Somatics & Fitness

Exploration of the many faces of movement


Somatics & Fitness

 

Bodies in Motion: Explorations in Movement, Fitness and Fun

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Instructor: Joseph Sargent
Date: Saturdays
Time: 12:30-1:45pm
Price: $18 drop in, $150 for 10-class card

Discover a new kind of fitness and expand your embodied experience through explorations in movement and somatic awareness.

Restore your body’s natural functional movement capabilities; rehabilitate old injuries and prevent new ones; relax your body and reclaim control of your nervous system; learn new movement skills, rhythmic coordination, and dance floorwork; develop greater internal awareness and connection throughout your body as well as greater ease of movement and command of the space around you. Students will be encouraged to connect with others through interactive movement and PLAY. This class will be motivated, above all, by an open curiosity towards the body and what it means to be fully alive in our bodies. All levels of skill and experience are welcome.  

Joe Sargent will be leading this class. His influences include gymnastics, circus arts, martial arts, modern dance, Feldenkrais, Continuum Movement, Tom Weksler, Ido Portal, Fighting Monkey Practice, among others.

For questions or to register, email Joe at Joseph.b.sargent@gmail.com


Strength and Mobility Circuit Training

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Instructor: Joseph Sargent
Date: Mondays, beginning September 10
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Price: $16 drop in, $140 for 10-class card

Build a foundation of strength and mobility through gymnastic circuit training! Intense sequences of exercises will develop core, upper, and lower body strength, while preserving joint integrity and optimal form. Students will learn how to train using primarily their own body-weight to develop high levels of strength, coordinative control, and active joint mobility. This is a perfect class for anyone looking to tone and strengthen their body safely and progressively.

For questions or to register, email Joe at joseph.b.sargent@gmail.com


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Stretching 101

Instructor: Kevin Comeau
Date: Wednesdays, beginning September 19
Time: 12-12:45pm
Price: $18 drop-in, $60 for 4-class series

Explore your true length!  Stretching is an activity most admire, but few do.  Many factors keep people from starting a flexibility program.  Two of the most common are: embarrassment over the current state of affairs (I’m stiff!), and confusion over how to proceed. In this 4-week class, we will start from the beginning and build a solid base of knowledge about flexibility.  We will answer the following questions:

What is a stretch?  How does it differ from strengthening muscles?
What difference will stretching make?
What is the anatomy behind stretching?
How often should I stretch?  How long do I hold one?
Are there different ways of stretching?  Which is best for me?

Each class will last 45 minutes, and include:

Brief discussion and check-in
Warmup
Featured stretches and modalities
Quiet relaxation
Optional homework

The class is open to anyone who wants to explore his or her capacity for greater suppleness, and by extension, greater ease of movement and day to day comfort.  No previous experience is assumed.

For questions or to register, email Kevin at kevincomeau1989@gmail.com


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Head-to-toe on the go  Cardio Conditioning

Instructor: Dr. Laleh Talebian
Date: Fridays, beginning September 14- October 19
Time:7-8am
Price: $16 drop in, $90 for 6-class series

This class is in a circuit format, with multiple stations and various components, including strength building, resistance training, core conditioning, balance and stability, and cardiovascular training.The basic structure of the class remains the same, however, the stations and exercises change weekly in order to keep you engaged, challenged, and invigorated each week. You will leave this class feeling challenged but energized, motivated and excited to return.

For questions or to register, email Laleh at contact@drlaleh.com


Happy Joints

Instructor: Erin McCabe
Date: Sundays, September 23- November 4 (no class September 30 & October 28)
Time: 1-3pm
Price: $25 drop-in,  5-classes for $100

This workshop series will focus on some of the major joints in our bodies to help you learn how to move, stabilize and maintain healthy and happy joints. The practice will focus on release work using blocks and balls, mobility exercises, and yoga asana. Be prepared to leave with new knowledge of your body, how to reduce pain and stress on joints, and feeling like your body has a bit more space! 

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Dates:
Spine 9/23
Hips 10/7
Shoulders 10/14
Knees 10/21
Hands & Feet 11/4

For questions or to register, email Erin at hierinmccabe@gmail.com