What we're about

• Would you like to get out of pain?
• Would you like to have a thriving, flexible, and strong body?
• Would you like to return to favorite activities, or start new ones but feel you are too out of shape or injured?

Then look no further!

The intention of this group is to educate you about why you are where you are, physically.
• Why does your back hurt?
• Why do you have knee pain?
• Why do you have osteoporosis? In only one hip?
• Why does fat accumulate “there” and only “there”?
• Why do you sneeze/laugh pee?

I will teach you movement protocols that you can do to change your situation.

Come and learn:
1. What your body (every body) should be able to do
2. What your physical limitations mean for your overall health
3. Gentle exercises to release pain and restore your function and range of motion

Whether you are a couch potato, an expecting /new mom, or an athlete, if you have a body, this group is for you. Everyone is welcome and will be guided to challenge themselves while respecting your body’s boundaries.

One hour classes of low impact stretching and strengthening exercises will be held in Pasadena and occasionally outside.

I am a Certified Personal Trainer in Restorative Exercise, certified by Nutritious Movement ( http://www.nutritiousmovement.com ), a program by biomechanist and author Katy Bowman. You can read more about me at www.BalancedAndAligned.com. My goal is to teach those who want a better relationship with their body, and are committed to moving towards a healthier pain free life.

Upcoming events (4)

Simple Stretches for Pain Relief and Prevention

Lumina Academy

This class will offer simple stretches to help you release your pain so that you can live a movement rich life. (Specific class focus will depend on who's in attendance.) More importantly, you will learn what you are doing that causes pain in the first place. Once you stop the movement patterns that cause the pain, that's when the correctives become even more powerful, contributing to a body that gets better, stronger, healthier, with every movement. Movement Limitations: If you have any movement limitations, such as you can't get down to the floor, let me know that when you RSVP for the class, at a minimum 24 hours beforehand. That will give me enough time to plan a class in which you you can fully participate. Equipment Needed: · Yoga Mat (if you don't have one, you can borrow one at the studio) · Half Foam Cylinder, or a rolled up towel or blanket · Bolster - or a makeshift of towels, blankets, throw pillows (please send me a message about this if you have questions) · Yoga Tune Up Ball, or Therapy Ball (if you don't have one, a Tennis ball will be provided) · If you'd like to borrow any equipment, just let me know when you RSVP so I can bring it for you. Cost: $25 (exact change is appreciated, or check) If you are attending FOR THE FIRST TIME ... · Please bring the completed forms (https://www.dropbox.com/s/zhiquuama2wgrgg/Emergency%20Contact%20and%20PARQ%20-%20Copy.pdf?dl=0) to your first class: · Please arrive a few minutes early to give me a chance to review your forms before class starts. Equipment Notes: · We use a half foam cylinder in class as a prop for many of the exercises. It looks like this (https://www.amazon.com/Body-Sport-Half-Foam-Rollers/dp/B01K9ORW5W). You can buy one from me for $5 in class and it's yours to keep and use for home/class practice. Or, you can roll up a towel or yoga mat to get a similar effect. · We also often use this (https://www.amazon.com/YogaAccessories-Supportive-Round-Cotton-Bolster/dp/B002170YNS/ref=sr_1_2?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1498404188&sr=1-2&keywords=yoga+bolster+round+cotton) yoga bolster from Amazon. You can use a stack of blankets or towels or pillows for a similar effect. · And, we also often use a Yoga Tune Up Ball (https://www.tuneupfitness.com/yoga-tune-up-therapy-ball-pair) in some of the classes. Message me with any questions before class!

Simple Stretches for Pain Relief and Prevention

Lumina Academy

This class will offer simple stretches to help you release your pain so that you can live a movement rich life. (Specific class focus will depend on who's in attendance.) More importantly, you will learn what you are doing that causes pain in the first place. Once you stop the movement patterns that cause the pain, that's when the correctives become even more powerful, contributing to a body that gets better, stronger, healthier, with every movement. Movement Limitations: If you have any movement limitations, such as you can't get down to the floor, let me know that when you RSVP for the class, at a minimum 24 hours beforehand. That will give me enough time to plan a class in which you you can fully participate. Equipment Needed: · Yoga Mat (if you don't have one, you can borrow one at the studio) · Half Foam Cylinder, or a rolled up towel or blanket · Bolster - or a makeshift of towels, blankets, throw pillows (please send me a message about this if you have questions) · Yoga Tune Up Ball, or Therapy Ball (if you don't have one, a Tennis ball will be provided) · If you'd like to borrow any equipment, just let me know when you RSVP so I can bring it for you. Cost: $25 (exact change is appreciated, or check) If you are attending FOR THE FIRST TIME ... · Please bring the completed forms (https://www.dropbox.com/s/zhiquuama2wgrgg/Emergency%20Contact%20and%20PARQ%20-%20Copy.pdf?dl=0) to your first class: · Please arrive a few minutes early to give me a chance to review your forms before class starts. Equipment Notes: · We use a half foam cylinder in class as a prop for many of the exercises. It looks like this (https://www.amazon.com/Body-Sport-Half-Foam-Rollers/dp/B01K9ORW5W). You can buy one from me for $5 in class and it's yours to keep and use for home/class practice. Or, you can roll up a towel or yoga mat to get a similar effect. · We also often use this (https://www.amazon.com/YogaAccessories-Supportive-Round-Cotton-Bolster/dp/B002170YNS/ref=sr_1_2?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1498404188&sr=1-2&keywords=yoga+bolster+round+cotton) yoga bolster from Amazon. You can use a stack of blankets or towels or pillows for a similar effect. · And, we also often use a Yoga Tune Up Ball (https://www.tuneupfitness.com/yoga-tune-up-therapy-ball-pair) in some of the classes. Message me with any questions before class!

