New Class: Hatha-Vinyasa Yoga and Pilates

Monica Brinn brings a totally new way to move with her yoga-pilates fusion to Joe’s Movement Emporium’s studios. Join her Tuesdays in our beautiful studio for core strengthening movements for all ages, abilities and levels of experience. First two weeks of classes free!

Sign up online using Mindbody to reserve your slot in Monica’s first two weeks of FREE Hatha-Vinyasa Yoga & Pilates!

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Tuesday, April 18th from 6:30 – 7:30 | Tuesday, April 25th from 6:30 – 7:30

As a Joe’s class, all 10-class pass holders will be able to use their pass to participate in Powell’s class. Drop in rate remains $13 for adults and $10 for seniors.

Why fuse yoga and pilates in one class?

After over 10 years of practicing both yoga and pilates, Brinn felt a Hatha-Vinyasa Yoga and Pilates fusion classes a natural combination. The class is suitable for all levels, and instruction will include variations to challenge more intermediate students and to develop more beginner students.

Even if you have never practiced yoga, you can begin your journey here! Or if you have been practicing for years, continue your journey and to deepen your practice here.

Brinn has particular interest in back and knee health and her classes will always focus on alignment and safety. Classes will include breath integration, deep stretching, balance and core work, sun salutations, a variety of postures and relaxation.

This is an active class with the goal of improved strength, flexibility, focus and overall physical and mental health. (Note: This practice is not appropriate for women in their second or third trimester of pregnancy.)

Meet Monica below:

13728928_1133839886686312_1594808047913237939_nMonica Brinn is a 500-hour certified yoga teacher specializing in Hatha-Vinyasa style yoga. She has been practicing some form of yoga or Pilates for over 10 years. Because of years Pilates practice she incorporates core work into her yoga teaching; and because she has practiced and studied Iyengar yoga with an emphasis on back health, she is heavily focused on alignment. Monica received her most recent certification at the Association for Yoga and Meditation in Rishikesh, India. She grew up mostly in Virgina, but lived up and down the east coast from Massachusetts to Florida. After five years in California, she headed overseas, and she has lived in three countries in the past 9 years. Now, she is thrilled to be settling for a while her in Mt Rainier and the DC area.

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Schedule:
Tuesday 6:30 – 7:30 starting April 18th
(First two weeks of classes FREE!)
$13 to drop in or use your Joe’s 10 class pass ($110)

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MELT Method Returns to Joe’s – Monthly Workshops

Joe’s Movement Emporium is thrilled to welcome back Amy Liss for a 6-month workshop series featuring the incredible MELT Method®. The workshops are $30/person to drop in and each workshop has a cap of only 20 people so it is recommended to register in advance.

See below for workshop details and dates. All workshops require no previous experience and equipment will be provided for all attendees use during workshop. Kits and DVDs will be sold at the workshop.

About the MELT Method

REGISTER NOW BUTTONThe MELT Method® is a simple self-treatment technique that eliminates chronic pain, improves flexibility, posture, and decreases the accumulated stress caused by the repetitive postures and movements of everyday living. Learn how to reduce joint pain and muscle tension with self-treatment techniques that rehydrate your connective tissue and rebalance your nervous system in this unique group workshop. This technique will make your body feel better and keep you active and pain-free for a lifetime. All equipment will be provided (soft roller and small balls) and will be available for purchase from the instructor.

 

Meet Instructor Amy Liss

amyfinal_0580eqtI am a Certified MELT Instructor, a Certified Nia Black Belt Instructor, and a Certified Ageless Grace Educator. I volunteer for Washington Women Outdoors, a DC area non-profit organization with a mission of empowering women, as a trip leader. I love being active, playful, and outdoors. I hike, backpack, bike, paddleboard, kayak, cave, and have done some rock climbing and tree climbing. My passion is teaching seniors, people with Parkinson’s, and the homeless. I am a 1st Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. I have a Master’s in Library Science and work in the information management field.

List of Workshops

MELT Hand and Foot Workshop – Sunday, January 29, 2017 from 3:30 – 5 pm

Join me for an introduction to the MELT Hand & Foot Treatment. Learn this simple self-treatment that helps to erase pain and tension in your hands, feet, neck, and low back. This self-treatment can make your whole body feel better and provide relief from neck and low back pain, arthritis, bunions, plantar fasciitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. You will learn simple ways to regain whole-body balance through MELT hand and foot self-treatments that rehydrate the connective tissue in your hands and feet, to make your whole body feel better. Come see how four little balls can change your life! No previous experience is necessary. MELT balls will be provided during the workshop. Kits and DVDs will be sold at the workshop.

Introduction to the MELT Method -Sunday, February 26, 2017 from 3:30 – 5 pm

The MELT Method is a simple self-treatment technique that eliminates chronic pain, improves flexibility, posture, and decreases the accumulated stress caused by the repetitive postures and movements of everyday living. Tap into your connective tissue system to enhance body awareness and release tension for vibrant health and pain-free movement. The first time you MELT, you’ll feel a difference! No previous experience is necessary. All equipment will be provided (soft roller and small balls) and will be available for purchase.

