January Newsletter

New Year Updates at Upside-Down Dance & Pilates
January 2013
Dear Fellow Dance & Pilates Addicts,

We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season!  Now it’s time to get in shape for 2013!! Let’s kick start the new year with some new, as well as regular classes! Also, check out our January Special to the right!!

We’ll see you in the studio soon!


Upside-Down Dance and Pilates


New Morning Pilates Sessions!
Group Class We are adding two OPEN LEVEL Pilates Group Classes and two Solo Sessions in the mornings on Mondays and Wednesdays! (Don’t forget about our Thursday morning sessions as well).

Join us for a session before work! It will increase your energy and keep you going for the whole day!

Check out the list of classes below and log in to the web-scheduler at www.upsidedownpilates.com to sign up!

New Dance Class Times!
Here are the new
Upside-Down Contemporary Dance Technique Class Times:
Tuesdays at 7:30 PM
Thursdays at 10:30 AM

Join Lisa Orig at Ballet Hawaii (777 South Hotel Street Suite 101) for class!

Click Here to SIgn Up Now!

Feldenkrais Method® with Vivian Best
Vivian Best

Saturdays at 12pm
(starting January 12, 2013)

The Feldenkrais Method is for anyone who wants to reconnect with their natural abilities to move, think and feel. Whether you want to be more comfortable sitting at your computer, playing with your kids, dancing, or enjoying a favorite hobby, these gentle lessons can improve your overall well being.  It may even help you get more from your Pilates practice!
Learning to move with less effort makes daily life easier. Because the Feldenkrais Method focuses on the relationship between movement and thought, increased mental awareness and creativity accompany physical improvements. Everyone, from athletes and artists to administrators and attorneys, can benefit from the Feldenkrais Method!

Vivian Best is currently in her final year (Year 4) of Professional Training in the Feldenkrais Method® and is an Authorized Student Awareness through Movement® Teacher.  Recognized by Pacific Business News as one of Hawai’i’s “40 Under 40,” and the Honolulu Star Advertiser as one of “10 Who Made a Difference” in 2010 for her work in the community, Vivian loves sharing about the Feldenkrais Method® and believes it can inspire positive change, building awareness and hope for inspired action!  Her students appreciate her joy, sensitivity to their individual needs, and playfulness.


“Moving into Motherhood”
Prenatal Reformer

Prenatal Pilates based classes

Mondays at 5:30pm
Saturdays at 11:00am

Our prenatal pilates based classes are designed to help prevent and ease your pregnancy discomforts, prepare your body for the birth of your baby, and help you get your body back with ease after the baby is born.
Mat, Reformer, Chair, Cadillac, arc, balance ball, and barre exercises will help you strength, stretch, and build endurance for you and your baby’s big day!  The exercises are safe for all trimesters including post delivery needs. We will focus on activating and relaxing the pelvic floor and deep abdominals, breathing, as well as upper and lower body strengthening and stretching.
Small class sizes will ensure plenty of personal attention.

Click Here to Sign up Now!


Upcoming February Anatomy Workshop!
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Patterns for the arms

Saturday, February 2, 2013
10am – 2pm

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Patterns were identified by physical therapists in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s to assist in the rehabilitation of MS and cerebral palsy patience.  In this workshop we will learn the anatomy behind PNF patterns D1 and D2 of the arms.  We will explore how applying these patterns to movement training such as dance and Pilates will increase strength, flexibility, coordination, injury prevention and resolution, and proper usage patterns in the arms.  We will further show how the PNF patterns can connect the usage of the arms into the torso or core of the body.

PNF porte de bras will be taught along with PNF patterns using the reformer, Pilates arc, and hand weights.  Muscles of the shoulder girdle and torso will be taught for a clearer understanding of these magnificent patterns.

Sign up now online on our web-scheduler!

January Group Classes
Rolling Like a Ball Sundays
Chair I – 10:30 am
Cadillac III – 1:30 pm
Cadillac II – 2:30 pm
Reformer OPEN LEVEL – 7:30 am
Cadillac OPEN LEVEL – 9:30 am
Pilates Arc III – 4:30 pm
Chair III – 5:30 pm
Moving into Motherhood – 5:30 pm
Cadillac I – 6:30 pm
Chair II – 6:30 pm
Cadillac OPEN LEVEL – 12:30 pm
Reformer II – 4:30 pm
Reformer III – 5:30 pm
Pilates for Aerial Dancers – 6:30 pm
Upside-Down Dance Technique – 7:30 pm  **
Chair OPEN LEVEL – 7:30 am
Pilates Arc OPEN LEVEL – 9:30 am
Reformer III – 4:30 pm
Reformer III – 5:30 pm
Pilates Arc II – 6:30pm
Upside-Down Dance Technique – 10:30 am  **
Chair III – 7:30 am
Reformer OPEN LEVEL – 9:30 am
Mat (Foam Roller) II – 5:30 pm
Mat (Theraband) I – 6:30 pm
Conditioning for Dancers – 8:30 am
Reformer I – 10:00 am
Moving into Motherhood – 11:00 am
Reformer III – 1:30 pm
Pilates Arc II – 2:30 pm

**  Located at Ballet Hawaii, 777 South Hotel Street Suite 101

Menu of Services 2013

Pilates Solo Lessons w/ Master Teacher Trainer Lisa Orig
One Solo Lesson $85
Five Solo Lessons $400
Ten Solo Lessons $750

Pilates Solo Lessons w/ Senior Teachers
Introductory Solo Lesson package $225 – (Email if interested)
One Solo Lesson $75
Five Solo Lessons $350
Ten Solo Lessons $650

Pilates Group Classes
One Pilates Group Class $35
Five Pilates Group Classes $162.50
Ten Pilates Group Classes $300

Dance Classes
One Dance Class $15
Five Dance Classes $70
Ten Dance Classes $130
(Professional & UHM/HPU Dancers discount – $10/class)

Anatomy Workshop $60
(Professional & UHM/HPU Dancers discount – $50/workshop)

All purchases are non-refundable and non-transferable. All purchases expire 6 months from date of purchase. Payment is due at time of booking. When you book your lesson your credit card will be charged. All Lessons are 55 minutes in length. All purchases are subject to a 4.71 % sales tax. To avoid being charged, please cancel 48 hours prior to the start time of your lesson. You may then reschedule your lesson, but will not be refunded your purchase. Repeated cancellations will result in being barred from studying with us. Prices are subject to change without notice. Teachers may be substituted without notice. To ensure a place in class please schedule 24 hours in advance. Lessons and classes may be cancelled 24 hours in advance by the studio due to low enrollment or illness without refund, with option to reschedule.

About Us

Thank you for your dedication and Happy 2013!!
Upside-Down Dance and Pilates
1111 Nu’uanu Avenue #213
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
In This Issue
Morning Pilates
New Dance Class Times
Feldenkrais Classes
Prenatal Classes
Upcoming Anatomy Workshop
Group Classes
January Special

Our January Special :
Bring a friend to either a Dance Class or Prenatal Pilates Class and receive a FREE Class Credit for your next class!!

Special Ends :
January 31, 2013

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Free class credit!
Bring a friend to either a Dance class or Prenatal Pilates class and you receive a FREE class credit for your next Dance or Prenatal class!
Offer Expires: January 31, 2013