Body Loops with Diane Bruni and Riki Richter

At Synergy Sports Medicine

Sundays:  3/11/2018 – 3/25/2018
From: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Intro to Body Loops – Sunday March 11, 2-4pm
Six – Nine Months – Sunday March 18, 2-4pm
Nine – 13 Months – Sunday March 25, 2-4pm

The Body Loop, developed by Diane Bruni, will be used while exploring developmental movement patterns which are hardwired into our central nervous systems. Developmental movements which range from baby pose to quadruped to squatting to walking. The Body Loop will be used to enhance proprioception, provide support and increase muscle recruitment. Space is limited to 8 people and participants must enroll for all three dates.

Space is limited! Please contact Synergy by phone or email to reserve your spot.
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Join Diane Bruni and Jane Clapp for a foundational understanding of developmental movement patterns, the impact that traumatic stress has on our autonomic nervous system and the ability to enhance trauma recovery through revisiting movements we performed before we had language. This is the first time Diane and Jane will be presenting this innovative combination of somatic emotional resourcing and movement exploration. This workshop is suitable for people with trauma histories who have done substantial personal psychotherapeutic work or movement coaches wishing to deepen their understanding of the impact traumatic stress has on our bodies and movement patterns.

This workshop is not intended as therapeutic treatment and in no way replaces psychotherapy, counselling or medical care for mental health conditions or trauma recovery. If you are living with a mental health condition or in any state of intense emotional distress as a result of trauma, we strongly suggest discussing this workshop with your mental health care provider or psychotherapist prior to registering.

Dates: Saturday, March 24th
Time: 10:00am-5:00pm
Cost: $150 plus HST (Members receive 10% discount)

Please call us at 416-901-4543 or email to register.

The Yoga Conference Show

April 12-15 2018

Developmental Movement for Trauma Recovery – All Levels
THURSDAY APRIL 12 – 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM (6 HRS)

Many of us have lost our ability to experience both movement and emotional diversity despite engaging in a dedicated yoga practice. We know we want to broaden both our movement and emotional capacity, yet we get stuck on a rectangular mat ,replaying moments like broken records in our minds. Join Diane Bruni and Jane Clapp for a foundational understanding of developmental movement patterns, the impact that traumatic stress has on our autonomic nervous system and the ability to enhance trauma recovery through revisiting movements we performed before we had language.

Yoga, Fascia, Aging and Resiliency – All Levels
Teacher Training, Therapeutic
FRIDAY APRIL 13 – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (2 HRS)

As we age our tissues become less resilient. Like an old elastic band that just doesn_t bounce back, our bodies function in much the same way. Stretching alone won_t help. In fact, too much stretching could lead to over stretching and weakening of the muscles and connective tissues. Staying resilient as we age takes practise, we become we what train into our bodies. This workshop is designed for people who have noticed that they_re losing that springy feeling that comes with youth and want to learn how to bring the spring back into their bodies and lives.

Restorative Movement – All Levels
Teacher Training, Therapeutic
SATURDAY APRIL 14 – 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (2 HRS)

In this workshop, you_ll discover new ways to experience deep release and relaxation. Glide, slide, bounce, undulate, jiggle and walk. We will focus on yielding into the earth, body and breath.

Shaking Medicine and Yoga – All Levels
Teacher Training, Therapeutic
SUNDAY APRIL 15 – 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM (2 HRS)

Shaking, rocking, vibration, oscillating and undulating are natural human reactions to stress, trauma and ecstatic states. In this workshop, you will learn simple techniques to integrate this ancient healing modality into your yoga practice and classes.

Yoga and Movement Research Body, Feedback, Flow

On Beautiful Cortes Island, British Columbia
May 13 – 18, 2018

Enhance your movement capacity through deep introspective explorations with Body Loop resistance bands. Our days will include dynamic movement and yoga, restorative, somatic and meditative practices.

The Body Loop is a new tool developed by Diane Bruni, to heighten kinesthetic integration also known as proprioception. Proprioception is the integration of information received through cells in the skin that communicate with the brain via the nervous system. It signals where body parts are in relationship to other body parts, and how the body is moving through space. The Body Loop stimulates mechanoreceptors in the skin, thereby increasing the amount of information being transmitted to the brain, through a sensory motor feedback loop. This helps illuminate areas of weakness, injury and lack of sensation.

By creating a safe container for movement, an exploration of these ‘blind’ spots then becomes reintegrated into the whole body. The Body Loop offers adaptable levels of resistance, through easy velcro sizing options, and the increased load builds strength and stability while safely increasing flexibility. Resistance stretching is the most effective way to lengthen and strengthen muscles at the same time.

Many people describe the feelings of comfort, relaxation and calmness from using the Body Loop as live feedback during yoga and movement. It may be adapted to offer varying degrees of pressure, depending on the needs of the person. The feelings of compression and traction increase one’s sense of being present in the body, of being embodied. Some have even described using the Body Loop is like receiving a ‘big hug.’

All levels welcome, including people with existing injuries. No previous yoga experience necessary.

Diane Bruni has been teaching yoga for over twenty years. She founded Downward Dog Yoga Centre in Toronto and was the first Ashtanga teacher in Canada.

TUITION: $565 CDN / 5 nights
Includes Body Loops
(meals & accommodation extra)

Register early to ensure your program and accommodation choice.

The loops are incredible teachers, I can feel and access more sensation and information about my body while using the loops, this knowledge about my body helped me self correct and find optimum alignment.  –Amy, Past Participant