Why Bowspring?

January 4th, 2018

I have done Yoga since 1974.  I have seen the changes that have happened in my body as I age.  I have known other people who have taken Yoga with me in the past as well as teachers who have taught even longer than me.  What astounded me was the number of hip replacements that have happened in this field of the people we have all respected. Some of these “advanced” poses have caused ligament damage in my knees (and I have used good alignment skills while doing these poses).  In the past few years, I haven’t felt GREAT after practice so it inspired me to move to other avenues such as the MELT Method, Neuro Kinetic Therapy (NKT), etc.

In 2012 John Friend came and introduced a new style of yoga.  We jumped in!  But as I taught it, we just could not connect the way I wanted us to so I put it “on the back burner”.

Since that time, Bowspring has been updated, simplified, and become one of the world’s most invigorating yet nurturing practices I have ever experienced.  What I also have learned is that as SOON as I misalign, I know it!  It just doesn’t feel right and therefore I can effectively correct. What I have noticed in other styles that I have done and taught, I could get away with misaligning and not feel the negative impact so could “get away with it” until it was too late.  And this is from someone that has ALWAYS worked hard on alignment!!

It would be so much easier to just keep teaching the same thing and people seem to like not having to change.  However, I can’t honestly do something when I have found another way that is so much more healthy for my body, mind and spirit.  I am used to being a pioneer in that I started Yoga here way before many and even got ridiculed.

So once again we begin and move into another direction that is brand new to not only this area but throughout the country.  Come and join me in this wonderful curvy way of alignment that really brings us back to how we were as children.  Pain free, happy, bouncy, curvy, open, invigorated and free!

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MELT Refresh and Neuro-Strength Workshop

September 11th, 2015

Join us at our Jacksonville Yoga studio on Tuesday evening, September 22, 2015 in a MELT Workshop that will refresh your body and mind with the Lengthening and Hydrating techniques you have learned.

Rehydrate your connective tissue to relive pain with MELTThis will be a good workshop for all MELTers who have purchased MELT equipment but have not practiced using it.

Please NOTE: This is NOT a workshop for beginning MELTers.

  • Joyce Savitz, the most experienced certified MELT instructor in Northeast Florida, will review the first four Rs of MELT that help you get out of pain (Reconnect, Rebalance, Rehydrate, and Release).
  • And then Joyce will add the next two Rs of MELT from the NeuroStrength phase of the program, that keep you out of pain (Regenerate and Repattern).

For more details on this MELT Workshop, please see the attached MELT Refresh and Neuro-Strength Workshop PDF.

Don’t suffer with pain. Make your reservations now to attend this MELT Workshop.

Save money and reserve your spot today!

Cost is only $20 per person until September 19th. On September 20th, the cost of attending becomes $35. (Mail your personal check to Jacksonville Yoga at 476 10th Avenue South, Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250), or Call Joyce at 904.249.1111. and charge this Workshop on your Credit Card).

Reminder: This is NOT a workshop for beginning MELTers. If you or someone you know would like to learn more about MELT please Call Joyce 904.249.1111 or Contact Jacksonville Yoga for an invitation to our next Introduction to MELT Workshop.

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Roll Away Pain with MELT Method

March 12th, 2015

Many people appreciate how much better they feel after a massage. And some people have found out that properly done, foam rolling can help you feel better, much like a massage does.

Joyce Savitz demonstrating MELT Method on rollerAccording to a recent article in Prevention magazine, “New research supports what trainers and therapists have claimed for years: Done just before exercise, the simple technique [foam rolling] can reduce muscle fatigue and soreness dramatically enough that the workout feels easier.”

In the article, Sue Hitzmann, manual therapist and creator of the MELT Method, added that, “…rolling, as part of your cooldown has been shown to cut down on post exercise discomfort.”

Joyce Savitz, Certified MELT Method instructor at Jacksonville Yoga studio, agrees with Sue, adding that the foam rolling techniques she teaches in her MELT Method sessions can ease many aches and pains by improving blood flow and restoring muscular and joint function.

Joyce has found her MELT Method sessions personally rewarding, too, because attendees frequently tell Joyce how much better they feel after a session, and call back and e-mail Joyce to share their stories of how much better they feel.

