Ashley has been practicing bellydance since 2008 and has traveled internationally to perform her one-of-a-kind routines.
This is an introductory workshop to the art of movement in bellydance. Class will begin with a dance warm-up and some conditioning for the legs, glutes, abs, arms and back.
Students will then learn some basic traveling steps, and will drill isolated movements of the head, shoulders, arms, hands, chest, belly, and hips.
Basic movements will be put together for short combinations that are fun and challenging. Hip locks, shimmies, undulations, circles, figure eights etc.
At the end of class, these various steps short combinations will be put together for a takeaway, performable piece of choreography! Wear clothing that’s comfortable for movement, layers for warming up and cooling down, and a hip wrap if you’ve got one!
This class is perfect for anyone who wants to start a low impact Pilates-based exercise regime, this class will show you how to alleviate chronic aches and pains while discovering freer movement. Rotation and length of the spine will be emphasized. You’ll learn easy, pain-free ways to improve your flexibility, as well as how to engage your pelvic floor for improved core strength and stability. This class is the perfect choice for absolute beginners who want to learn the basics of Pilates or for anyone who needs to move slowly and thoughtfully due to chronic pain, or while recovering from injury.
*Please note we reserve the right to recommend privates depending on injury or fitness level
At Studio Blue we “share the love” with all of you, and this Thanksgiving we want to expand that circle of love.
We invite you to join us for two free, donation only, group classes at the Studio. Help us raise money and provide a meal, maybe a bed for the night, but more importantly, help give hope to those less fortunate in our community. These classes will be DONATION ONLY (your packages will not be charged), and we will donate 100% of the money collected to the Portland Rescue Mission.
Please join us Thanksgiving and give whatever you can. A donation even as small as $7.50 provides both a hot meal, and a safe, clean warm bed for a night for someone in need. The best way to make your donation is to bring a check made out directly to Portland Rescue Mission. Please include your mailing address if you would like to receive a receipt for tax purposes
The Portland Rescue Mission has helped tens of millions of Portlanders since 1949, by providing services that can be as simple as a hot meal and a bed for the night, to more extensive drug and alcohol recovery programs, mentoring programs, and shelter for women and children throughout their recovery process. Last year the Mission provided over 250,000 hot meals and 60,000 beds to those who otherwise would have gone hungry, or may have risked their lives and the lives of their children sleeping outdoors, unprotected.
If you’d like to learn more about the Portland Rescue Mission and their efforts to break the cycle of homelessness you can read more about their programs and meet some of the many individuals who found a way to a better life through their efforts here. And if you can’t make it to class but would like to make a one-time or monthly recurring donation you can donate directly online here.
Are you ready to advance your workout to the next level? Talk to the studio today about registering for one of our new intermediate classes.
Tuesday 7am TRX Intermediate* with Tami
At the Intermediate level you should have a clear understanding of how to engage targeted muscle groups and enough strength, balance and flexibility to work muscles to the point of fatigue and flow easily from one exercise to the next. You must have taken at least 10 TRX All Level classes before joining the intermediate level. Under the guidance of your certified trainer, you’ll add power moves, plyometrics, and cardio so you can burn fat while you build muscle…a critical combination to defy the aging process.TRX training also helps with joint stability and flexibility because as you either hold onto the straps with your hands or place your feet in the straps, your build tendon strength and flexibility within your joints.
Tuesday 7:30pm Bosu/Fitness Ball Combo Intermediate* with Emily
This is a full-body workout class which will challenge your core stabilizing muscles by incorporating the instability of Bosus and Fitness Balls. You’ll work both upper and lower body using weights and balance-challenging exercises, toning abs, thighs, glutes, calves and ankles. Your legs will be shaking by the end of each class, and you’ll definitely be sweating! At the Intermediate level you should have a clear understanding of how to engage targeted muscle groups and enough strength, balance and flexibility to work muscles to the point of fatigue and flow easily from one exercise to the next. The Intermediate student has mastered the mind/body connection, and understands how to resist both ways in each exercise.
** Pre-approval is necessary to join, online sign ups will not be permitted.
We are very excited to announce our new additions to the front desk, please feel free to introduce yourself in class or around the studio!
Meet Adrienne Mckay – Adrienne has been a part of the Studio Blue family since 2011. You may recognize her from a class or helping out at a one of our studio parties. She is passionate about health, especially its role in the workplace and how it affects our daily lives. Adrienne has spent time pursing her degree at PSU and is now focusing her attention on becoming a certified trainer!
Meet Troy Mathews – Troy is a genuine people person who has overcome his own physical rehabilitation, and has firsthand experience regarding the benefits of physical exercise. His creative background ranges from community involvement to writing children’s books, and he is currently enrolled in PNCA to pursue a career in the arts. We are excited to welcome such a positive personality to our family!