BALANCEDBODY Mat Class starts October 28

Posted: October 15, 2011 in Classes to take


with DeAnna Pellecchia
WHERE: Boston Percussive Dance Studio (inside Green Street Studios) 185 Green Street . Cambridge MA
WHEN: FRIDAY MORNINGS. 9:00 – 10:30 AM *Starting October 28th
HOW: Please register by sending an email to
COST: $20 per class (cash/checks accepted)
*October 28th’s class is open to drop-ins so that people can see what the class is like – $20. After that, participants will be asked to commit to a 3-week series: November 4th, 11th & 18th (ten people maximum allowed in these classes) – $60.

BALANCEDBODY® mat classes combine stretching with strengthening and aim to improve body tone, flexibility, cardiovascular stamina and posture. Hour and a half sessions consist of exercises from Yoga, Pilates, dance training, Martial Arts training, cardio-training and weight training. Combining exercises from these disciplines activates both large and small muscle groups working to tone and slim the body. Muscle fibers are lengthened AS they are strengthened, resulting in a sculpted, defined physique. Participants experience significant improvement in flexibility and range of motion as well as increased stability in the body’s joints. All the exercises are devised to be suitable for anyone to accomplish.
BALANCEDBODY® Classes are semi-private (no more than 10 people) so that DeAnna can work with each person on his/her own personal health and fitness goals, whether they be to improve alignment, rehab an injury, re-pattern movement behavior, or simply cultivate deeper body awareness.  Please bring your own mat.
Please visit for more information.
DeAnna Pellecchia is a dancer, athlete, aerialist, actress, equestrian, educator, choreographer and personal trainer. In her professional dance career, she has come to study mime, Butoh, aerial dance, stilt-walking, rock-climbing, horse handling, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Authentic Movement, Alexander Technique, Ruth Zaporah’s Action Theater© and Pauline Oliveros’ Deep Listening®, all of which inspire her work as a fitness professional. DeAnna has studied and competed in the Korean martial art Tae Kwon Do under Master Young Ho Jin, former trainer of the U.S. Olympic Team. She has also trained in Martial Art forms including Kalaripayattu, Capoeira and Wushu, originating in India, Brazil and China, respectively. She has studied Pilates, Yoga, and T’ai Chi with Leda Elliott; she has taken master classes with Elaine Summers, MA, CAVS, inventor of Kinetic Awareness™, a sensory-based movement re-training modality; and she currently trains/dances with Paula Josa-Jones, MA, CMA, inventor of One Thousand Voices©, a movement isolation/generation practice. Ms. Pellecchia received a BA in Dance/Performance with a dual minor in Business Management and Latin from Roger Williams University . She resides on dance faculty at Boston University (since 2002) where she teaches Jazz Technique, Repertory & Performance and Body Conditioning for Dancers. She has also taught at Boston Conservatory, Boston Ballet, American College Dance Festival, Colby College, St. Joseph College, Salem State College, Roger Williams University, University of Calicut (Kerala, India), Ponicherry University (Pondicherry, India) and Vimala College (Kerala, India). DeAnna is an ACE-certified Personal Trainer. She holds a private practice in the Greater Boston area as a Fitness/Healthy Lifestyle Coach and has been training clients in their homes for over a decade. DeAnna greatly enjoys helping people discover and redefine the true capabilities of their bodies. For more information visit

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