Chris is a clinical Hanna Somatic Educator and Practitioner, Maryland Certified Massage Therapist, 500 hour yoga and Pilates teacher with over 17 years experience and is currently pursuing a Masters Pilates certification. She considers herself a mood movement detective who's focus is to help you achieve full range of movement in a pain-free body. Her background as an Irish dancer, athlete and musician give her personal insight into the mechanisms of chronic pain and her education and neurophysiology and hands on experience guide her work in creating custom tailored movement and Bodyworks sessions to help you move throughout life pain-free.
Chris instructs the following:
[COL] Flow Yoga
[COL] Held at the Columbia Studio. Connect your movement with your breath and flow between poses with grace. In this class practice flowing sequences and sun salutations that balance energy and reduce physical and mental stress. Build strength and endurance, increase balance and flexibility.
[COL] Pilates Mat Challenge
[COL] Held at the Columbia Studio. Pilates is a system of movement that focuses on engaging the mind with the body to create exercises that involve the whole body. Every exercise is performed with attention to breath, proper form and efficient movement patterns. Pilates strengthens the core, improves balance, increases coordination and reduces stress. The mat repertoire will challenge you using body weight and small props. With small class sizes, this mixed level class will offer variations and modifications to suit all levels.
[COL] This class is held at the Columbia Studio. Apparatus springs will assist or challenge your workout. Total body resistance workout using Pilates principles. Focus on control of movement. Increase your flexibility, strength, and balance. Suitable for all levels with previous Pilates experience and those who have taken a minimum of 1-3 intro to equipment classes.
[COL] Flow Yoga and Meditation
[COL] Held at the Columbia Studio. In this 75 minute class, you will move for 60 minutes and finish with a 15 minute guided meditation. Get the benefits of both the active and restful practices of yoga. Connect your movement with your breath and flow between poses with grace. In this class practice flowing sequences and sun salutations that balance energy and reduce physical and mental stress. Build strength and endurance, increase balance and flexibility.
Foam Roller Magic
Foam Rollers are a great addition to core strengthening exercises and can offer many of the same benefits of sports massage. After working the core, learn to use the roller to stretch and release tight muscles and tendons. Using body weight and the various size foam rollers, try self massage to break up adhesion's, increase blood flow and circulation to the soft tissues. This workshop will be an invigorating and relaxing therapeutic experience.