Movement Classes

Dr. Miller's movement classes are more than just a chance to move your body with guided instruction. Her classes are an educational experience in which you learn bits and pieces of anatomy, biomechanics, and functional neurology as it relates to the body parts you are moving in the class. You then take this information and experience it in your body with her guided instruction. Each exercise she teaches has a practical application to every day movements. She encourages discussion throughout, as each class is meant to be a learning opportunity.
Please wear something you can move in and bring your questions! Mats and props are provided.
Upcoming Class Offerings
Optimize Your Gait

​When you're walking, you're in perpetual motion. But, what if you stopped mid-step... Would you be able to balance in that position? Or would you immediately wobble and have to put your foot down? Over time, imbalances in your body interrupt your ability to control the movements related to walking, and instead your body starts to leverage the forward momentum which turns each step into a somewhat controlled fall. If you have difficulty stopping mid-step, that is an indication your body is relying on gravity to walk, and not your muscles. This leads to an increased risk of twisting your ankle and/or tumbling with any misstep. 

In this class I will introduce the foundations of gait and we will practice some alignment principles that should carry over to when you're walking. We will also practice some corrective exercises to mobilize your feet and strengthen your hips to improve your balance and make walking more efficient and easier on your joints.

Class Registration
Class Information
Nuravita, 3rd Floor, 301 W. State St., Ithaca, NY [Google Maps]
Cost: By donation
Duration: 60 minutes
Class Schedule
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM ~ Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM ~ Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
Supple Shoulders

In this class we wi ll break down the movements of the hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders and shoulder blades. You will learn the optimal way to stretch, strengthen and align your upper body to minimize tension in your neck and shoulders.

Class Registration
Class Information
Nuravita, 3rd Floor, 301 W. State St., Ithaca, NY [Google Maps]
Cost: By donation
Duration: 60 minutes
Class Schedule
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM ~ Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM ~ Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
Core Alignment and Strength

Learn optimal alignment of your core musculature and enjoy the benefit of strong, flexible abs while eliminating dysfunction.

This class is for you if you experience weak abdominal muscles, digestive issues, stress incontinence or other pelvic floor ailments.

Class Registration
Class Information
Nuravita, 3rd Floor, 301 W. State St., Ithaca, NY [Google Maps]
Cost: By donation
Duration: 60 minutes
Class Schedule
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM ~ Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM ~ Wednesday, January 15th, 2020