- MTABC Annual General Meeting : April 14, 2019 - 1:00 pm | New Westminster
1:00 pm – Door Open/Refreshment
1:30 pm – Meeting
AGM Workshop – Pilates for Music Therapists: Body care for a Healthy Practice
Location: Health Sciences Association building, 180 E. Columbia st, New Westminster
In this 90 minute workshop designed for music therapists Marla Waal will move you through some groundand strengthening exercises, as well as some breathing and relaxation techniques. Weaving together some of the gems from the various techniques Marla has studied in depth, you will leave with some new tools in your toolbox of self care! You will finally understand how to find your ‘core’, the best way to sit (If you must), and how to breathe efficiently.
Presenter: Marla Waal
Marla was a professional dancer for 12 years, performing and teaching around the globe. She studied and performed with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, danced and toured with Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. She is passionate about helping people feel more free and strong in their bodies, and helps people wake up their own body wisdom.
After settling in Vancouver 20 plus years ago, Marla began teaching and studying Yoga. She has delved deeply into a wide variety of styles, from Ashtanga to restorative yoga and meditation.
A desire for a deeper understanding of body mechanics and anatomy brought her to the Franklin Method and then Pilates at the Vancouver Pilates Centre. Marla is a Level 1 Franklin Method Educator, and is certified in Pilates by Dianne Miller. Marla has studied and taught at VPC for the last 7 years.
Continuing to search for more effective ways to help people experience joy in movement and freedom in their bodies, Marla discovered ELDOA. In 2015 she began training and is now a level 3 ELDOA practitioner in this very powerful and unique method created by French Osteopath Guy Voyer DO.