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Franklin Method® Level 1 Workshop, Relax Your Neck -- Liberate Your Shoulders, with Trey Fry

Experience the power of imagery, touch and movement exercises to lengthen and balance shoulder and neck musculature. Learn how to melt away tension and associated mental anxiety. Release holding patterns in the upper body by activating the pelvic floor foundation and becoming aware of organic causes of tightness and muscular rigidity. Learn the experiential anatomy of the shoulder girdle and benefit from an increased awareness into the function and interaction of joints and muscles. Exercise with small rolling balls to experience smooth joint action, increased circulation and balanced posture. This serves as a wholesome foundation for a liberated shoulder girdle and a relaxed, mobile neck. A unique evolutionary invention, our shoulder girdle allows us to maintain our arms above our heads for a fairly long period of time without tiring. The counterbalancing effect of the shoulder blade is especially helpful in arm elevation. Experience how the design of the shoulder girdle suspends it from the ribcage. Learn how to melt away tension and associated mental anxiety. Let your shoulders and neck be- come a place of ease and comfort:
-Learn how your shoulders are designed to move.
-To have suspended, free and easy shoulders.
-To use Franklin balls and elastic bands to create smooth joint action
No background in Gyrotonic or any other method necessary.
Time: Saturday, 2-4 pm
Cost: $50 or $160 for all 4

The Franklin Method® uses Dynamic Neuro-cognitive Imagery™, anatomical embodiment and educational skills to create lasting positive change in your body and mind. The Franklin Method was founded by Eric Franklin in 1994 and is taught all over the world, including the Universities of Vienna, Cologne, Karlsruhe and the Juilliard School in New York.The Franklin Method® is recognized by the health providers in Switzerland and is a regularly seen at Dance, Pilates, Yoga and Physiotherapy conferences. One of the greatest discoveries of the 21st century is the plasticity of the brain; that the lives we live shape the brain we develop. The Franklin Method® is at the forefront of practical neuro-plasticity; showing you how to use your brain to improve your body’s function. It teaches you how to harness the transforming power of the mind. It can be applied to improve all of your abilities. It all starts with the knowledge that we have the power to change.The Franklin Method® teaches dynamic alignment and how to move your body with maximum efficiency to keep your body youthful and energized. Your whole body is part of a symphony of coordinated movement. In a sense, your posture is reinvented at every instant. In every moment, the ideal combination of limbs, joints, gravity, moving parts, connective tissue, and muscle must be found and directed by your brain and nervous system.
Trey began studying Pilates as a teenager in conjunction with classical dance, and has been teaching since 2003. He holds formal certifications/diplomas from Colleen Glenn, Michael Miller, and The Pilates Center of Boulder. He's been mentored by Wendy LeBlanc-Arbuckle since 2005 and audited her 3-Core Connections teacher training progam at The Pilates Center of Austin.
Upon Discovering the GYROTONIC® Method in 2015, he immediacy felt a "coming home" and is a certified level I GYROTONIC® trainer (currently working towards level II), and a GYROKINESIS® apprentice. He's also certified on the GYROTONIC® Jumping-Stretching Board, and has completed the GYROTONIC® Application for Golf, and the GYROTONIC® Application for the Pelvis courses.
Trey is a level I Franklin Method® Educator, and is beginning the level II Franklin Method® in 2018.