Franklin Method Class 2018-06-13T09:33:40+00:00

Franklin Method Class

Becoming more efficient makes movement easier, more comfortable, more fun and it increases our body’s longevity.
– Erik Franklin

Experience the future of movement.  Explore the mind-body connection to feel energized & healthy…

The Franklin Method is at the forefront of applying the science of neuro-plasticity.  Franklin workshops lead students to experience and ignite the inherent capacity within to change the functioning of the brain and the nervous system.  The techniques and tools can be applied to improve all abilities.  It all starts with the knowledge that you have the power to change.

You have 60,000 thoughts a day, many of which come in the form of images. How many of those thoughts and images are actually useful?  Explore the power of the mind to create lasting change in your body & your life. Experience what many associate with the benefits of meditation & mindfulness….while you move & exercise.

The aim of a Franklin Method class is for the student to become an agent of change skilled in sensing and feeling the unique habits & patterns within their own body and mind.   The ongoing exploration of self discovery is the key ingredient to reducing wear and tear, enhancing longevity & ease and creating lasting radical change in both the body and mind .

Whether you are an athlete, a yogi, trapped in an office all day or rehabilitating an injury… you will learn to transform any activity (yoga, pilates, dancing, running swimming, walking, sitting, standing, studying, prepping for a performance or test, etc) into a way that feels better in your body and mind.

These classes are for anyone looking to feel good in the body, no experience necessary, but a powerful adjunct for:

PERSONAL TRAINERS

YOGA TEACHERS

YOGA STUDENTS

PILATES INSTRUCTORS

PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

NURSES

MEDICAL DOCTORS

MASSAGE THERAPISTS

DANCERS

ATHLETES

MUSICIANS

PERFORMERS

INJURY RECOVERY

INJURY PREVENTION

CHRONIC PAIN

LAY STUDENTS

Bring any kind of movement or performance to the next level with unprecedented ease & longevity in the body & mind.

Franklin Method Classes:

  • Improve clarity & focus (better than a New York Times crossword puzzle and you are moving & exercising!!)
  • Melt tension in the body & mind
  • Improve strength, coordination, flexibility, balance, alignment & stability, and teach how the body is designed to move

“This work is the difference between knowing your body can change and actually changing it!!

Powerful tools such as bone models help students feel, image and embody the actual design of the body. Reggie, our skeleton, attends every possible class he can:) Students learn how the body’s design is often in conflict with many exercise cues such as “pull your belly in, lift your pelvis, keep your shoulders back and down” and more. This knowledge is then directly applied to movement with exercise using thera-bands & balls. The result is a vivid experience of change often noted in exclamations of amazement from the students.

Sensing and feeling the body engages neuroplasticity, which is the fundamental capacity of the brain and nervous system to change. These classes not only result in tension release, improved coordination, flexibility, strength & organization, but enhanced clarity & focus for the brain as new neural pathways are developed.  Truly a FULL body experience

For the science nerds like me: our bodies have 3 times the number of sensory receptors in the muscles as motor receptors and 6 times as many in the fascia. We are actually more wired for Sensory Refinement (sensing and feeling) than firing up the muscles in strength training and stretching. These classes will teach you how to get strnger and more flexbily without incurring the wear and tear on the body that strength training and stretching sometimes leads to.  You can then apply what you have learned to your regular movement/ performance/exercise regime and have a whole new experience!

The unique combination of imagery, sensing, feeling and moving leads to a full body/mind workshop experience making the body part that each class focuses on insignificant. If you have trouble with one part of your body, any area we focus on in a workshop will have a drastic impact not only on that body part but on the functioning of the entire body and mind.

Typical results from working with the Franklin Method:

  • You feel agile and flexible
  • Habitual tension disappears, and you know how to deal with it when it creeps up again
  • You experience a feeling of effortlessness
  • Your movement becomes more efficient, saving you energy
  • You discover that, in fact, your body can feel REALLY GOOD
  • Your coordination improves
  • Posture changes so that it feels more comfortable to have “good” posture (healthy, dynamic alignment) than to slouch
  • You breathe deeply and with less effort
  • You develop a deep respect for the way your body works
  • Body and joint pain improves and with time and practice disappears altogether
  • Improved outlook and a general feeling of well being that can be applied to everyday life outside of class (no mat needed!)

Weekly Franklin Class: This basics class we look at the design and function of a specific body part using imagery, movement and touch. We then apply this newfound information to movement exercises typically using a 9ft elastic Thera band and rubber Franklin Method balls.  The aim is for the student to become an agent of change capable of sensing and feeling the unique habits & patterns within their own body and mind that creates unnecessary wear and tear.  The ongoing process of self awareness and self discovery is the key ingredient for radical change in the body and mind.  Over time, students become familiar with a broad range of topics including the muscles and bone rhythms of the shoulders, pelvis, feet, knees, and spine.

Ball and Bands Weekly Class: This class is fun and different; no mat needed. Based in imagery, it’s whole body movement with bands and balls, incorporating an understanding of biomechanics and dynamic alignment, improving strength, flexibility, and coordination. The class can be tailored for either restoration and relaxation, or a solid workout and conditioning. Either way, students leave feeling energized yet relaxed, aligned and lifted with a sense of effortlessness.

2-3 hour Workshops:  Workshops are a perfect way to get acquainted with the Franklin Method and incorporate elements of both the weekly Franklin class and the ball and bands weekly class all in one phenomenal experience.  Since we can only take in so much at any one time,  you will hear the information in a new way each time and deepen your embodiment making these a great way to get a firm grasp on FM principles.  Each workshop includes an intro to mind/body and exercises with balls and/or bands, and can be set up singularly or as a series.  Workshop options listed below.

“Students instantly connect to what elite athletes have known and applied to get to the next level….what you are imaging and focusing on when you move drastically impacts how you move, not just in sports but in life in general.”  Karen Betten

“Posture is a balancing act, not a position.”
“The closer your body image relates to your actual design the better your function.”
“Don’t just solve problems, experience solutions.”
“Attention is the beginning of change.”
“Thoughts are generators of being.”
“You take about 8,000 steps a day, each one an opportunity for improving function.”
“We already have the ability to change our experience using our minds.”
“The image is not the goal, the change is the goal. The image that produces the change is the right image at that moment for that person.”

RELAX THE NECK & LIBERATE THE SHOULDERS

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UNLOCK THE HIPS & LIBERATE THE BACK

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DYNAMIC ALIGNMENT FOR A HEALTHY STRONG & FLEXIBLE BACK, NECK & SPINE

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FLUID FREE KNEES

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What My Clients Say…

“My knee pain which has become a way of life particularly when I stand, is so much less after the hour and a half Franklin class. Considering the standing position that is done throughout the practice, it is incredible to me at the end of the class that my knees feel almost pain free.”
DM
“My body feels so relaxed after these classes.”
KM
“My knee pain was gone when I did the exercises using the imagery techniques you explained.”
DM
“I am performing on a much higher level (and even my teacher noticed) in my regular dance class on the weeks I take your classes. I also cannot believe how the bands improve my flexibility so quickly.”
SB
“I took your class for two weeks in a row and each week the day after I had the easiest day where I just enjoyed my life and my job immensely, things just flowed.”
DR
“I can’t wait to bring my husband next time, this is great!”
SM

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