We're excited to be one of Milwaukee's leading centers for education and continual growth of both movement professionals and practitioners from all walks of life & practice. Please contact us to talk more about any of our varied education courses & events.
Franklin Method®: Pelvic Power for Core Integration w/Trey Fry
This workshop focuses on the practical application of imagery techniques to increase the power, alignment and flexibility of the pelvic joints and muscles.To balance the action of the joints we will experience the natural bone rhythms in support of healthy function.This, in turn, will increase the safety of the lower back, knees and feet. Sacral balance is key to the alignment of the spine and legs.We will experience how the sacrum actually moves as a key to understanding and creating efficient, safe movement. Throughout the workshop imagery and language is used that explains the complex subject matter at all levels of experience. Evolutionary logic will provide a fresh and practical understanding of the anatomy and biomechanics of the pelvis.The participants will leave the workshop with a sense of aligned strength through the pelvic floor, the feet firmly balanced and the spine long and buoyant.
•Experience effortless alignment and balance for the whole body through experiential understanding of the pelvic bones and Joints
•Discover and apply the dynamic alignment of the sacrum
•Learn ball and imagery exercises to train and balance the pelvic joints and muscles.
Thankful Pilates Mat (Special Thanksgiving Mat Class) w/Trey Fry
Start your holiday with a fabulous movement practice & gift to yourself! Join Trey for an hour long Pilates Mat class that will leave you centered, detoxified, aligned, & de-stressed...a perfect way to begin your Thanksgiving.
Franklin Method®: Relax Your Neck - Liberate Your Shoulders w/ Trey Fry
Experience the power of imagery, touch and movement exercises to lengthen and balance shoulder and neck musculature. Learn how to melt away tension and associated mental anxiety. Release holding patterns in the upper body by activating the pelvic floor foundation and becoming aware of organic causes of tightness and muscular rigidity. Learn the experiential anatomy of the shoulder girdle and benefit from an increased awareness into the function and interaction of joints and muscles. Exercise with small rolling balls to experience smooth joint action, increased circulation and balanced posture.
This serves as a wholesome foundation for a liberated shoulder girdle and a relaxed, mobile neck. A unique evolutionary invention, our shoulder girdle allows us to maintain our arms above our heads for a fairly long period of time without tiring. The counterbalancing effect of the shoulder blade is especially helpful in arm elevation. Experience how the design of the shoulder girdle suspends it from the ribcage. Learn how to melt away tension and associated mental anxiety. Let your shoulders and neck become a place of ease and comfort:
• Learn how your shoulders are designed to move.
• To have suspended, free and easy shoulders.
• To use Franklin balls and elastic bands to create smooth joint action
Franklin Method®: Dynamic Imagery w/ Trey Fry
This workshop will introduce the principles that underlie the effective application of imagery. The participants will learn imagery exercises that will create flow of movement, improved coordination and balance, as well as effortless alignment and flexibility.
Imagery is a key skill in sports, fitness and dance without which high levels of excellence are hardly attainable. However, imagery can also be applied to daily life and to lead a healthier life. If your workdays are long, imagery can make them more effortless and help you regenerate faster. Imagery can speed up recovery from illness and help you to prevent it from occurring in the first place. Imagery is a universal key to improve all aspects of our lives.
• Create effortless movement, alignment and balance
• Discover your natural flexibility, increase your power to move in minutes.
• Learn about motivational Imagery, goal setting and imagery to improve your confidence.
R&R: Roll & Restore w/ Paula Trusky
Day-to-day activities and physical training can take a toll on the soft tissues of our bodies. Our muscles get sore, tight, achy, overused or irritated. Often stretching alone is not enough to release this tension. Finding the time and money for a professional massage is not always feasible. In this workshop you will learn techniques to perform a full body self massage, also known as myofascial release, address trigger points, soothe tight fascia, increase blood flow and circulation to the soft tissues and perform effective and complimentary stretches. By lengthening our short or tight tissues we can aim to prevent physical imbalances that predispose us to injury and also help us to recover from physical workouts.
Franklin Method®: Imagery for a Strong & Flexible Spine w/Trey Fry
The spine is a masterpiece of design containing over one hundred joints and associated muscles and ligaments. How, then, is it possible that so many people suffer from debilitating pain associated with the spine?
Complex design requires conscious maintenance. Why do we have a spine in the first place? Why is it shaped the way it is? This workshop will explain spinal evolution, design and function using imagery and simple movement. A new embodied understanding of the spine will allow for all daily movement and exercise to benefit spinal health.
-Learn exercises to strengthen the intervertebral discs, joints and muscles.
-How the ligaments and discs interact to strengthen the spine
-The rotational and coupled motion dynamics of the spine
-Understand which cues in exercise, Pilates, Yoga and dance support optimal spinal function
Moving Beyond the Movement: GYROKINESIS® Masterclass w/ Jamila Kinney
In the Gyrokinesis Method, the movement is supported by the breath and the breath facilitates the movement. This class will begin seated to center, build energy, rhythm and stamina necessary for this practice. The body is asked to move seamlessly in multi directional planes from one movement sequence to the next. Guided by teacher trainer Jamila Kekulah Kinney, this two hour class will allow you to delve deep into physical, mental and spatial awareness.
Jamila Kekulah Kinney, MA is the creator of Moving Soul Wellness, a holistic movement practices that bridges the gap between soma, psyche and soul. As a teacher of The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® and Pilates, she has been sharing her passion for mindful movement for over 12 years. She is also an authorized Pre-trainer (teacher trainer) for both GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®. Jamila’s practice utilizes these modalities to guide and assist clients in a personal exploration of body awareness and body conditioning. Her training and experience as a dancer, Dance/Movement Therapist, Reiki and Zen Shiatsu practitioner cultivates a skillful, intuitive approach that supports and encourages curiosity and focus. Passionate about the learning process, Jamila is a dedicated Somatic mediation practitioner within the Dharma Ocean community.
When not teaching, she can be found socially dancing (Argentine Tango, Salsa, Bachata, Lindy hop and Balboa.) spending time in nature with her dog, writing poetry, and or learning about this magnificent gift of being human.