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ELDOA for Liberating Hips and Feet – Interactive with Marla Waal
August 16, 2020, @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am HST
Sunday, August 16th 2020
9:30 – 11:30 am (HST)
Golden Circle Members: 20% discount per individual workshop
You may have recently heard the phrase ‘sitting is the new smoking’. Our bodies are designed to move, yet today’s life might have you sitting in front of a computer for many hours at a time. This situation tends to shape your body to the contours of your chair! Your feet and ankles are relatively immobile. Not optimal!
In this workshop we will explore ways to increase postural awareness when sitting, sleeping and walking. Learn myofascial stretches for the psoas muscle and quadriceps in the thighs. Practice specific ELDOA postures to create more space in the hip and improve disc health of the lumbar spine. We have 26 bones in our feet and you will learn ways to restore foot flexibility and resilience through self massage and better walking habits.
Let’s liberate those hips and feet!
ELDOA is a therapeutic practice that was created by French Osteopath Guy Voyer. By learning and practicing ELDOA, you will improve disc and joint health as well as the strength and flexibility of your intrinsic muscles. This practice promotes independence, and you will gain the tools to gradually and safely move away from chronic pain.
Marla was a professional dancer, trained in classical ballet among other styles. Based out of Montreal, then later Chicago, she travelled the globe performing and teaching. In 1998 she began to study various styles of yoga, from extremely gentle restorative, to more vigorous Ashtanga. Marla then studied Pilates with Diane Miller, Dynamic Anatomy with Eric Franklin, ELDOA Method created by Guy Voyer and more recently Buteyko Breathing created by Russian Doctor Konstantin Buteyko.
Marla is passionate about helping people feel more free and strong in their bodies by educating and directing them to learn through practice, and by sharing tools that promote independence. She lives in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada with her two children. If you are in Vancouver and would like to attend one of her classes in person, she teaches at Qi Integrated Health.
“Marla has an incredible understanding of the body as well as the generosity and intelligence to communicate her knowledge in a way that can be shared with others.”
“Marla is a great instructor and an amazing, kind person. I attend both her yoga and Eldoa classes. I particularly like the unique stretches and posture focus Marla has for my computer neck!”
“As a chiropractor, with a broken lumbar vertebra, I’m very picky about who I let treat my body or provide me with exercises. When I heard about Marla’s ELDOA in Vancouver, I had to check it out. Apparently, Tiger Woods has used this technique to help him with his spine, so it had to be valuable, right? Right. Marla is very professional, knows her functional anatomy, and is an excellent teacher. Even with my 20 years in practice, she taught this old dog some new tricks! I have already recommended a few clients to her classes, and they are getting a lot of benefits too. Great complement to chiropractic care.”