Simple Stretches for Pain Relief and Prevention

Lumina Academy

This class will offer simple stretches to help you release your pain so that you can live a movement rich life. (Specific class focus will depend on who's in attendance.) More importantly, you will learn what you are doing that causes pain in the first place. Once you stop the movement patterns that cause the pain, that's when the correctives become even more powerful, contributing to a body that gets better, stronger, healthier, with every movement. Movement Limitations: If you have any movement limitations, such as you can't get down to the floor, let me know that when you RSVP for the class, at a minimum 24 hours beforehand. That will give me enough time to plan a class in which you you can fully participate. Equipment Needed: · Yoga Mat (if you don't have one, you can borrow one at the studio) · Half Foam Cylinder, or a rolled up towel or blanket · Bolster - or a makeshift of towels, blankets, throw pillows (please send me a message about this if you have questions) · Yoga Tune Up Ball, or Therapy Ball (if you don't have one, a Tennis ball will be provided) · If you'd like to borrow any equipment, just let me know when you RSVP so I can bring it for you. Cost: $25 (exact change is appreciated, or check) If you are attending FOR THE FIRST TIME ... · Please bring the completed forms (https://www.dropbox.com/s/zhiquuama2wgrgg/Emergency%20Contact%20and%20PARQ%20-%20Copy.pdf?dl=0) to your first class: · Please arrive a few minutes early to give me a chance to review your forms before class starts. Equipment Notes: · We use a half foam cylinder in class as a prop for many of the exercises. It looks like this (https://www.amazon.com/Body-Sport-Half-Foam-Rollers/dp/B01K9ORW5W). You can buy one from me for $5 in class and it's yours to keep and use for home/class practice. Or, you can roll up a towel or yoga mat to get a similar effect. · We also often use this (https://www.amazon.com/YogaAccessories-Supportive-Round-Cotton-Bolster/dp/B002170YNS/ref=sr_1_2?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1498404188&sr=1-2&keywords=yoga+bolster+round+cotton) yoga bolster from Amazon. You can use a stack of blankets or towels or pillows for a similar effect. · And, we also often use a Yoga Tune Up Ball (https://www.tuneupfitness.com/yoga-tune-up-therapy-ball-pair) in some of the classes. Message me with any questions before class!

Simple Stretches for Pain Relief and Prevention

Lumina Academy

This class will offer simple stretches to help you release your pain so that you can live a movement rich life. (Specific class focus will depend on who's in attendance.) More importantly, you will learn what you are doing that causes pain in the first place. Once you stop the movement patterns that cause the pain, that's when the correctives become even more powerful, contributing to a body that gets better, stronger, healthier, with every movement. Movement Limitations: If you have any movement limitations, such as you can't get down to the floor, let me know that when you RSVP for the class, at a minimum 24 hours beforehand. That will give me enough time to plan a class in which you you can fully participate. Equipment Needed: · Yoga Mat (if you don't have one, you can borrow one at the studio) · Half Foam Cylinder, or a rolled up towel or blanket · Bolster - or a makeshift of towels, blankets, throw pillows (please send me a message about this if you have questions) · Yoga Tune Up Ball, or Therapy Ball (if you don't have one, a Tennis ball will be provided) · If you'd like to borrow any equipment, just let me know when you RSVP so I can bring it for you. Cost: $25 (exact change is appreciated, or check) If you are attending FOR THE FIRST TIME ... · Please bring the completed forms (https://www.dropbox.com/s/zhiquuama2wgrgg/Emergency%20Contact%20and%20PARQ%20-%20Copy.pdf?dl=0) to your first class: · Please arrive a few minutes early to give me a chance to review your forms before class starts. Equipment Notes: · We use a half foam cylinder in class as a prop for many of the exercises. It looks like this (https://www.amazon.com/Body-Sport-Half-Foam-Rollers/dp/B01K9ORW5W). You can buy one from me for $5 in class and it's yours to keep and use for home/class practice. Or, you can roll up a towel or yoga mat to get a similar effect. · We also often use this (https://www.amazon.com/YogaAccessories-Supportive-Round-Cotton-Bolster/dp/B002170YNS/ref=sr_1_2?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1498404188&sr=1-2&keywords=yoga+bolster+round+cotton) yoga bolster from Amazon. You can use a stack of blankets or towels or pillows for a similar effect. · And, we also often use a Yoga Tune Up Ball (https://www.tuneupfitness.com/yoga-tune-up-therapy-ball-pair) in some of the classes. Message me with any questions before class!

Past events (133)

In and Around the Shoulder Joint

Lumina Academy

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