An Six-week Series with Shannon Rude
January 9 – February 13
Restorative Exercise approaches movement in much the same way as food. There are certain small movement “micronutrients” that can be compared to vitamins and minerals, and movement “macronutrients” that are more akin to fats, proteins, and other large nutrient groups. Just as we need to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet, we also need a varied and healthy movement “diet” in order to thrive.
This class will cover movement “micronutrients” (aka exercises and stretches) designed to improve some essential movement “macronutrients” such as squatting, walking, and climbing. (Don’t worry, we’re not actually going to climb anything, but your shoulders will feel awesome by end of this class!) The last week will be a review plus a fun movement challenge that will put your newfound movement macronutrient skills to the test!
- Week 1 - Squats
- Week 2 - Transitioning to floor sitting
- Week 3 - Walking
- Week 4 - More walking
- Week 5 - Hanging & climbing
- Week 6 - Review & movement macronutrient challenge
Class size is limited to 10 students to ensure that everyone receives individual feedback.
A series allows your teacher to teach progressively and to tailor the class, theme or goal as they get to know each individual over time. Staying with one group for several weeks also builds commitment, community, and understanding for both the student and the teacher. Research shows that we learn better, feel discomfort less, and are more optimistic when we feel included in community. Our series classes build that kind of inclusion.