Settle in for an afternoon of deeply restorative poses that allow you to renew your body and spirit. Using stories and poems, Margie will guide you to a state of deep relaxation that leaves you time for reflection and stillness. This is a perfect way to relax and refocus as you gear up for the last few days of the holiday shopping and party season!
Date: Sunday, December 18, 2011
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Admission: $20 Includes complimentary tea & chocolate!
Christy Cutler has been involved in movement education since 1984 and is known for her gentle, supportive approach to teaching. Prior to teaching the Feldenkrais Method (Awareness through Movement), Christy directed Children’s Dance Place a school specializing in creative movement for children aged 1-14, located in Denver. Her movement background includes modern dance, yoga, creative movement, folk andethnic dance. Christy was drawn to study Feldenkrais after benefitting from Awareness Through Movement classes for many years. She infuses her classes with a sensitivity to and awareness of the ways in which movement and stillness affect the body and spirit. Her enthusiasm for what she teaches is infectious!
Eric Imbody has studied 31 forms of Tai Chi and Qigong over the last 28 years, including Primordial Qigong, five Animal Frolics, Tai Chi Chih and Hua Healing Sounds.He feels blessed to have had the opportunity to train with American Qigong Master Ken Cohen. Eric takes a lighthearted approach to teaching. He encourages his students to play as they become familiar with specific forms. He will frequently ask, “How do we apply these lessons we learn to our lives?” Using a principle such as wu wei (only using the effort that is required, and no more) Eric often reminds students to conserve chi and use it wisely. Eric teaches throughout the Denver area and sits on the Board of Directors of the National Qigong Association.
Lia Ridley teaches the Gypsy style of Belly Dance, offering students an opportunity to move closer to their feelings and a format through which to voice them. She was introduced to this dance form at age 5, in her hometown of Dej in the province of Transylvania, Romania. She observed the Gypsies and was deeply inspired by their spirited dancing and the freedom they exhibited. Women of the Middle East have enjoyed this joyous, expressive, cultural art form for centuries. Lia performs periodically with her troupe, Divine Gypsies, teaches a credited Belly Dance class at Metropolitan State College, and is currently an English Language Acquisition facilitator in the Denver Public Schools.
Linda Sue Shirkey is one of those rare Denver natives.For over 35 years, she has been working in various creative fields, from coaching ice skating to building her own interior design business. Linda Sue began practicing yoga 30 years ago. One of her teachers persuaded her to take yoga teacher training, which she completed in 2001 at Total Yoga in Ahmedabad, India. Linda believes that yoga enables people to find their inner beauty. Thus, she guides herstudents to those places where they can find that beauty and then express it through movement, breathing and stillness.
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Melissa Williams’ journey is an incredible one of determination, hard work and commitment. In 2008, she was in her mid-twenties, had terrible eating habits, never exercised and was close to 300 pounds. After bariatric surgery, she realized that the surgery was only the starting point to turning her life around. Making and maintaining healthy choices and exercising regularly was the key.
But staying at home to exercise in front of a DVD wasn’t the answer either. Melissa knew she needed a public setting to hold herself accountable. It was then that she discovered Zumba at Studio Thrive. Very soon after, she became licensed to teach Zumba. Her Zumba classes are high energy and she constantly changes the moves and music to keep the class interesting. In addition to teaching Zumba, Melissa runs, hikes, plays tennis, and ballroom dances. Come play and be inspired in her class.
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Sue Rayment is our front desk team member. Sue returned to Denver after a 15 year stay on the coast of British Columbia, Canada, where as a painting contractor she worked on everything from yachts to custom homes to faux finishing. Sue later earned her real estate license and for 5 years, she thoroughly enjoyed showing waterfront homes and rural acreages in such a beautiful and rustic part of the world.
Sue has been singing professionally since she was 22 and spent several years touring on the road in the spandex 80’s, first as a back-up singer and later with her own Top 40 band and even played the summer fair circuit across Canada with an Elvis Impersonator! She continued singing blues, jazz and pop during her painting and real estate careers, playing local jazz festivals, fundraisers and dancers.
All that physical labor took its toll and Sue found herself back in Denver needing some serious healing. She found the different modalities offered at DtS to be deeply healing in different ways. Working here has been a special part of Sue’s journey for which she is very grateful. Sue now uses only watercolors and paper to her her “paint-on”!
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