Pass your summer morning with the Ger-Nis Summer Social Club stretching, posing and hydrating with smoothies! We have hit the jackpot as far as instructors go- so fortunate to have Elyse Sparkes of Sparkes Wellness leading us on our very social stretchy adventure in yoga this summer! We’ll pull out the culinary tables and roll out the mats as we downward dog , bridge and triangle pose! Never fear- the culinary side of the social club lurks beyond the hour long yoga class, with smoothies! We learn under the tutoring of Ger-Nis’ own Nissa, to create high protein, fruity and delicious smoothies. Without sugar, oooh yea that is the kicker here, we are only sweetening with natural sweeteners like fruit juice- maybe a little tiny bit of honey!! After a hard hour of yoga with Elyse we will learn to blend the perfect smoothie to suit our own palettes. So bring your mat and your supreme flexibility, let’s work up a sweat in the kitchen at Ger-Nis! Donation of $10 for Elyse welcome!
*Ger-Nis Summer Social Club will meet at Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center at 8:00 AM
Recipes Inspired By this Event: Summer Green Smoothies, Banana Flax Smoothies, Protein PUNCH Smoothies
Class Type: Ger-Nis Summer Social Club, Adults
Class Notes: Only 15 spots for this Ger-Nis Summer Social Club!
Elyse’s interest in human movement derives from her love of dance. She grew up in Maine where she studied ballet, jazz, and tap pre-professionally. Elyse is a certified personal trainer, accredited by the American Council on Exercise (ACE). She has studied Thai yoga massage under Ananda Apfelbaum and is certified through the Thai Massage Sacred Bodywork Center in New York City. Elyse is also a private and group class yoga teacher certified by Cyndi Lee’s OM Yoga Center in New York City. She is particularly inspired to teach yoga to cancer survivors and studied with Tari Prinster in OM Yoga’s Women Cancer Survivor Teacher Training. Elyse currently teaches an ongoing yoga class for Cancer Survivors at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn. Elyse has worked as a fitness professional at the Fitness Collective (Park Slope and Cobble Hill, Brooklyn), BodySmart Personal Training (New York City), and Empire Dance (New York City).
Managing director of Ger-Nis International, Nissa Pierson, loves a challenge, experiencing new ways of life, other cultures and learning more to understand how others experience their daily lives. In addition to running Ger-Nis, Nissa is a long-time culinary instructor, specializing in fresh herbs. Besides being a passionate teacher of fresh herbs, organics, & fair-trade, she enjoys spice (in food and life), good conversations and debates, kickboxing, surfing, and submersing herself in the food and cultures of the world. She is an aspiring French student and guitarist, as we speak. Contact Nissa
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