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Restorative Yoga and Meditation Workshop w/Leslie

Date : Saturday, September 23, 1 - 3pm

Meditation is an important mental exercise, which increases health, helps us handle stress better and promotes longevity. Restorative Yoga is used to help bring balance to your nervous system.  We live in a fast paced environment where we experience stress on any given day.  While there is nothing inherently wrong with stress, living in this  "fight or flight mode"  can eventually lead to exhaustion or illness.   This practice will open up the space for your body to shift gears and enter into rest and digest mode - the place where all true rest and healing takes place.   With the support of props, stillness, music and touch this practice will leave you feeling more grounded, calmer and relaxed.   

Investment : $45


Functional Anatomy w/Sam Booker

Date : September 24, 2017 : 11am - 5pm

Cost : $ 245 + hst

The Mindful Movement Functional Anatomy course is an overview of anatomical movement through a kinesiological lens. Put simply, that means looking beyond where bones, muscles, and joint tissues are and what they do, and instead focusing on the fundamentals of how and why those structures work together to produce movement. Students will gain an understanding of how joint shapes allow or limit anatomical actions and how muscles pull on bones to produce those actions. The basic functions of connective tissues and the organization of muscle groups into fascial chains will be introduced to promote an integrated approach to movement. As students work through their Pilates training this knowledge will facilitate a greater understanding of concepts such as stability and mobility, muscle synergy, muscle contraction, and exertion and recuperation. It will also facilitate the students’ ability to make decisions about modifications in training, how best to prevent injury based on clients’ individual needs, as well as when to refer on to professional care. 

This course is open to anyone looking to cultivate a greater understanding of the body and is a pre-requisite to our Pilates teacher training program.  If you are attending the Mindful Movement Pilates mat or reformer training, this course must be attended prior to the first weekend of the training. 


Anatomy Jam w/Sam Booker

Theme TBA

Friday October 13 @ 2:00pm

Come and geek-out about anatomy and movement with us in a casual, collegial, student-driven environment! This Jams theme will be all things neck and upper back - learn more about what keeps are all important head on our shoulders! ;)  We will start the session with a brief review of the region (or not if the crowd doesn’t feel it’s necessary), and the rest will be based on the questions and queries you bring in about that region as it relates to your personal or teaching practice. 90 minutes of chatting about anatomy and movement: Is there anything you’d rather do on Friday the 13th? We didn’t think so.

This class is open to Pilates, Yoga and Movement Teachers, and those interested in learning more about anatomy in terms of movement & rehabilitative context. 

Investment $30