Improve Your Balance at Jacksonville Yoga

December 19th, 2020

As we get older, maintaining a good balance with our bodies is very important.

We all know that our bodies take longer to heal as we age, and broken bones can be mean a permanent loss of our mobility and independent living.

This video shows Instructor Joyce Savitz demonstrating balancing movements at Jacksonville Yoga Studo as part of the Advanced Medicinal Movement Saturday class.

 

Come and join me in Medicinal Movement! Enjoy this wonderful curvy way of alignment that really brings us back to how we were as children. Pain free, happy, bouncy, curvy, open, and invigorated!

We are offering Virtual classes on Monday at 6:15 and Thursday at 9am on Facebook Live (Medicinal Movement with Joyce Savitz)

We are also offering our class Wednesday morning at 10 on zoom.

Got questions about Medicinal Movement? Call the studio (904) 635-6762 or Contact Jacksonville Yoga.

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Connective Tissue Hydration with Body Postures

January 10th, 2020

Jacksonville Yoga studio is now offering Medicinal Movement classes: relieving body pain through correct alignment.

Medicinal Movement classA seasoned exercise veteran, with four decades of exercise and body movement specialties, Joyce Savitz has found that as we age the connective tissue gets more dehydrated resulting in stuck energy and subsequent pain.

Hydrating this tissue with movements allows body tissue to become more pliable and flexible again, which ultimately helps the skeletal structure to return to its correct alignment, thus relieving bodily pain.

Savitz shared, “It’s all about connective tissue. I loved my client’s responses when I started offering Yoga Rolling classes which targets connective tissue by rolling the body on soft foam rollers. I loved it but when I started working with another way of alignment using bent legs vs straight, I immediately knew this technique was a game changer.”

I now teach you how to use your body in a curvy, springy, and healthy postures which create optimal functionality and graceful movement for any body.

You will learn alignment that will not only take you out of pain but will change your life by recognizing the greatness within yourself and sending that out into the world.

Read more about Medicinal Movement in our “Why the Change” article.

Come and join us! Got questions about our new alignment techniques? Call the studio (904) 635-6762 or Contact Jacksonville Yoga.

Enjoy 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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Posture Wellness Classes at Jacksonvilleyoga.com

January 10th, 2020

Our posture makes all the difference in how we age.

In these past two years, I have learned for my self as well as my clients how we sit, how we sit down, and how we get up can save our backs, knees, feet, and hips.

Crouching Cat pose - Power Through Posture classHow we hold our ribs can save our shoulders, our necks, arms, hips and lower back.  The breath makes all the difference in how we are able to support ourselves.  The Latin meaning of breath is Spirit.

What saddens me is seeing so many people my age and younger walking with a limp and grimacing as they go to sit or stand.  Also, it does take a little time to break our old patterns that are thousands of years old.

The more we start to repattern our old neuropathways,  the more we save ourselves from aging “dis-ease”.

Join us for our  classes at JacksonvilleYoga.com.  Just call teacher Joyce Savitz (904) 635-6762 for more information about Medicinal Movement and to sign up to join our classes!

Your mind, body and spirit will thank you!!

 

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Why Medicinal Movement?

January 9th, 2020

Twisted cat pose - Power Thru PostureI 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), Bowspring, etc.

Pyramid pose with Bow, Arc, Twist - Power Thru PostureI have developed Medicinal Movement – a simplified series of movements which are invigorating yet nurturing; the most restorative 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 a new, healthier direction.
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Come and join me in Medicinal Movement! Enjoy this wonderful curvy way of alignment that really brings us back to how we were as children.  Pain free, happy, bouncy, curvy, open, and invigorated!

Got questions about Medicinal Movement? Call the studio (904) 635-6762 or Contact Jacksonville Yoga.

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12 CEUs – Yoga and Foam Rolling for Massage Therapists

August 11th, 2019

This Workshop is an excellent opportunity for Massage Therapists to earn 12 live CEUs!

Foam roller aligned with spine, on the floor.Join our Workshop on Thursday, August 22nd, to learn simple, foam rolling techniques to help reduce muscle fatigue and soreness; reducing aches and pains by improving blood flow and hydrating the connective tissue. These simple foam rolling techniques, when properly performed will rehydrate the connective tissue, to restore muscular and joint function.

