"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. We took time after processes or during the didactic sessions to discuss the benefits, the safety adaptations, questions about the process and how to teach it. We discussed how Movement Intelligence affects the whole human, how to reach out to potential student populations, how to structure classes. I am very satisfied with how the training was conducted and definitely benefited greatly from it, 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."
Photo taken on Salt Spring Island by Viana