Relax, Restore, and Recharge

Are you feeling stuck? Are you ready to break through the obstacles keeping you from your goals? Do you want to obtain positive practice tools to begin living with more intention and mindfulness?

Relax, Restore, and Recharge is a weekend of yoga and mindfulness with Haley DiBiase, founder of HMD Wellness, and me!

During the retreat, we will detox and nourish your body, mind, and spirit with local, delicious healthy meals, supportive yoga classes, and the great outdoors. We will work on calming, focusing, and observing your mind to help map your goals and break through current obstacles you are facing.

While the weekend is sure to cause essential shifts, you will also leave with new friends and a support network that you can look to for assistance and to keep you accountable for the commitments you made at the retreat.
Each day we will provide guidance and support on intention setting and self care to help you create a life you love, while also ensuring you get the most out of your lake escape.

Weekend includes:
-Lakeside housing
-4 fresh, healthy locally sourced meals cooked on site -2 hour SUP yoga (weather depending) at Canandaigua Sailbording
-Campire and S’mores (weather depending)
-Vinyasa Yoga Classes
-Mindfulness Meditations
-Acro Yoga play
-Every yogi will leave refreshed with a vision board and an action plan to acheive their goals!

Sample Itinerary:
11:00 am: Welcome Lunch
12:00-4:00 pm: Vision Meditation, Vision Boards, Goals work
4:00-6:00 pm: Yoga Class, Acroyoga play
6pm: Dinner
Campfire and s’mores (Weather Depending)

9 am: Morning meditation
10:30 am: SUP Yoga
1:00 pm: Brunch
Goals work
Yoga and Meditation
Acroyoga play
ALL are welcome!

For more information and pricing, please email:

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POP for joy: Exploring Safe Progressions for Dynamic TransitionsFit2bWell

Saturday, March 4, 2017

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Mucsle Is Motive Athletics

600 W Manlius St,

East Syracuse, New York 13057

Pops and dynamic transitions can be very fun but also scary if attempted without safe progressions. Dr. Joanne Wu will come back to Syracuse MIM to help you explore Level 1 pops that will help you feel strong and silly at the same time.

Thanks Ali Young and Patrick Dibello for assisting to teach!

No partner necessary. You must have either completed last workshop in Syracuse on spins in January or have had at least 4mo of experience in Acro with the following proficiency:

1.) Free bird
2.) Free back bird
3.) Star 30 seconds
4.) Straddle bat
5.) 10 pushups modified
6.) 30 seconds hollow body hold

Feel free to email/fb if questions.

Class is: $15 general prepaid / $10 for students prepaid / $20 at door general. Paypal:

Class structure will include acrofit conditioning to help you gain power and strength for your acrobatic play!

See you there!

Beat the Heat with Standup Paddleboard Yoga meets Bootcamp: Grove Juice Truck after!

Thursday September 1,2016 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Outer Harbor Buffalo

225 Fuhrmann Blvd

Buffalo, NY 14203

Tickets Available HERE


Got a case of the Mondays? Want to meet the heat this summer while still workout and stay strong outdoors?

This class is for you. Come with a friend or meet new ones as you explore the calm gentle waters of Outer Harbor Buffalo.

Sup Yoga challenges your core while you explore common hatha yoga poses. Harness your cardio power as you paddle around the waters. Bootcamp to motivating beats will get you to keep your muscles strong and lean before fresh juice from the Grove Juice truck will excite you after. Come alone or bring a friend. The community by the water is truly magical. Don’t miss!

$25 includes your board rental, experienced instruction, and fresh juice after!

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Buffalove Sweat & Stretch: Art of Thai & Fly with Aligned Progressions and Anatomy of Acro Therapeutics

Thursday, August 11, 2016 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Yoga Parkside

2 Wallace Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14214

Tickets Available HERE

My friend Eleanor and I have a great treat for you! Free dessert to bring home after for sweet endings!

This workshop is a wonderful way for you explore Acroyoga and bodywork safely.! What happens when Thai meets Fly? That’s right, not all acrobatics need to be sports, it can be quite therapeutic. This format is designed for you to learn more about your anatomy, and how to help it heal with the sports that we do in our life.

We will begin with a short yoga practice, then move onto acro therapeutic foundation training, to progress to Thai bodywork possibilities. Whether you have done acroyoga or not, we will guide you through anatomy variation considerations, and allow you to move energetically together to break a sweat, but to also nourish your joints, muscles and your mind.

