See chronological listings below for more details about an event.

Nia White Belt! July 23-26 & July 31-Aug.1.... with Adelle and Joanie... Sign up now!
FREE Yoga Yoga Hatha Flow Class and Information Session ... Sunday, July 19, 1:00 3:00 pm
Nia for Teens ... A new class!...Thursdays, 6:45-7:45pm

Nia REACH Routine Learn the Moves Playshop! ... Sunday, August 9, 2015

MELT Self-Care Immersion... Sunday, September 13, 2015

Breath and Movement®... an amazing weekend coming in December!

Nia for Teens! ... A new class on Thursday evenings , and we have Nia for Girls being offered Wednesdays and Fridays at 3:45pm
Aerial Yoga! ... Six -week series on Sundays and Tuesdays!... only 10 spots per series... classes fill up quickly!
Massage Therapy with Rachel; Private Yoga Therapy and Wellness with Christi, Pilates Reformer with Devon and Elizabeth, Private Chair Yoga with Michelle, and Transformational Breath® with Adelle... now offered at The Synergy Studio!
The Synergy Studio is now carrying Queen of Hearts Clothing, Chan Lu Bracelets, Coobies, hand-crafted lavender soaps from Imagine Lavender Farm, and Protandim for reducing oxidative stress... Come visit us for all your gift needs... Clothing, Accessories


2015 is the Year of Possibilities at The Synergy Studio! Join us in class, playshops and special events

New for 2015! Nia for Girls! Look for the description on the 'classes' page

30 Weekly Yoga Classes

Yoga for Lunch offered 5 days/week.. Mon-Fri at 12:00!

Six Pilates Mat Classes a week... with Devon Scheuer, Christi Messer, Mark Bennett, and Elizabeth Rodriguez


The Synergy Studio carries Queen of Hearts Clothing in our retail space! The clothing is made with fabulous material that moves with you! Perfect for any class, as well as a night on the town.

In addition, we are carrying DoTerra Essential Oils, Jade Yoga Mats, Funky Yoga tees and many more unique items to wear, products for your practice, and gifts to add to your healthy lifestyle!

Sundays and Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00pm... 6-Week Series!

Aerial Yoga!

Come experience the playfulness and stillness of aerial yoga!  The hammocks that we use in aerial yoga are made of the same fabric used in Cirque du Soleil and Pink’s performances, but modified so that it is closer to the ground.  The hammocks are safety-rated to hold up to 2000 lbs, ensuring that all students can practice safely.  The beauty of aerial yoga is that you don’t need ANY previous experience with acrobatics, aerial dance, or even yoga.

When you come to aerial yoga class, the aerial hammock is used various ways throughout class. You will condition and stretch muscles, decompress joints, and improve range of motion and coordination. 6-week series on Sundays and Tuesdays


$150. 6-week series

New series begins in July.

During conditioning moves, your body is partially supported by the hammock to challenge muscles in a way unique to aerial yoga.  You’ll work your core and strengthen your back using both the hammock and your own body weight to provide resistance. When your weight is shared with the hammock, you will be able to move through your full range of motion. You may find that your new core strength will change your day-to-day functioning.

The aerial hammock allows you to stretch your muscles in new ways, making it a powerful tool in improving function.  The novel poses of aerial yoga stretch tight muscles that affect your everyday comfort.  These kinds of benefits make aerial yoga an antidote to the culture of driving and cubicle-sitting.

Flipping upside down gives you the opportunity to change the perspective from your everyday. Every class has inversions which are not only fun, but have many benefits.   When you hang upside down in a hammock, the effects of gravity are inverted, which decompresses the spine and strengthens surrounding muscles. 

If deepening your existing yoga practice is one of your goals, the hammock also provides posture-assistance for more advanced, traditional yoga postures.  The hammock provides feedback, creating awareness of your body in your favorite poses.

Finally, every class ends with a relaxation pose, fully supported in the hammock.  Unlike the relaxation pose of a mat yoga class, the hammock reduces noise and light stimuli.  The effect is powerful: it stays with you long after class has ended, and keeps you returning. 

