Traditional martial arts combines with modern neuroscience to create an fun and empowering program during challenging times
Bessel van de Kolk, author of The Body Keeps the Score says that "martial arts may be one of the best treatments for traumatic stress."
Still Harbor Interview - November 18, 2015
-TRADITIONAL BLOCKS, STRIKES AND KICKS - Traditional Martial Arts movements calibrated to each persons fitness level awakens ones inner warrior and one's heart rate.
-TRADITIONAL MARTIAL ARTS FORMS - Think yoga, but all done standing up without the intricate floor poses. Coordinated breath turns this portion of the class into a moving breath meditation.
-FILIPINO STICKS - Cooperative drills done with Filipino sticks enhance coordination and focus while providing bi-lateral stimulation to the brain. Those vibrations are so healing. The exercises are mesmerizing. Students love this part of class and this is available to those sheltering together.
-BASIC SELF DEFENSE - The class is infused with self defense tips to widen students coping tools. These tools are a powerful to counter feelings of helplessness.
HEART PRACTICE MEDITATION - Rewire the Brain to Happiness ends the class.
MUSIC MAY BE USED TOO!
(we all need some fun)
Check out the video of one of the songs on the playlist
Lessons done in the yard with 6 foot distance and masks. Safety first. Always!
Individual, Family, Children's and small group lessons available. Discounted packages available as well. Call for pricing as we sculpt a program to meet you or your families individual needs.
No more than 10 people per class.
Dan Goleman explains in this short clip.
It seems too simple to be this powerful. Recovery Martial Arts uses breath awareness on every step.
We all need to reconnect to our "tribe". Ritualized movement with others connects us at our core.
Recovery Martial Arts works on posture in each move. The body aligned in a healthy way sets the student up for resiliency.
Filipino Sticks are used later in training and is often students favorite part of class. These sticks. similar to drumming can change brain waves from beta to alpha. Mesmerizing and oh, so fun!
Mara Giovanni has a Masters Degree in Social work from Columbia University and is a Graduate of the Institute of Life Coach Training. She has a 3rd degree Black Belt in Soo Bahk Do and has been teaching and competing nationally in Martial Arts for over 25 years. She has taught both adults and children and is certified to move students through belt levels. Special needs students are welcome. Mara has daily mindfulness practice. She studies at Wild Heart Meditation Center where she also creates and facilitates groups