While the Cat’s Away…
Dear Practice Friends,
I’m thrilled to say that last weekend our three newest staff members, Teresa DiCarlo, Matt Parente, and Aly Payne, who have been studying and practicing since January, successfully passed their second in-house exams, and are now considered regular Pilates Instructors at the studio. The in-house exam is two hours with written and practical components, and is modeled after the STOTT PILATES certification exam that they will take next year when they have completed all of their training in Cadillac, Stability Chair, Barrels, and more.
They did a great job on their exams and I am not only proud of them, I am greatly relieved, because they will be teaching in my place while I am in France! Knowing this, Teresa, Matt and Aly have doubled down in their efforts to prepare for working with many clients over the next three weeks, and I am confident they will do really well.
Some of you have worked with them during the first phases of their apprenticeship and your constructive feedback has been invaluable. If you have the chance to work with them while I am gone and would like to share some feedback, please email to email@example.com and I will respond when I get back.
As I mentioned, I will be out of the studio starting Wednesday, July 29th and returning August 18th. Joy Karl will be acting manager in my absence and should you need information or assistance, you can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 937-371-8176.
Monthly Class Calendar and 2015 Rates
2014 pricing will remain the same for 2015.
The Grouper Reformer & Equipment class on Wednesday morning will move to Tuesdays at 9am, starting August 4th.
The Flow Yoga class with Joan Wire on Tuesdays will move to Sundays at 9am, starting August 2nd.
Welcome to Practice!
A warm welcome goes out to our newest members of the Practice community, who started with us in July: Paige Benedict, Vicki Davies , Jen Dinsmoor, Dan Ferneding, Mary Ferneding, Andrea Livingston, and Karen Medford. We are thrilled to have you with us. Welcome aboard!
Muscle Knots: What Are They, and Why do They Happen?
From Gretchen Reynolds in the NY Times’ “Ask Well” section, finally, some answers to those knots that appear around necks and shoulders:
“The knots typically seemed to develop when a muscle tensed repeatedly, through overuse or slouching, causing discomfort and pain, experts said.”
How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain
It seems obvious, but thankfully new research bears it out:
“A walk in the park may soothe the mind and, in the process, change the workings of our brains in ways that improve our mental health.”
Another gem from Gretchen Reynolds at the NY Times.