Pacific Movement Center

Intelligent Movement for Life

Workshops

Scheduled Workshops

Lung and Heart Rhythms for Gyrotonic
Friday October 7, 2011 from 1-3pm
Cost: $60
Held at Mindful Movement the Barnyard Shopping Center in Carmel, California
Contact Donna to RSVP at 831-206-0725.
Workshops in the Franklin Method
Here is a wonderful description of what you can get out of workshops in the Franklin Method of Imagery. This is from Laura Hames' clever blog... she's another Franklin Method instructor and her studio is in NYC. Her blog can be found here.
The Knee: Cruciate and Collateral Ligaments
This workshop will focus on understanding the internal structure of the knee joint.  A clear understanding of its design and intended function will clear the way for a new understanding and use of your knee.  Awareness of good function will pave the way for great posture and full use of your knees.
Feet: Subtalar and Transverse Tarsal Joints

This workshop focuses on the practical application of imagery techniques to increase the power, alignment and flexibility of the feet. To balance muscle action we will experience the natural bone rhythms that support healthy function of the feet.  This, in turn, will enhance the safety of the joints of the hip, knee, ankle and feet.  Throughout the workshop imagery and language is used that explains the complex subject matter at all levels of experience. Through functional logic this workshop will provide a fresh understanding of anatomy and motion of the feet. The participants will leave the workshop with a sense of aligned strength through the legs and the feet firmly balanced. 
Learn imagery and self-touch exercises to:
• Create effortless alignment and balance
• Find dynamic stability through all phases of gait
• Align your knees and hips
• Increase hamstring flexibility.
This class is appropriate for those who can comfortably stand and walk.  This class is subject to cancellation if a minimum number of students do not pre-register.

Ease and Fluid Movement for your Shoulders

When you lift your arm to reach for something, or pick up a baby, or pitch a ball, it kicks off a chain of events that travels all the way from your hand to your feet.  The pattern between the shoulder blade (scapula) and the upper arm (humerus) is integral to healthy arms and strain-free shoulders.  Would you like to reduce the tension in your shoulders and neck?  The imagery and exercises in this class is for you. 

Relax your neck, liberate your shoulders

Experience the power of imagery, touch and simple movement exercises to lengthen and balance shoulder and neck musculature. Learn how to melt away tension and associated mental anxiety. Release holding patterns in the upper body by becoming aware of organic causes of tightness and muscular rigidity. Learn the experiential anatomy of the shoulder girdle and benefit from an increased awareness into the function and interaction of joints and muscles. Exercise with small rolling balls to experience smooth joint action, increased circulation and balanced posture. This serves as a wholesome foundation for a liberated shoulder girdle and a relaxed, mobile neck.A unique evolutionary invention, our shoulder girdle allows us to maintain our arms above our heads for a fairly long period of time without tiring. The counterbalancing effect of the shoulder blade is especially helpful in arm elevation. Dancers, gymnasts and anyone attempting to reach for the coffee container on the top shelf needs to be able to lift their arms effortlessly without increasing tension in the shoulders, back and torso.Join us at this workshop and:• Learn imagery that melts away shoulder and neck tension.• Experience the balance and poise of a centered head on a liberated neck.This class is appropriate for those who can comfortably stand and walk.

Scheduled Workshops

Lung and Heart Rhythms for Gyrotonic
Friday October 7, 2011 from 1-3pm
Cost: $60
Held at Mindful Movement the Barnyard Shopping Center in Carmel, California
Contact Donna to RSVP at 831-206-0725.
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