This class is great when combined with the vinyasa class at YogaVibe that starts at 6pm or the acrojam. Or consider coming just for this. Beginner friendly workshop. No partner needed. Bring a friend or be prepared to meet new ones.

$20 includes dessert to bring home and wonderful experienced knowledge. Can’t beat!

A special price for Yoga Parkside Teachers, $10. Use code YPteacher

A special price for Yoga Teachers in Buffalo. $15. Use code


About Eleanor:

Eleanor is a mover. She has been teaching yoga since 2006, and practicing yoga since the age of six! As a child and teen she was a competitive swimmer. After college she began mountaineering and fell in love with acrobatics and dancing. Recently, primal movement training has transformed how she moves.

A seeker of self understanding, Eleanor studied Early Developmental Psychology and after college spent considerable time in a Buddhist Monastery. She continues striving to deepen a personal practice and mindfulness. Her dedication to serve took her to Central America for three years, and India for two years, where she worked with children and created projects helping local communities. After 5 years learning, growing, and serving she returned to Baltimore and continued academic studies in Psychology, and Nutrition.

In 2010, she began working as a senior instructor and mentor during Yoga Teacher Trainings (YTT). And in 2011, although still based in Baltimore, she began traveling part time teaching workshops and modules for advanced YTTs. In 2014, she opened a second office on the West Coast offering structural treatment in two locations and expanding her clinical practice. Commuting between coasts so often was the inspiration for a fully nomadic lifestyle, and in late 2014 she got a (large) storage locker and a (medium) sized suitcase….. and has been a nomad since!

Still full time on the road, she co creates beauty with her partner Derek. Their mutual love of good food, movement, and play is nourishment to fuel the travel!


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Family Yoga Funhouse: Imagination with AcroPlay

Saturday, July 23, 2016 10:00am to 12:00pm

Muscle Is Motive Athletics

600 W Manlius St
East Syracuse, New York 13057


Connect as a family over fitness and stay in shape over the summer! Make it fun and playful with some Acroyoga. Beyond flying and playing, we will explore creative ways to fill the space and help your imagination guide you to new heights.

6+ over children only. Can come alone or parents can join in on the programming. We will help you bond and laugh while moving our bodies to improve our health.

Pre pay – $20 to via paypal.Com

At the door – $30

Open levels. No prior experience necessary.

Teachers: Sally Safadi and Dr. Joanne Wu

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Slacro meets AY Montreal with Acroyoga Fit PreGames

Saturday, July 23, 2016 12:45pm to 4:00pm

Muscle Is Motive Athletics
600 W Manlius Street
Syracuse, NY 13057

Join Team Willco and Fit2bWell in this combo of AYFit Pregames then Slacro meets AYMontreal Acro workshop!

You can come to tbe Pregames 12:45pm-1:45pm or the workshop from 2-4pm only. The best deal is to come to both to get strong and take your acro practice to new heights.

Team Willco will teach the workshop with Dr. Joanne Wu assisting and Dr. Joanne Wu will lead the AYFit pregames.

Workshop format brings together the strengths of two acro training traditions. Being a YogaSlacker means finding stillness in unstable situations, whether on a slackline or with a partner (or in life!). Montreal Acro is all about creativity; emanating from a background of acrobatic dance and ashtanga yoga, it invites exploratory improvisation and encourages practitioners to play with movement.

Join us to explore a flow inspired in both of these AcroYoga traditions and complete it with your own exploration. This workshop is for those with some acro experience and the desire to follow your instincts.

Pre pay- $2 for conditioning class / $20 for workshop to

At the door- $5 conditioning class / $30 workshop

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Free Sunset & Sip Barre Yoga at Canalside 7pm with Plank Off /Squat Hold / Burpee Long PreGames 6:40pm

Friday, July 22, 2016 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Canalside Buffalo

44 Prime Street

Buffalo, NY 14202

No ticket necessary!

It’s free and it’s fabulous fun. Can’t beat that this summer! Drink specais at Liberty Hound just for us after to cap it all off for a delightful ending. Come with a friend or be prepared to meet new ones. Community ROCKS!

Join Lululemon Ambassadors Chris, Gia, Rachel and Joanne along with Revolution Cycling power teammates Lauren and Mandy as they help you stay fit this summer with this awesome fusion format program to help you cross train safe, smart and strong!