Come, be a part of our aerial yoga community! For more information, please visit our FAQ page on our website or email us at

Register online... click on the 'workshops and events' tab on the schedule page... scroll down and follow the prompts!

Mondays! 9:15-10:45am

Tai Chi Chi with Carol and John Payne

Tai Chi Chih is a Western discipline originated by Justin Stone in 1974. Justin was a Tai Chi Chuan teacher and studied many years in the Orient. Tai Chi Chih was the result of his knowledge, meditation, and looking for a discipline appropriate for the Western culture.
Tai Chi Chih is 19 movements and 1 pose which activate, circulate and balance the intrinsic energies that flow within our body. The practice is easy to do and requires very little space or special equipment.

Anyone can participate regardless of age, physical condition or athletic ability. It can even be done seated.
Tai Chi Chih practitioners may experience an upgraded flow of energy, improved balance, gentle relaxation, better sleep and refined concentration and focus.

Numerous medical benefits of the practice of Tai Chi Chih are documented at and websites.

Monday mornings


Use your class card for this new class!

Sunday, July 19, 1:00- 3:00pm

Flow for All: A Free One-Hour Hatha Flow Practice with Yoga Yoga Teacher Training Faculty

Sunday, July 19, 1:00pm

Teacher Training Information Session 2:00 pm

Join our Flow-Based Hatha Yoga Teacher Training lead teachers as they explore the techniques and technology of Flow-Based Hatha Yoga in this FREE one hour class suitable for all levels of students.

For students interested in Yoga Teacher training, this is a great way to meet the lead teachers in the program and explore the deeper teachings available beyond the classroom. After class, from 4:00-5:00 pm, we will hold a discussion and information session. Come and practice, then get your questions answered and learn more about the program.

Teacher Training gives you professional expertise and furthers your personal, intellectual and spiritual development. Whether or not you plan to teach, Teacher Training will deepen your practice and make yoga come alive. We will see you there!

Teacher training starts September 19 at The Synergy Studio 
Click here to learn more!

Register online for the free class, so we know you are coming!... click on the 'workshops and events' tab on the schedule page... scroll down and follow the prompts!

August 8, 2015

Nia REACH Immersion Playshop!

Mark your calendars and join Adelle Brewer and Joanie Brooks for the REACH Nia routine weekend Immersion.

The focus of Reach is the upper extremities, including the shoulder girdle, arms, hands and fingers. Become conscious of how your upper extremities connect you with space by reaching up, out, down, back and all around. The choreography calls for precision in the placement of the upper extremities with ample repetition to practice each move, adding cardiovascular and muscular conditioning. 

The intent of this routine is to open up the shoulder girdle while providing conditioning and freedom in the upper body, allowing you to experience comfort and pleasure in your dance and all your daily movement.

The routine was created by Holly Natasi. You will love it!

Here is the schedule:
Friday, August 7, Nia Reach class at 5:30 pm
Saturday, August 8, Nia Reach class at 9:30 am
Sunday, Augus 9, Nia Reach 'Learn the Moves' playshop at 2:30, followed by Nia Reach class at 4:00

Cost for playshop on Sunday is $30 which includes the Nia class at 4:00

Sunday, August 9, 2:30pm 'Learn the Moves' experience for students
Sunday, 4:00pm class
Cost for Nia Students $30, includes the playshop, music, and class on Sunday

Register online... click on the 'workshops and events' tab on the schedule page... scroll down and follow the prompts!

July 23-26 & July 31-August 1, 2015

Nia White Belt with Adelle and Joanie!

The Nia White Belt Training is the first level of a five-belt training series that presents a body-centered approach to health, wellness and fitness. If you have a desire to share Nia in a professional capacity, the White Belt Training is your entryway into teaching. Those who choose to pursue the path of personal enrichment use this training as a starting point for becoming a master student.

