We are about to start our second full course year here at Poise! I need to take a moment to clap for this because it isn’t an easy thing to start and maintain a new business and it is absolutely essential to growth and peace of mind to recognize the small successes that we have along the way. That being said, a new year is always a moment of nerves for any teacher or business owner. No matter how many classes you’ve taught in the past or how many people inicially sign up, there’s always the tension of wanting everything to turn out perfectly. So, I’ll do what I talk about at the start of every yoga class, take a long, deep breath in through my nose and slowly let it out, over and over again until the nerves have calmed down and the inner peace returns enough to begin again. And what a beginning and a year we’re going to have this course year! We have new classes and teachers and collaborations and I have no doubt that this year will be better than the last and we’ll all learn and grow and have a great time doing it! Having a great time is one of the most important parts of growing and one of the fundamental principles of Poise!
Here are some of the exciting things we’re going to be doing this year:
Abdominales Hipopresivos – This year we have a specific class for this type of absolutely essential exercise. I am going to be a student myself! It doesn’t matter if you’re interested in recovering from childbirth or because you need to strengthen your pelvic floor to protect your back, this is a class that anyone can benefit from, man or woman. The teacher is an excellent physiotherapist and one of the most cheerful people I know. It’s an honor to have him teaching at Poise (he does our evening Pilates class, too) and I always learn something every time I talk to him. It’s important to have someone who really understands how the body works teaching this course because it makes it that much more effective and prevents injuries. He is an absolute gem and I can’t give him enough praise.
Bootybarre – This class is not pole dancing, even though it sounds that way! It is a combination of Ballet Barre, Pilates, and Yoga exercises that are meant to thoroughly sculpt and tone every inch of your body. Our teacher is licensed to teach the class and is an absolute ray of sunshine. Already popular in many countries around the world, this class is sure to be the next big thing here in Pamplona, too!
Posture Correction and Stretching – This class has a small and dedicated group already, but there are a couple places available. It’s the perfect way to start the morning; toning, stretching, getting your heart rate up and leaving the class walking taller and stronger to tackle your day with your head held high. Taught by our lively ballet teacher, it’s the perfect wake up class – after your coffe or tea, of course!
Vinyasa Flow Yoga in English – We have the honor of having a lovely British Rose of a teacher join us this year! (Yes, that’s a cliché, I know, but she is!) Vinyasa is a smooth and flowing style of Yoga that allows you to unite your movement and breath and really get into the moment of just being. Available in both the morning and evening, it’s a great way to start the day or let go of stress after work! And don’t worry, she speaks clearly and is easy to understand in English. All you have to do is listen and follow along.
Ballet for Adults – We are repeating ballet for adults again this course year. We’ve added a group for people without previous experience and will continue with our experinced group as well. It’s time to let go of your fear of this classical style of dance and come enjoy the benefits of this discipline. It improves posture, flexibility, coordination, musicality, and rhythm, among other things. It also helps your brain stay sharp for all the things you do in your day-to-day routine. The toning and slimming aspects of ballet are an added bonus, if that’s your goal.
Modern for Adults and Teenagers without previous experience – This is, I must confess, my favorite class at Poise. I’m the teacher, so it had better be! This is my favorite form of dance and it really is a bit of a mix of styles and techniques. You’ll learn to turn and stretch and move your body in ways you’ve maybe never tried. Don’t be shy and come give it a try!!
Hatha Yoga – This year I am only teaching this class in the morning. (You know, family planning with a four-year-old.) I usually teach it in Spanish, but sometimes I do a bilingual or English class. This is my preferred style of Yoga. It is slower and presents different challenges from Vinyasa. Breathing slowly is the keystone and patience always comes with this practice. Perhaps I prefer this style because those are my own areas of need or work in life, breathing slowly and having patience. But don’t mistake slower with easier. All postures can be modified on an individual basis for any level of fitness, making this style a truly personal journey.
Pilates – Either in the morning or evening, there is still no other method proven to provide better results to change your body tone than this classic class. Our groups are small and you’ll receive individual attention and corrections, preventing injuries and improving results.
Of course, there are also English classes, but this is something we organize with small groups and individuals to provide a highly specialized service. If this is what you’re looking for, please give us a call and we’ll examine your specific needs.
To be announced: Open Dance Fridays and Wine&Words Book Club!!! Two exciting possibilities for this course year!
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Thanks for reading and welcome to our new year!!