Movement

Helping your body to remember movement with ease.
We believe that movement is a powerful tool in health and healing. The human body is designed to move so fluids are circulated, muscles stay strong, and we feel more energetic. When movement causes pain due to injury, sedentary lifestyle, or other reasons, we are here to help. Our movement specialists can restore functionality to your activities, bringing strength, balance and relief of pain. Learn more about our Strength and Movement Services:
Functional Movement

Functional Movement Training helps reduce pain and dysfunction while building strength and range of motion. If an area is hurting you, we will work together to discover why your body is not moving optimally. The many moving parts of your body are actually intimately connected – if one part of your body isn’t participating well, other parts will have to work harder. This can cause pain, discomfort, or you may feel like something is stuck or blocked.

When you work with Anita Luck, our Functional Movement Specialist, she will first assess and identify your specific patterns of movement and determine which of your unique movements are supporting you and which movements can be improved upon for optimal functionality. There are no right or wrong ways of moving, no scores or tests to pass or fail.

What can I expect from a Functional Movement Training Session?

While a traditional fitness/personal training session is great for building strength, Functional Movement Training is different. It is based on more natural movements and builds strength and coordination using these natural movements. This allows you to more quickly and completely integrate your new found strength into your everyday movements. Isolating just one muscle group, like in traditional training, often doesn’t carry over into other movements. Functional Movement Training will restore pain-free movement, revive or instill a love of moving, and lead to a resilient body that is less prone to injury.

Who can benefit from Functional Movement Training?

People who have pain in daily activities like walking and bending or while participating in general fitness and sports activities.
Post rehab – there is usually more mobility and ability to be gained.
Postpartum – a woman should carefully build up strength in the pelvic floor after pregnancy with appropriate exercise.
Pelvic floor issues – there are many parts of the body that affect the pelvic floor.
Scoliosis – teenagers can often lessen the scoliotic curves, others may find pain relief.
Fitness and sport enthusiasts who want to improve generally or a specific movement.
Anyone who wants to get more fun movement into their lives.

Rates:
$105 – 1hr session

Series Rates:
$285 – Introductory Offer: series of 3
$500 – series of 5 sessions
$950 – series of 10 sessions

Core Movement Integration
Using Principles of Dr Moshe Feldenkrais, Core Movement Integration (CMI) is a comprehensive, mindful system of movement education. An exercise system using movement sequences that tap into your natural way of moving, connecting from foot to head through your core, allowing re-training at a neurological level! With any CMI session you can expect some hands-on techniques to release restrictions, guide movement, and enhance body awareness & coordination. Moving more efficiently decreases pain, increases strength, flexibility and improves posture; all contributing to joint health! CMI helps maintain and “regenerate” the body through improving functional movements of every day life.

Understanding the three words of its name is the first step in understanding what CMI is and what learning it can do for you.

CORE
Your body’s core, its physical and energy center, is located in your lower abdomen. In Core Movement Integration (CMI) you learn how movement and energy flow through this point to balance your body enabling you to remain upright with little effort. This dynamic core stabilization is the first principle of CMI.

MOVEMENT
In CMI you learn 6 Pathways of sequential movement, each spanning the body from feet to head. The Pathways map out “routes” of movement that allow your joints and muscles to move easily and freely while encouraging your body to lengthen. You can use these Pathways for all activities: daily tasks, sitting, walking, aerobic and strengthening exercises and sports. The 6 Movement Pathways form the second principle of CMI.

INTEGRATION
To be efficient, movement must flow from one part of the body to its neighboring part without encountering blocks along the way. When the brain and body can connect movement in this way, stress and effort are reduced. This integrated way of functioning is the third principle of CMI.

Yoga

Integrative private yoga focuses on balancing breath with movement practices and heightened body awareness. The benefit of individual yoga is that each session is tailored to meet clients exactly where they are in work, rest and wellness. This attention to detail promotes a deeper sense of how we move, present sensations, where habitual patterns have manifested, accessible anatomical knowledge, playful curiosity and complete relaxation. Each yoga session will build upon the previous session to cultivate calm within and calm without, along with gradual sustained stability and balance for each individual.

One on one Private Yoga session:

30 minutes – $55
60 minutes – $105
75 minutes – $130
90 minutes – $150

Series pricing:

5 60 min sessions $500
10 60-min sessions $950
5 75 min sessions $625
10 75-min sessions $1200
5 90 min sessions $725
10 90-min sessions $1400

Small Group – 2-3 people
75 minutes – $65 per person

Call to book a small group class.