Often, people who do not learn proper MELT Method roller techniques tend to press too hard on their rollers, in an effort to get relief from their pain. Pressing too hard on their rollers can be painful; the pain relief is not achieved.

New MELT Soft Body RollerTo get the benefits of foam rolling without adding pain, Joyce recommends attending one of her MELT Method sessions at Jacksonville Yoga studio, in Jacksonville Beach, and also using a specially designed MELT Method Soft Body Roller.

Find out more about pain relief with MELT Method; just Contact Jacksonville Yoga or Call (904) 635-6762.

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Inversion Immersion Workshop

February 5th, 2015

Join talented Yoga and MELT Method instructor, Joyce Savitz for our Inversion Immersion Workshop, Sunday, March 1, 2015, from 9:30 until 11:30AM at our friendly Jacksonville Yoga studio.

Jacksonville Yoga Owner and Anusara Yoga Instructor, Joyce SavitzInversion Therapy in yoga helps you to detoxify your body, removing impurities while you build core strength and muscle firmness, and you enjoy a calm feeling that results in clarity of your mind.

The benefits of learning how to, and then regularly inverting your body are many, from aiding digestion to giving you glowing and healthier skin, to even improving the soundness of your sleep. We will discuss more about the benefits of inversion therapy during this class.

Come join us at our Jacksonville Yoga studio in Jacksonville Beach.

Learn the correct way to build:

– – Handstands

– – Forearm Balance

– – Headstands

– – Shoulder Stand

in this one Workshop.

Find out more on our Inversion Immersion Workshop PDF.

 If you have questions about this Inversion Immersion Workshop, please Contact Jacksonville Yoga or call Joyce 904.249.1111.

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Therapeutic Yoga and MELT Method Weekend Workshop

February 2nd, 2015

Don’t suffer with aches and pains and restricted movement.

Do something that you will enjoy, and that will be helpful to your mind and body.

MELT and Yoga Sessions in the Jacksonville Yoga studio.Join Joyce Savitz, Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26, 2015, and enjoy an entire weekend of  Yoga and MELT sessions that will help you look and feel better, from toe to head!

You don’t need any experience with Yoga or MELT to participate in and enjoy this workshop. Joyce has designed this healthy workshop as open to anyone who wants to learn.

Massage Therapists and Yoga Teachers can earn up to 12 CEUs by attending!

Joyce is a Certified Anasara Yoga Teacher E-RYT 500, Massage Therapist, and Certified MELT Method Instructor. Her peaceful Jacksonville Yoga studio is located in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

You can sign up for all sessions, the whole 2 day Workshop, one day, or just the sessions you want to focus on at this time.

– – IF you joined us for the whole Therapeutic Yoga & MELT Method Weekend in February 2014, come refresh your experiences for 1/2 price on April 25 and 26!

Find out prices and more on our Therapeutic Yoga and MELT Method Workshop PDF.

If you have questions about this Yoga and MELT Workshop, please Contact Jacksonville Yoga or call Joyce 904.249.1111.

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10th Anniversary Celebration of Jacksonville Yoga

November 30th, 2014

We are thankful to celebrate 10 years of Jacksonville Yoga!

Jacksonville Yoga Studio 10 Year Anniversary!We have helped hundreds of people in the Jacksonville and Beaches community to look and feel better with Yoga, MELT, and Massage Therapy.

A nice group joined us at the Jacksonville Yoga Studio on Friday, December 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM for our 10th Anniversary Celebration!

Please see our Jacksonville Yoga 10th Anniversary Celebration announcement PDF for more of the exciting details.

We enjoyed such a nice time at our Jacksonville Yoga Studio on 391 3rd Avenue South, Jacksonville Beach, Florida!

If you would like more information about Yoga, MELT or Massage Therapy services offered by Jacksonville Yoga, please call Joyce (904) 635-6762.

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Introductory MELT class at In The Pink

January 23rd, 2014

In The Pink proudly hosted their very first Introductory MELT class at 5:30 pm on January 16, at their Beach location.

MELT back relief with a soft rollerJoyce Savitz of Jacksonville Yoga led a small group of excited lady Cancer Survivors, and the class was an immediate success.
Attendees remarked they enjoyed more feeling and strength in their feet and hands, and looked forward to continuing to practice what they had learned.

