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Learn more about everything that is happening in the studio, from weekly classes, to workshops & events through the descriptions below.   Sign up online or drop in! Don't see what you are looking for?   Reach out about private bookings or personal training to more specifically meet your needs!   Or check out our other services. Additional information about prices here

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Learn a little bit about what our weekly yoga and fitness classes are all about through the descriptions below.   Sign up online or drop in!  Class fees listed on our Pricing Page.

YOGA CLASSES
 

Each morning we are born again.  What we do today is what matters most.- Buddha

Rise and Align

Richard Parker

Wake up the body and heart/mind with a slow, breath to movement flow. This gentle/moderate class (you choose the intensity) is designed with the foundational poses that make up a well-rounded asana practice. Focus is placed on safe and effective alignment, emphasizing what feels right for each individual rather than striving for an idealized version of poses. Each class addresses balance, core strength, the six motions of the spine, and all major muscles groups. The final 10 minutes are devoted to meditation/savasana, with a wide variety of meditation techniques offered over time. Pranayama (conscious awareness of breath) will also be included.

 

This is a good class for those with years of experience, as well as those new to asana and Yoga. The ultimate aim of Yoga goes way beyond the body and asanas. Come five minutes before start time for specific insight and discussion into the full Yoga practice, as envisioned by both ancient and modern teachers.

 

This is a donation class where all proceeds (after rent) will go to environmental non-profits.

Foundations of Yoga

Jodi Sargent 

***Starting October 1st and continuing through March, this class switches to a 75-minute format, 5:30pm-6:45pm. Our hope with this format is to keep the usual strength building sequences, but add more time to cultivate stillness and release. A perfect antidote to our busy lives, and a compliment to the colder, quieter winter months.***

Slow Flow + Technique + Release: This class is year-round, drop-in, and open to all levels. It is suitable for new students who want  a solid foundation, and for seasoned yogis who want to maintain depth. Options are offered for those with different experience levels. Expect flowing sequences and held postures, alignment technique and a good dose of release.

Yin/Yang Yoga

Andrea Lepcio

This practice will lead us to feeling more at home in our bodies, allowing our energy to flow freely to all channels, feeling harmony, strength, and flexibility. The yin portion of class is gentle, supportive and meditative. All poses are on the floor to allow our muscles to relax and deep connective tissues to gently stretch through conscious breathing (pranayama). Poses are held for a longer period of time (generally 3-5 minutes) as we relax into the edge of the pose, allow our qi (energy) to flow and expand our awareness of our body.  The yang portion allows us to integrate this awareness into a sense of alignment and stability with a vinyasa flow. Through a combination of floor, standing, and balance poses, we build on the increased range of motion initiated with the yin poses. This class is suitable for all levels.

Yoga Elixir

Jodi Sargent

This seasonal offering taught by Jodi Sargent will utilize techniques to manipulate muscle and fascia (connective tissue) to release tension in the body, and deepen the breath. Expect to use a variety of props including tennis balls and switch between shorter and longer held postures during this 60-minute class. The practice is intended to help release areas commonly tight, restore some range of motion, invite observation and body awareness, and allow time to simply be. All practices rely on the breath as a profound tool to “turn on” our parasympathetic nervous system to do what it was designed for --- aid our ability to rest, digest, and recover.

All props (including a yoga mat) are provided and beginners welcome. Please notify Jodi in advance with any acute injuries.

Gentle Yoga

Kate Stitham

This Gentle Yoga class uses classic asanas (though not a particular set or routine), pranayama (breathwork), development of a quiet mind, and the practice of relaxation. Emphasizing compassionate self-acceptance, mindfulness, and listening to one’s own body wisdom promotes deeper levels of self-awareness.

This class offers a welcoming environment for anyone who would appreciate a gentle, supportive practice.  Opportunities to deepen poses or add intensity always exist in this class.  All levels of ability are welcome.

