Mobility Coaching, Self-Care, and Lifestyle Support:
A flexible plan to fit YOUR active lifestyle - no more messing around with no results. This is a lifestyle change and it can be hard to go at it on your own without a plan. I will work with you, your physician, or your personal trainer to establish a program that meets your needs and prepares you for the activities of your life. Ignite Balance is a program that trains your nervous system, just as it trains your mind and body. Our unique movements and methods remind your body of what it was built for. Facilitating the body's emergence from a "state of confusion" as opposed to fixing something that is broken. You will learn to recognize and take action to reprogram your mind-body connection and prevent injury.
At The Root of Wellness, we give you strategies and research to get your life back.
We believe everyone can beat chronic pain and get strong, mobile, and resilient.
We work with executives, managers, engineers, counselors, yogis, Cross-fitters, moms, dads, grandparents, and college students. We help everyday people all over the world.
No matter your background, our aim is to help you think right, move right, and feel right.
This approach engages you in your own healing so you can:
- overcome limiting beliefs and cultivate powerful habits in your practice to build discipline and sustainability.
- achieve better work-life balance, manage work stress, and have better focus.
- improve movement, recovery & performance
- cultivate energy, suppleness, and gratitude and live up to your potential.
BECOME A LIFE WARRIOR WHO MOVES WELL AND FEELS GOOD.
Our programs help you troubleshoot and train your body safely. It's about giving you the tools you need to understand and care for your body. Become your own massage therapist, learn the basics of good posture, and discover how to increase freedom of movement in your everyday life.
SO, YOU CAN LIVE YOUR MOBILITY.
Schedule a Free Consultation for more information and to see if we are a good fit for each other.
EACH INDIVIDUAL’S WILLINGNESS TO TAKE ACTION TO SUSTAIN AND IMPROVE HIS OR HER OWN ENERGY PRODUCES A POWERFUL INFLUENCE THAT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO AFFECT HEALING THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY AND EVEN THE WORLD.
- R. Jahnke
The Seeds of your life practices, sprout the Roots of Health.
Going beyond the physical range of motion, Ignite Balance is designed for your whole body: your nervous system, breathing patterns, joints, and connective tissue.
Every mobility has a purpose and every sequence has an effect. How we move internally and externally impacts our performance in work, life, and play.
The Ignite Balance practice is built on the studies and principles of Kinesiology in the areas of exercise physiology, sports psychology, breathwork, and yoga.
Why Do I Hurt...?
Blog: How poor posture is affecting your ability to fully express your Yoga.
Has this ever happened to you?
I "just" bent over and...
I "just" reached up and...
I "just" moved...
Do you "LIVE" with Daily Pain and Tension?
Have you thought, "This pain is just my new "normal" and I need to "deal with it", "I am just getting old..."?
STOP. BREATHE. [GO AHEAD! 4 IN 8 OUT]
You're not broken, you're programmed. You are wired for "safety"… not necessarily success. Pain is often not a sign of injury. It's your body trying to tell you that changes need to be made. [Are you listening?]
While it may sound like your 'comfort zone' is this soft, cushy space. The truth is that your comfort zone is more about familiarity and repetition. It is your body’s way to physiologically conserve energy and keep you safe…. Not necessarily happy or fulfilled.
The challenge is, most people end up tolerating a lot of what they don’t want which can lead to chronic stress and pain. Reducing their quality of life and inhibiting them from achieving their goals.
RELAX, WE COME TO YOU.
YOU CAN HAVE RELIEF WHEREVER YOU ARE, FROM HOME, YOUR HOTEL, IN THE PARK, OFFICE EVENTS.
- Reduce and Resolve Pain
- Decrease Muscle Tension
- Increase Range of Motion/Mobility
- Prevent Injury
- Optimize Athletic Performance.
- Increase Recovery and Down Regulate
The Root of Wellness brings you relief: Be More Elastic and Less Reactive.
CBD-infused dynamic massage reduces stress and pain by resolving trigger points that often refer pain to other areas that have built up in the body. Dynamic Thai stretches help restore mobility and improve performance.
Classes are Based on Core Strength Vinyasa, Functional Yoga for Athletes, Ganja Yoga, and Science of stretching principles.
Beginner friendly designed to show you how to treat your body with mindfulness and move in alignment to improve your mobility and quality and life.
Get to the Root of it with Embodied Lifestyle Coaching I mentor clients who desire to commit to their well-being on a holistic scale. These embodiment conversations help clients recognize the strength they have within and use their body's wisdom to shift their mindset and achieve their goals of wellness.
Let's be Honest. We Spend most of our time sitting: Eating, Driving, Lounging, School, and Office! Sitting!
- Encourages poor posture by tightening the front body and the over-stretching/weakening of muscles in the back body and causing Trigger points that can lead to pain.
Tight muscles are weak muscles. A muscle already in contraction ie tight can not activate fully. Reducing tension allows access to those muscle fibers improving strength performance.
- Sitting at your desk shortens your hip flexors putting the pelvis off balance, leading to low back pain and compensation in the upper torso.
- Lower-leg musculature becomes inactive. This causes less-than-ideal circulation, which leads to congested tissues and reduced performance.
- Lack of elbow support leaves the elbows floating which causes your shoulder elevators to shorten and splint to conserve energy and reduce fatigue.
- Your spine is designed to balance and evenly distribute the weight of your skull. Every one degree your head leans forward adds 10 pounds that your back muscles have to try and counterbalance in their weakened state.
Movement and alignment is an algorithm your brain programs over time. What parts of muscles get activated, turned off or what muscles are brought in to help is decided by the brain. To the brain whatever is the most energy efficient is always the way to go so repetition is vital. Most pain and injuries are the result of what is called Repetitive Stress Injury.
The adapted posture we take on while sitting doesn't just go away when we stand up. When you do your other non-sitting activities with your misaligned programming, those activities will also originate from a place of unconscious imbalance and misleading pain alarms. This is a big reason why you may not have had the success you were hoping to achieve in previous attempts to reduce pain and increase mobility or even saw the opposite.
While the most common cause of discomfort and loss of mobility, sitting is just one piece of the pie. Your brain is adapting to millions of biofeedback cues every sec and just bad habits such as sitting on your wallet or holding your phone between your ear and shoulder. Emotional and mental stress plays just as big of a role as physical stress if not more in our pain and limited mobility.
Fight or Flight causes the body to tense up especially the neck and shoulders to protect the sides of the neck and vital organs in the case of a lion attack! No lion? Just work stress? It's all the same to your body-mind.
Constant fight or flight leads to loss of sleep, increased pain and fatigue, and stress the leading cause of illness in the body.
Remind your body what it's built for.
Great things can happen when your mind and your body work together. IGNITE BALANCE is a program to prepare your body for how capable you truly are. Being able to recognize common stress symptoms can help you manage them. Left unchecked stress can contribute to many health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. Studies have shown that over 80% of pain complaints presented at clinics are likely caused by myofascial trigger points rather than actual tissue damage. Unfortunately, most tend to interpret pain as a symptom of an injury, leading to ineffective, side-effect-laden treatment approaches like drugs, steroid injections, and surgery.