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Saturday Night Flight At Our Place Studio

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One Saturday each month, Our Place will be hosting a new class: Saturday Night Flight! Aerial Yoga is about fitness and fun, swinging and playing (in the ways that make you sweat), but it’s also a call to creative self-expression through graceful poses and transitions and dance on a silky sling in the air.
Combining elements of Aerial Yoga and Aerial Sling/Hammock, you’ll learn a simple and sweetly fabulous (and definitely a little sassy) choreography. Each month will feature a different theme/song. This month’s theme is “Disco” and our students will be taking flight to the groovy and dance-making sounds of our fave Swedish band, ABBA and “Dancing Queen.” After the dance, there’s a little Bubbly to aid in winding down and, well, because we loooove bubbly 😀 For those who prefer their post-dance enjoyment to be non-alcoholic, please advise, and some lovely, locally brewed kombucha will be available, as well.

July Saturday Night Flight takes place on Saturday July 8, 2017 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. Cost: $38/person, Limited to five students, reservations required.
Payment accepted: cash, check or credit card via paypal to yoga_liz@bellsouth.net (Please don’t forget the underscore between ‘yoga’ and ‘liz’!). For paypal, please add an additional $2 to cover paypal’s fee. Thank you!

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Down Dogs & Drafts: Christmas Edition

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Join Liz Bragdon and the great folks at the Covington Brewhouse on Sunday, December 11 at 11 a.m. for Down Dogs & Drafts, Christmas Edition!  All your favorite Christmas tunes, a practice based on the 12 Days of Christmas song (you know, a partridge in a pair tree, 5 golden rings, 10 Lords a Leaping, etc.) And Christmas cookies for all, a la Liz.
In addition to your favorite Brewhouse brews, we’ll have Kombucha Girl Living Beverages water kefir on tap. Drink it up straight or mix with your fave beer. Yoga Class is 11-12 , and beer-drinking is from 12 ’til close.  Tickets are $12: that price includes your yoga class and 2 brews (and home-made Christmas cookies)!  This event is limited to 25 people, so pre-purchasing is strongly recommended. You can pick your tickets up at the Tasting Room or call Erin: 985-893-2884

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You never know how the weather will play out, so dress in layers, so you can add on or remove, as needed. Maybe bring a small towel to wipe off the sweat and a larger one to cushion your body for savasana. Water bottles are a must! The Brewhouse has plenty of water on tap to replenish you if you run dry.  DDD is normally the final Sunday of the month. If you can’t make this one, don’t worry – be happy, we’ll see you soon 🙂 – Liz Bragdon, Down Dog Drafter & Aerial Yogini – Storytelling at A Story In Motion, writer, movement educator at Move with Me Yoga Adventures and Yoga, Aerial Yoga, Mixed Movement Training at Our Place Studio * Downtown Covington

 

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Down Dogs & Drafts at Covington Brewhouse

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Join Liz Bragdon and the great crew at the Covington Brewhouse Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 11 a.m.  for Down Dogs & Drafts.  Stretch the old week away and welcome the new surrounded by friends, kegs, and the charm of downtown Covington.  In addition to your favorite Brewhouse brews, also featured is Kombucha Girl Living Beverages water kefir on tap!  Yoga Class is 11 – 12, drinking beer is noon to close.  Tickets are $12, per person, price includes class and two brews!  Limited to 25 people.
Tickets available at Tasting Room or call 985-893-2884.

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Meowmaste At Our Place Studio In October

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Our Place Studio is a full service fitness and bodywork studio in historic downtown Covington offering one-on-one training, group training, yoga, aerial yoga, exercise classes, detoxification, massage, seminars and more.  This month, Our Place partners with the St. Tammany Humane Society to present Meowmaste, an opportunity to practice yoga with a feline friend.  To benefit STHS.
Our Place (985)875-1182   opcovington.com
STHS (985)892-7387  sthumane.org

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Down Dogs & Drafts At Covington Brewhouse

