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Steinberg Wellness Center for Mind and Body

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It's All About Balance - Fall Proof Your Life

Balance is a skill we can train and improve; a concert of visual skills, inner ear function and orienting through the feet and nervous system. Its function is foundational for the rest of our movement and often diminishes as we age. Most of us train only one out of three systems contributing to its efficacy so we don’t make as much progress or change as we hope. Learn simple ways to reprogram your brain to feel safer, stronger and more capable of moving in all the ways you wish. Gain skills you can readily incorporate into daily life to reduce the risk of falling, improve coordination and boost your quality of life.

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Erin Jade

For 13 years, Erin has offered yoga instruction to a wide range of ages and abilities, from infants and moms, to folks with Alzheimer’s, intellectually disabled, people with injuries and illnesses and teen athletes. Seeing and experiencing a large spectrum of variables has contributed to her ability to adapt, invent and continually seek education in order to draw from a generous tool box.

For the past year Erin has been studying an applied neuroscience approach to movement education through Zhealth Performance and AMN (Applied Movement Neurology) Academy. Always reading, learning and trying to stay apprised of the latest research around motor learning, mobility, pain and movement sciences, her influences include Katy Bowman, Erwan LeCorre, Ido Portal, Igor Burdenko, Moshe Feldenkrais, Tara Brach, Pema Chodron, Don Miguel Ruiz and Thich Naht Hanh.

Her movements in class translate to functional skills applicable to every day life so that we remain and become strong, mobile, present, balanced and confident to participate in all of the activities we enjoy.

Erin believes it's vital to assess and improve the way our nervous system functions because movement output hinges upon how well we absorb information. We do this by way of the inner ear (vestibular system) visual system (coordination and strength of eyes/brain/vestibular) and proprioception (sense of body in space) and then our brains interpret and determine output. Her classes incorporate mindfulness, breathing, deliberate rest and yoga postures and joint mobilization, dynamic balance, foot mobility, active stretching and strengthening, stabilization, coordination, floor work and use of resistance bands and therapy balls.