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    Next Move Your DNA Workshop
    April 21/22 2018!

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About Alignment Rescue

Hi, I'm Carol Robbins

 

I’ve been teaching movement to people since 2000, first as a Pilates teacher, now as a Nutritious Movement™Certified Restorative Exercise Specialist (RES).

I’ve had some great teachers in that time including Pilates masters, anatomists, biochemists, neuroanatomists, kinesiologists and biomechanists.

My biggest influences are cats, horses and babies. Watching them I learn about proprioception, fearless, fluid and easy movement, skill development, problem solving, and natural movement.

One of my favourite expressions in the studio is “you are wearing the Ruby Slippers, you’ve always been able to go home” – but just like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, it takes a journey to discover that you’ve always had the power to heal, to move, and to be in a body you love. My role (like the good witch) is to help guide you through the journey.

My goal is to help you to move better,  be more comfortable in your body, and to move more often throughout your day. I have a unique slant to wellness that doesn’t involve chronic exercising, or conforming to a standard of how one should look. Humans have a biological requirement for full and abundant movement and humans come in many forms. All are welcome here.

I teach out of a boutique studio in Toronto’s Beaches neighbourhood. I am also a staff teacher for Nutritious Movement,™ teaching certifying students in person in Sequim, Washington and by Skype.

Please visit my services page to find the best solution for your wellness journey. I look forward to working with you!

 

 

Workshops By Alignment Rescue

April Move Your DNA

Join me on April 21/22 for the Spring Move Your DNA two-day workshop. You will discover how to incorporate all-day full-body movement that is easy and fun. My home is my studio, so you can see how to incorporate movement options easily and conveniently into your life, no gym required. We will also go on a group walk each day and practice hanging skills on the beach! My studio is conveniently located to a local park and the beautiful beaches area.

In this workshop, you will gain a deeper understanding of the exercises in the book “Move Your DNA”, by Katy Bowman. The only prerequisite for this workshop is to read the book – no special movement skills required. This is truly for everyone – from skilled movers with questions, to grandparents who would like to play with their grandkids more comfortably on the ground, and all in between.

The signup for this workshop is on the Nutritious Movement™ site and all prices are USD. This workshop will be capped at 8 participants for maximum interaction with a NM certified RES (me!). Link to enroll is below. From the Nutritious Movement™ website:

 

A Move Your DNA Weekend is a two-day intensive designed to give you hands-on experience with all of the exercises taught in the book Move your DNA. The only prerequisite is having read the book. The curriculum will consist of those 30+ exercises, giving you a chance to thoroughly explore the movement with the benefit of a certified Restorative Exercise Specialist teaching and observing you. Classes are limited to 10 students per instructor to allow for plenty of individual attention. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in improving their health through practicing these correctives.

 

Registration can be found here.
Please note, usually these workshops are capped at 10 but I have requested a smaller group. So there are 2 less spots than I usually offer and these workshops always sell out, so don’t wait too long to enroll!

Airbnb’s are available nearby, search “Upper Beach” or “Beach Hill” on Airbnb.
Parking is free on the street during the workshop.
Transit is a convenient way to get here, I’m a few minutes from the subway and on the streetcar line as well.
Feel free to email with any questions!

 

 

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Healthy Moving for Bunions

 

I have a workshop hosted on HealthyMoving.com called Healthy Moving for Bunions. This is a two hour online workshop that you buy and can watch as often as you like. Supporting materials are a downloadable booklet of the exercises as well as individual videos of each exercise so you can review just one or two videos as needed.

You will learn about the forces that contribute to formation of bunions, and non-surgical methods that reduce those forces and strengthen the feet up to the hips. This course is also a great review for anyone looking for prevention and to increase foot strength and health in general.

The course concentrates on the joint of the first (big) toe where it meets the foot and this joint can be affected by shoe habits and gait patterns leading to bunions, hallux abducto valgus (displaced toe), sesamoiditis, hallux rigidus, and more.

If you are a movement teacher with students with bunions, this course will be very informative.

To access this course click here.

If you are a certified RES, you can claim 2 CEUs for completion of this course. Please contact me for special rates.

 

 

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Testimonials

I came to Carol’s classes with so much knee and hip pain I had to use a cane. I could not sit on the floor or get up properly. But after a few months this completely changed. I am forever grateful to her for my continued mobility and independence. It was gentle, non-intrusive, and wonderful class.

- Lesley

Restorative Exercise is radically different from anything else I’ve ever known.  I finally feel I’m onto something that could affect real and permanent change and restore struggling, unbalanced and non-functioning muscles back to health.  Carol is an excellent teacher, open, generous and incredibly knowledgeable.  I would highly recommend her classes and workshops.

- Lynn, RMT

Your insight into movement is so clear; you present things in a non-threatening, understandable way, yet you are able to keep the complexity, not selling short the beauty and amazing gift that movement is.

- CM