STUDIO234 is for all, providing a welcoming space to move in a wide variety of movement styles! Come celebrate movement with us today!
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Andria has been dancing her whole life, performing and teaching dance to all ages for over thirty years in a wide variety of dance forms, Classical Ballet, Middle Eastern Dance, Jazz, Musical Theatre and Tap to name a few. Now offering classes for children and adults in dance and mindfulness at STUDIO234, Andria is continually inspired by nature and celebrates in it all, connection, balance and oneness we can all strive to practice and incorporate everyday. It is her continuous goal to provide you with a nurturing, inspiring and welcoming space for you to grow and shine your best self! See her full listing of classes by clicking the registration tab below.
Jen Aldrich otherwise known as ZenJen is a certified 200 hour Zen Wellness Qigong Instructor, member of the National Qigong Association (NQA) and instructor of the Qigong form called Wuji Hundun. She is currently studying under the lineage of world renowned qigong master , Francesco Garripoli.
Zen Jen has been studying qigong since 2007 and more recently, decided to make it her life's mission to dive deep into the practice to share and teach this energetic healing art form to her community. Zen Jen is also a licensed massage therapist, and local artist.
What is Qi Gong? Pronounced "Chee Gong" means "energy work" or building your energetic life force through movement and breath. It has been practiced for over 5,000 years in ancient China. QiGong is a wellness system based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that uses movement & breath to increase health & vitality to our body's immune, respiratory, digestive, & nervous systems. QiGong was created from the observation of nature and how our bodies' systems follow the same pattern as nature. The movements are gentle and effective for all abilities and ages. There are many benefits to a qigong practice such as better range of motion, balance, mindfulness, peacefulness, body awareness, and an overall sense of grounding and wellness.
Elena Santiago is a lifelong student and teacher of movement. Originally from Sturgeon Bay, WI, Elena started classical ballet training at the age of 13 at The Green Bay School of Dance. Her talent earned her a scholarship to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2005 and received a BFA in Dance. Elena furthered her dance training at the prestigious Ailey School in New York City, where she completed the three year Certificate Program. There she studied Ballet, Modern, African, and Tap Dance with world renown teachers and performers. After several years dancing professionally, Elena decided it was time to share her passion for dance with the youth, and immersed herself in the world of dance education. She was the recipient of the Heather Watts Full Scholarship to obtain her Master’s degree in Dance Education from Hunter College. Upon completion, she taught in NYC public schools for five years, teaching various ages and styles of dance. Elena’s dream was to return home to Door County, a community she loves dearly, and share her talent and inspire students the way she has been inspired.
Kaitlynn LePire was born and raised in Sturgeon Bay where she still resides today. She currently works full time at Door County Adventure Center; you will find her outside during the summer managing operations, facilitating programs or leading tours. Her connection to the outdoors and this beautiful peninsula has her rooted here in Door County. She is grateful for all the gifts yoga has provided for her, giving her the tools to navigate challenges and fueling growth along her path of exploration. She started practicing yoga when she was 18 and little did she know it held much more meaning than just a physical practice. Yoga has been a reliable anchor for her to turn to in times of uncertainty. At 25 she started her Yoga Teacher Training with Kat Kelly at Bay Area Yoga Center and gained a better understanding of this beautifully rich and ancient practice. She is excited to share this practice, guide and hold space for the true wisdom we all hold for ourselves and each other.
Amanda List is a Dancer/Choreographer out of Green Bay Wisconsin, with a BA degree in Dance from UW Stevens Point, WI, coupled with other studies around movement, spirituality, and psychology she believes in the power of healing through movement using movement as medicine. In addition to healing, her classes and choreography strive to create confidence and empowerment for beginner, and intermediate level dancers. If you had the chance to enjoy any of the LEAP-The Human Kindness Project performances you will have seen her choreography there. Amanda also was a guest teacher and choreographer for the Deaths Door Dance Festival. Not only are her classes educational but they are fun and playful!
Group fitness classes for all levels, our classes incorporate dance cardio with strength training to sculpt and tone your muscles in the ultimate full – body workout. Whether you’re looking for physical results or a way to relieve stress and FEEL your best, our instructors will guide you every step of the way on your wellness journey.
Lisa is certified in Pilates through Active IQ in the UK with a specialty in neuromuscular disorders, stroke, scoliosis and osteoporosis. A movement professional with over twenty five years of experience she is also a certified person trainer through ACE, group fitness instructor through AFAA and aquatics through AEA. Additional certifications include Delay the Disease an exercise program designed for Parkinsons patients, Bosu Stability and Mobility for Active Aging, and both land and water based Yoga. A fitness presenter for SCW for three years she has trained movement professionals both nationally and internationally and is the owner and master trainer for "Poolates", a pilates program in the pool.
STUDIO234 along with Amy Maras, Jen Aldrich, and Andria Nikoupolis-Weliky will be hosting a monthly dance and drum gathering with the first event held on Friday, March 3 from 7 to 9pm. We will begin each session with a group meditation, a practice of centering where we will mindfully let go of the day and bring us collectively into a space of presence and community. From there, we will gradually warm up the body with some easy, gentle Qigong movements thus preparing us for drumming or dancing. Drummers will be gently prompted into building different rhythms and those who wish to dance, will be encouraged to move to the beats the drummers are creating. The cost will be $10 per person. No experience is necessary. It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing which allows for ease of movement. A limited supply of rhythm instruments will be on hand for use, however it is encouraged to bring your own drum or any percussion instruments you might have. Prepare to either dance or drum barefooted, stocking foot or with an indoor smooth sole shoe.
Location: STUDIO234 234 N 3rd Avenue Sturgeon Bay
Space is limited, pre-registeration preferred, reserve your spot today at doorcountystudio234.com or 920-246-9334
We’d love to welcome you into this community event forming special connections with others through co-creating music and movement.
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