The Gastonia location of SouthEast Chiropractic: The Motion Centers now offers both weekly yoga and Pilates classes. Read below to learn more about our instructors and the benefits of each of these practices.
Natalie's love of yoga started in 2008 as a means of stress relief. After losing her job in 2009, she began to volunteer at Peachtree Yoga Studio in Atlanta to be able to attend classes. It wasn't long before she decided that there was more to it and finished the 200-hr teacher training course through Peachtree Yoga, a Yoga Alliance certified program, in 2010. She enjoys sharing the gift of yoga with others, especially relaxation through hands-on-assist. She currently teaches at On Track Yoga in Mount Holly and Simply Yoga in Belmont.
Yoga is a beneficial for both the mind and body. Practitioners can expect increased flexibility, improved muscle strength and posture, weight maintenance, and circulatory benefits, just to name a few. Additionally, studies have shown yoga to increase levels of happiness and build the immune system, keeping students healthy both physically and mentally.
Dru is a former science teacher, dancer, and cheerleader and has always had a passion for science, art, and motion. Upon discovering how Pilates, Barre, and mindful movement encompassed ALL of those things, she fell in love immediately. She appreciates the science behind the exercises and enjoys the beauty of the graceful, artistic movements. Dru loves Pilates, and she would love to share the benefits of Pilates with you! She is certified in anatomy, biomechanics, and postural analysis and All Populations Mat through Pilates Academy International. Her Barre training is with Core Barre, a Smart Movement Certification. Learn more about Dru and Science Art & Motion Pilates here.
Pilates is an incredibly effective form of physical fitness that is also gentle on the body. It stretches, strengthens, and deepens the mind/body connection. The exercises are designed to create better posture, strengthen the “powerhouse” (core muscles of the abdominal and back area) and teach you greater body awareness. When Pilates is part of your fitness routine, you develop a smart body with efficient movement patterns in your daily activities.
At SouthEast Chiropractic: The Motion Centers, our goal is to get you out of pain as fast as we can. Part of the healing process takes place in the patient education provided by our expert team. This complimentary guide is just one example of the many ways we continue to assist our patients who are on their way to acheiving their wellness objectives.