How to Train Extreme Mobility Safely – Five Dock, Sydney

$500.00 AUD

Location:  Elevate Performing Arts

Address: 1a/142 Great North Road, Five Dock, Sydney, NSW 2046

Dates: Wednesday 2nd & Thursday 3rd October 2019

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2 Day Flexibility Intensive with Lisa Howell – 2nd & 3rd October 2019

How to Train Extreme Mobility Safely

Due to popular demand – this workshop has been extended into our BRAND NEW 2 day Flexibility Intensive, which also explores how to train extreme mobility safely!

The body of research & development around the art of training flexibility continues to grow. Understanding the relevance of this new research to the dancing body is essential for all students, teachers and health professionals. Many traditional stretches and even many “Myofascial Release Techniques” may actually be doing more harm than good.

Flexibility or lack of it cannot be fully contributed to muscle tension and must be looked at more comprehensively to understand the true cause of any restrictions in one’s range of motion.  Factors like joint shape or position, neural tension, fascial tension, breath, postural habits and even emotion can all contribute to lack of flexibility in an individual. In this two day workshop, Lisa addresses each of these issues and looks at common cases in individuals and how to effectively treat these issues.

Day One focuses on understanding the nature of flexibility, how to assess each individuals particular restrictions and the order of progression of which restrictions need be worked on for optimal efficiency and safety in flexibility gains. We explore the importance of the breath, how to work with ‘bone-on-bone’ restriction, the nervous system (on multiple levels), the fascial system and the influence of muscle tone on mobility. We explore how each of the components of flexibility can be worked with intelligently to create lasting change in flexibility. The exercises in this level are suitable for all attendees, and many teachers who have not moved well for years discover are surprised and delighted that  carefully chosen assessment and ‘treatment’ techniques can open up their range in a pain free way!

Day Two includes a revision of Day One – with a discussion of ways of including the various techniques and progressions in a class situation and we run a ‘real time’ mobilisation session to get everyone feeling great. We also look at seemingly innocent common habits that contribute to a reduction in flexibility. The rest of the day is spent exploring how to use modifications of the techniques to train dancers, gymnasts, contortionists and martial artists into the extreme positions that they require for high level competition in the safest way possible. Safely improving and maintaining extreme range is highly dependent on subtle segmental stability of local stabilisers to control joint position, and understanding this can not only help performers achieve phenomenal range safely, but this can also help extend their career potential, and live a pain free life following retirement from competing.

Again, Do not worry if you struggle with your mobility! We will have several demonstration models as well as the course presenter to demonstrate some of the higher level elements so you will not feel obliged to perform any movement that is not part of your normal repertoire.

Completing the 3 day Teacher Training is recommended prior to attending any of the Full Day Intensives. If you feel that you require some pre-course reading material to get up to speed, please contact us for advice. 

This course is $500.00 AUD (excl. GST) including course book, lunch and refreshments. Strictly limited to just 26 Participants.

Please Note: It is only possible to purchase a single ticket in each transaction. This is to ensure that each participant’s details are correctly added to the system. If you are booking for more than one attendee, please make sure to use each attendee’s personal details so that they are correctly registered.

For full details of the content of our other Level Two Intensives, please CLICK HERE.

Location: Elevate Performing Arts

Address: 1a/142 Great North Road, Five Dock, Sydney, NSW 2046

Dates: Wednesday 2nd & Thursday 3rd October 2019

Times: 9 am to 4 pm daily


Specific instructions for travel and accommodation:

Bus Route

There are multiple bus stops, please use to find best route

Train Station

Nearest train station is Croydon ( 10 minute drive to studio) however there ar mulitple options.

Please use to find best route

40 Minutes from Sydney Airport


Drop off parking at our front door. Long standing parking best found on Rodd Road.



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