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Liquidbody Lounge Thursday Night Series

Thursdays 7-8:30pm
Jan.3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 2019
Cost: $25/drop in $120/series
Contact: Emily Smith: www.emily-smith.com, 484-472-3626, embodysmith@gmail.com

This is a class about connection, adaptability and intentionally creating and releasing tension. Rediscover the art and science of communicating with the languages of the body.
Explore using movement, touch, breath, sound and posture as medicine. This self-treatment and movement session blends the principles of John F. Barnes' Myofascial Release Approach  qigong, functional strengthening, pilates and yin yoga. Connect mind, body, awareness and breath using foam rollers, balls, yoga props and various self myofascial release tools therapeutically. Self-treat myofascial restrictions, imbalances, tension and pain naturally. Reclaim awareness, posture, balance, mobility/stability, strength and mindfulness.
You will feel like you've had bodywork and a workout. All are welcome.

Please contact Emily before taking class if you are unable to get up and down from the floor independently.

You will learn:

  • How to care for your Fascial System

  • Cultivate energy and mindfulness

  • Core strengthening and diaphragmatic breathing

  • Exercises for balancing, strengthening and relaxing body and mind

  • How to use self myofascial release tools including a foam roller therapeutically to soften and rehydrate stiff tissues and restore sensation

  •  Prevent and recover from injuries, enhance athletic performance, release excessive tension, stuck energy and myofascial restrictions

  • Body mechanics for functional movement, alignment and posture

  • How to identify and avoid reinforcing imbalances, self treat muscular pain, move, stretch and strengthen wisely and autonomously

  • Create awareness of and change compensatory movement patterns

  • how to self-treat, alleviate and prevent chronic pain

  • Reclaim mobility, stability and balance 

  • Cultivate awareness and mindfulness 

  • Create rituals around a self treatment practice 

  • Learn ways to make daily movements strengthening exercises

  • Remember how to listen to wisdom within 

  • Trust your body-mind as your movement guide