Our New Yoga Instructor

IMG_4483.JPG

We are excited to intorduce to you our new Yoga Instructor Jenn Iantorno!!

Jenna Iantorno
(CYt E-RYT500, YACEP, Certified Yoga Therapist- IAYT)
Jenna has been studying and practicing yoga since the age of fifteen when she decided it was time to take her health into her own hands after being sick and feeling broken down physically and mentally. Jenna spent time in India where she studied Eastern philosophy, meditation and Yoga through the schools of Shivananda Yoga and The Ramakrishna Mission. Jenna also spent time learning and working with other teachers in the healing arts of energy healing, reiki, and working alongside chiropractors, acupuncturists, and masters of Tai chi. Jenna intuitively focuses on bringing people back to their natural state of peace and love using the tools of yoga like Pranayama (breath work) and Asanas (postures) yoga nidra guided meditations and Ayurveda life style coaching. Jenna also combines her background in modern dance and tai chi creating a fusion of therapeutic and fluid movements that feel good and restore the body and mind. As a certified Yoga Therapist Jenna studied extensively the anatomy and physiology of yoga with the Soul of Yoga School in Encinitas California. Jenna is specializing in bringing yoga into an integrative therapeutic setting, working with other health care practitioners, to provide a more effective balanced treatment plan for patients. Jenna’s has been working the past seven years in a Chinese healing clinic with patients recovering from many different issues like herniated discs, spinal surgery, torn rotator cuff injuries, knee and hip replacements, sports injuries, cancer treatment recovery, emotional trauma, ptsd, severe anxiety, sleep disorders, auto immune disease and more. Jenna also teaches on going senior chair yoga classes at assisted living centers. Jenna has had the opportunity to work with top athletes like professional baseball plyers of the Angels team, top black belt martial art students, dancers, equestrians, and people at all stages of life. Jenna has a passion and love for therapeutic yoga and to help others in whatever way she can.

Jenna will be teaching the following classes:

NEW Tuesdays - Lunch Hour Yoga - 12:30pm- 1:15pm
Saturdays - Therapeutic Yoga - 10:00am-11:00am

She is also available for private yoga work on Tuesday and Saturday mornings.
Jenna is available for regular yoga private sessions and Pre and post natal private yoga therapy sessions- Jenna is certified in teaching prenatal yoga for all stages of pregnancy and has worked with many mothers to be with wonderful success in their pregnancy and delivery. These classes are focused on preparing the body and mind for the upcoming changes of pregnancy and the labor process.

Please check our Vagaro calendar for her availability.

Our New Online Scheduler Vagaro!

Screen Shot 2019-03-25 at 11.54.23 PM.png

Hello everyone we hope you are enjoying the warmer weather we are getting in! We have BIG news! We are switching our online booking service over to Vagaro start April 1st ( no april fools joke here ;)) We hope with this new change it will be easier for your to manage your appointments with us and book online or via their ios App or google App! Just look for the Vagaro app in your apple app store or google play store!

We have successfully migrated our current customer to Vagaro and you should be getting an email to set up your account ! If you have not gotten an email please dont hesitate to reach out to us at studioelena.management@gmail.com and we will sort you out! If you have any remaining packages with us you have been credited for those in the new system. Please reach out again if you feel you are missing anything!

We are really excited to have this new addition to our studio and we hope you will enjoy it too!

Another big news item is we have added a new Unlimited Class Pass Package! We have listened to your feedback and are now offering the Monthly Unlimited Class Pass PLUS ! With this new pass you can enjoy all our classes with the regular unlimited pass but now with the addition of 4 equipment classes per month for a low monthly payment of $220! Thats just $55 per week! We hope you take advantage of this new class pass! you can find out new class pass on our new Vagaro packages page


New Classes & Times!

Hello everyone we are welcoming in 2019 with two new exciting additions to our class schedule.

Chair Yoga - Sat 12:30pm-1:30pm
Teacher : Elena Sartori

Our Chair Yoga class is designed for yogis of all ages, who can not or do not want to get down on the floor. You will get all the benefits of a yoga practice from the comfort of your chair. We will also utilize the sturdy bar located in our fitness room to improve balance and posture.

We use a chair for support while sitting or standing, allowing you to do yoga at your desk, work, on a plane or in a wheelchair. Chair Yoga can be done anywhere and at any time.

Suitable for seniors, big people, people dealing with or healing from injury or illnesses, limited mobility, and anyone who just wants to learn a gentle way of practicing yoga.

