2 hour workshop focusing on the benefits of Body Rolling utilizing foam rollers and specific balls.
The benefits of Body Rolling
The basic principle of body rolling is creating space. Every part of your body needs its proper space to function properly. Lack of space first manifests as muscle tightness or contraction. Different bodies lack space for different reasons. Almost everyone has muscles in their body that they don’t use and then these muscles lose their ability to function properly. These muscles then shrink – they shorten, they take up less space. We also all have muscles that we overuse. These muscles are constantly contracted and tightness then results in lack of space.
In body rolling we release the fascia and elongate the muscle. We stimulate a tendon, we free up a joint. Working with the ball reveals how tightness in certain muscles restricts movements in the joints. As they release, the joint loosens up.
The other work that body rolling does is decongest and unstick connective tissue and stimulates bone. It also encourages you to let go of habitual patterns. You start to let go and release. With the breath on the ball we soften, sink, melt and let go.
Body rolling is a must for Pilates, Gyrotonic and Yoga students (honestly EVERYONE can benefit). It will enable and deepen your movement arts practice. It will teach and inform you about your own anatomy. It will help you let go of fascial restrictions, energy blockages, and stress. You will feel more centered, grounded and more at ease both physically and emotionally.
Laura offers Body Rolling private lessons and group workshops that are designed to teach you a set of Body Rolling skills you can do yourself as part of your home-based self-care.
Contact Laura to book a private or to set up a workshop for yourself and some friends. Workshops and private lessons are also available via Zoom (prior purchase of body rolling tools is required for Zoom lessons).
2 hour workshop introducing the fundamental concepts and movements of The Gyrotonic Method. Great way to try out this amazing system. Workshop limited to six students.
Let us know you're interested in this workshop and we'll do our best to get it set up for you!
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Yoga Nidra (aka the Yoga of Sleep) is actually the art of learning to deeply relax. Laura combines this ancient art with the art of Sound Healing for a truly transformational experience.
Workshops are currently being set up via Zoom and will be offered live in-studio once groups can gather.
Private and semi-private sessions via Zoom are also available.
Let Laura know you're interested!
A Sound Immersion Experience is designed to help you help, change and transform on a cellular level via the vibrational effects of sound on our DNA.
Group Sound Experiences will resume once groups can gather again.
Steve and Laura owned and operated a martial arts school on the Big Island of Hawaii for 15 years.
Steve is available for private and semi private lessons in practical real life self defense - called FAST Defennse. Fear Adrenal Stress Training.
Rather than become "the deer in the headlights", learn how to stay safe when your adrenaline is flowing.
FAST is also taught in a workshop format which we be offered once groups can gather.
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Studio Owner (Stephanie Gasparo): (626) 253-4215
Studio Director (Laura Crittendon): (808) 756-1628
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