Soft fabric hammocks suspend you while you do traditional and non-traditional yoga poses.
Immediate spinal decompression
No additional equipment is necessary.
We require shirts that cover the underarms and ask that you refrain from wearing zippers or buttons.
This class is a total body workout that is taught by dance trained instructors. Exercises are influenced by ballet, Pilates and other forms of dance and movement. Emphasis is on whole body movement, providing a complete workout that is effective and fun!
This ballet class is targeted to the advanced beginner but higher levels are welcome. A basic knowledge of the discipline is required.
New to ballet? Contact info@localmotionstudio for information on intro workshops and privates/duets and trios.
Immerse yourself in the music, rhythms, patterns and pure joy of middle eastern bellydance! Learn shimmies, bellyrolls, undulations, isolations and more as you feel your body getting stronger, more relaxed and more limber. Bellydance is an amazing workout, a ton of fun and absolutely beautiful! All levels welcome. Wear comfortable clothing and bare feet.
Cardio + Strength is an energizing 60 minutes of cardio conditioning and strength training. This head-to-toe workout will have you working in all planes of motion, emphasizing form and technique so you move safely and more efficiently. Expect to sweat and have a great time doing it! Each teacher brings their own unique style and energy to their class. Please see Alyssa and Kristine’s bios for their style of class.
A mix of high-intensity and recovery periods, repeated anaerobic efforts to improve both anaerobic and aerobic fitness. This class combines different strength, metabolic (cardio), core and power movements all in one fun filled hour. Fun for all levels! This is a barefoot training class, but if you need shoes, please bring “studio only” shoes.
This class will work basic skills of modern dance and choreography.In-class technique combinations will increase muscle strength, flexibility, coordination, and recall. This class is appropriate for anyone with a movement background, including yoga and Pilates.It is designed to refine skills and introduce new movement patterns to the curious and intrepid mover!
Pilates is a mat-based class designed to introduce the beginner to Pilates while challenging the experienced practitioner. These classes are fun, innovative and even playful at times! Classes will explore ways to take Pilates off the mat into daily life with balance and standing work incorporated into the workout. Instructors provide modifications for every individual to start and develop a practice that is effective for each individual body.
Not appropriate for women 6 months postpartum, 6–12 months postpartum please discuss with instructor.
In this Pilates based fitness class, you will explore standing Pilates exercises, more repetitions of traditional exercises, and creative combinations to keep the body and mind challenged. Body weight and props are used to make this a full body workout. You will leave stronger, longer and more balanced. This class is open to all levels.
These sessions provide an exercise program that is safe and effective, give tools to rehab postpartum, and deliver an overall education on your changing body and how this impacts posture, muscle tone, and health.
The information here can be applied to other exercise routines such as yoga, barre, gym workout, etc. to make them safe and more efficient.
You will learn:
- what a diastasis is and how to avoid making it worse
- important exercises to tone the abdominals & pelvic floor muscles
- safe exercises for strengthening the whole body that are appropriate for pregnant & postpartum women
- fundamental exercises that can help with the discomfort found in pregnancy and postpartum
- strategies for recovery after pregnancy
These sessions will be taught by Sara Lavan, owner and director of Local Motion Studio. She has an extensive background in movement, including Pilates, dance, Franklin Method, and Prenatal and postpartum exercise. She received her prenatal and postpartum training with Debra Goodman, and a manual physical therapist with a specialty in woman’s health. Sara recently completed her advanced training in NYC with Debra.
To get more information, or to schedule your session, please contact us through the contact page of the website.
These classes are Vinyasa based, which offer an energetic, flowing style of yoga that synchronizes movement with the breath. Creative sun-salutations will be used to warm the body and alignment cues will be offered to safely refine individual poses, which include standing, balancing, forward bends and twists, as well as options for inversions, backbends and arm balances. The pace is energetic yet comfortable and instructors offer many modifications and options to move deeper into the poses.