Most of our workshops are a great fit for the person who is seeking a healthier, happier life. In some cases, the ability to get up and down from the floor will be a prerequisite. Please inquire if you have concerns about that or are struggling with significant health issues before registering.
Currently, our most frequent programs are:
We feel it is important to create workshops where the layperson and the clinician can be in the same workshop and learn. The artificial barrier between client and professional is really not necessary in many cases. In an open, safe, and enjoyable environment, collaborative discovery takes place far richer than when we isolate by labels.
Movement Intelligence by Ruthy Alon
Bones for Life® is a comprehensive movement-based program for the health of the skeletal system. These enjoyable, fast-acting movement processes are:
- Intelligent fitness for safe and effective walking, running, weight training, dancing, yoga, Pilates, working in your garden, or cleaning your house.
- Postural training from the inside out.
- Personal ergonomics: Using yourself differently instead of just changing the environment.
- Anti osteoporosis/osteoarthritis: To a large degree, both of these dis-ease processes are driven by the ineffective movement and postural habits. Bone and joint health begin with quality, dynamic movement stimulation.
Bones for Life® classes systematically coach alignment throughout the body so that pressure from the ground provides the skeleton maximum benefits and minimal damage over a lifetime of use.
Take it for vitality, power, posture, and, yes, bone health! Read more about Bones for Life®.
Hours: Refer to each location.
Integral Human Gaittm Theory Workshops
Walking, more than just a functional outcome can be an unsurpassed tool for improving your quality of life. This course advances beyond the traditional study of walking and teaching you to develop, bit-by-bit, a gait pattern that serves you and your unique structure for whatever you want to do in your life.
Integral Human Gait™: Gait for Wild Human Potential Workshop
Using the sensory learning platforms of the Feldenkrais Method®, Bones For Life®, and Somatic Functional Mobilization™, we discover the functional relationship between peripheral and spinal joints and their unique movement patterns. You will discover the interplay of pressure and alignment through the use of the ground beneath your feet to answer these questions: What impact does gait have on my neck, shoulder, and upper/lower back health? Why is gait so important in my health and relieving chronic pain patterns? Why walking is beneficial, only if it is balanced. In what ways does gait resonate with the rhythms of the body? You will experience how core alignment and activation help you stand fully erect and aids you in powerful walking or running.
At the heart of the human experience, the “how” of walking shapes physical comfort, security, emotional well-being, and happiness.
Online Learning Themes:
Ground Reaction Forces: The Relationship of Pressure and Alignment
The Re-organizing Power of Counter-Rotation
The Dynamic Interaction Between Posture and Gait
Integral Human Gait™: Restoring Postural Reflexes and Balance Workshop
Vital and fundamental to life, your balance lies at the center of your ability to move safely and function independently. Optimal stability is usually associated with the ability to stand on one leg for a certain length of time or the involuntary and instantaneous ability to maintain a stable posture when challenged. The brain uses signals from our eyes, ears, ligaments, muscles, and spine to choreograph a set of balance reflexes to control our muscles, right down to our toes. Postural Reflexes are a specific form of unconscious coordinated muscle activity and are our first line of defense against an unexpected destabilizing misstep, turn, push, or trip.
But what if there is a glitch in the automatic signal-response loop and the balance reflexes fail? As a result, we fall. If we’re lucky, we might avoid fall-related injuries. Research indicates that most people are not so fortunate and sustain a sprain, fracture, or head trauma. And most will go on to fall again in the next six months.
Integral Human Gait™: Restoring Postural Reflexes and Balance uses the sensory learning platforms of the Feldenkrais Method® and Bones for Life®, to help the professional and the layperson both discover the cause and effect relationship between poor or absence patterns of movement and reflex activation.
Online Learning Themes:
Limits of Stability vs Your Personal Arc of Safety
Healing the Dysfunctional Triad
The Partnership of Rolling and Turning