SomaYoga: A blend of therapeutic movements and the pairing of the neuromuscular re-education discipline of Somatics with the ancient wisdom of yoga. 

BioSomatics Education: An empowering method that supports the body’s capacity to be posturally functional by overcoming neuromuscular conditions. It is a somatic, rehabilitative approach that restores voluntary control of the muscular system by stimulating the brain’s release of chronic contractions. It is a learning experience in releasing restriction of motion. 

BioSomatics Education enhances coordination and control in daily movement, athletics and performing arts. Somatic movements make the brain more intelligent in sensing and controlling the muscles. It is the inner change in muscle function that makes this possible. 

Foundation Training (Dr. Eric Goodman): Works in two ways: one, through decompression movements that unwind and elongate the body to release the pent-up pressures of a body that has insufficiently resisted gravity; and two, through anchoring movements that strengthen the body’s ability to hold itself upright and propel itself with stability and flexibility through various planes and axes of movement.

“Foundation Training may offer the best of all worlds in terms of building a strong core, eliminating back pain, and promoting optimal health that goes beyond fitness.” – Joseph Mercola

Essentrics Wellness Exercises (Miranda Esmonde-White & Sahra): The Essentrics fitness program is the result of many years of experimentation, scientific research, and fine-tuning. Designed to be done daily, by anyone, from cradle to grave, Essentrics is a simultaneous stretching and strengthening program to rebalance the full body in just 30 minutes a day.

Esmonde-White discovered and promotes a “fast track” (30-day)plan that offers a new way of living, a new way of understanding, a new way of perceiving the full potential of our physical bodies that can turn the clock back on aging quickly and powerfully, reversing stiffness and pain and increasing mobility, flexibility, energy, and vitality. It helps people become pain free and fit, no matter how old they are! 

Spring Forest Qigong: Everything in the universe is energy. Since the work of Albert Einstein, physicists have recognized that our world, indeed the entire universe, is composed of dynamic relationships of energy. Everything from a rock or a stream to a living being is formed of energy. Energy cannot be created, it cannot be destroyed, but it can be transformed.

Qigong is a study of energy. In China, the ancient art of qigong has been practiced for many differet purposes for thousands of years and the benefits of qigong are as many as there are aspects to life. In fact there are thousands of different styles of qigong that are taught and practiced for a variety of purposes. Spring Forest Qigong focuses on the use of qigong for healing.

Qi” means energy, air or breath, vitality, or the Universal force of life. “Gong” means to work, use, practice, transform, cultivate or refine. Put simply, qigong means using this vital life energy to create a healthy mind and body. Through qigong we can heal not only physically, but emotionally, mentally and spiritually as well. In truth, this type of integrated healing is the only way we can be completely healed. (springforestqigong.com)

Yamuna Bodyrolling: Body Rolling evolved out of Body Logic, a body therapy Yamuna Yake developed, which is based on the principle that most people suffer pain and restricted movement due to faulty body alignment that results in collapsed posture, muscle tightness, and pressure on nerves. Traction is exerted on muscle by putting pressure where a muscle begins and pulling the muscle in the direction of its natural movement. Once elongated, the muscle can tape up its full length, decompressing bones, joints, and nerves and restoring full function. The Body Rolling consists of routines that use balls of varying diameters to stretch muscles, freeing restrictions in all parts of the body, increasing blood flow, and promoting healing.