New fall schedule, staff, prices and a sale!

Hi everyone, and happy fall!

We have lots of new announcements...here we go! Please check out the schedule for some new classes, and a few times changes! Saturday and Sunday times will now have 10am, 11:15 and 12:30 start times.  Our always live and updated schedule is right here! 
www.ponylocale.ca/schedule


With the beauty and bounty of FALL - a SALE!
10% off Group class passes for existing clients! Sept. 10 - 14. Online promo code is Fall2018 (one use per client!)


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Welcoming Jennifer Bonnell! May we please introduce Jennifer! Many of you have already met Jennifer, but if not here she is! Incredibly fortunately for us she is joining us part time to help with studio administration. Phew!! She is giving us and the studio invaluable support and will be a huge help in making things run as efficiently and effectively as possible.

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Introducing Charlotte Fowlow! and you asked for it...a DANCE class!!!

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Charlotte is an experienced dance teacher and choreographer from St. John’s. In 2017, Charlotte developed a local adaptive dance program for children with disabilities. She has worked with various local community groups as a facilitator for the National Ballet School’s outreach program ‘Sharing Dance’ for the past two years. This summer, Charlotte worked with the Parkinson Society of NL, including at Pony Locale, as a summer student, assisting with all of their exercise programs and instructing their dance classes.

Charlotte has also completed Dance for PD® teacher training workshops with David Leventhal. She is interested in utilizing her passion for dance in implementing movement-based interventions for those dealing with mobility issues.

Charlotte holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) in Dance from York University. She is currently working towards a Bachelor of Recreation (Therapeutic Recreation) with hopes of continuing on to complete a Masters of Occupational Therapy.

Charlotte's Fusion Dance class, Wednesdays at 7pm and Sundays at 1:30 is all about getting your body moving! You will explore a wide range of dance styles through fun and full-bodied sequences. They will get you moving, get your heart rate up, increase endurance and agility and help you let go, have fun and enjoy! This class is designed for the dancer in all of us - ALL levels welcome!


please go to our Pricing/policies link to read about some new price changes and protocols for studio services.

Thanks everyone! Looking forward to enjoying a beautiful St. John's fall with you! xo PL

mother's day sale and free classes!

15% off sale for moms for group class passes from Mon, June 7 - Sun, June 13.

You can buy for them or moms you can buy for yourselves!! Promo code is MOTHERLOVE.

And! Moms can attend mat classes Sat and Sun, June 12 and 13 for FREE!! Open to all, you do not need to be an existing client.

Please let us know if you are coming so we can keep an eye on our numbers!!

Xoxo PL

#moveyourbody #movelikeyoumeanit #pilates #ponylocale #womenstrength #power #perseverance #revolution #mothers #motherlove ##momscansavetheworld #everydayismothersday

MIndful Strength Workshops with Kathyrn Bruni-Young!

A Weekend of Mindful Strength

We are so excited to collaborate with Moksha Yoga to welcome back Kathryn Bruni-Young to St. John’s. This is Kathryn’s 4th return visit to this community over the last six years. This is a special Full Weekend offering plus a Teacher’s Only Workshop – limited spaces available!

Full Weekend Workshop June 16 + 17

Only 20 spaces available! 

$125 for both Sat 2:30pm + Sun 2:30pm Workshops

Register here!

includes:

Mindful Strength Upper Body and Core Movement

Sat June 16 | 2:30pm – 5:30pm at Moksha Yoga St. John’s

Upper body strength is more challenging than lower body strength because the design of our shoulders is so different from our hips and legs. Upper body movement requires more variety, progressive loading, and dynamic stabilization which are all topics that will be covered during this workshop. Kathryn will break down strategies for upper body work including wrist and shoulder preparation and mobility. This workshop will also address core strength, what that even means, and some common misconceptions we have about our core. This workshop will rekindle your love of upper body strength, and will make movements like push-ups, chatturanga, arm balances and functional movements much more accessible and attainable.

Register ONLY for Saturday workshop here!

***** For Sat Only – Mindful Strength Upper Body and Core Movement Workshop: there’s an additional 15 spaces available for the Sat workshop only at MYSJ. And one day of workshop, either Saturday or Sunday is $75.

 

Mindful Strength Whole Body Approach

Sun June 17 | 2:30pm – 5:30pm at Pony Locale

Whole body movement is where it’s at when we dive into topics like functional movement and strength because nothing in the body really works in isolation. This workshop will outline a number of whole body movements, locomotive movements that will take you off your mat, and mobility practices that will make you feel supple and dynamic. Mindful movement can be slow and controlled, but it can also be quick and responsive to the world around us. This workshop will inspire you to view yoga and movement in new ways and leave you curious about what is possible.

Register ONLY for Sunday Workshop here!

 

Mindful Strength Teacher’s Workshop  - SOLD OUT!!

Sun June 17 | 10:00am – 1:00pm at Pony Locale

Only 20 Spaces Available    $75

This workshop is focused for teachers + instructors of any movement based practice (yoga, pilates, personal trainers, etc.)

