"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken
Lynda Heymen, Psy.D. - NIA
Nia Classes: Sunrise Nia Tues. & Thurs.
at 8:20ish am (Beginning July 1st). Dance with the
sunrise and to the new
Javier Gayo - NIA
The rest, as they say, is history.
Robin Wagoner - NIA and Kids' Modern Dance
"Dancing joy keeps my spirit child-like!" says Robin.
Robin teaches Classic NIA on Friday morning at 9:00 followed by ten minutes of stillness for
meditation and/or prayer at the end of class. It is a great way to dance into your weekend!
Robin's class fees are $10 for drop-ins or purchase one of Robin's NIA nests.
Robin's NIA nest of classes includes: 5 classes (eggs) for $35, 10 classes (eggs) for $60 or 20 classes (eggs) for $100.
Each NIA class is a new beginning and participants leave refreshed and physically reborn.
Kelsey LaPoint - YOGA
Kelsey LaPoint considers Asana, the practice of physical yoga poses, to be the art of retraining the body for greater expansion, clarity, openness, and empowerment. She teaches an alignment-based yoga, which focuses on certain principles of aligning the body to allow for optimal energy flow, strength-building, balance, and safety. She has been practicing yoga since 2004 and has taken two 200 hour yoga teacher trainings, as well as additional workshops with Desiree Rumbaugh, John Friend, Rod Stryker, and Sarah Powers.
Sundays 10 am - 11:20 am
Both classes are open levels and active classes, geared towards the physical fit (or aspiring) individual-- no yoga experience is necessary.
Classes are $13 for drop-in, $40 for 4 class-pack*.
Emily Silverman - YOGA
75 minute class: $5 - $15 sliding donation scale per class
Suzi Snyder - EDEN ENERGY MEDICINE
Suzi Snyder has brought Eden Energy Medicine to The Joy of Movement studio in Pittsboro, NC! Eden Energy Medicine is a method of working directly with the body’s energy systems to help create health and wellness. You will learn specific techniques that can be used to activate the body’s natural healing abilities that seek to restore vital energies that have become weak, disturbed, or out of balance. These techniques are easy to learn and incorporate into your life.
A series of five workshops cover a variety of exercises including
Suzi is a Life Coach and Eden Energy Medicine Certfication candidate. Her business Choiceful Living is located in Pittsboro, NC.
Come and join us in the beautiful and serene, Joy of Movement studio on Tuesday nights from 5:15 – 6:30.
Glenna Batson, PT, ScD - ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE
Glenna Batson, PT, ScD, is a movement muse who dances through life. She is an internationally recognized teacher of the Alexander Technique (certified 1989, mAmSAT) and has created integrative approaches to movement for over three decades. Faculty of the American Dance Festival since 1986, Glenna currently offers opportunities for movers of all ages and stages of life to learn to move freely and expressively with embodied knowledge and awareness. She believes in the power of movement as a catalyst for personal growth and professional development in meeting and transforming the challenges in our world today.
Visit Glenna's website at http://glennabatson.com.
Casey McAuliffe - YOGA
Casey teaches both Hatha-based classes open to the stiff or bendy and Kids Yoga classes for ages 6-11.
Classes are $10 a person, or $15 for 2 in Children's Yoga.
Hatha on Saturday, 10-11:30 am
Hatha yoga uses poses, breathing and meditation to cultivate strength, flexibility and a clear mind. Caseys's teaching style relies on humor, kindness and emphasis on the process over poses and precision. Classes are open and easy-going, grounded in undoing tension in the body, using the breath to bring calm and, most importantly, creating ease in the bodies that we put though so much.
In Kids Yoga, Casey draws on her years as a preschool teacher, ABA therapist, caregiver and performer to lead a class that balances high-energy movement with reflection and quieting the mind. Casey's classes expose kids to the benefits of yoga by mingling poses and sweaty games with learning calming meditation and techniques to manage stress.
Dan Pasek - INTERACTIVE TAIJIQUAN
Teacher/coach Dan Pasek has been studying Taijiquan since 1979 and has been in NC since 1990 training with the Magic Tortoise Taijiquan School. Dan has been a tournament judge for both forms and push-hands since 1998.
Dan currently emphasizes interactive work both without and with weapons.
Interactive Taijiquan Class Information
(see class page for more details)
Push-hands skills involve connecting with incoming energy or force, and understanding it and controlling it without directly opposing it.
When in contact with a training partner, one should learn to recognize what is happening in ones own body
as well as what is happening with your partner’s body.
