WORKSHOP with Shannon Rude
Did you know that there are 100,000-200,000 nerves in the sole of each of your feet? And that your feet have the potential to be just as dextrous and functional as your hands? The soles of the feet are some of the most sensitive and receptive parts of the human body, and when we walk barefoot they receive a huge amount of constant input that helps improve balance, strength, and stability throughout the body.
However, for most of us, our feet have spent much of their lives in shoes—usually stiff and poorly-fitting, not to mention really uncomfortable. Most traditional shoes hinder the general function of the feet, and therefore the entire body—everything really is connected! They can also lead to myriad foot issues including bunions, neuromas, hammertoes, ingrown toenails, plantar fasciitis, neuropathy, and more.
The good news is that you can restore function to the 33 joints and 100+ muscles, tendons, and ligaments in each foot! This Restorative Exercise workshop will cover exercises, stretches, and self-massage techniques that will strengthen and mobilize the feet and lower legs. These will allow you to safely transition from traditional shoes to more minimalist footwear and barefoot walking, so that you can reap the benefits of allowing your feet to move as nature intended. We’ll also talk about specific features to look for in minimalist shoes, as well as how to identify the best pair for your feet.
Class size is limited to 10 students to ensure that everyone receives individual feedback.