Resistance Stretching Workshop - San Diego, CA

PREVIEW WORKSHOP
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2010
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost: $125
 
SUPPLEMENTAL WORKSHOP
Date: Sunday, May 23, 2010
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost: $60
Where:
Mind Body & Soul Dance Co.
2971 India St. San Diego, CA 92103 (Google Map)


Resistance Flexibility & Strength Training (RFST) and the Meridian Flexibility System

This workshop will serve as an introduction to self stretching, assisted stretching, and mashing.

* MERIDIAN FLEXIBILITY SYSTEM *

The Meridian Flexibility System (MFS) is a program of 16 powerful stretching exercises for every level of practice based on principles from Classical Hatha Yoga, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and personality typing theory. MFS is similar to acupuncture in that it is based on the various meridian lines that course through the body. This system was developed by Bob Cooley, author of The Genius of Flexibility.

* RESISTANCE STRETCHING *

Resistance Stretching is a technique that empowers you to stretch and strengthen your body through the simple use of resistance. This technique is the "secret weapon" used by Dara Torres, 5-time Olympian, who just brought home three silver medals from the 2008 Olympic Games, at a record breaking 41 years of age.

This system differs from traditional stretching in that instead of relaxing while holding a muscle in an elongated position, you instead resist the stretch by continuously contracting the muscle as you elongate it. This takes the pain out of stretching, prevents over-stretching, and creates immediate gains in flexibility.

* SELF STRETCHING *

We will begin with self stretching, where you will learn how to use your own body as a workout machine to stretch and strengthen your muscles by using your own resistance.

* ASSISTED STRETCHING *

Later we will pair up and practice assisted stretching, where you will learn how to get stretched and stretch others using each others resistance to generate strength and flexibility.

* MASHING *

We will also "mash" each other, an approach that utilizes the feet to free up energy flow, speed up the removal of waste products from muscles, help to loosen up tight muscles, remove scar tissue, and remove trigger points.

* MORE INFO *

As a group, we will learn how increasing the "resistance flexibility" of a muscle group simultaneously improves the physical, spiritual, emotional, and psychological health of a person. We will explore movements that target specific meridians and organs of the body while also allowing a person to experience each of the 16 Genetic Personality Types from within.

Discover how resistance is the often unrecognized link between strength and flexibility during this active hands on workshop. Appropriate for all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Expect to work hard, have fun, and feel very relaxed afterward.

* DETAILS *

This workshop will be taught by Luther Bryan Cowden, founder of Flexible Strength. Luther is a certified Meridian Flexibility trainer based in Los Angeles, CA who utilizes Resistance Stretching to teach others how to live a life free of pain, tension, and stress. He is one of the foremost trainers in this new modality, having studied for several years with the founder, Bob Cooley, author of The Genius of Flexibility.

* REGISTRATION DETAILS *

The preview workshop will be held on Saturday along with a supplemental workshop on Sunday. Attendees of the preview workshop may also be interested in attending the supplemental workshop which will cover more assisted stretching, mashing, self stretching, problem solving, and other material not covered in the previous day. Both workshops are suitable for beginners. Appropriate for all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.

* DETAILED OUTLINE *

Download Flexible Strength Resistance Stretching Intensive Outline

 

PREVIEW WORKSHOP
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2010
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost: $125
 
SUPPLEMENTAL WORKSHOP
Date: Sunday, May 23, 2010
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost: $60
Where:
Mind Body & Soul Dance Co.
2971 India St. San Diego, CA 92103 (Google Map)

 

- Learn more about workshops...

- Bring or wear comfortable exercise clothes.

- Empty stomach or light snack before, but don't come hungry.

- Drink plenty of water starting the day before the workshop to ensure that you are hydrated.

- You can read The Genius of Flexibility by Bob Cooley to become familiar with Meridian Flexibility before the workshop.

- Private assisted stretching sessions available at a discounted rate in the San Diego area. Contact Luther for more information.

 

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