Workshops & Retreats
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Get on the right track - giving you some self management tools for mind and body
Activation Evening at The Well
Tuesday 22nd November
Wake up your mindset, breath and deep core: an explanation of Douglas Heel's 'Be Activated' technique, compensatory patterns and how to foster greater efficiency, ease and confidence in your body.
90 mins presentation and interactive class - take away some useful tools to keep using yourself.
$29 for Well members / $39 non members
'Movement Therapy' at The Well Studios
Weekly class: Breathe-Feel-Play: 6pm Thursdays
Free-up your body in this weekly, physio-guided class designed for whole body health and vitality.
In Breathe-Feel-Play I combine neuromuscular activation, movement therapy and breathwork with elements of pilates, yoga, tai chi, and conditioning in a fun, active, one-hour class. Suitable for all abilities, you will strengthen functional movement and build your understanding of the ‘mind-body’ connection.
Each week, we’ll work on techniques for relaxation, pain and injury management, flexibility, strength, and conditioning. You’ll also gain simple tools to continue your practice at home.
Who should attend:
Anyone who has done activation with me before and would like to see how to put it to use in regular movement and conditioning sessions. Learn what you can do back at home!
For those new to activation techniques, I recommend the private induction session to get a feel for what we do. Otherwise, jump into the classes and I always do my best to let you feel the differences it makes through each session.
If you feel you're struggling with an injury or condition that makes movement difficult for youat the moment, it is probably worth starting with a full physiotherapy assessment and building things up with your issues better managed.
We will look at your breathing patterns, current level of deep core activity and individual movement patterns. We’ll then go over some of the basics of muscle activation, including identifying the deep core points and basic breathing techniques that support and influence your body’s function.
If you have specific things like medical issues, conditions or injuries, we'll need to take the time to do a full physiotherapy assessment, this will help us when we get to the group sessions, adapting things if necessary.
$75 – 60 minutes - For those feeling they currently have no barriers to exercising - let's get down to business!
$120 – 90 minutes - Comprehensive Physio Assessment
( This is always my preferred start - it gives me the time to get your full story - issues, concerns, goals and aspirations... )
Schedule now: firstname.lastname@example.org 027 359 3504
How do I join?
If you’ve not done activation with me before, you'll get the most out of a private induction or physio session first - get in touch: email@example.com or 0273593504
Sign up for a drop in or a weekly class – register with The Well Studios and then click 'Class Schedule' to sign up for the class Start or stop anytime...
Drop In Session - $23 per session:
Weekly Sessions - $18 per session:
'Breathe-Feel-Play' for climbers – first, understand the basics, find your weak spots and how to light them up...
Feel and measure the difference...
I've previously run workshops at Uprising in Christchurch, if you're interested in this, let me know and we can set something up...
'Keep Climbing' ongoing sessions for climbers - how do we relate this to the stresses and strains of climbing...? Warming up/down, common issues, training, rehabilitating injuries. Not currently running, again: if you'd like these to happen let me know - I'd happily run them!
Do it better! Breathwork, Headspace,
Neuromuscular Activation and Movement.
If you're unwell or at risk from Covid-19, please stay home.
Please make me aware of any medical conditions I would need to know about prior to attending the session. You will fill out a consent form and brief medical history on your first time with me so I have your details on file, this information will be stored securely, as are all my records and you are welcome to have access to them yourself.
I generally look at the ability to get down onto the floor and back up again without any major pain or difficulty as a good measure of required function here. If this is a problem at the moment, it may be better to make a start by seeing me one to one so I can make sure we keep things safe. Comfortable clothes and footwear for easy movement are best, I'll generally encourage bare feet unless that's a problem...
Here we really get the time to go deeper – Friday evening to Sunday afternoon – immerse yourself in the information, activation sessions and movement. Relax and learn in a beautiful environment, with delicious healthy food and inexpensive accommodation provided. Get back home with your own wellbeing toolbox and hopefully a smile on your face…
We're hoping to offer these before too long - Watch This Space..!
Living Springs’ Bellbird retreat sits high above Lyttelton Harbour, a secluded venue away from the main centre with self contained lecture and movement space with a big view out to the Heads. Inexpensive bunk or twin/double studio rooms. Great freshly prepared food from local vegan cookery enthusiast Kate Finnerty.
Group and weather permitting there are amazing local walks, invigorating dips and more to complement your weekend…
Get some knowledge, move your mind and body, reconnect with nature…
Breathe – Feel – Play – Load - Eat – Sleep – Repeat!
Fri evening to Sun afternoon, including food and accommodation
$400 each for bunks, $450 each for Studio (2 Person) rooms
***BYO BEDDING*** (can be supplied by Living Springs at an extra charge)