Functional movement for resiliency with Mary Richards and Lizzie Lasater
"Studying with Mary online was an absolute delight! I learned so much and loved every blissful minute of it!" - Elizabeth
“Wow! What a course. It was worth every cent and every second of my attention.” - Cath
“Perfect! Amazing blend of science, technique, philosophy and practical application to our daily lives.” - Beth
"The material and exercises are fabulous!” - Tami
“What a wonderful course to teach ourselves to live in our bodies. I'm forever grateful!” - Emiko
“Mary is a wealth of knowledge and Lizzie is om-amazing asking the questions and keeping the dialogue down to earth and easy to follow.” - Alina
“Just what I needed to bring me back to center.” - Karen
“More than I could have imagined. And presented in a manner that has helped me make this information retainable.” - Margaret
“Awesome body brain connections! My body feels so much looser.” - Astrid
“I feel whole and renewed. Thank you so much for offering this course. It is exactly what I needed and didn't even know it!” - Nicole
Packed with theory, practice, demos, modifications, and fun!
Somatic Strength - Welcome Video
Week 1 - Key Concepts
Week 1 - Self-Assessment
Week 1 - Peak Pose
Week 1 - Modifications
Week 1 - Training Sequence
Week 1 - Mary's Notes
Week 1 - Group Training Session
Week 2 - Key Concepts
Week 2 - Self-Assessment
Week 2 - Peak Pose
Week 2 - Modifications
Week 2 - Training Sequence
Week 2 - Mary's Notes
Week 2 - Group Training Session
Week 2 - Q&A
Week 3 - Key Concepts
Week 3 - Self-Assessment
Week 3 - Peak Pose
Week 3 - Modifications
Week 3 - Training Sequence
Week 3 - Mary's Notes
Week 3 - Group Training Session
Week 3 - Q&A
Week 4 - Modifications
Week 4 - Self-Assessment
Week 4 - Peak Pose
Week 4 - Key Concepts
Week 4 - Training Sequence
Week 4 - Mary's Notes
Week 4 - Group Training Session
Week 4 - Q&A
Week 5 - Intro
Week 5 - Key Concepts
Week 5 - Self-Assessment
Week 5 - Training Sequence
Week 5 - Walking Basics
Week 5 - Mary's Notes
Week 5 - Training Session
This is a self-paced course. We want you to feel spacious, but we also want you to encourage you to move through the material. So you’ll have one year from the day you enroll.
Your Somatic Strength learning starts the moment you enroll. The course is self paced, all of the content is already waiting for you.
Yes! You’ll receive a certificate for 20 hours of continuing education that you can submit to Yoga Alliance, or similar international organization.
From Mary: I have scanned the 5 training series for the course. There are 11 exercises that involve weight-bearing through the upper extremity, typically on the forearms. While all of these exercises will be instructed with modifications, e.g., at the wall vs. floor, open- vs. closed-chain variations, the shoulders and arms are intentionally challenged in these exercises. Some of the exercises, such as Bent-over Rows and Arm Circles, are also utilized in various shoulder rehab series that would likely be familiar to you given your rotator cuff situation. However, if you have been directed by your HCP to avoid weight bearing in the arms in Plank Pose, whether forearms based or not, then this course may leave you wanting. You are certainly welcome to skip the arm/shoulder exercises, but they are a significant portion of the 45 exercises that will be shared.
Answer from Mary: This course is appropriate for you and your Mom so long as you don’t overdo it on your end. (And you check with your healthcare providers, of course.) The training series are intended to accommodate a wide range of ability levels. Since our emphasis is on functional, accessible strength training, we include a modifications video for each weekly lesson in the course platform. I will also offer real-time options during each training session as well.
From Mary: There is overlap with some of the exercises and functional movement concepts shared in the Asana Lab series. There are also plenty of differences: different exercises with more resistance band use, more discussions about movement and body training, and training series specific to this course. Also, the format is different. Each weekly lesson includes multiple PDFs, videos, and the like. We’ve also got a course discussion board. For each group training session expect 45-50 minutes of exertion, a brief recovery period, and short check in. We are aiming for a live class feel!
Simply contact us within 24 hours of enrolling, and we'll happily refund you in full.
Lizzie is here to answer your enrollment questions. Please email her directly at email@example.com