Photo: Banff Yoga Festival
Learn the astonishing power of the body mind connection with Erin at the Banff Yoga Festival. Explore new aspects of the chakras. Often the chakras are taught simply as energetics. In this workshop we see how the chakras energies can be seen in the physical form. Included are handouts, reflective writing activities, group and one-on-one discussions. This workshop is a great way to bridge energetic understanding into a tangible and practical experience.
1. understand the basics of chakra energetics reflected in physical body.
2. How posture enhances and depletes certain chakras.
3. Understand yourself and the world around you with more compassion.
Saturday May 25, 2019 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Cascade Room (Dry Floor) 100 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff, AB, Canada
Sign up via: https://banffyogafestival.com/festival-schedule/
Loving the 21 day reset by Marni Richelle McConnach & Sheena Huculak as a gift for myself for my birthday this month.
Why I love this program:
1. Compassionate approach to create mindfulness and wellness as a daily habit.
2. Tasty and healthy recipes
3. Fantastic yoga and mediation classes.
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My best self care practise is taking 5 min increments every day to do something just for me. This changes daily from a walk in nature, movement, nourishing food, getting a treatment, mediation and so much more.
For me its more important to create the daily habit of self love and self inquiry. Practising in this way ensures I genuinely check in and give myself what ever is best at that time to bring me into balance. What I love about this practise is that my initial 5 min dedication often turns into a longer period of time effortlessly because it feels so good.
As a 4th year manual Osteopathy student and a entrepreneur working full time, life is very full and my to do list feels unending. When I began my studies the workload was immense and my self care practise where none existent as a result for a time. The thought of having to add anything else to my day to accomplish was simply to much. The 5 min check in became a way for me to override my task orientated brain and bring myself into a place of being.
Everyone has 5 min a day to spare. This gentle compassionate practise is my favourite way to encourage self love and care. ~ Erin
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The idea of the Health as a living principle and phenomenon that can be palpated and accessed as a therapeutic force is unique to osteopathy.
This was one of Dr. Still’s most significant contributions to health care and humanity and often one of the most misunderstood principles of osteopathy. The Health in osteopathy is far more than the absence of symptoms or disease; the Health is a living intelligence and therapeutic force responsible for all growth, development and healing from conception, to embryogenesis and through out life.
The Health is our indwelling and natural perfection. It is a wisdom and intelligence that maintains balance harmony, and homeostasis, it keeps all physiologic functions in balance, it heals a cut finger or injured bone to perfection, restoring the original form. The Health is always present.
Why I study Osteopathy ~ Erin Chaba
My beginning in the health and wellness field started with Psychosomatic therapy. It is the study of how our thought patterns and emotions effect our physicality. I was satisfied with my work but but as I grew in the field I began having more clients where theirs issues were stuck in their tissues and no matter how dedicated they were to changing their mental emotional patterns we were not getting as good of results as I wanted.
My best mentors at the time all had massage therapy as their first career before Psychosomatic Therapy. So I signed up for the next RMT training. This offered a wonderful new tool kit for a time but again I reached a point where the Psychosomatic tool kit and massage tool kit were only taking me so far with my clients. I was sensing much more going on with my clients but was unsure as how to support these new layers that were presenting themselves.
I noticed osteopathy was on my health plan from work, so I thought I would give it a try. Within the first minute of my visual evaluation with Nathalie, tremendously talented Manual Osteopath in Canmore at Consensio Clinic, asked what occurred with my clavicle ? It's the only bone I have ever broken in my life, it happened when I was a couple months old. The numerous physio's, chiropractors, massage therapists, body workers I've seen throughout my life had all dismissed my clavicle break when I brought it up so I stopped mentioning it.
Within one manual osteopathy session the difference I felt in my neck, clavicle, shoulders and general health was different then I had felt from other modalities. My second session focused on balancing my pelvis. I have had excruciating period pain my entire life, after my second treatment to this day my pain had been 50% reduced.
