Category Archives: Wellness

Teaching Yoga and Pilates Can Hurt!

Instructors of Yoga and Pilates have a much greater risk of injury than their students. Instructors have learned to be aware of the limitations and difficulties of their students, but many may not recognize their own risk of injury. The problem lies, not in their ability but, in their risk of overuse.
Teaching schedules for many instructors can be as heavy as six hours per day. The demands of teaching can require much more muscular strength, and endurance, than would normaly be required in an individual’s daily personal practice.
Do to these teaching specific demands, I suggest that Instructors add additional strength and conditioning exercises at least twice a week. These additional workouts are for general strength and muscular endurance conditioning, to support the sometimes excessive physical demands of a Professional Instructor. As we all know, when your living depends on your physical ability to finish the job, many times we go beyond what is best for us individually!
Maintain your body and it will keep on working for you!

Happy 2012

Beginning 2012 off with a reminder that many have been before us. The knowledge of healing is continuously forgotten in the past, and relearned in the present. The more we are able pass on the knowledge to future generations, the more likely advances will be made and needless suffering can be eased or prevented.
We are looking forward to an exciting year ahead! We will revisit old friends and make new one as we travel the world this year. Hope to see you!

New Lease On Life

I have recently been providing Anti-aging Bodywork sessions here at the Sanctuary with wonderful results. It began with a client request to “Just go over everything and make it work better”. They had no specific complaint, but just wanted to see what I might find and how it felt. We scheduled a single one hour bodywork session, and went to work. At the end of the hour I had found quite a few restricted areas in the neck and one shoulder, which were treated and restored to normal motion, before we ran out of time. The next day the client told me, the improvement and feeling of freedom was so amazing that they scheduled five consecutive days of 2 hour sessions. By the end of that week the news was even better, “I feel 20 years younger, and probably move better than I did back then”! They told me the Yoga, Pilates, and exercise classes where so much easier after the first couple sessions. By the time it was time for them to return home, they had plans for a much more active lifestyle, which they had not been able to live due to poor agility and “just feeling old”. Β The sessions changed their idea of what they could do, and they were “ready to get back into it.”

I am seeing great results, with what I now call Intuitive Bodywork Sessions, in both physical improvements and also a greatly increased positive attitude about what clients consider possible in their lives. Most have gone from feeling like they are getting old, to realizing that they can still do almost everything and even start improving again! What a treat to to see, I love my work!