Body Young Series | Sada Chalk | 2018


Sada Chalk is a certified STOTT PILATES® and MELT METHOD® Instructor. Personal experience has demonstrated to her that the strengthening and stabilizing techniques offered in the STOTT PILATES® repertoire can help to relieve pain and improve joint function and range of motion. She is certified in Injuries and Special Populations and has attended rehabilitation workshops, specifically with focus on the pelvis and spine. As a MELT instructor she is also able to help increase body awareness, alleviate pain, and increase flexibility by teaching you how to perform some simple self-massage techniques. Sada uses fundamentals of both STOTT PILATES® and MELT together to help find the right amount of postural corrections, muscle strengthening, and active stretching to allow the body to move more efficiently and with less pain.

Learn how to reduce and prevent the aches and pains that come with aging.  Want to be more active without the soreness?  Come learn about the mechanisms that cause injuries in everyday activities and what you can do to prevent them!

Keep Your Body Young Workshop Series
Improving Lifestyle through Dynamic Postural Stability Training

These five workshops will help you build the awareness, stability and strength you need to correct faulty movement patterns by increasing dynamic postural stability in areas that frequently contribute to dysfunctional movement patterns.  The workshops will use STOTT PILATES, ZEN•GA and MELT Method techniques. Workshops can be taken individually, but as a set they will address the whole body.

#1 —Stability from the Floor Up
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
6 – 7 p.m.

The coordination of the ankles, knees and hips is essential.  Lack of hip movement or instability of the ankles can result in overuse of the low back and increased strain on the knees.  Dysfunctional movement patterns can impact activities performed while standing or bending.  In this workshop, we will focus on creating optimal alignment through balanced muscle engagement and transition into stability through challenging ranges of motion.

#2 —Unwinding your Headache
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
6 – 7 p.m.

Headaches can be driven by postural dysfunction especially in the ribs, upper back and neck.  Activities such as sitting or looking down can lead to reduced mobility of the ribs and upper back as well as decreased support for the head.  This may lead to increased neck tension or strain creating patterns of pain which refer to the head region and manifest as headaches.  In this workshop, we will focus on creating mobility and support from the upper back to alleviate strain in the neck.

 #3 —Floor to Ceiling Stability
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
6 – 7 p.m.

The way we bend down and return to standing is a wonderful measure of our stability.  De-conditioning of the leg and hip muscles can cause us to bend excessively at the waist and grip through the muscles in the back of the leg. This may lead to low back pain and dysfunction.  This workshop will address the coordination and muscular balance we require throughout our body to stabilize bending motions.

#4 —The Twist is More Than Just a Dance
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
6 – 7 p.m.

 Twisting is a common cause of injury when there are faulty movement patterns generating too much stress on our joints.  This manifests in several ways including a reduced range of motion or pain with motion.  In this workshop, you will learn how to identify movement imbalances in rotation, and how creating rotational stability will actually improve your overall mobility.


#5 —Saving your Shoulders
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
6 – 7 p.m.

Rotator cuff injuries are often caused by chronic dysfunctional movement patterns, and the shoulder is one of the most complex joints in the body.  Preserving the integrity of the tissues of our rotator cuff requires good distribution of forces through the arm, through the shoulder, through the rib rage and throughout the rest of the body without gripping or locking in the upper body or neck.  This workshop will focus on how to create the stability required in the upper back and shoulder to increase the strength and mobility of the shoulders and arms.



 $30 per workshop or $125 for the 5-workshop series

To register contact Sada Chalk at (503) 784-3526 or