The BodyWorks Wellness Center now has a community room in which group classes, continuing education for massage therapists, as well as community wellness drop in times will be held. Please view our class schedule below to see our offerings, view our teacher bios, and use the Acuity Scheduler to register for classes.
Our community room can be rented hourly. If you are a wellness professional in need of space to hold workshops or individual client treatments.
Gail has been in the fitness industry for over ten years. Starting as a group fitness instructor, then moving on to personal training, and finally finding her niche in the mind/body world of fitness. As an advanced yoga practitioner, she has a well-rounded approach to both physical fitness and emotional well-being and applies that knowledge to bring it all together in her training sessions. One of Gail's best attributes as a trainer is her ability to see the whole person and devise a plan based on their needs and strengths.
There is no typical training session. Within each session, every person will recieve guided exercise as well as health/wellness coaching because the body and mind go hand in hand. As the body moves and grows stronger, so does the mind. As the mind becomes happier and the body stronger, life opens up to new possibilities.
Gail learned all this first hand through her own physcial transformation, losing 30 pounds in college and keeping it off into her mid-thirties. As well as letting go of anxiety that plauged her through her 20s, by diving into her own personal daily yoga and meditation practice.
Gail's love of improving lives through fitness and wellness go hand in hand with her passion for learning. This year she will complete her 500 hour Yoga Certification which will keep her current American Council on Exercise personal training certification up to date, as well as ensure her clients are recieving top notch education in form and function.
A yoga practitioner since 2009, Nadia earned her certification as a yoga teacher in the spring of 2017. She embraces the idea that yoga is for all bodies and all people.
It is her passion to teach her students that all bodies can find an expression of asana (physical postures) that best suits them and learn to utilize the tools and gifts that yoga offers to serve them where they are presently in their practice and their lives. While maintaining a judgement-free, positive and encouraging environment she invites students to compassionately cultivate curiosity while still challenging themselves to grow.
She is a community partner with the Yoga and Body Image Coalition, and seeks to continue creating inclusive, body-postive spaces where students can experience yoga as a transformative tool for their personal lives and for their communities.
Linda is the owner of The Bodyworks Wellness Center! Click here for more information about her.
I began my yoga practice at home nearly twenty years ago. For years I wanted to try yoga in a studio, but there was always a reason not to: I didn't have the time, it cost too much, I wasn't flexible enough, I wouldn't know what I was doing, I would look like I didn't know what I was doing. You name it. It kept me from trying.
What I didn't understand at the time is that none of that mattered. I mean, it mattered because it was a barrier that I had created for myself. But as far as the practice of yoga is concerned? None of that stuff matters.
So after about seven years of trying yoga on VHS and DVDs, a freiend who knew both my ambition as well as my apprehension, gave me a gift certificate for a Beginners Yoga Class. I have been a yoga devotee ever since, practicing both at home and in studio.
Despite the cliche, I truly believe "yoga is for everyone". Inspired by my love of yoga and passion for teaching, I completed my 200 hour Yoga Teaching Certification at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in 2013. I currently teach yoga at CNY Healing Arts in Latham, am a Wellness Consultant for CDPHP, and have voluneteered yoga classes for students and faculty at Hudson Valley Community College.
In addition to teaching yoga, I work as a Community Relations Liasion for Community Health Programs at St. Peter's Health Partners. Prior to that I taught writing at Hudson Valley Community College and the College of St. Rose. I hold an M.F.A. in English-Creative Writing Nonfiction from Ohio State University and an M.S. in Nutrition at the Sage Graduate School.