With chair yoga you can benefit from the following:

  • Improve Strength and Energy

  • Improve Flexibility and Balance

  • Improve Concentration

  • Pain Management

  • Improve the quality of sleep

  • Improve your breathing quality and capacity

  • Managing anxiety disorders

  • Improve the quality of your life

In Studio Elenas Chair Yoga class with our highly experienced chair yoga instructor, we will work with you to make it an enjoyable and fun experience. Chair and props are provided to keep everyone safe and supported-no need to bring a mat.

Pilates Body Bar - Mon 5:00pm-6:00pm
Teacher : Elena Sartori

Raise the Bar! Pilates Body Bar fitness will really challenge all of your major muscle groups and provide you with a full body workout.

Our high intensity, low impact Pilates Body Bar class is perfect for increasing flexibility, muscle strength, posture, weight management, Arms-Sculpting and boost your overall health

The benefit of the Pilates Body Bar:

  • Improves bone density. One of the best ways you can control bone loss as you age is to add strength training.

  • It improves muscle mass. The lean muscle mass that we all work so hard to keep, decreases with age.

  • It increases the strength of the connective tissues, muscles, and tendons. That leads to improved motor performance and decrease injury risk.

  • Strengthen and increase physical work capacity. Like in the garden or beekeeping or when you need to shovel the snow ;)

  • It improves your quality of life as your gaining body confidence, strength training will not only make you stronger but also help you manage your weight.

We hope to see you in these new classes and for unlimited class pass holders they are included in your pass :). Please check out class page for all updated class time.

Dec/Jan Schedule Change

What a whirlwind of a year it has been, and now its soon coming to a close. Our Stress-Free Holiday Fair was nothing less than a success and we want to thank everyone who was able to make it out that Saturday!

Moving into the second half of December we will be having a modified winter schedule as Elena will be away in India! Starting December 15th - January 19th (pilates class on the 15th is canceled but yoga class will still happen) we will only be having our evening yoga classes and Saturday class taught by the wonderful Noelle Austin!!:

Monday - Restorative Yoga from 5:00pm-6:00pm
Wednesday - Yoga for Back Care from 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday - Holistic Yoga from 10:00am- 11:00am 

We will be closed for the Holiday Break December 24th - January 2nd   

Noelle is also available for private sessions and can be booked directly by contacting: Noelle Directly at 828-406-2199

Elena will be back and teaching classes starting the week of January 21st! We hope to see you in the New Year and continue your journey and healing and happiness with us! 

Our New Pilates Instructor! Alex

bio_alexschroeder.jpg

We are excited to announce we are brining on a new Pilates instructor for even more variety in your classes!

Please give a big warm welcome to Alex Schroeder!

Alex Schroeder is a graduate of the ASU Classical Pilates Training Program 2018 with 600+ hours of personal, hands-on training. She grew up dancing and started teaching dance when she was fifteen. From there, her passion for teaching and helping individuals improve their physical and mental health grew. She started doing Pilates in 2015 and fell in love. Sharing this practice with people, tailoring every lesson to their specific needs, and watching them grow is her inspiration. Her clients are why she loves this work! She is very personable, motivational, and energetic. She looks forward to teaching and watching her clients become more pleased with their work and bodies. She designs every lesson for the client in front of her, giving them what they need that day, so they can walk away feeling rejuvenated. Her passion is improving other’s lives through this mindful practice, and she would love to be able to do that for you!

In addition to her love for all things dance and Pilates, she loves hiking, traveling, animals, and graphic design. Her favorite place is in her eno on her back porch. She is creative, fun loving, and adventurous.

Flourless Seed Bread

( gluten free, flour free, yeast free) 
Many have stopped eating bread due to the many side effect on health of traditional bread. It only takes minutes to prepare. Enjoy this guilt free affordable bread recipe! 

1/2 cup of sunflower seeds
1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup of flax seeds
1/2 cup of raw almonds pieces
1 1/2 cup of rolled oats
2 tbsp of chia seeds
4 tbsp of psyllium husk
1 tsp of salt
1 tbsp of maple syrup
3 tbsp of avocado oil
1 1/2  cup of almond milk or other nut based milk
1/2 cup of chocolate chips (optional)

Directions:
1. Combine all ingredients in medium size bowl, mix well and let it sit for 1-2 hours. 
2. Place dough in rectangle well oiled bread shape pan. 
3. Preheat the over to 350 F and bake 30-40min until its firm to touch
4.Cool for 20min then take it out to cool for 15 min before removing from pan and wait until its cool before slicing.

Our New Yoga Teacher! Noelle

image2.jpeg

We have some exciting news at the studio! We have taken on a new Yoga Teacher to teach Wednesday night Back Care Yoga class and Friday Night Restorative Class! Please welcome Noelle Austin! We hope you join Noelle in her classes at the studio! 

