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2 hour #fasciaerelease ! Last for January!
This friday the 25th : #fascia + #restorativeyoga 6:15-8:15 P.M with Coco @hernamewascoco
This sunday the 27th: 2 HOUR fascia release with me! 4-6PM
Link in bio to sign up! ๐Ÿ“ธby @beatrizmcalleja

For a moment recently, I thought maybe I was a morning runner. But in the morning i'm still raw, everything feels too loud, too bright, i'm not ready to face people yet. Id rather drink my tea, wake up slowly and gradually acclimate to the day. I have re-embraced that I am truly a nighttime runner. I love it. Not running in and of itself, but what running affords; freedom, joy in physically, intimacy to nature. Last week I caught myself trying to slow Jupiter down, trying to make him jog at a "lady jogging with their dog" pace... then I asked why- why am I deciding I can't go faster? Why shouldn't I rise to his 4 legged pace? (The original reason i'm out running at all is to tire him out) so lately I've been galloping along with him, letting my legs pinwheel and riding the wave of his pure pleasure in movement. Tonight I tried to learn from his stride so my legs would feel less like cartoon clocks who's arms are about to fly off in a hail of springs. I noticed that like all efficient runners Jupe spends most of his time in the air, so I shifted my gait to be more bouncy and everything got easier and my legs flowed and I got to dip into that place in me that is still an animal with an animal body and I got to experience my senses in the dark and hear my breath and pulse my blood and connect to the quiet of the night and the space in the empty streets stillness and both Jupiter and I got to tire out, and both of us got to really run and neither of us held ourselves to "lady running with her dog" pace and both of us were animals pacing each other in the city dark and that's a reason to put sneakers on at the end of a long day. ๐ŸŒƒ๐Ÿ’–

Using all our pretty space to move across the floor!
#strength and #contrology floor fun tonight! Every class we take time to play and challenge our nervous systems with a way of moving that feels unfamiliar.. confusing even! That's where growth happens! (Plus it's fun)

Tonight's 2 hour #fasciaerelease workshop was amazing! Full house and such a lovely group of people experiencing the benefits of deep release!
Still spots available for this friday night the 18th 6:15-8:15 P.M
and this sunday the 20th 4-6 P.M

Only $35 - link in bio to sign upโญ

We have fun challenging our nervous system in wednesday night Strength&Contrology class!
Every class we have some dedicated time for play ie learning something in a new modus of movement that's hard for us but not timed or "sets" just practicing. Tonight we found changing direction on our backs is really hard bc we don't spend a lot of time rolling around on the floor much! Plus we're not used to trusting momentum.. very challenging to let go of over thinking and "getting it right. "
John us! We bust our butts with kettlebells, we work our core and mobility with floor work, we train our nervous systems with play time! What else do you want๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐ŸŒŸ

2 HOUR FASCIA RELEASE DATES ARE UP!
link in bio

Sunday January 13th 4-6 p.m w/me

Friday January 18th #fasciaerelease + #restorativeyoga with Coco @hernamewascoco
Sunday January 20th w/me!๐Ÿ˜Ž $35 at 69 Columbia street buzzer 3

Feeling grateful tonight for the people who show up in big and little ways. These past two months of moving out of 2 studios and 1 apartment has been deeply exhausting, and though I wish I could say exhilarating, the endless to do lists, organization, packing, un packing and physical exhaustion (not to mention bruises everywhere from box corners and probably every door handle, car door edge and stair banister I propped open or against over the past 8 weeks) has left me with little time to process it all, never mind actually sink into much of any empowered feelings beyond the will to keep moving forward. There must be some courage in that movement, but right now it feels like the memory of a zombie daze. At one point I had spasms in my biceps in both arms for several days just from all the box and furniture carrying I was doing...! But the only reason i'm still functioning is the support I received that let me know I was on the right track. I had clients cheering me on at every step and a few incredible clients actually do crazy things like help me lift my pots and pans up two flights, unpack my kitchen into my extremely tall person cabinets I can barely reach, help me put my bed frame together, bring me studio/house warming gifts (including the largest loaf of bread I've ever had the joy to munch) and generally fill the space with love and support so early into its new iteration that I had so many moments to hold onto when the inevitable wired brain of endless to do's turned to plain old insomnia. Tonight I had a delicious nourishing dinner of chicken noodle soup our lovely teacher Coco @hernamewascoco left in my freezer for me bc she "guessed I hadn't had much time to cook" she was right and i'm so grateful to have all these stepping stones of grace to keep me above water. I don't believe in the endless positivity talk of social media. My life is generally amazing and crazy privileged but that doesn't mean it isn't really really grindingly challenging, stressful, draining and downright fucking hard sometimes. This city is crazy what it asks of us. Without these moments of tremendous softness I'd have turned to dust long ago. Big love to all๐Ÿ’–

This post is everything. Every day, literally every day, someone says how much something they experienced with me has helped them. I'm endlessly endlessly grateful that this guiding and space-making is my job. Repost from my sweet twin from another family @shulamelamed ๐Ÿ’–
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Last night when Cadence owner of @brooklynstrength encouraged me to come to the Fascia Release workshop I thought โ€œthat sounds fun!โ€ Iโ€™ve been working out and not really stretching so letโ€™s do it. Well I forgot that fascia release isnโ€™t just about releasing tension in the body but it tends to release EMOTIONS trapped in the body .
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๐ŸŽญ The deep work we do with the tissue works out stress and the areas where we hold onto it (i.e. side body at the top of ribs? Ouch). It reminded me that the emotional armor that we put up to get through tough times, deal with grief or uncertainty builds a protective shield around our bodies. Then our poor bodies move through space with aches, pains and stiffness all the while โ€œprotectingโ€ our hearts and minds. .
๐ŸŽญI released all of 2018 last night: loss, the partnerships I had to dissolve, the tough conversations I had that didnโ€™t turn out how I hoped, friendships that abruptly ended, opportunities I had to pass or was passed up for and conflicted feelings about aging. I am so grateful that this practice brought this all into the light so I can face, feel and move through all the emotions to process these events of the year. Release is the first step in letting go of things holding you back and I am so grateful (and sore) for this practice. .
Join me next time? Image: detail from a shot by @beatrizmcalleja ๐Ÿ“ธ

Chilling in the sunlight between clients in our new beautiful space ๐Ÿ’–

Feeling the love in the two hour #fasciaerelease tonight! ๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’˜full house for my first workshop in our new beautiful space!
Still room this coming friday 6:30-8:30P.M ! Link in bio to sign up. Pre-Release your holiday gremlins ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸงŸโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Can't wait to see you all!

December TWO HOUR fascia release dates are up and filling!

THIS SUNDAY the 16th: 2 spots left with me 4-6 p.m

Next Friday the 21st with me: 6:30-8:30p.m
Friday the 28th with Coco @hernamewascoco for one hour #fasciaerelease + one hour #restorativeyoga 6:30-8:30P.M
Link in bio to sign up. These sell out! ๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธโšก Photo by @beatrizmcalleja

For everyone that had never been to the heights studio or didn't have a.m sessions, and now that Jessica is working remotely with us since we love her and she loves us (all the way from Sweden where she lives with her Swedish hubby) this is the lovely Jessica whom i'm sure you've all emailed or spoken with via the phone many times. Face to the name! ๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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