FRANKLIN METHOD WORKSHOPS
The Franklin Method® uses Dynamic Neuro-cognitive Imagery™, anatomical embodiment and educational skills to create lasting positive change in your body and mind. The Franklin Method was founded by Eric Franklin in 1994 and is taught all over the world, including the Universities of Vienna, Cologne, Karlsruhe and the Juilliard School in New York.
The Franklin Method® is recognized by the health providers in Switzerland and is a regularly seen at Dance, Pilates, Yoga and Physiotherapy conferences. One of the greatest discoveries of the 21st century is the plasticity of the brain; that the lives we live shape the brain we develop. The Franklin Method® is at the forefront of practical neuro-plasticity; showing you how to use your brain to improve your body’s function. It teaches you how to harness the transforming power of the mind. It can be applied to improve all of your abilities. It all starts with the knowledge that we have the power to change.
The Franklin Method® teaches dynamic alignment and how to move your body with maximum efficiency to keep your body youthful and energized. Your whole body is part of a symphony of coordinated movement. In a sense, your posture is reinvented at every instant. In every moment, the ideal combination of limbs, joints, gravity, moving parts, connective tissue, and muscle must be found and directed by your brain and nervous system.
Richard Schlein is a certified Franklin Method Instructor. He was a gymnast for seven years and a professional ballet dancer for nine. Formerly a principal dancer with the Cleveland Ballet, he is a Level 2 Certified Instructor with the Franklin Method through the Franklin Institute in Switzerland and a Certified Pilates Instructor through the Physical Mind Institute in New York. He has also been Certified through the American Council on Exercise as a Personal Trainer and as an athletic Performance Enhancement Specialist with the National Academy of Sports Medicine
ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS
IMAGERY OF A HEALTHY SPINE
In this unique and entertaining seminar about spinal health, you will come to appreciate the spine’s masterpiece of design in a new and exciting way. Based on the Franklin Method you will learn to use imagery and movement exercises to make sense of all of the bones, muscles, joints, discs and ligaments that make up the spine. Using experiential anatomy you will come to understand the evolution, structure and function of the spine in an exciting new way. Come ready to have fun and learn to move in healthful ways that compliment the natural rhythms of your spine.
RELAX YOUR NECK, LIBERATE YOUR SHOULDERS
In this unique and entertaining workshop you’ll take home some great ways to release shoulder and neck tension. Using the Franklin Method and Pilates exercises, you will expand your understanding of the bone and muscle relationships of the shoulder girdle and cervical spine through touch, movement and interactive lecture. This is essential for tension release, postural improvements, strength, flexibility and greater efficiency of movement. Experiencing the anatomy of your neck and shoulders provides a better understanding of how to ease the strain on your muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints. Whether you workout to stay in shape, improve your athletic ability or are working to rehab an injury, the more you know about your body the more fun and effective your workouts will be.
In this unique and entertaining workshop you will learn to increase the power, alignment and flexibility of the pelvis and pelvic floor muscles. Based on the Franklin Method you'll use imagery to experience the natural bone rhythms that support healthy function of the pelvic joints. This, in turn, will increase the safety for the lower back, knees and feet. You’ll come to appreciate the natural design of your body in a whole new way. Treat yourself to the gift of knowledge today. You’re already working hard, why not work a little smarter?
To register for this event, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with Franklin Method in the subject line and list which workshop(s) you are interested in.
Individual Workshop - $65
All Three Workshops - $145
Please note that the prices listed above do not include the Washington and King County Sales Tax. If you choose to purchase with a credit card, a 3% service charge will be added. We accept cash, check and all credit card payments. We will be taking payments the day of the event. You will not be able to attend the workshop without paying in advance. Please arrive early so we can check you in. You do not have to be an Instructor to participate in these workshops. All purchases are final and we do not provide refunds.