December 2016

Gratitude... As I reach the end of my twelfth year in business I'm full of wonder, and yes, gratitude. Not a day goes by that I don't marvel at what a kind community of mindful people we are given the opportunity to share and learn from each day at BALANCE. 
Thank you for another sweet year. I look forward to many more in our new home.

HOLIDAY BREAK: We are closed Thursday, 12/22 through Saturday, 12/31
Note: Nikole's Classes will be cancelled on Monday, Dec 12th

DoTerra essential oils are the gold standard. We proudly offer them at the studio.
Our current favorites are available bottled or in roller vials for convenient (all day) use...
Clary Calm (for Women) Balances mood and hormonal swings...The best blend for your worst week
Balance (Grounding blend) Promotes tranquility and relaxation; perfect blend to start or end your day
InTune (Focus blend) Enhances sustained concentration. Includes Patchouli, Frankincense, Ylang Ylang, and Roman Chamomile
OnGuard (Protective blend) Immunity booster. Includes clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and rosemary. 

During the holiday season classes are especially FULL. We will be implementing our 12-hour cancellation policy. If you're not able to attend class, please let us know. Someone else might really need to be here...

SUNDAY, JANUARY 15TH at 9:00am
Please join us for our first ever Sunday Flow at BALANCE with MEG WHITNEY
Local yoga instructor/educator Meg Whitney's  classes are thoughtful, engaging, and a weekly MUST for maintaining peace of mind. More info soon...

Simple Steps towards Improving your PILATES Practice
I recommend approaching your practice as you would Life. Be kind to yourself above all.
1. LISTEN to your body. Zoning into your body's subtle cues is the first step towards real physical change. Each day is different as is your physical body. Treat it well and be patient. 
2. Build an INNER dialogue of positivity. Practice feeling grateful for what your body can do as opposed to being disappointed in what it cannot. Try taking an entire class WITHOUT negative self talk. 
3. MINDFUL movement over choreography. Think about how you approach movement rather than the final outcome. Spinal articulation leads to a supportive, healthy Bridge. Exhaling deepens the connection to our deepest core muscles. Make movement more than just the pose.
4. Choose to BE PRESENT. Errands, work, and every other little thing will be there waiting for you in an hour. With a mindful practice you are better equipped to handle what life brings.
It is our sincere hope to provide opportunities to better your BALANCE (and peace of mind) every time you walk through our doors.
We care about how you feel.  Find balance at BALANCE.