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In this section you will find tutorial videos or slow workouts where many explanations are provided. The content is for beginners, advanced students and everyone in between.

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  • Meeting Hallee

    In this Webinar Hallee help us getting started with the program: Meeting MELT

    Whether you are new to The MELT Method, or have experience with connective tissue self-treatment techniques, this 8 week program will transform your thinking and execution of Pilates Mat work.  The first four weeks int...

  • Kneeling Chest Expansion

    Often, a quick fix of an upright looking posture creates more compensation than a slouched posture. This class will focus on both the rooted and reflexive core, and rehydrating your connective tissue from the bottom up. The result will be improved posture, greater range of motion and more effic...

  • Lower Body Stability

    After you have treated the connective tissue in your lower body, add some stability moves to improve timing and coordination in the whole pelvis and core.

  • Pilates Before & After MELT

    Using 3 Pilates mat exercises that you know and love as assessments truly highlight the changes that occur from MELT. When you are aligned and your connective tissue system is well hydrated, your whole body communication improves. The positive results embodied in our Pilates reassessments.

  • 4 Common Imbalances

    Discover the 4 most common imbalances that lead to compensation and pain. Through MELT length moves and Pilates mat exercises, you will create obvious changes to your resting posture as well as during movement. By the end of this class you will feel improvements to the size and shape of your nec...

  • Upper Body Stability

    After you have treated the connective tissue in your upper body, add some stability in the shoulder girdle to improve timing and performance. The addition of a MELT band adds a neuromuscular challenge (and quiver!) to the upper arms and upper back.

  • Upper Body Release

    This MELT class introduces lengthening and compression techniques for the upper body. You will learn how to create better connection and timing in your shoulder girdle, as well as rehydrate connective tissue along your spine and base of skull.

  • Lower Body Release

    This MELT class introduces compression and lengthening techniques for the lower body. You will learn how to rehydrate your hips, thighs and calves as well as create more length in the legs and space in the lower back.

  • MEETING MELT

    Whether you are new to The MELT Method, or have experience with connective tissue self-treatment techniques, this 8 week program will transform your thinking and execution of Pilates Mat work. The first four weeks introduce MELT moves that go beyond beginner MELT "Maps" and include neurological ...

  • Monthly Meeting August

    The ribcage is such an important part of our anatomy and it's so fundamental to include these exercises in our goal to give freedom and balance to the body. Do the workout "Ribcage Melt" and listen to the webinar for a more complete experience.

  • Intro to ELDOA #6 - 16 min

    INTRO to ELDOA: Review!
    Open level - Pace: Moderate
    In class #6 we’ll execute the most important ELDOA: the ones that everybody needs and that are beneficial for multiple issues/discomfort that the body might have.

  • June Monthly Call

    Hip Replacement, fascia and foot health questions.

  • Intro to ELDOA #4 - 18 min

    INTRO to ELDOA: Neck and shoulders
    Open Level - Pace: Moderate
    In class #4 we’ll review the basic rules and focus on the neck and shoulder area of the body.

  • Intro to ELDOA #5 - 26 min

    INTRO to ELDOA
    Open Level - Pace: Moderate
    MFS – lumbar and coxo fem ELDOA
    In class #5 we’ll review the basic rules and focus on the lumbar spine and the hip joint. The coxo-femoral ELDOA is a very effective exercise to prevent hip replacement.

  • Intro to ELDOA #3: T-spine - 24min

    INTRO to ELDOA: T spine ELDOA & axial extension
    Open Level - Pace: Moderate
    In class #3 we’ll review the basic rules and focus on the thoracic spine and explain the important concept of axial extension.

  • Intro to ELDOA #2: Lumbar & Cervical - 26 min

    INTRO to ELDOA: Lumbar & Cervical
    Open Level - Pace: Moderate
    In class #2 we’ll review the basic rules and focus on some ELDOA of the lumbar spine. We’ll also introduce the concept-ELDOA of the cervical spine.

  • INTRO to ELDOA: General - 23 min

    Open Level - Pace: Moderate
    In this first ELDOA class we’ll explore the “how and the why” we position the limbs in certain ways. This is one important aspect of the whole ELDOA method. Once you learn these basic rules, you’ll be able to adapt them to any ELDOA posture or Myofascial stretching.
    Du...

  • Stop Hyperextending - 17 min

    Open Level - Pace: Slow
    In this workout we’ll work on hyper-mobility using the springs of the Cadillac, but the same exercises can be done with the resistance bands. Focus on engaging the muscles (often in internal range) without “hanging” in the joints. Try to recreate the same type of work as y...

  • Osteo Warm up - 17 min

    Open Level - Pace: Slow
    This is a complete osteo-articular warm up that you can add to any workout! You can follow this video before a Pilates Mat, a segmental strengthening or an ELDOA workout! Or just to get your day started! Why not 

  • Monthly Call October

    Stay up to date with everything that is going on with FEET-NESS!

  • Pelvic Floor Coordination - 15 min

    This video will teach you the exercises that you need to reinforce but also how you should be able to coordinate their engagement and work. Useful for anyone and most importantly before/after delivery, menopause and any other pelvic floor pathologies (also for men)

  • Good Morning Workout - 15 min

    Open Level - Pace: Slow
    The workout video “Good Morning Workout” focuses on an osto-articular warm up and light muscle activation.
    It’s perfect to get started and feel better as we move through the day: whether we are engaged in important meetings around the city, picking up the kids at school or...

  • Essential Oils & Breathing

    Discover how essential oils can help us breathe better!
    Danielle O'Connell from Urban Wellness has been working with essential oils for years and in this presentation she teaches how oils are used in general and how we can take advantage of their properties to relax and enhance our breathing

  • Stabilize your Shoulder - 26 min

    Open Level - Pace: Slow
    Are your shoulders hypermobile, weak or unstable? This is a great routine of exercises that you can do in the very beginning of the process and that you can also do later on making sure you increase reps, sets and weight.
    Shoulder de-coaptation, segmental reinforcement of ...