Audrey Pratt

Essentrics™ Monday & Wednesday Mornings, 9:15 am Essentrics dynamically stretches and strengthens every muscle in the body, rebalancing the muscular structure in continuous rotational movements. The unique flowing movements of the Essentrics™ program have been proven to simultaneously slenderize and tone the abs, waist, and back with simple yet powerful Essentrics™ strengthening exercises. This is a full-body flexibility technique that works through the muscle chains liberating, relieving from tension and empowering the muscles in the process. Cardio Tone Thursday Mornings, 9:15 am Saturday Mornings, July 18 & 25, 9am Saturday Morning, Aug 1, 9am A mix of cardio intervals followed by intervals of bodyweight and weight bearing exercises designed to burn fat more effectively and...

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Carlos da Silva

Body Deja Vu Mondays, Wednesdays, 9:15am Saturday Mornings, 9:00am (starting in Sept, 2015) Body Deja Vu is a high-energy cardio dance-infused workout. Carlos has taken some of the hottest dance moves from Brazil to Scotland and everything in between and blended them into easy-to-follow dance steps that will allow you to get into the best shape of your life, and have fun doing it! When you join Carlos for his one hour class, your body and mind will experience a new world of energy. He mixes sizzling Latin inspired moves, seductive belly dance, hip hop, and the tantalizing moves of burlesque, plus more! From the second you get on the dance floor, you will be...

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Dawn Theilen

TRX Pilates Style Fridays, 9:15 am  Come experience TRX in a new light. This slow paced, gentle class uses the TRX suspension trainer to build muscle, strengthen core, and increase flexibility; but unlike TRX mix, each exercise is modified so older students and people with limitations can enjoy a challenging and successful class. Pilates mat work will be used with the suspension trainer, but foot strap use will be voluntary. TRX Pilates Style will change your shape and create a stronger, healthier YOU! Instructor BIO Dawn Theilen C.P.T The Fundamentals of Fitness instructor I have been an athlete since the age of three. My love of fitness has continued throughout my life and for...

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Doug McBee

Yoga – Pilates Blend Doug is our Official Substitute Instructor Extraordinaire (OSIE)! There are Pilates classes in Sonoma, and there are yoga classes in Sonoma, but there haven’t been any combinations of the two until now. en-er-gy brings to you the Pilates-Yoga Blend, two disciplines that mix like gin and vermouth. Pilates moves that stretch you +  yoga poses that turn your core muscles into red hot steel.  Join Doug for the best of both worlds. Each class will be a little different, and you’ll leave feeling taller, stronger, and all stretched out.  Whether dancing, playing golf or picking up the baby, Yoga-Pilates Blend has a multitude of benefits for everyone! Namaste, baby! About Doug...

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Jennifer Grais

Shamanic Journey Dates for Spring Equinox & Beltane Journeys to be announced SOON! Cost: $20.00 cash or check Register with Renee Wiggs 707-217-4584 or  reneewiggs@mac.com Class Information: Please email Jennifer Grais The classic shamanic journey is a visionary method that has been used for thousands of years to explore the hidden universe known mainly through myth and dream. Join us and learn how the shamanic journey is utilized to help restore spiritual power and health both at home and around the globe. No previous knowledge required. Those who have more experience are also welcome. Please bring a rattle, a journal, an eye-covering, and if you wish, anything you’d like to add to the altar....

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Kyle Minda

Gentle Yoga Wednesdays, 10:30 am A chance to calm the nervous system and bring awareness to the body, heart, and mind. Strengthen, balance, and unwind in this 60 minute practice. Through gentle Hatha postures, lengthened stretching, deep body awareness, and mindfulness meditation, cultivate a sense of joy and clarity to carry with you off the mat. All levels welcome. About Kyle An artist, teacher, and seeker, Kyle is a 200 Hr RYT in the Himalayan Tradition of Raja Yoga. Deeply connected to the practices of yoga, meditation, and creative exploration, she began practicing asana in 2004 and was introduced to vipassana meditation and intuitive painting in 2010. The light-hearted spirit and passion of her teachings...

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Leslie Murphy

Movement/Mindfulness Yoga Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:45 am  Class begins with seated meditation. Long held poses (yin) and flowing sequences (yang) are combined with the intention of balance, well-being and awareness of source energy.  Focus is on breath, alinement and trusting the intelligence of the body. Class ends with relaxation. Inspire yourself and heal! Yin/Restorative Yoga Thursdays, 10:30am – 11:45am Restorative Yoga helps lower heart rate and blood pressure and boosts the immune system by calming the sympathetic nervous system and stimulating the para-sympathetic nervous system. It allows you to move from the fight or flight mode into the relaxation response. Anxiety, depression and fatigue can all be addressed with restorative yoga. Relax and let...