Come for one program or come to both. We encourage both for maximal sweat and power.


Chris from Nickel City Cross Fit and Lauren and Mandy from Revolution Cycling will be the main coaches for this program. All three events will go on at the same time. 1.) Plank challege, 2.) Squat Challenge. 3.) Burpee Challenge

Form matters. Alignment solid. The longer you can do these the closer you will be champ.

Winner takes all challenge in each category: Free week bundle pass to Nickel City Cross Fit, Revolution Cycling, Barre Centric AND East Meets West Yoga plus drink certificate to Liberty Hound. CAN’t BEAT!


Rachel and Gia from Barre Centric and Joanne from Fit2BWell, Revolution Cycling, East Meets West and LongBoards at the Beach will partner up again to offer you Barre and Yoga program. Barre will lengthen, tone and strengthen your whole body and yoga will help you stretch and savor the sunset through mind/body flow.

Free raffle for Fit2bWell water bottles and $5 coupon for LongBoards at the Beach classes with Joanne at Outer Harbor.

Drink Specials and Discounts at Liberty Hound to follow just for us. We will have glow sticks and coupons as vouchers.

Live music, great beats, good vibes, awesome people, fantastic energy. TGIF!

Happy Hour Sweat Sesh Special: PaddleFit meets Yoga

Monday, July 11 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Outer Harbor Buffalo

225 Fuhrmann Blvd

Buffalo, NY 14203

Tickets Available HERE 

Got a case of the Mondays?

Let the Outer Harbor scenery and the calm water view melt it away. Join us for another fun power hour and savor a drink on us from the Pointe after! Dr. Joanne Wu is helping you inspire movement for healthful living.

Paddle fitness is a way for us to use the Stand Up Paddle board to train our core, our entire body, and our heart rate! We will paddle and perform strengthening focused exercises on the board as well as paddle around the area to enjoy the Outer Harbor Wilkeson point. After, we will set up a special yoga session right by the beautiful gazebo to relaxing music produced by local artist Kurt Ebsary of Leaky Ledge Studios. 75min never went by so fast. You will sweat, smile and savor not only because you worked out, but you met new friends and enjoyed nature!

$25 includes drink, paddleboard rental, and formal instruction. Ticket URL is listed in FB event


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Surf & Turf with Fit2bWell at LongBoards Outer Harbor

Monday, June 27, 2016 9:00pm to 11:00pm

Longboards at the Beach & Longboards Paddle Co.

Tickets Available HERE 

Summer is sizzling in Buffalove Waterfront. Where will you be to get your sweat on?

Excited to partner up and join the LongBoards at the Beach team this year to bring in a new annual series of Surf&Turf.
We will be working together for 1/2 paddle on water, 1/2 land exercises that will challenge your core while helping you discover, play, and explore the waters at Outer Harbor!

All classes will be on Mondays. $25 each will get you formal instruction in small groups max 12 people, board rental for workout, and a free drink coupon at the refreshment shack after!

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SUP = Stand Up Paddle Board. Great way to enjoy the waters of WNY.

Duration of class: 75min
Dates / Format of Class (Surf with Turf) / Times are:

6/20 / SUP Yoga with Barre / 6pm (RESCHEDULED for WEATHER)
6/27 / SUP Yoga with Barre / 6pm
7/4 / SUP Yoga with Acrobatic Yoga Fit / 9am
7/11 / PaddleFit with PiYo / 6pm
7/18 / SUP Yoga with Bootcamp / 6pm
8/15 /SUP Yoga with Hoopfit Yoga / 6pm
9/5 / SUP Yoga with Rev&Roll / 9am

Rev&Roll is a combination of a joyous bike ride plus bike intervals followed by stretching on the bike

Acrobatic Yoga Fit is a combination of Acroyoga and Partner Fitness.

Hoopfit Yoga is a combination of hoop yoga, hoop dance and using hoop as a tool to help strengthen your core and cardio.


Bring your sneakers, a towel, a change of clothing, flip flops. If you own a bike, bring your own for 9/5 or we will give additional info on how to rent a bike for that day at the Outer Harbor. Bring your own yoga mat for land based fitness portions of the program if you desire but I will also have extras.


Not available on Mondays? No problem. I will be available for private parties and classes for Paddle Fitness. Simply email me at or contact Nancy Maisano at LongBoards

For more about:

Dr. Joanne Wu /
LongBoards at the Beach /