Our Bodies Are Always Speaking to Us

The health of our backs and spines can easily be something that we don't think about until we experience pain, tension or tightness. Our bodies are always speaking to us, giving us messages, and we come to have a baseline of what we experience as normal. What I love about Yamuna Body Rolling is that it provides me the opportunity to create more space, length, and opening in areas such as the back, neck & shoulders through simple & effective routines. Through feeling & experiencing we can begin to understand how parts of our body are connected. I see a massage therapist regularly and find that YBR maintains the benefits between sessions and allows me to continue to feel at ease a bit longer through taking care of my body & alignment. I continue to appreciate Yamuna's work so much in how I have tools on hand to relieve those areas of tension early on, maintain the benefits of bodywork between sessions, as well as address those chronic areas of tightening to create a lasting change. 



Foundations: Experiential Anatomy/Phase 1 Teacher Training
(18 hours over 3 days)  

Friday May 29th-Sunday May 31st

Patricia Powers, a senior Yamuna Body Rolling teacher from NYC will be coming in to teach this training. This course is an incredible way to deepen your understanding of anatomy by actually rolling through each muscle specifically, finding the origin & insertion points and intelligently working into the body. 

This course will cover:
· Principles & practice of Yamuna Body Rolling 
· The Posterior Thigh: Hamstrings and External Rotators
· The Posterior Calf Muscles
· The Back and Spine
· The Anterior Thigh: Quadriceps Group
· The Anterior Calf: Tibia and Fibula
· The Inner Thigh: Adductors
· The Anterior Torso
· The Chest and Neck Work

Prerequisite: At least 4 hours of experience with YAMUNA Body Rolling.

Tuition: $700 (Early Registration Pricing $625 paid by April 24th
Register here to reserve your spot & to receive earlybird pricing!

This course can be a stand-alone experience, even if you have no intention of teaching Yamuna Body Rolling. It's a wonderful way to learn more about how your body works & how to effectively create positive structural change for yourself. 

Yamuna Body Rolling: What is it and why should you do it every day?

WHAT IS IT: Yamuna body rolling is a unique form of exercise using different size and density balls to tone, strengthen and realign your body. It is workout, a massage and alignment session all in one.

STIMULATES BONE: Bones are vascular and increasing circulation can help with strengthening and maintaining bone health. With osteoporosis becoming more of a health concern as we age, taking care of our bones should be high on our list of body maintenance.

INCREASES CIRCULATION: Our blood contains all of the nutrients our body needs to heal as well as removing toxins and lactic acid from our muscles.  By increasing circulation we can heal old injuries and help prevent new ones.

LENGTHEN FASCIA AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE: This translates to increased flexibility and less pressure on our joints.  By improving our flexibility, we can help prevent injury as well as perform better in our sport or daily activities.

IMPROVES POSTURE: By increasing flexibility, decompressing joints, stimulating bone and improving body awareness the overall result can be a dramatic improvement in posture. This can often result in significant decrease in back and neck pain, lessen tension headaches and maybe even make us a little taller.

How To Get Started:

The best way to get started is to take a class or private session with a trained Yamuna Body Rolling Instructor. You can find one in your area by looking on www.yamunabodyrolling.com or locally at Willard Beach Studio.

How To Stay Committed To Your New Practice: 

Take a group  class 1-2x week at a local studio and/or purchase DVD’s and Yamuna balls to use for your home practice. Once you realize that YOU can maintain your own body and how much better your can feel, you won’t be able to stop.

Happy Rolling!

Back Pain? Maintenance & attention required! -Morgan Suta

Back pain. Once we have lived to be "middle-aged”, it’s something very few of us haven’t experienced. I was unlucky enough to encounter it much sooner, in my twenties. My lifelong interest in movement and physical problem-solving led me to Pilates, and when I trained as a Pilates teacher I realized that the stronger my core became, the less often I felt back pain. But after having three children in five years, my back was hurting again. And the core-strengthening exercises of Pilates that had saved me before weren’t quite enough by themselves anymore. I still hurt. What more could I do?

Enter yoga, an old friend I’d been out of touch with for awhile, and Yamuna Body Rolling, an elegant system that allows one to do for oneself what once only a skillful deep tissue massage could accomplish. (Nothing against a good massage, mind you). Once I had spent some quality time releasing and stretching muscles that pregnancy and the rigors of motherhood had sent into perma-spasm, I was able to return to my Pilates mat and strengthen what needed to be strengthened. Voila, chronic back pain again disappeared from my life. 

As an added bonus, I now have a bag of tricks for self care, ready for the next time back pain makes an appearance. For if I’ve learned anything in my years of working out and teaching, it’s that bodies, like cars, don’t stay fixed. They need maintenance and loving care to keep them running their best. But we are people, not cars; movement, sensations and emotions are intertwined in us. Maintenance that our bodies require allows us to function at our best. This ‘maintenance’ practice can feel wonderful to our bodies and souls, and has long-term benefits. 

Morgan demonstrating the Pilates Teaser 

Morgan demonstrating the Pilates Teaser