In The Pink - botique and salon for cancer survivors in Jacksonville FloridaIn The Pink is a non-profit boutique and salon, dedicated to helping women heal, cope and survive the effects of cancer; both physically and emotionally. Founded by Jeri Millard, who has survived cancer twice herself, In The Pink now with 2 locations in the Jacksonville, Florida area. In The Pink offers everything a cancer patient might need, such as breast prosthesis, mastectomy bras, wigs, scarves, radiation cream, post-surgical garments, and more.

Joyce Savitz is the most experienced certified MELT instructor in Northeast Florida at her Jacksonville Yoga Studio in Jacksonville Beach. In the MELT Method, Joyce teaches you how to quiet your nervous system, enhance body awareness, and re-hydrate connective tissue; bringing your body back to a more ideal state. With continued practice, Joyce and the MELT method can help you transform how your body looks and feels, for a healthier, pain-free and more active, better life.
To find out more about the MELT Method, please Contact Joyce Savitz at Jacksonville Yoga – Or Call 904-249-1111.

Bands Against Breast Cancer - educating and empowering womenJeri was also a Founding Member of Bands Against Breast Cancer. BABC Founder Hank Watson continues to guide the organization to educate and empower women in the fight against breast cancer, with fantastic support of Bands, Musicians, DJs, and Volunteers in the Jacksonville and surrounding areas.  BABC holds educational events throughout the year, and a big, musical fundraising event, Boobsapalooza, each October; a day of good times and music and celebration of progress in the fight against breast cancer.


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Drum Circle class for meditation

January 20th, 2014

Master Drummer Ajamu Mutima is teaching our Sacred Drum Circle class every Saturday night, from 6 until 7:30PM at our Jacksonville Yoga Studio.

Master Drummer Ajamu Mutima teaches Sacred Drum Circle class at Jacksonville YogaMister Mutima shares his love of life through expression of his talents as a musician, a poet, and a storyteller who has performed at colleges, public and private schools, centers for performing arts, fesivals and celibrations and more, in various cultural settings. To learn more about Mr. Mutima, please visit his website – http://ajamumutima.com/

Join us at the Jacksonville Studio this Saturday evening! Join in this wonderful, deeply meditative adventure.

Great group tonight drumming with Ajamu at jacksonvilleyoga.com

Posted by Joyce Savitz on Saturday, March 21, 2015

No experience in drumming is necessary; you begin with simple rhythms and gradually progress to more complex rhythms, at your own pace. And individual drums are provided, during the class.

The cost of being part of this amazing experience is $20 per person.

For more information about these Sacred Circle Drum classes, please phone 904-635-6762

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MELT Length and Strength Workshop Series

November 24th, 2013

Join Joyce for this New MELT Length and Strength Workshop Series, Tuesday nights, from 6:30 to 7:45.

MELT method for health at Jacksonville YogaJoyce Savitz, the first and most experienced certified MELT trainer in North Florida, will help you find out how to relieve pain and look and feel better.

Learn MELT Length moves to help hydrate your connective tissue, and MELT Strength techniques to help expand your understanding of neurocore and girdle stabilization exercises.

Each technique is specific to improving shoulder and pelvic girdle stability as well as spinal stabilization and core stability. The MELT Strength Workshops will include multiple techniques using:

– – resistant bands

– – MELT Rollers

– – body weight

Join us: ALL 4 MELT Length and Strength Workshops for $100

3 workshops for $85

2 workshops for $55

1 workshop for $30

To sign up for these MELT Length and Strength Workshops, or if you have any questions about MELT – Contact Joyce at Jacksonville Yoga.

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MELT Method at Jacksonville Yoga

November 11th, 2013

Find out about the MELT Method, now offered by Jacksonville Yoga studio.

The MELT Method videoJacksonville Yoga has the first and most experienced certified MELT Method instructor in Northeast Florida – Joyce Savitz.

The MELT Method will help you to:

– – quiet your nervous system
– – enhance body awareness
– – re-hydrate connective tissue

The MELT Method helps you bring your body back to a more ideal state.

With continued practice, Joyce and the MELT Method can help you transform how your body looks and feels. 

You will enjoy a healthier, pain-free and active lifestyle, for the best solution to living a longer, better life.

Please view this short video to learn more about the MELT Method.

For more information about MELT, and to sign up for classes, please Contact Joyce at Jacksonville Yoga.

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