July 15, 2017: THE GODI METHOD® WORKSHOP at the Swedish Institute, College of Health Sciences.

July 15, 2017: THE GODI METHOD® WORKSHOP at the Swedish Institute, College of Health Sciences.

The Godi Method® workshop “Optimizing Exercise Through Postural Alignment”  is once again at the Swedish Institute, College of Health Sciences, New York City.

This workshop will take place on Saturday July 15, 2017, from 11am to 3pm and it is part of the Professional Continuing Education classes. It is approved for 4 NCBTMB credits.

The Godi Method® workshop is opened to everyone that would like to learn about postural alignment and how to use this new awareness on your posture to optimize exercise, reducing stress on your joints. The workshop will teach you how to apply correct posture in exercise, how to crack patterns of tension, and dispense with the muscle aches and pains that you have experienced in the past.

“Claudia’s class is a great introduction to accessing a more relaxed and ultimately more efficient approach to movement and exercise. Its a relatively subtle methodology, yet profound in its objective of promoting sustainable health and longevity” stated Carlos Bayerri-Albesa, LAc, LMT who attended one of the previous workshops.

Check this link to register:

http://online.swedishinstitute.edu/all-classes/optimizing-exercise-through-postural-alignment-;

DJTimes Magazine on The Godi Method®

DJTimes Magazine on The Godi Method®

Special Thanks to DJTimes Magazine for publishing The Godi Method® article on “DJ Syndrome”!

The “DJ Syndrome” is a is a recurrent pain that DJs experience during their work; it is a pain on one side of the neck, and often the shoulder on that same side, shooting sharp pain to the correspondent arm. DJ Syndrome is usually due to the action of bending the neck to the side and lifting the corresponding shoulder, in order to hold one side of the headphone closely to the ear while the other headphone is loose and off the opposite ear, so that the DJ can listen to two different music tracks in order to mix them.

In the article DJTimes Magazine anticipated some information about The Godi Method® seminar “DJ Wellness: Posture & Prevention” that will be part of the DJ Expo in Atlantic City this August. This hands-on workshop will present prevention techniques for DJ-related health issues and explains the best way for DJs to achieve maximum wellness. 

DJ Magazine on The Godi Method

The Godi Method® Workshop “Optimizing Exercise Through Postural Alignment” Testimonials

The Godi Method® Workshop “Optimizing Exercise Through Postural Alignment” Testimonials

Find out more about The Godi Method® workshop: check out the testimonials!

 

“I enjoyed my recent class with Claudia Godi immensely. Claudia is knowledgable, personable and highly skilled in her profession. Her attention to detail and to each and every student ensured a rewarding experience for all.”

Michelle Daniels, LMT, CLT

 

“The Godi Method® workshop was an insightful experience, well put together, informative, very much hands on and easy to follow. 
Claudia is a talented Exercise Physiologist with a strong background on biomechanics and a keen insight on the challenges that the body face to perform at its peak potential. The greatest value of her approach is that her principles can be translated in the performance of everyday activities with great ease.
I have had tremendous help from her strategies to address imbalances on my own spine and have included her exercises in my daily routine. I would recommend her workshops to anyone interested in improving their posture and learn better movement form, either in the occupation or fitness goal.”

Luca Perosino

 

“Claudia’s class is a great introduction to accessing a more relaxed and ultimately more efficient approach to movement and exercise. Its a relatively subtle methodology, yet profound in its objective of promoting sustainable health and longevity”

Carlos Bayerri-Albesa, LAc, LMT

 

“I attended the workshop after seeing Claudia for 4 months. It was nice to review all the exercises that she teached me, to practice one more time with her before being let go. I am now using her advices during my everyday breathing and workouts. These keys help me a lot on my everyday life, how to stand, how to breathe, how to exercise. I don’t feel back pain as I used to. Go, you won’t regret it!”

Charlotte Roucher

 

March 12, 2017: THE GODI METHOD® WORKSHOP at the Swedish Institute, College of Health Sciences.

March 12, 2017: THE GODI METHOD® WORKSHOP at the Swedish Institute, College of Health Sciences.

The Godi Method® workshop “Optimizing Exercise Through Postural Alignment”  is once again at the Swedish Institute, College of Health Sciences, New York City.

This workshop will take place on Sunday March 12, 2017, from 1pm to 5pm and it is part of the Professional Continuing Education classes. It is approved for 4 NCBTMB credits.

The Godi Method® workshop is opened to everyone that would like to learn about postural alignment and how to use this new awareness on your posture to optimize exercise, reducing stress on your joints. The workshop will teach you how to apply correct posture in exercise, how to crack patterns of tension, and dispense with the muscle aches and pains that you have experienced in the past.

“Claudia’s class is a great introduction to accessing a more relaxed and ultimately more efficient approach to movement and exercise. Its a relatively subtle methodology, yet profound in its objective of promoting sustainable health and longevity” stated Carlos Bayerri-Albesa, LAc, LMT who attended one of the previous workshops.

 

Check this link to register:

https://online.swedishinstitute.edu/all-classes/optimizing-exercise-through-postural-alignment;

Pre-registration is required and can be done online via the Continuing Education website, www.swedishce.com, as well as by phone, email or in person. Please contact the Continuing Education department at (212) 924-5900 x 146 or at ce@swedishinstitute.edu.

P.S. In the process of registering on line you will be asked a few questions that may not apply to you. In that case just write N/A as an answer, so you can proceed with the registration. Thanks.

