Wisdom Warriors, Schereville, IN

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Desirée Rumbaugh and I had a great time presenting Wisdom Warriors™ in  Schereville, Indiana this past week and in St. Paul, MN in February, 2018. These trainings have been an amazing opportunity for us to innovatively integrate our work together.

In October 2017, we presented Wisdom Warriors at Shakti Yoga Des Moines. It was very exciting to see this same integration of alignment based yoga and functional manual therapy in Des Moines. Matt Brevard PT, CFMT and his staff have been an excellent physical therapy resource to the Shakti Yoga community. Physical therapy and yoga at it’s best!

Desiree and I are super psyched to return to Zurich, Switzerland in September. We will be joined in Singapore and Zurich by Desirée’s husband Andrew Rivin

Wisdom Warriors is coming to Colorado, November 8-9, 2018! Located at Edwards Interfaith Chapel that boasts mountain views and the riverwalk hotel makes this an ideal retreat setting especially for those who stay for the weekend workshop with Desiree. 

 

Upcoming Wisdom Warriors:

Sept 13-14, 2018 Singapore 

Sept. 20-21, 2018 Zurich, Switzerland

Nov. 8-9, 2018 Vail, Colorado

Tribute to Jim Weaver

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

A Celebration of Jim Weaver’s Life was held on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at The Red Barn, Peach Valley, Colorado. 

I was honored to present a slideshow with the music Pony Boy, by Bruce Springsteen. Apparently, Jim’s mother Seville sang this lullaby to him as a baby and his wife Kathie sang it to him during his departure, Sept 20, 2017. The celebration was MC’d by Dr Robert Derkash and had special guests including Harald Dunn MD (Weaver-Dunn shoulder procedure).

I worked with Dr. Weaver in 1991 when I was hired by Trish Kramer to establish Valley View Hospital’s Sports Medicine Clinic. Dr. Weaver was supportive of my career by referring patients and helping transition VVH Sports Medicine to Glenwood Springs Hot Springs Pool and Athletic Club.

I became close friends with Jim and Kathie Weaver because of our mutual passion for dogs and No-Name Creek. I am forever grateful for their love and kindness, and my connection to Golden Retrievers and No-Name Canyon.

 

Prone on Elbows and Pincha Prep

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

What do Prone on Elbows and Pincha prep have in common? 

They are strengthening for the neck and shoulder core, especially when held for prolonged holds. They strengthen the rhomboids, serratus anterior, rotator cuff and deep neck flexors.

They allow for individual alignment strategies to bring our trunk into neutral position. For instance, someone who has a kyphotic thoracic spine needs to “melt the heart” while someone with a flattened thoracic spine needs to press upward to create more of a curve. 

They emphasize a rib anchor AKA “stacking the rib cage” or “side ribs back.” This helps to keep your back in neutral as illustrated in the Trunk Core.

They are easily modified by placing your elbows on a table. This is an effective unloading strategy for your spine while sitting and can be used to simulate the position of bike riding either on or off the saddle. Lastly, a resistive band may be used for additional shoulder or neck core strengthening as directed by your physical therapist.