May 5 - 7, 2017
$430 (includes balls & bands)
Inquiries to email@example.com
Fri, May 5 - 6:00-8:00PM
Sat, May 6 - 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Sun, May 7 - 9:AM - 6:00PM
(Sat & Sun include 90 minute lunch breaks, with 15 minute breaks in the morning and afternoon)
FRANKLIN METHOD (DNI™) : WEEKEND IMMERSION
Time to take your movement to the next level. No matter what techniques you practice, or if you just want to deepen your experience of how a healthy body functions, Franklin Method provides an evidence-based meditative, practical, and enjoyable approach to anatomical embodiment.
Franklin Method is the ultimate life-hack, improving the way our bodies function not just in exercise but in everyday life, creating a peaceful mind and healthy body.
WHAT WE'LL COVER:
- Understanding the science and application of mind/body techniques for improving movement, posture, confidence, motivation, strength, flexibility, balance and stability;
- Discovery of healthy and efficient movement through embodying the muscles and fascia of the body;
- Embodying alignment as a dynamic 3-dimensional event and the corresponding bone-rhythms, thus improving posture and allowing more efficient movement;
- Experience the importance of the organs in movement;
- Explore how the functional understanding of the body can be applied to practices such as yoga in order to empower excellent teaching of healthy movement by experiencing it ourselves.
This will involve an understanding of movement philosophy from the Franklin Method perspective, highlighting the importance of imagery to successful mind/body connection. Students will experience this through exploration of the spine, shoulders, knees, feet, and pelvis, as well as the organs.
Simple and effective ball & band exercises will seamlessly incorporate this knowledge, allowing us to experience what healthy movement can truly be and how to apply it to every aspect of life, including the practice or teaching of any movement technique.
Damian has been studying and teaching the Franklin Method for twelve years and is a member of the Franklin Method teacher training faculty. In this time he has trained extensively with founder Eric Franklin and teaches weekly classes in NYC as well as workshops around the US, Canada and Europe.
His journey into the somatic arts began when he went in search of an alternative to surgery for his chronic back pain, spending many years traveling and studying with those whom he considered to be experts in the field of Movement Science and Energy Medicine. Damian is passionate about providing tools to facilitate radical change in body and mind, resulting in a whole new experience of pleasurable, healthy, and efficient movement in everyday life.
His well rounded training also includes BodyTalk, Source Point Therapy, Yuen Method, Reflexology, Tui Na, Swedish and Sports Rehab Massage, Aromatherapy, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Matrix Energetics and he is a Reiki Master.
ABOUT FRANKLIN METHOD & DNI™
Dynamic Neurocognitive Imagery (DNI)™ combines knowledge and research from a variety of fields, including, anatomy, kinesiology, bio-mechanics, and neuroscience. The DNI approach has developed tools and approaches for imagery use which are being implemented in many dance academies and universities around the world.
The DNI™ research team is constantly working on investigating various aspects of the beneficial effects of DNI on human motor performance. This team is composed of specialists in the fields of imagery, bio-mechanics, and motor performance.
The Franklin Method Approach can be applied to any movement to improve it's function. Our goal is to create happy minds & healthy bodies through anatomical embodiment and Dynamic Neurocognitive Imagery (DNI).
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