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CLASSES

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  • YOGA

    • NuYuga 101
    • NuYuga 101

      BEGINNER

      (45 minutes)
      This class focuses on posture, breath and alignment, with special attention given to modifications. Each student will learn the foundation of yoga, what to do when there is a pose that they struggle with… and how to build self-modification awareness. These teachings within a practice build strong, ongoing relationships with NuYuga and are reminders to let the practice meet us where we are.
    • NuYuga Hatha 2
    • NuYuga Hatha 2

      BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE

      (45 minutes)
      NuYuga Hatha stimulates your mind and body by combining poses with mindful breathing techniques. This work supports the growth of strength, balance and flexibility in the mind and body. Learning to hold the poses a little longer, getting stronger and having more self-awareness will come organically… both in class and as you move through everyday life.
    • NuYuga Hatha 3
    • NuYuga Hatha 3

      ADVANCED

      (60 minutes)
      This practice combines poses with mindful breathing techniques to improve balance and flexibility and total all around health. In this class, you will hold poses longer and will begin a varied selection of challenging balancing poses, advanced chest openers and inversions. Your practice will grow leaps and bounds in this stimulating, fun and fulfilling class.
    • NuYuga Vinyasa 2
    • NuYuga Vinyasa 2

      INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED

      (45 minutes)
      This dynamic class increases the pace of transitioning from pose to pose. You’ll move deeper into the asanas while connecting on a deeper level with your breath. This practice stimulates your cardiovascular health while subduing your wandering mind allowing you to move from the inside out. Eventually winding down, everything comes full circle in a peaceful savasana.
    • NuYuga Vinyasa 3
    • NuYuga Vinyasa 3

      ADVANCED

      (60 minutes)
      This dynamic class increases the pace of transitioning from pose to pose. You’ll move deeper into the asanas while connecting on a deeper level with your breath. This practice stimulates your cardiovascular health while subduing your wandering mind allowing you to move from the inside out. At this advanced level some extra challenging poses such as inversions, balancing poses and even some deep abdominal work. Eventually winding down, everything comes full circle in a peaceful savasana.
    • NuYuga Restorative
    • NuYuga Restorative

      ALL LEVELS

      (60 minutes)
      NuYuga Restorative is a class that restores your body; breath, mind and soul back to balance. You will be guided to breathe, stretch and do restful poses designed to stimulate the ongoing healing of the body in many healthful ways. With this practice, you will learn to love to unplug, allowing you to feel healthier, happier and stronger in everyday life!
    • Movement to Meditation
    • Movement to Meditation

      ALL LEVELS

      (45 minutes)
      Movement To Meditation is a yoga/meditation class designed to assist students to get on a deeper path to wellness. Countless benefits come from meditation practices including better health, youthfulness and a higher level of happiness. Beginning with gentle movements, breath work, intention setting and relaxation, students are led to sit in stillness for 20 minutes using supportive props. This practice expands physical and mental consciousness, strengthens postural awareness and softens mental chatter; so more clarity, peace and presence can be realized both on and off the mat
  • PILATES

    • Pilates 1
    • Pilates 1

      BEGINNER

      (30 mins)
      Mat Pilates combines a series of core-strengthening exercises designed to tone, lift and strengthen the core. Mat Pilates supports the spine to be upright for years and decades to come and can even make people feel taller. You will see changes in the shape of your body as well as in your posture that only strength, awareness and core strength can bring.
    • Pilates 2
    • Pilates 2

      INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED

      (45 Minutes)
      While you continue to learn more and become stronger, you will be challenged to work a little harder while being led through sequences of unique and specific core exercises. Using the body weight, bands, balls and circles for assistance and resistance, you will quickly notice changes in your posture that only strength, awareness and core strength can bring.
    • Pilates 3
    • Pilates 3

      ADVANCED

      (60 Minutes)
      As your mat Pilates practice grows, you will be challenged to work a little harder while being led through sequences of unique and specific core exercises. Using the body weight, bands, balls and circles for assistance and resistance, you will quickly notice the power you have built into your posture. This one-hour class will strengthen your core muscles at the most challenging level. You will notice as you strengthen your mind, that your muscles, spine and spirit will follow.
  • POSTURE CYCLE®

