Animal Flow is an innovative movement program utilizing ground based movements that are fun, challenging, & effective for all levels of movement abilities.
This system will build your strength, power, flexibility, mobility, & coordination all at the same time. Animal Flow includes a range of movements & combinations that are grouped into the ‘Six Components’, each designed to elicit specific results. The Six Components can be mixed & matched in many ways, allowing your to incorporate one, some, or all of them in your own workouts.
Most of us spend the majority of our time moving in one plane of movement. Typically, the sagittal plane. In our everyday movements, as well as in our physical activity, we move forward, and perhaps, we occasionally move backyard.
This linear movement habituation is a huge piece of what leads to rigidity, pain, & lack of mobility.
The fascia is not linear. It is a spider web-like matrix that weaves through your body enveloping the superficial, outer layers as well as supporting you from your deepest most internal layers.
The fascia has both elastic & fibrous properties.
We need both.
What happens with continuous fixed movement in one plane, injuries, postural patterning, etc, is that your fascia becomes overly fibrous & rigid in areas, causing you to lose range-of-motion, space, & ease of movement.
I am a firm believer in the power of movement. It has the potential to help elevate all spectrums of ourselves: the physical, mental, emotional, & spiritual.
What gets to be possible in your life when you move each day in all directions? Taking the time to connect deeply with your body & nervous system & expressing yourself by creating different shapes?
We need to twirl more. We need to spiral more. These movements make the fascia delightfully happy. They lubricate our systems. They invite in more potential.
Animal Flow is an incredibly smart system that enables you to move in this way. It is a versatile practice of multi-planar movement with the intention of improving the functionality of the ‘human animal.’
Come twist & twirl with me!
I teach weekly Group Classes at Optimal Movement Studio, Mondays 5:30pm & Wednesdays 7:00am.
Currently, my in-person classes are postponed due to COVID-19. To sign up & learn more about the studio,
I am currently offering at least 2 Animal Flow classes a week:
Wednesdays 5:00pm MST via Instagram Live
Thursdays 8:00am MST via Zoom
Classes are 1-hour long & suitable for beginner Animal Flow-ers.
Donations Are welcome for the class (Venmo emily-wishall) but not required.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, or to learn more. I look forward to sharing Animal Flow with you!
If you would like more focused attention on you, are concerned about your knees, wrists, etc, I recommend starting with a private 1-on-1 session. This will give you the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of Animal Flow while also being given specific modifications to meet your body’s needs.