Upcoming Movement Classes & Workshops: by Julie Angel
“12 years ago I started my own journey of reclaiming and re-discovering movement by starting to learn Parkour. I was 35 at the time. I then continued my education by learning about MovNat and a more holistic approach to movement, health and well being. I was scared of everything and have taken baby steps all the way. I am stronger and more able than I could have hoped for and the journey is never over. Health is freedom and movement is health, so feel free and come and move! ” Julie Angel
Outdoor intro to Parkour classes are currently running in:
Southern California: SAN DIEGO
Location: Various outdoor sites including Balboa Park and Mission Bay Park.
Contact Julie @ firstname.lastname@example.org for the weekly times and location.
Methods of Movement are fun and accessible beginner level fitness and movement workshops that will re-introduce you to more natural methods of training and movement styles that are both enjoyable and effective in making you stronger, capable and more resilient in your everyday life. We will use methods learnt from various arts of movement including Parkour,MovNat (a natural movement training system) and Animal Flow for you to improve how you move and feel. We are all able!
You will learn about:
The importance of posture
Efficiency over effectiveness
How to overcome both physical and mental obstacles.
Facing Fears & Embracing Challenge
How to incorporate the various skills into your everyday life.
Who is it for?
Whether you are a busy Mom who wants to be able to keep up and play with her Ninja Warrior loving kids, someone who hasn’t been active for a long while or a regular gym goer, there will be something for you in these workshops that cover a wide range of skills. Turning up is normally the hardest part so once you are there you are going to enjoy the benefits of a supportive learning environment that will be playful, adventurous and adaptive to everyone’s abilities. The focus is on learning efficient techniques, and maintaining quality and longevity across a broad range of movements.
Movement heals both the body and the soul.
Julie has a deep understanding of Parkour after completing the world’s first Parkour themed Ph.D as well as authoring the recently published book Breaking The Jump, that tells the story behind parkour as well as documenting her own movement journey so you’ll be in good hands. You will learn not only the movements but about also the mindset and ideas behind Parkour and how you’ll be able to achieve things you never thought you were capable of.
What to bring?
Come dressed in training gear that you can move comfortably in and are used to. Bring trainers, a drink and possibly a snack for afterwards.
There is a time to train and a time to be social, I’ll be happy to hang around afterwards and chat about the session and some of the ideas presented.
Do I have to be fit already to come to the class?
No. There is something for everyone, everything is scaleable and can be adapted.
Will I be asked to leap off of things?
The priority is to learn techniques that will not only allow you to perform better but that also protect your body. Any leaping you do will be when you feel ready to take that leap.
Will we jump from roof to roof?
No, you’ve picked the wrong trainer and workshop.
What if I havn’t done any sport for the past 20 years?
This is the perfect way to get you connecting back into your mind and body and finding a sustainable and fun way to move again.
What if I’m scared of everything and don’t do any sort of challenging activities?
Then you’ll be right at home as everyone has their own fears and limits to explore. These workshops will teach you how to enjoy being brave again and embracing the mental and physical growth that comes with that.
“Before I met Julie Angel I had heard of Parkour, but really never imagined I could ever do it. To my great delight in my first training session, I accomplished more than I could have dreamed of doing! She made it so easy! I felt safe and yet inspired to move my body. She broke each movement into small achievable steps so that my mind came along and allowed me to move and do things I hadn’t imagined I could do. Her knowledge is so deep and broad that she continually comes up with new ways to move so every session is interesting and exciting.
“I have been a personal trainer for 16 years and have studied with a lot of really great movers. I’ve always wanted to learn Parkour but have been really intimidated because at 35 I felt like this ship has sailed. That was until I was able to train with Julie. Not only does she make it fun but very accessible. Her attention to detail and joy about what she teaches is infectious. When we trained it was fun and engaging so I had no conception of time and the play/workout flew by. It has since been such an influence on my philosophy of training that it is really amazing. Every time I have the chance to train with Julie it’s a no brainer. She is the best.” Jared Tavasolian, Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach, 35 yrs old.
“Julie is a wise and insightful coach. With patient observation combined with years of experience, she guides toward a greater understanding of how to move in tune with your own rhythms and talents. She’s compassionate, inclusive, and fun, but always willing to push her students to their edge of comfort—where all the growth and magic happens. Training with Julie was an absolute gift that is paying off for me, even years later.” Karen Phelps, Writer/Marketing Manager
“I have spent all my life training and teaching martial arts, Yoga and different kinds of movement styles such as MovNat. I am very picky about who I spend my time training with. Julie is an amazing teacher and a delight to be with. I was kind of scared to start Parkour and limiting myself thinking that at 43 I was too old for that. Julie taught me I was wrong and I love the way she teaches. She is kind and precise. Details are everything in Parkour and she mastered the details. Time flies with Julie and I can concretely feel my progress from our sessions. I know you will enjoy her company and way of teaching as I do because she rocks, she is so knowledgeable and fun. Be your own guru and do Parkour.” Chris Tai Melodista co founder and co owner of Be Jaya Reset Rebalance Recover.
“My first attempt at completing the level one certification for Movnat would absolutely not have been possible if it had not been for the encouragement, direction, and drive from Julie Angel. Julie seems to know how to meet you where you are at and give you the guidance and courage you need to try something new in a safe yet challenging way. She also seems to have an uncanny ability to relate to multiple personalities which in my case I’m sure was tough . She wore this cool t-shirt and I had to ask what it was all about. I had no idea what See&Do was and with my background was thinking of the sunny days on the beach with my jetski. Yeah that’s not it. Julie teaches you things through your own eyes so you can “see” then “do”. That is a tricky task and she somehow pulls it off. There were multiple trainers at the program I attended and they all have their strengths. I appreciate all of them. A special thanks to Julie however because at the end of the day she pushed me just enough, encouraged me just enough, and made training super fun to earn my cert. Thanks Julie!” Brian Bristol, Level 1 Movant coach, Mountain Bike enthusiast, Trail Advocate and US Play Ambassador, Wells Fargo Systems QA Analyst
“My first Parkour experience with Julie was in February of 2017. Before taking the class, I was nervous and unsure of my ability to perform the moves. Julie’s calm and sweet personality made me feel safe when I was scared of trying something that looked difficult. She made an intense training session fun and exciting. Julie’s performance and instruction depicts how extremely knowledgeable she is about Parkour. My favorite part about the training was challenging myself in a freestyle, organic way. By the end of the session my confidence in my body and the movements greatly increased. In my past, I have trained in Crossfit, Circuit Training, Yoga and Qigong along with multiple sports and this is one of the best trainings I’ve participated in. I highly recommend Julie’s Parkour class! ” Evan C., Life Coach & Qigong Instructor