Shaping Lives
 eNews
April 2015

In This Issue
Survey: Tell us what you think.
How can we do better?
 
We appreciate your thoughtful feedback, so look out for our upcoming survey! Is there a class you've been wanting to take, but it just doesn't fit into your schedule? Tell us! We always try 
our very best to accommodate 
your requests. 
Sphericality's Teacher of the Month:

Congratulations to our April 2015 T.O.M-Girl,
 Kelly Cresta


Vote for next month's 
T.O.M. Girl!

New Guest Pass Policy


Studio180 members and tenured package clients will receive one guest pass and one BFF 3-day pass every 6 months. We love it when you bring friends and family to classes, but in order to maintain our beautiful facilities and keep our lovely and talented teachers paid, it's important that we make this change. We will have guest passes and BFF passes available for pick-up in the studio office. (Please note that, from now on, guests must have an actual pass with them in order to take a class for free.) Of course, we are always more than happy to consider extra passes for special circumstances.



Club-S VIP Program

Text club-S to 71441 to receive notifications and information about classes, specials and discounts.
















Greetings!
It's April, and we're nearly halfway through the Happy Body Project studio challenge. Those tally boards are looking awfully bright and happy - so let's take a moment to congratulate all of our fabulous participants on their outstanding commitment this week. You folks are amazing. If you haven't signed up for the challenge yet, please do so!
 
There is still plenty of time to catch up and join in the fun. Here's how it works: 

Step 1. Sign up for a class online (any class!)
Step 2. When you arrive at the studio, write your name down in an empty space on one of the tally boards.
Step 3. Go to class (very important step)
Step 4. After class, collect your color-coded sticker from your instructor and place it in the appropriate category next to your name.
Step 5. Stand back and bask in the glow of your accomplishment. (This is my favorite step.)
Step 6. Repeat steps 1, 3, 4 and 5

That's all there is to it. If you're still not sure about whether or not you want to partake in the challenge, please allow me to share some inspiring words from the 2004 classic film, A Cinderella Story. If Hilary Duff's on-screen dad taught me one thing, it's this: "Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game." Now, go get 'em, champ. 

But before you go, please take a few minutes to keep yourself abreast of upcoming special events at Sphericality. We've got lots of splendid and exciting things in store for you. Plus, you'll meet our newest teacher, Kaitlyn Cardona, our teacher of the month, Kelly Cresta, and our client of the month, Andrea Doyle. 

Happy reading! We'll see you on the mat.

Real Stories 
of Sphericality 
Meet Andrea Doyle

My name is Andrea Doyle. I live in Flemington with my wonderful husband and son, and I've been taking yoga at Sphericality for 2 years now. I've been a tap dancer my whole life and am lucky enough now to teach dance and share my passion with others.    Read more.

Sphericality's Teacher of the Month
Kelly Cresta 
Special Skills: Dance, Disney trivia, 
and Levitation

Kelly first fell in love with Pilates during her studies at Muhlenberg College where she double-majored in dance: performance and technique 

and media communications. Kelly's love for Pilates inspired her to become a certified Pilates instructor so she could share her passion with others. Read more.

 

Studio Lifestyle
The Nourish Bowl from McKel of NutritionStripped.com

Cadbury Creme Eggs, Peeps and Jelly Bellies got you down? Here's a recipe to combat your Easter candy-induced pancreatic shock.



INGREDIENTS
  • 2 cups romaine, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 4-5 roasted brussels sprouts (from batch cooking day)
  • 1 roasted sweet potato
  • cup carrots, shredded or diced
  • cup cucumber, sliced thinly
  • of an avocado
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 3 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • 2 tablespoons hummus (of your choice)
  • fresh squeezed lemon
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • dash of kelp granules
  • dash of cayenne pepper (optional)
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Start by filling a large salad bowl with the dark leafy greens.
  2. Next, top with all the remaining vegetables, sweet potatoes, and hemp seeds; piling them in their own "spot" in the bowl (as pictured).
  3. You can arrange each ingredient in a pile and then wait to stir everything together, or you can simply top the dark leafy greens with all the remaining ingredients at the same time and stir thoroughly.
  4. The nutritional yeast + the hummus + the apple cider vinegar makes for a thick and creamy dressing on it's own.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Studio News & Events
Spotlight on Instagram
As you may have noticed, there is a concomitant social media challenge happening alongside the Happy Body Project studio challenge. If you have Instagram, tag your photos with the hashtag #spherehappybodyproject and you could win our Socialite Award. If you don't have Instagram, download it for free
 on your smartphone, create an account 
and show us your shutterbug side. Don't forget to tag your pictures, and please feel free to be as creative, untethered and whimsical as you wish. There's also a video feature on Instagram - find your inner Scorsese and show us your eye-popping best. We've got personality galore in our studio community, so we're eager to see what you'll come up with next. Check out the snaps our clients have already posted here.

Upcoming Events
Happy Body Social & Mixer at SAGE on April 17th
Join us from 6-9 pm on April 17th at the newly renovated SAGE where you can socialize with fellow Sphericality friends, enjoy food and drink and shop. Sage will be donating a portion of the sales to The Hunterdon County Chapter of NAMI. 
RSVP on Facebook.


Celebratory Spring Surfacing with Natalie Levin on April 25th

As a grand finale to the Happy Body Project Challenge, we are beyond excited to
celebrate all of you, our fabulous clients, as we inaugurate the spring season and our re-vamped yoga program with yoga, opera and glitter with Natalie Levin. Get the details on all the sparkle, stretching and vibrato here. Be sure to sign-up and mark your calendars for this spectacular event - it's bound to fill up fast. Tickets go on sale April 11th.


Special Event Class in May: Restorative Yoga Workshop with Aromatherapy

Bring on the blocks, blankets and bolsters! Join us this May for a special two-hour restorative yoga workshop with Cindy Noren. Restorative
yoga makes use of props to facilitate a relaxing and meditative practice that will leave you feeling refreshed and open. The props will support you as you relax into seated and supine poses for an extended period of time - anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes. This type of practice is an excellent complement to any type of rigorous workout schedule, and it's a delightful and welcome counterpoint to our fast-paced and frenetic lives. Take this time for yourself to reconnect with your body in a peaceful and cozy environment. We'll be sending out a special e-flyer when sign-ups become available. Single reservations are $15 for members and $30 for non-members. Members, please call the studio so we can apply your discount. 

Were I able to shut
my eyes, ears, legs, hands
and walk into myself
for a thousand years,
perhaps I would reach
- I do not know its name -
what matters most. 
-Anna Swir

 

Studio Congratulations
Welcome to the studio the newest member of our team: Kaitlyn Cardona

Kaitlyn is thrilled to be joining Sphericality's team; her enthusiasm for teaching is evident in her practice. She
studied at Honor Yoga and also holds a degree in Psychology, which has given her a unique perspective on the mental and emotional benefits of a meditative practice. Kaitlyn is a firm believer in the importance of breath and alignment, and she often incorporates Sanskrit and yoga philosophy into her practice. Kaitlyn especially loves the way yoga brings people together and looks forward to meeting all of Sphericality's budding yogis and sharing with them her joyful, meditative and dynamic practice. 
Welcome to the studio, Kaitlyn! 
We are so happy you found us! 
Read Kaitlyn's full bio here.

 

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