Founded by fitness and health professional Yamuna Zake, Yamuna Body Rolling allows an individual to stimulate bone, attachments and work muscles by rolling a ball from the buttocks to the calf, the tailbone to the skull, the abdomen to the collarbone, the collarbone to the shoulder joint, and so on. The technique works wherever a muscle connects from one place to the next, and resultsi in improved posture and range of motion and alignment, as well as increased muscle tone, flexibility and organ function.
Since teaching workshops this summer in Ridgway, certified Yamuna Body Rolling instructors and part-time Ridgway residents Kristi Wright and Janet Niichel have established “Rolling Ridgway,” with the intension of establishing an ongoing Yamuna practice with certified resident instructors. According to Wright, Yamuna is gaining popularity in Montrose, Norwood and Telluride, where they hope to soon install certified instructors as well.
“We have five people from the Ridgway area beginning the certification process, and two-to-three coming in from other parts” of the region, says Wright. “I don’t think there has ever been a training like this in Colorado. It’s a very special opportunity to have it on the Western Slope – and in Ridgway.”
The Phase One Training will enable students to move on to Phase 2a and 2b, which is the final part of the certification process for Yamuna Body Rolling. “We have requested that training for the summer. To certify requires phase one, phase 2a and 2b over 10 days and 60 hours,” says Wright. Phase I Training in experiential anatomy at IMC involves 18 hours of body rolling – “a complete roll throughout the entire body,” she explains.
Registration for the Foot Fitness or Pelvis and Sideline classes on Dec. 1-2 is $35 per class ($30 for IMC members). To sign up, contact Kristi Wright at 985/789-7791 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information and to register for the Dec. 2-4 Phase One Training, contact Wright or visit Yamunabodyrolling.com/training/calendar.