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Restorative Exercise™
What is it?

Created by Biomechanist Katy Bowman, Restorative Exercise™  is a full body movement program utilizing specific exercises to restore proper alignment, increase cellular regeneration, and decrease inflammation. Restorative Exercise™ students actively learn alignment and movement form that is biomechanically based and unhindered by cultural influence or fad. With better body mechanics, you can remain healthfully active while avoiding the accumulative joint damage that can occur with many popular and heavily marketed workout fads. 


Who needs it? 

Most of us were never taught how our bodies should align, how to load our bodies properly, or how to reduce joint friction. Most of us were never taught how body tissue is kept nourished at the cellular level through movement, and that disease can creep in from lack of movement. If you lived before the 20th century, you were probably moving all day and not giving the mechanics of the body much thought. But we now live in a culture that sits for most of the day, experiences constant stress, and has replaced all day full body movement with intense bouts of exercise.  Statistics show many of us will have either a degenerative spine, osteoarthritic knees and hips, osteoporosis, and/or stress incontinence at some point in our lives. While these issues are commonly associated with aging in our culture, they are NOT common to the human population worldwide.


Since none of us were given an owner's manual, and what's become normal in our cultural is betraying us, I believe everyone will benefit from learning how to best align and operate their human machine optimally.


Some common issues that might have a correlation with alignment and movement mechanics:



  • Stiffness
  • Joint pain
  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative Spine
  • Low Bone Density, Osteoporosis 
  • Diastasis Recti
  • Hernias
  • High blood pressure
  • Stress incontinence
  • Prolapse
  • Foot disorders
  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency
  • Poor Proprioception