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Yoga and Injury Prevention

  • Charlottesville
  • Eagleview
  • Hunt Valley
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • Timonium
  • West Chester
Yoga Should Not Hurt! How to Avoid Pain in your Asana Yoga is for every body, but how do we keep everybody safe while practicing yoga? As with any physical activity, practicing yoga asana or poses comes with the possibility of injury. The most common injuries seen in yoga involve the wrist, shoulder, knee, hamstrings,…
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Curvy Yoga Series at Albemarle Square

  • Charlottesville
Curvy yoga is a gentle movement practice. We will teach modifications and options with each posture which make yoga more accessible. This class focuses on breath and body awareness, which builds strength and flexibility through gentle movement in a way that works for every body. Beginners welcome! Dates: March 1- May 31 on Wednesday evenings Time: 7:30-8:30pm Location: Albemarle…
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Fundamentals of Vinyasa Yoga Class Series with Sabine Scholes

  • Charlottesville
In this four week series of classes, we’ll explore the core poses and transitions of a Vinyasa yoga practice. Through a focus on finding a flowing, balanced breath, Sabine will teach how to safely perform and modify poses, work with core stability, and begin basic arm balances. Participating in this series will allow you to smoothly…
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Exercise with Antje

  • Charlottesville
Looking for a snazzy new workout?  Feeling bent out of shape?  Or just interested in exercising outdoors? Then look no further and exercise with Antje! Join any one of her training sessions: Smovey Large Group Training, Introductory Postural Alignment Workshop, and/or Nordic Walking. Smovey Large Group Training: Dates: Tuesdays | February 14, 21, 28 & March…
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Pumpkin Soup Recipe

  • Charlottesville
Pumpkin Soup Pumpkin and sweet potato add plenty of healthy color to this curry-spiced, cold weather soup. Makes: 6 servings (1 cup each) Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon butter or margarine 1 cup chopped onion 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon curry powder ¼ teaspoon ground cumin ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 cup…
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The Benefits of Chair Yoga

  • Charlottesville
By  Veronica LaChapelle Chair Yoga is a very powerful, effective style of Yoga done while sitting in a chair or standing using a chair as a prop.  You can use the chair or not! It is a form of Hatha Yoga so we move the spine in 6 different directions. Every “body” can do it!  Yoga…
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acac Charlottesville 2016 All-Team Service Award Winners

  • Charlottesville
Congratulations to all of our 2016 All-Team Service Award winners who were recognized on Sunday, February 12 at a team event. Service Stars for Albemarle Square Alexander Foster Amanda Hunt Amanda Saccone Amanda Weekly Antje Waxman Beth Cox Beth Valorz Brad Chaffee Brittany Schalizki Carolin McDonald Carrie Dugan Brubaker Diana Smith Freddy Jackson James Hunter…
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The Positive "Side Effects" of Yoga

  • Charlottesville
  • Eagleview
  • Germantown
  • Hunt Valley
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • Timonium
  • West Chester
by Carrie Shuler I love teaching and practicing yoga. There’s something about mindfully combining movement with yogic breathing that feels so natural to me. It feels simple and comfortable. I feel utterly at home on my yoga mat. When I began practicing yoga ten years ago, I knew early on that I would practice for…
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Infant Aquatic Survival at acac Downtown

  • Charlottesville
Infant Aquatic SurvivalSM at acac Downtown! The Infant Aquatic Survival program is unlike any other swim program in our area. IAS Certified Instructor Kelly Mello will teach your infant, toddler, or young child the age-appropriate skills that could potentially help them to survive an unexpected encounter with water. Infants (age 6 months until walking) will…
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5 Benefits of Partner Yoga

  • Charlottesville
  • Eagleview
  • Germantown
  • Hunt Valley
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • Timonium
  • West Chester

Discover the 5 surprising benefits of practicing yoga with a partner.

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acac Team Spotlight: Jenn Grimsley

  • Charlottesville
Team Spotlight: Jenn Grimsley  We are proud of our team superstars who provide exceptional service every day. acac‘s Jenn Grimsley has been a team member since 2012 and we caught up with her to find out why she loves being part of the acac family. “[acac] is a community, it is a family, and I am proud…
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RYT 200 Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

  • Charlottesville
Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training | Summer 2017 acac Fitness & Wellness Centers and EDGE Studio announce acac Charlottesville’s first ever RYT-200 Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training! Join Monica Buckley (E-RYT 200) and Liz Reynolds (E-RYT 200, RYT 500) for a transformational journey into deepening your yoga practice and finding your voice as you develop the skills, knowledge…
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Contentment and Discipline: Is it possible to have them both?

  • Charlottesville
  • Eagleview
  • Germantown
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • Timonium
  • West Chester
Is it possible to have both contentment and discipline in life? These principles are stated in the Eight Limbs of Yoga, a 2000 year old text. These are found in the five niyamas: cleanliness, contentment, discipline, self-awareness, and faith. What does “contentment” mean to you? For me, it means: contemplating the glass half full. Having…
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acac Downtown Valet Parking Service through March 4

  • Charlottesville
Downtown Valet Parking Service for acac Members  We know that traffic and parking in the Downtown Charlottesville area is very busy this time of year. acac Members can enjoy FREE valet parking service at the acac Downtown club through Saturday, March 4! Lenoir Enterprise will provide acac members valet parking service during these times: Mondays…
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February Book Club

  • Charlottesville
Join us for our monthly Book Club at acac Downtown! Book selection: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance Please bring your own copy of the book to the meeting! Drinks and dessert will be provided. Date: Friday, February 24 Time: 1:45-2:45pm Location: acac Downtown | Studio A Cost:…
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Couples who exercise together...

  • Charlottesville
So you’ve hit a plateau, you’re bored of your routine, you just don’t feel like going to the gym anymore. Inviting your partner to do your workouts with you can help you work through whatever problem you may be struggling with at the gym. “Relationships and fitness go hand in hand,” says Amy Baglan, CEO…
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