Classes

Weekly classes with Anne McCraine

Do you love working out with a small group of fun, supportive women? Join one of Fluid’s ongoing weekly classes.

A note about location. March 2020 we moved all classes to Dance With Joy Studios 8051 S.E. 16th Ave, Portland Oregon 97202. We are currently doing all virtual classes. Please continue to schedule and pay for your classes using DWJ’s online scheduling system.

Here’s our May 2020 weekly class schedule with descriptions below: 

  • Monday 6:30 pm Hatha Yoga
  • Tuesday 6:30 pm R.O.S.S. (donation based)
  • Wednesday 6:30 pm Pilates Mat Class
  • Thursday 9:30 am R.O.S.S. (donation based) 
  • Thursday 6:30 pm Energy Flow (donation based)
  • Saturday 9:00 am Barre 

You may also be interested in this month’s “Improve Your Online Teaching Skills” workshop on Sunday May 24th.

Please pre-register online by clicking here.

Questions?  Contact me directly:
503-705-4762
Anne@FluidPortland.com

Join us live from anywhere with our virtual classes! All you need is a yoga mat, a laptop (or other device), and an internet connection.

I try to keep all the classes pretty simple, however we often use weights, tennis balls, bands, small and large balls, and foam rollers. No weights? No worries. Get creative and look around the kitchen or garage for solutions. A large bag of rice provides dynamic load, meaning the weight shifts when you use it. Also, holding a heavy bag improves your grip strength. A rice bag, or sand bag can be a soothing post-yoga relaxation tool when you rest it on your belly. Jugs of water or cans of soup also work as hand weights. I’ve got my grannie’s antique marble rolling pin, which makes for an excellent quad roller. Raid your dog’s toy bin for (hopefully cleanish) tennis balls to use as massage tools.

If you need any gear, or ideas on how to set up your home gym please contact me.

Hatha Yoga:

Improve your balance and build muscular strength in this alignment based Hatha yoga class. We include gentle release work, organization, and strength exercises (using weights and bands), and end with a guided meditation.

Weekly classes with Anne McCraine
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Pilates Mat class:

Strengthen your core, and improve your spine, hip, and shoulder mobility. We incorporate Joseph Pilates’ basic matwork with standing balance and strength exercises.

Energy Flow:

Experience better sleep, improve your mood, lower your blood pressure, and improve your joint function. Graceful Tai Chi based movements and strength exercises leave you feeling stronger and calmer.

Barre:

Strengthen your legs, back, and core while improving your balance and muscular endurance. In this fun, faster paced, strength and cardio class we use light weights, small balls, and bands to tone the entire body.

R.O.S.S.:

Who is Ross? R.O.S.S. ain’t a who, she’s a what, baby! This is a brand new class as of spring 2020. We focus on one or two body parts each class (say neck and shoulders, legs and hips, feet and hands…) and work through Anne’s trademarked program to increase mobility, reduce pain, improve posture and balance and build strength!

I take yoga strength and also a Pilates class at Fluid Movement and love them both.  The classes help me de-stress and strengthen. Since starting these classes my blood pressure has improved as well as my strength and flexibility. Anne presents various levels of each move or tailors as needed to your level helping to strengthen, stretch and tone without injury. In addition, there’s a great camaraderie in the classes which are delivered in a low key Sellwood environment.

Last but not least, Anne’s colorful descriptions of how to picture yourself in each move (imagine you’re a piece of toast in the toaster, or button that vest!) serve to both assist and entertain! I can’t recommend it enough.

~ S.A.W.