Dynamic Vinyasa Flow

Emily Wright

In this intermediate level flow class we will build heat from the inside out using breath and postures to cultivate a deeper connection within so that we can take what we learn in our practice off of our mats and into the world. Working to build flexibility strength and balance we will flow through creative sequences that both nourish and challenge us while most importantly having fun! 

 
FITNESS CLASSES

At Destination Health, we believe the best project you will ever work on is YOU! We offer fitness classes for all levels that focus on cardiovascular health, strength building and endurance.

SPIN & SCULPT

Sheridy Olson

This is a fun 60 minute class with 30 minutes of cardio on the bike followed by 30 minutes of full body sculpting exercises with light weights and fun music.  All levels are welcome with modifications. 

TRX Fit

Maija Leyendecker

The TRX® Suspension Trainer is the original, best-in-class workout system that leverages gravity and your bodyweight to perform hundreds of exercises. You’re in control of how much you want to challenge yourself on each exercise – because you can simply adjust your body position to add or decrease resistance.  You will also use kettlebells, free weights and perform body weight exercises for an incredible full body workout. 

 

This class is 60 minutes long and is appropriate for all fitness levels.

Tai Chi

Andrea Lepcio

Tai Chi embraces the mind, body, and spirit. We will learn the 73 forms of Tai Chi Sun style. The 73 Forms is characterized by agile steps with smooth and flowing movements, like water in a river. This style places great emphasis on Qigong (exercise to cultivate vital life energy) making it especially effective for cultivating internal energy, which in turn greatly enhances healing and relaxation. We will progress steadily learning all 73 forms. It is suitable for all participants and ages. For questions, contact Andrea by phone or email

Barre Fit

Jena Young & Erin Paradis

BarreFit is a low impact total body workout that brings amazing benefits for your body, mind, and soul.  The unique combination of high-energy strengthening and stretching results in a strong, lean, flexible and balanced body.  BarreFit fuses Pilates, Yoga and interval conditioning into one calorie torching workout by using isometric and focused movements to effectively target specific problem areas like the glutes, abdomen, arms, and thighs.  This is a class appropriate for all ages and fitness levels.

Multi-level Indoor Cycle

Sheridy Olson &
Maija Leyendecker

This indoor cycling class is appropriate for all fitness levels...even beginners.  Whether this is your first class or you are an advanced rider, you will safely be taken through a series of intervals including hills, sprints and everything in between and can easily burn 600-1000 calories.  Be prepared to sweat and have fun!

LUNCH TRX

Sheridy Olson

Lunch Express TRX is a class designed for anyone looking to get an effective full body workout in a short amount of time.  You will be taken through a safe and effective 30 minute full body workout using the TRX suspension training system to bring balance and strength for an effective full body workout.

TRX BASICS

Andrea Lepcio &
Sheridy Olson

Have you been wanting to try TRX?  This a great class to learn the basics.  Instead of exercise machines or hand held weights, TRX uses your own body weight and gravity to perform a particular exercise. YOU hold the power! Suspension training works multiple muscles and joints simultaneously.  This is a low impact class perfect for beginners. 

TRX-Fit

Maija Leyendecker

TRX training utilizes your body weight and gravity to complete hundreds of exercises using just ONE piece of equipment. 

In this class we will incorporate a High intensity Interval Training (HIIT) technique called tabata intervals to supercharge your TRX Suspension Training workout. The basic HIIT technique is to alternate periods of extremely high intensity exercise with short rest periods for a specified number of sets.  This class is available to all fitness levels.  Please let the instructor know of any modifications needed due to injury or lack of range of motion.

 

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Customized Service

For those who are looking for something different, we are happy to accommodate your requests.   We offer personal training to help you achieve your health goals, but we also can arrange one-time private sessions for individuals or groups. 

Standard fees are in our pricing menu, but call or email us if you have questions!

Destination Health MDI

207•288•3121

53 Main Street, 2nd Floor Bayside Plaza, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

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