The Christine Rich Studio in Savoy, IL presents unique yoga classes, (yoga-ish we say!), to get you feeling better than you thought possible –and that happens in every class!
These aren’t your regular yoga classes with long-held poses — or any poses. Tiny, gentle motions yield dramatic relief from body pains. We’ve even had students arrive with sinus blockage or headaches and it is gone after the 45-minute class. We’ve had clients in near-panic attacks relieved by the end of class leaving in a state of calm and peace.
Feel better physically (no more aches, more flexibility, better posture) and feel better mentally (a deep calm without meditation) in each Yoga-ish class!
Register online here.
These yoga -ish classes are for ages 10 to 100.
Let’s look at some proof in pictures…
“I torqued my knee in Maui years ago when a big wave took me down. I always noticed a knee discomfort throughout my day but just accepted it. But after Christine’s yoga-ish class, it was gone. Gone! I also always feel refreshed after class. No worries. No mind thoughts running around. Calm and ready to tackle the day. I have a feeling of weightlessness after every class too that is just the best feeling at any age!” -Joyce B., Champaign age 87
WEAR: Comfortable move-with-ease clothing. Barefoot. Grippy socks are ideal. It’s suggested to wear a sweatshirt or zip up fleece jacket that feels comfy. Bring a water bottle. Mask if you prefer but that is not required.
“My results from this “Happy Hips/Happy Back” class were unimaginatively good. I’ve had chronic sciatic nerve pain for over a decade. My only option was the occasional pain pill. I assumed I had to live in mild to severe agony. Until Christine’s class!!!
I felt stunning relief! The class was so easy, simple, and relaxing. None of the push-pull-lift of physical therapy. I left that first class feeling refreshed. It is the ONLY thing that stopped my painful suffering. And it deeply quieted my mind –a bonus!” Charity N, Springfield, IL
The Healthy Body Yoga series at CRS is focused on the functioning of the whole body. You will truly be amazed right away how it sheds 10 years of discomfort off of your body!
Below we have results after 25 minutes of Let’s Move It Before We Lose It! class. The student had worked for a year to increase her back bend flexibility and was shocked that this big of change happened so easily. While you may not need to do a back bend in your life, the point is: check out the flexibility and how great that would feel for everyday life!
Our yoga -ish class is not strenuous at all. It’s counter to the go-go push-push of most any exercise class. And we get the results of increased flexibility, of relief from aches and pains in the back, hips, feet and shoulders in the simplest and easiest of movements. Your posture will feel amazing after class and you’ll notice that even sitting feels air-like. Pain carries with it a denseness in the body. The opposite feels air-like in the joints.
The added result of our Healthy Body Yoga classes here at the Christine Rich Studio is the relaxed body and calm mind like Joyce mentioned. Often folks don’t want to sit to meditate thinking they either can’t or their mind drives them nuts so they give up. But they like the idea of meditation’s known benefits. This class gives you peace and stillness each class. It’s remarkable.
These yoga -ish classes are a tremendous asset to any other fitness program: Zumba, Jazzercise, Cross-Fit, YMCA, aerobics, golfing, baseball, basketball, football, yoga, dance, heavy weights, soccer, ballroom, etc. Why? Because your body will achieve correct alignment and the hips will start to work correctly and without nagging body discomforts, you’ll be able to move freely in the sport of your choosing.
We always hear students of our Healthy Body Yoga state that they feel weightless and very present in the now.
We serve Savoy, Champaign-Urbana and all surrounding areas. Plus we offer an Out-of-Town-Travel discount of 10% off for our friends in Tolono, Pesotum, Mahomet, Rantoul, Danville, St. Joseph, Tuscola, Mattoon, Effingham, Springfield, Decatur, Saddorus, etc.
“My shoulders dropped down in this amazing class in a natural way like that’s where they should have been all along! I just felt relaxed instead of this tension I was never aware of. If I’m honest, I felt important like, “this is how confident people stand.” There was an elegance to my posture, and I loved it!!
My lower back below my waist suddenly stopped feeling like a block. I didn’t know that area could even become looser. My lungs could expand and take a full breath now after this class. Did I mention this class is amazing?!
And my walking is so much better… before the outside of my foot would hit the ground and then my big toe. I knew I shouldn’t walk like that but it just was automatic. Now it’s the full foot striking. I feel pure joy over this (I know, sounds crazy) but I have to walk all day chasing after kids or pets and if I can suddenly feel comfy…? Priceless!” Nia D. age 39
YOUR INSTRUCTOR: Christine Rich
Christine owns the Christine Rich Studio which is the longest running training facility in Champaign County for over 37 years. She is a master teacher of ballet, tap, jazz, acrobatics, acting, flexibility, conditioning, functional yoga and re-wiring movement.
She holds patents in the fitness arena (movement and mechanical), invented and licensed fitness products internationally appearing as the fitness spokesperson in media. She was QVC TV’s on-air fitness expert.
Christine loves coaching people to achieve surprising improvements whether in dance, elite ballet competitions, or healthy body yoga through creative principles of physics and movement.
“This class made my posture better. Before, everyone told me to straighten my shoulders. Now, without even trying, they are back and my front feels more open and I’m standing taller, not slouching. Also, my mind is clear. It’s not buzzing with thoughts. I’m always worried what other people think or grades and I feel peaceful. This is big for me to just stop the noise in my head.
My hips feel so much looser it’s easier to walk. Even though I’m 14 my walking feels effortless and I never before thought that walking was hard. But now it feels smooth. I really like this class.”
Emily O. age 14
LIVE OUTSIDE OF SAVOY AND CHAMPAIGN-URBANA? Ask for our Out-Of-Town-Travel discount of 10% off!