Classes Offered by Health in Motion Physical Therapy
This style of yoga is gentle and supported, using a sequence of exercises for positional release of connective tissue tensions caused by excessive sympathetic nervous system activity. These tensions compress and misalign the body with resultant decreased awareness and neuromotor control, and efficiency of movement.
Svaroopa Yoga Improves: Breath & Body Awareness Postural Alignment Biomechanics Neuromotor Control Relaxation Pain
Support equals release. Increased performance, competition, and increased effort are discouraged.
Weightbearing into the bones facilitate release.
Sequence is significant. Exercises begin at the bottom of the spine and move upward.
Neuromotor control of breath and the abdominal muscles are emphasized.
Current Svaroopa Yoga Schedule:
Friday mornings 11:15am-12:30pm On-going - $10 per class (Drop ins welcome) Standard Svaroopa principles
Instructor: Patti Gehman PT - Certified Svaroopa Yoga Teacher Registration: Use the contact form below. If you have not attended class in a while, call to confirm schedule.
Qigong-Ancient Wisdom for Today's World
What is Qigong? You may have heard of Tai chi, a form of qigong. Qigong (working with vital energy in and around us) is as big as nature itself and defined broadly as “energy practice.” The exploration of energy work in China is thousands of years old, and forms the early basis for Chinese medicine as well as Chinese martial arts. As the ancient philosophers considered the factors that affect human health and longevity, they understood that humans are part of nature and participate in the energy patterns of the universe. In studying the workings of the universe, they came to understand the repetitive patterns of the universe, and related those patterns to the workings of the human body. They developed methods of keeping the body and mind strong.
Maureen Bright, Certified Healing Qigong Teacher with the Ling Gui International Healing Qigong School since 2005, offers qigong to our community here at Health in Motion. She offers classes (including classes for children ages 7 and up) and practice sessions. Individual classes are available by appointment. Home visits (for the homebound - including parents, prenatal and postnatal families and seniors) are also an option. For further information and scheduling please contact Maureen directly at BozemanQigong@gmail.com
Community Education and Events
Educational, interactive classes/discussions that are FREE and open to the public. These monthly classes vary in topic and instructor. Participants will leave with information and techniques that you can use at home or apply to your everyday life. See below for details about upcoming classes and events:
New to town? New to trails? Simply want to explore with some new friends? Discovery Walks are for you!
We have partnered up with Gallatin Valley Land Trust on their Discovery Walk series. These one-hour, guided walks will help you discover the 80+ miles of trail on the Main Street to the Mountains trail system. These walks are a great introduction to the world of activities and hobbies right outside your back door.
Walking with Babies & Toddlers
Wednesday, May 24th 9:00-10:00AM Gallagator Trail (Park at base of Pete’s Hill on Church)
Take a Walk with a Physical Therapist–Injury Prevention
Wednesday, June 14th 11:30-12:30PM Gallatin Regional Park (Parking lot off Oak)
Join Health in Motion Physical Therapy + Wellness to get tips for the “back-aching” challenges of walking and hiking with kiddos present. Work on gait, posture, core, and stability whether carrying your little one on your back, pushing a stroller, or bending over to keep them from falling off their trike. We’ll show you how to walk without stressing your neck and back while addressing weaknesses of the post-birth body. New parents, aunties, uncles, nannies, grandparents welcome!
Take a walk with the physical therapists at Health in Motion Physical Therapy + Wellness. Whether you are new to trail-walking, nursing an injury, or moving a little slower these days, we’ll get you walking on the right foot so you can enjoy our local trails while staying injury-free. We’ll work on gait, core, posture, proper use of walking sticks, show you how to monitor your heart-rate, and anything else participants want to work on.
Discovery Walks are free and do not require an RSVP. Please show up about 10 minutes prior to the walk starting. There will always be a volunteer sweeper on the walk so you’ll never get left behind. Please note, there are no dogs allowed on Discovery Walks for safety reasons. For a full list of walks click here!
Yoga on the Lawn is Back!
Wednesdays from 12:15pm - 12:45pm Starting June 21st - July 26th *No class July 5th
On the lawn behind the Health in Motion building (3985 Valley Commons Drive, Bozeman) We’ll head inside in case of rain
Grab your yoga mat, jump out from behind that desk & join us for a mid-week pick-me-up.
No RSVP required. A donation of $5 suggested. Proceeds will be donated to a non-profit at the end of the 5 week series.
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