The Bones Workshop
A Practical Approach
to Bone Health and Biological Optimism
The workshop and classes are an accessible program for
supporting vital bones through movement and awareness processes.
You start where you are and build from there. See below
and go to www.bonesforlife.com for more details.
Good skeletal alignment that can withstand the pressures
of dynamic movement is needed for maintaining and strengthening
the bones. And of course, bones need pressure, rhythmic
This program includes may processes designed to improve
skeletal alignment during weight bearing movement. Based
on Bones For Life® - the work of Ruthy Alon
these processes are taught worldwide and are helping people
to upgrade their quality of life, bones, and overall health
and vitality. Strengthening the bones cannot be gained without
overall improvement. Isn't that refreshing? A side effect
as good as the effect we are after!
These classes are suitable for people of any age or fitness
level. What is needed is the desire to contribute to your
own wellbeing. They can also be taken for professional development.
So come on out from behind the computer desk, after a visit
at the doctor's office, out of the seat of your car or your
life on overdrive and align yourself to vitality.
This is some of what you will learn - in a safe, gradual,
self-regulated series of llessons:
+ alignment for optimal posture and movement
+ protecting the neck and low back from compression in dynamic
+ improved stability/ balance
+strategies for protecting vulnerable joints
+ improved grace and coordination
+natural, rhythmic patterns of locomotion and dynamic walking
+biological optimism and conditions conducive to bone health
+weight bearing in many patterns and configurations
+tools for times of trouble
Katherine Correa, LMT has maintained a bodywork practice
since graduating from the San Francisco School of Massage
in 1986. She earned certification to practice Breema®
Bodywork in 1989, Feldenkrais® in 1994,
and to teach Breema in 1991. Katherine has been teaching
Breema to massage therapists, and the public since 1994.
Her classes are playful and fun, yet effective in teaching
the practice and principles of her work. Katherine is continuing
her studies of Feldenkrais somatic education,
and Bones for LIfe® . She has been teaching
somatic education classes for several years.
These classes are not a medical treatment, nor cure for
any disease, nor a substitute for medical treatment. Consult
your physician before engaging in any new physical activities.
Basis for the Bones workshop:
I was fortunate to attend Ruthy Alon's Bones for Life training.
Here is a bit more about her and the work.
Ruthy Alon is one of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais' original students
and has developed the innovative Bones for Life program
over the last 10 years. This groundbreaking program offers
mindful movement processes for safe command of bone building
forces, optimal posture and biological optimism. Bones for
Life promotes supple vitality, harmonious movement, and
a healthier body. This program is open to the public.
This program teaches:
Conditioning bone strength and resistance with dynamic movement
and weight bearing posture.
Designing posture in a reliable anti-gravity axis.
Coordinating natural patterns of movement.
Neuro-motor strategies for the safety of vulnerable joints.
Springy pulsations of pressure for upgrading bone withstanding.
Resources for restoring dynamic equilibrium and stability.
Movement for vitality and quality aging.
Ruthy Alon, senior trainer in the Feldenkrais Method and
author of the book Mindful Spontaneity, is the creator of
the Bones For Life program. Growing worldwide, the program
is offered to the public and as an educational certificate
program in the U.S., Europe, Australia, New Zealand and
Japan. The program has been demonstrated to NASA, and Ruthy
was invited to present at the Aero Space Medical Association
conference, in 2005. The evident bases study, done in Tel
Aviv, included a group of women ages 28-69, who participated
in the Bones for Life program over a 4 month period. The
study showed a significant improvement in bone density.
Method®, Awareness Through Movement®, and Functional
Integration® are registered
service marks of the Feldenkrais Guild® of