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SXSW MINDBODY events
Fitness
Published Sunday Feb 10, 2019 by Devin Dilday

10 MINDBODY Events You Can’t Miss at SXSW

Yoga
Pilates
Kickboxing
Meditation
Bootcamp
Barre

Calling all creative professionals! Are you ready to descend on Austin for the annual SXSW Conference? From film to music, comedy and more, we are packing our bags— and our yoga mats—for the *best* interactive experience Texas has to offer. 

If you’re headed to SXSW, here’s our hit list of can’t miss MINDBODY events that can elevate your wellness game at the ultimate educational + experiential extravaganza. See y’all soon! 

 

Win some pretty cool stuff!

MINDBODY Austin Checklist 
FRIDAY, MARCH 8TH - MONDAY, MARCH 18TH
Here’s our checklist! 

Are you ready to win the ultimate MINDBODY SXSW giveaway while exploring #Austin? Follow @mindbody on Instagram and share a picture at one of our checklist spots to be entered to win a $200 gift card to any MINDBODY studio, $200 gift card to Outdoor Voices and two tickets to any Wanderlust event. Check out all the details here
INSTAGRAM: @mindbody | @outdoorvoices | @wanderlust 

 

Meet us at the barre. 

barre3 Austin

MINDBODY SXSW - Private Class @ Barre3 Austin 
SATURDAY, MARCH 9TH
Start Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Barre3 Austin
Price: FREE! 
Reserve your spot
Inspired by barre, yoga, and Pilates, balance your body (and mind) at this private 60-minute class. All levels are welcome, space is limited, and class participants will receive MINDBODY swag. 
INSTAGRAM: @barre3austin

 

Reimagine your Sunday Funday.

wanderlust yoga event

MINDBODY + Wanderlust Sunday Moves
SUNDAY, MARCH 10TH

Start Time: 10:30-11:30 am
Location: Republic Square 
Price: FREE! 
Reserve your spot or just come and get your flow on! 
Grab your crew because we’ve teamed up with Wanderlust and Dance House Fitness to bring you an exclusive one-of-a-kind outdoor mindful movement workout experience in the heart of downtown Austin. Start your day with off strong with a 30-minute vinyasa flow led by @salty.zozo, followed by a fierce 45-minute dance/fitness workout with @thefitista. First 100 attendees will receive a zen-worthy swag package! After your workout, enjoy local vendors, MINDBODY treats, photo ops and more. 
INSTAGRAM: @mindbody | @wanderlustyogaatx | @dancehousefitness

 

Score solid gold. 

Golden Hour meditation event

Pure Golden Hour - A Sunset Mass Meditation with the Big Quiet
SUNDAY, MARCH 10TH
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Long Center for the Performing Arts 
Price: FREE! (21+ event)
Join us for an ahh-mazing SXSW mindful meditation event with performances by Miguel, Bishop Briggs, and Cautious Clay. Say what?! After your practice, sip on Michelob Ultra Pure Gold, socialize and groove to sounds by DJ Captain Planet.  
INSTAGRAM: @michelobultra | @thebigquiet 

 

Attend our SXSW panel! 

wellness tech panel sxsw

Tech In Your Wellness Routine 
SUNDAY, MARCH 10TH
Time: 2:00 pm 
Location: Palmer Events Center Wellness Expo Stage 
Price: Included with Music, Platinum, Film, Interactive Badge | Free with SXSW Guest Pass
How will the constant innovation of technology truly influence and impact our wellness? Our very own Mariah McFarland will lead this compelling conversation with thought leaders from Strava, Garmin, and Google
INSTAGRAM: @mindbody | @strava | @garmin | @google


Get hooked on a feeling. 

align austin kickboxing

MINDBODY SXSW - Boxing 
MONDAY, MARCH 11TH
Time: 9:00 am
Location: ALIGN
Price: FREE!
Reserve your spot
Be ready to learn some seriously impressive skills in the ring while getting a killer workout at this boutique fitness collective. All levels are welcome, space is limited, and class participants will receive MINDBODY swag.
INSTAGRAM: @align

 

Make new moves. 

dancer's shape

MINDBODY SXSW - Shape 
MONDAY, MARCH 11TH
Time:
10:45 am
Location: Dancer’s Shape 
Price: FREE!
Reserve your spot 
Discover this go-to Austin studio for a low-impact workout that utilizes the ballet barre while working everything from your core to major muscle groups. All levels are welcome, space is limited, and class participants will receive MINDBODY swag. 

 

Power up your Pilates. 

pure pilates

MINDBODY SXSW - Sculpt Megaformer 
TUESDAY, MARCH 12TH 
Time: 12:00 pm 
Location: Pure Pilates Austin 
Price: FREE! 
Reserve your spot
Get that feel good burn and tone your muscles during Pure Pilates Austin’s signature 45-minute full-body fitness class. All levels are welcome, space is limited, and class participants will receive MINDBODY swag. 
INSTAGRAM: @purepilatesaustin 

 

Show everyone you’re hardcore.

solidcore austin

SXSW x [solidcore] by MINDBODY
TUESDAY, MARCH 12TH 
Time: 2:00 pm 
Location: [solidcore] Austin 
Price: FREE! 
Reserve your spot
A 50-minute full-body workout, learn to control your movements while getting leaner and longer at this intimate Austin studio. All levels are welcome, space is limited, and class participants will receive MINDBODY swag. 
INSTAGRAM: @solidcore 

 

Hustle for that muscle!

outdoor voices austin

Outdoor Voices Hustle with MINDBODY + Dance House Fitness
SATURDAY, MARCH 16TH

Time: 9:30 am
Location: Outdoor Voices Flagship 
Price: FREE but space is limited!
Reserve your spot
Kick off your Saturday by sweating in style! Featuring a killer 60-minute dance/fitness workout led by Dance House Fitness on the lawn, make the most of your Austin morning at OV’s flagship shop. Don’t forget to BYOMat. 
INSTAGRAM: @ovaustin | @dancehousefitness


Want the *official* MINDBODY SXSW scoop? Check out @mindbody on Instagram or visit mindbody.io/engage/austin for all the details! 
 

