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  Practicing Balance has made sports like skiing and roller blading a lot more fun. I feel more stable, sure-footed and confident so I'm willing to push the envelope mentally and physically. It can be exhilarating.
S.L., student
     
Balance Classes

We offer Introductory Classes, click here.

 

Introductory Classes
Foundations Series
Advanced Foundations, Workshops & Classes
Teacher Training Program
Private Lessons
Yoga

We reserve the right to cancel class if enrollment is low.


Discover a new way to live in your body-
Straighter, stronger and pain free.

FOUNDATION SERIES: $400 

In this 5-class series, join us to learn the best way to live your life without pain. We'll work on proper ways to sit, stand, bend, and walk, as well as how to sit in your car, lift and carry, lie on your side and back.

November - December 2014

 Day

Time

Class 1

Class 2

Class 3

Class 4

Class 5

WED 12:15 - 2:15 pm 11/19* 12/03* 12/17* 1/7* 1/14
TUES 7:15 pm 9:15 pm 11/18 11/25 12/2 12/9 12/16
SAT 10:30 am - 1 pm 11/15 11/22* 12/6 12/13 **

*Skips week(s)   
 ** Only 4 classes in series, so each class is 2.5 hours long.

January - March 2015

 Day

Time

Class 1

Class 2

Class 3

Class 4

Class 5

SAT

10:30 am - 1:00 pm

1/10

1/17

1/24

1/31

**

TUES

7:15 - 9:15 pm

1/13

1/20

1/27

2/3

2/10

WED

12:15 - 2:15 pm

1/28

2/4*

2/18

2/25*

3/11

SAT

10:30 am - 1:00 pm

2/21*

3/7*

3/21

3/28

**

TUES

7:15 - 9:15 pm

2/24

3/3

3/10

3/17

3/31

*Skips week(s)   
 ** Only 4 classes in series, so each class is 2.5 hours long.

Register now for a Foundations Class.

To register and make payment click here

Questions? email Info@BalanceCenter.com or phone 650-856-2000.


WEEKEND FOUNDATON INTENSIVE SCHEDULE
($400)

Basic Back & Joint Safety Learn to sit, stand, bend, sleep and lift PAIN FREE.

February 2/28 - 3/1/15 SAT & SUN 9:00 am - 5:00 pm * Jean Couch
September 9/19 - 9/20/15 SAT & SUN 9:00 am - 5:00 pm * Jean Couch

*Daily schedule varies and includes breaks.

To register click here

 


Balance Intensives: For out-of-towners or locals who want to learn Balance in an intensive format, we offer the following classes. Another way to get started is to purchase our DVD, A Pain Free Life, for $35.00.


Brilliant Body: Fundamentals of Conquering Injury
& Pain 5-Day Intensive:
Taught by Jean Couch & Jenn Sherer

WINTER SESSION: December 7-12, 2014
or
Spring Session: March 22-27, 2015

Join us for a 5-day intensive in Big Sur, CA. The world renowned, Esalen Institute is perched on the Ocean with breath taking surroundings, naturally fed mineral hot tubs and delicious organic food.  Nourish your mind, body, soul as well as back and joints in a Balance Center retreat at this amazing location. 

Click here  for more information


SPINEFULNESS TEACHER TRAINING CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Pre-Requisite: Foundations (10 hrs)

General Requirements:
1. Advanced Foundations (10 hrs) and Breathing & Spine (10 hrs)
2. 120 hours of Teacher Training Hours (taken at your own pace)
3. Assisting during 8 Intro classes and 4 Foundation classes

Note: This is an awareness cultivation practice, which dives deeply into common everyday positions.

Contact us for further information at 650-856-2000 or info@balancecenter.com

ON-GOING TEACHER TRAINING CLASSES

This course is for teachers who are looking to expand their skill set and learn new ways to present Spinefulness practices to their students. Classes are on-going. Teachers accumulate hours towards their certification on their own pace. Teachers may wish to pair this class with the Teacher Practice class that immediately precedes it.