    • Posture Cycle® 1
    • Posture Cycle® 1

      BEGINNER

      (30 minutes)
      Holding one’s body in proper alignment while cycling is important. In Posture Cycle®, we focus on alignment over intensity, but you’ll still get steamy. Emphasizing breath and healthy form while pedaling is a postural game changer, both on and off the bike. Though it can feel challenging at first, by keeping it simple and starting slowly, progress comes rapidly. With no impact posture cycle in your regular routine, not only will your posture improve both on and off the bike, but also you’ll look and feel leaner… in just weeks.
    • Posture Cycle® 2
    • Posture Cycle® 2

      INTERMEDIATE

      (45 minutes)
      Holding one’s body in proper alignment while cycling is important. In Posture Cycle®, we focus on alignment over intensity, but you’ll still get steamy. Emphasizing breath and healthy form while pedaling is a postural game changer, both on and off the bike. Though it can feel challenging at first, by keeping it simple and pedaling at the right speed for you, progress comes rapidly. With no impact posture cycle in your regular routine, not only will your posture improve both on and off the bike, but also you’ll look and feel leaner… in just weeks.
    • Posture Cycle® 3
    • Posture Cycle® 3

      ADVANCED

      (60 minutes)
      Holding one’s body in proper alignment while cycling is important. In Posture Cycle®, we focus on alignment over intensity, but you’ll still get steamy. Emphasizing breath and healthy form while pedaling is a postural game changer, both on and off the bike. By keeping it simple and maintaining a pace where you sit on the edge of discomfort, your form becomes your focus. With no impact posture cycle in your regular routine, not only will your posture improve both on and off the bike, but also you’ll look and feel leaner… in just weeks.
  • CARDIO

    • Cardio Conditioning 1
    • Cardio Conditioning 1

      BEGINNER

      (30 minutes)
      Aerobic Throw Back Class. This class is a freshened up old-school aerobics class. We brought the original idea of this class back to life with smart mechanics and our NuYu flair. For those who love to walk and want to step it up and venture outside the comfort zone, this class is for you… so watch out Jane Fonda because Cardio Conditioning is here to stay.
    • Cardio Conditioning 2
    • Cardio Conditioning 2

      INTERMEDIATE

      (45 minutes)
      Aerobic Throw Back Class. This class is a freshened up old-school aerobics class. We brought the original idea of this class back to life with smart mechanics and our NuYu flair. For those who love to walk and want to step it up and venture outside the comfort zone, this class is for you… so watch out Jane Fonda because Cardio Conditioning is here to stay.
    • Cardio Conditioning 3
    • Cardio Conditioning 3

      ADVANCED

      (60 minutes)
      Aerobic Throw Back Class. This class is a freshened up old-school aerobics class. We brought the original idea of this class back to life with smart mechanics and our NuYu flair. For those who love to walk and want to step it up and venture outside the comfort zone, this class is for you… so watch out Jane Fonda because Cardio Conditioning is here to stay.
    • Posture Cycle® 1
    • Posture Cycle® 1

      BEGINNER

      (30 minutes)
      Holding one’s body in proper alignment while cycling is important. In Posture Cycle® we focus on alignment over intensity, emphasizing breath and healthy form while pedaling. This mentality is a postural game changer, both on and off the bike. Though it can feel challenging at first, by keeping it simple and starting slowly, progress comes rapidly. With no-impact posture cycle in your regular routine, not only will your posture improve both on and off the bike, but also you’ll look and feel leaner… in just weeks.
    • Posture Cycle® 2
    • Posture Cycle® 2

      INTERMEDIATE

      (45 minutes)
      Holding one’s body in proper alignment while cycling is important. In Posture Cycle® we focus on alignment over intensity, emphasizing breath and healthy form while pedaling. This mentality is a postural game changer, both on and off the bike. Though it can feel challenging at first, by keeping it simple and starting slowly, progress comes rapidly. With no-impact posture cycle in your regular routine, not only will your posture improve both on and off the bike, but also you’ll look and feel leaner… in just weeks.
    • Posture Cycle® 3
    • Posture Cycle® 3