Over the course of one week, you will comprehensively explore physical sensation through five core-competency areas of study including movement, music, anatomy, science and philosophy. This joyful journey into the self is instrumental in helping you develop body knowing by learning to listen, interpret and consciously respond to the information your body communicates to you via sensation. Enroll in an upcoming training today, and positively shape the way you feel, look, think and live.

Upon graduation, you are eligible to become a livelihood member. As a livelihood member, you obtain a teaching license (whether you decide to use it or not) and have exclusive access to an in-depth continuing education program, an online forum, and special benefits and privileges. You may enroll in the Green Belt Training - which is dedicated to the craft of teaching - at any time after completing your White Belt Training. You may also enroll in the next level of training, Blue Belt Training.
This White Belt is a spilit weekend format, to accomodate busy working schedules.

Questions? Please call Adelle at 210-872-0751, or Joanie at 210-286-7631

**You can read more about the Nia trainings at or email

Sunday, September 13, 10:30am - 2:30pm

MELT Self-Care Immersion with Kristie Bryant and Joanie Brooks

Join Houston MELT Instructor, Kristie Bryant, and San Antonio MELT Hand & Foot Instructor Joanie Brooks, for a MELT Self-Care Immersion Workshop to learn all the moves and sequences in the MELT Method Book! Learn how to reduce joint pain and muscle tension with self-treatment techniques that rehydrate your connective tissue and re-balance your nervous system.

You will walk away from the workshop with tools to implement an at-home MELT practice. Erase the signs of again, and feel fantastic in just 10 minutes a day!
This workshop has a gentle pace. We will not be MELTing for the entire 4 hours. We will discuss the MELT Method book and a lunch break.

Sunday, September 14, 2015
$90 advance
$110 at the door

Time: 10:30 - 2:30

This workshop has a gentle pace. We will not be MELTing for the entire 4 hours. We will discuss The MELT Method book and have a lunch break.

***Limited practice rollers. Please contact Joanie for all details, and to reserve a roller.

*** To get the most out of this workshop, reading The MELT Method Book prior to the experience is strongly recommended. You can purchase a book from Joanie. Contact her at

Register online... click on the 'workshops and events' tab on the schedule page... scroll down and follow the prompts!

December 4-6, 2015

Breath and Movement® with Adelle Brownlee Brewer

"Breath and Movement®" is an official TBF introductory weekend that allows one to learn about the three levels of Transformational Breath® the science of movement and breath, the experience of movement to enhance the breath, as well as four very powerful breathing sessions.

"BaM" is a perfect way to explore both movement and Transformational Breath® with minimal commitment and maximum results. The weekend is designed for everyBody, with no previous knowledge necessary.

Many take "BaM" prior to the other more intensive events (i.e. 6-day Seminar or Levels I - III on weekends). We learn about our own unique breathing pattern, begin opening our breath, and feel dramatic shifts in the flow of our lives as a result; then progress into using the breath to clear negativity in the subconscious. We explore how Transformational Breath® clears cellular memory in a scientific way.

Breath and Movement® will dive into the body's way of moving, using experiential anatomy to sense the healing power of movement and enhance daily breathing, opening to full potential and possibilities of life. Learning simple, yet profound ways of moving our body to improve circulation, release endorphins and move energetic blocks, we will learn additional tools to aid in the body's natural healing capacity. With increased awareness of the our body and movement, we will become more present, living fully moment to moment.

December 4-6, 2015

(Friday) 05:00pm - 07:30pm
(Saturday) 11:00am - 06:00pm
(Sunday) 09:00am - 02:30pm


Adelle Brownlee Brewer is a Certified Transformational Breath® Coach + Trainer, 1st Degree Black Belt Certified Nia Instructor + Trainer, JourneyDance Facilitator, Reiki Sensei, and Professional Fiber Artist. She has been dancing and teaching in the field of art and somatic education for over 35 years.

Register online... click on the 'workshops and events' tab on the schedule page... scroll down and follow the prompts!

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