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ELDOA™ Method for Neck and Shoulders – LIVE ONLINE, Interactive with Marla Waal

October 11, 2020, @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am HST

ELDOA™ Method for Neck and Shoulders – LIVE ONLINE, Interactive with Marla Waal


October 11, 2020

9:30 – 11:30 am HST  *** 12:30 – 2:30 pm PDT, 3:30 – 5:30 pm EDT



“Text Neck” or “Tech Neck” affects all of us, and the health issues associated with the many hours we spend on our devices can create long-term harm.  Experts say that poor posture can reduce lung capacity by as much as 30%, and can also be linked to headaches, neurological issues, depression and heart disease.

In this workshop we will explore ways to increase postural awareness, myofascial stretches for the neck, shoulders and thoracic spine as well as specific ELDOA™ postures to create more space and improve disc health in these areas.

ELDOA™ Method is a therapeutic practice that was created by French Osteopathe Guy Voyer. By learning and practicing ELDOA, you will improve disc health as well as the strength and flexibility of your intrinsic spinal muscles. This practice promotes independence, and you will gain the tools to gradually and safely move away from chronic pain. 

You don’t want to miss this!

Related the article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/11/20/text-neck-is-becoming-an-epidemic-and-could-wreck-your-spine/

 What Marla’s students are saying:

“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.”

-Lesley Telford

“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!”

-Jeff Appelbe

“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.”

-Christian Guenette

Marla Waal

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.

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October 11, 2020,
9:30 am - 11:30 am HST
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