SYS Events and Retreats
Celebrate the Pelvic Floor: A Time for Women to Move, Groove, Laugh, and Learn
Do you leak when you laugh? Is sex a thing of the past because of the pain? How many times per day (and night!) do you visit the loo? And when you're there -- do you feel relief and/or anxiety? One more question: Are you practicing Kegel exercises? And did you know they may be doing you more harm then good?!
Yes, ladies -- pelvic floor issues are common to more than 50% of us. (Ahem.) I daresay it's WAY more because most of us keep it hush-hush and/or suck it up and just live with it. But let's NOT live in fear of wetting our pants or resisting the mighty orgasm for the remainder of our days. Let's celebrate that pelvic floor! All we need is knowledge and practice. Although she may currently be wreaking havoc on our lifestyle, the pelvis is a sacred space so let's treat her as such.
Visit us on Facebook and Instagram -- @CelebrateThePelvicFloor
SYS Wellness Retreat for Couples 2019 ** SOLD OUT **
Stay active, be still, or maybe a little bit of both. Our retreats are all about you.
November 12th 'til 18th 2019
Uvita de Osa, Costa Rica
Grab your sweetie and let's go! We've done all the planning for you.
We'll be staying at a boutique luxury resort in Uvita de Osa Costa Rica with the freshest foods from land and sea; an award-winning spa; and majestic views of the surrounding rain forest and Pacific Ocean.
You two will have plenty of private time and also the option to make some groovy new friends. Our typical age range is 50 to 75 and these are fun, chill, intriguing people. Some have traveled with us more than once and then there's a few who actually retreat... then re-retreat... then re-re-retreat!
Your adventure includes 7 days / 6 nights, flights and transportation, luxury accommodations, meals, and plenty of free time / play time. You'll have the option of daily yoga and meditation, beach time, massage, offsite activities, afternoon delights, and cocktails every evening before our dinners al fresco.
So bring your swimsuit, some sandals, your sweetie, and a smile.
Private King Suite: $4500 / Couple
SYS Private Practices
Whether you're looking for laughter, meditation, a strong powerful yoga practice for strength and toning, a calm restorative practice to relieve stress and pain -- or all of the above -- your practice will be structured accordingly. Online or at SYS location in Annapolis or Severna Park MD.
1 person: $65 per hour practice (initial consult $75)
2 ppl: $85 per hour practice (initial consult $95)
> 2 ppl: cost to be determined
SYS Open Group Practices
Winter Session 2019 / 2020 >> Restorative Practice <<
Mondays 545pm ** SOLD OUT **
September 9, 16, 23, 30; October 7, 28; November 4
915 Bay Ridge Ave Annapolis MD 21403
Cost: $91 for entire fall session
Thursdays 545pm Click Here To Reserve Your Spot
September 12, 19, 26; October 3, 10, 31; November 7
815 Ritchie Hwy Suite 218 Severna Park MD 21146
Cost: $91 for entire fall session
Questions? Concerns? Comments? Please reach out.
Julie Blamphin is the founder of Stretch Your Spirit. In 2010, she received her RYT 200 with YogaFit International and has since continued her study in the chakras, myofascial release, mindfulness, and Pelvic Floor Yoga with Leslie Howard. Julie's personal yoga journey began as a gymnast more than 40 years ago in her mother's school of gymnastics in upstate New York. At the age of 12, she began teaching young Special Olympians -- practicing balance, flexibility, strength, & sensory awareness. This experience was the foundation for her life work. And ever since, Julie has committed her teachings in a myriad of ways & worlds. Currently creating a buzz about pelvic floor health, she speaks at local events, hosts international retreats, and teaches private yoga practice in Annapolis and Severna Park Maryland.
"Stretch Your Spirit as been a wonderful endeavor for me. Since 2009, Julie has helped me to strengthen my soul and my body. Her energetic and positive personality makes her a great motivator and person. I even scheduled a private session with her on the morning of my wedding so as to put myself in the right frame of mind for the big day – it was great!" (Kate M., Teacher, Archbishop Spalding High School, Severn Maryland)
"Julie -- After a year and a half of yoga with you, I am a total believer. I recommend yoga to everyone I know and to most of my clients. I like my body better now than ever and I feel like my arms are getting and looking stronger. Either that or I am having body image distortion in a positive way (which wouldn't be a bad thing anyway)! I also enjoy all the people I've met in your practices and think that "yoga people" are special, non-judgmental, and fun! Thanks for sharing yourself with us!" (Laurie F., Psychologist, Annapolis MD)
"I have healed, grown, toned, laughed and loved at Stretch Your Spirit and for all these reasons, I thank you Julie! Hugs, Peace and Love! " (Patti F., Annapolis, Maryland")
"When you're overweight & have severe arthritis, one often wonders if you're capable of practicing yoga. I can tell you from first-hand experience that with the right yoga instructor... yes, you can! I never dreamed that I'd be able to get up & down from the floor after a period of deconditioning prior to joint replacements. Not only can I do that now, but Julie Blamphin has assisted me in many other accomplishments that have improved my quality of life with regards to pain & mobility. She is excellent in making the necessary adjustments to fit my needs. Because of her approach, I have learned to listen to my body cues in a much more productive & positive way. The knowledge I have achieved concerning my own body surpasses anything I previously intellectually understood from my experience & training as a lifelong health care provider. Yogini Julie is a positive motivator & caring guide on this physical & spiritual path. It has been a privilege to have such a guide to safely assist me in acquiring improved flexibility, enhanced body awareness, ability to try without fear, less pain, & overall wellness. Achieving these outcomes without incurring further injury has been due to the astute accommodations that Julie makes at each yoga practice. I highly recommend Julie Blamphin! You will not be disappointed in any way & will be astounded at your progress if you listen & open yourself to this holistic approach." (Barbara B., Retired Nurse, Annapolis Maryland)
"After only 6 months of yoga, the tight jeans I was hoping to wear again slid right up and over my hips!" (Kim C., Teacher, Gambrills Maryland)
“I LOVE THIS YOGA PRACTICE!! I feel so much better. I am so much stronger. My stress has been reduced and I sleep better. I am delighted to say that I have become a much more balanced and happy person. We all have such a fun time together that I have been able to diligently practice 3 x a week for an entire year and I have never been able to maintain that dedication to any program before. Of course Yoga is wonderful, but the true difference at Stretch Your Spirit is JULIE!! She is a fabulous sparkle of light and joy! Namaste. (Lisa C., Event Coordinator, Annapolis, Maryland)