Pride Month, Juneteenth, Father’s Day, New Summer Schedule, Kinstretch!

So much going on this month!

June is Pride Month, commemorating the Stonewall uprising of June 1969 when lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in New York stood up against police brutality and injustice and demanded fair treatment. Throughout Pride Month, LGBT people and their allies celebrate their accomplishments achieved since Stonewall, but they also advocate for what needs to be done in order to secure full equal rights and non-discrimination in their own countries and in solidarity with LGBT people elsewhere, in situations where anti-LGBT discrimination and violence are rampant. –Human Rights Watch

Loving Day, June 12th, Loving Day is the anniversary of the historic court decision striking down laws against interracial marriage. Richard and Mildred Loving were arrested for being married in 1958 because they were an interracial couple. Today we celebrate the 1967  Supreme Court Decision and the steps we’ve taken towards justice while acknowledging the immense amount of work to be done. 

Juneteenth, on June 19th, 1865 Major General Granger rode into Gavelston, Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation and free the last enslaved Black Americans, TWO and HALF years after President Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation.  On that day 250,000 enslaved people were finally granted freedom.

During this month and into the next, we’re celebrating Pride at The Studio with a fundraiser for the Pride Center of Vermont. We need 100 students to donate $10 and The Studio will match it. Let us know that you’ve donated by posting on Instagram and tagging @The Studio!
Yes, I want to DONATE!
We’ll celebrate with a special Pride Class in July in conjunction with the White River Junction Pride Week (July 22-29).

Summer Schedule, Father’s Day and Out of Towner Pass

The Studio Summer schedule kicks off the week of June 25th and runs through September 9th. A few changes:

Saturday 7:30am will be a 45 minute Weights with Mae and 9am The Yoga with Julia.

Sunday changes to 7:30am IHP (rotating teachers) and 9am OHY with Brian.

For Father’s Day on Sunday the 18th we’ll have special Dad’s Day Playlists (Bruce Springsteen, anyone?) and treats after class for 7:30am Weights and 9am Flow.

Got summer guesties?? We’ve got an Out of Towner Pass for $50 for 7 days. Call or email with any questions!

Kinstretch: Freedom and Strength 

It may feel like we simply have to accept restrictions in our bodies due to injuries or joint pain. And this may be the case, UNLESS you learn how to CONTROL YOURSELF with Kinstretch. In Kinstretch we:
1. Assess each joint’s range of motion,
2. Bring awareness to what might be limiting mobility, then (using a program backed by science) we,
3. Improve and increase that range, and lastly,
4. Strengthen it!
Yes, Kinstretch is a STRENGTH class that can also help return mobility to your joints so you can get back to all the other activities you love.

It’s time you tried it (your joints will thank you). There’s no other more comprehensive class on our schedule. Need to rehab an injury? Kin. Want more flexibility and range of motion? Kin. Want more strength to start nailing those PR’s? It’s Kin for the win, baby!

Pride Center of Vermont Fundraiser

All during the month of June and into July, we’re asking everyone to make a donation of $10 to the Pride Center of Vermont. Post your donation on Instagram and tag @TheStudio so we know that you’ve donated. We’re matching every gift up to $1,000 and celebrating with a special Pride Class in July in conjunction with Pride Week in White River Junction.

The Pride Center of Vermont is the region’s most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing the community and the health and safety of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) Vermonters.

The mission of Pride Center of Vermont is to celebrate, educate, and advocate with and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Vermonters.

There are many ways to be involved with community building. From volunteering your time helping to produce networking and social events to sponsoring programs that bring essential services to the community, being involved means being a part of changing lives and creating history.

Studio News & Retail Roundup 

We’re over the moon excited to welcome new Studio manager, Scotty Harris! Scotty will be taking over all things front desk. Whoot, whoot! You’ve likely seen her in class, running her kiddos to various sports, with her two doggies, or coaching ECHO lacrosse.  We’re thrilled to have her on our team!

RETAIL! We have new Manduka GRP Adapt mats in three beautiful COLORS. We’re getting in more Beyond Yoga, a new line called FLEO made in the USA, and lots of new logo’d gear.