Health & Balance Through Movement Efficiency Training & Self-Treatment
Movement-Based Mobility Class
A Fun and Dynamic Approach
Build Functional Strength & Adaptability
Develop Joint Flexibility & Resilience
Enhance Proprioception & Balance
Learn Vital Skills & Prevent Injury
Cultivate Real-World Fitness & Vibrant Health
Embody your Movement Potential
Our priorities in this class are threefold: we are developing whole-body mobility; building functional, real-world strength; and enhancing our proprioception through natural movement. By focusing on these elements, we build a strong and flexible foundation that best supports any other physical activities that we enjoy.
DATE: Saturdays | 1pm-2pm
LOCATION: 465 Milner Ave, Unit 6
MovNat Parkour Skills Class
In this Natural Movement class we focus on the skills that MovNat shares with Parkour; those concerned with moving through your environment and traversing obstacles efficiently. This mostly involves the skills of running, jumping, vaulting balancing, rolling, and climbing.
This is a great way to develop a strong natural physique as a side effect of learning and refining practical real-world skills. Natural Movement skills are not only fun, but also make daily life easier, carry over to competence in other physical activities like sports and hobbies, and also help make you more useful to yourself and others.
This class is designed in a way that is accessible to beginners and still challenging and deep for those with more experience and ability.
Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays | 7pm
Location: 465 Milner Ave, Unit 6
Workshops & Events
Sotai Structural Alignment Workshop
Next Date: October 22nd 2022
HEALTH & BALANCE THROUGH NATURAL MOVEMENT
Learn skills that let you take more control of your health & wellness. This workshop integrates self-Shiatsu, a hands-on pressure therapy, Sotai, a movement therapy system for restoring structural alignment, as well as elements from other practices to mobilize the neck, back, shoulders, wrists, hips, ankles, and everything in between, as well as help stimulate optimal internal organ function and support your body's natural healing process. This workshop is about how to repair your body, but also how to help prevent it from breaking down. Learn how to spend as little as 5 minutes a day to make a big difference in how you feel everyday, and help support other efforts you make to maintain vibrant health and prevent weakness and injury.
MovNat Elements 1-Day Workshop
Next Date: December 10th 2022
LEARN THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF NATURAL MOVEMENT
Take the opportunity to experience an immersive full day workshop taught by Ontario's only MovNat Master Trainer. Our one day workshops are designed to introduce you to Natural Movement, and give you the most important basics that you can practice in your daily life. We will focus on areas that need the most improvement and we will teach you routines that you can use and practice at home in twenty or thirty minutes a day. This is a great introduction, as well as a perfect MovNat immersion for those who love and practice it!
✦ 6 hours of professional instruction, including short lunch and snack breaks
✦ Safe, step-by-step progressions for all ages, abilities, and fitness levels
✦ MovNat’s principles, and how they will change how you think about the way you move
✦ Understanding MovNat’s approach to developing movement skill --and improving fitness
✦ Special emphasis on ground movement for restoring stability and mobility
✦ Introduction to each of MovNat’s movement domains, from crawling to climbing
✦ How to incorporate MovNat into your existing fitness routine
✦ How to incorporate MovNat into an at-home practice or busy lifestyle
✦ Supplementary materials to help you implement your Natural Movement practice
MovNat Level 1 Certification Course
Next Date: 2023
The MovNat Level 1 Certification program introduces the fundamental principles, movements and methodology of Natural Movement Fitness. Students learn how to train themselves and others using the MovNat method through home study materials, class lectures, beginner-level practice sessions and competency tests. Whether you’re an enthusiast or an experienced professional, Level 1 is the ideal starting point on your journey to becoming Strong By Nature. All abilities are welcome.
Natural Movement (1 on 1) Training
These one on one training sessions are focused on the natural skills of human movement to develop functional flexibility, practical strength, and adaptability.
Functional flexibility and practical strength go hand-in-hand and they mean expanding and developing active control of your range of motion to be able to move more freely through your environment. This establishes your conditioning; adaptability is about applying that conditioning to various technical challenges. Ultimately adaptability is the candid application of technical skill to the myriad of variables in real-world application.
Training in this way simulates what our natural environment would demand from us. The design and function of our bodies were selected to adapt to this planet's environment. Reconnecting with that birthright and helping to develop the most physically competent potential of yourself is what our training is all about.
30 minute sessions: $50
Longer Sessions & Session Bundles by Request
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Shiatsu & Sotai Therapy
This treatment involves a combination of both Sotai and Shiatsu Therapy for the purpose of relieving abnormal pain and tension and restoring structural alignment.
Shiatsu involves pressure applied with the thumbs, fingers, and palms along chains of tension that run longitudinally along the limbs, head, and torso. The purpose of Shiatsu is aligning the bone structure, balancing the autonomic nervous system, and improving the function of the internal organs.
Sotai is a form of active therapy that involves comfortable joint movement against gentle resistance with the aim of correcting patterns of distortions in structural alignment. Shiatsu is a more passive form of therapy, whereas Sotai requires the recipient to be actively involved in the treatment process.
We also help determine lifestyle elements that may be causing the issue and also select the most relevant home exercises to do between treatments.
Unfortunately I am currently not accepting new clients, but get in touch if you'd like to get on a waiting list.