Pathway of the psoas January 10th 2021 

I am so excited to announce that my online class is finally here, The Pathway of the Psoas workshop is starting January 10th, 2021

In this four week series we explore the pathway of the psoas and many of the deeper meanings of the psoas muscle group. In this deep dive into our relationship to our psoas, a 4 week long online course diving deep into this primal, spiritual, ancestral, animal like, intuitive and instinctive messenger within us. 

In these past 10 months, I have deepened my spiritual practices, self/soul care practices, and meditation practices. As I realized, these are a necessity for me at this time. I've broken down time after time and have recognized this feeling of wanting to quit over and over again, but I realize that quitting is not an option. Resting is, but not giving up. Finding this rhythm of my own body within all of this chaos can be daunting. But it is possible. I keep my finger on my souls pulse and listen closely to it every day. This is what true self/soul care is. Some days I may need deep rest and quiet and to unplug from the world. Other days I may need connection, stimulation, creativity and movement. not giving up. Finding this rhythm of my own body within all of this chaos can be daunting. But it is possible. I keep my finger on my souls pulse and listen closely to it every day. This is what true self/soul care is. Some days I may need deep rest and quiet and to unplug from the world. Other days I may need connection, stimulation, creativity and movement. But the beginning of this process, is actually finding and listening to our inner pulse.

What is it that you value? What do yo need the most right now in order to thrive in these times? It's different for everybody, and our needs change everyday. I know that my soul needs rest and reflection, as well as movement, connection and joy. If we don't know what it is we are seeking, value or need, than how can we move towards it? I offer this contemplation to you, as I am reminded everyday over and over, how many of us have never learned true self care. Beyond pedicures and shopping sprees, what needs tending to? In our bodies? Our souls? Right now? In our hearts? What is crying for your attention? Attention is such an ordinary act, yet so profound. 

What we pay attention to.... g r o w s

I have learned that self care and preservation is a not only a necessity for me, but a way of life. I have learned that authentic relationships are a necessity for me. I have learned that being in deep nature regularly is a necessity for me. I have learned that tending to the earth is a necessity if we as a human race will survive.

I tell you these things as these are what I have learned about myself and my hearts calling. If you are interested in exploring your own and learning tools to build and expand your self/soul care and building your inner awareness, this is for you. 

I have researched and taught about the psoas muscle group, for almost 2 decades. This deep primordial muscle has connections to our ancestry, are adaptations as humans as we've evolved from four legs to two. This is a four week online series in which we dive in deep. The four weeks are divided into different parts of the meanings of this psoas.

We begin each inquiry with reading, journal prompts and guided mediations, followed by movement practices, as well as expressive arts explorations, drawing, creative writing and journalling, sounding and more.

I have studied many movement modalities, and we explore many here, from Continuum movement (fluid body), Gyrotonic, Restorative Yoga, Pelvic Floor and foundations of Pilates, Sound Healing, and somatic practices where we move and explore creatively. Here are the topics of the 4 modules....

Week 1

Evolution and Adaptation, central channel, and how to keep this channel open and alive, attention, listening, instinct, intuition, and trusting our gut

Week 2

The psoas and its relationship to vulnerability, self-worth and value, trust, expression, ancestral patterns, safety, containment, fluidity and flow

Week 3

The psoas and its relationship to communication, time, past, present and future, true center and our sense of place, discernment and boundaries

Week 4

The psoas as an actual pathway, an inner and outer path, inner pulse and impulse, resonance and dissonance, our souls path and purpose, our body compass, and the psoas as the great transmitter of information 

We will cover a lot of ground, and explore this muscle group each week with many modalities. Each week beginning on Sunday, you receive the reading for the week and the journal prompts. These are written by myself and writings that I have complied to help you really explore these concepts in your body, mind and soul. 

Wednesday you will receive, two videos for that week. The videos will help you explore the concepts deeper, as well as give you many tools to explore and self care tools to help you expand your medicine bag. These videos will vary from breathing exercises, guided meditations, release techniques, mobility exercises, somatic experiencing, drawing and expressive arts guidance, dance, yoga, pilates, sounding and mindfulness practices.

The psoas often holds trauma, either yours or inherited from our ancestors. I do recommend having a therapist or somatic practitioner that you can work with to help you navigate some of these if you have never explored before.

Fridays there will be a live zoom call, where I can answer questions, group members can check in, and we can support each other and hold space for one another, as being witnessed in your inner body awakening can be a huge part of the process, so you may integrate these parts of yourself within your daily life and relationships. Here you can share insights, or challenges that are coming up for you.

