VitaMoves Class with Angelo

18 Jan
By Angelo Dela Cruz
Greetings, All!
As you may know, my movement class, VitaMoves, is now being held at Marti’s Dance Studio across the street. The days and times are the same:  MWF @ 8:15am (45 min. class).  Thank you all for letting your clients know about it.
The cost for each class is

Drop-in – $20/ class
8 sessions/ month- $17/ class
Unlimited/ month – $15/ class

Space is limited to 10 participants each class and currently there are about 6 or 7 spaces left.
Those that attend before Jan. 31 will receive a complimentary 25 min. massage session with me (valued at $80).

The class is designed to help

  • refine motor control
  • build efficiency in movement/ posture (biomechanical/ structural balance)
  • increase normal glide of nerves, blood vessels, connective tissue
  • decrease viscosity (increase fluidity) in the extracellular matrix
  • stimulate synovial fluid for “dried-out,” chronically compressed joints (especially the spine)
  • decompress joints
  • resuscitate “choked off” areas due to tightness/ stiffness
  • build tissue integrity
  • develop coordination, balance, agility, & spatial awareness

The movements are a recombinant mix derived from martial arts, yoga, acrobatics/ gymnastics, breakdancing, parkour.  Principles used in the class stem from such concepts as Sherrington’s Law of reciprocal innervation, muscle energy techniques, Feldenkrais, cross-crawl patterning, fascial meridians, Wolff’s Law (applied to soft tissue), quadrupedal movement, psychoneuroimmunology, neural plasticity.

We accomplish and apply the aforementioned with slow, controlled, dynamic ranges of motion and isometrics described with verbal cues that use the imagination and concentrated awareness to bring out the desired posture/ movement.

In addition to the movements, we also employ breathing techniques to infuse the body and brain with more oxygen, eye muscle “stretching”, vital organ massage, and lymphatic stimulation.

It’s pretty much like taking the massage and bodywork that I do and putting it in motion.

Every session is customized to address any issues that the participants are experiencing.  We can address common problem areas like tight hams, calves, and upper trap. and encourage stability in shoulder girdle.

Analisa has noticed more flexibility and faster warm-ups with Erica Vener who regularly participates.  Here’s what Jean Swanson has to say:

“Angelo’s unique blend of dynamic conscious movement is both energizing and fun. I feel lighter and more aware of the ways in which I move in day-to-day life. Angelo has a clear and patient teaching style and his demonstrations are truly inspirational.”

To sum up, the class is aimed to create an upbeat physiological state and develop higher cohesive function and adaptability of the body and mind through low impact yet challenging activity that breaks them out-of-the-box of unconscious “linear” motions.  By using focus and concentration and engaging in new experiences, we exercise the higher functions of our mind and help add to a stronger foundation for long-term health.

If you’re free any Monday, Wednesday, or Friday at 8:15am, you’re always welcome to come join in.  If you know anyone that may benefit from this, please pass on the info.

Wish you all an exciting, mind-blowing 2010!


One Response to “VitaMoves Class with Angelo”

  1. Ressa February 11, 2011 at 5:17 pm #

    Any thoughts on a DVD for nonlocals?

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