Franklin Method® Workshops


Your whole body is a symphony of coordinated movement. In a sense, your posture is reinvented at every instant- with every breath. In every moment, the ideal combination of limbs, joints, gravity, moving parts, connective tissue, and muscle must be found and directed by your brain and nervous system. The Franklin Method® uses imagery, anatomical embodiment, touch and reconditioning movement exercises to harness the transforming power of the mind.

One of the greatest discoveries of the 21st century is the plasticity of the brain; that the lives we live shape the brains we develop. The Franklin Method is at the forefront of practical neuro-plasticity, showing us how to use our brains to improve our body’s function. It teaches us how the mind can be applied to improve all of our abilities. Because we are learning to move with maximum efficiency, regular practice of the Franklin Method will have lasting effects on longevity, energy levels, and quality of life!

Pelvic Power for Core Support

  • Experience effortless alignment and balance for the whole body through experiential understanding of the pelvic bones, joints and muscles.
  • Discover and apply the dynamic alignment of the sacrum.
  • Increase the flexibility of your hip joints.
  • Learn pelvic exercises for strength, endurance and flexibility.
  • Release tension and pain in your pelvis and lower back.
  • Experience dynamic core training for your pelvis.NOVEMBER 17

Release Your Neck and Liberate Your Shoulders

  • Discover how your shoulders are designed to move.
  • Experience how the design of the shoulder girdle suspends it from the ribcage.
  • Let your shoulders and neck become a place of ease and peace.
  • Melt away tension and associated mental anxiety.
  • Learn to use Franklin balls and elastic bands to create smooth joint action.
  • Find out how to have suspended, free and easy shoulders.

Dynamic Imagery for a Healthy and Youthful Spine

  • Learn what good posture actually means and how to achieve it.
  • Understand how your spine is designed to function.
  • Feel how posture and breathing are related. Together they affect our health in a variety of ways (i.e. heart, digestion, pelvic floor, emotions and energy levels)
  • Discover both anatomical and metaphorical imagery that will help you move, balance, massage and relax the spine.
  • Experience structural/skeletal support, effortless posture, and dynamic rebound.
  • Self massage on the Franklin Balls for increased ease & release

Fabulous Feet

  • “Understand” the design of your feet.
  • Using experiential anatomy, imagery, movement exercises, and self-touch procedures we will create the foundation for strong, flexible and well balanced feet.
  • Learn how foot placement relates to the pelvis and spine as well as to gait.
  • Realize how organizing your dynamic base will bring life to your feet and spring to your walk.
  • Practice elastic band exercises to strengthen all the muscles of the foot/ankle.
  • Embody the functional relationships between alignment of the feet, pelvis and spine.

If you have specific questions about Franklin Method® Workshops, scheduling and locations offered at The Smart Body, please feel free to contact us.

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