with Elaine Colandrea in Milan, New York
balls, bands & beyond
Physioballs, rollers, weights and therabands accompany you in a sequence of safe and sound exercises to stretch and strengthen. Pain and tension are often the result of muscular imbalance; some muscle groups are working too hard and some are too lax or unengaged. Posture, balance and coordination are affected in negative ways as well as breathing capacity and organ function. Bring your system into alignment with Moving for Health and increase your capacity for ease in your body and improved health. This class is effective and beneficial for elite athletes as well as people with physical compromises.
Breathe, balance, align, stretch and strengthen to feel better.
The 2022 winter series will be Monday January 3 – Friday April 29
Please read carefully because the class format will likely shift during this series.
All classes will meet at the current schedule:
Fee: $200 for as many classes a week as you select. For the Winter series, I will continue this policy.
DUE now until January 1. Checks can be postdated as needed. Please write your primary class/es when you register. Please see payment methods at the bottom of this page.
I will take 2 weeks off during this series, likely towards the end of March. I did not take my scheduled week off in the Fall series so I may take that during the Winter series.
Three different recorded classes – a 70 min roller class, a 60 min class without physioballs, an 18 minute basics class – are always available. (In addition, when we are able to shift to more in-studio classes the recording of that week’s class will be available.)
NEW IMPORTANT INFORMATION – ONLINE/HYBRID/IN STUDIO OPTIONS
Due to the current Covid situation, for the month of January all classes will meet in a hybrid format – online and four in-studio mats available.
Ideally beginning in February and continuing throughout this series, the class format will change. I will monitor circumstances very carefully to make this decision. Here is the format we will move to:
- Mondays 9:30 am will be online only.
- Each week, the Monday 9:30 am class will be taped and the link made available to you. This will enable you to do class online at a time of your own choosing, as many times that week as desired.
- Mondays 6:00 pm will be hybrid: online and in-studio for up to 4 participants.
- Tuesdays 1:30, Thursdays 5 pm, Fridays 9:30 am and Fridays 2:00 pm will be in-studio only with mat space for 7 vaccinated, masked people in each class.
I do offer a comfortable, protective and breathable mask for class. There is n/c for the first mask. Everyone who has tried this mask has been able to do class comfortably.
There is a powerful HEPA Air filtration system in studio. There is also fresh air in circulation. Additional air purifiers are in the waiting room and bathroom.
Sanitizer is provided and required upon entry to studio and upon exiting from studio. Hands can be washed in bathroom.
WHAT IS BEHIND THESE CHOICES:
Studio set up:
The studio set up for online Moving for Health takes up much of the studio space. It is time consuming to set up and break down. For this reason, Monday classes will be the ones with the online option. The rest of the week, the studio will be set up for in-studio classes once conditions allow us to meet with more safety in studio.
For those who wish to be online only:
For those who only want to do online classes throughout the Winter series, you will be able to do so via the Monday online classes and the weekly recording of the Monday morning class available to you all week. I will be alone in the studio Monday mornings so I can record without wearing a mask.
I am grateful to serve students who have moved away, and to those who have immune disorders that prevent them from receiving vaccines, with the online option.
I will also offer classes online in case of snow or icy road conditions.
Where I am at personally at this time:
I have always thought I would teach Moving for Health “forever.” What I have discovered is that while I have been thrilled to keep us all going throughout the pandemic, I can’t keep going without eventually returning to in-studio teaching as my primary activity as soon as that is possible.
I am inspired by in-studio teaching. I pick up details that allow me to refine my teaching and give you a fuller learning experience. Without this, teaching feels performative and non-relational.
While many in my profession have chosen to give up the costly expense of having a studio, instead only offering their classes online, this is not the route I am choosing. I have chosen to maintain the studio and added the online option with the expenses that method entails.
The virtual platform serves many useful purposes but can never replace embodied, three dimensional, relational teaching and learning. To me, the studio is a sacred space for which there is no replacement.
I truly hope the options I am offering for the Winter 2022 series will serve your needs.
I suggest you read this over a couple of times to absorb the information.
If you have any questions or concerns, do write or phone me. I am always available for conversation.
Payable by check to Elaine Colandrea
375 Academy Hill Rd, Milan, NY 12571
Please note on the check the class/es that will be your primary ones
or via PayPal (link below)
Please make sure your account is linked to your bank account (rather than a credit card) or that you transfer funds using “Send Money” or “Friends and Family” options, otherwise a transfer fee is charged which I will need to pass on to you. Please note on the check the class/es that will be your primary ones
Thank you for joining me!
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Registration to Elaine Colandrea, 375 Academy Hill Rd, Milan, NY 12571
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