ELDOA & Functional Pilates
Saturday, January 28 • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Gina Giammarco
Discovering yoga changed my life. Since becoming a yoga teacher in the early ‘90’s, I’ve been on a journey of learning and sharing. Passionate about keeping myself, my students and my clients strong and vibrant, my teaching is all about understanding the body from a functional perspective. My Pilates’ training in Anatomy & Biomechanics, Diverse Populations: Athletes, Seniors and Pre/Post Rehab are based on the latest research in physiotherapy and osteopathy. I am Level 3 certified in the osteopathic-based method known as ELDOA. An ELDOA class is like the icing on the cake: combining functional Pilates concepts as preparation to ready the body for the challenging, meditative stillness of ELDOA poses. Reminiscent of the ancient yoga practice that first inspired me, I offer a mindful practice from a modern, science-based platform to keep bodies moving well and with ease.
ELDOA is an osteopathic-based full-body strengthening and re-alignment practice. The ELDOA poses work with the concept of tensegrity (think of the tension holding that holds an umbrella open). Functional Pilates work prepares the body for the challenging ELDOA poses.