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Lilly Freeland

Belly Dance Wednesday Evenings, 6:15 pm  This class will build your foundation in Belly Dance basics and beyond while improving coordination, flexibility, as well as toning your core with every movement. No dance experience is necessary. The best part about taking Belly Dance is that you will have so much fun you won’t even realize you are exercising. For the more serious dancer, monthly performance opportunities are available. To advance your dance skills to a proficient performance ready level, Belly Dance must be practiced consistently. Class consists of a warm-up, technique drills & combos, choreography, and stretching. All levels are welcome as you develop your technique, posture, and sense of rhythm. About Lilly Born...

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Lori Marioni

Pilates Infused Core Tuesdays, 9:15 am It’s all about the abs! This class focuses on the core (your abdominals) with every movement. Stretching, toning, strengthening and stamina – with the benefit of exercises that sculpt a flatter stomach. A traditional Pilates mat class combined with roller and ball work builds muscle strength and rebalances the body. Fun, invigorating and powerful! About Lori: Lori began teaching dance aerobics in Colorado at the age of 16. She went on to become a fitness instructor at her Community College. While working on her degree in Community Health, Lori came to California to participate in a 9 week internship at the Sonoma Mission Inn, here in Sonoma. Upon...

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Maria Werth

Pilates Maria is currently a Pilates sub. We’re blessed to have her as a back-up! An invigorating workout to increase athletic performance, raise the awareness of breath, and improve posture, strength, and flexibility in our daily lives. About Maria:  Maria is Polestar trained/certified through Sean and Haley Healey, Owner of Carpe Diem Health Center in Eugene, Or.  She began teaching Pilates in June 2005 and originally worked with Allegro programs, beginning through advanced, both in class settings and privately.For the past 5 years, Maria has been teaching in Bend, OR; primarily mat classes, focusing on challenging all skill levels from beginning to advanced.Originally from Northern Michigan, Maria, her husband, Kj and their Golden Retriever,...

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Misty Green

Mystic Flow Yoga A Favorite Yoga Sub! Mystic Flow Yoga is open to all levels.  Postures are linked together and flow with emphasis on strength & meditative breathing.  Through the breath, music and colorful language, you will awaken core energy…your true source.  Leave feeling clear headed and having a sense of deep relaxation. About Misty Yoga and meditation has a way of combating aging and strengthening the body, but it can also completely transform the emotional body. Misty Green fell in love with the way yoga and meditation made her feel and the possibilities of where yoga and meditation could take her spiritually. Her passion for sharing yoga and meditation with others and being...

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Olivia Chaaban

Hatha Flow Yoga Tuesdays, 8:00am All skill levels are welcome! This practice is all-inclusive, emphasizing consciousness & spiritual self-realization. It’s your invitation to a clear mind through thoughtful movements and guided breathing. Postures are fun, challenging and accessible. You’ll leave feeling accomplished and strong! About Olivia Olivia Chaaban has been practicing yoga in Sonoma County for the last ten years. She has a passion for yoga and the balance, peace and joy a regular practice brings to life. Olivia recently completed a 200 hour Raja Yoga Teacher Training with Lisa Murray and Barbra Brady at the Yoga Community. She aims to construct a class that is accessible yet challenging for students with the intention to awaken the true inner guru...

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Renee Wiggs

True Body Tone Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 6:00 am Start your day off feelin’ great! This class takes you  through an eclectic mix of sculpting, toning, balancing and stretching. Using a variety of equipment, you will work to embrace & enhance your TRUE body. No two people are alike; there’s only one of YOU! Treat yourself to a workout designed to appreciate, complement and strengthen all of YOUR powerfully beautiful features. Continued attendance will improve balance, flexibility and peace of mind.  All Levels Welcome. en-er-gy STEP Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:45 am It’s fast, it’s fun and it’s perfect for those who want to “fly” on the bench. A quick warm-up stretch leads you right into...

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Sally Mitchell

Iron Yoga Wednesday Mornings, 8:00 am (starts August 12, 2015) Iron Yoga is a challenging, full body workout utilizing dumbbells for upper body weight training exercises, while performing a series of power yoga poses for the core and lower body strength. The Iron Yoga practice will help you to burn more calories, build greater strength, lose weight and meet your fitness goals. Blending yoga flow, core strength, and stretching, you will get an all over body workout and practice. Read more about Iron Yoga at www.ironyoga.com. All levels welcome and encouraged!         Vinyasa Flow Yoga Friday Mornings, 8:00 am (starts August 14, 2015) Vinyasa Flow Yoga consists of flowing movements combined with slow and...

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Shauna Rowley

Sunshine Soul Flow Yoga Thursdays, 8:00am As energizing as your morning cup of tea or coffee, but without the jitters! Sunshine Soul Flow Yoga combines Sun salutations, standing poses and back bends with a soft flow pace and detailed instruction suitable for a beginner, yet enjoyable for all levels. Wanna really RISE and SHINE? Come join US! About Shauna: After 15 years of practicing and loving Yoga, Shauna studied and completed Sonoma Yoga Community’s 200 hour Advanced Studies and Yoga Teacher training Program in Raja and Hatha Yoga. She’s strongly influenced by Shiva Rea’s Prana Flow style, and has also practiced the Raviana style of Kundalini Yoga for several years. Her teaching aim is to bring balance and...

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