NEW Mind, Body, & Movement Classes
(No Current Dates)
Inside Life Church on Deer Branch Rd., behind Oakeys Funeral Home on Peters Creek Rd.
Choose from any of the 4 separate classes below.
$50.00 per 2 hour class, includes handouts (pay before class either in person or online)
Specials: (1) After you pay for any/each of the 4 classes the 1st time, you can get $10 off an appointment at my office for the more advanced bodywork sessions.
(2) To become more proficient and to practice in a class/group environment, you can take any of the 2 hour classes over as often as you like for only $20 each time. (60% off reg. price)
(3) The 1st time you take any of the classes you get a free packet of notes to review lessons at home.
**If you previously took the original 8 classes, you’d only pay $20 for any of these 2 hour classes as refreshers.
The Big Picture
Boost your quality of life with skilled body awareness and mindful movement strategies. The 4 unique classes listed below have been constructed by an advanced pain and movement specialist and martial arts instructor. Combining a mix of extraordinarily simple yet effective skills for people of all walks of life and all talents. The goal of the class is to provide you with resourceful knowledge and restorative movement to help yourselves improve how you feel and perform in your daily lives. Studies show that improving your movement quality, posture, balance, breathing, function, and performance will help relieve your stress, tension, achy joints and soft tissues and will add years to your life and quality to your years.
You can combat many common problems with the skills introduced in these classes. Because of the teachers unique training background, most of the concepts behind these skills are from outside of the box or slightly tweaking the most common strategies for better results. Come in with an open mind. Welcome the process. Explore and restore your body. These skills can be used for the rest of your life.
4 Separate Classes to Choose From:
All Mind, Body, & Movement classes are simple, but are listed in order from easiest to most challenging (but nothing to break a sweat over for most people)
Letting Go - Back to Basics: NOW ON DVD!! Only $25 (A must for everyone) Simple and efficient lessons for Stress/Tension/Achiness Relief, Breath work, Posture (Movement & Static). These practices are so simple you might not believe how effective they can be until you pay attention and feel the changes in real time and the benefits are accumulative to improve more and more with time.
Move Your Bones 1: (A must for everyone) This Is PART 1 (pelvis, spine, ribcage, neck, arms, hands) of a progressive set of movements that you learn to explore in your three dimensional body to help improve all joints, soft tissues, posture, balance, function, and performance. Also helps with many aches and pains throughout the body as well. Class can be taken all by itself or you can add in PART 2 at a later date to dig in with more slightly challenging movements.
Move Your Bones 2: Is PART 2 (More Dynamic & Challenging compared to PART 1, Tie in the legs, knees, and feet to the rest of the body from part 1) of a progressive set of movements that you learn to explore in your three dimensional body to help improve all joints, soft tissues, posture, balance, function, and performance. Also helps with many aches and pains throughout the body as well. While these classes all have simplicity built into them, this class is a little more challenging. People with very bad knee or low back pain should seek improving their pain and function at least a little in my office before taking class #3 & #4.
Fun on the Floor: (More Dynamic & Challenging compared to other 3 classes) strategies for reducing fall risk and improve ability to get back up or stop a fall, and more posture & movement strategies to promote longevity, and some strength. While these classes all have simplicity built into them, this is the most challenging. People with very bad knee or low back pain should seek improving their pain and function at least a little in my office before taking class #3 & #4.
Letting Go: from students: More relaxed, back feels better, pain in left shoulder has ceased, less pain in knees and back, less stiff, achiness gone and most places, felt better posture, more stable, better self-awareness, better body mechanics, less tension and tightness, upper body more relaxed, less pain in hips, help lower back, felt taller, breathing better, feeling good, less stiff.
class #1 Testimony: Great feedback today from one of my Mind, Body, & Movement class students:
Usually when sitting in a car for long trips her glute and leg both bother her a lot. This past weekend she went on a road trip to see her grandbaby and she utilized the information that she learned in class #1 and she said she had almost no bother at all in her glute and zero discomfort in her leg.
This is awesome!! She didn't need to use any tools. Just some good effective knowledge from class to play with in her body. And she still has 6 more classes of great knowledge bombs to learn more.