Devin Dilday MINDBODY
Written by
Devin Dilday
Social Media Manager
About the author
Social butterfly by nature, it's no wonder Devin found her niche in the social media and marketing industry. As a native San Diegan, Devin loves spending time at the beach and dining at local hot spots. When she's not working, you can find her at a Pilates, barre or yoga class.
Yoga sleep tips MINDBODY
Wellness
Published Wednesday Sep 18, 2019 by Amber Scriven

4 Yoga Poses for a Better Night’s Sleep

Yoga
Personal Growth
Expert Advice

We’ve all had sleepless nights. It’s the worst! Watching the wee hours of morning tick away. Wishing we could slip into a restful sleep before our alarm goes off . The frustrating feeling of knowing exactly how many minutes there are before you need to be up. Then, struggling through a heavy relentless morning filled with self-medicating coffee runs, and a tired, snappy version of yourself dragging through the day. 

There’s no one miracle cure for insomnia because there are so many reasons for not being able to sleep. Many people, however, find relief by curbing stress right before bed. One way to do that is with a few choice yoga stretches that mellow you out by encouraging your Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS) to ignite your bodies “rest and digest” cycles. This is the opposite of the “fight or flight” system that helps you race away from oncoming tigers, or other more urban “dangers.”  

Here are a few shapes that calm the nervous system and decrease adrenaline in the body to help you rest and ultimately sleep better. 
 

Legs-Up-the-Wall

This is a super simple way to relax right before bed, or even from the comfort of your bed. Pushing your legs up the wall helps move the lymph and blood out of your feet using gravity, this, in turn, means your heart doesn’t need to work as hard to pump it back up. Thus, things get a little quieter in your cardiovascular system helping to soothe your body into a sense of softness.

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Legs-Up-the-Wall

This is a super simple way to relax right before bed, or even from the comfort of your bed. Pushing your legs up the wall helps move the lymph and blood out of your feet using gravity, this, in turn, means your heart doesn’t need to work as hard to pump it back up. Thus, things get a little quieter in your cardiovascular system helping to soothe your body into a sense of softness.

Supported Bridge (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)

This shape uses the same idea as Legs-Up-the-Wall. It calms by inverting your hips above your heart, but it also stretches your neck and chest open for tension relief. The muscles can open and let go of anything they are holding onto. It also opens your lungs and diaphragm, which allows you to breathe more deeply, and that oxygen is a calmant.

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Supported Bridge (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)

This shape uses the same idea as Legs-Up-the-Wall. It calms by inverting your hips above your heart, but it also stretches your neck and chest open for tension relief. The muscles can open and let go of anything they are holding onto. It also opens your lungs and diaphragm, which allows you to breathe more deeply, and that oxygen is a calmant.

Child’s Pose (Balasana)

Folding forward in Child’s Pose works a little differently. It still opens the lungs (from the upper back), but it requires you to turn inwards. You could bring your hands by your sides for a more restorative version of the shape, and resting your head to one side or the other is often more comfortable. Alternatively, try resting your forehead on a block or the floor, and use that surface to massage the space between your eyebrows. This triggers an acupressure point between your eyebrows that stimulates the pineal gland to encourage a melatonin response. Melatonin is the hormone our bodies produce when it gets dark that tells us to go to sleep!

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Child’s Pose (Balasana)

Folding forward in Child’s Pose works a little differently. It still opens the lungs (from the upper back), but it requires you to turn inwards. You could bring your hands by your sides for a more restorative version of the shape, and resting your head to one side or the other is often more comfortable. Alternatively, try resting your forehead on a block or the floor, and use that surface to massage the space between your eyebrows. This triggers an acupressure point between your eyebrows that stimulates the pineal gland to encourage a melatonin response. Melatonin is the hormone our bodies produce when it gets dark that tells us to go to sleep!

Reclined Bound Angle (Supta Baddha Konasana)

Use a couple pillows for this one! Pop one under your knees, one under your head or upper back, along your spine, and under your hands.Then, get ready to  fall asleep there. Let everything get heavy and drippy and start to think about that weighted sensation in your feet, slowly bring your attention up your body making each body part heavier and heavier as you go. This is a version of Yoga Nidra Meditation and it is extremely relaxing—but you must go slowly. 


So, there you have it! A few ideas from yoga, science, and acupressure to help you get some much-deserved ZZZ’s. 
 

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Reclined Bound Angle (Supta Baddha Konasana)

Use a couple pillows for this one! Pop one under your knees, one under your head or upper back, along your spine, and under your hands.Then, get ready to  fall asleep there. Let everything get heavy and drippy and start to think about that weighted sensation in your feet, slowly bring your attention up your body making each body part heavier and heavier as you go. This is a version of Yoga Nidra Meditation and it is extremely relaxing—but you must go slowly. 


So, there you have it! A few ideas from yoga, science, and acupressure to help you get some much-deserved ZZZ’s. 
 

Amber Scriven Acupuncturist
Written by
Amber Scriven
Acupuncturist | Yoga Teacher
About the author
A busy acupuncturist, yoga teacher and trainer, Amber has actively worked in the wellness industry for over 10 years. For her, yoga is a form of health care that she uses alongside acupuncture in the form of retreats, injury rehabilitation, and pain relief. Amber is renowned for building emotional strength while cultivating physical health.