Enrollment Closes 4/22/2019 11:59PM PST
The focus of our 60 Day Challenge (# 2) is improvements in:
The muscles that will be stretched to improve the focus of our (#2) challenge are:
The above muscles will be stretched during this phase as they can ALL oppose your Middle Splits, Tilts and Leg Extensions. Of course, some of them will oppose the desired movements more than others, therefore, we will spend a little more time stretching those.
NEUTRAL PELVIS & SPINE
We will be focusing on how to find a neutral pelvis and spine and how to condition the deep core stabilizers of the spine even more in this phase so that the psoas can stop acting as a segmental spinal stabilizer of the lumbar spine and work only to flex this hips.
For dancers this is crucial. There are a lot of hip issues in the dance world that could be avoided with proper conditioning. They are due to the psaos trying to do two jobs when it really needs to focus on one, hip flexion.
The benefits of finding or restoring neutral...
Dancer Goals: Efficiency and Ease of Movement
Restoring neutral can help with improved movement patterns, range of motion & efficiency. Deviations occur usually when one muscle group has shortened & another has lengthened. Short muscles can become tight and lose mobility. Lengthened muscles can become week and lose contractability. If you have tightening of hip flexors and weakening of hamstrings you need to focus on restoring the pelvis to neutral.
Neutral Pelvis and Spine, Accessing Turnout, Hip Flexor Awareness Exercise - 7 Videos
Day 1 - Warm Up Video (12 Min) & 10 Video Stretch Sequence (20 min) Day 2 - Warm Up Video (16 Min) & 10 Video Stretch Sequence (12 Min) Day 3 - Warm Up Video (15 Min) & 9 Video Stretch Sequence (15min) Day 4 - Rest or Optional FULL Recovery Class Video (65 Min) Day 5 - Warm Up Video (12 Min) & 10 Video Stretch Sequence (20 Min) Day 6 - Warm UP Video (16 Min) & 13 Video Stretch Sequence (18 Min) Day 7 - Rest or Optional Core Video or Recovery Video (15 Min)
You will stick with the same stretch sequences for the 8 weeks of each challenge. Consistency, familiarity and accountability is key to progress and success. If you fully show up and follow the stretch curriculum every week for the FULL 8 weeks you will see progress!
Challenge #1 and #2 do not need to be done in order if you have them both. Buy them together when enrollment is open and save $47. Look for the 2 course bundle.
Christine, has spent the last two decades guiding others to move with ease, strength and confidence. She has created a progressive dance conditioning system based on yoga and Pilates, backed by science.
Her goal is to help dancers enhance their movement patterns, restore alignment, increase strength, flexibility and mobility. And bring balance to their bodies, minds and lives. Her knowledge and understanding has helped her craft this progressive yoga based system designed to move you forward.
While these are all wonderful accomplishments her true passion is her family.
To help dancers, athletes and all enhance their movement patterns, as well as, restore their own unique and ideal alignment, increase their strength, flexibility and mobility and restore balance to their bodies, minds and lives. To raise the bar in dance education, and ensure that dance condition, stretch and recovery methods appropriately meet the growing demands on dancers.
We are advocates for HEALTHY physical, mental and emotional development in dancers. Our mission is to align ourselves with like minded individuals and institutions. We believe it is time to raise the bar in dance education, to ensure that our dance condition, stretch and recovery methods appropriately meet the growing demands on dancers.