Pilates (Mat) for Surfers Workshop
Friday May 5, 2023 @ 8:00am
Join Kira Davis to explore your feet, glutes, core and spine as we dive into postural alignment that will help you feel more connected to your board.
Working our way from the bottom to the top, we will look at what muscles keep you stable in your surfing posture and how to identify restrictions in the body that may be keeping you from optimal performance. You will learn short warm up and cool down sequences to practice, be challenged with multiple balance and squatting exercises on the mat.
Guest Instructor Kira Davis joining us for the month of May!
From gymnastics to dance, yoga to circus arts, Kira has always been a mover. After surviving an awful car crash in her teens and later seriously injuring her back as a young adult, she realized that she was all flexibility and no strength. She was drawn to Pilates as a tool for strengthening her hyper-mobile frame and immediately enjoyed the stabilizing results it provided. Adopting a strong Pilates practice has helped Kira not only with pain management, but more importantly, it has been the key in keeping hope and motivation alive to get back to a reasonable level of function after severe injury. Kira is inspired by the puzzle of human anatomy and feels excited to explore with clients on their journey back to pain-free locomotion and recovery. With special attention to rehabilitative Pilates, Kira also sends focus into low back pain, arthritis management, plantar fasciitis/bunions, balance, postural alignment, repetitive stress injury, deep core/pelvic floor, SI dysfunction and TMJ issues.
“It is an honor to be part of the process that helps your body move through space with ease.” Outside the studio Kira enjoys being on her paddle board, biking, swimming, gardening or spending time in the sun!
- BASI Pilates Instructor; comprehensively certified 2016
- MELT Method® Instructor; 2018
- PTA (Physical Therapy Assistant) OR/WA #9969; 2021