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 not necessary in many cases. In an open, safe, and enjoyable environment, collaborative discovery is far richer than when we isolate ourselves by labels.
Movement Intelligence Workshops 2023 Schedule
Bones for Life Immersion/Certification
Online via Zoom
Future Life Now and Vitality Cincinnati
email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
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
Gait – n. manner of moving on foot; way of walking or running.
Potential – n. that can, but has not yet, come into being; possible; latent; unrealized; undeveloped
Walking is the best exercise available — easily accessible, inexpensive, and all-around valuable. Yet given a choice, few choose to walk when offered other modes of mobility. Indeed, few walk for pleasure. Are you one of those that want to walk more but always seem to walk less? One for which walking is not enjoyable, maybe even uncomfortable or painful? Do you seek to improve, shift, or change your current level of wellness, activity, or overall function? If so, Walk in Power – Walk in Ease is your course! This course advances beyond the traditional study of walking and teaches 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™: Walk in Power ~ Walk in Ease
Walk in Power – Walk in Ease is divided into three modules. Each module is 10 hours spread out over 5 days with 2 hours each day. This format allows the participant time to digest and integrate the cognitive and experiential learning needed to engage our nervous system in a non-threatening, low-risk environment to influence efficient feedback loops. These feedback loops in the nervous system will produce positive adaptations in the musculoskeletal system.
A module can be taken in any order as each is a stand-alone class that offers information and knowledge integrated through experiential somatic platforms such as the Feldenkrais Method, Bones for Life, and Functional Somatic Mobilization. Take one module, or for a better experience toward improving your pattern of walking, register for all three of these live online courses. This series will take you beyond the traditional way of learning and studying the mechanics of how we walk. It will transform your self-care, health, wellness, and rehabilitation.
Module 1 ~ Unlock, Open and Connect the Ankle—Knee—Hip Pathway
Module 2 ~ Heal and Restore a Powerful and Fluid Torso
Module 3 ~ Discover the Neurobiology of Connections: Arms, Neck, Jaw, and Eyes
Walk in Power ~ Walk in Ease
Live Online Course via Zoom
MONDAYS 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST/New York
Module 1: March 20 – April 17, 2023
Module 2: May 1 – June 5, 2023 (No class May 29)
Module 3: July 10 – August 7, 2023
Live Online Course via Zoom
Dynamic Balance – Powerful and Reliable Reflexes
Mondays, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST/New York
10 CEU hours per Module
Module 1: January 8 – February 5, 2024
Module 2: February 26 – March 25, 2024
Module 3: April 8 – May 6, 2024
Registration will open soon!
Integral Human Gait™: Dynamic Balance ~ Powerful and Reliable Reflexes
Vital and fundamental to life, your balance lies at the center of your ability to move safely and 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 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™: Dynamic Balance ~ Powerful and Reliable Reflexes uses the sensory learning platforms of the Feldenkrais Method® and Bones for Life® to help the professional and the layperson discover the cause-and-effect relationship between poor, diminished, or absent patterns of movement and reflex activation.
Online Learning Themes:
Balance Basics: understand how to influence the Nervous System vs. trying to control the nervous system.
Your Nervous System creates a Personal ‘Arc of Safety’ that limits how and where you will move.
Heal the dysfunctional triad that exists between the ankle—hip — torso.
Experience the partnership of rolling and turning.