Our current session of classes through Westport Continuing Education is now under way
Pilates Mat and TRX Classes will once again
be given as DROP IN Classes just after Thanksgiving
WE DO OFFER WEEKLY DROP IN Yamuna Body Rolling Class
Tuesdays at 10:30, $20 class fee
for further information please contact us
SAVE YOUR LOWER BACK
SAVE YOUR SHOULDERS AND UPPER BACK September 23
SAVE YOUR HIPS AND PELVIS September 30
SAVE YOUR LEGS October 14
FULL BODY ROLLING CLASS October 21
TRX: What is it?
A perfect complement to Pilates, TRX Suspension Training uses bodyweight and gravity for a strength training workout focused on core muscles. Every exercise builds functional strength, balance and core stability at the same time with an equally strong focus on optimal aligment and balance. TRX training gives you an edge over conventional strength training - the benefits are not just for elite athletes, but for everyone who wants to improve their fitness level safely. TRX is offered in a class format and as a private training.
Yamuna Body Rolling: What Is It?
What is Yamuna Body Rolling?
Yamuna Body Rolling is a non impact technique that is effective for every one. The concept is really quite simple: your body weight sinks into specifically sized balls to target superficial skin, fasciae, muscle fibers, tendons, ligaments, and bones. This unique method combines aspects of both exercise and therapuetic treatment into a program you can learn to do on your own.
What Happens In a Body Rolling Class?
Our Yamuna Body Rolling Classes will teach you the techniques and routines you need to know to release each part of the body. Some balls allow for more detailed muscle and tissue work while other balls release tension to create relaxation and space from head to toe. As you roll through the body you actually feel your bones, your tendons and your muscles and gain a better sense of your own anatomy. The ball becomes the skilled hands of a therapist as you allow the ball to sink deep to the bone, providing bone stimulation, reviving your tendons, muscles and ligaments. The routines in a body rolling class also focus on tractioning the spine and opening the hips, knees and shoulders. The end result is a body that feels less restricted, more open, and more elongated.
What are the Benefits of Body Rolling? Improved posture
Increased range of motion
Improved alignment in all parts of the body
Increased muscle tone
Increased organ function
Feel better in your body
How is Body Rolling Different than Other Muscular Release Techiques?
The extraordinary effect of Body Rolling is that it increases muscle flexibility and range of motion safely and effectively.In addition to elasticity resulting from the conventional stretch methods the cross fibering of muscle utilized in the Body Rolling routines enables the body to move more dynamically and accesses all intended muscle fibers . Also, Body Rolling can easily access to abdominal muscles and internal organs even though regular stretching cannot usually target those sensitive areas. For example, YBR can expand the rib cage to increase the lung capacity, and open the pelvis.
Body Rolling is offered in a group class or as a private training.
Yamuna Table Treatment: What is it?
Originallycreated for the famous luxury resort and spa, Canyon Ranch, Yamuna took her already-developed Yamuna Body Rolling hands-on work to the table. The table treatment was the result. What makes this one-hour treatment uniquely body-altering is the leverage allowed by performing the work on the table, which provides additional of range of motion benefits and traction techniques. Using the ball as a fulcrum within the body's joints, the trained practitioner uses the hands as traction on one side and the ball on the other, giving the client a treatment on both sides of the body simultaneously.
Special attention is given in the table treamen to the key joints in the body that tend to become restricted for various reasons such as improper alignment and arthritis. The hips, the knees, the ankles, the shoulders and even the feet are given joint space through this technique to increase in range of motion, reduce friction and eliminate discomfort.