The movements of Spinal Awareness are quite different from normal exercises. They emphasize learning how to move in ways that stimulate awareness of the body. They involve learning to use the floor to organize and integrate the spinal column. Standing lessons lead to a new awareness of ways to move with better balance and fluidity. Special emphasis will be placed on any difficulties participants or their clients/patients may have, such as lower back pain, hip trouble, tension in the neck and shoulders, and knee injuries.
This work will focus on how we can re-learn how to overcome our limitations in movement and functioning. Special emphasis will be placed on Skeletal Awareness. Students will be given a new understanding of how tension and injury are often involved with the disorganization in the skeletal-muscular parts of our bodies.
Lessons inspired by Indonesian Silat will be used to stimulate the energy body, effecting internal health and increasing energy. These movements, originating from the monasteries of China and Tibet, further increase healing possibilities. Safe and noninvasive hands-on lessons will be presented that can greatly speed up improvements.
This workshop will evolve with humor and playfulness. Fun partner lessons will help bring about not only freedom in the body but the return to the childlike energy essential to us all.
This is a program designed for both the beginner and the professional.