"I took Bones for Life® teacher training with Viana, using Zoom. The online classes work really well and allowed us to connect East to West coast. Viana teaches the processes very clearly and gives time to ask questions or to discuss how to adapt a process to students with limitations. This is often done with actual exploration or demonstration. I loved how much we communicated back and forth, there was never a monologue of teaching. I feel ready to teach Bones for Life® now.
"My weekly private sessions with Viana means I am playing piano pain-free. Can you imagine what that means! I am attending her group classes in Movement Intelligence too with profound changes in my posture. BFL/Chairs works!"
"I had been falling often and my hip joints and shoulders were sore. Now, I walk with a new ease, confidence and awareness. Viana's class was fun. Viana is calm, gentle and so patient!"
"My balance was bad...I didn't trust my feet and ankles to hold me. Now, I have real confidence...my body DOES support me. I have let go of the fear...I'm remembering how really good it feels to move."
"I love Bones movement lessons...have taken Levels 1-3. My body has changed...so much improvement in my posture and gait. I walk with more ease and grace. I feel much more flow in my movement. Thank you, Viana!"
"Viana has integrated her experience, training and ability to listen deeply to the body to provide not only relief from discomfort, but to help the brain and the body reconnect. I have repetitive motion issues. Viana has released my long-held muscle tensions from playing the violin...then teaches me specific Chairs and BFL processes to maintain and increase my strength, balance and alignment in everyday movement. Viana is the best. I highly recommend her."
"For years, I have known Viana as both a colleague and as a massage therapist. She is always growing and learning. I appreciate the way that she takes the time to listen carefully to what I say and to assess how I am moving before determining what would be most beneficial for any particular treatment. She has helped me to get rid of a lot of aches and pains."
I like the way your Herbal Salve moisturizes and contributes to the healing of my eczema.
It leaves my skin soft and happy.
After learning the Movement Intelligence process called Flattening Spinal In-Curves Near a Wall It was like an emotional shift. Often our emotions can be tied in with our spine and body posture. I came in worried and concerned and as you were guiding me to lengthen and shorten my spine while increasing my awareness, I started noticing a shift in my thoughts from fear and concerned to confidence and security.
I have struggled with my body for years while riding my horse. I knew what I was supposed to do, but my body couldn’t find the ease of movement to be able to relax in the saddle, stretch my legs and flex my ankles.
I have done a lot of body work over the years, chiropractic, rolfing, massage, gyrotonics and other modalities. Each helped my riding a little but not as much as learning about Movement Intelligence.
Working with Viana, I developed an awareness of my spine and also opened up more flexibility in places that have been restricted for years. The exciting part for me is that with each little bit of progress we make in our sessions, it shows up almost immediately in my riding and how my horse responds to me. My horse is my biofeedback system and my riding is proof that Bones for Life is working.
Photo taken on Salt Spring Island by Viana Fox