SUP Fit & Flow Twirls for Hoop Fitness

Monday, August 15, 2016 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Outer Harbor Buffalo

225 Fuhrmann Blvd

Buffalo, NY 14203

Tickets Available HERE 

hink hooping is just for the young at heart? Who doesn’t laugh when they remind themselves of the joy of this fun exercise?

Hoop Fitness is a great way to work on balance, cardio and coordination. You can use the hoop for yoga, pilates, barre and dance exercises to infuse weight training for the midline and for your limbs. We will start out with Paddleboard (SUP) fitness focused on yoga stretching and foundational yoga moves on the board. Then we will play with a hoop in guided exercise that will help you shine strong. 1/2 of the class will be on paddle in water, the other 1/2 will be on land. Surf & Turf with us this summer by the waterfront!

$25 for formal instruction, a free wine/beer/nonalcoholic drink during after class social and board rental. Bring your friends! Share a laugh and untangle your case of your Mondays.

For more about Dr. Joanne Wu and Fit2bWell, visit:

CounterBalance with Standing Acro Foundations

Monday, August 8, 2016 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Yoga Parkside

2 Wallace Ave

Buffalo, NY 14214

Tickets Available HERE 

Ever want to learn to fly with a partner? Acro Yoga is more than just dynamic transitions and it does not have to be high level for it to be fun and creative. Join experienced registered yoga teacher and AcroYoga Fit teacher Dr. Joanne Wu and Rainbow Kids certified Yoga teacher Jeanna Duarte Schwartz in this open level extravaganza.

We will start with Group yoga fun and then learn the concept of counterbalance. Teaching you anatomy of play, as well as aligned progressions in an intimate small group atmosphere.

Donations based. Full of love and support event.

For more about Dr. Joanne Wu, check out:

For more about Jeanna Duarte Schwartz, check out her instagram at:

Rev up your Power to the Next Level: Triple Play with Ride, Run, TRXyoga

Saturday, July 9 at 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Revolution Buffalo
1716 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14209

Cross training during the summer is a great way to REV up your Power! Join us for this amazing version of TRI workout!

This is a the first of a series of collaborative events with myself, my Revolution Cycling team and Melina at Next Level Run! We are offering a 90min special workout featuring three legs: 30min of Rev Ride on the amazing LeMond Bikes, followed by an option of 30min run clinic or TRX yoga class, then the group will wrap up with a nice Rev Down Yoga stretch that will leave you glowing with sweat and smiles!

$25 only, and it includes coaching from Melina and myself, 1 drink from Ashkers Juice, 1 free class pass to REV, and 1 free class pass for a run class at Next Level.

Tickets can be purchased at Revolution Cycling LLC on Mind/Body at:

After ticket purchase, please email me at: with your choice of either TRXyoga or Run Clinic to reserve your spot! Seats are limited.

For more about:

Dr. Joanne Wu /
Melina Buck /
Revolution Cycling /

Hikyoga™ Xfit Fusion with Bootcamp and Brews at TRATA

Sunday, June 19, 2016 10:30am to 12:00pm

Cobbs Hill Park

1550 Highland Ave

Rochester, NY

Tickets Available HERE 

Sip, Savor and Sweat with Nicole from HikYoga and Joanne Fit2bWell (check her out at!. We will hike through Cobbs Hill Park and reservoir while making stops to enjoy some yoga, bootcamp core essentials, partner conditioning, and parkour inspired xfit elements. We will finish off with a special treat on us at TRATA with a beer flight on us. Treat yourself! You deserve it! Bring a friend, a family member, or come prepared to meet new community members. No prior experience necessary. Let’s enjoy this adventure together!

No need to bring your mats, just bring water, comfortable shoes, and be ready to have a good time!

Class starts promptly at 10:30. Come ready to power up!

Parking info: We will in the parking lot next to Lake Riley Lodge
Adventures last forever! .. Can’t wait to explore together!

Donation-Based DJ REV Down Yoga meets AYfit: 90min Sweat Sesh Saturday

Saturday, March 26,2016


Revolution Buffalo

1716 Main Street

Buffalo, NY 14209

Tickets Available HERE 

Spring has sprung! Want some fun ways to get yourself stronger and leaner for the summer while doing something great for your community?

This event will bring you a 45min open levels yoga flow followed by 45min AYFit. AYFit is a community fitness program developed by, and designed to build smart, toned, coordinated muscles in a safe, fun & progressive environment. AYfit is about working individually and with partners to build smart, intelligent muscles with acrobatic body weight exercises. Success is measured by how skillfully & efficiently we support people.

AYFit is a balanced, progressive training for spirit, mind and body. Currently, there are around 275 AYfit trainers around the global. The AYFit system will contribute to strength and endurance, as well as assist in creating stability and integrity around the joints to help correct muscle imbalances. AYFit Trainers are instructed in how to share the system of fitness at the appropriate level of each participant.

This event is capped to 21 people. Sign up early. $2 to commit your spot online.

Live music with local DJ with provide pumped up energy for the event. There is a community social after with drinks and healthy snacks provided.

ALL donations go to Yogis in Service. Yogis in Service is a non-profit organization located in Buffalo, New York. Nearly 100% of our donations go directly to providing yoga, for free, to our community. For more about Yogis in Service, please go to:

More about Joanne Wu MD, E-RYT, CHHC, CET: Joanne currently teaches REV+yoga Tues 6pm and TRXyoga 6am at REV@Jada. Outside of her experience in spinning, yoga, medicine and health coaching, she is a certified AYFit teacher, and Acroyoga JAMbassador. Follow her on instagram @drjoannewuyoga or check out her website

Align2Fly: Anatomy of Acroyoga and Foundations of Flight Fitness

Sunday, March 13 2:30pm to 4:30pm

East Meets West Yoga Studio

1736 Elmwood Ave

Buffalo, NY 14207

Tickets Available HERE 

Align2Fly is a blend of acroyoga, alignment based yoga, partner functional fitness, core power fusion, counterbalance flows, non traditional duo conditioning, and love for flight.