Fees for certified teacher: Drop-in $25 or $200/10 classes
Fees towards teacher certification: $60/class

MONTH

TIME

CLASS 1

CLASS 2

CLASS 3

CLASS 4

CLASS 5

DEC

WED 7:30 - 9:30 pm

12/3

**

12/17

**

**

JAN

WED 7:30 - 9:30 pm

1/7

1/14

1/21

1/28

-

FEB

WED 7:30 - 9:30 pm

2/4

**

2/18

2/25

-

MAR

WED 7:30 - 9:30 pm

3/4*

3/11

3/18

**

-

APR

WED 7:30 - 9:30 pm

4/1

4/8

4/15

4/22

4/29

MAY

WED 7:30 - 9:30 pm

**

**

5/20

5/27

-

Note: * Teacher Training Intensive week. ** Skip week(s).

ON-GOING TEACHER Practice CLASSES

These classes are for teachers; the class focuses on them, not teaching necessarily. Classes should be taken as a set of five. Teachers may wish to pair this class with the Teacher Training class that immediately follows it, which focuses on teaching techniques and Spinefulness practices.
Fees for certified teacher: Drop-in $25 or $200/10 classes
Fees towards teacher certification:  $45/class

MONTH

TIME

CLASS 1

CLASS 2

CLASS 3

CLASS 4

CLASS 5

DEC

WED 6:00 - 7:30 pm

12/3

**

12/17

**

**

JAN

WED 6:00 - 7:30 pm

1/7

1/14

1/21

1/28

-

FEB

WED 6:00 - 7:30 pm

2/4

**

2/18

2/25

-

MAR

WED 6:00 - 7:30 pm

3/4*

3/11

3/18

**

-

APR

WED 6:00 - 7:30 pm

4/1

4/8

4/15

4/22

4/29

MAY

WED 6:00 - 7:30 pm

**

**

5/20

5/27

-

Note: * Teacher Training Intensive week. ** Skip week(s).

Pre-Requisite Foundations.
This course is for those interested in teaching Spinefulness and deepening their own practice simultaneously. Designed for people who want to accumulate their 120 hour class requirement in an intensive setting.

2015 March Module 30 Hours Mon-Fri 03/30 - 04/03/2015
2015 September Module 30 Hours Mon-Fri 09/20 - 09/25/2015
2015 December Module 30 Hours Mon-Fri 12/07 - 12/11/2015

Note: Daily schedule varies and includes breaks.

In addition, there is also an apprenticeship requirement, where you assist in classes.

You may take the class as a path to become Certified, or just to get a deeper understanding of Balance and to build your community of Balance.

Get more Balanced yourself as you learn to teach others.

Contact us for more information.

To register and make payment
click here

SPINEFULNESS WORKSHOP
"Save Your Knees"

Do your knees bother you when …

… you get in and out of chairs?
… after sitting at your desk?
… going up and down stairs?
… bending over to pick something up?
… walking down hills?

If any of these circumstances hurt you this workshop is for you. Find out what you are unconsciously doing that is injuring your knees and what to do to save your knees. Specific guidelines and lots of hands-on guidance will bring immediate relief. Give yourself the holiday gift of knowing what to do to save your knees.

Date/Time:
Instructor:
FEE:

Saturday, December 20, 2014: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Taught by Jean Couch
$80 (space limited to 8 students)

Sign-up NOW!!!

To register and make payment
click here

 

Spineful Kids/Youth Class


The mechanical alignments essential for strength and flexibility are presented through slide shows, guidelines and individual assessment. Students will know what to do to be stronger sitting at their desks, texting, and in their athletic endeavors. Posture improves dramatically as strength and flexibility maximize.

Fee: $30/class

January 15, 2015 - 3 - 3:45 pm

To register and make payment
click here

Note: For questions please call us at 650-856-2000. Thank you!


YOGA in BALANCE:    
Beginning, intermediate & advanced
Day, evening and weekend classes are available.

Find out more about Balanced Yoga


PRIVATE LESSONS
Receive personal, hands-on attention to address your specific needs and concerns.

PRIVATE SESSION PRICE:
$150/hour one person
$180/hour two person duet
$200/ hour for 3 person triplet


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