The ZEN•GA™ program is a teaching modality that consciously connects the body and the mind. Throughout the work, the power lies not only in the movement itself, but rather on a purposeful intention while we move. Through intention and imagery, ZEN•GA™ will unleash the body from tension and bring more clarity to the mind. We use various props to support the body and to create a focal point to direct our breath allowing for more fluidity and ease in the physical body.
ZEN•GA™ Program choices:
- Instructor Foundation Course, Mat
- Instructor Foundation Course, Equipment
After completing any of these programs students will be prepared to teach the repertoires safely, effectively and with confidence.
Our ZEN•GA™ programs provide a balanced and thorough blend of theory, observation and practical experience to help you master the repertoire. Both courses teach you workouts that are functional; combining strength, endurance, flexibility, and dynamic stability of the entire body while increasing awareness and mindfulness through movement. Provide your clients with a mindful workout that encompass the bodies’ natural rhythms developing more ease and proficiency while developing a more youthful, resilient fluid body, stimulating the neuromyofascial web of the body and hydrating the myofascial meridians.
General Course Objectives:
- Explain the origins of ZEN•GA™ and be able to define what it is.
- Summarize the ZEN•GA™ principles – Breath, Support, Yield, Flow – and explain how they are incorporated in movement.
- Teach a ZEN•GA™ Foundation class to any level participant.
- Effectively teach ZEN•GA™ programming to a client at any level.
- Explore foundational movement patterns and the fascial system through movement.
- Experience programming ideas that bring the principles to application.
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|ZEN•GA™ Fluid Conditioning with the Mini Stability Ball™|
Date: March 18th, 6:00-8:00
CECs: .2 STOTT PILATES® CECs
|This fluid dynamic workout, developed by the MERRITHEW™ team, includes sequences of movements that transition gracefully from one to the next. The Mini Stability Ball™ brings awareness to the deep stabilizing muscles of the body throughout this flowing workout and encourages focus on core connection and peripheral suppleness. Combining balance, strength and fluid mindful movement, this routine will bring a sense of composure to any group or personal training environment.|
|ZEN•GA™Instructor Foundation Course, Equipment|
Date: April 1st, 12:00-8:00
.7 STOTT PILATES® CECs
|The Equipment program created through the ZEN•GA approach to movement allow us to utilize the unique quality of spring resistance. The coiling and uncoiling quality of the springs creates a more fluid, resilient body. The ZEN•GA Equipment Course will help us explore the principles that make up the method and apply them to movement programs designed to reach the desired goals. This is a seven-hour in-class training (plus one-hour break) - and some previous yoga or other mind-body training is highly recommended.|
|ZEN•GA™ Fascial Fitness: Exploring the Arm Lines|
Date: April 2nd 10:00-12:00
.2 STOTT PILATES® CECs
|This ZEN•GA workshop incorporates the latest findings in fascial research. It is thought that the myofascial lines act as global tension complexes that simultaneously stabilize, transmit forces, preserve joint integrity and allow for coordinated movements throughout the skeletal frame. The Arm Line Exploration uses the four arm lines as a map to begin to understand these well documented myofascial continuities, to stimulate awareness of our three-dimensional structures and to “see” or sense the arm lines experientially in the body. These simple exercises can also be a helpful guide for approaching global movement patterns when faulty movement compensations exist. Tactile feedback and support tools (Mini Stability Ball™ and Flex-Band™) add imagery and gentle resistance to improve tone, proprioception and circulation. The Exploration is followed by a dynamic Flex-Band Arm Line Workout designed to further build on the concepts of myofascial continuities using Flex-Band resistance with coordinated global movement patterns to seamlessly integrate the arm lines into the entire body.|
|ZEN•GA™V2 Vinyasa on the V2 Max Plus™ Reformer Level 2|
Date: April 2nd, 12:30-2:30
.2 STOTT PILATES® CECs
|Enhancing upon positions in ZENGA™ V2Vinyasa Level 1, this level 2 program increases the demands on the neuromyofascial web, improving strength and stamina. Developed by the Merrithew Health & Fitness™ team this program incorporates the ZENGA™ mindful movement principles into this unique routine, focusing on fluidity and stability of the joints and clarity of the mind. Coordination and strength are challenged with longer static holds against the Reformer’s spring resistance, resulting in overall improved fitness.|
|ZEN•GA™ Instructor Foundation Course, Mat|
Date: May 12th, 12:00-8:00
CECs: .7 STOTT PILATES® CECs
|The ZEN•GA Level 1 Mat Course will help us explore the foundational principles that make up the method and apply them to movement programs designed to help reach the desired goals. This is a seven-hour in-class training (plus one-hour break) - and some yoga or other mind-body training is highly recommended. - See more at: Merrithew.com|