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SPINE THERAPY, an In-depth Movement Workshop – Online & In-person with Marla Waal
March 12, 2022, @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm HST
Saturday, March 12, 2022
12:30 – 2:30 pm HST/ 2:30-4:30pm PST/ 5:30-7:30pm EST
Please, make sure to correctly select the In-person or Online option when signing up.
20% Discount for Golden & Platinum Circle members
Do you realize that your back, your spine, can actually feel better than it does now?
Experience the ease of movement that your body is capable of. During this 2 hour workshop Marla will guide you through a gentle yet strong movement practice, bringing you to a new experience of yourself and what’s possible in your body.
Marla weaves together powerful tools from Yoga, Pilates and *ELDOA™️ to create a workshop focused on the experiential rather than theoretical process. Let’s move together and discover better alignment. Release old patterns of holding and step into greater ease, find freedom in your posture and movements, and discover more space for comfort, for feeling good again.
Many possible benefits include:
- Normalization of Disc Bulges
- Reduced Degrees of Scoliosis
- Increased Flexibility
- Improved Muscle Performance and Tone
- Normalization of Visceral Function
- Reduced Stress
- Injury Recovery and Prevention
- Reduced Joint Inflammation and Arthrosis
- Delayed Disc Degeneration
- Increased Disc Hydration
- Increased Blood Flow
- Improved Posture
- Relief of Chronic and Acute Back Pain
- Relief of Neck and Shoulder Tension
- Improved Awareness and Overall Wellbeing
- Improved Recovery Time for Sports and Training
- Reduced Forward Head Posture
* ELDOA is a deeply mindful modality that can help heal chronic back pain and bring greater ease and mobility to your body. With simple movements that you can practice independently, you can improve your posture and recover an overall sense of well-being. With this method you learn how to relieve, heal and strengthen your own spine.
French Osteopath Guy Voyer created ELDOA to eradicate back pain. Using the body’s fascial chains and the principle of tensegrity, the postures of ELDOA set up specific lines of traction to open up spaces in our spinal column as well as shoulders, hips, and ribs. Marla blends this powerful practice with yogic breathing and gentle stretches. Stacey enhances the postures with strengthening exercises and a deep understanding of anatomy.
“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’s clear, calm voice takes our bodies safely into places of relief and recovery. Marla’s own body journey gives her the expertise to lead her students with confidence and conviction.
Trained form youth in classical ballet, among other styles, Marla became a professional dancer. Based out of Montreal, then later Chicago, she traveled the globe performing and teaching.
In 1998 she began to search out more health-based practices, studying 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.
“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. A great complement to chiropractic care.” – Christian Guenette
“A class with Marla is an experience in mindfulness and self-healing. With clear, progressive verbal cueing, she guides students to follow their own rhythm and “hear” their body’s needs with compassion.”- Neelanthi Vadivel
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