Total Body Balance

411 Co Rd UU, Hudson WI, 54016
Space limited to 10 Students
Gymnastics mats, yoga mats, and therapy ball provided.
Arrive 5-10 minutes early.
Wear clothes that are not restrictive to movement.
(We are located on the bottom level of the building with "Awaken for Wellness")
Zoom link will be in confirmation email.
Download the Zoom app on device.
Click Zoom link at the time of class.
You will be muted during class.
Set device where you can see and hear.

Try a free mini-class on YouTube!

  • Move with ease.
  • Play with your kids/grandkids
  • Run up and down the stairs.
  • Have color in your cheeks. 
  • Be pain free.
  • Have a better chance to prevent joint replacements.
  • Have the strength, energy and ability to live a vibrant life fully.

Join Adam at the St. Croix Healing Arts Center in Hudson, WI
, for in person Total Body Balance classes. Or join him via Zoom call from anywhere! These classes use common movements from yoga, pilates, and ballet with a myofascial intention. Help us welcome movement therapy to the 21st century with this cutting edge science. 

Each class is 60 minutes of movement time with a student check-in at the beginning to see what trouble areas the class would like to focus on for that lesson.  Students have the choice to opt-in for pose modifications. Modifications can include the use of an exercise ball, a chair, towels for padding, or just a more comfortable way to do the pose.

Schedule online today for classes on the lower level of the St. Croix Center for the Healing Arts:

411 Co Rd UU, Hudson, WI, 54016

Current Hudson In-Person Class Hours: (More to come as demand grows). 

Wednesday: 1:00pm - 2:00pm & 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Friday: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Sunday: 6:00pm - 7:00pm 

Current Zoom Class Hours: (More to come as demand grows).

Thursday: 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Saturday: 10:00am - 11:00am

Sunday: 10:00am - 11:00am

Also take advantages of the services at Awaken for Wellness Hudson. Relax in their sensory deprivation float tanks, infrared saunas, or during a therapeutic massage. 

What do pilates, yoga, and ballet have in common?

1. They are all forms of movement therapy.

2. They use muscle anatomy, and ancient knowledge (ayurvedic tradition).

3. They haven't been updated for this century as separate modalities.

The Update:

In the 1950's Ida Rolf developed "rolfing" which is a bodywork practice that aimed to work intentionally with the fascia, which was discovered to be significant by the founder of Osteopathy Dr. Andrew Taylor Still in the 19th century, and was no longer known as just the "silver skin" of the muscles. Ida then passed on her knowledge and her institute lead regular cadaver labs for decades as a part of their curriculum for teaching bodyworker or "rolfers". Finally in 2001 a student of Ida named Thomas Myers coined the term "myofascial meridians" as over the last century, the institute had gotten the idea to follow these patterns throughout the body.

What is fascia?

Fascia is a sheath of collagen, elastin, and a gel-like ground substance that surrounds every cell, every muscle/nerve/blood vessel fiber, up to the level of every group of muscles.  It fuses the muscles from tendon, to bone, to ligament, to muscle again, and again.  There are 12 "myofascial meridians" in the body. The discovery was a different approach to dissection. Instead of cross cutting tendons of muscles when they reached the bone, they turned the scalpel sideways, and followed the tendons and discovered 12 distinct lines in the body. Not "energetic" patterns, but actual, physical connection. For example one line runs from the bottom of the feet, up the back of legs, up the spine, all the way to the forehead. 

Why do we need to work with the fascia intentionally?

Pain and joint dysfunction comes from a lack of strength, or stability in a joint. When a muscle becomes weak or unstable, the nervous system tells the nearby muscles to help the weaker muscle do its job. Eventually they will stick to each other as the fascia is always adapting and reinforcing whatever state it is in via little snails (fibroblasts) that leave a trail of "goo" (fascia) behind them constantly throughout the body whether we're moving, still, awake, or asleep. 

History of myofascial integration in movement therapy:

These myofascial integration movement practices in this class were designed by Karin Gurtner and Thomas Myers around 2017, and use the fascia intentionally through their modifications of common yoga, pilates, and ballet poses. One major difference is the three variations of speed. Each variation of speed accounts for the different characteristics of the fascia. Collagen responds slowly, elastin bounces, and ground substance reacts more with muscular effort. Thus you have the most up to date model of movement. Join Adam at his Hudson, WI studio for classes weekly!

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