Brilliant Body: Fundamentals of Conquering Injury and Pain via Spinefulness

  • The Esalen Institute The Esalen Institute
  • 55000 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA, 93920
  • Sep 16 - 21, 2018 (6 days)
  • $420-7000, depending on accommodation selection

About us

Do chronic tension, stress, or aches and pains plague you? Are you fit, but injured? Do you feel tight all the time? In our cultural love affair with muscles, we have overlooked a key component of wellness: our skeleton. Whether you are a high-performance athlete or sit in a chair all day, making your bones work for you instead of against you can put you on a path of unimaginable wellness and efficiency. Spineful healing begins with an understanding of alignment patterns that cause premature aging, tension, pain, and/or injury. This course will re-examine alignment patterns of everyday activities including sitting, standing, bending, sleeping, and walking. With new Spineful patterns for these daily fundamentals, you can shed pain and tension and go home with a healthy regimen that easily and timelessly integrates into everyday life. Simple yet profound changes will give you a new relationship with your body — one you used to have as a child. This course will bust many exercise, health, and pain myths of our time. Each participant receives individualized understanding of his or her specific vulnerabilities in the back and joints through hands-on adjustments, and photographic and video feedback. What you learn about your patterns in these fundamental activities can be applied to your physical activities of choice and make you a stronger, more efficient, longer-lasting human machine. Join us and never look back. Spinefulness directly helps nurses understand alignment mechanics of their bodies so they can prevent and recover more quickly from injury as well as become more efficient in the physical component in working for and with clients/patients.

Recommended reading: Iyengar, Sparks of Divinity; Sawyer, Put Your Back at Ease.

CE credit for massage;

CE credit for nurses;

Source: www.esalen.org

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