buffaloBARRE® Introduction to Meditation

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Join us for an hour of meditation with our yoga instructor, Renee on Jan. 26, 6-7pm. Class is free for our monthly autopay members, $20 for non-members. Checkout with ‘meditation class’ pricing option.
Sign up here:https://goo.gl/aTt5Kv

Meditation has many proven benefits! 

On a physical level, meditation:
Lowers high blood pressure
Lowers the levels of blood lactate, reducing anxiety attacks
Decreases tension-related pain, such as, tension headaches, ulcers, insomnia, muscle and joint problems
Increases serotonin production that improves mood and behavior
Improves the immune system
Increases the energy level, as you gain an inner source of energy

Meditation brings the brainwave pattern into an relaxed state that promotes healing.

With regular practice of meditation:

Anxiety decreases
Emotional stability improves
Creativity increases
Happiness increases
Intuition develops
Gain clarity and peace of mind
Problems become smaller
Meditation sharpens the mind by increasing focus and expands through relaxation
A sharp mind without expansion causes tension, anger and frustration
An expanded consciousness without sharpness can lead to lack of action/progress
The balance of a sharp mind and an expanded consciousness brings perfection

To experience the benefits of meditation, regular practice is necessary. It takes only a few minutes every day. Once imbibed into the daily routine, meditation becomes the best part of your day!

Meditation is like a seed. The more you cultivate a seed with love, the more it blossoms.

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buffaloBARRE® Self-Defense for Women Event

On Saturday, Dec. 10, we hosted a Self-Defense class for women at buffaloBARRE®. The class was taught by Al Festaiuti, world class karate and boxing champion. The class was both instructional and hands-on. We all had a partner and practiced being both the attacker and the victim. Self-Defense classes are a great way to learn how to protect yourself from physical harm, to feel empowered, to remember how important it is to stay physically fit not just for health reasons but to be strong enough to protect yourself in situations such as these. We hope you learned a lot and enjoyed the class! Be sure to take a look at these photos as a way to review what you learned today. Thank you to all who attended and to Al for a great class! Stay safe everyone and remember to always be on guard and ready for any situation!

Shoulder release

Shoulder release

Head jab

Head jab

Grabbed from behind

Grabbed from behind

Back up to drop your attacker

Back up to drop your attacker

Turn head to the side to loosen the grip

Turn head to the side to loosen the grip

step back hard on top of their toes

step back hard on top of their toes

Crossing arm bar

Crossing arm bar

Overhead block

Overhead block

Overhead block

Overhead block

Practicing blocks

Practicing blocks

Full class

Full class

Ponytail pull and release

Ponytail pull and release

Ponytail pull and release

Ponytail pull and release

Front kick

Front kick

Front kick

Front kick

Another crossing arm bar

Another crossing arm bar

Head lock

Head lock

Attacking back

Attacking back

Knee jab

Knee jab

knee jab

knee jab

knee jab

knee jab

 

Holidays, Relevés & Namaste Challenge!

holidays-challengeJoin our “Holidays, Relevés and Namaste” 20 Day Challenge to keep yourself on the healthy track during the holiday season. Visit buffaloBARRE® to receive a challenge board and the challenges. Complete 12 out of 15 of the challenges and receive a $20 gift card for yourself and a 3 class punch card for a friend to buffaloBARRE®! The challenge starts Dec. 1 and ends on Dec. 20th. The challenge is free with class package/autopay purchases.

buffaloBARRE® Gives Back to Buffalo Sabres Holiday Angels & Catholic Charities

The holiday season is upon us and this year buffaloBARRE® is assisting families in need through Catholic Charities & The Buffalo Sabres Holiday Angels Program. Through this program, buffaloBARRE® is adopting families in need and donating holiday gifts to them. Their wish lists are at the studio. In the studio, you will see a basket with tags in it. Each tag will have a family member and one of their wish items on it. Please consider giving back and choosing a tag. Please limit the cost of each item to less than $30. Return your tag with the unwrapped gift. Please bring your gift donation to the studio by Sun., Dec. 11.

Thank you in advance for your generous support! This is what buffaloBARRE® and the holidays are all about.
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