Functional Circuit Training with Dara

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Functional Circuit Training

Functional circuit training classes are a combination of stretching, circuit training, TRX, and core strengthening…with an emphasis on proper technique and movement. ALL fitness levels and intensities are encouraged and welcomed.
Each 45 minute group training session is led by Physical Therapist and exercise Guru, Dara Avila. She will take time to understand your specific goals, limitations, and fitness levels at the start of your training. This allows her to modify exercises and movements, personalizing workouts to maximize results.
Hitting the gym by yourself is challenging and can be quite boring; especially if you’re not sure what to do. Let Dara remove that stress and guide you through your workout.
With 20 years of Physical Therapy knowledge, 36 years of ballet, 23 years of Jiu Jitsu, and many years of other types of exercise under her belt, Dara’s classes will be nothing short of a killer workout!


Yoga with Stephanie

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Making Space for Grace

Stephanie Nasteff is celebrating her 20th year of yoga practice. Her classes are grounded in authenticity, humor, and the 20 years experience and love of the physical and spiritual practice of yoga. Stephanie’s teaching style is based in the ISTHA tradition (Integrated Science of Tantra, Hatha, & Aruyveda) with dynamic flow, held poses, focus on proper alignment, modifications for all levels & every BODY, breath work, and meditation. She took her very first yoga class during her first month in New York at Crunch Fitness on Lafayette Street in September 1998, and was forever changed. 3 years later, she began her 500 hour certification program at Yoga Zone/Be Yoga, under the instruction of Yogiraj Alan Finger, Master Teacher Jean Koerner, and Senior Teachers: Beverley Murphy, Rachel Zinman, and Kara Sekular, two days before the towers came down. It was a blessing to be an active member of the healing community in that tumultuous time, in the city. Teaching & practicing mindfulness, and transmitting the ancient practice of asana to a large community of stressed out New Yorkers gave her a feeling of purpose and joy. When her Voice Over career took off, she took a 14 year sabbatical from teaching, to focus on her acting career & motherhood. In the past year she has been led to start teaching again, to inspire people to prioritize self care, and share the gift of yoga with her community. Join Stephanie Wednesday nights this fall, and make some space for grace.