You aced your role as a mouse in The Nutcracker, but your technique has gone downhill since.
Leave it to the Sculpere workout, a medley of ballet, Pilates and Yoga created by former professional dancer Cristina Espaillat, to get you back on your toes.
Before you freak about about squeezing into a leotard, know that comfy clothing is welcome. PLus, theres not a mirror in sight, so you can focus on your form the entire time.
Exercises don't require previous pirouetting. Start on the mat with lengthening stretches and then move to the barre for tendus, pliés, and relevés. A series of junges and ab work do wonders for jiggly bellies and thighs, while yoga poses relax the body and quiet the mind. Leave feeling loose, limber, and an inch taller.
And ready for your encore!
Barre classes are great-if you can keep up with them. Luckily, Northern Liberties' newest workout incorporates the best of muscle-toning barre work with mind-soothing yoga poses. Sculpere was developed by Cristina Espaillat, a former ballerina with training at The Rock School and the San Diego Ballet. The class begins with the moderate pace of a yoga class, transitions to a blast of fat-burning, heart-pumping, ballet-centric barre exercises and ends with more relaxing yoga. Espaillat's studio also offers basic yoga and Pilates classes.
BEGINNER BALLET IMMERSION—Workshop • $40
(includes Yoga class from 10:30am-12:00pm
Guest Speaker, Lee Arters from Pangea Earth Foods
Sunday, September 15th • 12:30 til 2:30pm @ SCULPERE
Organic • Vegetarian • Vegan • Raw • Juice
There are so many diet options to choose from! At Sculpere we believe in living a balanced lifestyle with healthy routine, avoiding extremes, and living with mindful understanding about healing and the effects of what we put into and onto our bodies. We will demonstrate ancient self care methods and teach you how to incorporate these techniques into your modern lives. You will leave this workshop with a free gift, a full belly, and a deeper understanding of how & why the food choices you make and products you use effect your internal ecosystem as well as our external environment.