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Intro to “Stretch & Condition”

Learn to eliminate, everyday aches and pains through stretching and strengthening the body’s muscles and joints. The human body is a complex machine that, like all other machines, require basic maintenance in order to run correctly. Stretching is the basic maintenance the body requires. During this intro workshop, you’ll learn basic movement concepts and techniques to immediately begin applying to your daily routine and quickly gain control over the aches and pains that you thought you would ‘just have to live with’. “Stretch & Condition” is more than just touching your toes, it’s a complex movement concept designed to increase mobility and suppleness of muscles while creating more flexibility and eliminating pain.

When:  Thursday, Feb 22nd
Time:    6:30pm – 7:30pm
Where:  Liberty Place, 313 W Liberty St, suite 262

This is a FREE event, but please respect the limited availability. Only register for this event if you are committed to attending.

Click HERE to register.

Lengthen the Spine

If you struggle with an aching back, tight neck or headaches, add this simple exercise to your daily routine and see how a little movement can make big changes.  More exercises like this can be found in the Stretch & Condition class held throughout the week.  There are no beginners or advanced students… just movers.  You’re always welcome, regardless of you ability.  Get started today.

Summer Class Schedule

As movement classes begin in July, be sure to sign-up on-line, as class sizes are limited to 10.  Here’s a run down of the schedule for Tai Chi, Qigong, Meditation and Dynamic Integration.

Monday
– Tai Chi / Qigong — 12:15pm
– Qigong Meditation — 5:15pm
– Dynamic Integration — 5:30pm

Tuesday
– Dynamic Integration — 12:15pm
– Qigong Meditation — 5:15pm
– Tai Chi / Qigong — 5:30pm

Wednesday
– Dynamic Integration — 6:15am
– Tai Chi / Qigong — 12:15pm

Thursday
– Tai Chi / Qigong — 6:15am
– Dynamic Integration — 12:15pm

Looking forward to seeing you in July!

Scheduler Now Open — Tai Chi, Qigong, & Dynamic Integration

Tai Chi, Qigong, & Dynamic Integration available now to schedule.

Classes begin in July.  Here’s the format for each:

Tai Chi / Qigong — 45 min ($10)

Dynamic Integration — 45 min ($10)

Qigong Meditation — 15 min (Free)

Drop-in rate is $10.  If you plan on attending 2 or more sessions/week, I’ll be offering unlimited classes in July at a special rate of $75.

For the time being, movement classes will be cash/check only, payable at the beginning of class.

I intend on working out a pre-pay or per-week payment scenario as I see interest growing.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Vote Now — What times are best for Tai Chi, Qigong, and Movement Classes

As July approaches, I’m settling in on a schedule for movement classes.  Take a second and vote below for your preferred time or times.  You can also ‘write in’ a time under the ‘other’ option.  If you’re unable to click on the polling image, be sure to leave your choice in the ‘reply’ section at the bottom of the page.  Thanks!

What times are best for movement classes?
Mornings 6:15am
Afternoons 12:15pm
Evenings 5:30pm
Other
Please Specify:

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What is Dynamic Integration

Dynamic Integration, a unique movement concept, developed by Darold Starliper, Jr., bridges the gap between the structural integration table and the moving body.  While guided through three phases (awaken, support, and extend), students learn to identify resistance in their range of motion and determine the appropriate movement to eliminate the blockage.

During a typical class, students will follow their instructor through an exploration of movement involving warming-up, strengthening and stretching of muscles and joints.  Movements are tiered to allow all students, regardless of current ability, to participate.

Comfortable clothes should be worn, to allow full range during class, though most movements can be performed in everyday clothes.

Darold’s vision for Dynamic Integration is to provide a low-impact, highly effective, and easy-to-use system to strengthen and stretch the body.  Students should walk away from a class feeling invigorated, stronger, longer and have tools to use throughout all aspects of their day-to-day living.

Classes will begin July 2017 and scheduling will be available June 2017.  Be sure sign up prior to your first class.

Is Structural Integration the same as Rolfing?

This is a question I’m asked all the time, and it has a long but simple answer.  Structural Integration is a type of bodywork; ‘Rolfing’ is one of several ‘brands’ of Structural Integration.  ‘Rolfing’ is the original brand of structural integration developed by Ida Rolf.  The term ‘Rolfer’ is given only to practitioners who complete their training at the Rolf Institute and is a trademarked name.  ‘Rolfers’, the same as all structural integrators, are representing the work of Ida Rolf and her structural integration bodywork.

I trained with another school of structural integration (the CORE Institute) based out of Tallahassee, FL.  Currently there are several schools in the country teaching structural integration:  The Rolf Institute, The Guild For Structural Integration, The Soma Institute, The CORE Institute, and KMI are the most recognized.  All of these programs’ teachings are based off of Ida Rolf’s original work and most are extending her work as our understanding of fascia and movement increases.

As a group of professionals, structural integrators, whether from the Rolf Institute or any other school, are brought together by the International Association of Structural Integration (IASI), which serves to broaden our knowledge, consolidate our teachings and create a standard of practice for all Structural Integrators.

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