Franklin Method®

What is the Franklin Method®?

This is the question I am asked on a daily basis just as I was asked about Pilates 12 years ago. So, here is my answer….

The Franklin Method® is the ultimate mind-body experience. In a class or workshop setting, you will learn the anatomical design of your body & how that design is meant to support safe & efficient movement. When you move with a clear picture of what is happening in your body, your body has an opportunity to do that better & thus improve function. We call this “functional imagery” or imagery that conforms to what is really happening inside your body during any given moment.

The Franklin Method® is the epitome of “Student Centered” teaching. YOU are the foremost expert in your own body & so a partnership is formed when you enroll in a Franklin Method® class or workshop. If our brains don’t have a recording of good function, they can’t reproduce it. That is why I offer each client an opportunity to realize their movement patterns, experience a positive change & motivate them to move towards improved function.

The Franklin Method® is not an exercise system. In fact, one could say there are no exercises at all in the method & yet there is an infinite number of exercise possibilities. Once you have experienced the embodiment of good function, any movement will improve the following: strength, flexibility, balance, coordination & stability. Embodiment can be defined as your physical insight into good function or your proprioceptive realization moving you towards healthier use of your body.

Sounds complicated right? Well, it’s actually simple. Try this exercise under “What Makes Us Special” on my home page.

I am a Level 2 Franklin Method® instructor & currently one of a select few licensed to teach the method in the United States. I am honored & excited to bring this unique approach to movement & fitness training!

Some of the workshops I offer are:

  • Feet for Life: Organizing Our Dynamic Base
  • Relax Your Neck, Liberate Your Shoulders
  • Happy Spine for Life: New Imagery Techniques for Flexibility, Strength and Balance
  • Pelvic Power for Core Integration
  • Imagery for Healthy Knees

The Franklin Method® is being implemented by many prominent movement schools & performance groups including the Royal Ballet of London, The University of Vienna, NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, The Juilliard School & Cirque du Soleil.

Check out what people are saying about Franklin Method® in these testimonial videos.

I have taught Franklin Method® workshops in the Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee & New York for Pilates & dance studios, elementary & high schools, hospitals & theatres.  Contact me to schedule a workshop.

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