The Balanced Runner System™ Online Camp
is built around recorded audio Feldenkrais lessons released weekly so you can have an immersive learning experience that fits your schedule. The lessons move you in a structured way through all the key elements of running technique so by the end you have mastered them. I’ve tested these lessons and sequences for more than a decade and made sure they work for every runner. Here’s what you’ll learn week-by-week:
Week 1: Learn how to use healthy core action–the specific actions of your pelvis, abdominals, back, and upper body essential for running–and how it helps your legs work better and reduces stress. This lesson usually is enough all by itself to relieve runners’ knee, or patellofemoral syndrome.
Week 2: Learn how to use your obliques and gluteus medius together with your shoulders and head to relieve IT band stress and resolve any difficulties with your footstrike. This lesson usually puts an end to the stresses that cause IT band syndrome.
Week 3: Learn how to use gravity to make your running easier rather than uncomfortable and damaging by harnessing the energy of ground reaction force. You’ll discover how to take the stress off your feet, calves, and knees by using the little-known relationship between your head and your glutes so the right muscles work when you run. This helps people with plantar fasciitis, achilles tendon problems, hamstring problems, and back problems.
Week 4: Learn to use the connection between your arms and your hips to more easily control your speed, reduce your impact, get rid of shoulder tension, and further improve your legs and back.
Week 5: This week brings the preceding four together and gives you a really practical way to set yourself up for a good run every time you go out.
Week 6: This week we take all the improvements you’ve made to the next level by working on something runners generally fail to prioritize: the armswing, upper spine, and head. In all my professional experience, I’ve learned that the biggest improvements in how a runner feels and performs come from the improvements they make in their technique high up in their bodies–counterintuitive but true!
In addition to the Feldenkrais lessons, the camp includes webinars covering:
• an in-depth explanation of how running works from the perspective of human gait
• key shifts you can make in your approach to running and your body to be a healthier and better runner for the rest of your life
• how to handle warming up, cooling down, and cross-training
• what you need to know about stride rate, breathing, and footwear
There are regular live Q&A calls and a community forum where you can share your questions and get answers from me.
For an additional charge there’s also an option to have a video running form analysis, individual coaching, and personal email support from me.