Our Natural Mobility workshops are designed for people of all levels of fitness and physical capability. They are a well-rounded way to bring our practice to life and progressively learn and improve. Group training allow us to hone in and focus on how to go about developing a specific skill, or delving into detail with one of the roots of Natural Mobility. These are scheduled events, but also can be arranged as a semi-private workshop for a small group, so get in touch if you and some friends would like to host a workshop.
Fundamentals of Natural Mobility
Natural Mobility’s Fundamentals Workshop is a 2 hour workshop where you will learn the foundational movements of the 5 roots, including progressions, variations, and modifications for all skill levels. Explore the 6 Meridian Stretches, basic Self-Shiatsu techniques, foundational Sotai structural rebalancing exercises, and Natural Movement training.
Restorative Exercise for Natural Movement
This is a 2 hour workshop where we learn and break down simple natural movements in daily life and introduce restorative exercises that build a strong foundation to change the way you move. The goal is to identify and rewrite movement inefficiencies and self-destructive postural habits that perkelate into everything you do in daily life. This workshop is a collaboration between MovNat Master Trainer Alex Schenker and Carol Robbins, instructor of Katy Bowman’s Restorative Exercise. It is very low intensity and suitable even for those who are intimidated by the idea of a movement workshop, or have mobility issues.
This workshop is for learning how to protect yourself by disengaging and escaping. You will learn how to identify the 3 different types of violence, basic, easy to learn techniques that allow you to easily to break away from someone trying to restrain you, even if they are stronger or more skilled. Most importantly you are learning the difference between a fighting mentality and an escape mentality when responding to dangerous situations. This workshop is taught by a licensed Ninjutsu instructor with over 15 years of experience.
A course of 4 classes focused on the fundamental techniques and principles of Taijutsu including striking & kicking, joint controls & grappling, flowing between combative postures, leaping, rolling, break-falls, and more. Each class begins with stretching, breathing exercise, & some basic movements.
Rise Wellness Retreat
Treasure Beach. Jamaica
The vision of Rise Wellness Retreat is to responsively introduce people to the practice of microdosing psilocybin in a safe, legal, relaxing, and beautiful setting with a well-trained team of professionals as facilitators. The research on the therapeutic potential of this medicine to treat anxiety, depression, and stress disorders, as well as addiction is compelling. We are the first retreat in the world to provide the legal experience of psilocybin microdosing.
This retreat is an all-inclusive experience that includes movement classes, workshops, and lots of physical and creative activities while allowing for plenty of free time. It also includes Shiatsu and Sotai therapy sessions for alignment and tension relief, and sessions that integrate existential, expressive arts, and cognitive behavioural therapy. The elements of this program are provided by qualified professionals with over a decade of experience in their respective fields.
MovNat 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.
Basics of MovNat
2-Hour Extended Class
Experience an overview of the full spectrum of Natural Movements in the MovNat skillset, including a ground movement warm up, an extensive emphasis segment where we look at the mechanics of techniques in every category of movement like crawling, balancing, jumping, climbing, lifting, throwing, and more.
Natural Movement Classes:
Time: Tuesday Evenings 7:15pm
Rate: $25 for drop in class
Indoor Location: New Frontier Fitness (1047 Gerrard Street East, Toronto)
Bujinkan Taijutsu Classes:
Time: Get in Touch for Details
Rate: $25 for drop in class
Outdoor Location: New Frontier Fitness (1047 Gerrard Street East, Toronto)
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Natural Movement Master Trainer
Licensed Martial Arts Instructor
Alex Schenker is a health educator, movement coach, martial arts instructor, and manual therapist with over 15 years of experience in the health & wellness industry....
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“Alex is very knowledgeable, forthcoming, and articulate in the way he explains things, making it simple to understand how so many movements and principles are linked... I feel more aware of my body, not only while training, but more importantly in daily life. ”
— Rose Anne