MELT Workshop for Neck and Low Back Pain – Sunday, March 26, 2017 from 3:30 – 5 pm

Want to learn some key techniques to reduce neck pain and low backache? This Mini Map Workshop will show you 2 10-minute maps that target these common body aches & dysfunction. Regular MELTing can help prevent pain, heal injury, and erase the negative effects of aging and active living. Experience immediate results as they guide you through Hands-off Bodywork™ using a Mini Map, MELT Hand and Foot Treatment Balls, and specialized rollers. Learn how to self-treat on your own at home in just minutes a day to create lasting changes. No previous experience is necessary. MELT kits and rollers are available for sale at the workshop. Participants receive a MELT Map printout for at home treatment.

MELT Workshop for Dancers and Non-dancers – Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 3:30 – 5 pm

A dancer’s career requires keeping their body in optimal condition. This MELT Workshop will teach you how to perform quick self-treatments that improve whole-body balance and performance. Regular MELTing can help prevent pain, heal injury, and erase the negative effects of a demanding dance practice and performance. Become your own Hands-off Bodyworker using MELT Treatment Balls and specialized soft body rollers. Learn how to self-treat on your own at home in just minutes a day. The workshop is open to dancers and non-dancers alike. No previous experience is necessary. MELT kits and rollers are available for sale at the workshop. Participants receive a MELT Map Printout for at home treatment.

MELT Workshop for Yogis and Non-yogis – Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 3:30 – 5 pm

Although Yoga can improve flexibility and muscular strength, it can also cause injuries. Many of the postures used in yoga practice are difficult, if not impossible to execute without compensation. Not just devoted students, many teachers find themselves injured during practice… maybe even you. How do you reduce the risk of yoga injury and recover more quickly if you find yourself injured from your practice? MELT is a simple, easy self-treatment technique that directly affects the part of your body commonly stressed during yoga practice – your connective tissue. Better than modifying postures as we age, we can learn how to truly return our body to its ideal state. MELT is a perfect complement and pro-active solution to your yoga practice whether you are just beginning or were born a yogi. Workshop is open to yogis and non-yogis alike. No previous experience is necessary. MELT kits and rollers are available for sale at the workshop. Participants receive a MELT Map printout for at home treatment.

The Wounded Weekend Warrior — MELT Workshop for Athletes and Non-athletes – Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 3:30 – 5 pm

During an average year, 85% of elite and recreational athletes are injured and 80% of all orthopedic injuries are sports or exercise induced. Too many people experience chronic pain and injury while doing something positive for their health. In this workshop, we will reveal a solution to achieve peak performance without painful side effects of training. Learn to self-treat the missing link just beneath your skin that remains untapped by exercise, yoga, stretching, or myofascial release techniques and gain immediate improvement in range of motion and alignment along with long-term benefits like improved performance and joint resilience. Workshop is open to athletes and non-athletes alike. No previous experience is necessary. MELT kits and rollers are available for sale at the workshop. Participants receive a MELT Map printout for at home treatment.

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NEW CLASS: Dance with Kendra Marie Moves!

Let’s Get Moving!

Come enjoy street jazz and hip hop classes that’ll have you feeling right! $10/class! You can pay cash, credit and even online! We also offer private lessons!

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Visit KendraMarieMoves.com for further information! You can also find us on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. Can’t wait to dance with you!

NEW CLASS: Introducing GOSHIN JUTSU with Zen Budo Karate

Introducing GOSHIN JUTSU with Zen Budo Karate
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Meaning “Protect the Life Force”, Goshin-Jutsu is an ancient art of self-defense, emphasizing practical, no nonsense movements geared towards real life, real world situations. This class is open to people of all styles and levels of training, from beginner to expert.
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When: Tuesdays at 5:30 pm April 12 – June 14th
Ages: Kids: 5-11, Adults: 11+
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FOR KIDS: Zen Budo Karate is a holistic martial arts program that combines meditation, yoga, bullying prevention tactics, realistic self defense and traditional Karate training. The emphasis in our teaching is on partner work participation, rather than imitation of the instructor.
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FOR ADULTS: Zen Budo Karate training for Adults focuses on Kata application which includes throws against a resisting partner, free sparring, Randori (random attacker) training, and practical self defense. Students also learn pressure point attacks and traditional martial arts weapons training. Adults get the benefit of hard, challenging training in a fun, safe environment.
Learn more about Zen Budo Karate by clicking here
Uniforms: Uniforms are available for $35, and must be purchased before the first test. Students must complete two sessions before they are tested. Students who cannot afford uniforms may apply for a scholarship/grant with Zen Budo Karate.

Testing Fees: Zen Budo Karate does not charge testing fees. A nominal belt fee ($5) is charged for the belt you receive upon promotion.

