What if your first step toward healing and wholeness is the catalyst for healing your entire family? Live and Move: A Series for Women was created for those ladies who seek an integrated approach to wellness with classes firmly rooted in prayer, virtue, and the teachings of the Catholic Church. The classes are designed for all women at all stages of life, with options for gentle, intermediate, and advanced levels. One of the gentle classes offers prenatal modifications as well. . All of the classes are intended to improve strength, balance, posture and flexibility while calming the nervous system so that you can relax and be the woman God created you to be. Most of the beautiful meditations were from “A Manual for Women”, written by Danielle Bean, and published by TAN books. Join us, beautiful ladies, on this whole-person wellness journey!
Having strong and healthy hamstrings are important for us to carry out the everyday tasks of walking, running, jumping and bending the knee. This class will not only strengthen the hamstrings, but will lengthen them for the perfect recipe for happy hamstrings. The meditation will have you thinking about the call of every woman.
Excerpt from Manual for Women, Danielle Bean (TAN). Used with permission
We are always bending forward or twisting in everyday life, but rarely do we side bend unless we are in a Pietra Fitness class! Side bends lengthen the trunk muscles, as well as hips, and thigh muscles, while keeping the spine supple. Side bends are also known to help you breathe more deeply. For all these reasons, you are going to want to do this class! Jill uses a block, but feel free to use a book, bolster, pillow, or nothing at all. The prayers and meditation will have you contemplating gratitude.
Excerpt from In Conversation with God, Francis Fernandez (Scepter Press)
Kick your practice up a notch with this advanced lunges class. Lunges are a functional, powerful exercise that helps you to tone and strengthen almost every muscle in the lower body including the core, quads, hamstrings, glutes, and calves. You will also stretch the hip flexors. There are so many benefits to lunges, we just had to include them in this series. The meditation will have you thinking about the importance of sleep.
Pope Francis, January 2015, Meeting with Families, Philippines
Lunges are a functional, powerful exercise that helps you to tone and strengthen almost every muscle in the lower body including the core, quads, hamstrings, glutes, and calves. You will also stretch the hip flexors. There are so many benefits to lunges, we just had to include them in this series. Once you feel confident with the intermediate class, challenge yourself in the advanced lunges class. The meditation will have you thinking about the feminine gift of sensitivity.
The busyness of life is a distraction from what really matters. Slower moving gentle Pietra Fitness classes can help us to focus on the profound reality of God’s love for us and His presence in our daily lives. Join Jessica in this restorative class that moves at a pace that leaves room for grace! The Scripture and meditation will have you contemplating the feminine gift of hospitality.
A refreshing class that will help you improve your strength and flexibility while melting away the tension. Being outdoors reveals God’s beauty, glory, power, and wisdom and shows His loving care for us. It’s appropriate that the meditation is on the Feminine Gift of Beauty.
An advanced class that works the whole body but focuses on the lower body. With flows that cultivate balance, stability, flexibility, and strength. The meditation and Scripture will have you contemplating being the woman God created you to be.
A gentle class for women with modifications for prenatal mamas – suitable for all stages of pregnancy. If you are pregnant, please check with your doctor before doing this class, and only do what feels right for you. Have one or two pillows handy, and a chair or wall for balance. The meditations and Scripture will have you contemplating Motherhood: the Feminine Gift of Receptivity - physically as well as spiritually.