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The weather is cooler and the Yoga is on!  Liz Bragdon and the great folks at Covington Brewhouse invite you to Down Dogs & Drafts on Sunday, September 25, 2016 – Gospel Soul Music Edition.  Stretch the old week away and welcome the new surrounded by friends, kegs, and the charm of Downtown Covington.  Sweat, find your Warrior, rediscover your balance, embrace your Down Dog and drop into some delicious moments of inner peace to the spirit-stirring, soul-shaking sounds of old school Gospel music.  In addition to your favorite Brewhouse brews,  you’ll also enjoy Kombucha Girl Living Beverages water kefir on tap.  Drink it up straight or mix with your favorite beer.  The Yoga Class is 11 a.m. – 12 noon, drinking is from noon to close.
Tickets are $12, and includes the class and two beers.  This event is limited to twenty five people, so pre-purchasing is strongly recommended.  You can pick up tickets at the Tasting Room or call Erin at 985-893-2884.
The weather is still very warm to hot (but not as bad as July!), so you’ll want to dress cool, maybe bring a small towel to wipe off and a larger one to cushion your body for savasana.  Water bottles are a must.  The Brewhouse has plenty of water on tap to replenish you if you run dry.  DDD is the final Sunday of the month – if you can’t make this one, we’ll see you soon!  covingtonbrewhouse.com

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Benefits of Aerial Yoga For Kids

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by Liz Bragdon, Instructor at Our Place Studio

Aerial Yoga has many of the same benefits as traditional Yoga, whether you’re an adult or a child – such as improving strength, coordination, balance, flexibility, and mindfulness.  In Aerial Yoga, you are practicing with a synthetic “silk” hammock rigged to two points in the ceiling.  The hammock is super-strong, lightly stretchy, doesn’t touch the ground, and, of course, it moves.  So practicing with it generates an entirely different experience of the various poses and movement activities.  It’s a fun, exhilarating challenge that benefits your mind and body in myriad ways.  In Aerial Yoga, you….
Engage Attention and Focus
Improve Fine and Gross Motor Skills
Engage Motor Planning Pathways
Engage Tactile and Proprioceptive Input:  when you grasp, stretch, push, pull, roll, etc. along the hammock you get tactile and proprioceptive input through your entire body.  Skin is our largest sense organ.
“So when you engage in an activity that stimulates your entire body, the receptors in your skin are sending a ton of feedback to your brain, which can be calming or alerting.”
Engage Vestibular System:  you may spin, flip upside down, rock, swing – all motions that engage and benefit the vestibular system.
“Information from the eyes, ears, and vestibular system (balance & movement) combine to give an awareness of yourself in relation to the space around you…All of this information is then filtered through your brain and then your brain provides a response.  This affects your arousal, motor and language responses…
It has been said that Olympic athletes or people who are constantly moving and putting their body or senses through new experiences have the best developed vestibular systems.”
Building Self-Esteem and Confidence – Have Fun!
Additional sources:
Miss Jaime, Occupational Therapist “The Benefits of Aerial Yoga for Children”
Heather Greutman, “How the Vestibular System Affects Your Child’s Behavior”
Our Place Studio  985-875-1182

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The Benefits of Aerial Yoga for Kids

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by Liz Bragdon, Our Place Studio

Aerial Yoga has many of the same benefits as traditional Yoga, whether you’re an adult or a child – such as improving strength, coordination, balance, flexibility, and mindfulness. In Aerial Yoga, you are practicing with a synthetic ‘silk’ hammock rigged to two points in the ceiling.  The hammock is super-strong, lightly stretchy, doesn’t touch the ground, and, of course, it moves. So practicing with it generates an entirely different experience of the various poses and movement activities. It’s a fun, exhilarating challenge that benefits your mind and body in myriad ways. In Aerial Yoga you…

Engage Attention and Focus

Improve Fine and Gross Motor Skills

Engage Motor Planning Pathways

Engage Tactile and Proprioceptive Input:  when you grasp, stretch, push, pull, roll, etc. along the hammock you get tactile and proprioceptive input through your entire body. Skin is our largest sense organ. “So when you engage in an activity that stimulates your entire body, the receptors in your skin are sending a ton of feedback to your brain, which can be calming or alerting.”

Engage Vestibular System:  you may spin, flip upside down, rock, swing – all motions that engage & benefit the vestibular system. “Information from the eyes, ears, and vestibular system (balance & movement) combine to give an awareness of yourself in relation to the space around you…All of this information is then filtered through your brain and then your brain provides a response. This affects your arousal, motor and language responses…

It has been said that Olympic athletes or people who are constantly moving and putting their     body or senses through new experiences have the best developed vestibular systems.”

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Have Fun!

