Sunday, October 29
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from Eric, creator of the Franklin Method! The Franklin Method is an innovative educational program integrating imagery, experiential anatomy, touch and movement. This technique explores the benefits of the mind–body connection by teaching evolutionary design, imagery, and the dynamic movement of bones, muscles and organs in relationship to each other. The Franklin Method teaches how the body is designed to move which helps enhance function, release tension, improve balance, coordination and strength, and develops awareness that you can take into all aspects of your life!
Morning Workshop: Pelvic Power for Core Integration
Afternoon Workshop: Imagery Exercises for a Strong, Flexible and Healthy Spine
Pelvic Power for Core Integration
10am - 1:15pm
This workshop focuses on the practical application of imagery techniques to increase the power, alignment and flexibility of the pelvic joints and muscles. To balance the action of the joints, we will experience the natural bone rhythms in support of healthy function. This, in turn, will increase the protection of the lower back, knees and feet. Sacral balance is key to the alignment of the spine and legs.
We will experience how the sacrum actually moves as a key to understanding and creating efficient, safe movement. Throughout the workshop, imagery and language is used to explain the complex subject matter at all levels of experience. Evolutionary logic will provide a fresh and practical understanding of the anatomy and biomechanics of the pelvis. Participants will leave the workshop with a sense of aligned strength through the pelvic floor, feet firmly balanced and the spine long and buoyant.
• Experience effortless alignment and balance for the whole body through experiential understanding of the pelvic bones and joints.
• Discover and apply the dynamic alignment of the sacrum.
• Learn ball and imagery exercises to train and balance the pelvic joints and muscles.
Imagery Exercises for a Strong, Flexible and Healthy Spine
2:15pm - 5:30pm
The spine is a masterpiece of design containing over one hundred joints and associated muscles and ligaments. How, then, is it possible that so many people suffer from debilitating pain associated with the spine? Complex design requires conscious maintenance. Why do we have a spine in the first place? Why is it shaped the way it is? This workshop will explain spinal evolution, design and function using imagery and simple movement. A new embodied understanding of the spine will allow for all daily movement and exercise to benefit spinal health.
You will learn:
• Exercises to strengthen the intervertebral discs, joints and muscles.
• How the ligaments and discs interact to strengthen the spine.
• The rotational and coupled motion dynamics of the spine.
• Which cues in exercise, Pilates, Yoga and dance support optimal spinal function.
Eric Franklin is a dancer, movement educator, university lecturer and successful author. He earned his BS from the University of Zurich and his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.Eric has studied and trained with some of the top movement imagery and conditioning specialists around the world and has used this training as a professional dancer in New York. He has shared his imaging techniques in his teaching since 1986. Eric teaches at universities and arts educational schools throughout the world including New York University School of the Arts, the Royal Ballet School and the Laban Center in London. In 1998 he introduced the first dance conditioning methodology to mainland China. Recently Eric has taught at the Juilliard School in New York and the Royal Danish Ballet. Eric Franklin is author of Dynamic Alignment through Imagery (1996), Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance (1996), Relax your Neck – Liberate your Shoulders (2002), Pelvic Power (2003), Inner Focus, Outer Strength (2006) and Beautiful Body, Beautiful Mind (2009). Eric Franklin’s books have been translated into German, Italian, Spanish, Czech, Chinese and Korean.As founder of the Franklin Method™ Institute in Switzerland, Eric Franklin regularly offers workshops and Teacher Training courses on the topics covered in his books.
Cost & Registration
This workshop will fill quickly so register early!
1 Workshop: $150
2 Workshops: $275
These workshops are open to anyone wanting to learn how to be healthier and access their full movement potential! Prepayment and pre-registration required. Register online or call 650-967-6414 to sign up!
We are taking great care to ensure that your training will be positive and rewarding. We have covered all costs for each student well in advance of the course. There is a $25 cancellation fee. Please allow a minimum of 2 weeks notice if you must cancel in order to receive a refund. With less than 2 weeks, we will refund your payment only if we can fill the spot.