After my first few sessions I reflected on how I had so many injuries/areas that had never been addressed even though I had been active in receiving a variety treatments from different health modalities like chiropractic, physio, massage ect... I was inspired by the difference I felt in body enough to commit to 5 years of study and 1-2 years to complete a thesis. I want this remarkable practise to have greater availability in my home province. This is why I study Manual Osteopathy.
4th Year Student of CSO
Our approach is different. The goal is to create alignment for healthy biomechanics, muscle re-patterning & re-education and myofascial enhancement. Our style emphasizes the role of the musculoskeletal system for health. Taking into consideration the entire body, this gentle hands on approach of treatment gently mobilizes bones, muscles and joint utilizing the craniosacral system. Depending on the goal of treatment clients can be fully clothed or undressed and covered by sheets. Treatments begin with a thorough biomechanic and functional movement assessment.
Re-checking the body and movement throughout the treatment allows Erin and James to focus on the cause of the pain or imbalance. The goal is to find and treat the cause of the pain, not just the manifestations. Each client is sent home with home care to supported treatment.
Osteopathy is a manual art and science that we offer at our Cochrane clinic.
We are Students of the Canadian College of Osteopathy(CCO) a 5 year curriculum.
As Manual Osteopathy students we recognize a patient as an integrated whole. We work to maintain, improve and restore the normal physiological function of interrelated body structures and systems, enhancing the body’s natural ability to heal itself. A fundamental belief of osteopathy is that alignment in the body creates greater function and expression of health. Manual Osteopathy approach to healthcare emphasizes the role of the musculoskeletal system for health. It is holistic approach taking into consideration the entire body. This gentle hands on approach of treatment to the musculoskeletal system (bones, muscles and joints), along with the viscera (organs and related tissues) and craniosacral system is based on the belief that the body is capable of healing itself. Manual Osteopathy aids in restoring the circulatory and neuromuscular systems by examining the relationship between structure and function of the whole body.
As Cochrane Osteopathic Manual Therapy students, our approach is based on encouraging the physiological expression of health through the body's extraordinary ability to self regulate. We are trained to observe and understand how the connection between bones, nerves, joints, myofascial connective tissue and muscles in a specific region can have an influence on other regions of the body.
Hands-on treatments with our Cochrane osteopathic manual therapy approach involves mobilization and gentle manipulation of the musculoskeletal, cranio-sacral, and visceral systems as therapeutic tools used to benefit and treat the person as a whole.
Manual Osteopathy is a safe and effective approach to health care. Through gentle manipulations we enhance the body’s natural ability to heal and self regulate.
"Thousands upon thousands of persons have studied disease. Almost no one has studied health."
– Adelle Davis
One of the first things my mentor Nathalie, from Consensio Clinic in Canmore, said when I began studying Manual Osteopathy is "look for the health". We feel so grateful to be going into our 2nd and 4th year of Manual Osteopathy.
We love helping our clients live their healthiest lives.
We are delighted to be a part of the Banff Yoga Festival again this year. We have a booth in the market offering Face Readings, massage and manual therapy to keep you aligned and healthy all weekend.
Erin is teaching her Chakra Reading workshop http://banffyogafestival.com/festival-schedule/
Click on the link to buy your tickets for this beautiful heart entered event. Use the promo code ERINCHABA for a 15% off your purchase. Limit number of spots and tickets are going fast.
See you there.
Photo by the talented Desiles Photography
Most people initially come in with the mentality can you "fix" me.
I facilitate and suport the body in adjusting so that health can express itself. This depends on the willingness of the client to let go. What I do is support the opportunity to let go and rebalance. This is a collaborative effort between myself and my clients.
When space is created to observe, without an agenda, the body shows the best way back to health, better than I could ever facilitate on my own.
Manual Osteopathy treats the body as a whole rather than just addressing individual symptoms. This approach focuses on the relationship between the function and structure of the body.
By assessing the whole body as a unit and not just the area that is of your symptoms creates lasting health. A fundamental principle of osteopathy is that the entire body must be working properly in order to achieve optimal health.
Tap into your own healing potential and book a session today.