Anna Rain: Inner Light Yoga Classes—Spring Session 2016

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Mondays and Thursdays at Joe’s Movement Emporium

Mondays—at Joe’s 9-10:30 am (Level I/II); 4:30-6 pm  (mixed levels)

  • 10 weeks of classes
  • Apr 11, 18, 25
  • May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Jun 6, 13

Mondays—at Joe’s 6:15-7:45 pm (Intro, then Level I)

  • 10 weeks of classes
  • Apr 11, 18, 25
  • May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Jun 6, 13

NB:  For the first four weeks, the Monday 6:15 class will be an introductory level class (see bold face dates), then will become a Level I class on May 9.  Continuing students are welcome to the introductory class.

Thursdays—at Joe’s 9:30-11 am (60+ and friends); 6-7:30 pm (Level I); 7:45-9:15 pm (Level II)

  • 10 weeks of classes
  • Apr 14, 21, 28
  • May 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Jun 2, 9, 16

Cost

10-week session–$150; paid in advance buys 11 classes.  New students:  $52 for 4-week Intro series.  All others pay what you can:  suggested rate $15 weekly; $16-18 drop-in.  This session ends Thursday, June 16.  No credit will be carried over to the next session.  Payment is accepted in cash or check made out to Anna Rain.  Please see me if you need assistance paying for classes.

Inspire and deepen your home practice!

Private instruction—in your home, at your convenience, with focus on your goals:  $80 an hour (plus $20/hr travel time over 15 minutes).  Group instruction (up to 5 people) is $120 for 60-90 minutes.  

PLEASE READ: Anna Rain Iyengar Yoga Info Sheet

NEW CLASS: Creative Movers & Yoga Flow | Movement for YOU and toddler!

Joe’s Movement Emporium is thrilled to announce two new classes, specially created and scheduled for parents of young movers, ages 2 – 5, looking for a way to get both parent and child moving!

Classes begin Wednesday, March 30th and run through Wednesday, June 15th. Classes meet every Wednesday at 5:30 pm.

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Creative Movers. Photo courtesy of Erica Rebollar

FOR KIDS: Creative Movers with Erica Rebollar at 5:30 pm is a 60-minute, once-per-week class designed to introduce children ages 2 to 5 years to basic concepts of movement and music. Age appropriate gross motor and social skills are developed using creative movement activities, song & dance routines, and pre-ballet.

unnamed (2)Erica Rebollar is a dance teacher with over 20 years of experience. She holds an MFA in Dance/Choreography from UCLA’s World Arts and Cultures department, and has taught all ages and levels the love for, and techniques of dance. Erica has taught in schools, universities, community centers, and dance studios; she is proud to join the community at Joe’s!

Cost: $10 per child. $5 ONLY IF parent also registers for Yoga Flow class.

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FOR PARENTS: Yoga Flow with Cynthia Glasser at 5:30 pm is an all levels yoga class includes both flowing sequences linking breath and movement, and stand-alone poses. Build strength, improve the functioning of the body’s systems and restore your soul. Take your focus on a journey inward and find out what makes your body feel good. Tap into your creative, transformative nature and let your practice become what you want it be. Step of your mat feeling refreshed, balanced and content.

DSC01648Cynthia Glasser: With a spirit of playfulness and a dose of inspiration, I seek to help others thrive in life by nurturing body, mind and soul with yoga. In my classes, I encourage students of all levels to remember that their practice is their own experience. I provide lots of alignment cues so that students find freedom to choose how much they want to deepen into poses and movements. Sometimes we find ourselves in a place in life where relearning what simply feels good to our bodies can seem daunting. Yoga can be a powerful vehicle for change and I love that sometimes it can feel effortless and soothing. Through my years of practice, and 3 years teaching, I believe ‘it’s never too late or too early to bring some form of yoga into our lives’ and that the hardest part of a yoga practice can be just getting on your mat (or to class). Creating a supportive and patient environment and making room for some humor, my classes are a place where we can honor our differences and be ourselves. Eclectic/fun musical playlists optional. RYT200 hour certification.

Cost: $12 per adult drop-in. Or use your $100 10-class pass.

Classes are on a drop-in basis, no prior registration is required. If you have never moved at Joe’s before, come prepared to fill out some brief paperwork before the class and be ready to get moving!

NEW CLASS: Aerial Dance – Beginners Welcome!

Starts Wednesday, February 24th

Learn to dance in the air!

Join UpSpring Studio for an all-levels aerial dance class on Wednesday nights from 8:30-9:30pm.

This class will be taught on low-to-the-ground trapezes and aerial fabric slings. Each lesson will start with simple warm-up and conditioning exercises, then we will learn a short choreographed sequence over the course of the session. Students will have the option to add their own music and movement if desired. Absolutely no prior experience is necessary. This class is designed for beginners and experienced students alike.

The first session begins on Wednesday, February 24th, and runs for 5 consecutive weeks. The cost is $150. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Contact Alana at upspringstudio@gmail.com to register.