Essentrics® is a full-body rebalancing program. It has the strengthening of dance training, the smooth constant movement of Tai Chi, and the scientific focus of physical therapy. An Essentrics® workout helps tone and shape, as well as improve flexibility and relieve tension. The movements are…
While I’ve wobbled on and off the mat for 25 years, I never stopped practicing. You see, yoga is so much more than a endurance practice. It’s a blueprint for living. Every day I make an effort to “live my yoga.”
We sculpt our body every day of our lives in the way that we hold them. Many of the symptoms of aging – stiffness, poor posture, reduced mobility, limited range of motion – actually have their root in connective tissue problems. Keeping our tissues, or…
Age with Strength and Grace
When we’re young, we don’t give our bodies a thought. They do as we wish, and all is well. It’s why watching kids play makes us smile. It helps us remember how it felt to be free and easy in our bodies. Thankfully, aging with strength and grace is how our bodies were designed. Most of the ailments we suffer from are lifestyle related. To feel good, we need to be proactive.
Vibrant health is my passion and for thirty years I’ve helped people feel better in their mind and body. I’ve been a Thai yoga therapist, raw food chef, organic gardener, and Pilates instructor. For fifteen years, I was a mindfulness-based, experiential psychotherapist.
The style of movement I teach is called Essentrics®. It’s an age-reversing workout designed to restore and maintain joint mobility as well as muscle flexibility. It relieves pain while stimulating cells to boost energy and aliveness.
Plus, it’s fun! How often can you say that about a full body workout? The pace is slow with lots of cueing, which encourages body awareness. It’s ideal for those who’ve been leading a sedentary lifestyle or are new to exercise. My goal is to create a playful, warm, safe environment for you to get back on friendly terms with your body.
This website is full of articles on what has influenced me over the years. I hope they’re helpful for you, too.
The myotatic reflex keeps muscles from snapping. When we reach the end of the stretch, we feel a slight bounce back. That’s the myotatic reflex signaling. To keep from triggering it, we move slowly, creeping in under the radar.
The ability to repair – be it your body or relationship – is a life skill. We’re not taught this. We’re a fast-paced culture that doesn’t encourage slowing down, but that’s exactly what healing demands.
Technology was suppose to make our lives easier, but all it’s really done is make our lives busier. We’re in the midst of a giant social experiment that our nervous system wasn’t designed to handle. We will, of course, because that is our nature. But at what cost?