We hope you'll all be joining us for a festive Fall gathering on Friday November 7th at the studio. Come out and meet our amazing new practitioners and take advantage of special Open House prices on all packages purchased. All gift certificates and packages will be 10% off the night of the Open House. There will be a Buy 5 Get one Free Special on all classes and sessions as well as a special OPEN HOUSE INTRO PACKAGE of 5 private Pilates or Tai Chi sessions for $225. 

We'll have a free raffle for everyone in attendance with gift certificates from local merchants including Division Wines, Townshends Tea, Division Coffee, and Atlas Pizza, as well as an Eminence masque, free classes, Massage, and flower essence consultation from Body Mechanics. 

From 6:30 to 7:00 we'll be offering free mini sessions on the Cadillac, Reformer, and Wunda Chair, as well as Chair Massage, Skin Consultations, and Flower Essence Consultations. You can sign up for these free mini sessions when you arrive at the Open House. 

We'll also have some assorted nibbles and champagne from Division Wines-- and as if all of that wasn't enough-- It's Tracy's birthday too!! Hope to see all of you there-- and remember your family and friends are welcome as well. The more the merrier!!



Galloping into the New Year


Galloping into the New Year

The year of the horse is off and running-- and we have some new classes at the studio to help you grab the reigns and bring your new year into focus.  The first of these new classes begins TONIGHT at 6 pm with Tracy.  She will lead the first of our Group Energy Sessions, which will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the studio from 6-7:30.  Mandy will be leading sessions on Thursday evenings.  These group Energy classes are the perfect way to decompress after a long day, release patterns of tension and holding, and commune energetically with your bodymechanics community.  Classes are $25 to drop in.  Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring a journal.

If you haven't met Angi yet, you're missing out!!  She's the newest addition to the bodymechanics team-- and she is a firecracker!  Angi comes to us from NYC, where she developed her own movement method called MYMA.  Check out her website by clicking here.  Angi's MYMA and Bamboo Bodies Combo class kicked off last Wednesday from 12:30-1:45.  This class combines principles of Chinese medicine with fitness.  Angi developed this class to help increase awareness in all levels of the body.  The class combines strengthening, stretching, and gentle massage work to help improve posture and overall physical wellness. And it's a great workout!  

You can register for either of these classes by clicking here and logging into your account-- or just drop in! I hope this finds you all well and ready to jump into the many new things the year of the horse has to offer.  Stay tuned for more new classes and offerings as we continue to gallop forward into 2014.





Descending Into Fall

Fall is absolutely upon us-- without the usual warning signs, Portland has become the watery wonderland we all know and begrudgingly love.  And those breaks when the sun shines and the clouds part to show the brilliant blue of the sky make every single rain drop worth it. The trees seem to be making quick costume changes this Autumn-- going from the brilliant greens of summer to the blazing yellows, oranges and crimsons of Fall overnight.   

At Body Mechanics we have several Autumnal announcements, the first of which is our new website-- which I have been working hard on for the last several weeks.  Please check it out at this link, and let us know what you think! 


Secondly, thanks to our beautiful new Jumpboards, we started a new group equipment class on Mondays at 11 am, Pilates Jumpboard Class.   The Jumpboard is a wooden board that attaches to the end of the reformer and allows you to "jump" while lying horizontally on the reformer. This class will be a strenuous cardiovascular workout as well as incredibly demanding for your legs and core muscles. It's the perfect solution for those who dread "cardio" and love Pilates. And it's so much fun-- you can almost forget how hard you're working!  This class is recommended for those with at least some Pilates experience who are moderately physically active.  You can reserve a spot in the class by going to our new website or clicking HERE.


Additionally, this Fall brings new options to the studio in terms of movement modalities. In the summer Jay Twitchell taught a Tai Chi workshop at Body Mechanics.  It was so well received that he is now offering private and semi-private Tai Chi sessions at the studio. For those of you who have not already had the pleasure of taking a Tai Chi class, private or semi-private session with Jay-- it is a worthwhile investment.  A session with him offers a unique perspective on movement and posture which beautifully compliments the fundamentals which most of you are already fluent in from your Pilates training.  His sessions allow you to tap into a larger support and grounding and help solidify the connection to the core that Pilates emphasizes.  


And lastly, as many of you already know, Carrie is embarking on a new adventure at the end of this month-- and will no longer be a permanent fixture at Body Mechanics.  She will be making a new home for herself in Santa Cruz, California.  Of course she will always have a home here-- and she will be returning every few months to visit and see clients-- but it is a large shift in the Body Mechanics community.  I want to acknowledge the beautiful, graceful presence that she has brought to the space from the very beginning.  Carrie was the first practitioner who came into the space besides myself, and she has been hugely instrumental in helping to grow our little studio into the thriving, healing community that it is today.  It has been a privilege to work alongside her and witness her personal and professional growth in the last five years.  Her regular presence in the studio will be greatly missed-- but we are all so happy to support her on the new path that she is carving out for herself.  

I hope this finds you all well as you descend into the thoughtful, insightful place that Autumn inspires.  We hope to see you all soon at the studio.