      ADVANCED

      (60 minutes)
      Holding one’s body in proper alignment while cycling is important. In Posture Cycle® we focus on alignment over intensity, emphasizing breath and healthy form while pedaling. This mentality is a postural game changer, both on and off the bike. Though it can feel challenging at first, by keeping it simple and starting slowly, progress comes rapidly. With no-impact posture cycle in your regular routine, not only will your posture improve both on and off the bike, but also you’ll look and feel leaner… in just weeks.
  • MINDFUL STRENGTHENING

    • Revolution Ballet 1
    • Revolution Ballet 1

      BEGINNER

      (30 minutes)
      Revolution Ballet is the NuYu barre-less barre class. Designed to enhance your body through balance, leg strengthening and isometric exercises using slow graceful movements, this class uplifts your body. While maintaining a connection to your posture and alignment, your body will move with precision control and power strengthening and elongating your body in a whole new way. With this class on your weekly list of things to do, you will notice more strength and gracefulness in everything you do.
    • Revolution Ballet 2
    • Revolution Ballet 2

      INTERMEDIATE

      (45 minutes)
      Revolution Ballet is the NuYu barre-less barre class. Designed to enhance your body through balance, leg strengthening and isometric exercises using slow graceful movements, this class uplifts your body. While maintaining a connection to your posture and alignment, your body will move with precision control and power strengthening and elongating your body in a whole new way. With this class on your weekly list of things to do, you will notice more strength and gracefulness in everything you do.
    • Revolution Ballet 3
    • Revolution Ballet 3

      ADVANCED

      (60 minutes)
      Revolution Ballet is the NuYu barre-less barre class. Designed to enhance your body through balance, leg strengthening and isometric exercises using slow graceful movements, this class uplifts your body. While maintaining a connection to your posture and alignment, your body will move with precision control and power strengthening and elongating your body in a whole new way. With this class on your weekly list of things to do, you will notice more strength and gracefulness in everything you do.
    • Spine Align
    • Spine Align 2

      ALL LEVELS

      (45 minutes)
      In Spine Align, members begin by lying spine down on a foam roller, allowing gravity to restore the natural spine shape. Using weights, resistance bands and slow precision movements, the chest opens allowing the upper back muscles to get back to work. Finally using the roller to self-massage and release tightness, this class leaves your musculoskeletal system open, spacious, aligned and healthy. This class builds the strength of important muscles in body and mind, that will keep you upright through the years.
    • Body Language 1
    • Body Language 1

      BEGINNER

      (30 minutes)
      This mat based class is the essence of physical sculpting. Beginning with a heat producing warm up, the body is then guided through a series of exercises using weights, resistance bands, balance building techniques and full body weight resistance. These exercises teach us to relax the non-necessary muscles and engage the proper ones. This allows for correct form and posture while building strength and definition throughout the body.
    • Body Language 2
    • Body Language 2

      INTERMEDIATE

      (45 minutes)
      This mat based class is the essence of physical sculpting. Beginning with a heat producing warm up, the body is then guided through a series of exercises using weights, resistance bands, balance building techniques and full body weight resistance. These exercises teach us to relax the non-necessary muscles and engage the proper ones. This allows for correct form and posture while building strength and definition throughout the body producing muscle definition in all the right places.
    • Body Language 3
    • Body Language 3

      ADVANCED

      (60 minutes)
      This mat based class is the essence of physical sculpting. Beginning with a heat producing warm up, the body is then guided through a series of exercises using weights, resistance bands, balance building techniques and full body weight resistance These exercises teach us to relax the non-necessary muscles and engage the proper ones. This allows for correct form and posture while building strength and definition throughout the body producing muscle definition in all the right places.
    • Stretch It Out
    • Stretch It Out

      ALL LEVELS

      (45 minutes)
      Stretch It Out is designed to bring you back to your breath while releasing tightness in muscles and connective tissue. With the help of foam rollers, resistance bands and massage balls, tightness is released in the chest, neck, shoulders, lower back, thighs, calves and feet.
    • Vitamin Exercise
    • Vitamin Exercise

      ALL LEVELS

      (30 minutes)
      If you want a quick fix, this class gives you a daily dose of balanced fitness. After stretching, moving, aligning, strengthening, challenging, breathing, twisting and inverting for a half an hour, you will leave feeling exhilarated, and can check your daily exercise off your list of things to do. Vitamin Exercise is designed for those who want to do something kind and healthy for their body, without having to give up too much time.

