There is something about being in a room full of movement nerds from all over the world that catapults your learning to a whole new level. Throw into that mix some true masters of movement and you get an accelerated opportunity to absorb all the latest in movement health science. The photo box below is a slideshow, just click to go to the next photo. No. 1 is on the way to the airport, somebody warn them - they're coming!
Suffice to say it 'WAS AWESOME'. And as predicted the Aussie girls were the life of the party with several folk commenting on how they could always find us via the laughter. They said it was like music. I'm not sure that the lovely American lady who shared a house with us would agree. Sorry Emily!
Anyway we've made it back, and have already started introducing advanced techniques into our sessions. This week I'm teaching core function via the breath and Nic gave us an inspiring session on bolstered pelvic listing. There's plenty more where that came from too.
We've got some exciting things planned for the coming months, and so to free up some time there will be less blogging and more creating and delivering of new programs. We've got 2 Saturday afternoon workshops coming up for you in Term 4 and some video series planned too. I spent the last few travel days with Nic in Vancouver and we had a brilliant time in Stanley Park practising all our new moves. This was Nic's birthday - she celebrated with a 2 hour hike with pushups and squats a plenty.
And after all that nutritous movement there was good food everywhere!
In case you weren't aware ;-), we are devoted 'movement nerds' - constantly seeking out the best ways to do what we do with a mission statement of empowering individuals to move well with joy. You could say that 'Movewell is for life, not just for weekends!' It takes time to uncover our habits and wake up muscles and movements that may have been sleeping for some time - but it's a joyous feeling to recognise that you have more power than you might have realised to maintain and / or recover that feeling of a healthy, optimally functioning body again.
So glad you have joined us so far, via the written word or in person. Lots of adventures ahead!
X Mel, Nic and Laurs
And just in case you were concerned we wouldn't be embarrassing weirdos at the airport, fear not - we were a regular travelling sideshow! 3rd shot in is Nic on the day of the eclipse, and the final shot is our first day - fresh off the plane - drinking Kava lemonade in Vancouver.
PS. Did you know that under the Resources section of this website is a FURTHER LEARNING PAGE that I prerpared for you a while ago, click here to go straight to it. There is so much out there for you and so much of it is free. For example Katy Bowman has 70+ podcasts now that you can listen to while you move. The new one on sleep will appeal to a lot of you. It sure did to me. There's also her blog page and so much more.