Enlightened Movement® is a unique system promoting healthy movement using functional fitness and yoga principles of activation and alignment to provide stability and encourage increased effort and intensity while maintaining safety. The use of our unique props and select equipment is great for less capable or physical limited adults to enter into a training program with absolute confidence and the ability to exert more effort into their physical exercise without fear of further injury due to falls or overload. This system also lends itself to extremely vigorous workouts for younger and more physically capable adults through the use of "unconventional training" tools.
Multi-modal including strenuous active movement with resistance bands, batons, Indian clubs, kettle bells, foam rollers, inflatable balls of varying sizes, gentle mindful flows, restorative practice, bodywork, meditation and active rest.
Uses primarily full body movements, from body-weight to heavy resistance, open and closed chain, making full use of both isotonic (moving) and isometric (stationary) movements including deep reaches, stretches, twists and multi-planar full body movement coordinated with breath & mindfulness. There are four basic sections to every class, these are; warm-up, work phase, stretching, and relaxation. This protocol creates benefits to the cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and neuromuscular systems, releases endorphins and helps to relax the body and generate overall feeling of wellness and ease.
Group classes are a mixture of yoga and fitness modalities combined with either traditional yoga props, fitness equipment, or proprietary custom made equipment designed to both stabilize and energize your movement. Classes can vary greatly based on the class level and combination of props selected for that particular class. A core component of all classes are rhythmic movements that incorporate all major muscle groups of the body. Attention to posture, healthy movement, body balance, strengthening, and flexibility. Most classes will include basic breathing exercises and guided mediation.