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Somatics for Supple Shoulders & Happy Hips

Jul/28 1:00 - Jul/28 3:00
Workshop Time: 
Saturday, July 28, 2012, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Workshop Location: 
Moving Body Resources
112 W 27th Street
4th Floor
New York, NY 10001
United States
Workshop Teacher: 

This two-hour workshop is highly popular set of movements for the hips and shoulders — the two core areas that almost everyone can improve!


Whether it's injury, repetitive strain, aging, sports damage, stress, sedentary lifestyles, or a career in movement or danceour hips and shoulders are often the places we all feel the greatest losses and limitations as we live our lives.


Almost everyone can enjoy hips and shoulders closer to the limitless freedom and fluidity young children do -- even people who think they have irreversible problems. Featuring the crowd favorite known as "Scapula Scoops", this class will teach all people and body types the fundamentals to achieving real ease and the grace of an athlete. It will also provide people with painful shoulder, hip, and back conditions the tools they need to heal and improve.


Because of the critical role shoulders play in wrist and arm conditions, this class is also very important for sufferers of conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, forearm pain, and more. The same is also true for the relationship between hip function and problems of the knees, ankles, and feet.



These exercises apply to...

  • chronic pain sufferers,
  • shoulder pain and injury sufferers,
  • hip problem sufferers,
  • sports injury sufferers,
  • dancers and dance teachers,
  • movement and fitness professional including pilates instructors,
  • anyone who's ever needed to throw a ball or run,
  • gym goers and weight lifters,
  • physical therapists,
  • athletes looking to avoid or reverse performance and flexibility losses
  • personal trainers,
  • yoga teachers,
  • desk workers with work-related injuries including CTS.


One of the fun things about this workshop is that we start with the Somatic essentials, the basic starting points for all flexible, healthy movement — and quickly launch into a whole other way of using Somatics to help these advanced areas we all need help with the most — for walking, running, driving, writing, typing, dancing, or even just reaching into the pantry or closet.


This class is meant for all audiences...

  • Attendees who've never taken a Somatics exercise class will get easily oriented and introduced to simple core exercises that unlock the door to easy Somatics movement quickly and painlessly.
  • For those who have experience with Somatic exercises, this workshops offers a program of exercises that go deeper and offer some exciting new insights into some of the most important and challenging joints of our bodies.
Please note that you can attend this class on it's own, but it is followed by a free open house informational session, How does Somatics work, and why should I care?, that will help you get more benefits from this workshop.