Yoga Tune Up® is a therapeutic yoga-inspired class that eases pain, improves posture and enhances performance using a unique blend of yoga, pranayama, corrective exercise, self-massage (self-myofascial release/SMR) and other techniques for physiological down regulation. It is a challenging yet accessible practice that attracts students of all ages and body types. YTU benefits all movement practices you do—yoga, running, hiking and especially, the movements of your daily life. It is a wonderful self-care practice that offers easy tools for bringing calm to your life and balancing your mind.
Gwen’s Yoga Tune Up® classes incorporate awareness and self-study; an understanding of human movement; a fascination for fascia; insight into the physiological and energetic effects of breath (pranayama); a commitment to self-care; and a mindset that encompasses holistic wellbeing. Gwen tends to draw smart students who enjoy learning about the amazing vehicles they inhabit. YTU classes enliven and enhance their proprioception, the ability to sense positioning in space, and the use of Sankalpa, a short, positive statement of intention or resolve, connects students to deeper parts of themselves. Yoga Tune Up® is a comprehensive self-care class.
Gwen is friends with Jill Miller, the creator of Yoga Tune Up® who is a long-time yogi who is a pioneer in forging relevant links between the worlds of yoga, fitness, massage and pain management. When Gwen can, she assists Jill at workshops and trainings, most recently at 2019 SYTAR in Newport Beach.
Yoga Tune Up® teachers are yoga instructors, Pilates instructors, massage therapists, physical and occupational therapists, and psychotherapists. Over the last five years Crossfit coaches and other fitness professionals have joined the ranks, as they have recognized the need for teaching mobility in their weight-loaded practices. No matter the specialty or initial training, each YTU teacher gravitated to this intelligent, embodied practice because it speaks to desires to move well and feel good and to share that wellbeing with our students.
"I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it." ~ Pablo Picasso