Move Anew Sessions

A New Way of Thinking About How your Body Moves.

Learn simple movements to ease pain and that easily integrate into your daily routine.

The primary goal of Restorative Exercise is to help people identify and address areas in their body that hold too much or unnecessary tension.

These tension patterns become well-ingrained through the movement habits that we adapt during our developing years, and from living our daily lives (Desks! Technology! Cars! Chairs! Gravity! Carrying children! Repetitive Exercise, Etc...). The problem is that this tension prevents our joints from moving through their normal ranges of motion. Other areas of the body then need to compensate which often results in pain, discomfort, and/or injury. It can also cause reduced strength and weakness that over time we just attribute to getting older.


Which Session Is Right For Me?

Explore Your Options To Becoming Pain Free

Private Sessions:

Private sessions provide you with individualized attention for a particular movement goal. Flexible scheduling and location allows the greatest convenience for you.

We start with an intro session (1.5hr) so we can get to know each other, you can tell me all about your movement challenges and goals, and so I can assess how you move. You’ll be given my undivided attention while we work through exercises that are specific to your needs and I’ll provide ideas on how to incorporate healthy movements into your everyday life. You’ll also receive a post-session document outlining the exercises to focus on.


Semi-Private Sessions

A semi-private session allows you to share the journey to healthier movement with a friend/partner while receiving individualized instruction.

This may help you stay accountable with the added benefit of being able to encourage and support each other between sessions. We start with an intro session (1.5hr) that you can do separately or together, and then the three of us will work together for subsequent sessions. Movements and exercises will be tailored to be as individualized as possible and there will be plenty of ideas on how to incorporate new movements into your everyday life. You’ll each receive a post-session document outlining the exercises to focus on.


Series

Series are good options if you have a specific areas or topics you’d like to focus on.

A series requires advance sign up and will be offered weekly for a 4-8 week period. Post-session notes will be provided highlighting specific movements and how to incorporate them into daily life! Series may cover topics such as aging in motion, prenatal/postnatal, healthy feet, walking, movement as play, “Undesk yourself”, “Movement hacks for busy people”, etc. Dynamic Aging, a popular 8-week series, begins January 29th in Perth! Please see the calendar, flyer, or contact Kyla at moveanew@gmail.com for more information!


Workshops

Workshops provide a good opportunity to dive deeper into a specific topic. They may be held for 2 hours or up to a full day depending on the topic and locations may vary.

Upcoming workshops in Perth include "Movement Hacks for Busy People" on February 5th (7-9pm), Better Balance on January 31/February 7th from (1:30-3), and Healthy Feet on February 9th (1-4pm). There will be workshops scheduled in Thunder Bay at the end of February, sign up to the mailing list to receive notifications or e-mail Kyla at moveanew@gmail.com for more information!

Note: if you have an idea you’d like to explore, and a group of friends that are interested, please let me know and a series can be tailored to allow you to explore your interests!


Specific Movement Sessions:

 

Move Anew...Feet First

Chronic foot pain is pervasive in our culture, and can profoundly affect daily life and activities. Our feet are the only connection we have to the ground when we’re standing and walking, and plantar fasciitis, bunions, hammer/mallet toes, flat feet, corns and generalized achiness are common complaints. Solutions to these issues often require medical intervention (i.e. surgery) or a lifetime of treatment, orthotics, and/or pain medication but there may be another way. In this workshop, you’ll get up close and personal with your feet and discover that you have the power to help them heal. You’ll learn basic foot anatomy and how your foot issues likely result from mechanical input—that you can change. Put your best foot forward, and start your journey to better foot health today! Please contact Kyla for more information on how to sign up.

Additional info:

  • This workshop is 3 hours in length and will be offered regularly.
  • The book “Simple Steps to Foot Pain Relief” by Katy Bowman is recommended reading, but is not required.
  • This workshop will run in Perth on February 9th (1-4pm) and a date (tbd) at the end of February in Thunder Bay. Please contact Kyla at moveanew@gmail.com to register or for more information.

Move Anew...With Baby/Toddler

This is like no other movement class you've ever taken!

Pregnancy and child-rearing come with unique physical requirements that can be challenging. This introductory series uses the principles of Restorative Exercise to help you self-assess and improve your strength and mobility by exploring movement tweaks for familiar daily activities such as carrying/holding/rocking, playing, feeding, laundry, diaper changes, nap/bedtime, and more. There is an upcoming series in Ottawa (Kanata) beginning in February. Please contact Kyla at moveanew@gmail.com for more information.

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"I have been fortunate to have benefitted from a couple of one-on-one classes with Kyla, as well as 4 group lessons. Kyla has so much to teach - and does so with a great deal of knowledge, clarity and enthusiasm. She was able to identify my issues and prescribe changes in daily physical behaviour as well as exercises to assist in improving my overall physical well being.That's one of the awesome benefits of this program. You can work it into your daily activities! For the most part, there is no need to schedule a particular time of day to do your exercise program!"

What Is Restorative Exercise?

Restorative Exercise™ is a movement program designed by Katy Bowman, MS. It is based on her years of research and practice as a bio-mechanist working with people with both acute and chronic injuries. These exercises and movements help you to become more aware of how you move your body.