Move Your Bones 1: Student said "Today's class alone was worth the price of all the 8 classes!" Other students said: Feeling good overall, feel more relaxed and stretched, more balanced on feet, started out locked up before class but during class had more mobility and movement, feel more aligned, weight distribution more neutral, more loose, less stiff and more range of motion, feel good, neck loose, less sciatic pain. Student with fibromyalgia said "I wasn't going to come to class tonight because I was so achy, but I'm glad I did because now I feel so much better."
Move Your Bones 2: One student was wiggling around in between movements and I asked if her back was ok. She said "yes I'm just looking for the pain that was in my back when I got here" :) it wasn't there suddenly after letting the body/ brain experience some good movement. From others, pelvis and hips looser, Less tight in shoulders
Fun on the Floor: better all over, less stiff, more loose, back feeling good, more relaxed, more in alignment, fun, shoulders and neck looser, nice lengthening through hamstrings and inner thigh, right side of neck feels better, upper body feels much better, posture feels better overall, always feel better after I leave class, back feels less tension, knees feel better, ankles feel better and more mobile, standing taller and feel more balanced.
And one student with an injury and about to have surgery said this at the end of taking all the classes:
"I really enjoyed this class. I felt that there was a lot of awesome information given. I feel bad that I missed some of the class participation because of my injury and having to have surgery, but as soon as my doctor clears me I'm going to get back into it again. Thanks for an awesome class." The things she learned in class are likely going to help her with her recovery.
More feedback to come...
Facebook post from 8/26/17
A word that is inspiring me currently is the word "practice". It's a simple word that fills a gap in the void that I couldn't put my finger on when thinking of the Mind, Body, & Movement classes that I've been making available this year. I'll come back to that in just a moment.
Most of the things we do we are basically working in a template. We learn how to work within that template and from there we, for the most part, go on autopilot and let ourselves get distant from what we are actually doing. Not paying as close attention to it. Whatever we are doing we are getting better at and if that is going on autopilot to fill the templates in our life, that is what we'll get better at. We also are consumers, on auto pilot. We buy a product, a service, an experience and then we move on to the next thing simply being content that we made the purchase and experienced it. How long do things serve us in a good way as consumers working in templates on autopilot?
Back to my Mind, Body, & Movement classes. I've taken hours upon hours of my own training, knowledge, practice, and experience and pulled out simple and effective things to help people to cultivate feeling better in their own life. Not a class that makes all the changes during class or even after a week of practicing. The lessons are kind of templates of their own that give your brain and body an experience that it can learn and grow from each time that you practice it and will carry over into your other life templates. The benefits are cumulative and need practice to feel, observe, notice, and cultivate the benefits.
If you never have good breathing practice, how can you notice when you're breathing is rapid or shallow or maybe holding your breath in your daily life? How will you change it? If you're always holding tension and don't recognize where or what to do, how can you change it in that very moment? If you never experience side flexing your spine to the right in an efficient manner, how will your brain and body ever recognize that it is a helpful option to incorporate when moving all other joints in your body through your daily life? If you never play on the floor anymore, how well will you be able to get off the floor if you fall? Or how well will your brain and body respond to prevent a fall if you never practice within a safe and effective template so you are better prepared before it happens?
The lessons I teach will only go so far if you only buy it, participate in class, then put it on a shelf at home. If I give you a bottle of water and you take it home and put it on the shelf as something you received from me, you will never get the life-sustaining benefit of what is inside the bottle. These lessons can be played with, adjusted for your circumstances, experienced in your body cultivating many benefits over your whole life. They just happened to be taught in a very simplified fashion to make it easier to digest. To understand it better you must practice. Practice at home and even take the classes over again to become more proficient and bring questions with you from your previous experiences with the lessons. Learn, experience, and you will grow and develop.
I hope the word "practice" inspires you today even if you never take any of my classes. Or maybe you will feel inspired to take some of my classes and even take them over and over again to get better and better at being better. :-) My classes are listed on my business Facebook page and my website. Different classes will be scheduled at different times so keep your eyes open if you're looking for future dates on things that are not scheduled yet.