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THE GYM of Armonk Celebrates National Yoga Month

Renee Diamond
Renee Diamond
This September, THE GYM of Armonk is looking forward to celebrating National Yoga Month, a national observance designated by the Department of Health & Human Services designed to educate about the health benefits of yoga and to inspire a healthy lifestyle. THE GYM of Armonk is one of 2,200 yoga studios that will be participating in 2013.

In honor of this National holiday, and in addition to other exciting classes and workshops, a very special two-hour lesson with 95-year-old yoga master, Tao Porchon-Lynch, will be held on September 24th.  Tao is truly living proof of the effectiveness of a life-long yoga practice.  A yoga teacher for over 45 years, she includes in her current life’s incarnations:  French resistance fighter, model, actress, screenwriter, producer, championship ballroom dancer, wine connoisseur —the list goes on.

Tao’s workshops are interlaced with inspiring life stories from her childhood in India, and her years of study with many of India's Yoga masters.  Her presence and words inspire deep compassion and inner peace.  Tao encourages questions and welcomes students who are interested in experiencing her wisdom and joy for all that life has to offer.

“We are really looking forward to participating in National Yoga Month!” said Lisa Gagliardi, Group Fitness Director at THE GYM. “Yoga classes are already so popular at our facility, and we know that these new classes and workshops will help inspire more members of our community to get involved, get fit and learn more about this fun and energizing sport. And what an honor to be working alongside Tao Porchon-Lynch!”

Classes and workshops added to the schedule throughout September in celebration of National Yoga Month include:

• East West Warrior Yoga
o Monday, September 2nd at 9:45amo This class incorporates weights as a way to increase muscle mass and bone density while still retaining the mental and relaxation benefits of traditional yoga.
o Instructor: Dorothy Gulla
o Members: Free
o Non-Members: $30

Sun Salutation Class
o Sunday, September 22nd at noon
o Sun Salutation is as rich in symbolic and mythic overtones as it is in physical benefits.
o Instructors: Laurie Luongo & Renee Diamond
o$30 suggested donation for Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser

Yoga For Athletes
o Friday, September 27th at 5:30pm
o This class integrates movement, strength and breath work to help athletes excel, no matter their sport or ability level
o Instructor: Renee Diamond
o Members: Free
o Non-Members: $30

• Explore The Body As Energy: Learn from a Master: Tao Porchon-Lynch
o Tuesday, September 24th at 11:00am
o Learn how to tap your own energy in a way that creates unity between breath, body, mind and spirit, while experiencing breathing, twists, stretches, vinyasas and meditation.
o Instructor: Tao Porchon-Lynch
o Members: $40
o Non-Members: $50

• Yoga Alliance Certified 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training
o Weekends beginning September 27-29, 2013 through April 2014, Fridays from 6:00-9:00pm, Saturdays & Sundays from 9:00am-5:00pm.
o This course provides training with all the body and health benefits, sequencing techniques and ailment awareness to help provide a radically transformative experience.
o Instructors: Colleen Breeckner, Osi Mizrahi and Christopher Tompkins
o Contact THE GYM of Armonk for pricing

• Pre-Natal Yoga Classes
o Starting on Thursday, September 19th

• New Mommy and Me Yoga Classes
o Starting on Friday, September 20th  

For questions or additional information about these and other classes offered at THE GYM of Armonk, please contact Lisa G. at (914) 219.1601 or LGagliardi@GetToTheGym.com. 

About THE GYM of Armonk
THE GYM is a complete lifestyle and fitness center, designed to promote healthy living in a first class atmosphere. Its unique approach integrates specialized training programs with nutrition and weight management counseling for total body conditioning and optimal fitness. THE GYM is known for its superior quality equipment, expert staff and special amenities, including a clothing boutique, juice bar, spa, child play area and unique health & wellness partnership conveniences. The staff's attentive service and the facility's array of programs and accommodations provide guests with a state-of-the-art experience.

Partnership services located @ THE GYM include:
• ProClinix Sports Physical Therapy Chiropractic Wellness, PLLC (http://www.gettothegym.com/armonk/pro_Clinix.asp)
• Escape Spa & Wellness(http://www.gettothegym.com/armonk/escapeSpa.asp)
• LV2BFIT(http://www.gettothegym.com/armonk/love2BFit.asp)
• EventlinkNY(http://www.gettothegym.com/armonk/event_link.asp)

Please visit www.GetToTheGym.com/Armonk or call (914) 219-1601 for additional information.

THE GYM
99 Business Park Drive
Armonk, NY 10504
(914) 219-1601
www.GetToTheGym.com/Armonk

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