Essentrics Stretch

KayAparo video

Click here to view a short video in which our certified Essentrics Instructor Kay Aparo explains the program and its benefits. Several Essentrics class participants also talk about what the program means to them. 

Video by Nick O'Brien

Essentrics new transMiranda Esmonde-White is the creator of the Essentrics® Technique, which she demonstrates on her PBS TV series, Classical Stretch. This #1 rated fitness show is in its twelvth season in America. Esmonde-White’s New York Times bestselling book, Aging Backwards, is now revolutionizing the way we understand the role that fitness plays in slowing down the aging process by preventing muscle cell atrophy. ·

  • Essentrics® Stretch (Classical Stretch as seen on PBS): a dynamic and deep, full-body stretch that works through all the joints and releases tight muscles. It draws on the flowing and strengthening theories behind ballet to create long, lean, flexible muscles and the healing principles of physiotherapy to create a pain free body. Exercises are performed standing, sitting, and on the floor. 

  • Gentle Stretch: a slower, relaxed, full-body stretch workout that focuses on increasing mobility, flexibility, and relieving chronic aches, pains, and joint stiffness. Routines have the option of being done seated or with the support of a chair. There will be no floor work in this class. Ideal for those who are beginning to exercise after a long sedentary period.

 New Spring 2019 Schedule

Essentrics full semester (12 classes) paid in advance is $144.  A second class of Essentrics or Yoga is $100.   If you want to take a Tai Chi class as your second class in the Meditative Arts Program, it would be $144. Individual classes in Essentrics are $15 each.  First class is FREE for new students.

Essentrics® Stretch: 9:00 a.m.
Gentle Essentrics®: 10:30 a.m.

  • May 28
  • June 4, 11, 18, 25
  • July 2, 9, 15, 23, 30
  • August 6, 13

Essentrics® Mix: 10:30 a.m.
Essentrics® Stretch: 6:15 p.m.

  • May 30
  • June 6, 13, 20, 27
  • July 11, 18, 25
  • August 1, 8, 15, 22

KayAparo smKay Aparo is a certified NY Teacher and a Level 2 Essentrics/Classical Stretch Instructor. She is dedicated to teaching others how to rebalance, tone, and strengthen their bodies through Essentrics. Her intention is to help students become stronger, healthier and more energized so that they may enjoy all their favorite physical activities no matter what their age or fitness level.

For more information please contact Kay at 631-885-0907.