Classes are $12 each if paying for at least a month at a time (4 or more classes),
and $15 for drop-ins (one class at a time)
Frank Apodaca Sensei - AIKIDO
Frank Apodaca Sensei began his Aikido training in November 1985 at San Diego Aikikai under the direction of T. K. Chiba, 8th Dan, Shihan (Master Instructor). In 1987, he was accepted into Chiba Sensei’s Kenshusei program and as an Uchi Deshi. This is an intensive and comprehensive Aikido instructor’s training program. During this training, he progressed to the rank of sandan (3rd. dan) and received his Fukushidoin certification (assistant instructor) in December 1990. After additional years of committed study,
he was promoted to yondan (4th dan) and certified as Shidoin (instructor) in February 1994.
In August of 2010, Apodaca Sensei relocated to North Carolina and now resides in Pittsboro.
Aikido classes for are taught on Fridays at 5:30p
Please call Frank at 517-652-4759 for additional information.
Karen Dalton- Pilates/Yoga Flow
Karen Dalton studied Yoga, Tai Chi, and Sufi Dancing back in the early 70’s. She moved to NC and has been living in Chatham County with her husband for 30 years. She was the founder of “Body Basics” in Pittsboro, teaching aerobics and step classes. After 16 years of jumping around she decided to take off her sneakers, leg warmers, and go barefooted. Karen was introduced to The Pilates Method in 1998 and has been hooked ever since. She’s been teaching traditional Pilates mat for 13 years and has recently incorporated a Yoga flow into her classes. She enjoys the continuous challenge to be open to what we are capable of in both mind and body. Karen is certified through PhysicalMind Institute and YogaFit.
Janet Doolin, CYT - YOGA
Jan Doolin is a Certified Yoga Instructor with over 12 years of teaching experience. Janet has multiple teaching certifications and is a highly-trained, skilled and experienced yoga instructor. She teaches both group and individual private yoga sessions primarily in the greater Chapel Hill/Raleigh/Durham NC area. In addition to her yoga teacher certification, Jan is a Certified Senior Yoga Instructor.
She is also a Certified Fitness Instructor with The American Senior Fitness Association, www.seniorfitness.net.
Ms. Doolin is currently certified by The American Red Cross in CPR, AED and First Aid and carries liability insurance.
Ms. Doolin was a member of Yoga Teachers of Colorado (YTOC) for 10 years and has served on the YTOC Board of Directors.
To learn more about current classes, workshops or how to start a new class or schedule an individual private session with Jan, please contact her or leave a message on her website, www.yogaforboomersandseniors.com
Contact Jan Doolin, CYT at 919.533.0105
Yoga for Boomers and Seniors – Janet Doolin, CYT
A one-hour yoga class designed specifically for boomers and seniors or for those seeking a more relaxed yoga practice. The class emphasizes flexibility, range of motion, strength-building, balance and breath work. The main goal of the class is to relieve stress and alleviate any chronic pain/discomfort along with having fun and gaining total relaxation. Designed for individuals who desire a gentle but deeper, more focused stretching of all major muscle areas to help relax both the mind and the body. Suitable for beginners and intermediate yoga students.
David Rademacher - Meditation
David Rademacher is a student of Gen Kelsang Tilopa of the Kosala Buddhist Center in Carrboro, and a long time practitioner of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso's teachings on Kadampa Buddhism. He regularly teaches meditation classes in Carrboro. He has been a fan of Buddhist teachings for over thirty years. David lives in Chapel Hill, and works in Pittsboro and Chapel Hill as a psychotherapist.
He is married and has two children and two cats.
Meditations to Cultivate a Happy Life
This weekly meditation class will introduce meditations and Buddhist teachings as practical methods that can be applied to daily life. Each class briefly explores simple but profound ideas that bring inner peace, compassion, wisdom, and profound change. Everyone is welcome and no experience is required. Classes will include simple preparatory meditations, an introduction to a contemplation meditation, and a chance to practice this meditation and work with it through the week.
This class is sponsored by the Kosala Buddhist Center, which under the direction of Gen Tilopa, has served Carrboro and Chapel Hill for ten years. It is a member of the New Kadampa Tradition, an international Buddhist union of schools and teachers trained by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, an internationally renowned meditation master living in the west since 1977.
David's Buddhist School's web site can be found at www.meditationinchapelhill.org
Lulu Massey - NIA
At the age of 5, little Lulu wrote the Queen of England asking permission to dance for HRH simply because she loved Loved LOVED to dance. Shortly thereafter she slowly drifted far from that love. Fortunately, decades later, in 2008, she stumbled into her first Nia class where she re-experienced the absolute JOY of movement that inspired her early desires to dance Dance DANCE.
Since then, she’s been dancing Nia whenever and with whomever she can.
Nia’s JOY of movement with EVERYbody who desires a taste. Come dance and see for yourself!
Kim Calhounn - YOGA, PARTNER MASSAGE PLAYSHOPS
Kim Calhoun--YOGA; PARTNER MASSAGE PLAYSHOPS
deeply restorative poses, and her love of nature into class in an accessible, inspiring, and unique way.
480 Hillsboro St - Suite #410
To get more information about The Joy of Movement at Chatham Mills, please call us at 919 548 6114