Cooley Yoga with Bob Cooley

Cooley Yoga - better flexibility, strength, looks, psychological and emotional development, and grounded spirituality.

Santa Barbara, CA
June 11, 2014


Wednesday, June 11th — 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Pacific Time

@ Yoga Soup

28 Parker Way

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Instructor: Bob Cooley
Founder & President
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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.

It's about time that everyone become more successful in their flexibility and yoga stretches. My discovery that muscles don't stretch by simply elongating them, but that you need to use resistance and tension when stretching, called Resistance Flexibility, results in immediate increases in true flexibility and strength. Based on my biomechanical model of Resistance Flexibility, Cooley Yoga establishes how the principles of balancing and opposing muscle groups are used to produce a great stretch in 16 different types of yoga poses, as well as problem solve for prevention and rehabilitation.

Classes include both self and assisted flexibility and yoga poses so that everyone can learn how not only to do self-stretches but how to also get assists from others to stretch more efficiently and optimally. Many versions of each of the 16 types of stretches can be learned. Use the one version that works best for you now and then use other versions as you become more and more flexible and strong.

In Cooley Yoga classes, the traditional yoga class transforms from a "one teacher" "many students" environment into everyone's intelligence being spoken. In class there are much greater physical demands and results both in self and assisted stretches along with ample time spent learning from everyone's experiences and perspectives.

A revolution in yoga is occurring. The missing link in flexibility and yoga technique has been unveiled — you need to tense and resist the muscles you are stretching — yielding the increases in flexibility and strength that everyone always expected from flexibility and yoga but did not occur, until now.

The hallmark of Cooley Yoga is the experience of predictable concomitant physiological, psychological, emotional, and spiritual upgrades specific to each of the 16 different types of yoga stretches.

Cooley Yoga — better flexibility, strength, looks, psychological and emotional development, and grounded spirituality.

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