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Additional Sources: Miss Jaime, Occupational Therapist “The Benefits of Aerial Yoga for Children”

 

“How the Vestibular System Affects Your Child’s Behavior,” Heather Greutman

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Flying Feet Movement Arts Mini Camp for Girls at Our Place Studio

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Our Place StudioFlying Feet! A Movement Arts Mini-Camp for Girls, ages 8-17
 Featuring Yoga, Aerial Yoga, & Belly Dance
 July 13, 15, 20 & 22, all classes 1-4 pm
 Taught by Amanda Monjure & Liz Bragdon
Join us for a fun & intensive mini-camp featuring Yoga, Belly Dance, and Aerial Yoga! We’ll be focusing on mindful, joyful movement exploration and practice. Together, we’ll enjoy building stronger, more flexible bodies, minds, and hearts through the playful and challenging medium of movement arts. Aerial and Belly Dance classes will be organized around learning a choreography that students will share in a Student Showcase for family and friends on July 23rd. Cost of full course: $150 per student
Space is limited. For details and/or to sign up, please call 985.778.3448 (Liz) or 985.373.2938 (Amanda)

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Our Place Studio Flying Feet Movement Arts Mini Camp For Girls

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Sign up for Our Place Studio’s Flying Feet Movement Arts Mini Camp for Girls ages 8 – 17.   The camp runs July 13, 15, 20 and 22, all classes 1 – 4 p.m.  at Our Place Studio, 338 N. Vermont St.  Classes include Yoga, Belly Dance and Aerial Yoga.  Contact Liz Bragdon (985-778-3448) or Amanda Monjure (985-373-2938).  For More Information about Our Place Personal Fitness & Bodywork Studio, visit them online at opcovington.com

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Register Early For Summer Programs at Our Place Studio

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Our Place Studio offers Flying Feet Movement Arts Mini Camp for Girls ages 8 – 17.  Featuring Belly Dance, Aerial Yoga and Traditional Yoga, classes run July 13, July 15, July 20 and July 22.  All classes are 1 – 4 p.m. at Our Place Studio, 338 N. Vermont Street, Covington.

To sign up, call Liz Bragdon at 985-778-3448 or Amanda Monjure at 985-373-2938.

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Liz Bragdon of Our Place Studio Announces Dates for Library Summer Reading Program

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It’s that time of year again….Summer Reading Program Time at libraries all over America!  Which means…you can find Liz Bragdon doing all kinds of fun things for kids at many of the SE Louisiana libraries.  Tuesday – Thursday of next week Liz will be sharing “Tales with a Twist: Stories That Move!” at libraries in Tangipahoa Parish. Throughout the rest of June and some of July, you can find Liz nearly everywhere in St. Tammany and also, at some of the Jefferson Parish libraries.  And remember, it’s all free!
Here are the St. Tammany dates/events for the locals – for St. Tammany, she is also doing Aerial Yoga (Tweens) & Natural Movement Fun (Teens):
June 7, Madisonville, 2:30, Aerial Yoga (Tweens)
June 8, Madisonville, 2:30, Natural Movement, (Teens)
June 9, Causeway, 2:30, Aerial Yoga, (Tweens)
June 13, Mandeville, 6 pm, Natural Movement (Teens)
June 14, Slidell, 2:30 pm, Aerial Yoga, (Tweens)
June 15, Covington 2:30 pm, Natural Movement (Teens)
June 20, Covington, 2:30, Aerial Yoga, (Tweens)
June 23, Bush, 10:30, Tales with a Twist (All ages)
June 23, Covington, 2:30, Tales with a Twist (All ages)
June 27, Slidell, 6 pm, Natural Movement Fun (Teens)
June 28, Abita, 10:30, Tales with a Twist (All ages)
June 28, Lee Rd, 2:30 Tales with a Twist (All ages)
June 29, Folsom, 2:30, Tales with a Twist (All ages)
June 30, Lacombe, 10:30, Tales with a Twist (All ages)
June 30, Slidell, 1:30 & 3 pm, Tales with a Twist (All ages)

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Training Firm, Boiled Crawfish, Down Dogs & Drafts at Covington Brewhouse

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cov brewhouse training firmEvery Saturday in May at 8:30 a.m., the Training Firm Brings some of the best trainers in St. Tammany to the Covington Brewhouse!  Only $10/person gets your workout on plus two beers or water kefirs!

 

 

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Join Liz Bragdon and the great folks at the Covington Brewhouse on Sunday, May 29 at 11 a.m. for Down Dogs & Drafts. Stretch the old week away and welcome the new surrounded by friends, kegs, and the charm of Downtown Covington.  For tickets, call 985-893-2884.