Joyce Savitz will be teaching this Workshop, sharing her knowledge and experience from over 30 years of being involved in different movement therapies.

Where: at our Jacksonville Yoga studio 391 3rd Avenue South Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

– – – Massage Therapists will earn 12 Continuing Education Unit Hours for Florida and National NCBTMB.

– – – The Workshop fee is $300 per person. – –

– – – Class size is limited to 30 people and only a few openings left.

Read more about our Yoga and Foam Rolling in this Jacksonville Yoga article – https://www.jacksonvilleyoga.com/rehydrate/rehydrate-roll-and-yoga

Call or Text Joyce at 904-635-6762 to enroll over the phone before this Workshop fills up!

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Yoga Therapeutics and Foam Rolling for Every Body Workshop

April 17th, 2019

Are you a Massage Therapist in the Jacksonville, Florida area?

Joyce Savitz demonstrating proper foam rolling techniqueJoin us Saturday and Sunday, June 1st and 2nd at our Jacksonville Yoga studio for learning and fun in our Yoga Therapeutics and Foam Rolling for Every Body Workshop!

During this 2 day Workshop, Joyce will share simple, foam rolling techniques which help reduce muscle fatigue and soreness; reducing aches and pains by improving blood flow and hydrating the connective tissue. When properly performed, these foam rolling techniques help rehydrate the body’s connective tissue, restoring muscular and joint function.

Hundreds of happy clients have proven these techniques help you feel better!
– – PLUS Massage Therapists and Yoga Teachers will get 12 Live CEUs (NCBTMB & State of Florida).

Yoga Therapeutics and Foam Rolling for Every BodyClass Schedule:

Saturday – June 1 –

Session 1 – 9:30 am – 12:30 pm – – – Upper body, ribs, upper back, diaphragm

Session 2 – 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm – – – Hands, elbows, neck, head

Sunday – June 2 –

Session 3 – 9:30 am – 12:30 pm – – – Feet, shins, knees

Session 4 – 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm – – – Hips, lower back

Cost of this 2 day Workshop is $300 per person for all 4 Sessions, or $100 per person per Session.

This healthy Workshop is based on our refreshing and rewarding Rehydrate, Roll and Yoga series.

Rehydrate and roll yoga - roller aligned with spineJacksonville Yoga’s Joyce Savitz is a Certified Yoga Instructor and Licensed Massage Therapist, helping people in our Jacksonville community to look and feel better since 1976.

– – Cost of this 2 day Workshop is $300 per person for all 4 Sessions, or $100 per person per Session. – –

Class size is limited to 30 people. Call or Text Joyce at 904-635-6762 to enroll over the phone before this Workshop fills up!

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Power Through Posture Series

March 2nd, 2019

Jacksonville Yoga offers Power Through Posture as a 10 week series. You will feel a paradigm shift in the easy way your body moves!!

This Power Through Posture series is designed to teach people a healthy postural alignment system for:

– – Sitting

– – Standing

– – Walking

– – Running

– – Biking

– – Going to floor

– – Getting up from the floor

and other common body movements.

People who have foot, knee, hip, back or neck pain have discovered while taking this series how their posture was contributing to the discomfort. Students explore optimal alignment through forming their bodies into therapeutic shapes and making therapeutic movements. This series introduces attendees to new, healthy habits, and these students notice how old unhealthy habits begin to fade.

We are all in the same boat of continuing to learn how to live better. We all want to learn new ways to nurture ourselves!

Cost for this entire series is only $130. (That’s only $13 for each life-changing class!)

– – – Power Through Posture series schedule will be established when this series is offered again. – – –

If you would like to find out more about our Power Through Posture series and be notified when this series will be offered again, please Contact Joyce 904.635.6762 at Jacksonville Yoga.

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Yoga and Rolling Workshop

February 4th, 2019

Are you a Massage Therapist or Yoga Teacher in the Jacksonville, Florida area?

