"Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail" - Charles F. Kettering

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Specials at Synergy


$59 per month for MONTHLY UNLIMITED

IN DECEMBER AND JANUARY limited to the first 50 people who sign up through each studio!!!

If you take just 4 or more classes per month this deal is for YOU!

** Special can be purchased online through our website Click here for our website or in person at the studio on Friday, November 29th or Monday, December 2nd **

Other details:

For Clients NEW to Monthly Unlimited
Set up for two autodraft payments of $59 each drafted on December 3, 2013 and January 3, 2014
Dates non-changeable
Other active class passes will be placed on hold during this time
Cannot be combined with Small Business Saturday Deal purchase one or the other


We're excited to present another special DEAL this weekend supporting Small Business Saturday, November 30, 2013!

20% off all regularly priced Class packages online

Use code SMALLBIZ at check out or stop in at the studios (8:30 am - 12 noon in Steele Creek and 10 am -12 noon in Rock Hill only) online purchase available all day only on Saturday, November 30th!! Remember if purchasing online use the code SMALLBIZ upon check out.

 **only one per person and cannot be combined with Black Friday/Cyber Monday $59 unlimited monthly deal

Supporting small businesses is important for building our communities as they are the backbone of America. Did you know small businesses are the largest employers in North and South Carolina? AND at Synergy Yoga Wellness we are owned by local owners who have lived and worked in our communities for years, operated by and most of our instructors and staff are local community members. We have a vested interest in your well-being as we are your neighbors, our kids go to school with your kids, we shop where you shop, we care about YOU and our community. Please pass this email and special on to others in our community and BUY LOCAL! It matters.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


Sometimes I feel like yoga is a foreign language. Oh wait. It is. Yoga dates back to about 4500 years ago, when Sanskrit was the language of choice in the part of the world where yoga began. Sanskrit is now what they call a “dead” language, because we don’t actually speak it. Such has been the fate of Latin, as well.  But au contraire, mon frère (French is derived from Latin!), I believe that Sanskrit is alive and kicking in the 21st century.

Recently, a yoga clothing store had the word “Brahmacharya” emblazoned on the front of its cute little shopping bags. Although there is a clever explanation on the side of the bag, I can’t help but wonder how many people never make it there because they get stuck on the word itself. There are so many yoga terms that make me feel like, “Man, I can’t pronounce it, let alone get to the place where I can understand it.”  Well, I think if we can “push past our edge,” as I say to my students in class, we can start to understand how this tongue-twister of a word applies to our lives.

Brahmacharya = nonexcess. Here’s a prime example of how NOT to do this:

My husband has nicknamed me the “chocolate monster.” If this delicious treat enters our house, in any form, it’s gone in one day. He doesn’t get any. I try to tell him the dog ate it or “the early bird catches the worm,” but he doesn’t buy any of that nonsense. I know eating an entire pint of chocolate chocolate chip ice cream is not the best choice, but I can’t resist. Of course, I don’t feel too well after, and wonder why I did it. How about I just slowly savor a small bowl, and have my body be satisfied? In going beyond that point, eating and its effects are no longer enjoyable.   

But nonexcess does not just relate to sweets. We can overdo life as well. In America we tend to “go big or go home.” I think, in our culture, excess makes us feel safe and important. We drive big cars to protect us on the road, work long hours to feel productive (thank you, smartphone, for making the workday 24 hours!), juggle so many people to feel like we are somebody to someone, and race from place to place to feel busy. In the end, we just end up running ourselves into the ground, and sometimes, we can’t even stop at THAT point. The more we have and do, the more secure we feel. Excess fills an emotional need for us. We have to be everything to everyone. I fall into this trap, time and time again.

I guess the whole point of Brahmacharya, for me, is to work on just being ok with saying “when.” It’s hard to do that, but excess never works for me. I drive myself crazy trying to keep up, and I end up not being able to do it all anyway.

I am working on it………thank you yoga. Namaste.   

Monday, March 25, 2013

Synergy is here!

We're excited to announce our new name and logo as Synergy Yoga Wellness, Corporation. You'll start seeing it around the studio and around town. Both NC Yoga and our new location in Rock Hill (opening in April 2013) will transition under the Synergy Yoga umbrella. 

To us Yoga is an experience of pure Synergy.  It's when the mind, body, and spirit connect in concert with each other in an effort to unveil one's true self and purpose. Our staff, classes, workshops, and trainings promote this Synergy and wholeness of internal harmony, emotional development, and physical wellbeing. We share a vision that our clients become their personal Synergistic best in every area of their lives no matter what age or phase of life they are in.

It's going to be an exciting year with awesome instructors, more workshops, community outreach, 200-hour yoga teacher training, etc. Thank you for your continued support during this transition!  See you on the mat! 

Peace and Light,

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Look to the Left

This past weekend while at a birthday celebration, I met a couple named Brad and Carol. I couldn't help but catch their vibrant energy as they laughed, smiled, talked, and danced together. I was curious about their story, so I asked Brad. The first thing he said is this “Sara, I love her. The day we met at this party, I walked in and decided to look Left instead of looking straight forward and there she was.” She was different than anyone he had ever been with. They've been together ever since, which was 3-years ago

Before meeting Carol, Brad defined himself as being a “player”, in and out of relationships that offered no substance. Then after years in this experience he woke up to the fact that this wasn't who he really was and he wasn't living the way he wanted to. He then made the conscious decision to change his behaviors and focus. So that day he walked into that room at the party he opened his eyes and heart to expanding his horizons in new directions. He said the last several years with Carol hasn't always been bliss, they've had their challenges but he loves her even more because as they weather each storm their love grows. He knows without a doubt he is in the relationship he’s meant to live in and told me privately he has plans to ask her to marry him by the holidays.

We all have the ability to live the life we are meant to live. Bring awareness into the body, mind, and Spirit then listen to the Light inside, this will be your guide. Stay connected to the present, doesn't mean don’t have a vision for your life. Set goals that match your life’s desires, stay focused on your vision, and create a plan. For example, describe the person YOU want to be in a relationship, describe the person you’re looking for, and then move in a direction towards meeting that person. Unclench thoughts of worry for the future, when you worry you clutter your mind with some sort of drama that more than likely won’t ever happen. Let go of hurts from the past, this is a new day, a new person, a new event, history will only repeat itself if you’re not Listening. In a passage in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra’s it reads when you are inspired by your life, you are In Spirit. When you are In Spirit you are connected and present with your life and will KNOW the direction to move in and the people and events to connect with. Just for today, EXPAND, mix the orange juice and mango juice together, be the first to say hello to a stranger, take a dance lesson with your significant other, go to lunch with someone at work who you think is different from you, take your child out for ice cream at “dinner” time, start the cake decorating business you've dreamed of. And above all next time you walk into a room look to the left, right, or behind, see what you find. You might be surprised; your vision is possible.

Listen and move forward! Your life is an occasion, rise to it and SHINE! Be your best while you’re here!

-By Sara Cain