Part of feeling your best is checking on how your movement strategies are integrating into your movement activities. This shows up clearly when we aren’t feeling so well or are experiencing an injury. Working with an exercise scientist who has an education in kinesiology means you will benefit from a highly trained movement analyst who can keep you moving and get you moving again. Laura believes in integrating evidence-based practices with mindful movement to train smarter not harder. Several modalities are a part of Laura’s approach to movement with an emphasis on modified pilates. Read the techniques below to learn more.
Gentle sound has become a practice and tool for Laura to ground, release, and connect to the various planes of self, body, and mind. Sound experiences are tools that clients may choose to use as a way to open, close, or prioritize in sessions. Sound experiences are spontaneous and soft using tools like the droning Shruti box, echoing singing bowls, dining of the tuning forks, and throat focused vocal toning or humming. Receiving sound is a wondering way to have a quiet experience with oneself gently offered to you by another.
Gentle reciprocal muscle inhibition based stretching techniques are utilized to gently guide you toward balance with great care toward safe range of motion. Specific focus is given to how the anterior (front), posterior (back), and lateral (side) fascial lines of the body effect your Pilates movements and everyday life.
Through a somatic focus you will enjoy simple guided movements with a focus on bone rhythms, imagery, and cuing. Using this internal sense of movement during Pilates creates a strong association from the brain to muscles that results in improved alignment and ease of movement. Pilates equipment is one of the most direct ways to learn to sense your body in movement. One of the lovely results of using a somatic approach is the resulting positive feedback the body enjoys from having time to focus on movement for sensation. It’s a great way to learn to enjoy exercise again or recover from injury.
SMARTSPINE WELLNESS SYSTEM™
This system is apart of most sessions. It is a generous tool grounded in recent research in the field of fascia. The SmartSpine system uses heat, practitioner pressure, Pilates movement, and Pilates equipment. The different kit pieces use the body’s fascial system as an effective delivery tool to create improved movement potential. This system is a skill specific & Somatic technique addressing alignment and muscle imbalance. It offers improved breath capacity and movement ease and fluidity that has lasting effects. Their warmth also helps increase proprioception. Deliberate Pilates flow sessions work perfectly with the SmartSpines. This style session will include pausing and adjusting posture and result in better alignment.
This aspect of movement combines your own body experience with awareness of how you are moving in space. Moving with a higher level body awareness is an empowering experience for everyone! Our minds love it! Clients can make some health changes simply by increasing this area of their wellness practice. Pilates equipment & Laura’s other training techniques all fall under the umbrella of reaching into a deeper understanding of your own body.
Simple breath techniques are easy to learn and wonderful for use everyday use. Our Diaphragm is the natural release tool for our tight low back or over used abdominals! Breathing has the ability to relieve muscle tension and create comfort all the way to our feet. Combined with postural awareness and Pilates exercises breathing is vital part of core training. You will feel centered and balanced by including breathing techniques into your life. This is a wonderful skill for everyone to learn because of our collective cultural tightnesses in the body. It is an essential technique for those living with Kyphosis, Lordosis, or Scoliosis. I’d love to share these with you.
I use a variety of modalities to direct your fitness ambitions. Assessments, proper biomechanics, and methods like Pilates provide an excellent fitness level experience for those looking for a mindful fitness training experience. If you are are new to mindful movement you can think of it as adding a new and invigorating level of consciousness to your movements. Laura’s approach concentrates on creating incremental development in awareness, strength, and flexibility. Workout designs with be customized for clients depending on equipment or need for body weight only movement plans. Laura is a former volleyball coach, volleyball player, and swimmer. Her muscle memory and kinematic visual training allow Laura to connect with her clients and to see and feel how you need to move. She regularly refers additional body work needed for your optimal wellness lifestyle.
SPIRAL STABILIZATION METHOD
Laura trained with SPS Method Therapist Trainer Jana Mitackova, from London, England.
Laura provides introductory and Scoliosis level of work with the special Spiral Stabilization Method. This method has helped offer balance to her own body and she is excited to share it with others.
This method was developed in the Czech Republic (Prague) by an expert in musculoskeletal medicine, Dr. Richard Smisek. With more than 40 years of clinical experience to his name, he has worked closely with patients suffering from spine-related pain in the lower back, chest, and neck regions and also with acute disc prolapses and scoliosis.
The method has been popular in Europe for over 20 years, especially in Germany where treatments are provided through medical insurance.
Now you can request SPS training at for your Session!