ROME YOGA RETREAT w/ Lori Sep 23-Oct 1 (Travel + Yoga = awesome!)

 

Rome Yoga Retreat

with Lori McCormick

September 23 to October 1

9 Days, 8 nights 

Join Lori McCormick and Liz Arellanez (Lori’s travel buddy for over 20 years) for the trip of a lifetime as we tour the beautiful, ancient city of Rome, Italy!

Your magical tour (and the cost) includes …

  • Lodging (see room options below)
  • Vatican Museum with expert guide
  • St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Roman Forum & Colosseum (guided tour)
  • Galleria Borghese (stunning artwork & gardens)
  • A 4 Hour Food & Wine Tasting Walking/Food tour with approx. 8 stops (we’ll eat but will walk it off!)
  • 3 Hour cooking class (ravioli and meatballs)
  • Italian wine tasting
  • 7 breakfasts (light meal) and coffee/tea plus 3 dinners
  • Hop on / Hop off bus (for a 24 hour period) to get a feel for the city
  • Walking tours to the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, and Trevi Fountain
  • 5 yoga classes with Lori at the beautiful Zem Yoga Studio (located in the heart of Rome – no prior yoga experience required)
  • Free time to decompress, shop, or do your own thing
  • … and a few surprises too!

As time allows, we’ll take additional walking tours (TONS of photo opportunities!) to Piazza Navona, Campo de’ Fiori market, visit the Jewish Ghetto, check out the cobbled streets of Trastevere, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Eataly (kitchen & food emporium on steroids!), Coppede District (great architecture), San Piettro in Vincoli (St. Peter in Chains church), and the Monument to Guiseppe Mazzini (for a bird’s eye view of Rome).  Oh, and if you’ve been wanting to learn how to take great pictures with your smartphone, Liz can show you how! 

While everything that’s listed above is included in the price, you can opt out of the activities and do your own thing if you prefer.  There are TONS of exquisite churches (free) and more that you can tour on your own if it interests you.  What’s not included:  airfare, most meals, spending money, tipping, etc.  (Current cost of airfare is around $700-$850, but better deals can be found when there’s a “sale.”  If you need help finding the best price available, we can assist you with that. )

For the best experience possible, space is limited to 8-10 participants.  Be sure to reserve your spot ASAP! 

A non-refundable deposit of $600 holds your spot.  (Deposit/payment can be made at our front desk or on our website.)

Investment:  $2,500. 

SUPER Early Bird Rate (by May 31):  $2,200 (saves $300!).

Early Bird Rate (by June 30):  $2,350 (saves $150!)

Full payment due no later than July 31. 

Our apartment has 3 bedrooms w/ triple occupancy (3 twin beds in each); 2 rooms w/ double occupancy (1 queen bed in each, great for couples or close friends).  Don’t worry, there’s SEVEN bathrooms too! Kitchen access, dining & common area also.  Trip insurance is recommended. 

Click here to find out more, to reserve your spot with a deposit, or to pay in full.

For questions, please email Lori@FusionYogaSac.com or call/text (916) 600-6557.

 

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CHAIR YOGA – New Class!

Chair Yoga  •  Yoga for EVERY Body

A New On-Going Class with Judy Wagner

Thursdays 

4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

EVERYBODY is welcome – no matter your size, shape, age, ability, or condition. This special class is tailored to meet YOUR individual needs, making the practice accessible to everyone and EVERY body.

Safety is always our first priority and our approach is compassionate and non-judging.  We move slowly and use an assortment of props, including chairs, to make classic yoga postures doable and accessible to everyone — including plus-size yoga practitioners, those who have limited mobility, and those who have difficulty getting up and down off the floor. We discreetly offer options and modifications throughout each class and gently encourage you to “do what you can do.” 

This is also an enjoyable class for those who would like to experience postures and their practice in a whole new way. It helps all people to breathe better, enjoy the movement of their bodies, and reap the numerous benefits of an on-going yoga practice.

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INTRO TO YOGA (Yoga 101) – Apr 6

If you’ve never done yoga, this is the best place to start!

Intro to Yoga – Yoga 101

 

Fridays – April 6, 13 & 20

6:00 to 7:30 pm 

 

Have you been curious about yoga but reluctant to give it a try….?  Our special three-week Intro To Yoga series is designed to safely and comfortably introduce new students to the physical practice of yoga… but it’s also great for those who’d like to review the basics.

In a relaxed, supportive environment, you’ll learn basic yoga postures through an easy-does-it, step-by-step approach which focuses on proper form and alignment. These special yoga poses (asanas) help to stretch, strengthen, and release tension in your body while developing concentration and awareness. 

Detailed instructions (including modifications for all needs/abilities), demonstrations, and personal hands-on adjustments are provided. We’ll go slowly so you can ask questions which will help you develop good habits from the start.  (You’ll never be pushed beyond your ability or to do anything that doesn’t feel right to you – and the option of resting is always available.)  

