Each video is available to rent for 24 hours. Click on the video title to read full description of content.
Fundamentals is a selection of video classes which are educational, therapeutic, nurturing and easy to follow. If you are looking for a way to take care of your body and mind, whilst learning through the sound principles of the Movement Analyst Method, then these classes will offer you a variety of ways to enjoy moving your body whilst bringing your anatomy to life.
The classes are designed in a way that they refine and improve how you move. This spills over into your day to day life. Meaning, better awareness of how you move therefore restoring comfort and freedom of movement. The key to this method is restoring efficiency and reducing muscular strain and stiffness in your joints. We are led to believe that we must "work hard to gain results" but actually it is not what you do but the way that you do it and why, that makes all the difference. This series is an introduction to a much more comprehensive body of work. This library will be added to regularly, so please check back in often to continue your learning journey.
These classes can be followed in any order.
Bone Health and Menopause
This selection of classes focuses on stimulating your bone strength and improving the quality of your bone tissue matrix. As well as offering you a method to restore your alignment into safe, biologically optimistic weight bearing posture. The priority here is to encourage a harmonious cooperation of all body parts through simple movement processes which bring you back to movement as nature intended. Reducing compensatory habits which lead to wear and tear, as well as tissue inflammation and degeneration.
These classes are suitable for men and women of all ages. However, they may be particularly beneficial for women who are peri-menopausal or post menopausal, due to the increased incidence of osteoporosis in this phase of life. The right kind of movement stimulation produces a response through the entire skeletal system fortifying the bones. More than this though, we learn ways to direct movement from our bones and create purposeful directed interactions with surfaces like the floor, walls and chairs to improve efficiency of movement as well as redefining our bones as a source of vitality.
This is a highly intelligent approach which Claire has cultivated as a reflection of her comprehensive training with Ruthy Alon PhD the founder of The Bones for Life Movement Intelligence Training. Claire is a certified Bones for Life Practitioner. She completed her training in 2010 with Ruthy Alon which was a life changing experience. She has been inspiring all of her clients to care for their bones through wonderful movement processes ever since.
Claire highly recommends that you listen to the tutorial entitled "Bones a source of vitality and resilience" to better understand the rationale for the movement classes in this library. After this, the classes can be followed in any order.
Free Your Spine
Back pain affects 8 out of 10 people in the UK (according to the latest NHS statistics) As an expert in Human Movement Intelligence, In my experience, most incidents of back pain come from the following reasons:
You may have a limited understanding of your spine, how to care for it, which could lead to poor movement habits. Repetitive postural expressions which place excessive compressive load through certain spinal regions. A lack of awareness of the effects of gravity which acts on the spine at all times. Poor breath patterns, stress, being "in your head" and not "in your body" throughout the day. Of course there can be congenital conditions, illnesses, accidents which all play a part too.
No matter what the cause for your back pain, it is vital that you become confident to learn how to care for your own spine. Maintenance of your spine is one of the top priorities for a human. Even above getting fit, As you are only as fit as your spine anyway! Think about that for a moment! Few things stop you in your tracks and derail your life as quickly as an episode of excruciating back pain which is psychologically as well as physiologically debilitating, never mind being inconvenient.
The videos selected below allow you to bring the anatomy of your spine to life through gentle movement processes. The priority is to enhanced the cooperation of the relationship between the different regions of your spine but also how the rest of your body relates to your spine. These classes can be approached as a form of human movement education. As a rehabilitation tool. As a pre-habilitation practice. As a way of caring for your future self! As a way of calming a stressed out nervous system. Above all, this is Movement Intelligence Training.
Our body language is a powerful kind of language. A person who expresses a healthy freely moving spine is conveying a youthful, balanced, open, optimistic and capable expression. Whether you realise it or not, the majority of your communication with life and all of the people in it, is through non-verbal means. So getting your spine in good working order to be fit for life, not only enhances your quality of life, the relationships in it, but it also saves in the long run thousands of pounds in your pocket. As you no longer need to pay other people to fix you, do jobs that you are not capable of doing, etc.etc.etc.
This library will be added to regularly, so please check back often to continue your Movement Intelligence education.
Breathwork and Guided Meditation
The quality of your breath is a direct reflection of the condition of your overall health and fitness. Every single cell of your body is dependent upon every breath you take. On average this is 22,000 every 24 hours. Breath can be approached as a harmonious relationship between your bones (the dynamic architecture of your body) and the internal organs (the internal volume of your body) Breath massages your bones and joints, circulates fluid systems, which deliver nutrients and remove the byproducts of cellular respiration. Breath influences the condition of your nervous system, affects your mood and emotions. Breath is an automated process but can be influenced by the conscious mind (to a certain extent)
In the Movement Analyst Method, we use breath to animate the refinement of our body awareness. We use breath as a playful and diverse tool to interrupt habits of physical expression which may be less than ideal for your optimal health. Offering your nervous system a different experience.
Guided Meditation is an effective way of coming back to your body and your own energetic system. To cease parasitical momentum of "doing" and to experience "being" in a relaxed but attentive manner.
Here Claire combines breathwork and meditation as a way of supporting your overall health and wellness. The Movement Analyst Method is a whole-istic approach to physical intelligence. Breathwork and guided meditation can create an effective bridge of communication between body, mind and spirit.
No previous experience is required to participate in these lessons. Just a comfortable place to sit and lie down. Switch off your phone and enjoy!
Zoom Recorded Classes
Claire teaches weekly live zoom classes (Zoom is a cloud based video conferencing platform which enables you to work live with her via a laptop, computer, tablet or smartphone. Please look at the Zoom App and download it onto your device HERE. It is completely free to do this.
If you cannot make the live class, it doesn't matter. Everyone who purchases a live class will automatically be sent a copy of the class recording which you will have access to for 48 hours after the day the live class is streamed. This gives you the opportunity to go through the class in your own time at your own convenience. If you do attend the live class, you will still get a copy of the recording. This gives you an opportunity to repeat the class again over the following couple of days. I know this will be a big hit with those of you who love attending live Zoom classes with me. Simply click on the link HERE which will take you to the bookings page. Once you register you will be sent through the Zoom link. Once the recording is uploaded I will send you a copy of the class recording straight to your inbox. (Please note, this may take a few hours to arrive, as the class needs to be uploaded to my website)
Working with me via Zoom is a wonderful way to continue to feel part of a Movement Analyst Community whilst we continue to deal with live group gatherings being uncertain. I love sharing these classes with you. They are welcoming, fun, uplifting and educational. Every class has a theme, which enables you to explore your movement through this theme. The theme is outlined at the beginning of each class.
If you are resistant to tech, don't let this put you off. It is incredibly simple to use. Please reach out if you require any futher assistance with this.