You will also have access to a private Facebook group only for course participants and myself. Here is a place we can also share with each other, offering insights and support as needed.

This series is not recommended for those who have not taken another psoas workshop or a class or have been studying and reading about this muscle group for sometime. This is not an anatomy or exercise series. It is a deep exploration into the psoas and its deeper emotional, ancestral, and spiritual, and energetic  meanings, and its affect on our lives.

You will receive invaluable research and resources for yourself, that I hope brings you more and more into this exploration into deep relationship to yourself and your self and soul care. After this course, you will have much more material to dive into on your own and explore throughout the year. What a great way to end 2020, and bring 2021 in! $150 for this online course with videos, and materials that are yours forever. Begins January 10th 2021

If interested, please email me directly and tell me why you want to take this course, and some of your history with this muscle group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are a Pilates, Yoga, & Movement studio offering private and semi-private sessions. We  have  over 18 years in the industry are trained to help you restore hope in your body and get you back to the active lifestyle that you once led or just wanting better performance results! We have the highest standards of teaching, and we watch and teach you from beginning to end. We have taught and trained for almost two  decades and can literally see what needs to change in movement patterns to achieve optimum health.

During these most challenging times we are still seeing clients visually for private sessions on Zoom.  We also have many videos that can be purchased or rented on various techniques like traction methods, chair yoga, pilates, strategies for dealing with neck pain, pirifomis issues, restorative yoga, yoga for empaths and people dealing with anxiety, and much more. New videos are added weekly. 

 

We've successfully helped hundreds of people using different modalities such as Pilates,  Iyengar based Yoga, Physical Therapy, Restorative Yoga, Mindfulness Practices, Body Rolling and other myofascial muscle releasing techniques, Gyrotonic, and Breathing Awareness Practice. All of these movement modalities help to bring you back into your truest alignment. Learning the Pilates Method and the principles of Yoga alignment changed my life, now I am ready to help you move towards the life, body and health that you deserve.

Are you ready to work on your path to healing, movement, and inner strength? 

Upcoming online classes and workshops

Join me for the month of March, in my chair yoga class! All Tuesdays in March I will be offering chair yoga from 9 to 10:30 AM PST, all classes are recorded so even if you cannot attend in real time you will have the practice for that whole week. In this class I use all of my multitude of movement modalities well as using my creativity working with various props creating a dynamic strength building, grounding and invigorating class to help him move through these timesAll Tuesdays in March I will be offering chair yoga from nine to 10:30 AM PST, all classes are recorded so even if you cannot attend in real time you will have the practice for that whole week. In this class I use all of my multitude of movement modalities well as using my creativity working with various props creating a dynamic strength building, grounding and invigorating class to help him move through these times. We will use online based yoga, slow strength building, Pilates, Gyrotonic, Qi Gong, somatic practices, release and traction techniques and more. All levels are welcome, modifications are shown, one year yoga or movement experience is recommended. Go to Shop page, and purchase either a single class for $20, or the whole month of March, 5 classes, for $90, saving 10%.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As of right now, I am not teaching a regular weekly class, but do offer workshops at various studios online in the Bay Area. Please get on my mailing list if you are interested. I teach workshops on various topics, such as Yoga for Back Pain and or Scoliosis, Creating at Home Traction methods, Unwinding Neck Tension, The Pathway of the Psoas, and Restorative Yoga for Anxiety and Trauma. I am also soon launching a 4 week series on the pathway of the psoas and its connections to our kidney/adrenal complex, our fight/flight/freeze response in our bodies, our belly brain and our innate bodies intelligence and wisdom. The psoas is a place of knowing, versus thinking of the mind. I have many recorded classes and workshops that you can rent or purchase on my home page, scroll down to videos. More videos are added weekly.

 

 

BUILDING RESILIENCE WITH A HOME PRACTICE....COMING SOON

 

I am also working on a 4 week series on Building Resilience with a home practice. Looking at all the ways we get in our own ways of having our own personal practice. Whatever that practice may be, a practice is holding space for ourselves, creating a boundary for ourselves, and creating and developing a relationship with ourselves. Many of us were never taught to care for ourselves, much less developing a relationship with our own bodies. Learning to tune in, navigate and know our inner terrain of our bodies is essential. We need to unplug, disconnect from the outer noise of life, to actually begin to hear our own inner voice and sensations of the body. Which in turn, brings us in deeper connection to the earth, the universe and who we truly are and our purpose.

Pricing

Private Session prices working with Shannon Knorr, 

Senior Pilates Instructor, and RYT 500 (Registered 

Yoga Teacher), Scoliosis Specialist

120/one session

1100/package of 10

550/package of 5

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