Viana teaches the Movement Intelligence programs® which reorganizes your neurological systems through your brain.
She is certified to teach and train in the following programs:
Bones for Life
Walk for Life
Movement Intelligence® was developed by one of Moshe Feldenkreis' foremost students, Dr. Ruthy Alon, who was a master trainer in the Feldenkreis Method.
Movement Intelligence® programs are designed to address the increasing problem of posture, flexibility, bone health, vitality, and more alarmingly the decreased ability to enjoy movement in life especially the joy of walking.
"These teach you how to re-educate your movement habits and change old patterns. You learn to harmoniously integrate all parts of your body." Dr. Ruthie Alon
Too often after the stresses and strains we begin to rely upon idiosyncratic patterns that restrict our freedom to move.
What to do? Our compass needs to be reset, or recalibrated. Not that we knowingly find a “right” way, and exchange one habit for another . . . But what if we could move with the freedom of a cat getting ready to jump, a giraffe stretching high, an elephant shifting his weight, or a kangeroo bounding? They know how to move without conscious pre-planning, interference or manipulation.
Our bodies can learn the grace of movement, without the need to force itself into new habits, or push into new patterns. Instead, we allow the body to recover its own native intelligence.
The result is freedom to move in ways you may not have imagined.
HOW I WORK
I have no agenda when you arrive for a session or class. I rely on my intuition as to what direction to go in.
My mottos are:
"Pain, no gain. If there’s any pain, we stop and change gears. If what I’m doing or teaching is causing pain, you start resisting rather than receiving."
"Less is more. Maybe you’ve heard this philosophy but don’t quite know how to put it into practice? Viana can teach you, so you can experience for yourself what doing less means." Comments like, “holy cow! this is magic!” are not uncommon!
“No efforting. The majority of humans push their way through. When you’re efforting you stop listening. The subtle movements bring lasting changes."
"Through individual study or in classes, I will teach you a new way to move with improved alignment, grace, stability and at the same time strengthen your bones and reduce the discomfort accumulated over the years."
I can also train you to become a certified Movement Intelligence® teacher.