Athens, Greece; July 16-17 2016
Time to stand up!
Join the Human Harmony creator Jonathan Hoffman for a career-changing international mind-body course:
- Evolve your personal mind-body skills to functional standing positions
- Expand your practice – no equipment necessary
- Progress your community to a healthy active lifestyle – standing tall and beautiful!
- Improve your clients’ athletic performance and movement enjoyment (goes together)
- New! Special focus on rehabilitation and prevention
Springs Pilates & Dance Studio – Athens Greece
Saturday, July 16 2016 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, July 17 2016 10:00am – 4:00pm
Leoforos Eirinis 29, Pefki, Greece Map
Jonathan Hoffman, BPT Grad Dip Manip Ther
Registration and more details
Human Harmony is a new standing-based mind-body method, with a purpose to optimize body movements relevant to the functional demands of modern life.
- Learn how to teach the 40 Human Harmony exercises to your clients
- Optimise your personal physical performance and understanding
This course is open to:
- Pilates, CoreAlign and other mind-body instructors
- Sport performance coaches and trainers
- Physiotherapists and rehabilitation practitioners
- Healthcare professionals
Preparations before the course:
- Start learning and practicing the exercises with the Human Harmony App
- Become familiar with the exercise philosophy as presented in the reference list below
Benefits after the course:
- Add new Human Harmony classes to your business – no equipment required!
- Continue practicing to become an accredited Human Harmony teacher
- Enjoy your new look and feel
About Human Harmony
A novel equipment-free body-mind method, focusing on functional standing postures and movements.
The purpose of this method is to build a fit, helathy and capable body that can safely endure and even enjoy the vigorous standing activities of the modern world.
Human Harmony has 40 exercises; 30 standing exercises and 10 Bed/Mat exercises:
- The exercises are learned in the studio or clinic with an instructor and practiced daily at home
- When learning the exercises, the 30 standing exercises are divided into BASIC, INTERMEDIATE and ADVANCED levels
- Each standing level has 10 standing exercises to learn before progressing to the next level
- The 10 Bed/Mat exercises are learned in parallel
- When practicing at home, the clients perform one repetition of each standing exercises they have mastered
- The home challenge is to perform all the 30 standing exercises harmoniously and in sequence, one repetition each
- This should not take more than 4 minutes (See video clip below)
- The Bed/Mat exercises are practiced separately
- After mastering the Bed/Mat exercises, daily practice of this sequence should last more than 3 minutes
- Regular enjoyable and pain-free aerobic training and a moderate balanced diet are recommended to obtain a healthy active lifestyle
- For ultimate physical and mental results, this schedule is performed daily on a regular basis.
The creation of this method was inspired by:
- Natural human movements
- The regular dog and cat stretch
- The CoreAlign exercises
Together, the 40 human Harmony exercises represent the body’s natural ability to function efficiently and safely. The exercises do not require any purpose made accessories.
In Human Harmony, emphasis is placed on training all the movement components of the body to work in synergy, creating quality harmonious postures and movements. Like all mind-body exercises, each Human Harmony exercise is a learning experience at start. With home practice and studio corrections, the exercises are mastered and become automatic. Correct breathing and relaxation are part of the training, as well as moving harmoniously to the beat of music. For this, the body naturally develops good movement foundations, a good look and a good feel.
As part of the musculoskeletal rehabilitation setting, Human Harmony exercises can serve as a dynamic standing functional test as well as part of the intervention techniques. Additionally, the exercises can be used by athletes to enhance performance and by people who are generally healthy to safely sustain an active lifestyle.
- Human Harmony group class (conducted by teacher)
- Presentation – The FFF model
- Learning how to teach – The 10 BASIC exercises
- The Bed/Mat exercises part 1
- Presentation – Human Harmony Training principles
- Learning how to teach – The 10 INTERMEDIATE exercises
- The Bed/Mat exercises part 2
- Practice session
- Human Harmony group class (conducted by teacher)
- Presentation – Human Harmony training principles (cont.)
- Learning how to teach – The 10 ADVANCED exercises
- The Bed/Mat exercises part 3
- Presentation – Human Harmony for rehabilitation and sports performance
- Summary practice session – All Human Harmony exercises
- Learning how to teach – Conduct a Human Harmony session
- Discussion and final note
The Creator Jonathan Hoffman, BPT Grad Dip Manip Ther
Jonathan Hoffman is an Australian educated manual physiotherapist, international mind-body educator, human movement researcher and published author from Tel Aviv, Israel. He has worked with professional tennis, basketball and track & field athletes as well as world and European champion water-skiers. Jonathan is the developer of novel mind-body exercise methods and devices like the ATM2, CoreAlign, Human Harmony and The Fun Machine.
Peer reviewed articles:
- The origins of Western mind-body exercise methods. Physical Therapy Reviews, 2016.
- Re: Merger of models on clinical instability – Misleading for patients and clinicians. Manual Therapy, 2016.
- Expanding Panjabi’s stability model to express movement: A theoretical model. Medical Hypothesis, 2013.