Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Yoga/Pilates for Cyclists: coming to an Otello room near you!

NOTE: This post, and future posts relating to the Yoga/Pilates for Cyclists project in collaboration with Karin Fantus will now be continued on this blog: http://yogapilatesnyc.blogspot.com

Following our sold-out Yoga/Pilates for Cyclists Sampler class in Jan 2011, Karin and I have found a cozy space to continue the series. Judging by the feedback the New York Cycle Clubbers found our class very interesting and beneficial. (OK, we did hand out 85% dark chocolate with the anonymous feedback sheets). Here's a movie tour of the space:

Tour around the space above - and apologies - I couldn't help but tickle the ivories a little, despite a traumatic childhood involving piano lessons and a book of mindless Czerny Etudes that resulted in teethmarks on the piano ...

A musical space indeed: a 72nd St location - with cushy new carpet - for around 8-10 participants
(when we stack the chairs)

"What a tangled web we weave ... "
It's called the Otello room, normally used as a recital and practice space by musicians and opera singers. Signed photos of famous warblers, and even a signed score, decorate the walls. In a corner, a small baby grand sets off the space but doesn't intrude too much into it.

The location is right above the 72 St subway on Broadway. Very central and convenient (Trader Joes right opposite), freshly painted with a cushy new carpet.
The view towards Broadway - and signed photos of famous opera singers on the wall. 
There's a nook for students to store mats and pilates rollers to save schlepping. Alternatively, we can provide some that you can rent.  The available times we have for this space are ...

Monday nights, 6:30-8:30pm
Saturdays at 3:00-5:00pm

We will need to ask interested participants what works best for your schedule - bearing in mind the NYCC begins its SIG series in March. Perhaps Saturdays while it's a little too cold to ride, then Monday nights as the weather warms up and SIG season starts? Or perhaps Mondays are perfect - the party end of the week is still 5 days away.

Aaaaah, using the foam roller (pilates/MELT technique). Once you've tried it, you gotta have one.
More pictures on my GalfromdownunderYoga Facebook page
We hope to commence classes very soon - starting early February. The charge will be $20 per 90 minute class, allowing an extra half hour for a bit of socializing and unwinding. We can always go grab a snack after if and when the mood suits.

Feedback welcome in the comment field below. THANKS!

Karin and Lynette.

Very useful feedback from participants.  See more.