Kate Krumsiek: Yoga Balls to Tennis Balls

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2L1A5612-2For many of us, our fascination with anatomy began with a song connecting our hand bone to our arm bone.  For Yoga Tune-Up®
instructor Kate Krumsiek, her passion for anatomy is at the center of her teaching.

Equipped with yoga therapy balls and a sense of humor, her science-based classes use postures and techniques focused on anatomy and body function.
Kate believes understanding the body’s function helps us move with age and opens the doorway to a heightened awareness of body movement as we move.  Kate does not have a favorite pose, but instead loves knitting together movements designed to improve range of motion in joints, increase stability and support functional movements that can be transferred to day-to-day life.

Kate’s favorite aspect of teaching is connecting with students, some of whom suffer chronic aches and pains or are overcoming injuries.  Kate finds it endlessly rewarding to address student questions and discuss how strategies and techniques learned in class can be integrated into everyday movements like carrying groceries to help students to rehabilitate on and off their mats.

Kate grew up in Weymouth on a small street of only eight houses.  She moved to Cohasset 15 years ago and lives with her husband Mike, three teenage sons and their dearly loved Labradoodles Mac and Poppy.  Interestingly, Kate and her cousin married FullSizeRender (1)E279CF55-1956-4F01-9696-90164CCFBF89brothers. While living in Newton together, the cousins met the pair of brothers living in Allston.  Their combined seven children are not only first cousins, but second cousins too!

 

Kate is also a rabid Roger Federer who proudly displays his fan calendar and follows all hisunknown
tennis exploits.  She recently reveled in his winning his 18th Grand Slam at the Australian Open at age of 35 over his 30-year old rival, Rafael Nadal.  She is pursuing tickets to this summer’s US Open in hopes of watching him win again the finals.

In addition to teaching, Kate is a regular contributor to the Yoga Tune Up® website and YogaDork.  She is constantly researching new trends and techniques to cover in her writing and bring to her students.  “I love to build my toolbox of strategies to customize movement for my students and myself”, she says.

Kate can be found regularly Monday evenings @6:15 – 7:15 pm teaching Yoga Tune Up® and again on Thursdays 9:30-10:30 am for Foundational Flow. In addition she offerers Yoga Tune Up® workshops and currently Stand Well to Live Well with Cindy Doody coming up in March.

The 5 Ways to Beome an Ageless Wonder

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December is upon us and we are about to bid farewell to another year.  As 2017 looms ahead, know that being a year older does not mean you have to feel like it!

Science has proven that what we eat, what we do and how we live has a dramatic impact on how long we get to enjoy this earth.  In his book “The Blue Zones” author Dan Buettner revealed 9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest.  Not surprisingly, eating well was on the list, but so too were natural movement, living with purpose and social interaction.  These elements are inherent in yoga and central to yogic philosophy.

When it comes to staving off aging YOGA is the proverbial FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH.  Whether you are building a career, nurturing a family or enjoying retirement, practicing yoga at your age and as you age is essential to ongoing health and longevity.

Here are 5 ways YOGA helps you to be an AGELESS WONDER.

FLEXIBILITY
Yoga increases FLEXIBILITY, reducing the aches, pains and stiffness associated with aging and it maintains space between vertebrae so the spine stays long and straight as you age.

STRENGTH
The weight bearing poses of a regular yoga practice build STRENGTH in every muscle and increase bone density without stressing cartilage and joints common in high impact exercise.

BREATHING
Yoga BREATHING increases lung capacity so you feel more energetic, and deeper breathing leads to lower blood pressure and improved digestion, a common ailment in aging adults.

BALANCE
Statistics show that 1 out of every 3 adults over 50 will fracture a bone in a fall.  Yoga improves BALANCE by strengthening stabilizing muscles and synchronizing communication in the brain.

BODY AWARENESS
Critical to aging gracefully, the mindful movements of yoga heighten BODY AWARENESS so you notice when you slouch or if you are under stress which is a leading cause of heart attacks.

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Aging is inevitable but how well you age is up to you. Learn the Secret to a long life – come practice YOGA at Balance Studio with our dedicated community of teachers and students.

 

$50 New Student Monthly / 10-Passes / Drop-Ins and Monthly Memberships

March Teacher Feature

Teacher Features

Amelia English joined the Balance Studio team and is teaching level 2/3 Barre Mondays @ 9:25 am. As a massage therapist, artist and photographer, Amelia has always been captivated by the perfection of the human form.  Her classes honor the natural movement and inherent strength of the human form.  She hopes to inspire you to “see the beauty in your individual shapes and beings. You are all beauties…you should know it and own it!”


Susan Browne is a veteran teacher whose approach to instruction reflects her desire to share the unparalleled high that is the result of strengthening, balancing and awakening the whole body. Susan has brought Kundalini to Balance Studio on Sundays from 9:30-10:30am. She also teaches a strong Vinyasa Flow on Mondays from 9:30-10:45am 

Darlene Bradlee  recently joined the Balance Studio team.  Another veteran teacher, Darlene has extensive training in multiple fitness methods.  She hopes to inspire ‘joyful play’ through her love and knowledge of Pilates and adds in a tiny anatomy lesson in every class!  Darlene is teaching Pilates Mat I-II  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-9:20am.

 

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