Heres a bit about Noelle

Noelle Austin is a 555 hr. Certified Yoga Therapist through The International Association of Yoga Therapy. She’s been teaching Iyengar-based yoga since 2009 and practicing many forms of yoga since she was a little girl. She is a performing artist who enjoys helping all people feel welcome in the world through an adaptive, holistic and playful approach. Her classes are catered to the individuals in them, with demonstrations, detailed instructions, and a welcoming heart.

New Schedule and New Classes!

Hello, everyone, I hope you are all enjoying spring as well as the new space! We have some other exciting news dealing with classes. We are pumping up our schedule and adding a few new additions! 

Check out our new classes starting today, May 15th! Our schedule is pumped full of at least 3 unique classes a day, there is no better time to take advantage of our class pass and enjoy them all!!!

Here are the new classes added to our lineup


Healing Breath Yoga

Thursdays @ 6:15pm-7:30pm

Take a deep breath, because we’re about to introduce you to an early contender for 2018’s most out-there fitness trend: The Breathing class, currently sweeping across the US. Let strength, healing, balance, and stability fill your whole body, and let go of tension and fatigue in this relaxing breathing practice.There is the unexplainable and tremendous quality of mindful inhale and open exhale that embodies all we may truly need to start to heal ourselves.


Yoga For Back Care

Wednesday @ 6:15pm-7:15pm

Achy back? Give yoga for back care a go. This class will be beneficial for people battling with backache, spine curvature and imbalances, gym goers, and people who spend long periods of time on their feet. By building body awareness students will be empowered to release tension and find ease in the back body through specific poses. Numerous studies have shown the power of ancient practice to relieve back soreness and improve function. 


Therapy Mat Pilates

Mondays @ 10:30am-11:30am

This is a wonderful class for beginner Pilates students and anyone struggling with body imbalances or recovering from injuries. Here you will learn proper body mechanics that will help you to correct imbalances and support natural healing processes. Even the most seasoned practitioners will find this class useful by gaining a deeper understanding of Pilates form and learning new ways to improve their practice. We will be using Pilates props such as the small ball, rubber band, magic circle and more.

We Are Moving!!!

Its a little bit nostalgic to think about 5 years ago we opened Studio Eleanas in Boone and we have met and helped so many people with their fitness and wellness goals. But its time to spread our roots a little father and we're excited to announce that we will be moving to a new location by May 1st! We are already busy setting up the place and making improvements along the way as we prepare your arrival into our new space! The new space is about three times the size of our current location with lots of natural light and located in Boone Heights Shopping Center right off Blowing Rock Road! 

Our new address is: 182-A Boone Heights Drive Boone, NC 28607

If you dont know we have an Instagram account where you can see our progress as we put it all together and get the latest news as well as tips for your practice! Follow us @Studioelenas

Also, we will be closing the studio on April 27th - the 31st as we move our equipment into the new space and tie up our loose ends at our old spot. So mark your calendars ahead of time. Can't wait to see you all there! 😁

Delightful Butternut Apple Soup 

FullSizeRender.jpeg

They say one apple 🍎 a day keeps doctors away, but I think they really might have something here! Apples a packed pull of digestion enzymes, as well as vitamins and adding an apple to your soup, can help with digestion, hydration and reduce calorie intake while improving flavor. Not to mention its just a divine complement to the butternut squash. 

1 medium butternut squash- peeled, deseeded and cut into small cubes
1/2 large sweet onion- chopped
1 large apple- peeled and cut into cubes
2 tbsp of “Better than chicken” organic veg bullion or equivalent stock
1/2 cup of cream of brown rice
Boiling water to cover veg about 4 inches
1 tsp of turmeric powder
1 tsp of freshly grated ginger
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
Cashew or almond yogurt to garnish
2 tbsp of coconut oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat a large frying pan with coconut oil over medium-high heat, add chopped onion, ginger, turmeric and stir for 5min. Place cut squash and continue stirring until lightly browned. Mix in cream of brown rice and stir for about 2 min.

When you're done transfer the entire contents of the frying pan as well as the cut apples into a medium-sized cooking pot. Cover the contents with boiling water and stir in the veg broth, salt and cook until the vegetables are tender. Using a hand blender purée vegetables until smooth.  you could also use a hand masher but the texture may not be as smooth. If you only have a blender make sure the soup has cooled down to room temperature before blending or else you might have an explosive soup on your hands. To top it opp mix in the chopped fresh parsley and yogurt enjoy!