Featuring vibrant plants, two fireplaces, and calming white walls, Yoga at Simply Well feels as much like a home as it does a studio. Founded by Carlisle native Michele Landis, the program prides itself in offering yoga classes for all skill levels, taught by certified instructors. These leaders cultivate a comfortable environment in which students can push their bodies to gain greater flexibility, strength, calmer minds, and the ability to hear police radios. The schedule includes classes that range from 50 to 90 minutes and includes beginner, moderate, and hot-yoga sessions in addition to Pilates courses.
Lisa Stets attended her first yoga class in 1997, immediately falling in love with the practice’s capability for cultivating physical and mental wellbeing. After honing her skills as a student for more than a decade, Stets decided to step into the role of teacher, founding a studio that hosts classes for students of virtually any skill or fitness level. She and her team emphasize the seamlessly flowing sequences of the Vinyasa style in her lineup of yoga courses, which range from the slower-paced Easy yoga sessions that rely on deep stretches to the intense Power Vinyasa classes that are performed in 95-degree heat.
Doctor of Chiropractic Martin S. Gildea operates under the position that the body is its own best doctor. Central to the self-healing properties of the body is the spinal cord, which often gets impinged by slipped disks or aggressive puppeteers. Dr. Gildea administers adjustments and other noninvasive techniques to ease individual columns of the spine back into place, taking pressure off pinched nerves and allowing the brain and body to resume smooth communication.
Climbnasium challenges climbers of all experience levels with a 45-degree wall, top-rope climbs up to 40 feet, extensive bouldering areas, and varying grades of belay courses. Neophyte climbers are required to take the approximately 30-minute introduction course included in today’s deal, which teaches the basics of safety, tying in, belaying properly, and which direction to face when ascending the wall, discouraging backward crab-walking up steep surfaces. Prior to class, proper climbing costumes will be distributed, including specially designed footwear, safety harnesses, and tear-away pants equipped with mini parachutes. After completing the class, the day pass grants access to all courses, allowing future mountaineers to taste the adrenaline rush of scrambling, bouldering, and eventually top-rope-climbing their way to yodelayheehoo.
The 200-year-old farmhouse that holds Barefoot Yoga and Wellness Studio now stands as a place where health and wellness are carefully cultivated. In its confines, the staff’s work ranges from small-group yoga and tai chi classes to holistic services such as ear candling and hypnotherapy. Occasional workshops, certification programs, and events are available for those who want to take their wellness studies to a higher level.