Joyce Savitz demonstrating MELT Method on rollerJoin us Saturday and Sunday, March 23rd and 24th at our Jacksonville Yoga studio for learning and fun in our Yoga and Rolling Workshop!

Joyce will be sharing simple, foam rolling techniques which help reduce muscle fatigue and soreness; reducing aches and pains by improving blood flow and hydrating the connective tissue. These foam rolling techniques, when properly performed, help to rehydrate the connective tissue which will restore muscular and joint function.

Hundreds of happy clients have proven these techniques help you feel better!

– – PLUS Massage Therapists and Yoga Teachers will get 12 Live CEU’s (NCBTMB & State of Florida)

Class Schedule:

Saturday – 9:00am-noon – – – Feet Shins Knees

– 1:30-4:30 pm – – – Lower back, Pelvis and Hips

Sunday – 9am-noon – – – Upper body, Ribs, Shoulders

– 1:30-4:30 pm – – – Neck, Head, Arms, Elbows, Hands

Cost of this 2 day Workshop is $250 per person until March 1st. Workshop fee after March 1st is $300 per person.

Rehydrate your connective tissue to relive pain with MELTThis healthy Workshop is based on our refreshing and rewarding Rehydrate, Roll and Yoga series.

Jacksonville Yoga’s Joyce Savitz is a Certified Yoga Instructor and Licensed Massage Therapist, helping people in our Jacksonville community to look and feel better since 1976.

– – Cost of this 2 day Workshop is $250 per person until March 1st. Workshop fee after March 1st is $300 per person. – –

Class size is limited to 30 people. Call or Text Joyce at 904-635-6762 to enroll over the phone before this Workshop fills up!

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Rehydrate, Roll, and Yoga

December 30th, 2018

Why Rehydrate, Roll, and Yoga classes? 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.

Rehydrate your connective tissue to relive pain with MELTJacksonville Yoga’s Joyce Savitz has been teaching simple Rehydrate and Roll techniques for foam rolling, to be performed just before yoga exercise since 2013. Based on the concept shared in an article in Prevention magazine, Joyce and her students have confirmed that these simple foam rolling techniques can reduce muscle fatigue and soreness; significantly enough that the following workout actually feels easier!

And proper foam rolling performed as part of your cooldown actually helps to reduce occasional post exercise discomfort.

Joyce’s students have told her how the foam rolling techniques that she has shared with them have also helped to ease many of their aches and pains (by improving blood flow; rehydrating and restoring muscular and joint function).

Joyce Savitz demonstrating MELT Method on rollerBecause Rehydrate, Roll, and Yoga sessions have helped many of her students feel so much better, Joyce has found these sessions personally rewarding, too.

Often, people who do not learn these simple foam 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.

To get the benefits of foam rolling without adding pain, Joyce recommends attending one of her Rehydrate, Roll, and Yoga sessions at Jacksonville Yoga studio, in Jacksonville Beach.


The 10 week Rehydrate, Roll, and Yoga series is only $130! Joyce offers this series at a very affordable price, to make it available to help more people who are suffering with various aches and pains.

  • Based on her experience and feedback from students, it is advised to have a private session with Joyce before starting a series with a group of people.

Find out more about pain relief with Rehydrate, Roll, and Yoga; just Contact Jacksonville Yoga or Call (904) 635-6762.

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Corrective Exercise Training

January 29th, 2016

Corrective Exercise Training.Muscle imbalances lead to poor movement. Poor movement leads to injuries. Let us help you create more balance in your everyday movements and help you to reduce pain!

Joyce Savitz is now also a NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES).

She helps clients and athletes prevent injuries, reduce movement deficiencies, improve muscle imbalances, and maximize results by creating safe, individualized training programs by identifying dysfunctions, developing a plan of action, and implementing corrective exercise solutions.

All it takes is a simple assessment and we go from there!

– – Your Initial Assessment, Plan of Action, and Workout is $85. (This will be an approximately 60 minute session.)

– – You will leave with your own, personalized Plan of Action to perform on your own.

– – To do this weekly with Joyce, the cost is only $80 per session.

Call (904) 635-6762 to make your appointment for Corrective Exercise training with Joyce today!!

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