Zentangle method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. Learn more at zentangle.com.

Instructor:  Susan Ricci, Certified Zentangle Teacher

6 Workshops

Introduction to Zentangle*
Exploring New Tangles
Borders/Shading/Enhancements
Black Tiles
Renaissance Tiles
Zendalas
*Introduction to Zentangle is a Pre-Requisite for All 5 Additional Workshops.

Advanced Instruction:  Additional Advanced Instruction time is available prior to the remaining 6 workshops in April.  Students may come 30 minutes early for any workshop they’ve already taken or are signed up to take that day.  Advanced techniques, review of techniques, and practice on different mediums (fabric) are just some of the topics that will be covered in advanced classes.  Students may stay through the workshop time to review or continue independent practice while Susan is teaching.

$10 per Advanced Class ~ Extra Supplies (Cards, Pens) Available for Additional Fee
Cash/Check at time of Class ~ Credit Card accepted during online registration

Interested in more than 4 Advanced sessions?  Ask about our Advanced Session Discount package: $40/advance purchase gives you access to all 6 Advanced Class times.

Dates/Times

Tuesdays 5:00 – 5:30pm  – Advanced Instruction
April 8, 22, 29

Tuesdays 5:30 – 7:30pm
April 1 – Zendalas
April 8 – Introduction to Zentangle
April 22 – Exploring More Tangles & Borders, Shading & Enhancements
April 29 – Black Tiles (Additional $5 supply fee)

Saturdays 9:30am – 10:00am – Advanced Instruction
April 12, 19

Saturdays 10:00am – 12:00pm
April 5 – Black Tiles (Additional $5 supply fee)
April 12 – Renaissance Tiles (Additional $4 supply fee)
April 19 – Zendalas

$35 Registration Per Workshop; Black Tiles & Renaissance Tiles have additional $5 Fee; All Supplies included in Registration Fee
$10 for Advanced Instruction (does not include supplies)

Register Now!

Spring Equinox Yoga Practice

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Start Your Spring Cleaning with Your Yoga Practice! Gentle Twists and Inversions help cleanse and detox the body’s tissues.

Thursday, March 20, 5:30-7:00pm with Colleen Durkin

Reservations Required; Space is LimitedCommunity Class: Donation or Class Pass

Yamuna Body Rolling Workshop: Save Your Shoulders!

Instructor: Kandy Duke
Certified Yamuna Body Rolling Practitioner, Personal Trainer, Yoga & Pilates Mat Teacher

Saturday, March 22, 9:30 – 11:00am

$30 Registration; Pre-Registration Required

  • Learn to release tension in your shoulders for better posture
  • Free restrictions from frozen shoulders & rotator muscle tears
  • Define your shoulder muscles for that long, lean look
  • Create & maintain shoulder flexibility to continue favorite exercise

Balls will be provided for the workshop, but you may also purchase them after class for continued home use.
Black Ball set ($30) | Gold Ball ($23.50) | Pump ($18)

Register Here.

Save Your Shoulders is a small part of an ongoing Body Sustainability program for your entire body.

  • Align all your body parts correctly
  • Make sure all your joints have their optimum range of motion
  • Remove restrictions, old injury patterns, scar tissue, adhesions, & bad posture that deter you from your favorite exercise regimen
  • Elongate, tone, and align all the muscles of the body
  • Develop a long, strong, flexible, and aligned spine

Zentangle Workshop Series – March 2014

4937066

Learn to draw beautiful art even if you have never drawn before. The Zentangle method is an easy to learn, fun and relaxing way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. All ages and all skill levels can benefit from Zentangle— increased focus and relaxation, decreased stress and fun! The Zentangle method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. Learn more at zentangle.com.

Instructor:  Susan Ricci, Certified Zentangle Teacher

6 Workshops

Introduction to Zentangle*
Exploring New Tangles
Borders/Shading/Enhancements
Black Tiles
Renaissance Tiles
Zendalas
*Introduction to Zentangle is a Pre-Requisite for All 5 Additional Workshops.

Dates/Times

Tuesdays 5:30 – 7:30pm
February 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1

Thursday, March 6,  4:30 – 6:30pm
Intro Only

Saturdays 10:00am – 12:00pm
March 15, 29, April 5, 12, 19
Saturday, March 22 3:30pm-5:30pm

$35 Registration Per Workshop; Black Tiles & Renaissance Tiles have additional $5 Fee; All Supplies included in Registration Fee

Register Now!

Yamuna Body Rolling Workshop: Save Your Hips!

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THERE ARE WAY TOO MANY HIP REPLACEMENTS IN OUR CULTURE

Instructor: Kandy Duke, Certified Yamuna Body Rolling Practitioner, Personal Trainer, Yoga and Pilates Mat Teacher
$30 Registration; Pre-registration Required – Class Space Limited

Saturday, March 22, 1:30 – 3:00 pm

If you are super physical and are constantly challenging your body you need to add all the Save Your Hips work to your weekly workouts.  If you are sedentary and working hours at a computer, you need to keep your hips from getting stuck and rusty in a sitting position.All of us need to keep our hip joints aligned, greased and oiled all though life for maintaining our circulation and muscular – skeletal integrity from our hip to our feet and from our hips to our head. When your thighbones are restricting your movements, it is usually because they are stuck in some position in the hip joint. This class will explore all the possible movements and connections of how to work the hip joint to the thighbone. We will work the hamstrings, quadriceps, adductors, IT band and deep lateral rotators.

Balls will be provided for the workshop, but you may also purchase them after class for continued home use.

Black Ball set ($30) | Gold Ball ($23.50) | Pump ($18)

Eventbrite - Yamuna Body Rolling Workshop: Save Your Hips
Save Your Hips is a small part of an ongoing Body Sustainability program for your entire body.
  • Align all your body parts correctly
  • Make sure all your joints have their optimum range of motion
  • Remove restrictions, old injury patterns, scar tissue, adhesions, & bad posture that deter you from your favorite exercise regimen
  • Elongate, tone, and align all the muscles of the body
  • Develop a long, strong, flexible, and aligned spine