Pilates 2

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Monday 05/27/2024 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Thursday 05/30/2024 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Monday 06/03/2024 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Thursday 06/06/2024 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Monday 06/10/2024 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Thursday 06/13/2024 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Monday 06/17/2024 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Thursday 06/20/2024 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Monday 06/24/2024 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Thursday 06/27/2024 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Challenging mind-body mat work that incorporates exercises and principles from sports medicine to further increase strength. Resistance props are used in every class. For experienced practitioners.

Karen Best

Karen Best, BA, ACE certified instructor, Certified Sports Conditioning Specialist, Certified Behavioral Change Coach and Stretch to Win LifeStretch Instructor was first exposed to Pilates and meditation in 1983, while in high school, and taking dance classes at The University of CT. Her first dance teacher, Jean Sabatine was a student of Jerome Robbins, who practiced Pilates with Joseph and Clara Pilates in NYC. Karen further developed her knowledge while a dance major at the Philadelphia University of the Arts, and has been teaching fitness and movement since 1986. With over 3-decades teaching, she has taught almost every kind of fitness class there has been and seen the trends and fads come and go. For the last 2 decades she has taught mostly Pilates. After feeling the effects of time and osteoarthritis, Karen developed her specialty Mobility Stretch classes - which are amazing for join relief and comfortable movement.

Karen has been performing professionally under her cultural dance name, Samira Shuruk, for over 2 decades. You can see more about that and about her wellness and culture retreats on her website SamiraShuruk.com

Karen's classes are rooted in tradition, and informed by modern sports medicine and mindfulness. The meditations she leads are mindfulness based. Her movement classes are nurturing and fun as she encourages you to work at a level that is wonderful for you and your body, utilizing her knowledge to modify moves to suit your level. Karen is available for fitness expert interviews and consultations for journalists as well as public speaking. To contact Karen, email samira@samirashuruk.com 

Jen Randle

 Jen found her practice when she suffered a serious back injury that required emergency surgery. During her recovery, she felt blessed and energized by the healing benefits of daily meditation and yoga which were critical to her physical and mental improvement.  She began teaching in 2007, and in 2013, and again in 2021, she completed her 500 hour advanced certifications both at the Yoga Center of Columbia. Jen is also a Balanced Bodies Pilates teacher with over 500 hours of comprehensive certifications including Principles of Movement, Anatomy, and Mat 1-3.  With a bachelors in English Education and Philosophy and a masters in Modern Studies Jen enjoys integrating poetry and philosophy into her classes.   Jen is also the director of the advanced teacher training YTT300 at the Yoga Center.  Jen's classes help clients to find strength, confidence and restoration in movement. Reach out to Jen via email at JenRandleyoga@gmail.com

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