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Summer Classes at Our Place Personal Fitness & Bodywork Studio

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Our Place Studio offers a Summer Movement Arts Mini-Camp featuring Belly Dance, Yoga and Aerial Yoga presented by Liz Bragdon and Amanda Monjure.  The Camp is geared for girls ages 8 -17 and will take place July 13th, 15th, 20th and 22nd from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the afternoon.  To make reservations, call Liz at 985-778-3448 or Amanda at 985-373-2938.  For more information, visit opcovington.com and astoryinmotion.com.

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Down Dogs & Drafts at the Covington Brewhouse

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Join Liz Bragdon & the great folks at the Covington Brewhouse on Sunday, April 24, at 11 a.m. for Down Dogs & Drafts. Stretch the old week away and welcome the new surrounded by friends, kegs, and the charm of Downtown Covington.  Tickets are $12: that price includes your yoga class and 2 brews!
This event is limited to 25 people, so reservations are strongly recommended. You can pick your tickets up at the Tasting Room or call Erin: 985-893-2884  Please wear layers, bring a yoga mat, a water bottle and a small towel.

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Sign Up For Aerial Yoga at Our Place Studio

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Our Place Studio features Aerial Yoga with certified instructor Liz Bragdon.  For information on class availability, contact the studio at 985-875-1182 or visit them online at opcovington.com.  Our Place Studio also offers group classes, one on one training, detoxing, massage therapy, full training facilities and more.

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Aerial Yoga at Our Place Studio with Liz Bragdon

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Down Dogs and Drafts This Sunday at the Covington Brewhouse

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ddd cov brewhouse-page-001Join Liz Bragdon and the great folks at the Covington Brewhouse on Sunday, April 10, at 11 a.m. for Down Dogs & Drafts.  Tickets are $12: that price includes your yoga class and 2 brews!  This event is limited to 25 people, so pre-purchasing is strongly recommended.

Pick up your tickets at the Tasting Room or call Erin: 985-893-2884.  Please wear layers, bring a yoga mat, a water bottle and a small towel.  Every 2nd and final Sunday of the month.   covingtonbrewhouse.com

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Heritage Bank Hosts “String Theory: The Art of Manipulation” to Benefit Alzheimer’s Association

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Thursday, March 31, 2016, Heritage Bank of St. Tammany presents “String Theory: The Art of Manipulation”, an art show and presentation by Suzanne King. This exhibition is based on the five-year period in which she was the primary caregiver during her mother’s journey from dementia into Alzheimer’s. View the show at 6:00 p.m., and Presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. Wine, refreshments and a silent auction to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. (Three limited edition prints of “The Menace,” shown above, will be part of the auction.) A Special Thanks to Heritage Bank of St. Tammany for providing the space for this event, and to Liz Bragdon for her performance.

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Our Place Studio Hosts Belly Dance Student Showcase to Benefit James Store House

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This Saturday, April 2, 2016, from 6:30-8:30 pm, join Our Place Studio for the North Shore Belly Dance student showcase, featuring troupe performances, as well as special guest performances by Kryss Stathos of Crescent Lotus Dance Studio & Lyndory Dyson from Tribal Happenings, a special jazz vocal performance by Kristen Mayfield, Aerial Yoga demo by Liz Bragdon, Comedienne, Iina Ester, local arts & crafts vendors, including J. DEVUN ART & Soul’s Journey herbal, massage & bodywork, and a fantastic raffle, too…all benefitting James Storehouse Louisiana!   Visit opcovington.com

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Down Dogs and Drafts at the Covington Brewhouse Sunday, March 13, 2016

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This Sunday March 13, 2016 is Down Dogs & Drafts at the Covington Brewhouse at 11 a.m.  Featuring Liz Bragdon of Our Place Studio, join the crew for morning yoga and fresh local brews.  Wear layered clothing and bring your mat!  Call 985-893-2884 or visit  covingtonbrewhouse.com

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Down Dogs & Drafts at the Covington Brewhouse This Sunday, February 14, 2016

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Join Liz Bragdon and the great folks at Covington Brewhouse this Sunday, February 14 at 11 a.m. For Down Dogs & Drafts.  Stretch the old week away and welcome the new surrounded by friends, kegs and the charm of downtown Covington.  Tickets are $12 apiece and includes two brews!  Purchase tickets at the Covington Brewhouse Tasting Room or call Erin at 985-893-2884.     covingtonbrewhouse.com

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