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Franklin Method & Pilates Workshop with Tom McCook

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with the Franklin Method & Pilates

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Friday, February 23

Experience the amazing design of your spine and core, and learn how to keep it youthful for life! We'll combine a Franklin Method lesson on the Spine and Core with Pilates Mat exercises to improve function, efficiency, strength and posture and learn how to get the most from our movement practice.

• Learn the dynamic relationship of the spine and core in optimal alignment using imagery, touch and movement.

• Experience and understand the specific mechanics of the spine, where movement happens and what affects its movement potential. This will also greatly improve your assessment skills.

• Learn to use effective cuing based on the actual human design and what science says is most useful to improve the learning process.

• Embody through practice what muscles need in order to function optimally.

• Learn the fascial relationships of the core to the lower back, pelvis and spine.

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January 2018 Class Focus - Healthy Neck & Spine!

noon mat class webStart the year off right! Learn to melt away tension, align, mobilize and strengthen your neck and spine! We have over 100 joints between our tail and our head when you include the ribs. They need to be moved daily for life-long health. For the month of January, all of our mat classes will have a special emphasis on movement for a healthy spine. Same great mat classes - full body conditioning, strengthening, toning and stretching - plus an added focus to help you keep your neck and spine healthy for life! You’ll learn exercises and tools to balance out the effects our modern work habits and lifestyle have on our bodies. Visit our web site for our real-time schedule!

“You are only as young as your spine is flexible.”
- Joseph Pilates

New Year Class Specials!

$200 - 20 Pass $40 discount!
$110 - 10 Pass $30 discount!

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Franklin Method Pelvic Power Training with Tom McCook & Morten Dithmer

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Module 1: May 17 - 20, 2018
Module 2: September 14 - 16, 2018
Module 3: November 30 - Dec 2, 2018

Take your movement potential, teaching, and health to the next level! Become a Pelvic Power instructor in this 10-day course, and experience the Franklin Method approaches to Imagery, Experiential Anatomy, and Reconditioning Movement.

What you will learn:
• The steps and tools to create consistent positive change in yourself and your clients.
• How to help people move better in a systematic, easily approachable manner.
• What the mind body connection really is and how to teach this to any audience.
• How embodiment will reinvigorate your teaching and improve your own function.
• How to feel great in your body in minutes and how to teach that skill to others.
• How to master the best cuing skills for successful and enjoyable teaching.
• Practical insights into the embodiment of function - from biomechanical synchronization to movement excellence.
• How to teach several Franklin Method workshops and weekly classes.  

After this training, you'll graduate as a Franklin Method Pelvic Power Instructor and able to teach:
• Fit and Flexible with Franklin Balls
• Fit and Flexible with Franklin Band
• Pelvis in Balance with Franklin Method
• Pelvic Power - Franklin Method
• Also related Mini-workshops & weekly classes

The Training Includes:
• 10 day training with Franklin Method Educators Tom McCook and Morten Dithmer
• Franklin Method® Pelvic Power Instructor certificate
• Online educator tools: Franklin Method® principles, Pelvic Power online program, introduction into dynamic imagery & human anatomy
• Franklin Method® Pelvic course manual
• Set of Franklin Method balls, and a Franklin Band
• PMA CEC Credits are available

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Meditation with Juliet Tablak

Mondays, 5 - 5:30pm


Free - Everyone welcome!

Join us and be still! The class is open to everyone to cultivate a personal meditation practice and to sit with others in community. Juliet creates a space for each person to be with their own meditation practice, offering some gentle guidance to lead the sit.

Join us in helping to create a more peaceful world for all!  In 1959, the founder of Transcendental Meditation Maharishi Mahesh said that he believed the world could be transformed if just 1% of the world’s population practiced meditation. In 1975, the results of the first scientific research on meditation were announced and found that in twelve American cities where 1% of the population was practicing meditation, there was a statistically significant decrease in crime rates.

100% Donation - Everyone Welcome!

The charge for the class is donation-only and 100% will go to a charity called Dancin Power.  Dancin Power’s mission is to improve and enhance the quality of life of hospitalized children through movement-based creative expression, music and dance!

Pilates & Franklin Method Chair Workshop with Tom McCook

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Join Tom for a complete, full body, balanced set of the Pilates Chair Repertoire combined with Franklin Method techniques! In this 1 hour workshop, Tom McCook will take you through a complete, full body, balanced set of the Pilates Chair repertoire. You’ll learn proper chair set up, movement and skillful hands-on cuing for each exercise. You will also learn ways to help your clients better organize their bodies and minds, applying proper form for efficiency and an overall positive movement experience. Complimenting the Pilates Chair work, Tom will blend in a Franklin Method lesson on the hip joint to improve function, posture and movement potential. This is a valuable continuing education workshop that can help you bring a fresh approach to designing exciting new mind-body conditioning programs for your clients!

Cost: $39

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