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What's All the Hype About The Breath and Breathing?

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Stressed, anyone? Whether it’s work, responsibilities, relationships, or the same old nonsense, stress is toxic! Sure, you’d love to motivate yourself to take up a meditation practice, yoga class or some other endeavor that promises an effective retreat from the weight of daily pressures, but who has the time? Running to the beat of a constant to-do list in life puts us in a state where our brains are constantly churning in thought like a mouse on a hamster wheel…

If you are overwhelmed by your to-do list, your job, or other things that do not truly serve you to be freaked by, why not take a deep breath?

If you stop, focus, and take a deep and cleansing breath, your eyesight gets clearer and colors are brighter… we see more beauty. Experts are increasingly recognizing the value in, and recommending, breathing exercises to relieve stress and to reap the benefits of deep, life changing physical rewards. Breathing exercises create positive changes that help improve conditions as severe as asthma, depression, and heart issues.

Breathing exercises improve lung function by “stretching” airway tissue and inducing the release of a protective chemical known to maintain airway integrity. Deep breathing also shifts the body out of sympathetic nervous system control and into a parasympathetic mode, which is a healthier, calmer state of existence. An ongoing practice of reducing stress through breathing preserves the immune system, keeps blood pressure low, keeps the heart rate in check and leaves us more centered and healthy. Breathe That In!

To begin a practice of breathing for your health, where you will be able to recognize changes in your overall well-being, take a week and do the following:

Find a quiet place where you can lie down on you back in a comfortable position and put your hands on your chest and stomach.

  1. Inhale through your nose slowly, filling your abdomen so that your belly rises and reaches away from the spine.
  2. Hold the breath for a second or two and then exhale through your mouth with your jaw slightly hanging down just enough so that your lips are slightly open.
  3. Exhale slowly, taking nearly twice as long to release the breath out.
  4. You can repeat in your mind, “I’m inhaling 2, 3, 4”, then pause at the top of the breath”, “I’m exhaling 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8” pause at the bottom of the breath and begin again. You can Increase your number count as the power of your breath strengthens, as long as your entire body stays soft and relaxed)
  5. Focus on your breath until you feel your stomach rise and fall more dramatically than your chest with each inhalation and exhalation.
  6. Do 4-8 breath cycles upon waking up in the morning, midday and before bed everyday for a week… you will experience the benefits.

Let it be soft and organic, without trying too hard. Simply lay yourself down and breathe. Breath work has the ability to make you calmer in your life, forever changing the quality of your physical, spiritual and mental well-being.

Below Are Some Of The Benefits of Deep Breathing:

IMMUNE SYSTEM
– Increases vital energy of self-healing and detoxifying
– Accelerates regeneration of tissues
– Speeds recovery from trauma, illness and disease

THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
– Aids in relief of respiratory difficulties
– Opens up the chest to make breathing easier and fuller
– Maintains body balance and expels CO2

CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
– Improves blood circulation and relieves congestion
– Increases flow of oxygen to organs
– Eases the strain on the heart by increasing oxygen flow to the heart

THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
– Calms chronic anxiety
– Healthfully stimulates the nervous system when fatigue is present

THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
– Proper diaphragmatic action massages the internal organs, significantly aiding their function
– Calms emotions that affect the parasympathetic nervous system including rest, digestion & healing

THE LYMPHATICS SYSTEM
– Increases depth and continuity of lymphatic fluid circulation
– Helps speed recovery after major illnesses

