Anatomy in Motion: The Shoulder Girdle
Wednesday July 12th 5-7:30 pm
Presented by Meghan Frederick, a Maine native and current NYC-based Pilates Trainer.
We will take time to look at, touch, and move our skeletons- focusing on the shoulder girdle. With external visual aids we will locate and discuss commonly referenced anatomical landmarks within the Pilates repertoire. We will see and experience how we are able to slide our scapula, rotate and lift our collarbones, and find internal and external rotation of the humerus bones. Finding a clearer understanding of the bone rhythms underlying movement will allow us to move more fully, release tension in all those ‘stuck’ places, and work harder where we need to. We will work individually and in partners, there will be plenty of time for questions. Come prepared to move. This workshop is appropriate for beginning or advanced students as well as teachers interested in deepening their practice and their cueing techniques.
COST is $60 with registration before July 1st or $75 after July 1st
To pre-register please place a $30 deposit in one of the following ways:
-Mail to Meghan Frederick: 537 Clinton Ave #2A Brooklyn NY 11238
-Drop a check offoff at Blue Hill Mountain Studio
-Send by VENMO to Meghan_Frederick_2
For more information and to register contact:
What a wild and snowy February we’ve had. The whole of winter crammed into one week. Many classes were cancelled due to poor driving conditions and now I’m leaving for an entire week to soak up some sun and play in the sand. There will be no yoga, Pilates or Creative Core classes between February 18 – 24, 2017. I’m looking forward to seeing you all in March and starting up our regular weekly practices again!
STUDIO CLOSED JUNE 20-24
I will be joining my family at Maine Fiddle Camp for the week. I wish I could tell you that I’ll be bringing my amazing fiddle skills back to the studio, but no. Though I like to think that being utterly humbled by learning to play the fiddle makes me a better student and thus a better teacher.
One Year Anniversary
This month marks Mountain Studio’s one year anniversary! It has been a lovely year with what feels like an easy organic flow of classes from one month to the next. I’m looking forward to celebrating with you in July with an open house evening – more on that later.
The Creative Core class on Wednesday and Saturday mornings has really taken off. People are figuring out how much fun the TRX straps are and also how to build strength using no props at all (lunges, squats and planks are the best!). There is still plenty of room in the Tuesday and Thursday traditional Pilates Mat class and I strongly suggest building a solid foundation in these classes before progressing to the Creative Core classes. The Tuesday evening Yoga Class is usually a smaller class and great for working on low-key progressions into arm balances and back bends while the Saturday morning class continues to be a wonderful community gathering – with just enough ease to help you unwind from the week and just enough effort to help you jump into the weekend.
Private Pilates Reformer, Mat, or Yoga Sessions
I am usually teetering on the edge of a full schedule but there are very often cancellations in the summer because of students traveling or hosting visitors so if you want to work with me one-on-one there’s a good chance we can find a time.
The best way to survive such a cold damp spring is to keep your core humming with Pilates and core movement classes. Yoga classes this month have been focusing on opening the chest and shoulders to help with arm balances and back bending – poses that also require excellent core stability!
Mountain Studio will be closed from April 18-22
Charlotte will be traveling with her family during school spring break, but she’ll be here to teach all the Saturday morning classes.
Wild Open Heart Spring Cleanse
At a loss for what to do during Spring Break week in April? It’s a great time to try Charlotte’s Spring Cleanse! This “cleanse” is not what you think – think of it more as a seasonal-reset. A dietary shift in the right direction and a great learning opportunity. Find out more at: http://wildopenheart.com/21-day-spring-cleanse-and-seasonal-shift/
Charlotte is traveling to Massachusetts March 4-6th to complete her Pilates Mat 2 training. This means Pilates Mat classes are going to be that much more awesome when she gets back AND it means there will be no Creative Core class on Saturday March 5th. Jerome will once again substitute the Saturday morning Yoga class. Thanks Jerome!
Starting this week Jennifer Coolidge is starting up a third NIA class at Mountain Studio. This new class is Thursdays 7-8pm and is by donation and the proceeds will go to great local businesses/people in need. March might be blustery and cold outside but always feels warm and sunny after a good dance session!
And in case you are wondering, Charlotte did complete her 50 mile trail race in Page, AZ last weekend. It took her 12 hours and she finished in the top third for women.
The studio will be CLOSED Thursday February 18th
Charlotte is traveling to Page, Arizona to run a 50 mile trail race on February 20! However, she will be teaching her Tuesday and Wednesday classes February 16-17th, and Jerome will be teaching the Saturday morning yoga class on February 20th. Jennifer will be teaching NIA on Wednesday and Friday. There will be no Creative Core class Saturday the 20th. Enjoy the snow.
There will be no classes at Mountain Studio between December 28 – 31. Please join us in the New Year for NIA on Friday or Creative Core and Yoga classes on Saturday. And be sure to check out the New Year’s class special below.
Commit to a fitness routine for the first six weeks of the New Year and by President’s Day weekend you’ll be strong enough to hike up to the top of the ski hill. Of course you’ll be saving enough money to splurge on a lift ticket if you still need one.
- Passes are good from January 1 – February 14.
- Remaining classes will expire on February 14.
- There will be a snow make up the last week of February if needed.
- You can buy as many passes of any kind as you like to use during this time.
- Passes can only be applied to the kind of class they are purchased for.
- Only one user per pass (no sharing passes please.)
- Passes can be bought online* or in person at Mountain Studio.
Available New Years Passes:
6 Yoga/Creative Core Classes – $50
12 Pilates Classes – $120
6 NIA Dance Classes – $60
*Online payment is through Stripe via Mountain Studio’s PunchPass page. It is a secure payment system that will automatically apply the classes you purchase to the studio attendance system.