One Day Workshop

Portland, OR
December 7, 2013

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Saturday, December 7th — 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

7525 N Richmond Ave.

Portland, OR 97203

Instructors: Luther Bryan and Nick Ware
RFT Master Trainer
Director of Research
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This event is open to all ages, abilities, and levels of experience.

The only prerequisite is an interest.

This is a great way to be introduced to Resistance Flexibility.

About Resistance Flexibility

The Genius of Flexibility introduces the Resistance Flexibility™ (RF) training of Bob Cooley. Resistance Flexibility advances and unites physical therapy, yoga, personal training, psychology, traditional Chinese medicine, and Genetic Personality Type theory.

Resistance Flexibility is a unique, hands-on modality used to develop athletes and performers, rehabilitate the severely and ordinarily injured, and help people of all walks of life achieve their goals. Based on an original biomechanical and energetic analysis of the body and personality, RF achieves unprecedented results.

Course Objective

This workshop is designed to introduce participants to the concepts, principles, and practice of RF. This includes basic self stretches, basic assisted stretches, and an introduction to the physiological, psychological, emotional, and spiritual upgrades that RF can facilitate.

This course includes lots of physical activity, but you work at your own pace. Variations are taught for every exercise allowing people of all ages and abilities to fully participate.

Preview of Concepts Covered

This course will teach you new concepts about flexibility such as...

  • Inflexibility is not caused solely by tense muscles, but by the dense fascia and/or scar tissue that has accumulated in and around the muscles.
  • You must continuously resist and contract a muscle while lengthening it in order to exceed the tensile strength of the accumulated dense fascia which results in immediate increases in flexibility and strength.
  • Most of the increases in flexibility occur when the muscle starts in a position where it is as short as possible and then lengthened, not at the end point of the stretch where the muscle is already fully elongated.
  • The flexibility of a muscle is not just limited by its own health and ability, but by the shortening capacity of its balancing muscle group.
  • It is commonly thought that simply weight training a muscle increases its ability to shorten, however, the ability of a muscle to shorten is dependent on its resistance flexibility.
  • Range of motion does not equate to flexibility. True flexibility includes the health of the tissue and the muscle's ability to continuously and fully contract concentrically, eccentrically, and isometrically throughout that range. Extreme range of motion is often an indicator of hyper mobility potentially leading to instability and damage of the joint structures.
  • Stretching is not just a physical activity, but has direct and predictable associations with the physiological, psychological, emotional, and spiritual parts of a person.
  • Stretching is not just a solo activity. Maximal results require the participation of others through assisted stretching.
  • ...and so much more!

Certification Precursor

This is a great workshop to take before attending a certification course, which provides a deeper learning experience.

This event is open to all levels of experience. The only prerequisite is an interest.

This is a great way to be introduced to Resistance Flexibility.

The Genius of Flexibility introduces the Resistance Flexibility™ (RF) training of Bob Cooley, a radical new dimension to yoga, physical therapy, personal training, and athletics.

Adding resistance to traditional stretching transforms the posture and the practitioner. RF is used to transform world-class athletes, performers, and business leaders.

This one-day intensive is designed to introduce students to the concepts, principles, and practice of RF.

The program will include self-stretching, basic assisted stretches, and an introduction to the psychological, emotional, and spiritual upgrades that RF can facilitate for practitioners and their clients.

Balancing muscle groups, a novel system of postural analysis, Traditional Chinese Medicine meridians, and 16 Genetic Personality Types distinguish this work from many others.

RF and the 16 stretches infuse yoga postures with biomechanical accuracy. It is commonly thought that simply weight training a muscle increases its ability to shorten, however, the ability of a muscle to shorten is dependent on its resistance flexibility.

RF focuses on the beginning range to improve range of motion and biomechanics. The stretches are fun and dynamic, and can take all aspects of a yoga practice and the practitioner to their full potential.

We will be taking a one hour break for lunch. Drink plenty of water starting the day before the event so that you are well hydrated. Also, please bring the following:

- One or two yoga mats
- Two towels or blankets
- Drinking water
- Snacks

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7525 N Richmond Ave. Portland, OR 97203