Hello Full Circle Friends. I've asked "local" women who work with women to share their offerings on my blog. The first brave submitter is Shona Bohmer who lives and works in Cranbrook.
Here's her story:
What is Restore Your Core™
Restore Your Core™ (RYC®) is an exercise program that uses a whole-body approach to train your core and pelvic floor muscles to be more functional, reflexive, and supportive. Diastasis recti and pelvic organ prolapse safe.
Name: Shona Bohmer
Location: Cranbrook, British Columbia Canada
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Restore Your Core™ Offerings: Group Classes, Workshops, One on One sessions in person or online via Zoom
Describe your life in 3 sentences.
I’m a married mom of 3 amazing and nearly grown children. I enjoy gentle strengthening and mobility exercises, hiking, mountain biking, and lazing at the lake on a hot day. Restore Your Core™ has changed how I approach everything I do and I’ve turned into a total movement and body nerd!
What inspired you to become an RYC® teacher?
While recovering from a car accident that left me in chronic pain, I discovered my passion for helping women in their own healing journeys. I found RYC® 6-months post-accident and it became clear to me why I was still having pain. My previous fitness choices and compensatory patterns left me unsupported, vulnerable to injury, and delayed my healing. I had been a regular exerciser for decades and had taken countless group classes (crossfit, dance, pilates, yoga, etc.). I had participated in workshops and retreats and, although I had put the time in, I knew very little about the body or movement. As I progressed through RYC® I found myself asking: “Why don’t I know this?” and “Why has no one ever told me this?” I learned so much in the process of healing my body, I felt compelled to share my knowledge.
What piece of advice would you give your pre-RYC® self?
Listen to my body and take time to rest. Pushing through pain or injury doesn’t work!
What makes you a standout RYC® teacher?
I love helping women understand how their alignment, compensations, and breathing patterns can influence their bodies. I support clients in developing the awareness required to improve their movement patterns, which ultimately reduces their pain and symptoms of core and pelvic floor dysfunction. Through this process women feel empowered and able to return to doing what they love. I develop meaningful relationships with my clients and continue to check-in on their progress, answer questions, and offer encouragement. In addition to being a certified RYC® teacher, I’m also trained in therapeutic yoga. I know from personal experience that healing is possible and it’s never too late to start.
Stay tuned to hear from others.....wonder about Hypopressives? Pelvic Yoga Therapy? Core Strengthening classes at the Creston Rec Centre? Let's all share!