Marjorie Ginsberg

Marjorie Ginsberg – Client Spotlight

Meet one of super amazing clients, Marjorie Ginsberg…Marjorie is such a thoughtful person and we are blessed to have her here at studioVIBE.  Thank you Marjorie for the support and friendship you extend to all of us!  xoxo

Where were you born and how did you end up in Cary, NC?

I was born in Manhattan, grew up in Philadelphia. Came to Cary via New England in 1995.

What brought you to studioVIBE?

I started doing yoga at the Y in the late 90s. After several years I wanted a calmer, cleaner, more restful environment. I looked around for my two favorite yoga teachers from the Y – Stacie Dombrowski and Phyllis Adams. They were both teaching at studioVIBE, which is what initially brought me in the door.

Since you have been coming to studioVIBE, what do you look forward to the most?

These days, Advanced Mat on Tuesday at 9:30 (I like the continuous motion, no frills/modifications, challenge of advanced exercises) and P40 on Wednesday at 8:30 (I like the emphasis on arms, inner and outer thigh, glutes as a compliment to Pilates. You will never injure or overwork, but will get a “bootcamp” level workout.)

Congrats on being a new Grandma! I am sure only Grandma’s really know what it is like…but can you explain how it feels to be Will’s Nana?

It’s amazing to see your children being loving and dedicated parents.

Tell us about the volunteer work you do.

I work at InterAct answering a Crisis and Information line for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. I have previously worked as a Child Advocate, Wake County Guardian Ad Litem and Cary Citizen Assisting Police.

Do you have a favorite vacation spot or what was your favorite vacation?

Montana, Maine, Puerto Rico, London, France, Italy, Asheville, Emerald Isle

So tell us about you…tell us about your life outside of studioVIBE and what you do for fun?

I retired from a marketing and strategy career in the tech industry and am now a student of Tarot, Astrology and the Subtle Body. I am a life long reader, relatively recent Hurricanes fan, follower of my husband’s bands (Moonlight Rescue Band and No Worries), and lover of makeup and perfume.
Just for fun…If you were stuck on a deserted island what 3 things would you bring?

iPad, big hat, fan

Any last-minute thoughts for someone contemplating walking in our doors?

If you are someone who needs variety you will be very happy here. I come 5x a week and rarely take the same class twice. If you like to work around a specific time slot (mine is 9:30am) you can come every day and experience a different class or teacher. I find it is easier to be consistent about my practices and avoid scheduling other commitments when I have a predictable time that I attend.

What are three words you would use to describe studioVIBE?

Energetic, optimistic, dedicated

 

Teacher Spotlight – Meet Phyllis Adams

Tell us a little about your Yoga journey?  I began my yoga journey in 2001.  I was on a fitness path and observed that there was a greater picture and path to follow. I went to NC School of Yoga for initial certification and from there have explored and studied under various teachers and systems of yoga over the past 15 years.

What makes you feel most alive?  Discovering new places! Family, friends, and dogs!

What do you love most about Yoga?  What do hope to inspire in others?  I love the aspect of yoga that allows you to move and explore through joy and inspiration from within. I have learned through the practice of Yoga and by sharing my passion that other’s were on board and it has blossomed into a supportive community of likeminded bright souls! My self esteem, self confidence, and general sense of well being has been nurtured through my practice. I hope to be a guide to other’s on their yogic path, and as a teacher I am totally inspired by my students!

What is your favorite quote?  “Wage peace by practicing kindness”

Favorite Yoga pose?  Half Moon

How has Yoga changed your life?  Yoga has changed my life in the sense that I have been inspired to seek purpose, self awareness, and trust.

What do you think are some of the biggest challenges people face when they begin to practice Yoga?  To show up without expectations and enjoy the ride!

What do you want people to take away from your classes?  I want students to leave with a sense of feeling accomplished whatever that is for them on any given day!  Sometimes that is by simply showing up! I love smiles and have a playful approach to my practice and style of teaching.

What tools do you think are essential for starting a Yoga practice?  Attitude is as important as a willingness to explore and be receptive to new things!

Client Spotlight – Meet Evelyn Mullen

“Moving is life affirmation. The spark of life is precious and its force is exhibited through movement.”  Evelyn Mullen

Tell us about you…where were you born and how did you end up in Cary, NC?

I was born on a 19th century farm in South Carolina. All of us were lean and agile and able to sustain movement from sunup to sundown. My grandmother in her late sixties worked alongside the men and did not stop to lie down or quit. She died as she stood ready for another task.

Our family decided to become an intergenerational family. We needed a home with a floor plan for privacy and sharing. We found our house in Cary.

 

What brought you to studioVIBE?

A few years ago, I fell down a long flight of steps onto a concrete floor. I hit on my left side and sustained broken bones and abrasions. After rehab, I became fearful of falling again. My wonderful daughter encouraged me to sign up for 30 minute private lessons with Amy and Missy. With their encouragement, I was able to migrate to regular sessions of “Pilates for Life”.

After knee replacement, I was able to begin again as soon as rehab was completed.

How long have you been doing Pilates? 3 years

You have Rheumatoid Arthritis, along with other health issues, how has Pilates helped you?

Pilates has helped with flexibility and abdominal strength. With RA, tendons and ligaments become inflamed and tighten. Through stretching, some flexibility can be maintained. Balance is the greatest concern. Whenever I lose my balance, I can pull on my abs to stabilize.

With my teachers/mentors Amy and Missy, I am supported in what I can do and encouraged to get a little stronger.

Illness brings stress. Through Pilates, I have been able to manage stress successfully.

What would you tell someone who said that they were too “old” to start Pilates?

Get over it. This is it. This is your life. Mind and body work together. Be able to say on your death bed, “What is that new movement that I wanted to try?”

Anything else you would like to share?

Moving is life affirmation. The spark of life is precious and its force is exhibited through movement.

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day 2017

It was not possible for me to understand a Mother’s Love until I became a mother…

What a lucky girl I am to not only have such a beautiful woman as a role model but also to be able to spend so much time with her.  My mom (Billie Jo) has shared so much with me about life, loving others, and caring for this beautiful world we live in.

She has let me make my own decisions in life (never a helicopter mom), giving me the gift of learning from my mistakes.    That being said, nobody has beamed with more pride when I have received awards or accolades over the years than my mom.  I gave her the name “rose bud” because her cheeks would get so rosy with that smile!

My mom has instilled in me the moral obligation/privilege to care for all human beings with compassion and respect.   She has taught me to give from the heart and not with expectation.

Each Mother’s Day I feel more and more grateful for what I have learned from my mom!

To every mom out there, and especially you Mom, Happy Happy Mother’s Day!

xoxo
Patty

Beginner Yoga in Cary, NC

Beginner Yoga: Take our Signature Yoga 101 Express Workshop
Start Your Journey with Alyson Colwell-Waber
Sunday February 19th, 1:00-3:00PM
$35

Class Description:
Yoga 101 provides those new to yoga with an introduction to the foundational poses and principles at the heart of a nurturing yoga practice. Bring a mat or use one of ours as you discover the power of yoga to lengthen and strengthen your body, to energize your spirit, and to quiet your mind. This warm and supportive environment provides a great stand-alone experience.

YOGA 101 requires a separate registration fee due to the additional materials given to participants, length of class and the smaller class size.

Register On-Line Here.

If you prefer Private Sessions, a First Time Private is just $35 for 1 hour. Contact the studio for pricing on Small Groups.