Move Your DNA Weekends are live events held around the world. When it comes to learning exercises, books are an amazing resource—but so are personal instruction and community! Join us for a two-day movement experience designed to give you hands-on guidance with all of the exercises in Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement.
Who are these weekends for? You!
And anyone else who’s read MYDNA and would love hands-on assistance with all the exercises, a chance to play with bolstering, modifications, and variations, and a place to connect with others interested in moving their bodies in a new way.
Move Your DNA weekends include:
small group training (1:10 instructor/student ratio)
instruction and practice of 70+ exercises
minimal footwear/barefoot experience
introductory gait experience
connection with other lovers of alignment and natural movement
a downloadable exercise workbook you’ll receive when you register
We started these weekends because people’s lives were changed by reading Move Your DNA. Move Your DNA is a paradigm-shifting book. It not only explains how movement and exercise are different, it also includes over 70 exercises to help you move small body parts commonly under-moved in both athletes and couch potatoes alike. Did we mention seventy exercises? Seventy exercises is a lot, and due to many of them being very subtle motions, we found that creating a space for step-by-step instruction was tremendously impactful to integrating the content of the book into the body of the reader.
If you haven’t read Move Your DNA yet, you can find a paperback, e-book, or audio version here.
For more information on the next Move Your DNA Weekend near you, click below!
While the exact timing of everything varies depending on location (weather, facility, teacher preferences), in general the days are broken into 90-minute classes on the exercises that are interspersed with outdoor movement experiences and breaks.
Do I need to bring my own equipment to the weekend?
Most locations will have equipment provided, but occasionally we’ll ask if you can bring your own. We can always improvise, so no need to worry about equipment as a limiting factor! Your instructor will send specific information about your location after you’ve registered.
What should I wear?
We spend time both inside and outside, so bring layers and clothing appropriate for the local weather. While inside, it’s helpful to have clothing that allows full movement, and allows you to see your knees and elbows. Your instructor will send specific information about your location after you’ve registered.
I'm a total layperson OR an exercise instructor/physical therapist; is this class for me?
Move Your DNA weekends are dedicated to breaking down and practicing the exercises in Move Your DNA. The experience is accessible to both laypersons and professionals new to the technicality of these movements and those who might be new to moving in a natural environment. If you’re new to movement, all exercises can be performed within whatever ranges your current abilities allow. If you’re an experienced mover or teacher, your instructor will help you find your “sticky spots”/gaps in mobility and strength, and learn how to load these areas differently.
I don’t exercise much; is it okay to sign up? Do I need to be able to do all the exercises in order to attend?”
Yes, it’s okay to sign up! And you don’t need to be able to execute all of the exercises beforehand. One main feature of the MYDNA weekend is that we can provide modifications and bolstering techniques to make each move accessible.