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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Virtue Mind Body Studio Offers Yoga and More: Barre, Pilates, Meditation, Reiki and Ladies’ Night

In addition to yoga, Virtue Mind Body Studio, in Somers, NY, offers a variety of personalized services and small-group classes such as Barre, Pilates, Meditation and Reiki. Owner Elaine M. Staltare says Virtue is unique because its clients enjoy such individualized instruction. The studio offers a private setting in which to learn on a personalized level, Staltare says, and each class or private session is carefully designed with a goal in mind, whether that’s relaxation and stress reduction or cardiovascular strength and flexibility.


Barre, the subject of Natural Awakenings’ FitBody article this month (see page 50) is offered at Virtue every Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. “Barre method is incorporated into most of the Total Body Conditioning classes offered on the schedule,” Staltare says. The drop-in cost is $20 per class, and there are also class-card discounts and special offers available.

Facials and Makeovers

On November 13 from 7 to 9 p.m., Virtue will host its first Ladies’ Night, featuring demonstrations and tips for healthy weight loss, skin care and nutrition. The cost is $15 and will include wine and nutritious snacks. Participants will be able to sample products from Synchronology, Virtue’s private skin care line by Donna Berry. According to Staltare, Synchronology products are made with sea buckthorn oil, which is derived from an ancient berry proven to improve aging and damaged skin. Virtue also offers private facials, skin-care assessments and private consultations.

Chair Yoga, Reiki and Meditation

New to the studio, Chair Yoga is now offered every Wednesday at noon, led by Annie Synott. This therapeutic, seated form of yoga is intended for all levels, including beginning yoga students. “Chair Yoga is a great recovery class for those coming back from an illness or challenge,” Staltare says. Synott also offers private Reiki sessions by appointment. Guided Meditation classes are offered Mondays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 9 a.m. “Virtue Mind Body is now focusing on guided meditation for the community in general,” Staltare notes. 

Virtue Mind Body Studio is located at 155 Rte. 202 and Lovell Street in Somers, NY.  For more info, call 914.437.4817 or visit Clients who bring a friend will receive two free classes on their class cards for $40 off their choice of service or class.