MUSCULAR/LIGAMENTS
– Connects your mind and body
– Improves coordination and grace and self-awareness

STRUCTURAL
– Releases and reduces muscular tension that causes structural problems
– Helps increase flexibility and strength of joints

PHYSICAL APPEARANCE
– Reduces wrinkles due to improved circulation and blood oxygen flow
– Results in radiant skin at any age

MENTAL
– Improves mental concentration and observation
– Lowers stress levels creating more clarity
-  Stimulates a greater learning capacity

EMOTIONAL
– Produces profound relaxation and inner peace
– Strengthens coping skills

SPIRITUAL
– Heightens intuition
– Balances energy systems

SEXUAL ENJOYMENT
– Regulates intensity of orgasm
– High relaxation levels and self-love bring more desire

 

Why Eat Seasonally?

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Many of us have our go-to foods that we habitually choose to eat through the year, but our body's nutritional needs do, in fact, change along with the seasons.
If we eat seasonally, consuming fruits and vegetables that nature has given us at that precise time, the result is said to be that we will feel better, more youthful, and have a stronger immune system.

Though it may seem to be on trend, eating seasonally isn't a new idea. Before worldwide transport was as swift and routine as it is today, eating seasonally and locally was just what everyone did. No one assumed you could get watermelon during winter, or chestnuts in the summer. And just because we are now able to it doesn't mean that we should.

Making food selections based on a seasonal cycle is believed to help keep the body in balance to avoid illness. In the nutritional philosophies of Ayurvedic medicine, which is an ancient Hindu system of healing, it says that imbalance causes disease. In Sanskrit, the word "Ayurveda" means the "science of life." The primary goal of Ayurvedic medicine is to support long and healthy balanced lives.

Nature gives us what we need when we need it. Being mindful in selecting fresh and local fruits and vegetables is always a good choice. Seasonal food is fresher, tastier and more nutritious than food consumed out of season. Plus, it's less expensive and supports the environment!

Foods grown closer to where we live are harvested at the peak of freshness, and are not forced to undergo unnatural preserving processes. A recent study found that direct-to-consumer producers used less pesticides and herbicides than conventional producers. Eating locally also exposes us to many options we may not otherwise eat, which adds a variety of nutrients to our diets.

SUMMER: In the summer, we are extra active, spend more time outdoors and have more hours of daylight. Natural carbohydrates found in summer fruits and vegetables such as corn, peaches, melon and berries can help keep us sustained. As the temperatures rise, we also perspire more and require additional hydration. Drinking extra water, as well as eating liquid-rich foods such as watermelon, cucumbers and tomatoes and leafy green lettuce, like romaine, can help us endure.

FALL: As the cool air of fall moves in, our bodies start to crave fewer raw salads and more cooked, warming foods such as soups, stews, meat, nuts and avocados. An abundance of apples, which are high in fiber and pectin, are available to help cleanse the intestines and support digestion, especially the digestion of fat.

WINTER: In winter the air becomes dry and cold, so we need to focus on foods that are higher in fats and protein such as meat and nuts. The cold and the wind can dry out our skin, sinuses, throat and our hair. To counteract the drying effects of winter, a high-protein, high-fat diet of healthy oily foods help replenish our depleted moisture. Avocados, beets, winter squash, nuts, meat, deep-sea fish and olive oil all aid in keeping our bodies warm, moist and nourished.

SPRING: In the spring, our bodies naturally want to shed the extra pounds many of us put on over winter. The spring harvest supports us by bringing us bitter greens such as arugula and asparagus as well as many grains, such as farro and couscous. Many of these foods help us detoxify our liver from the fats and heavier food we ate all winter, making us feel lighter and more energetic.

Like any diet change, don't go crazy with it! There are great benefits, but if it becomes your law, you may lose sight of those benefits. If you doctor recommends you eat more leafy greens eat them regardless of whether or not they are in season!

Being mindful of seasonal eating gives you a whole new perspective and puts you on a path of awareness. Do what you can, when you can, and the winds of seasonal change will likely blow you in the direction of all around better health, which is a welcomed byproduct year round!