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We have several options for the style of class and times through out the week. (Stay Tuned as our classes will be expanding gain soon)
Restorative Yoga: Restorative yoga is for everyone. Whether you are a fitness fanatic working out 5 days a week at the gym, an injured athlete looking for some way to move safely, a senior citizen attempting to age more gracefully, pre and postnatal or you want to recover more quickly from your workouts, this class is for you. Restorative yoga seeks to achieve physical, mental and emotional release with the aid of props. The use of props makes it easier for you to relax and heal your body. Restorative yoga is especially useful when you need to eliminate fatigue and stress that result from your daily activities. Consistent practice of restorative yoga will make your body less vulnerable to stress-related illnesses and help you achieve optimal health.
Yoga Sculpt: When muscle meets yoga, Yoga Sculpt is born. You will boost metabolism and build lean muscle mass as you combine light (1-10 lbs) free weights with yoga sequencing. Yoga Sculpt incorporates cardio exercises and high-intensity interval training to keep your heart healthy and to burn calories. This class is an excellent option and perfect complement to our other fitness classes you might take. Yoga Sculpt is about becoming stronger in your movements and body control to take your body to the next level! No yoga experience is necessary for this class. **Disclaimer this is very different than our Restorative Yoga and if you are working through any injuries contact us first for guidance.
Power Yoga: Power Yoga is an intense workout that will make you sweat. Power Yoga classes move with a faster rhythm of Sun Salutations, traditional Warrior sequences, balance poses, and challenging transitions. It’s great addition to strength training because you lift and hold your body weight constantly. And when it’s all over you will leave feeling energized, calm and with an extra little skip in your step!
*Previous yoga experience is recommended as well as the ability to transition easily from standing to planking. Taking a Restorative Yoga or personal 1on1 session can be a great place to start if you don’t have past yoga experience. If you have questions, please contact the instructor.
**Disclaimer this is very different than our Restorative Yoga and if you are working through any injuries contact us first for guidance.
Your Instructor Geri!
Geraldine is a teacher; it is her calling. She taught Health and Wellness in public schools for 25 years before beginning her second career as a fitness instructor. Her educational career, fitness certifications and personal training experience combined with the teaching of yoga results in well-planned classes accessible to all levels. She is able to meet individual student needs on the fly and create unique modifications when necessary. Geraldine is passionate about self-care and healing through movement and breath practice that is accessible to everybody. She earned her 200RYT credentials at Yoga North studying with Ann Maxwell and Deborah Adele. She has earned additional certification in Restorative Yoga studying with Judith Lasater, Prenatal Yoga with Sarah Longacre, and Personal Training and Health Coaching with ACE and kettlebell certified.
Having a combined 40 years of teaching with almost 15 years in fitness education and training, she brings a true wealth of knowledge! Once you meet her and take one of her classes you will be hooked and understand why she has such a huge following throughout Minnesota from Grand Rapids to Minneapolis and more. She is a true blessing in many ways to have as part of the Protégé Pride! You will also see her husband Brad in many of her classes. SO come get to know them!
Outside the studio you can find her creating memories with her family and friends in a variety of ways; good meals shared, live music experiences, travel, and watching hockey…yes, she is a hockey fanatic!