Inspire by FM - Open Workshop with Elke Schroeder
This workshop will be a deep-dive into task-based movement training. Inspired by the *Fighting Monkey Practice, we will explore task-based movement and how its application in personal practice and in teaching is vital for longevity.
Solo and partnered task-based movement situations will be investigated using the Fighting Monkey tools, floorwork/low-flying locomotion and directed improvisation. The physical work will be supported by discussion of the Fighting Monkey approach and how to integrate this work into an existing personal or teaching practice. Some of the topics we will cover include: smart training for instinctual/reactive movement, elastic capacity for power and mobility, how to identity ineffective and inefficient movement patterns/affectations, and how to use partnered training/physical tools/coordinations in order to hone body awareness, shared body empathy and communication.
Inspire by FM is a great complement to any physical discipline. All dedicated practitioners and movement instructors, (including but not limited to dancers, athletes, physical performers, yogis and martial artists), are welcome.
Pants that cover the knees and shirts that cover the shoulders are recommended.(*For a full description of the Fighting Monkey Practice and it’s creators, Jozef Frucek and Linda Kapetanea, please visit www.fightingmonkey.net. There are also video resources of their work available on youtube).
$300 early-bird price (before October 15th).
$350 regular price.
Elke is a Mover. A seasoned dancer and performer, her 20 year relationship with dance and its consequent body fatigue led her to seek healing. At first she went to yoga and after experiencing positive changes she became a teacher, graduating from the Octopus Garden Teachers Training and Mentorship programs in 2008. Still dancing and looking for training to support this, she found Fighting Monkey - and its this task-based, longevity practice that is now the focus of her personal study and the biggest influence on her teaching. Elke is recognized as an FM instructor by its creators, Jozef Frucek and Linda Kapetanea. In addition to dance, yoga and FM, Elke’s movement background includes floorwork, acrobatics, functional movement and martial arts.
Elke leads a practice that is fluid, strong, and creative. She encourages a sense of play, and her teachings provoke curiosity towards revealing our body’s intrinsic wisdom. Bringing knowledge from her dance and movement training, Elke is interested in everyone practicing individually but in community, and offering a practice that is both challenging and accessible to all. She is still an active creator and performer of contemporary dance and travels her work throughout Canada and abroad.
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Areas of focus
*Baseline tests for ankle mobility, hip stability and barefoot functional movements done pre and post seminar to assess improvements made
*Foot assessment, the importance of feet, current treatment, foot dysfunction, foot anatomy
*Role of the hip in optimal foot function, causes of hip problems, correcting hip dysfunction
*Restoring healthy feet with a stable arch, training strong and stable feet & hips
*Essentials of gait, running technique, footwear 101, how shoes affect the way you move
Cost: $195 plus tax, limited to 15 people
Price covers the registration fees for the seminar and includes a course manual.
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This workshop will give you the information as well as the tools you need to develop your front splits, middle splits, full bridge, and as a byproduct of the work presented – an ass to grass squat.
The first half of this workshop will focus on developing the strength and flexibility required for both middle splits and front splits.
The second half will focus on developing a safe and proper full bridge, limbers, and walk-overs.
Intro to weightlifting, gymnastic basics and sports conditioning for ages of 9 and older looking to increase their athletics ability. They will be exposed to a 3-day training program used to educate them on the basics of weightlifting, gymnastics, mobility, stretching, plyometric, and conditioning.
The Yoga Tune Up® Level 1 70 hour Certification Program strikes a balance between the worlds of yoga and fitness, attracting trainees of all ages, body types, and movement modalities. It breaks down the nuts and bolts of human movement by using a yogic lens of awareness, conscious relaxation and proper breathing techniques.
Try this 3 hour workshop and experience what remains the best full body functional movement workout around!
Feel the strength and freedom of your body with:
Reformer - full body resistance training
Towelwork - upper body
Barrework - lower body
Floorwork - hips, spine, and everything!
Teacher: Jacqueline Ethier, PMA-CPT
Owner of Pilates Space