Breathing and meditation techniques are also taught to help reduce stress by quieting and focusing the mind (can be used on or off the mat). The session will end with guided relaxation as your body quietly absorbs the benefits of the practice.

intro to yogaBy the end of the series you’ll be prepared to transition into our on-going beginning level classes. To support you in this process, once you complete the workshop, you’ll receive ONE WEEK of UNLIMITED CLASSES too!

(This workshop is designed for those that are brand new to yoga as well as continuing students interested in reviewing the basics and reconnecting to the fundamentals of the practice. The workshop may be repeated.)

INVESTMENT:  $50  Includes one-week of UNLIMITED classes!  

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Early-Bird Discount (by March 23):  Only $35!

—————- TIPS FOR CLASS —————-

If you’re new to yoga …

If you have a yoga mat, bring it along. If you don’t own a mat, you can borrow one of ours.

Wear something that allows you to bend and move easily. Most exercise clothing will work… shorts, sweat pants, form-fitting tees, tank tops, as well as clothing specifically marketed as “yoga” clothing. We practice with bare feet. 

For your comfort, try not to eat a heavy meal 1-2 hours before class.

A hand towel and a bottle of water are nice to have, but optional.

We have a changing room for your convenience and ample parking.

NO CELL PHONES ARE ALLOWED IN THE STUDIO (including in the lobby). Please turn phones all the way off when you step inside (or leave it in the car).

 If you have any questions, please email FrontDesk@FusionYogaSac.com  

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Prenatal / Baby & Me – READ THIS!

PLEASE READ THIS !!! 

If you can’t see these classes on our “Class Schedule” page (in MindBody or the app), be sure you’re selecting or filtering classes by “ALL Service Categories” and “ALL Class Types” – that is, please don’t filter by Prenatal etc.).  If it doesn’t work, you may need to close the app/browser and re-open.  However, the classes below are ON-GOING (that is, every week).  If the class is ever cancelled for the day, there will be a red line through the class name on the schedule stating that it’s “cancelled.” 

GOT A QUESTION REGARDING THESE CLASSES…? 

Text (916) 600-6557 or email FrontDesk@FusionYogaSac.com

 SEPARATE PRICING APPLIES to our PRENATAL and BABY & ME specialty classes.   HOWEVER, our “2 Weeks for $25” promotional offer INCLUDES specialty classes.   No other discounts/offers are available for specialty classes.  (Groupons EXCLUDE our specialty classes.)  A single class (aka “drop in”) is $16… or a 4 class pass is $52 (=$13/class)… or an 8 class pass is $96 (=$12/class).   See our pricing page for more. 

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Prenatal Classes

…………  Offered 3 days a week!   ………….

Tuesdays @ 6:00-7:15 pm  w/ Judy

Thursdays @ 6:00-7:15 pm   w/ Lale

Sundays @ 10:00-11:15 am  w/ Judy

Prenatal Classes.  Moderate to challenging.   Breath awareness is emphasized during a rhythmic flow of dynamic and restorative postures while honoring the changing needs of expectant mothers. Modifications and instruction on proper anatomical alignment help students prepare physically, mentally and emotionally for the process of childbirth.

Learn how to use the power of your breath to transform the discomforts of pregnancy and fear associated with childbirth into strength, peace of mind, and joyful surrender. Take a “time out” to quiet your mind and connect with your body and growing baby. Feel better, look better, and have an empowered birthing experience! 


 

Baby & MeBaby & Me Classes

Mondays @ 10:30 am-11:30 am

w/ Bridget & Judy

Baby & Me Classes.  Regain strength and flexibility, bond with your baby, and connect with other moms/dads/caregivers!   Our Baby & Me Yoga practice is designed specifically for the needs of a new mom. We strengthen the entire body with emphasis on the core, pelvic floor, and posture while integrating our babies into the practice. This class goes beyond the physical aspect of yoga as we use each pose as an opportunity to connect more deeply with our babies through eye contact, breath, touch, and mindfulness.

Learn to quiet the mind and find serenity as you get fit and gain confidence in your mothering through this integrative yoga practice. In each class we also take a moment to share our journeys with other new moms in the spirit of support and community.  ALL BABIES FROM 6 WEEKS OLD to NEWLY CRAWLING are welcome!   DADS, CAREGIVERS, AND FRIENDS ARE ALSO WELCOME.

 

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NEW TO FUSION..? Info to get started

Welcome to Fusion Yoga!

 

Here’s some helpful information for

new students to get started with us …


 

The first time you come in, please try to arrive 15-20 minutes early for your initial paperwork, get a tour of our space, and meet your instructor.

To speed-up the check-in process, it’s helpful to have completed a Registration & Release Form in advance (print it out and bring it with you — or you can complete a form at the studio if you forget).

