Exercise & Wellness

Dance, stretch and move your way to good health. Exercise & well-being classes at NMS are designed for students of all ages and all levels to enjoy the healthy benefits associated with exercise while socializing with new friends in a warm and supportive atmosphere. Our fun, experienced instructors will guide you with patience and enthusiasm!

For dance class attire, please visit our Dance Department page under “About Us”

Alexander Technique for Musicians

The body is an instrument and Alexander Technique is a method for using it well. — Lori Schiff, professor of the Alexander Technique, The Juilliard School music program Alexander Technique has been for studied worldwide for over one hundred years. It is an effective way to solve physical problems that interfere with the complex coordination of playing an instrument, and of singing. Habitual ways of moving and thinking are unconscious and often counterproductive. The Technique teaches you to be aware of these patterns and the means to move without them, opening the door for change. Alexander Technique is an invaluable tool for any performer. This five-week class series offers an in-depth introduction to the Alexander Technique for musicians. In addition to hands-on guidance there will be group activities, demonstrations and discussion. Students will also receive hands-on coaching on their respective instrument in the class setting. Students should be at an intermediate level of proficiency or above on their instrument. No previous Alexander Technique experience required.

Dance Strength & Conditioning

This gentle, low-impact class will focus on improving fitness by implementing bodyweight strength exercises, core exercises, balance training, flexibility, and stretching, in a small group setting.  Proper form will be emphasized, and individualized modifications will be offered whenever possible in order to increase both mobility and stability in a safe manner. All fitness levels and ages are welcome!

Exercise & Energize

This class is a mix of core conditioning, stretching and easy-to-follow movement designed to stretch, strengthen and energize you. Great for all ages and experience. The format and intensity will be tailored to fit the participants. Attire: comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.

Movement, Mindfulness and ME

Join Suzanne for a new class all about self-care. Body, Mind and Spirit! Empower yourself with a fusion of Pilates, Yoga and (optional) sharing of lifes weekly joys and challenges. Suzanne combines her knowledge from nearly six decades on the planet, 45 years of dance, 20 + years of fitness and recent certification as a Life Coach. Start your weekend early with this feel good class!

S-T-R-E-T-C-H Yourself!

Most of us don't take the time to get a really good stretch in as part of their fitness routine. Well, now you can. In this fun interactive class students will experience many kinds of stretching while warm-up to inspiring music, learning safe and effective ways to stretch for healthier bodies and gaining flexibility of mind-body and spirit.

Yoga

Ages 18 - adult. Amrit Yoga classes for health and stress management. An integrative approach to postures (asanas), breath work (prana) and holistic lifestyle are presented to help manage life’s daily challenges. All levels are welcome. Please bring a yoga mat and a light shawl or blanket and wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.