Register ONLY for Teacher's workshop here!

Kathryn teaches on the faculty of five YTT programs, she runs her own teacher’s intensives and she has a passion for helping teachers develop their skills to meet the ever changing needs of our students. Strength practices not only compliment the yoga practice, but it can elevate yoga, pilates and other forms of body weight movement. This workshop will highlight how the body adapts from day one, and how we can support our tissues through a steady adaptation process to prevent injuries and move better. You will walk away with practical tools that can be implemented right away, and movements that you will want to throw into your classes the following week. This workshop will cover some upper body movement and lower body movement plus questions about combining strength with yoga.

Prices include HST.

For more about Kathryn visit kathrynbruniyoung.com or follow her on social media @kathrynbruniyoung.

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Guest teacher Melanie Phillipson this Friday!!

Melanie Phillipson will be teaching the 10am Group Reformer class and the 12:15 Core Flow classes Friday!


Get in there! What an exciting treat to have her in town and able to teach a few classes. Melanie is a dear friend, the daughter in law of one of our very loyal and loved clients and is an instructor at Body Harmonics, where Sarah has done all her training, along now with Holly, Shannon and Michael. bodyharmonics.com

The Group Reformer is currently full (luck ducks!!) with a wait list but it is worth putting yourself on there just in case! And there are still a fair number of spots open for the 12:15 class. What a wonderful opportunity!!

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Melanie is thrilled to be guest-teaching this week in St.John’s! She is Mat and Reformer certified from Body Harmonics in Toronto (where she lives with her Newfoundlander husband and two girls) and has been been teaching at their two main studios for two years. Also a professional actor/singer/dancer, she has traveled the world - always searching for the beautiful blend of her love of movement and science. She has found that in Pilates. 

Important Changes to Group Class - Mat and Group Reformer Reservations and Cancellations

Hi everyone!

Since our move and in this new year numbers have definitely been up in the group classes which is AWESOME!!! WE hope you are  enjoying and getting the most you can out of them!

Due to the increase in volume and listening to your feedback we are making a few changes. Please do not hesitate to keep the feedback coming.
We sooo appreciate it and YOU!

Important Changes to Group Class - Mat and Group Reformer Reservations and Cancellations


- The window to take yourself out of these classes (early cancel yourself without loosing the class) will shift from two hours to four hours before the start of the class. The hope is that this will give more people on the waiting lists time to receive the notification email that they have moved from the wait list into the class and actually manage to get to the class. Please keep a look out for these emails if you are on a wait list so you can either confirm you will be in the class or not, so the next person on the wait list may.

- For anyone owning an unlimited group class pass for either Mat or Group Reformer, or both, if you do not take yourself out of the class (early or late cancel) and no not make it to the class more than three times you will unfortunately loose the ability to book online. We have had the issue whereby if folks with unlimited passes do not take them selves out (with no real penalty because the passes are unlimited so they cannot "loose" a class) others on wait lists cannot get in and so we have classes that could and should be full that end up not.
 

These changes will come into affect Monday, Feb. 12, 2018.
Thank you!

We encourage you to use the wait lists. We limit the number allowed on the wait lists to just two people. So there is always a good chance you will get into the class from the wait lists. Please do not put yourself on numerous wait lists at the same time, as often what we see happen is the client will get in one and not manage to take themselves off the other. Also, if there is no option to sign up on the website that means that the class is full with a full wait list.  If this is the case and you want to come just give us a call! We are often teaching but will do our best!

ALSO! Please go into your Mindbody account and make sure your phone info (especially cell ohones) and emails are up to date. We have a new feature where MB will send you text and email reminders about booked sessions, waitlist confirmations etc.

Second Parkinson's class per week added!

Announcing a second class per week for People living with Parkinson's! We are delighted that our pilot class, now in it's third year, has had such an amazing response and that we have the support of the Parkinson's Society to launch a second class per week.The general class is Tuesdays at 2pm, and the new class is Fridays at 2pm. Open to all with Parkinson's, and possibly other neuro-muscular conditions (please contact us for more details).

This class will involve a broader range of movements and activities that will raise participants heart rates as well as stretch and lengthen out tight muscles. For this new class, participants will need to be comfortable going down to the floor. We can do a lot of very valuable work on the floor, and of course the challenge of getting up and down is an important one to continue to keep as a part of everybody's everyday, active physical lives!

Holiday Sale!!!

Support small local business and take advantage of our Holiday SALE!                            

Wed - Fri, Dec. 20 - 22!
$50 - $1000 Gift Cards
15% discounts online
20% discounts if purchased by cheque or cash in studio!

Promo code for online purchases is strong2018.

Xmas gift to yourself or someone you love - New Years resolution or just because you deserve it gift!

$50 gift card for $40
$100 for $80
$250 for $200
$500 for $400
$1000 for $800

Spend $100 or more and receive a NEW Pony Locale T-shirt (a $30 value) FREE!!
Limit of 2 purchases per client. #movelikeyoumeanit

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