The Physical Restoration
Physical Training Methods of Wushu, Yoga, Pilates and
After years of
research in training methods of Chinese acrobatics, dance, yoga, pilates and
Leda brings together in this course the fundamental training methods
behind all of these ancient and modern health disciplines.
These courses will provide athletes, dancers, martial artists, gymnasts and
others, including couch potatoes,
with exercises to restore health and provide the body with more
flexibility and strength.
In this class, you will
learn the basic exercises to strengthen and align the upper and lower body.
You will also be introduced to exercises to stabilize and strengthen your
core/center, hips and shoulders
The class will focus greatly on alignment, and how to utilize the various
exercises for your own physical restoration.
It is recommended that you take 1-2 six week courses to gain a full
understanding mentally and physically of what
correct alignment is in this method of training. Even if you are of
intermediate level, this class is a good way to solidify your foundation in
physical restoration methods.
You must have taken at
least one 8 week training session with Leda to take this class.
The class will move at a pace where you are expected to already understand the
alignment for each exercises. Longer duration for stance and posture
training to enhance control and strength, as higher intensity, speed, and
frequency will be expected in the various sequences and routines.
You must have taken at
least six 8 week intermediate training session with Leda to take this
In this class, you will begin to incorporate the various exercises into more
fluid movement, requiring more balance, precision and control.
This c lass is recommended for those who wish for professional training in
performance or teaching.
Exercise Workshop Series:
These workshops are for
students of all levels. The workshops are designed to help you better
understand and manage specific areas of the body and any past injuries held
in those areas, and restore strength and vitality in those areas.
Developing your core & Restoring your hips:
This workshop is a very concentrated and specific workshop. The class will focus
on the development of the various muscle groups which compose the "core", and
then target the various muscles and joints which help with the
stabilization/mobilization of the hips. Intense stretching, and muscle
release techniques of tight hips may be introduced also. This class is
crucial to those with weak/tight hips, injuries to the groin, and other hip
Understanding your core: (1hr)
This class is specifically dedicated to understanding and working
with the various muscle groups which compose the core: all areas between and
under the shoulder and between and above the hips. This class is crucial
to for all who are serious about physical training, and movement.
Balance & Coordination: The Application of Physical Training into
In this two part class, in the first half hour you
will be introduced to some fun and challenging exercises for both
brain and body. Most of the exercises are based in wushu, and help
align your mind/spirit with your body. The second part of the class
will teach you how to apply the exercises you have learned in the
and conditioning classes into intermediate movement training methods.
and Shoulder Alignment
Have you ever felt quite not aligned?
well, you probably were right!. Just from bad everyday habits , the body
slowly will get shaped out of alignment, and even worse if you have had an
injury. It is very easy to get out of balance, and much harder to find
your way back to alignment. This class will show you tools on how to
level, straighten, unwind, and open up the hips and shoulders so that the body
will be given the space and strength needed to be put itself back in place.
Total Body Sequence Training
In this class, exercises from the all levels flexibility
and conditioning class will be reintroduced and combined into short
and medium length sequences. Sequence training develops the
cardiovascular system and is beneficial to creating better energy flow and
circulation in the body.
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To register by mail, please
fill out the form and mail a check to:
Elliott, 23 Grosvenor Park, Lynn MA 01902
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