Full-day Yoga Retreat
Jun
23
9:00 AM09:00

Full-day Yoga Retreat

2 spots left!!

 

Self Care Retreat

Make more time to for yourself and come enjoy yoga surrounded by nature. If you are new to yoga or an active student, all are welcome on this wonderful, relaxing day retreat.

 Simply bring hiking attire, lunch, and your yoga mat. There will be a morning and afternoon yoga practice with hiking in-between! Register Early.

*More details about the trip will be provided after registering*

Invest in YOU!

$35 due by June 20th

Click here to register!

 

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Kid's Workshop
Jun
16
9:00 AM09:00

Kid's Workshop

This workshop will allow kids to learn body awareness and how to use their bodies in a healthy way! This can help kids in their daily lives to help manage stress by learning breathing techniques, meditation, awareness, and healthy movement. This will allow children to increase their confidence, positive self image, and help them become apart of a positive community. 

AGE: 1st grade and up

Price: $10 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions! 

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New yoga instructor and class
Mar
7
4:00 PM16:00

New yoga instructor and class

Gretchen Graham Lightfoot

Gretchen will be joining the Finish Strong team and bringing in a new yoga class! This class will be a beginner yoga class every Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm. 

About Gretchen:

A Yoga Alliance RYT-500, Gretchen Graham Lightfoot trained with Carmen Fitzgibbon, Thomas Taubman & Gigi Snyder of YogaWorks in Los Angeles. Gretchen’s teaching experience includes group classes at Goorus Yoga, YogaWorks, Neutrogena, Fancy Feet Dance Studio, the Palisades Recreation Center, and one-on-one work with private clients.

Originally from Montgomery Co., Gretchen holds a BA in Classics from IU Bloomington and previously worked as a nonprofit fundraising professional in LA, San Francisco & Boston. Music figures predominantly into Gretchen’s classes, which are a little different every time. In her spare time, Gretchen is an avid hiker and reader who is happy to be returning to her Hoosier roots in 2018.

Class Description:

This class is designed as an introduction to a vinyasa flow type of yoga practice. Class is slower paced than an all-levels vinyasa flow, and focused on developing clear and safe alignments in foundational poses. This class is also recommended for anyone looking for a refresher course. Come learn, play and maybe break a sweat in a supportive environment. You do not need to be able to tough your toes; you just have to be willing to try!

COME TRY OUT THIS NEW CLASS!!

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Feb
3
2:00 PM14:00

Dance Clinic

 There will be a dance clinic on February 3rd for all ages! From grades K-5th are 2-3:30pm, 6th-12th are 3:45-5:15pm and adults are 5:30-7pm. The clinic will be located at Northridge Middle School hosted by Dede Groves and Ryan Galloway from Chicago! People can register ahead of time by going to Finish Strong’s website. The registration will be on the home page located at the bottom! Spots are limited so make sure to register early. The price for the dance clinic at the door will be $20. Please feel free to call or email with any questions!

ABOUT RYAN GALLOWAY

"Ryan Galloway spent his early years studying tap, jazz, and hip-hop.  He performed with the professional troupe Fever Inferno Hip-Hop Squad and also earned many titles at national dance competitions.  He was introduced to contemporary dance in college at Indiana University and was quickly cast in many guest works including Paul Taylor's Esplanade, David Parsons' Nascimento Novo, Larry Keigwin's Runway, and Ishan Rustem's Long Story Short.  He also performed at the National College Dance Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and was awarded the Provost's Award for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity in the category of Performing and Creative Arts.  Ryan has performed with Elizabeth Shea Dance at the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, the American Dance Guild's Festival 2014 at the Ailey Citigroup Theatre, the Midwest Dance Festival, and as a guest with the Indianapolis-based Dance Kaleidoscope, directed by former Graham dancer David Hochoy.  This is Ryan’s first season as a main company member following two seasons as a Senior Performing Associate." (Giordano Dance Chicago) 

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February Acro Challenge
Feb
1
to Feb 28

February Acro Challenge

For the month of February the pose of the month is an acro pose! Acro yoga is when two people practice yoga together! This means you need to find a partner and get to work!! You have until February 28th to complete the following to win a prize! Above are examples of some acro poses. Feel free to start with the basics and work your way up as you feel comfortable!

*some poses can be very challenging, so make sure you are safe and comfortable* 

-Rules-

  1. Look up acro poses and pick one or many!!! 
  2. Practice them with a partner 
  3. Take a picture or video of you and your partner doing the pose 
  4. One partner can post it on IG, Facebook or twitter (double enter if both people post it) 
  5. Use the hashtag #finishstrongstudio 
  6. Tag finish strong in the picture 
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Gretchen Lightfoot
Dec
28
5:30 PM17:30

Gretchen Lightfoot

VINYASA FLOW ALL LEVELS

$20

ABOUT GRETCHEN:

Originally from Crawfordsville, IN, Gretchen is a Yoga Alliance RYT-500, who trained with Carmen Fitzgibbon, Thomas Taubman, and Gigi Snyder at YogaWorks in Los Angeles. Since June of 2015, Gretchen and her husband have been running Goorus Yoga Studio in Pacific Palisades, CA. Goorus served as the location for LA Yoga's recent article about the importance of continuing education for yoga teachers: https://layoga.com/community/business-of-yoga/importance-yoga-teachers-continuing-education/

In addition to Goorus, Gretchen’s teaching experience includes YogaWorks, Neutrogena, Fancy Feet Dance Studio, the Palisades Library, the Palisades Rec Center, and one-on-one work with a number of private clients throughout LA. Gretchen’s classes are a little different every time, so you will never get bored. Her classes run the gamut from a balanced, all-level flow to a chilled-out yin practice, to an Iyengar-style wall practice. Regardless of pace and style, Gretchen encourages practitioners to listen to their bodies and modify where needed.

 

 

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WINE AND YOGA
Dec
21
5:30 PM17:30

WINE AND YOGA

Finish Strong Studio's will be hosting a wine and power yoga class on December 21, 2017 at 5:30pm. The class will be power yoga following with wine after class. The yoga class will be $15 at the door or register online to secure a spot! Just scroll to the top of this page and click "Click here to schedule a class". This will take you to a new tab and allow you to search the date (Dec. 21st) and pay!

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CHALLENGE POSE OF THE MONTH
Dec
2
to Dec 31

CHALLENGE POSE OF THE MONTH

December Challenge

The challenge pose of the month is a BIND. Visit Finish Strong's social media pages, Facebook or Instagram, to learn the steps to a bind pose. After mastering the pose follow the guidelines and be entered for the chance to win a prize! People have until December 31st, 2017. 

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