I am back in town after a wonderful 2-week stay in warm and sunny Florida. For me, there is nothing like the ocean, the sun and the palm trees to refresh the body and spirit. While I was in the sunshine state, in addition to my daily walks on the beach, I took ballet class at Miami City Ballet school, a kundalini yoga and gong meditation class, and a Pure Barre class. When I travel, I find it interesting to check out different yoga, gyrotonic and dance studios and see how they compare to the places where I study in NYC. It’s also a great way to connect with like-minded people and learn about the health-oriented and spiritual activities in that area. For me, I find that forging these new connections makes me feel less like a tourist, and it is fun to discover mutual friends in the six degrees of separation (more like three degrees these days) of the yoga and dance world.
I am happy to announce that the “Ten Minute Stretch Break” dvd is now available for purchase. In this new dvd, I demonstrate beautifully choreographed stretches and movements by ballet master Finis Jhung. This dvd is geared towards non-dancers and dancers alike who would like to learn flowing sequences aimed at keeping the entire body supple and mobile. Choreographed to inspiring classical music, we do seated, standing, and floor stretches, as well as some basic dance movements. The stretches are divided into short ten minute segments, so that you can choose to do any combination of the stretches at your discretion. You will find stretches for the upper body, legs, hips, neck, and spine that will awaken and refresh the body, release tension, and calm the mind. Each exercise comes with the option of viewing with instructions first, or simply following along. For some excerpts and to purchase, please click on this link or paste in internet browser:
(Note that the quality of the actual dvd is more clear than the You Tube footage)
I hope you will enjoy this dvd as much as I enjoyed filming the it with the lovely and brilliant teacher Finis Jhung!