Acroyoga is a fun way to challenge your body through elements of yoga and partner acrobatics to create a dynamic challenge filled with laughter.

This workshop series is designed for those who may be curious about acro asanas and flight foundations. There will be three over the course of 4 weeks. Dates are all Sundays 2:30-4:30pm: 2/21, 2/28, 3/13. Come to one or come to all!! I promise you a solid foundation to help you get going with anatomy and alignment in mind for safe play.

This series of three 2 hour “level 1/2” clinic series can be taken individually, non-sequentially. However, after all three sessions, you will develop an appreciation and have a foundation to safe and powerful flights that will be flowing and fun.

No partner necessary. This will be a great way to meet new people in your community while adding an exciting twist to your yoga practice. We will dissect anatomy while honing your connection with your asanas and your community.

Prices will be:

$20 per session / $55 for all three – cash or credit card via Mind/Body link above

COLLEGE and GRADUATE STUDENT PRICES: $15 cash eash session/ $30 all three


Dr. Joanne Wu is an integrative-holistic medicine and rehabilitation doctor who specializes in wellness. An experienced fitness and yoga teacher that is passionate about having others enjoy their fitness practice while moving towards their goals. Joanne is an AYFit teacher and Acroyoga JAMbassador. She is a yoga teacher at East Meets West, as well as many Upstate NY studios. For more on Joanne, visit

This workshop series will be assisted by Joanne’s friend, Acro partner and fellow Acroyoga JAMbassador Ben Madoff.

Introduction to Therapeutic Yoga Wall work shop

Monday, March 14, 2016 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Osteopathic Wellness Medicine of Western New York
235 S Elmwood Ave, Ste 120
Buffalo, New York 14201

Tickets Available HERE

Cost: $25 pre-registered, $30 at the door
Join Megan Callahan and Dr. Joanne Wu for this workshop, which is focused on rehabilitation and is good for those working through injuries or even yogis who would just like to take a gentler approach to their yoga practice. Strong emphasis will be on proper alignment of foundational postures.

The Great Yoga Wall is a modern, updated version of the “rope wall” first developed and refined by the late B.K.S Iyengar, the father of therapeutic yoga. Instead of using traditional ropes this innovative system uses more comfortable straps and slings. The Great Yoga Wall is an invaluable tool for those who are stiff, weak, or unable to attain a certain posture independently. It supports the body and reduces the weight placed joints and muscles. This support allows for proper development of each posture, core strength and stability. Using the rope wall can also deepen an existing practice. Since your body is anchored and supported by the straps you are able to stay in postures longer giving you the ability to refine your breathing and the posture itself. This amazing wall system, the only one in the city of Buffalo, can be a wonderful asset for you on the path of starting or expanding your practice. Please join us for our upcoming yoga wall workshops and feel the difference for yourself!


LIFT Acro Intensive Rochester / Buffalo

March 18-20, 2016

Aerial Arts of Rochester (Fri, Sat), Solrise Cultural Arts Center Buffalo (Sun)

More Information and Tickets Click Here 

Join experienced teachers Aaron Lind and Christine Moonbeam for a fun and educational weekend of partner acrobatics!

During the course of the weekend we will train the elemental building blocks of washing machines that spin horizontally and vertically, as well as building the foundations of dynamic acrobatics that use momentum to swing the flyer from pose to pose.

All Levels welcome! Progressions will allow beginners to feel degrees of sucess in the workshop.

Spotting, safety, and critical thinking about acrobatics will be key elements in addition to instruction given about the mechanics of partner acrobatic skills.


Friday night:
Lateral Spinning washing machines: Break down complex base foot work and flyer weight shifting for washing machines that spin on a horizontal axis. Propellor and Ninja Star will be used as examples of combinations of movement patterns that lead to further and more complex possibilities. Learn the mechanics that make up tricks to create your own!

Saturday afternoon:
Linear Spinning washing machines: Washing machines that spin on a vertical axis are fun, challenging, and lead the way to higher level material. Catherine’s Wheel progressions will be used as an example leading to further washing machines

Sunday afternoon:
Intro to Whips: Whips are are fast, exciting, swinging movements. Flyers will learn how to create pivots on various body parts and generate momentum. Bases will learn how to support momentum with precise knee and ankle movements. Whips require advanced spotting awareness, so learning how to spot will be a key feature of this class.

Lift School of Acrobatics is known for it’s methodical and progressive approach to acrobatics teaching, as well as a play and supportive learning environment.

A Great Yoga Weekend

It’s going to be a great weekend of Yoga! Get outside and enjoy the weather while it’s still great!

Friday, August 7th 8:00pm

Join Lululemon Ambassadors for a fun barre/yoga fusion sweat sesh down by the water while the sun sets. Canalside Buffalo 44 Prime St, Buffalo, New York 14202 This class will start with 40 minutes of Barre Centric’s signature fitness class to tone your muscles and tighten your core, followed by 40 minutes of yoga to stretch and lengthen your muscles and rejuvenate your mind. Glow sticks will be provided as the sun begins to set for a little bit of “Flow in the Dark” Yoga!

Saturday August 8th 10:00am to 11:30am

A celebration of Yoga in Rochester! Come open the Rochester Fitness Festival with the world’s oldest fitness discipline at the urban-cool confines of the ‘bowl’ at Manhattan Square in the heart of the city. Manhattan Square Park 353 Court St, Rochester, New York 14607

See you soon!

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