RES Certified with an Offer for You

RES Certified with an Offer for You

I have been recuperating from an intense week of certification to become a RES-CPT (Restorative Exercise Specialist TM – CertifieRestorative Exercised Personal Trainer).

For those who have taken class with me, know that I am very interested in how the body works, interested in health and movement, and moving safely. (As safely as we can in 4″ heels!)

My love for movement started when I was a toddler, jumping off my tricycle and hanging upside down. After ice skating, gymnastics, track, swimming, ballet, I found my first modern dance class. Just after college I took a course called Anatomy for Dancers with Sarah White, who worked at the Massage School in Boston, MA. This was the first of many courses in Anatomy and Kinesiology that I would take.

I was fortunate to have a modern dance teacher in Cambridge, MA, Marcus Schulkind, who was very concerned with alignment. I was encouraged to drop my ribs, and put my head on my spine, and our measurement of being aligned was if we could balance in releve. (1 leg up and the standing leg on the ball of the foot). I spent some time traveling to NYC to study with Susan Klein, and her objective was to get our hamstrings as long as possible by hanging over our legs for very long periods of time. Along with the hanging we were learning to find and utilize a very strong and long muscle called the psoas. In graduate school at ASU I took Anatomy and Kinesiology and several other courses from Pam Matt, who I will begin to work with again in the fall. So no wonder my path has found me at Katy Bowman’s virtual doorstep.

Katy’s Restorative Institute teaches alignment for health. She is a biomechanist and the focus of alignment is for health and wellness. You can read more about aligning your body on her blog KatySays.com.

The RES Program includes the understanding of how the body works at a cellular level, muscular and skeletal level. We know being alive is about regenerating tissues, generating cells. We know that oxygen is food for all of our cells and if you’re not moving then that area is vulnerable to disease. In the RES program great all over body movement is walking and moving as much of your body throughout the day. Think about a little head hanging or a hand stretch. We want our body to work optimally for as long as possible. So we want to load those bones properly, we want our muscles at their correct length and we need to move.

The program starts with the 1A protocol: the basic foundation for the rest of the 50+ exercises!!!  The 1A protocol introduces the language and some of the alignment markers that are the foundation for the rest of the program. I know that my father has been doing the protocol for a few months and has already seen some measurable results. The 1A protocol has an emphasis on lengthening our posterior leg, think  lengthening our hamstrings. We need this posterior strength to be able to hold our bodies up and to be able to walk properly, without falling.

My week consisted of 6 private sessions with Master Teacher Trainers, sessions with Katy and Master Teacher Trainers, a written test, and a one-hour practicum on 2 different volunteers. Phew! I lengthened my hamstrings, dropped my ribs, expanded my scapula, and lengthened my psoas. It was a tremendous week.

For the rest of the month of June I am offering 40 minute 1A protocol semi-private sessions at my home studio in Tempe. I am offering them on the following Monday and Wednesday evenings the 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th. You must reserve your spot in advance. Limited to 4 people. Bring yoga mat and a towel (or I will provide). Wear comfortable clothes. $10 per person.
Available times are
6pm – 6:40pm
7pm – 7:40pm
8pm – 8:40pm.
First come first served.
Call me at 480-442-9550 or send me an email. I will call you to confirm your spot.

Come join My Alignment Practice…

Next blog – how alignment and tango (or any dance) work together…

 

 

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Milonga Timing at PracticanDo with Rommel tonight!

While I am immersed in my Certification Training week with Katy Bowman and her Master Trainers (which is not a rock group!) held at Kinesphere Studio in Phoenix, Rommel Oramas will be teaching a milonga class at Practicando Tonight – come join him!!! And as always VINO RAFFLE around 9:30pm.

7:00pm – 8:30pm Technique and Paso class – This Week Milonga!
8:30pm – 10:00pm PRACTICA
$15 class+ practica
$6 practica only
SNAP 4425 N Granite Reef Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

And Reminders of all the great classes happening this month in addition to the Tuesday and Sunday Practicas!

SPECIAL Sunday June 9th
Rommel and Daniela teaching together
“PRIMAL ESSENCE of the MILONGUERO: Tips for Social Dancing from the Milongueros”
2pm – 3pm
$15
Summer Special
@Milonga Cooperativa
at the Bethany Lutheran Church 4300 N. 82nd Street Scottsdale, AZ

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JUNE 15
12:00pm – 2:00pm
LEADING LADIES WORKSHOP – for ladies who want to learn to lead. This workshop will introduce leading skills and dispel any myths around leading. It will also give insight and improve your skills as a follower.
Rhythmic Expressions 617 S. McClintock Dr. Ste 3, Tempe, AZ (Just north of University on the East side of McClintock. Look for McClintock Center)
$15
Bring flat shoes and a towel

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BEGINNERS INTENSIVE RETURNS
June 22 & 29
1:30 – 3:30
Tango Immersion for Beginners including those with no prior dance experience. IS THAT YOU?
PRE-REGISTRATION RECOMMENDED by email
$40 for 4 hours of instruction
Classes held at Rhythmic Expression 617 S. McClintock Dr. Ste 3, Tempe, AZ (Just north of University on the East side of McClintock. Look for McClintock Center)
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For Intermediate / Advanced Dancers
June 22 & 29
June 22 – The Rhythmic Orquestas & How to Dance to Them
June 29 – The Modern Tango vs the Golden Age
12:00 – 1:30pm
Classes held at Rhythmic Expression 617 S. McClintock Dr. Ste 3, Tempe, AZ (Just north of University on the East side of McClintock. Look for McClintock Center)
$15/ class
PLEASE register in advance so I can balance the class and save you a spot! Call 480-442-9550 or email me!

Looking forward to seeing you!

There will be no workshops locally in July!

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Milonga Timing at PRACTICanDo Tuesday

In honor of our milonga classes I am posting the latest video from the Buenos Aires Competition in the milonga category. Very nice dancing…Enjoy!
Class Tuesday May 28th begins at 7:00pm at SNAP

7:00pm – 8:30pm Technique and Paso class
8:30pm – 10:00pm PRACTICA
$15 class+ practica
$6 practica only
SNAP 4425 N Granite Reef Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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Leading Ladies Workshop

I am so excited! FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY!

Enough ladies have expressed an interest in learning how to lead – so here we go! This workshop is for ladies who want to learn to lead. This workshop will introduce leading skills and dispel any myths around leading. It will also give insight and improve your skills as a follower.
It will be a great time and if we want to continue to pursue this topic I have some great ideas!!!

JUNE 15
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Rhythmic Expressions 617 S. McClintock Dr. Ste 3, Tempe, AZ (Just north of University on the East side of McClintock. Look for McClintock Center)
$15
Bring flat shoes and a towel.

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3 Quick Updates

Firstly, thanks to all for a great workshop this weekend. It was great to explore Pugliese with you. Fantastic dancing! Remember it’s not necessarily about ALL the notes!!

Secondly, a reminder that Practica Tuesday the 21st will be about Milonga timing – should be fun to do drills in milonga timing!!! Come join me at 7:00pm for class and 8:30pm starts the practica (new playlist, I promise!).

Thirdly, How many lady’s want to learn to lead? I am asking because I would like to host a Leading Ladies workshop and would like to know what the level of interest is. Please send me a message.

Lastly, SAVE THE DATES! Next workshops: June 22 & 29th. Intermediate topics (still being determined) from 12 – 1:30pm and Beginners Immersion 1:30pm – 3:30pm.

See you dancing!
Daniela

Teaching at ASU Night Gallery

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