*Essential Core & Vital Force
is the foundation of the Maya Method. For the first 30 minutes, you sit on a mat and lean back on a bosu (blue half-ball) at a 45 degree angle. This provides a comfortable support for your low back and the semi-reclined position forces your abdominal muscles to fully engage. After each core exercise, you lay back on the bosu for a gentle stretch opening your upper back and releasing neck tension. The second half of class is the standing glute (butt) work. When you flip the bosu, you can stand on it. Because it is unstable, it makes each and every repetition more difficult and more productive. This ensures that you fully fatigue and therefore strengthen the glute muscles. You finish class feeling stronger, calmer, more awake, cleansed and invigorated. You can wear socks or go barefoot.
builds the midsection of the body to be the power center of the body. The first 30 minutes of class focuses on the lower body (glute) exercises with a gentle challenge to your cardiovascular endurance. The second 30 minutes focuses on the core exercises on the mat, leaning back on the bosu. The class finishes with stretches for the hamstrings and upper back. You can wear socks or go barefoot.
is a straightforward approach to developing the glute (butt) muscles. We explain, point by point, the form necessary to get the glute muscles firing. You learn, in detail, how to isolate the glute muscles so you can radically transform this part of your body. (This class is NOT appropriate for those with low back or knee pain). You can wear socks or go barefoot.
tones the back of your upper arms (triceps) and sculpts your shoulders and upper back. By using light weights (1-2 pounds) and cables, you develop long and lean arm muscles. Your neck is supported by yoga blocks and towels so you simultaneously release neck stiffness and jaw tension. You can wear socks or go barefoot.
*Mend Your Low Back
is a rehabilitative class specially designed for those with low back pain. Every exercise has been created to alleviate compression to the low back while reprogramming the muscle patterns to support and protect the low back. By training the abdominal/core muscles to be more active and training the back, neck and leg muscles to be more passive, the back has a chance to stabilize and heal. You can wear socks or go barefoot.
*Essential Core & Open Class
starts with 30 minutes of core exercises followed by 30 minutes of individual exercises and stretches. The teacher spends one-on-one time with each student to address their specific needs. You can wear socks or go barefoot.
is a very challenging, full-body class that builds cardiovascular endurance. Every exercise is done on the bosu (the blue half-ball) whether you’re standing, jumping, sitting or kneeling on it. This class consists of lunges, jumps, planks and crunches. (This class is NOT appropriate for those with low back or knee pain). You can wear socks or go barefoot.
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Stretching with Cables, Balls & Foam Rollers
teaches you how to use cables, balls and foam rollers how to release stiffness in your calves, knees, hips, low back and upper back. As your muscles relax, aches and pains simply fade away. This class also has a calming effect on the mind and the emotions. You can wear socks or go barefoot.
Slow Flow and Restorative Yoga
is an alignment-based flow to increase circulation to constricted muscles, ease tension around the joints and relax the mind. The last 15 minutes of class is a series of restorative yoga postures to calm the nervous system and allow for deep rejuvenation. You can wear socks or go barefoot.
is a Latin-inspired dance class created by Colombian dancer/choreographer Alberto Perez. Zumba is a fusion of salsa, samba, merengue, mambo, hip-hop, Bollywood and Belly dance. The Zumba class uses Latin music as well as Flamenco, Reggae, Bhangra, Tango and Hip Hop. Beginners are welcome. No Zumba or dance experience necessary. You should wear sneakers.
is a Brazilian art form fusing dance from Rio de Janeiro and Africa. Samba uses music with rich percussion rhythms to coordinate foot patterns with hip movements. This class fully challenges your cardiovascular endurance. No experience necessary. You should go barefoot or soft-soled sneakers.
is great for beginners as well as experienced Hip-Hop dancers. Class starts with a short warm up and then you learn a phrase of Hip Hop choreography. We focus on one song for the entire class and practice the choreography over and over until you can flow from one step to the next. You should wear sneakers.
is a beginner level, classical ballet class. It starts at the barre with the teacher explaining, demonstrating and then doing each exercise with you with the music. For the second half of class, we move the barres to the side and you learn a set of movements called a combination. Each movement is thoroughly explained. You practice the combination over and over so you can get comfortable with the phrase and truly enjoy dancing. You can wear socks or ballet slippers.