 

 

THE GODI METHOD® WORKSHOP at the Swedish Institute, College of Health Sciences.

THE GODI METHOD® WORKSHOP at the Swedish Institute, College of Health Sciences.

The Godi Method® workshop “Optimizing Exercise Through Postural Alignment”  is back at the Swedish Institute, College of Health Sciences, New York City.

The workshop will take place on Sunday November 6, 2016 from 1pm to 5pm  and it is part of the Professional Continuing Education classes.

The Swedish Institute College of Health and Science is an approved provider for ongoing professional development of licensed healthcare professionals. My workshop is approved for 4 NCBTMB credits.

The workshop is opened to everyone that would like to learn about postural alignment and how to use this new awareness on your posture to optimize exercise, reducing stress on your joints and muscle aches and pains. 

Check this link to register:

https://online.swedishinstitute.edu/all-classes/optimizing-exercise-through-postural-alignment-;

Pre-registration is required and can be done online via the Continuing Education website, www.swedishce.com, as well as by phone, email or in person. Please contact the Continuing Education department at (212) 924-5900 x 146 or at ce@swedishinstitute.edu.

P.S. In the process of registering on line you will be asked a few questions that may not apply to you. In that case just write N/A as an answer, so you can proceed with the registration. Thanks.

What is the “DJ syndrome?”

What is the “DJ syndrome?”

This article is to bring awareness on a recurrent pain that DJs experience during their work, which I have coined the “DJ Syndrome.”

I’ve often worked with DJs that experience pain on one side of the neck, and often the shoulder on that same side, shooting sharp pain to the correspondent arm. DJ Syndrome is usually due to the action of bending the neck to the side and lifting the corresponding shoulder, in order to hold one side of the headphone closely to the ear while the other headphone is loose and off the opposite ear, so that the DJ can listen to two different music tracks in order to mix them.

If this action is performed repeatedly and the position described is kept for a long time, the DJ will experience tightness and pain in the neck, in the mid-back, in the shoulder and sometimes even tingling sensations and shooting pain in the correspondent arm. This is due to the increase in tension in the neck, shoulder and central back muscles. The excessive tension of these muscles can also lead to a disruption of the physiological sequence of the joints related to the vertebrae of the cervical spine and mid-back. In this case, the DJ’s spine is subject to compressions that can lead to bulging or herniated discs in these areas, and to related symptoms such as a sharp pain that travels through the arm known as “brachialgia.”

Obviously an accurate diagnosis and cause of the pain must be determined by a qualified physician.

Anyone suffering from DJ Syndrome can prevent or reduce the condition and its related symptoms by taking the following suggested preventive and corrective measures:

  • Any time during the DJ session that you don’t need to mix, just break from the “DJ position”: drop the shoulder and place the neck and head straight.
  • Before and after a session, release and stretch the muscles of the neck and mid-back through proprioceptive exercises and appropriate stretching exercises of those particular areas.
  • Establish a “ritual gesture” to break out of the position any time you don’t need to hold it, so in other words, to change the habit of maintaining that position even when it is not necessary. For example, place your headphones around your neck any time you are not mixing; this simple motion could be your “ritual gesture”, reminding you to break from the action of tilting and lifting the shoulder.
  • Change or alternate the “DJ position”: instead of tilting your head and lifting your shoulder in order to listen to the music track you want to mix, you can bend your forearm, maintaining the head in the center, while pressing the headphone against your ear with the hand corresponding to the bent forearm. Even when adopting this new position, please do not lift the shoulder corresponding to the bent forearm. Changing or alternating the “DJ position” will reduce the repetitive stress on your joints.

Ideally, some innovator will design a pair of DJ headphones that won’t fall from the head while they are mixing, so that DJs can keep one headphone to the ear and the other loose off the other ear without lifting and tilting their shoulder on the side.

For more info on The Godi Method® exercises for “DJ Syndrome” contact method@claudiagodi.com.

THE GODI METHOD® WORKSHOP at the Swedish Institute, College of Health Sciences.

THE GODI METHOD® WORKSHOP at the Swedish Institute, College of Health Sciences.

Few days left to register for The Godi Method® workshop “Optimizing Exercise Through Postural Alignment” at the Swedish Institute, College of Health Sciences, New York City.

The workshop will take place on Thursday July 21, 2016 from 1pm to 5pm  and it is part of the Professional Continuing Education classes.  It is approved for 4 NCBTMB credits!

It is opened to everyone that would like to learn about postural alignment and how to use this new awareness on your posture to optimize exercise, reducing stress on your joints and muscle aches and pains. 

Check this link to register and find out more…

https://online.swedishinstitute.edu/all-classes/optimizing-exercise-through-postural-alignment-

Pre-registration is required and can be done online via the Continuing Education website, www.swedishce.com, as well as by phone, email or in person. Please contact the Continuing Education department at (212) 924-5900 x 146 or at ce@swedishinstitute.edu.

 

Planning Healthy Options at P.S.125: “Playing with Movement”

Planning Healthy Options at P.S.125: “Playing with Movement”

This Saturday, 6-21- 2016,  I will be at  the Public School, P.S. 125, to have the young students tumbling, jumping and playing with movement at their Spring Festival. The school is planning a variety of healthy options for their students in order to increase their Wellness. I am happy to be part of this project and attempt to improve the quality of living of the young students in Harlem, offering more occasions to enjoy movement.
P.S. 125 Spring Festival will be from 12 to 4 pm this Saturday at 123rd Street at Morningside Avenue.
Looking forward to seeing some of you there. It should be fun!