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Franklin Method® Level 1 Workshop, Imagery for a Strong, Flexible Spine, with Trey Fry

The spine is a masterpiece of design containing over one hundred joints and associated muscles and ligaments. How, then, is it possible that so many people suffer from debilitating pain associated with the spine? Complex design requires conscious maintenance. Why do we have a spine in the first place? Why is it shaped the way it is? This workshop will explain spinal evolution, design and function using imagery and simple movement. A new embodied understanding of the spine will allow for all daily movement and exercise to benefit spinal health.
We will learn:
Exercises to strengthen the intervertebral discs, joints and muscles.
-How the ligaments and discs interact to strengthen the spine
-The rotational and coupled motion dynamics of the spine -Understand which cues in exercise, Pilates, Yoga and dance support optimal spinal function
No background in Gyrotonic or anyone other modality necessary

Time: Sunday, 10am-noon
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.