(EAST MEREDITH) The West Kortright Centre will host a Franklin Method wellness workshop on Saturday, July 14th, from 10am-1pm. The Franklin Method teaches dynamic alignment and how to move your body with maximum efficiency to keep your body youthful and energized. Using anatomical understanding and awareness along with simple exercises, participants can create lasting positive change in both body and mind.
Certified instructor Damian McCann will provide basic knowledge of the Franklin Method and how to apply these mind/body techniques while engaged in bending, digging, pulling, and carrying. The class will focus on neck, shoulder, and spine health. Participants will leave with some simple daily at-home ball and band exercises to improve movement, flexibility, stability, and strength. A set of balls and band are included in the price of $75 per person ($65 for WKC members). Pre-registration is required and can be done online at westkc.org or by calling (607) 278-5454.
The Franklin Method was founded by Eric Franklin in 1994 and is taught worldwide, including at the Universities of Vienna, Cologne, Karlsruhe, and the Juilliard School in New York. The method is recognized by the health providers in Switzerland and is a regularly highlighted at dance, pilates, yoga, and physiotherapy conferences.
To battle chronic back pain, vacillating depression, and distracting anxiety, Damian McCann studied over a dozen modalities for more than a decade, finally settling on a devotion to understanding energy medicine and bio-mechanics — how our minds work, how our bodies work, and how experiencing their use together awakens us to life's full potential. Now, because of his regular use of the Franklin Method, not only has he healed all his chronic pain and sports injuries, but has found a deep and profound pleasure and love of even the most basic functions of the body, saying “something as simple as breathing or walking, or sitting at a desk can become an opportunity to heal.”
Damian applies the Franklin Method to all his favorite activities—snowboarding, hiking, surfing, martial arts—and has found his skills improving at an incredible rate. After 12 years of extensive training with Eric Franklin, Damian now offers weekly classes in NYC, as well as workshops around the world and leads teacher training classes in the
Franklin Method. His goal is to empower his students with all the necessary tools to feel good in their bodies, minds and lives. Because of the profound changes he has experienced, Damian is compelled to share this awareness with the world. You can find out more about him at damianmccann.com.
The West Kortright Centre is located midway between Oneonta, Delhi, and Stamford. Follow signs from state Route 23 in Davenport Center or state Route 10 east of Delhi. For advance tickets and exact travel directions, visit www.westkc.org.