My specialty PNF can boost your flexibility, range of motion (ROM), and strength by using isometric contractions while stretching.
This is how my clients and I have made great strides in our own practices. I can include Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation guidance to the following listed forms of movement on this page.
Functional Fitness builds strength, flexibility, balance, and better posture to help you freely move through your daily life
Functional training focuses on your specific optimal range of motion, form, and of course
strengthening the core to perform daily tasks safely. Training often includes using kettlebells, dumb bells, rubbers bands and exercises like squats, lunges, deadlifts, balance challenges, pushing, pulling, hinging, and rotating.
Yoga & Yin Yoga
I offer Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin.
Hatha is great for beginners and lower energy days. Vinyasa can vary its theme on the body and flow with more intensity. Yin-yoga practice allows you to slow down, relax, and turn inward, which helps alleviate stress and restore your energy levels. Yin yoga also improves flexibility, boosts circulation, and reduces tension.
Self Myofascial Release using Balls or Roller
Massage Balls and/or Roller improve the slide and glide between the fascial layers which translates into ease of movement, release of tension, and reduction of discomfort. Self massage therapy balls work by pushing into the tissue layers, from the surface of the skin, to the web like superficial fascia underneath, to the deep fascia.
Pilates is a system of movement that values Breath, control, and whole-body commitment initiated from the Core. Core center body movement highlights initiation from deep abdominals, inner thighs, glutes, deep back muscles that reaches through the limbs and beyond. Utilizing concentration, control, center, flow, precision and breathing, Pilates focuses on your entire body to ensure smooth movements.
I currently offer, meditation in the form of body scan, yoga nidra, and chakra visualization. We can also use breathwork exercises and focus to increase energy or restore whatever is needed that day that momement.
200 Hr Yoga Bridge with Sarah Bell, Yogaworks, 2015
200 Hr Yoga Certification, It’s Yoga, Thailand, 2011
Yoga Tune-Up ® Certification 2016
Soulful Yin Yoga Certification 2022
Long Beach Dance Conditioning, Marie Jose-Blom 2006
Scoliosis workshop with Mare Jose-Blom 2008
Pilates on Tour 2007 & 2009
Down to Earth and enthusiastic Yoga, Pilates, and Dance teacher who facilitates a safe, light-hearted space for people to become strong, balanced, and aware bodies and minds with the use of yoga, Pilates, meditation, and breath techniques. Focuses on dynamic alignment, slow reach, and conscious engagement to find fuller muscular line of activity/energetic path. Encourages “trying it out” to uplift valuing a sense of playful progression and respecting process inside one’s practice.