We have a special promotional offer for new local students: “2 WEEKS FOR $25” – enjoy unlimited classes (for a 14 day period) for a one-time charge of only $25! You can sign-up (purchase) the promotional offer on our website by clicking here. (Create a user name/password – top right corner of screen. Then select the tab “Buy Pass/Gift Certificate.” When asked “What kind of pass would you like to buy?” pick “Yoga Classes” and then scroll down for the option of “2 weeks for $25″… and complete the transaction.) You can also purchase the introductory pass at our front desk when you come for class. If you’d prefer to pay for just one class, the cost for a single class (a “drop=in”) is $16.

But wait… there’s more! For a limited time, we’re offering a “bonus offer,” which allows new students to purchase their first, regular class pass at a substantial discount! If you’d like to purchase your bonus offer on-line, shoot an email to FrontDesk@FusionYogaSac.com for the promo code.

Got questions…? Email us at FrontDesk@FusionYogaSac.com … or send us a text at (916) 600-6557.

 

If you’re new to yoga, here’s some tips for class…

yoga matIf you have a yoga mat, bring it along. If you don’t own a mat, you can borrow one of ours. (You might want to consider buying your own mat – not only is it a commitment to your practice and will allow you to use it at home, but also for hygienic reasons. Mats can be purchased at places like Target or Amazon.com, etc. )

Wear something that allows you to bend and move easily. Most exercise clothing will work… shorts, sweat pants, form-fitting tees, tank tops, as well as clothing specifically marketed as “yoga” clothing. (Target or Lucy has a good selection.) We practice with bare feet… so make sure they’re clean and fresh :).  Avoid wearing anything with fragrance.

Try not to eat a heavy meal 1-2 hours before class as having a full stomach can make you somewhat uncomfortable. A light snack – such as fruit, yogurt, or nuts is usually okay.

A hand towel and a bottle of water are nice to have, but optional. (Washcloths are typically available for your use.) Bottled water is available for sale in the lobby for $1.00. (We also have a water cooler for refilling your water bottle for $1.00. No charge for a drink.)

If you’d like to know more about yoga, you’ll find some helpful information in our 12-page “A Brief Introduction to the Practice of Yoga” handout.

 

If you’re new to Fusion…

We’re located at 1620 Executive Court, Sacramento, CA 95864.  Executive Court is located just off of Arden Way between Fulton and Morse Avenues (closer to Morse).  

Our class schedule can be viewed on-line at www.FusionYogaSac.com (then click “class schedule”). Lots of information is available on our site, including upcoming events, rates, and more.

  • If you’re healthy and relatively active, you might try any class that includes the word “ALL” in the description of our on-line schedule ( – or if looking at our printed schedule, look for “M″ which indicates mixed-level).
  • If you’ve got an injury or you want a mellow class, try one of our therapeutic classes such as — SOMATIC YOGA… RESTORATIVE YIN… YOGA AT THE WALL… SENIOR/BOOMER YOGA,…or YOGA FOR HEALTHY AGING.
  • If you like a challenge, try our FUSION FLOW… SLOW FLOW…. or YOGA BASICS with CORE STRENGTHENING.

Be sure to stop at the front desk to sign-in. (Signing-in is mandatory for each and every class you attend).

Try to arrive ahead of time as classes start on time. Providing the front door is unlocked, we allow late arrivals. (If there is no front desk attendant, we typically lock the door 10-15 minutes after class starts. If there is an attendant, then the front door is left open.) If you’re late, wait until the opening meditation is over with before joining the class. (Wait to see that students are transitioning into a posture. If they’re holding still, wait until there’s obvious movement or an invitation from the instructor or assistant to join the class). On the other hand, if you need to leave before class is over, be sure to let the instructor know BEFORE class starts and position yourself near the back of the room, if possible. (Try to leave quietly and before our final relaxation/savasana.)

Let the instructor know ahead of time if you’re new to yoga…. and/or if you have an injury or illness that you’re working with. If you prefer to *not* be touched, inform the instructor BEFORE class starts.

Please speak quietly in the studios as well as in the lobby as oftentimes there are classes or healing sessions in progress.

We have two changing rooms for your convenience and ample parking.

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In order to maintain a peaceful environment for all….  Please note that NO CELL PHONES ARE ALLOWED IN THE STUDIO OR LOBBY (including texting or smart phone usage). If you bring your cell phone with you, please turn the phone completely OFF – that is, no vibrating or alarms… or better yet, leave it in your car 🙂 If you need to use your phone, please be respectful and step outside the building. Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation in helping us to keep our space sacred.

Location: 1620 Executive Court, Sacramento, CA 95864

just off of Arden Way, between Fulton and Morse Avenues  (closer to Morse)

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If you have any questions, please email FrontDesk@FusionYogaSac.com

We’re looking forward to working with you soon!

 

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